October Breaks in Dorset

Great weather often hangs around until well into October in Dorset, so to celebrate the final flourishes of summer properly why not book a luxury self-catering cottage? Snugly one-bed retreat in a charming town, romantic hideaway with amazing sea views, or cottage in the country with space for all the gang, we'll help you pave the way to the holiday of your dreams this October. 

For a truly romantic getaway, browse through our list of cottages with hot tubs available this October. Spend your days exploring and soaking in the last of the summer rays, and then when you've had your fill return to your home-from-home and hop into a bubbling hot tub. Or how about a family-friendly cottage, perfect for little kids and big kids alike? October is a great time of year for families to make the most of all that Dorset has to offer with half term around the corner and lots of spook-tacular celebrations taking place ahead of Halloween. If you would like to revel in some peace and quiet, we have plenty of secluded cottages, offering lots of privacy and plenty of space for some quality R&R. At Classic Cottages, we pride ourselves on marketing the finest self-catering cottages around, handpicking and personally inspecting each one. Find your favourite today. 

Pick from 31 cottages in Dorset this October

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel court...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £336 - £394

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £336 - £394

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1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £398 - £509

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £476 - £558

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or sma...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £408 - £522

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £413 - £529

Dog friendly glamping in a safari tent for four persons near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Enjoy a holiday with a difference, relax under canvas and soak up the peace and tranquility of the rolling Dorset countryside, with luxury en suite facilities, glamping style. Blac...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £414 - £581

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious brig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £419 - £589

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2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £421 - £539

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes yo...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £466 - £597

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