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. Read more

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 38 cottages in Dorset this October

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

7 nights from £453

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design downstairs,...

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

7 nights from £453

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  • 20% off

    26 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019

    £915.00 £732.00

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

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

7 nights from £453

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

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

7 nights from £453

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

7 nights from £471

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

7 nights from £471

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  • 10% off

    16 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019

    £827.00 £744.30

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

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

7 nights from £473

2 bedroom, dog friendly 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

7 nights from £473

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  • 15% off

    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £977.28 £830.45

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £508

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House and neighbouring property Lottie's Loft (2565) both hidden gems just a short driv...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £508

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

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


Imagine life in a tranquil Dorset village and Ivy Cottage is just the sort of place you may picture in your mind. Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cot...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £519 *

3 bedroom self catering cottage in rural Dorset.


Meadows Barn is on the edge of the tranquil Dorset village of Halstock, with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, ideal for a family holiday or a great base for fri...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £519 *

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  • 20% off

    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £1339.20 £1071.36

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

7 nights from £522

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

7 nights from £522

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £522 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £522 *

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