Enjoy Our Rural Cottage Retreats in Dorset

Put the breaks on the rush of every day life and take some time for yourself. A rural retreat in Dorset gives you the time for reflection and some much needed TLC. Pick the holiday of your dreams and soak in the sights and fresh, clean air. Once you've arrived at your perfect cottage, enjoy total comfort in your very own home from home. A country getaway in Dorset can't be beaten. Read more

For an escape to the country, Dorset is at the top of the list. Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and the Old Harry Rocks are just the first things that come to mind, and there is plenty more to explore. With Dorset's naturally jaw-dropping aesthetics and with so much to see and do, you might be wondering what could make your holiday even better.

At Classic Cottages, we understand the importance of excellent accommodation to send your holiday from ordinary into the realms of fantastic. Every single one of our luxury rural retreats is personally inspected and fully equipped so that your self catering experience is the best possible. All that's left for you to do? Relax and enjoy.

Select from 23 rural holiday cottages in Dorset

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

7 nights from £314

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

7 nights from £314

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £314

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


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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £314

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £316

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in lo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £316

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

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


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £322

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

7 nights from £330

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the Owners' home, (who may not be resident...

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

7 nights from £330

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  • 30% off

    2 Aug 2019 - 9 Aug 2019

    £725.00 £507.50

  • 20% off

    23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

    £725.00 £580.00

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £357

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £357

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £394

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 £394

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

7 nights from £398

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 £398

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  • 20% off

    26 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019

    £915.00 £732.00

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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

7 nights from £407

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 £407

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  • 20% off

    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £977.28 £781.60

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £437

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 £437

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