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 27 rural holiday cottages in Dorset

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

7 nights from £323

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

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 £323

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

7 nights from £325

The Dairy

2663

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 doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

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

7 nights from £325

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

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

7 nights from £325

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £325

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

7 nights from £330

The Stables

1965

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 Owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

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

7 nights from £330

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £338

Badgers Cottage

3014

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 £338

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £387

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £387

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

7 nights from £389

Old Sandpitts Cottage

4504

2 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Tucked away down its own private track, this picture-perfect thatched cottage is a little gem. Surrounded by its own private garden, the cottage is very peaceful and offers space f...

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

7 nights from £389

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £406

Cedar Lodge

4014

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 create a very sociable space for a couple or smal...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £406

Our guests rate us 4.8/5 on Feefo, the independent review site.

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

7 nights from £415

Celtic Blessing

2256

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 £415

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

7 nights from £416

The Old Coach House

1386

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


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

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

7 nights from £416

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