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 31 rural holiday cottages in Dorset

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

7 nights from £745

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

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

7 nights from £745

  • 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 £414

Cedar Lodge

4014

2 bedroom, rural dog friendly 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 £414

  • 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

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 £424

The Old Coach House

1386

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house can be found in the rural Dorset countryside, within easy reach of the stunning coastlines of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. ...

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

7 nights from £424

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

7 nights from £473

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

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

7 nights from £473

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

7 nights from £496 *

Sturthill Stable

2829

3 bedroom, dog friendly barn conversion set within a working farm 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 £496 *

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

7 nights from £510

Dairyman’s Cottage

2094

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hatts Farm is a working farm set in 150 acres on the picturesque Dorset and Wiltshire border. Dairyman's Cottage is a traditio...

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

7 nights from £510

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

7 nights from £541

Rectory Cottage

4795

2 bedroom cottage, near Bridport, Dorset.


Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull in to the driveway you will lov...

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

7 nights from £541

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

7 nights from £564

Barbridge Cottage

1805

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Nestling in a picturesque valley a fifteen minute drive from the Jurassic Coast, Barbridge Cottage is close to beaches, walks, fossil hunting, country houses, gardens and lovely pu...

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

7 nights from £564

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