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 22 rural holiday cottages in Dorset

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

7 nights from £529

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 £529

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £442

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


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French windows opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three sing...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £442

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family room (the beds...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £546

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.


This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast ...

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

7 nights from £546

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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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

7 nights from £561

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 £561

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £726

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


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £726

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1411

6 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


Buddlewall is an historic east Devon farmhouse, in a beautiful hidden rural setting, a short drive inland from the spectacular World Heritage east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1411

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794


These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £830


West Hembury Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a walker's paradise. Just four miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, and a short drive to the Wo...

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £830

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