School Summer Holiday Cottages in Dorset

Find your perfect holiday cottage in Dorset to break up the six weeks of school summer holidays.

The school holidays are finally here! Now, what to do with them? A whole six weeks of entertaining the children on top of everything else can be a struggle, so why not escape for a week or two by heading west. Leave the children with the grandparents for a romantic break away to recharge your batteries, or take advantage of some true family time and have a holiday to remember in a holiday cottage. 

Granny and Grandpa can come along and relax (and maybe keep an eye on the kids so you can have a quiet dinner out for once?). Or bring your friends and their family for one big fun experience in either a large manor house or two separate cottages side by side. Holiday near the sea for bucket and spade beach days, or stay further in land to enjoy panoramic hilltop views and dog walking havens – the moors are a great place to holiday if you want to bring your four-legged friend.

Whatever you are looking for in a summer break, choose the flexibility a holiday cottage in Dorset will give you. 

We have 41 self catering cottages for the summer holidays in Dorset.

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

Price per week £798 - £897

  • 20% off

    19 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018

    £390.20 £312.00

  • 20% off

    26 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018

    £390.20 £312.00

2 bedroom, rural 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 bright ...

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

Price per week £808 - £998

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


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House is a hidden gem just a short drive inland from the famous Jurassic Coast. This de...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £867 - £1070

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

Price per week £879 - £897

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


This cosy cottage snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportunity to escape from it all and slow the pace of life. All on one level an...

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

Price per week £917 - £975

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


Lynchet Lodge is a gorgeous open plan cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped to provide all that you need for a relaxing holiday in rural Dorset. The open plan kitchen/dining/...

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

Price per week £917 - £975

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

Price per week £1060 - £1191

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

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

Price per week £822 - £839

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

Price per week £886 - £995

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

Price per week £968 - £1195

  • 20% off

    19 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018

    £478.00 £382.40

  • 20% off

    26 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018

    £478.00 £382.40

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