Cottages for the School Summer Holidays in Dorset

Take the children on holiday or invite the whole family along for a slice of summer action. Our self-catering holiday cottages come in all shapes and sizes for the school summer holidays. Pick your favourite now and get ready to make magical memories. We currently have 38 luxury retreats available for you to choose from. Find your favourite now.Read more

Hunt for fossils along the stunning Jurassic Coast, tuck into a delicious afternoon tea in a cool cafe sourced with local goods, stroll along the coast path or head inland and take up one of the many cycling routes, the choices are boundless. With as many opportunities to relax with the kids as there are to explore, you can piece together your own perfect Dorset experience. Book yourself a self-catering haven to return to at the end of the day and leave feeling refreshed and revived.  

School Summer Holiday Homes in Dorset

What's better than spending your school summer holiday in Dorset surrounded by the ones you love most? Spending your school summer holiday in Dorset surrounded by the ones you love most in a luxury private retreat. At Classic Cottages, we have a wide range in family-friendly holiday cottages, varied in nature and consistent in quality.

To make sure only the best properties make it onto our books, we personally inspect each one. Equipped with a complete inventory, our cottages provide you with an idyllic home-from-home where you can relax as soon as you open the door. Find one to suit you and your family this summer and browse our selection of 38 available cottages in Dorset now. 

Browse from 38 school summer holiday retreats in Dorset

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £620

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 £620

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £620

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £620

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

7 nights from £631

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 £631

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

7 nights from £645

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 £645

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £665

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


Imagine life in a tranquil Dorset village and Ivy Cottage is just the sort of place you may picture in your mind. Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cot...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £665

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £677

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

7 nights from £677

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

7 nights from £714

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

7 nights from £714

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

7 nights from £808

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 £808

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

7 nights from £661

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

7 nights from £661

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

7 nights from £675

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 £675

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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