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 35 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 35 available cottages in Dorset now. 

Browse from 35 school summer holiday retreats in Dorset

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

7 nights from £846

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 £846

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £730.28 £584.22

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £865

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 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £865

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

7 nights from £870

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 £870

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £913

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage in Tolpuddle, Dorset.


This very pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Wi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £913

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £915

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


You will be completely spoilt for choice in this stunning part of Dorset – along the Jurassic Coast and within very easy reach are Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with their famous c...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £915

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £939

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine spending a week in a fabulous former dairyman’s cottage with all mod-cons! This very stylishly furnished, yet quirky, semi-detached cottage is in the village of Morcombelak...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £939

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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £975

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme, an extremel...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £975

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1053

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


Situated in the popular Dorset village of Corfe Castle, on the Studland peninsula, close to the coast, this Grade II Listed picture-book cottage enjoys views of the spectacular Nat...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1053

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  • 20% off

    27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

    £782.41 £625.60

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

7 nights from £1166

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.


Avon Beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the pl...

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

7 nights from £1166

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

7 nights from £1074

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 £1074

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