Dorset Cottages Available for May Half Term

With temperatures warming, long daylight hours and a dazzling sun in the sky, it can mean only one thing: summer is coming. Make the most of your May half term and head to Dorset to luxuriate in your own private self-catering cottage. Gather your troops, pack your bags and hop in the car; the holiday of a lifetime is ready and waiting. Read more

If you've got children in tow, why not book yourselves into a luxury self-catering cottage this May half term? From babies to young children to teenagers, our portfolio includes properties of a wide variety and consistent quality. Pick a cottage with a private swimming pool, or find one with a games room; kids will find plenty to entertain themselves with whilst mum and dad sit back and relax.

However you want to plan your dream retreat, we'll help you to find your perfect place. From one-bed cottages for solo retreats to big family-friendly home-from-homes, let your imagination soar as you pour through our selection of available cottages in Dorset.

Cottages for May Half Term in Dorset

At Classic Cottages we pride ourselves on marketing only the finest quality self-catering cottages in Dorset. All of our cottages are personally inspected to meet exacting standards; carefully selected and fully equipped so that you can spend the holiday of a lifetime without worrying about a thing. 

Stay in one of our 16 cottages in Dorset for May half term

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £482

1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £482

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £501

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 £501

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £506

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 £506

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

7 nights from £525

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 £525

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

7 nights from £585

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

7 nights from £585

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

7 nights from £588

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 £588

Our guests rate us 4.8/5 on Feefo, the independent review site.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £623

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


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House and neighbouring property Lottie's Loft (2565) both hidden gems just a short driv...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £623

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

7 nights from £711

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 £711

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