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 8 cottages in Dorset for May half term

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £532

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £532

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

7 nights from £565

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the Owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

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

7 nights from £565

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

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

7 nights from £649

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 £649

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £730

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Cattistock 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 £730

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

7 nights from £732

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 £732

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

7 nights from £783

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 £783

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

7 nights from £941

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 £941

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

7 nights from £1051

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 £1051

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