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Dorset Cottages for October Half-Term
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)
The Old Shop Bourton (46774)

The Old Shop Bourton

Shaftesbury (7.5mls NW), Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1

Single-storey former-village shop, with some attractive original features coupled with contemporary styling to create a wonderfully relaxing retreat for two in the Dorset village of Bourton.

Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)
Overshot (42370)

Overshot

Beaminster (6mls NW), Somerset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

Attractive barn conversion property, an ideal couple’s retreat located on the owner’s non-working farm in South Somerset, within easy reach of numerous beaches.

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)
Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage (WAGCO)

Bowden Farm Wagon Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

Characterful country cottage right in the heart of Dorset, perfect for couples’ getaways. Stunning landscape views along with quaint market villages right on your doorstep.

Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)
Pitchback (42367)

Pitchback

Beaminster (6mls NW), Somerset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

Ideal couple’s getaway in an attractive barn conversion on the owner’s non-working farm in the Somerset countryside, less than a half-an-hour drive from the stunning beaches of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)
Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage (COBCO)

Bowden Farm Cobble Cottage

Shaftesbury (5.5mls W), Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1

One of three barn conversion properties situated in a rural location on the owners, 13 acres of land, just a short drive from the picturesque town of Shaftesbury in North Dorset.

Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)
Winyards Gap (WINYA)

Winyards Gap

Beaminster (2.5mls N), Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

This delightful renovated apartment is situated within the quiet grounds of a family owned pub, renowned for producing quality locally sourced dishes and local ales, which is a popular destination for families.

Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)
Worth Matravers Studio (IC176)

Worth Matravers Studio

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 2

Light-filled contemporary cottage, situated in the extension of a traditional Purbeck cottage, offering sleek and stylish accommodation for two guests, just a mile from Dorset’s stunning Jurassic Coast.

Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)
Beehive Cottage - Eype (57161)

Beehive Cottage - Eype

Eype, Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

Cosy, bijou cottage tucked within a tranquil coastal village in the verdant countryside of West Dorset. Close to Bridport and with beautiful views it’s the perfect base for a romantic break.

Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)
Highland Cottage (IC062)

Highland Cottage

Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 1

Perfect for a couple wanting to explore the wonderful coast and beautiful countryside, this lovely and cosy rural stone cottage lies in a tranquil hamlet in the heart of the picturesque Purbeck Hills.

Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)
Hyde Cottage (HYDEC)

Hyde Cottage

Yeovil (4mls S), Somerset

people 2
hotel 1
1

This 17th century hideaway offers the perfect blend of original charm and modern airiness.

East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)
East Rew - Little Barn (EREWB)

East Rew - Little Barn

Dorchester (5.5mls E), Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1

Beautifully converted to make use of every inch, this charming cottage offers a rural hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)
Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House (TOLDC)

Sturminster Newtons Old Coach House

Sturminster Newton, Dorset

people 2
hotel 1
1
pets 2

Pretty, former coach house with spacious gardens, located close to the town centre of Sturminster Newton, an attractive market town situated on the River Stour in North Dorset.

Dorset is a fantastic place to spend your holidays, great for adventure and relaxation. In the run-up to Halloween, whet your appetite by visiting the many heritage sites in the region for a chance to delve into Dorset’s spooky past. You could follow the Lawrence of Arabia Trail past Bovington’s Tank Museum to Lawrence’s home at Cloud Hill or stop by the magnificent Lulworth Castle and Park and explore its ancient woodland.

Why spend October Half-term in Dorset?

With endless possibilities for those on their holidays, this region is perfect for big groups, couples or families to enjoy. Go venturing into the chalk hills or down into clay valleys. For true explorers, the spectacular Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unmissable element to any trip.

Things to do at October Half-term in Dorset:

Discover a wide range of great attractions and entertainment throughout the region. Visit the Jurassic Skyline, Adventure Wonderland or Monkey World Rescue Centre. For a bit of heritage and intrigue drop by the unusual Winterbourne Poor Lot Barrows, the Nine Stones Circle or the ruins at Corfe Castle.

Why stay in a Dorset cottage at October Half-term?

With a wide range of lovely holiday homes on offer, we can provide the perfect base for you to take in this fantastic part of the UK. Stay on the coast or in the hills, there are plenty of wonderful places to stay. Our stunning collection of cottages in Dorset, whether you're looking for romantic cottages or cottages with hot tubs, are ideal for the perfect getaway.

Three must see things in Dorset at October Half-term:

  • Take the kids along to Bournemouth’s waterfront Oceanarium then enjoy a coffee and cake along the front.
  • Stop by the Nothe Fort in Weymouth and take a trip across to the Isle of Portland.
  • Walk in the footsteps of poet Thomas Hardy by visiting his cottage in Dorchester.
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