The Half Term in October is very popular with those who still want a sunny holiday but who prefer a quieter, laid back time of year.  September and October is a time for those who enjoy the warmth of a stroll through autumnal woodland but who also enjoy cuddling up in front of an open fire in the evening.

You can book some exceptional properties, but book early as we are always fully booked for this week. Dorset attractions will still be open and of course you can still enjoy the countryside, we are the only county without a motorway and  the coastline boasts World Heritage Site Status with over 40 beaches to enjoy.   A wealth of attractions run special events over the half term holidays, including the The Sealife Centre, Monkey World and Kingston Lacey. Popular activities include Dorset walks, photography, cycling, sailing and horseriding on the beach. Take time to enjoy some local fayre in some of the best pubs and restaurants to be found.

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Bronte Cottage
Wareham
4.8/5
3 Bedrooms. Bronte Cottage is a charming holiday cottage in Wareham, hidden away in a fabulous location a few strides from Wareham Quay and the river Frome.
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18th - 25th October  £820.75
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Wye Knot
Swanage
4.6/5
A delightful ground floor apartment with private garden is perfectly placed for a family's getaway, within easy access to Swanage beach and town attractions.
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19th - 26th October  £799.75
19th October - 2nd November  £1,549.50
26th October - 2nd November  £799.75
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Lizards Rest
Swanage
4.6/5
4 bedrooms. A great base and comfortable family home. This substantial detached holiday home offers ample accommodation for the extended family in a seaside location. Lizards Rest is the perfect choice for accommodation for large groups in Swanage.
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19th - 26th October  £1,288.00
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Seacombe
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
Nestled in the sleepy village of Langton Matravers proudly stands Seacombe, an exquisite 4 bedroom family home. This stunning link detached home could easily be the set to a photoshoot for Country Living magazine. Furnished with high quality new furniture, sumptuous duck down quilts, crisp white linen and beds so comfortable you will struggle to leave them, Seacombe is the holiday home you've been searching for. ?
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26th October - 2nd November  £1,429.75
19th - 26th October  £1,429.75
19th October - 2nd November  £2,809.50
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Coastguard Cottage
Worth Matravers
4.6/5
A lovely semi-detached cottage in the much sought after village of Worth Matravers, within walking distance of the Jurassic Coast.
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25th October - 1st November  £988.75
18th October - 1st November  £1,927.50
18th - 25th October  £988.75
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Elizabeth Cottage
Lulworth Cove, Dorset.
5/5
2 bed chocolate box thatched cottage. Ideal for a romantic break by the sea. Just a short walk to Lulworth Cove.
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18th - 25th October  £778.75
25th October - 1st November  £778.75
18th October - 1st November  £1,507.50
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Sea Reach
Swanage
4.9/5
2 Bedrooms. We are delighted to introduce Sea Reach, this spacious and modern ground floor apartment is in a prime holiday hotspot, just 3/4 minutes’ walk from the beach.
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18th - 25th October  £621.25
25th October - 1st November  £621.25
25th October - 2nd November  £715.50
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Beach Approach
Swanage
4.8/5
Settle into a lovely family holiday at Beach Approach. A two bedroom ground floor apartment. A flat walk will take you to Swanage beach and High Street, which is lined with cute cafés, boutiques, and fine restaurants. Beach Approach is perfect for families with top sights in easy reach: Swanage Railway is just a two minute stroll away; take a trip down memory lane on the vintage steam engine to the historic village of Corfe Castle.
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26th October - 2nd November  £710.50
19th October - 2nd November  £1,371.00
19th - 26th October  £710.50
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Froxfield Cottage
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
3 Bedrooms. Froxfield Cottage is a cosy renovated quarryman’s cottage built in the 1850’s, sympathetically decorated in a mix of contemporary and traditional style.
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25th October - 1st November  £883.75
25th October - 2nd November  £1,001.25
18th October - 1st November  £1,717.50
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The Old Butcher’s Cottage
Corfe Castle, Wareham
4.9/5
The Old Butcher’s Cottage is bursting with character. Recently renovated throughout, this high spec property is the hideaway you’ve been searching for. Luxurious furnishings and exquisite linens adorn the bedrooms, living area and kitchen, providing stunning accommodation that the whole family will remember. Parties of all kinds can enjoy home cooked meals in the large open plan kitchen-lounge area and gather around the dining table for drinks or a board game.
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26th October - 2nd November  £1,219.75
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3 Puddledock Cottage
Sutton Poyntz, Nr Weymouth
5/5
Enjoy soaking up the Dorset sunshine in this newly renovated countryside cottage, tucked away in the quiet village of Sutton Poyntz. 3 Puddledock Cottages is within a close proximity of Weymouth beach and local activities.
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18th - 25th October  £995.00 £763.75
25th October - 2nd November  £1,093.57 £842.68
25th October - 1st November  £995.00 £763.75
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The Hollies
Nr Lulworth
5/5
A boutique, single storey holiday home, which overlooks open countryside, on a quiet country lane - just a couple of miles from Lulworth Cove.
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25th October - 1st November  £1,019.31 £880.56
18th - 25th October  £1,019.31 £880.56
18th October - 1st November  £1,983.62 £1,706.12
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