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Cottages for a short break

A little getaway needn't be as far off as you'd think, when you consider a self-catering cottage for a short break.

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If you’re looking for a mid-week break or long weekend getaway, we have plenty of gorgeous self-catering cottages that will satisfy your every need. From beautiful coastal cottages to luxury country retreats, that well-deserved short break will finally be yours.

 

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

25 March 2015 to 7 July 2015

2 September 2015 to 10 November 2015

Spring and Autumn are two seasons perfect for enjoying a getaway in The West Country. The weather maintains a pleasant ambience and the summer crowds are dispersed. Restrictions on dog-friendly beaches usually run from Easter to October, so there is still time to book yourself and your pooch into a dog-friendly cottage and make the most of the beautiful empty beaches.

 

Summer Short Breaks

1 July 2015 to 8 September 2015

Summer is a wonderful time to escape to The West Country for three or four days. Sunshine, blue skies, rolling green countryside and azure waters. A quick escape down here and you’ll leave feeling totally revived.

 

Christmas Short Breaks

Available to book from 1 November, Christmas breaks are full of magic and charm. Enjoy this festive time of year in a luxury cottage and soak up the atmosphere. 

 

New Year Short Breaks

Bookings for New Year’s Eve breaks are generally taken from 1 November, but can be taken as early as 1 October at the Owner’s discretion if you’re really eager. This is always a fantastic time of year, with celebrations being held all over the South-West. Come on down and be totally enchanted.

 

Winter Short Breaks

7 January 2015 to 31 March 2015

4 November 2015 to 22 December 2015

Winter in the West Country is truly sublime; frost-tinged landscapes, beautifully crisp air and the occasional storm to keep you pinned to the windows. Most beaches are dog-friendly at this time of year too, so you can celebrate with all the family. With so much to see and explore, the possibilities for your perfect escape are endless.

In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

The prices for short breaks are worked out as follows:

2 nights - 60% of the weekly rent

3 nights - 70% of the weekly rent

4 nights - 75% of the weekly rent

5 nights - 80% of the weekly rent

6 nights - 90% of the weekly rent 

For holidays beginning on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, the rent of the following Saturday applies. For those beginning on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, the rent for the previous Saturday applies.

We have 491 holiday cottages just waiting for you to discover, don’t miss out!

 

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491 cottages for a Short Break
 
  • The Old Stable - Holiday Cottage - 2.7 miles S of Helston
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.
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    Regret no pets
    The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...
     
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    The Old Stable (1901)
    Sleeps 2
  • Topsails - Holiday Cottage - Beer
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    1 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Beer, South Devon.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Topsails is a welcoming bolthole a stone's throw from the unspoilt pebbled beach at Beer, a traditional fishing village in a sheltered bay on the beautiful east Devon World ...
     
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    Topsails (2226)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Workshop - Holiday Cottage - 5.7 miles NW of Falmouth
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    1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Regret no pets
    This delectably simple little pied-a-terre, set midway between both coasts, makes an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The private south-facing garden, with its handy shed for ...
     
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    The Workshop (2245)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Snug - Holiday Cottage - 6.9 miles NW of Fowey
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no pets
    The whitewashed walls, crystal chandeliers, sumptuous linens and lovely artwork in The Snug combine with vintage finds and beautiful soft furnishings to prove beyond doubt that ...
     
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    The Snug (2284)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Queen’s Quarters - Holiday Cottage - Penzance
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    | 2435

     
    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    The Queen’s Quarters is set at the rear of the hotel. The apartment has a separate kitchen, a large comfortable sitting/dining-room and a double bedroom. This is an ideal place to ...
     
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    The Queen’s Quarters (2435)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Ostler's Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 1.3 miles NW of Beaworthy
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Ostler’s Cottage is a delightful retreat for two in a stunning area of north Devon which boasts unique landscapes and heritage. Found down an unmade lane, this charming terraced ...
     
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    Ostler's Cottage (2453)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Apple Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 8.4 miles N of Lyme Regis
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage near Lyme Regis.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Apple Cottage is a delightful little hideaway for two. Bright and welcoming, the open plan living space has a stable-door opening out onto a little patio. Floor to ceiling windows ...
     
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    Apple Cottage (2506)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Munnings Studio - Holiday Cottage - Lamorna Cove
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    Cosy and all on one level, the open plan living area in Munnings Studio has a modern kitchen, dining-table and a comfortable sofa facing the wall-mounted plasma television. The ...
     
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    Munnings Studio (2510)
    Sleeps 2
  • Creenagh’s Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 7 miles NW of Dulverton
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    Knighton Farm is in a magical setting, tucked into a sheltered valley yet surrounded by the dramatic scenery and wide open space of Exmoor. This sheltered traditional farmstead ...
     
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    Creenagh’s Cottage (2554)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Forda Hayloft - Holiday Cottage - 5.6 miles NW of Tavistock
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight: think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming ...
     
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    Forda Hayloft (1008)
    Sleeps 2
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