Cottages for a short break

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.

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A short break can be all you need to refresh your soul and blow away a few cobwebs. For a few days away on a special occasion, or a last minute 'need to get out of here' getaway mid-week, we've many a soul-reviving retreat for you to enjoy at reduced rates. In a climate where spring and autumn can feel like summer in disguise, a weekend break can be sooner than you think.

 

Spring and Autumn Breaks

Enjoy a peaceful pace as summer crowds fade away, while soaking up the milder climate the South West offers. Get away from it all and spend three or four days surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and enjoy your well-deserved time off.

 

Summer Holidays

Offering sunny skies, a warm sun, the gentle sea breeze on the coast and open expanses of moorland to explore, summer in the South West is the stuff that dreams are made of.

 

Christmas Escapes

For fun with all the family or just two of you, why not break up the madness of Christmas and take some time out with a short break in the South west. We have a number of beautiful holiday homes that will leave you totally enchanted at this festive time of year.

 

New Year Breaks

Make this New Year one to remember; escape from it all to a rural hideaway or find a cottage in the heart of a community, and enjoy with friends and family. See in the New Year your way.

 

Winter Holidays

With the warm oceanic climate keeping the South West warmer than the rest of the country, a winter escape is always an option. Wrap up warm and wander across empty beaches and the countryside. Watch a storm passing by while sitting in front of a roaring fire. This time of year can offer something for everyone. Dog restrictions have also been lifted off many beaches, so you can bring your four-legged friend along too.

 

We have self-catering accommodation only a short drive away, for that much needed time off. 

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We have 776 self-catering cottages in the UK available for a Short Break

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  • Rosemary Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 4.7 miles SE of Crantock
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Crantock, North Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £210 - £576
    Tucked away in the rural hamlet of Trevilson, only a few miles inland from north Cornwall’s breathtaking coastline, this delightful little cottage is the perfect bijou bolthole ...
     
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    Rosemary Cottage (3750)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 7 Lind Court - Holiday Cottage - Ryde
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Ryde.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £219 - £357
    7 Lind Court is a cosy, first floor apartment situated in the seaside town of Ryde and is ideal for a couple looking for a holiday on the Island without the cost of the car ferry. ...
     
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    7 Lind Court (3567)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Battenburg Studio - Holiday Cottage - Shanklin
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £230 - £585
    This contemporary studio apartment enjoys a great location in Shanklin. With modern decor and open plan living, it makes a cosy retreat for a couple looking for a coastal break. ...
     
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    The Battenburg Studio (3664)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Beatrice Studio - Holiday Cottage - Shanklin
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £230 - £585
    Located on the first floor of Shanklin Villa, a lovely Victorian property, this small studio apartment packs a punch despite its size. Enjoying beautiful sea views from its ...
     
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    The Beatrice Studio (3666)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • West Flatlet - Holiday Cottage - Seaview
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £240 - £400
    West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable flat sits at the heart ...
     
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    West Flatlet (3692)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Bay Retreat - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles SW of Falmouth
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £257 - £520
    This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes ...
     
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    Bay Retreat (3227)
    Sleeps 2
  • Miller’s Rest - Holiday Cottage - 4.8 miles NW of Tavistock
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £259 - £489
    The tiny hamlet of Quither is found on the edge of Dartmoor and there are gorgeous views from the private garden of this cosy little single-storey cottage, located at the bottom ...
     
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    Miller’s Rest (2016)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 35 Seaview Bay - Holiday Cottage - Seaview
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    1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £260 - £485
    35 Seaview Bay is a light and airy top floor apartment of a seafront development offering beautiful views of the Solent from a small, private balcony so don't forget your ...
     
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    35 Seaview Bay (3551)
    Sleeps 2
  • Mariners Cove - Holiday Cottage - Bembridge
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    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £260 - £449
    This charming one bedroom apartment forms part of a country house, set around a shared Spanish-style courtyard, just outside the bustling village of Bembridge. You can enjoy the ...
     
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    Mariners Cove (3628)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Bona-Vista - Holiday Cottage - Cadgwith
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    3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Cadgwith, Cornwall.
    Sleeps 6 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £262 - £1041 *
    Picturesque Cadgwith Cove's friendly pub is just a mile down the (steep!) hill from the quiet little village of Ruan Minor – where semi-detached Bona-Vista lies within an easy ...
     
    * Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 7 Jan and 25 Mar, 4 Nov and 9 Dec. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.
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    Bona-Vista (2650)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
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