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 859 self-catering cottages in the UK available for a Short Break

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  • Little Tremore Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 4.8 miles SW of Newport
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Newport, Isle of Wight
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £165 - £695
    Little Tremore Cottage is a charming annexe situated in the historic village of Shorwell, surrounded by peaceful and idyllic countryside; this is the place to be for a romantic, ...
     
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    Little Tremore Cottage (3926)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Little Dorritt - Holiday Cottage - Sennen
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Sennen, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £209 - £522
    This cosy dwelling lies opposite the steep path which winds its way down to picturesque Sennen Cove, its harbour and renowned surfing beach. Set in Mayon, a small hamlet high ...
     
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    Little Dorritt (2626)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • 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 - £600
    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, Isle of Wight
    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
  • Berryl Mead View - Holiday Cottage - 2.7 miles W of Ventnor
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    2 bedroom self catering cottage near Ventnor, Isle of Wight
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £220 - £525
    Located in a rural village setting, Berryl Mead View is a delightful home from home cottage with plenty of space, well equipped throughout and extremely comfortable living room. ...
     
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    Berryl Mead View (3906)
    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 £226 - £620
    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 £226 - £620
    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
  • Prospect Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 3.6 miles W of Penzance
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £232 - £579
    Walkers and birdwatchers will enjoy the flora and fauna of the moors and wetlands surrounding Prospect Cottage, while both coastlines are less than a ten minute drive away. Soft ...
     
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    Prospect Cottage (2593)
    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 - £420
    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 first floor flat sits at ...
     
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    West Flatlet (3692)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • An Skyber - Holiday Cottage - 7.7 miles SW of St Ives
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    1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £253 - £549
    With sea views across moorland to the Atlantic Ocean from the upper ground floor bedroom, this compact barn conversion will provide a perfect base from which to explore the west ...
     
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    An Skyber (2035)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
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