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

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  • 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.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    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 Queens Quarters - Holiday Cottage - Penzance
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of our own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this ...
     
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    The Queens 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
  • 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
  • The Lilypad - Holiday Cottage - 3.4 miles S of Portreath
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    1 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Sitting alongside but totally separate from the Owners' home and in the small hamlet of Higher Brea, this cute detached retreat has been designed and furnished with comfort and ...
     
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    The Lilypad (2958)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Martlett Barn - Holiday Cottage - Helston
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    1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
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    Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house this cute studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the edge of the ...
     
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    Martlett Barn (3251)
    Sleeps 2
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