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

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  • Brownscombe Tabernacle - Holiday Cottage - 4.7 miles NE of Totnes
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    Romantic luxury glamping retreat with a hot tub near the South Devon coast
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Glamping may be the new buzzword of the moment, but still for some the thought of flapping canvas and cold wind does not appeal. So here’s the ideal solution, Brownscombe ...
     
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    Brownscombe Tabernacle (2907)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Cedar - Holiday Cottage - 5.3 miles N of Falmouth
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly home with a pool near Falmouth, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    Cedar is perfect for couples, a beautifully appointed and luxuriously spacious retreat offering a wonderfully chilled-out holiday experience. There are floor to ceiling windows in ...
     
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    Cedar (2824)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Fern - Holiday Cottage - 5.3 miles N of Falmouth
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with a swimming pool near Falmouth
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    Fern is a beautifully appointed and luxuriously spacious retreat for couples, perfect for a wonderfully chilled-out holiday. The open plan living-room has floor to ceiling windows ...
     
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    Fern (2825)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Orchard Vean - Holiday Cottage - 3.7 miles S of Truro
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Truro, Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    A short stroll from the waters of Restronguet Creek, halfway between Truro and Falmouth, this is the ideal location for exploring both north and south coasts and all points in ...
     
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    Orchard Vean (1367)
    Sleeps 2
  • Week Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 3.3 miles N of Dulverton
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots ...
     
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    Week Cottage (1636)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Tintin Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 1.2 miles S of St Ives
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    The perfect retreat for walkers and couples, this compact semi-detached cottage is set on a very steep wooded lane which is a three minute walk to Carbis Bay beach and its ...
     
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    Tintin Cottage (1870)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Withy - Holiday Cottage - 2.6 miles SE of Helford
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    1 bedroom, cottage with hot tub near the beach, Helford, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no pets
    The mouth of the Helford River can be seen as you approach the hamlet of Tregarne, reminding you how close you are to the coast. Those in search of peace and plenty need look no ...
     
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    The Withy (1938)
    Sleeps 2
  • Butterwell Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 2.7 miles NW of Looe
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)
    Butterwell Cottage is a lovely little hideaway for couples just a couple of miles inland from the coastal footpaths that wend their way along Whitsand, Lantivet and Looe bays. ...
     
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    Butterwell Cottage (1974)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Snuggledown - Holiday Cottage - 4.9 miles NW of Fowey
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome
    There are glorious views over the fields and woods of Trethevey Farm from the glass-fronted, south-facing open plan living-room of this gorgeous contemporary barn conversion. ...
     
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    Snuggledown (1975)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Honeysuckle - Holiday Cottage - 4.3 miles N of Bude
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    1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with a pool, Bude, North Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no pets
    Honeysuckle is a spacious semi-detached single-storey property with an open plan living-room full of character, lovely comfortable sofas, lots of space and a welcoming wood-burner ...
     
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    Honeysuckle (1989)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
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