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

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  • 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 £254 - £1060 *
    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 4 Nov and 9 Dec 2017. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.
    49.9961
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    Bona-Vista (2650)
    Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Bay Retreat - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles SW of Falmouth
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    | 3227

     
    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £257 - £540
    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 ...
     
    50.1425
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    Bay Retreat (3227)
    Sleeps 2
  • Winwalloe Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 6.2 miles NW of Looe
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £258 - £768 *
    Tucked down a leafy lane with birdsong in the air, the rural tranquility of this pretty semi-detached cottage will delight those looking for a break from busy daily lives. Just ...
     
    * Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 4 Nov and 16 Dec 2017. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.
    50.4331
    -4.5192
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    Winwalloe Cottage (3774)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Mariners Cove - Holiday Cottage - Bembridge
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    | 3628

     
    1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £260 - £460
    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 ...
     
    50.6861
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    Mariners Cove (3628)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Lee Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 6.2 miles NW of Looe
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    2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £267 - £796 *
    What a delightful getaway this is, set down a tree-lined lane amid the tranquility of beautiful countryside. With rustling leaves and birdsong as a background lullaby, you will ...
     
    * Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 4 Nov and 16 Dec 2017. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.
    50.4331
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    Lee Cottage (3842)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • The Old Post Office - Holiday Cottage - 1.1 miles S of Dawlish
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    2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £269 - £730 *
    A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy, end of ...
     
    * Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 7 Oct and 9 Dec 2017.
    50.5648
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    The Old Post Office (1725)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Streamside Mill - Holiday Cottage - 3.5 miles N of Sennen
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Sennen.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £270 - £675
    Traditional granite steps lead up to the spacious first floor, open plan accommodation at Streamside Mill. St Just, where you will find eclectic galleries, pubs and restaurants, ...
     
    50.1284
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    Streamside Mill (2988)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Lobster Pot - Holiday Cottage - The Lizard
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    1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £270 - £510
    Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to ...
     
    49.9702
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    The Lobster Pot (3302)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Garden Lodge - Holiday Cottage - Helston
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    1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2Saturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £270 - £510
    Tucked away from view behind the Owners’ Georgian home, The Garden Lodge is a welcoming retreat on the edge of Helston making it the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area ...
     
    50.0947
    -5.2669
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    The Garden Lodge (3984)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Net Loft - Holiday Cottage - Mousehole
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    1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £272 - £681
    The Net Loft is set in the heart of Mousehole, originally a fisherman's net loft it then became an artist's studio. It is located up a pedestrian alley, a minute from the harbour ...
     
    50.0842
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    The Net Loft (2613)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
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