August Bank Holiday Cottages

Escape to the South and West this August bank holiday, with one of our 553 holiday cottages available from the Isle of Wight to far west Cornwall. Grab a break before the schools go back and sink your toes into some sand one more time, or get out of the summer heat with a shady woodland hideaway. Read more

Whether you're looking for a romantic bank holiday break for two, or to get the family together before the school uniform rush, our selection of handpicked and inspected cottages for the August bank holiday are ideal. Get away to enjoy the August weather with no worries, with our friendly team on hand to ensure you have a stress-free break.

Not sure where to go this August? With cottages across the South and West, we're sure we've got something that will tick your boxes. The Isle of Wight is easy to reach yet feels like another world, with the gentle pace of island life lulling you into a relaxing holiday. Hampshire and the New Forest give you the magic of both coast and forest, and between the two you'll never be stuck for things to do.

Start heading west into Dorset and Somerset, and go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast or simply settle in and admire the lush green landscape. By the time you reach Devon and Cornwall, a sea view is never far away and coves and beaches are just waiting to be explored, but the likes of Dartmoor provide a wildness hard to find in the UK.

Wherever you choose to spend your August bank holiday, we've got exceptional holiday homes that will make sure you have a good holiday.

We've got 553 holiday cottages for the August bank holiday

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £550

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Buzzard’s Rise is an idyllic countryside retreat. Tucked away in a small hamlet, this contemporary barn conversion is great for exploring Cornwall or staying at home watching the w...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £550

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £551

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Meadowsweet is the slightly larger of the two barns. Two steps lead up into the living-room, with its polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen-area is fitted i...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £551

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £319.58 £255.66

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £344.38 £275.50

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £551

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £551

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £319.58 £255.66

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £344.38 £275.50

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £556

1 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Seaton, South Devon.


High above the Axe estuary, this hidden retreat is just a short walk from the South West Coast Path along the stunning east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. Steps lead down...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £556

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £575

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Boscastle.


Located mid-way between the delightful villages of Tintagel and Boscastle and with the most wonderful views across the countryside and out to sea, Driftwood is the prefect retreat ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £575

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £587

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


Little Meadowside is a delightful little bolthole for two, located on the edge of the vibrant town of Wadebridge. Nestled in a tiny hamlet, down a private lane, you truly are tucke...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £587

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £588

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


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 com...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £588

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £349.86 £279.89

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £591

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Penzance, West Cornwall.


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 bl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £591

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £591

1 bedroom apartment near the sea in Boscastle, North Cornwall.


With a bird's eye view overlooking Boscastle's picturesque Jordan Vale, this charming little bolthole for two is a great base for exploring the delights of this lovely village and ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £591

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £313.23 £250.58

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £592

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel court...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £592

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