If you can’t quite bring yourself to risk a week’s holiday when the forecast is only for three days of sun, then just stay for a weekend short break. A weekend away could be all you need and lots of our properties now accept a short break in the summer.
Short break trip ideas
If there’s one thing worth travelling all the way to the end of Cornwall for, it’s a visit to the outdoor amphitheatre at Porthcurno. The Minack Theatre was carved into the stone of the cliff face here over the course of 50 years by one woman alone. And the performances are held rain or shine. So, book yourself a cultural experience in the far west of Cornwall. It’ll be one to remember.
You wouldn’t think of the City of Exeter as a quick relaxing getaway. But just outside of Exeter is all the greenery you would want from the Devonshire countryside. Haldon Forest Park is a great outdoors spectacular, with 30 miles of trails for quiet hikers, or Discovery Centres for activities and events. The perfect antidote to city life in a short break.
And only a little further could see you venture into the wilds of Dartmoor – Becky Falls was voted Devon’s Top Beauty Spot, so this ancient valley should be worth a drive for a weekend away.
A relatively small county, but packed full of things to visit. It’s a short drive from the capital, so it’s easy to have an action-packed weekend away in a pretty little Dorset cottage.
Or even, just a late escape to the peace and quiet of the Jurassic Coast when it all gets too much. The beauty of the coastline here makes a worthwhile journey and sitting on a fossil-filled clifftop is sure to unearth blissful contentment.
In under three hours drive, you can transport yourself to an underground world away from the centre of London. A trip to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset will make a decent 4 night break. And if the weather is bad, it doesn’t matter when you’re exploring caves!
If you fancy a weekend away for a short break, take a look at our list of short break cottages available from July to September. Or if you prefer to ignore the weatherman, come for a fortnight in a holiday cottage available in July.