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10 cottages perfect for a short break for two

Get away from it all for a short break and long weekend with the other half. Switch off the phones and really relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are 10 of our gorgeous properties that sleep two and offer short breaks.

Grace Cottage

Grace Cottage, Ventnor, Isle of WightVentnor, Isle of Wight 

If you love walking then Grace Cottage on the Isle of Wight is the perfect place for you, and with several footpaths from your doorstep, there are many adventures to be had. The pub is a short distance away, and the Isle of Wight is a treasure trove of places waiting to be explored.

 

Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut

Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut, Axminster, DorsetAxminster, Devon

Try something new and magical this year at Stargazy Sky Shepherd's Hut. Spend your days exploring the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away, and your evenings snuggled up by the fire pit or wood burner with a glass of your favourite drink in hand overlooking the beautiful Axe Valley. 

 

Swift Barn

Swift Barn, Launceston, DevonLaunceston, Devon | 

Just on the Devonshire side of the border between Devon and Cornwall, Swift Barn gives you the perfect opportunity to explore the best of both counties. There are seven acres of land surrounding the cottage, ideal for a picnic at the lakeside; romantic or what eh!

 

The Tea Hut

The Tea Hut, Crowborough, SussexCrowborough, Sussex

If you like staying in areas of outstanding natural beauty and not far from the coast, then The Tea Hut is the place for you. Nestled in the heart of Sussex surrounded by countryside and close to the Royal Tunbridge Wells, this gorgeous cottage will make for one very relaxing short break.

 

Little Trefenten

Little Trefenten, Pillaton, CornwallPillaton, Cornwall

This gorgeous little cottage is surrounded by Cornish countryside and is a short distance from the Devon border and Plymouth. A day at Whitsand Bay is always needed to soak up some sun and for a delicious afternoon tea you must try Cotehele (booking ahead is strongly advised). Go home after a weekend at Little Trefenten feeling thoroughly relaxed.

 

Little Whitford

Little Whitford, Taunton, SomersetTaunton, Somerset

Properly switch off at Little Whitford while surrounded by stunning countryside, alpacas and the one you love most (not just the dog...). The Quantocks Hill are north of the cottage, perfect for a day of walking, and 40 minutes south is Lyme Regis, full of eateries and of course the beach.

 

Poppets Cottage

Poppets Cottage, Buxted, SussexBuxted, Sussex

In the lovely village of Buxted and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, your short break at Poppets Cottage is going to be a special one. There are castles, historic battlefields, forests and villages waiting to be explored by you and your other half.

 

Pound Farm Cottage

Pound Farm Cottage, Leigh, DorsetLeigh, Dorset

Close to Sherborne with lots of eateries, shops and a castle or two, Pound Farm Cottage is perfect for recharging those batteries and immersing yourselves with completely different scenery. There are lots of walks you can go on from the cottage and The Chetnole Inn is only a mile away.

 

Burnham Cottage

Burnham Cottage, Walkhampton, DevonWalkhampton, Devon

A short drive from the market town of Tavistock and perfectly placed so you can go for a lovely adventure on Dartmoor, Burnham Cottage is ideal for those who love a good walk, delicious food and local ales. Tavistock has lots of independent shops, cafes and eateries.

 

The Creamery

The Creamery, Carnon Downs, CornwallCarnon Downs, Cornwall

If you love Falmouth, Truro and St Agnes, then The Creamery is the place for you. The pub is a short walk away for those chilled evenings after a day of exploring the wonderful sights that Cornwall has to offer. The turquoise waters, blue skies and adventure await your arrival.

 

If we have tempted you to a quick getaway this year, why not check out all our other short break holiday cottages.

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