Cottages for a short break

Sometimes, a short break is all you need to relax and recharge. Find your perfect short break holiday cottage, whether you’re looking for a long weekend or a mid week break. Take your pick from our exclusive collection of self catering cottages and treat yourself to a delightful getaway, perfect for enjoying all that the UK has to offer.Read more

Take your pick from our exclusive collection of self catering cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Sussex, Pembrokeshire and the Isle of Wight and take the time to reconnect, blow the cobwebs away and make special memories. There’s plenty for you to do with a choice of woodland walks, coast path adventures, or to simply cosy up around the wood-burner with a good book and some board games. 

Short breaks are the perfect getaway year-round and we have plenty of gorgeous self catering cottages to suit you, including dog friendly cottages and cottages with sea views, swimming pools and hot tubs

Two, three or four night breaks

We have two, three or four night breaks to choose from, allowing you to getaway for just a weekend only, or extend it a little to a luxurious long weekend. 

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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £625

Lower Cothay Lodge

4840

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Nestled in beautiful Somerset countryside, on the edge of the owners' working farm, Lower Cothay Lodge is a stylish rural getaway for all the family. Equipped with everything you c...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £625

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1136 *

Treglyddins

4843

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Rock, North Cornwall.


Treglyddins is a wonderful spacious semi-detached holiday home, and the ideal base for those holidaying with family and friends. Located down a quiet road away from the hustle and ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1136 *

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £458

Woodlands Cottage

4848

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


Situated on the corner of the owners' working dairy farm, this countryside retreat is a great spot for your Somerset holiday. Recently renovated, this cottage offers all the mod-co...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £458

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £609

Stonewater Barn

4851

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea in Brixham, Dartmoor.


Welcome to Stonewater Barn. A fabulously converted barn, boasting oodles of space for two and complemented by the most splendid manicured gardens and numerous sun-traps to enjoy. ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £609

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £2697

Eliotts Barn

4852

4 bedroom cottage near the beach near Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Eliotts Barn is a beautifully converted barn, nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Galmpton, less than a mile away from the glorious sandy beaches of Hope Cove and its numerous att...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £2697

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £594

Clogmakers Cottage

4834

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Dale.


Clogmakers is a charming little cottage situated in a sleepy corner of the rural hamlet of Treffynnon, less than four miles from the iconic Abereiddy Blue Lagoon and the popular ha...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £594

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

Thimble Lodge

4833

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Tavistock, South Cornwall.


Escape to the wonders of this magical enchanted Lodge that allows you to slow down, be one with your surroundings and fully recharge with your four-legged trusted friend. Thimble L...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526

Dynnargh Barn

4842

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wadebridge, North Cornwall.


Named after the Cornish for welcome and for good reason as a warm Cornish welcome is waiting to greet you at this most tranquil of retreats. Follow leafy lanes that lead to this ch...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £526

Arrive at your handpicked holiday home safe in the knowledge it’s been fully inspected.

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

Magnolia View

4847

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near Taunton, Somerset.


Magnolia View is a cleverly converted wing of the original farmhouse, offering accommodation all on one level in the corner of a working dairy farm. Recently renovated to a high st...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

Trespaddick Cottage

4767

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


A lovely countryside holiday home, perfect for a small family or couple looking for a peaceful getaway, Trespaddick Cottage sits at the end of the terrace of cottages and is one of...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

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