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.Read more

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. 

We have 854 self-catering cottages in the UK available for a Short Break

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £177

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight; think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £177

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    18 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

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    8 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

    £406.89 £325.60

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

7 nights from £229

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Launceston, North Cornwall.


If you're looking for a peaceful break for two, you need look no further than Little Tregerry. Located down a country lane, in the heart of the Cornish countryside, this is the per...

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

7 nights from £229

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

7 nights from £230

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Want to be at one with nature and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then wind your way along the country lanes to the peace and beauty that abounds at Neptu...

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

7 nights from £230

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £236

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Crantock, North Cornwall.


Tucked away in the rural hamlet of Trevilson, only a few miles inland from north Cornwall's breathtaking coastline, this delightful little cottage is the perfect bijou bolthole for...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £236

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

7 nights from £240

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


This contemporary studio apartment enjoys a great location in Shanklin. With modern decor and open plan living, it makes a cosy retreat for a couple looking for a coastal break. Wi...

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

7 nights from £240

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £240

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


Located on the first floor of Shanklin Villa, a lovely Victorian property, this small studio apartment packs a punch despite its size. Enjoying beautiful sea views from its elevate...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £240

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

7 nights from £245

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 £245

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

7 nights from £250

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the sea near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


This gorgeous barn conversion is set within the grounds of the stunning North Grounds Farm, just outside the village of Chale Green on the southern side of the Island. Laid over on...

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

7 nights from £250

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £251

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Newton Abbot, South Devon.


Nestled in stunning unspoilt rolling countryside, this cosy and welcoming cottage will prove a rather special home-from-home. Fling open your patio doors and prepare to be wowed by...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £251

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

7 nights from £257

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable first floor flat sits at ...

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

7 nights from £257

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