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

We are no longer accepting new bookings for holidays arriving before the 4th June. COVID-19

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

7 nights from £230

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


Only a short drive to the glorious south coast and the pretty bays at Lansallos and Talland, Menabilly is tucked away in a rural setting where peace and tranquility abounds. If you...

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

7 nights from £230

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

7 nights from £235

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 £235

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 £257

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 10 minute drive away. Soft blu...

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

7 nights from £257

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

7 nights from £260

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. ...

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

7 nights from £260

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £260

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 £260

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

7 nights from £267 *

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


Tuell Farm is an undiscovered rural haven of peace nestling in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 28 acres to explore on this tranquil farm with Gre...

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

7 nights from £267 *

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

7 nights from £273

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Lyme Regis, Somerset.


The Stables at Wreath Farm is a beautifully converted single-storey farm building in the gentle south Somerset countryside, an easy drive inland from the gorgeous east Devon and we...

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

7 nights from £273

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

7 nights from £276 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly, rural holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Tucked down a leafy lane with birdsong in the air, the rural tranquility of this pretty semi-detached cottage will delight those looking for a break from busy daily lives. Just...

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

7 nights from £276 *

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

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

7 nights from £276

Rural shepherds hut near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated in a quiet rural little spot just two miles from Porthtowan you'll find Hannah's Haven. Named after the owners' daughter, this quirky shepherd's hut offers comfortable acc...

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

7 nights from £276

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

7 nights from £276

Rural glamping wagon near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated just outside the delightful hamlet of Mawla, only two miles from Porthtowan's sandy beach, is Blackberry Jack's Wagon, a genuine and utterly charming former steam-engine d...

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

7 nights from £276

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