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

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

7 nights from £478

Little Stables

4792

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Kingsand, Cornwall.


A mere hop, skip and a jump to the beach you'll find this gem of cottage waiting to welcome you. Nestled in the heart of Kingsand, an utterly charming village set right on the coas...

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

7 nights from £478

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £667

The Apple Press

4744

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Lyme Regis, Somerset.


Just ten miles north of Lyme Regis, the 'Pearl of Dorset', situated in gentle Somerset countryside is The Apple Press, a fabulously converted single storey farm building. The o...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £667

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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £598

Sailaway Cottage

4798

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with sea views in Neyland.


Welcome to Sailaway Cottage, a lovely 1800 Pembrokeshire cottage with spectacular estuary views, situated directly on the magnificent Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. The location of th...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £598

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £585

Bower Barn

4800

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in St Agnes, Cornwall.


Whisk you and your loved one off to this perfect little hideaway for two. Nestled in the countryside in laid-back, picture perfect St Agnes, Bower Barn is an idyllic retreat where ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £585

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1444

St Morwenna

4793

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the sea in Tintagel, North Cornwall.


Oh my what a wonderful house this is! Waiting to welcome eight lucky guests, this super stylish retreat offers peace and tranquility and an escape away from it all feel, yet is onl...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1444

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £518

Crab Pot Cottage

4794

2 bedroom self catering cottage in Newlyn, West Cornwall.


Tucked away in the heart of the picturesque and historical fishing village of Newlyn is this cute little retreat - a lovingly restored cottage perfect for small families or couples...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £518

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £612 *

Trepen

4779

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Located in the heart of this charming quintessential Cornish seaside village, Trepen is a super-special hideaway which has been lovingly restored by the local family who have owned...

  • Sleeps 3
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £612 *

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

7 nights from £421

Little Downderry Barn

4796

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Follow the leafy green lanes that lead to Little Downderry Barn, a rural location with spectacular far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside just outside the village of C...

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

7 nights from £421

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £546

Gunbanks Forge

4703

2 bedroom self catering apartment near Heathfield.


Gunbanks Forge is a peaceful retreat in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a short drive to the Sussex coast. As you enter through the wooden door of this beauti...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £546

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £832

Sea Breeze

4797

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Little Haven.


Gaze out to sea, you can enjoy this spectacular stretch of coastline from almost every room in this beautifully presented seaside holiday cottage. Step inside and soak up the relax...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £832

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