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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1034

Overcreek Barn

5083

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in Stoke Gabriel, South Devon.


Nestled within magical woodland near the banks of the River Dart you'll find Overcreek Barn, a beautifully restored retreat that retains a lot of character from its original struct...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1034

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

7 nights from £575

The Loft

5084

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Welcome to The Loft, a gorgeous barn sat in a wonderfully secluded location in magical Mithian. With stylish interiors and fabulous walks right on your doorstep, this really is a g...

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

7 nights from £575

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

Sugar Beach

5102

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


Seaview is a much sought-after charming village on the east of the Isle of Wight, and Sugar Beach is perfectly situated just a stone's throw from the beach and a short stroll away ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

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

7 nights from £621

The Eyrie

5096

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Welcome to The Eyrie, a delightful, reversed layout retreat with spectacular views across Falmouth's wonderful harbour. Located a few minutes away from Falmouth high street, you co...

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

7 nights from £621

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

7 nights from £575

The Cottage

5101

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Welcome to The Cottage, a gorgeous traditional Cornish abode nestled in the pretty hamlet of Treworthal and perfectly situated close to Pendower beach and the charming fishing vill...

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

7 nights from £575

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

7 nights from £715 *

Tom's Cottage

5091

4 bedroom self catering cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


Oh my, what a wonderful house this is. Nestled in peaceful seclusion, surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside, Tom's Cottage is a delightful holiday abode, perfectly placed for ...

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

7 nights from £715 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

From £100 per night

The Potting Shed

5103

1 bedroom cabin with outdoor bath near Stafford


The Potting Shed is a cute and quirky retreat tucked away in the tranquil, unspoilt countryside in Staffordshire, and is just the place if you're looking for a romantic getaway som...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

From £100 per night

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £532

The Milk Churn

5036

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near South Molton, North Devon.


Nestled deep in the heart of the tranquil countryside of north Devon, The Milk Churn is a delightful rural getaway where you can totally relax and re-charge in blissful surrounding...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £532

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £798

Compass Cottage

5089

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


Seaview is a pretty, much sought-after traditional village on the Isle of Wight and Compass Cottage sits in a commanding position on the High Street with several beaches a mere sto...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £798

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

From £130 per night

Widgery

5090

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


Named after the Dartmoor landmark Widgery Tor, this charming retreat is tucked away on the first floor of a beautifully restored barn that retains plenty of its period character. S...

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

From £130 per night

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