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

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

7 nights from £650

The Old Stables

4866

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Chichester.


The Old Stables has been beautifully converted and is a great base for visiting the Goodwood Estate, the city of Chichester, the beautiful village of Bosham and Emsworth with its p...

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

7 nights from £650

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

7 nights from £473

Westhill View

4882

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


With the golden sands of Shanklin beach a short walk away, this lovely holiday home sits in the heart of town, perfect for traditional days by the seaside and within easy reach of ...

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

7 nights from £473

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

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

7 nights from £1260

No 4 The Coach House

4859

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering apartment near Warwick.


Situated in the grounds of Compton Verney, a restored Grade I Listed 18th Century mansion in the county of Warwickshire and surrounded by 120 acres of Grade II classical parkland, ...

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

7 nights from £1260

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £290

The Nest

4894

1 bedroom self catering cottage near South Molton, North Devon.


If you are looking to explore the idyllic north Devon countryside, with easy access to stunning coastline and breathtaking scenery, then look no further The Nest is the perfect cho...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £290

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

7 nights from £600

Crosskeys Cottage

4855

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Situated in the pretty west Dorset village of Broadwindsor, surrounded by countryside and not far from the coast, Crosskeys Cottage is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. Buil...

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

7 nights from £600

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £299

Little Chi Argel

4879

1 bedroom self catering apartment near Bodmin, North Cornwall.


Escape to the delights of Little Chi Argel to enjoy rambles across open moorland, thrilling days on the coast and the chance to immerse yourself in village life. This spacious and ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £299

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £722

Drake

4873

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Whitsand Bay.


Wow, what a setting and what a view! The location of this traditional Cornish cottage is truly special and will be adored by those who want a real coastal escape. Relax and soak in...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £722

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £722

Hawkins

4874

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Whitsand Bay.


Tucked away on the beautiful Rame peninsula, this charming coastal getaway promises sunny days lazing on the beach, rambles along coastal footpaths, charming fishing towns and vill...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sun

7 nights from £722

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  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £833

Grenville

4875

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Whitsand Bay.


Set in the pretty coastal hamlet of Portwrinkle, a mere hop and a skip to the water's edge and with sea vistas to delight, Grenville is the perfect escape for those who want to dis...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £833

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

7 nights from £755

Elm Cottage

4837

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the sea near Minehead, Somerset.


Perfectly situated on the fringes of beautiful, rugged Exmoor National Park, this semi-detached cottage is a gorgeous hideaway for all the family, including your four-legged friend...

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

7 nights from £755

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