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

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

7 nights from £324

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Located on the edge of a wooded valley and only a short drive to the thriving fishing port of Porthleven with its restaurants, cafes and pretty harbour, this charming 19th Century ...

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

7 nights from £324

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  • 10% off

    14 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018

    £566.42 £509.40

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

Luxury Shepherds Hut sleeping 2 with sea views near Praa Sands.


Delightful Mr Blue Sky's picture window frames a beautiful garden vista, while in the distance you can see a panorama of the Atlantic sea. In this seaside-themed shepherd's hut eve...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £326

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

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

7 nights from £328

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with indoor pool Bude, Cornwall.


The Coach House is one of six luxury barn conversions nestling peacefully in 37 acres of Cornish countryside at Woodlands Manor Farm. With shared use of the 36’ indoor swimming poo...

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

7 nights from £328

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

7 nights from £328

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage with a pool, Bude, North Cornwall.


Honeysuckle is a spacious semi-detached single-storey property with an open plan living-room full of character, lovely comfortable sofas, lots of space and a welcoming wood-burner ...

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

7 nights from £328

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £539.96 £432.00

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £330

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


This converted single-storey barn at Knighton Farm is set down a mile of very well-kept track and looks over fields towards the Exmoor village of Withypool and the moors. French wi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £330

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

7 nights from £331

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


Pekin is perfectly formed for two and is a delightful semi-detached cottage for a romantic getaway! The open plan living-room is really comfortable and hopefully you will be able t...

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

7 nights from £331

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

7 nights from £331

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Just.


Bos Arvorek means ‘coastal home’ which this traditional, detached, former hay barn certainly is! Found down a narrow, granite-walled road in the hamlet of Boscaswell, the cottage i...

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

7 nights from £331

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

7 nights from £334

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the Owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

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

7 nights from £334

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £578.65 £463.20

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £578.65 £463.20

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £335 *

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


Hocking’s Green is found down a leafy lane in a wonderfully tranquil rural location, yet close to the beaches, The Eden Project and clifftop walks of the Cornish south coast. Tucke...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £335 *

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

7 nights from £335

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Widecombe, Dartmoor.


Ned's is the perfect dog-friendly Dartmoor bolthole. Named after a local character who lived in the cottage and who played the fabled ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ for many years at the Widec...

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

7 nights from £335

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