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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £327

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


Leafy lanes lead to Lower Penvale, a tranquil setting just outside Truro where The Pavilion shows off its striking design. Harking back to its agricultural past with rough timber-c...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £327

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    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £409.28 £327.42

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £328

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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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
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7 nights from £328

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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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

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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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
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7 nights from £334

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £335

1 bedroom thatched cottage with sea views in Coverack, West Cornwall.


For over 300 years The Loft has been standing on the south side of Coverack bay keeping watch over the ever-changing moods of the sea. A former fishermen’s net loft skilfully conve...

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

7 nights from £335

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    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £418.95 £335.16

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £336 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


There is indeed a sea view – right across the railway to Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount! A spacious, contemporary semi-detached property with reverse level accommodation, Sea Vi...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £336 *

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    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £381.93 £305.54

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £338

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, South Cornwall.


With spectacular countryside views from its elevated position and walks right on the doorstep, Bolivar Barn is a real delight for exploring this little known part of Cornwall. Reta...

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

7 nights from £338

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £339

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Wembury, South Devon.


An unique hideaway for couples, Princes Granary lies in the village of Down Thomas, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With wonderful walks along the nearby South West Coast...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £339

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

7 nights from £340

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This is an exceptional bolthole in a farmstead setting, shared with the friendly Owners, high up above the River Exe as it winds through the beautiful hills and woodland between Ti...

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

7 nights from £340

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    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £424.58 £339.66

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