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.

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

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

Price per week £322 - £663

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  • 10% off

    21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

    £650.00 £585.00

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Beautifully maintained gardens and a private meadow surround Chy-an-Hobi, a quintessential detached cottage in idyllic countryside where peace and privacy are assured. The spacious...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £323 - £1972 *

* Includes 50% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £324 - £655

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  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £655.00 £524.00

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

Price per week £324 - £720

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2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bideford, North Devon.


Nestled on a hillside in the unspoilt village of Petrockstowe, this spacious, detached cottage enjoys a secluded, peaceful position with stunning views over the wooded valley. With...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £326 - £885 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. 15% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. One of the bedrooms is excluded at the discounted rate (please specify which bedroom you would like when booking).

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

Price per week £327 - £725

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  • 15% off

    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £710.00 £603.50

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £328 - £898

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

Price per week £328 - £632

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  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £619.00 £495.20

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Tuell Farm is an undiscovered rural haven of peace nestling in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 28 acres to explore on this tranquil farm with Gre...

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

Price per week £329 - £895 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 2 Jun and 8 Dec 2018. Only one bedroom available at the discounted rate.

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


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a mile from Dartmoor, The Wool Shed is a single-storey property found in Lower Chaddlehanger. Furnished and decorated in a contemporar...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £331 - £655

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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