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

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

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with hot tub 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 and i...

  • 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

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

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


There are glorious views over the fields and woods of Trethevey Farm from the glass-fronted, south-facing open plan living-room of this gorgeous contemporary barn conversion. Adjoi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £329 - £790

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  • 20% off

    20 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018

    £525.35 £420.28

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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 - £669

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

Price per week £331 - £735

Gorgeous shepherds hut sleeping 2 near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


The location high above the Axe Valley as it heads to the Jurassic Coast just a few miles away could not be more magical. Easy to reach, yet off the beaten track for the last adven...

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

Price per week £331 - £638

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  • 10% off

    19 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

    £425.00 £382.50

Gorgeous Shepherds Hut sleeping two near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Found in a tranquil and unspoilt part of far west Cornwall, approached by lanes full of wildflowers in the spring and summer, this gorgeous hideaway is set in its own sheltered and...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £331 - £638

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