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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Taunton, Somerset.


High up in Somerset's Quantock Hills, with some of the best walking this varied county has to offer right on the doorstep, Headford Farm Cottage is an excellent rural holiday base....

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342

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

7 nights from £342 *

Luxury shepherds hut with hot tub and fabulous views in the countryside near Ottery St Mary, Devon


The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton, a dedicated meadow at Knightstone Farm awai...

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

7 nights from £342 *

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £342 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely cottage is just a minute’s walk from the waterside shops and restaurants on Fowey’s picturesque harbourside. Beautifully decorated in understated colours with touches o...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £342 *

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  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342 *

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


A room with a view sums up Harbour Heights perfectly - a fabulous apartment boasting superb, panoramic views across the rooftops towards Falmouth harbour, the Penryn River and the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £342 *

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

7 nights from £343

1 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage nr St Neot, south Cornwall


Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and perfect for enthusiastic walkers, this comfortably spacious retreat for two is ideally situated for exploring the myst...

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

7 nights from £343

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £344

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

7 nights from £344

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with own fishing lake near Exeter.


A few miles outside the Roman city of Exeter, a few miles inland from the east Devon Jurassic Coast, and many miles away from the fast pace of everyday life, sits a delightful shep...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

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

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut with wood-fired hot tub near Exeter.


This beautifully presented shepherd's hut is as much a part of the landscape here as the ancient oak which gives it its name. The two stand side-by-side at the top of a gently slop...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

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

7 nights from £345

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

7 nights from £345

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