Cottages for a short break

Sometimes, a short break is all you need to relax and recharge. Find your perfect short break holiday cottage, whether you’re looking for a long weekend or a mid week break. Take your pick from our exclusive collection of self catering cottages and treat yourself to a delightful getaway, perfect for enjoying all that the UK has to offer.Read more

Take your pick from our exclusive collection of self catering cottages in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Sussex and the Isle of Wight and take the time to reconnect, blow the cobwebs away and make special memories. There’s plenty for you to do with a choice of woodland walks, coast path adventures, or to simply cosy up around the wood-burner with a good book and some board games. 

Short breaks are the perfect getaway year-round and we have plenty of gorgeous self catering cottages to suit you, including dog friendly cottages and cottages with sea views, swimming pools and hot tubs

Two, three or four night breaks

We have two, three or four night breaks to choose from, allowing you to getaway for just a weekend only, or extend it a little to a luxurious long weekend. 

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

New bookings can be placed for any holiday arriving on or after the 4th July 2020. COVID-19

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

7 nights from £276 *

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


Tucked down a leafy lane with birdsong in the air, the rural tranquility of this pretty semi-detached cottage will delight those looking for a break from busy daily lives. Just...

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

7 nights from £276 *

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

7 nights from £276

Rural shepherds hut near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated in a quiet rural little spot just two miles from Porthtowan you'll find Hannah's Haven. Named after the owners' daughter, this quirky shepherd's hut offers comfortable acc...

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

7 nights from £276

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

7 nights from £276

Rural glamping wagon near the beach at Porthtowan, North Cornwall.


Situated just outside the delightful hamlet of Mawla, only two miles from Porthtowan's sandy beach, is Blackberry Jack's Wagon, a genuine and utterly charming former steam-engine d...

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

7 nights from £276

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £276 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Cadgwith, Cornwall.


In the quiet village of Ruan Minor, this modern light-filled house is ideally located with an easy stroll to the local shop and Cadgwith Cove's friendly, picturesque pub is just a ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £276 *

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

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

7 nights from £285

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

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

7 nights from £285

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

7 nights from £286 *

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


What a delightful getaway this is, set down a tree-lined lane amid the tranquility of beautiful countryside. With rustling leaves and birdsong as a background lullaby, you will rel...

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

7 nights from £286 *

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

7 nights from £287

1 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.


This charming one bedroom apartment forms part of a country house, set around a shared Spanish-style courtyard, just outside the bustling village of Bembridge. You can enjoy th...

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

7 nights from £287

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

7 nights from £287 *

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

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

7 nights from £287 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £287

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Crantock, North Cornwall.


Tucked away in the rural hamlet of Trevilson, only a few miles inland from north Cornwall's breathtaking coastline, this delightful little cottage is the perfect bijou bolthole for...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £287

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

7 nights from £288

1 bedroom self-catering cottage near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Located in a rural village setting, Berryl Mead View is a delightful home from home cottage with plenty of space. It is well-equipped throughout and has an extremely comfortable li...

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

7 nights from £288

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

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