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

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

7 nights from £255 *

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

7 nights from £255 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £255

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


A warm welcome awaits you at this gorgeous retreat for two set in the peace and tranquility of the glorious Cornish countryside. Located at the end of a pretty tree-lined private l...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £255

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  • 10% off

    13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

    £548.41 £493.57

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

7 nights from £257

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


West Flatlet is situated right in the heart of Seaview village and is perfect for couples looking for a coastal break. This small but cosy and comfortable first floor flat sits at ...

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

7 nights from £257

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £260

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


A hop, skip and a jump from wonderful beaches, galleries and restaurants, Bay Tree Barn is a delightful semi-detached cottage in a small hamlet on the edge of dramatic moorland, ju...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £260

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

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

7 nights from £262 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £262 *

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

7 nights from £263 *

Glamping pod with sea views near Penzance, West Cornwall.


This beautifully situated pod has outstanding 180 degree views across Mounts Bay, running from the Lizard peninsula in the east, with majestic St Michael's Mount in the middle to M...

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

7 nights from £263 *

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

7 nights from £263 *

Glamping pod with sea views near Penzance, West Cornwall.


Scenic Bay is a dream, set in a spacious meadow with a stunning view to match its name. This pretty pod is beautifully finished and kitted out for all of your holiday needs. There ...

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

7 nights from £263 *

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

7 nights from £263 *

Dog friendly glamping pod with sea views near Penzance.


Mount Lookout does exactly what it says on the tin! You'll want for nothing at this cute-as-pie glamping pod, fully equipped for all of your holiday needs. Wonderfully fitted-out i...

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

7 nights from £263 *

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

7 nights from £263 *

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 £263 *

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  • 20% off

    22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019

    £783.44 £626.75

  • 10% off

    6 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

    £900.00 £810.00

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

7 nights from £263

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Modbury, South Devon.


This stunning luxury cottage is the perfect getaway retreat, nestled in one of the most beautiful and popular towns the South Hams has to offer. You will feel instantly at home in ...

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

7 nights from £263

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  • 10% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £688.47 £619.62

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