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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £258

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near St Ives, West Cornwall.


With sea views across moorland to the Atlantic Ocean from the upper ground floor bedroom, this compact barn conversion will provide a perfect base from which to explore the west Pe...

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

7 nights from £258

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

7 nights from £259 *

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 £259 *

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

7 nights from £261 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £261 *

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

7 nights from £262

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 £262

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

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

7 nights from £262

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 £262

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £264 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Portreath, North Cornwall.


The village of Bridge is a short drive from the sandy beaches of Portreath on the north Cornwall coast, and located on the outskirts of this little hamlet is Orchard Leigh Cottage....

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £264 *

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

7 nights from £269 *

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Portreath, North Cornwall.


Farm Cottage is a comfortable detached rural property which enjoys a tranquil location and yet is only two miles from the small seaside resort village of Porthtowan with its restau...

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

7 nights from £269 *

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  • 10% off

    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £305.76 £275.40

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    1 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019

    £268.80 £242.10

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    8 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019

    £268.80 £242.10

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    15 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019

    £268.80 £242.10

  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £295.68 £266.40

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

7 nights from £270

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


Cosy and all on one level, the open plan living area in Munnings Studio has a modern kitchen, dining-table and a comfortable sofa facing the wall-mounted plasma television. The com...

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

7 nights from £270

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


At the end of a private lane and set within a peaceful courtyard flanked by a small group of other converted barns, The Croft is a pretty little self-contained annexe to the Owner’...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £272

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  • 25% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £362.42 £271.50

  • 15% off

    2 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019

    £323.24 £274.55

  • 15% off

    9 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019

    £323.24 £274.55

  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £346.09 £276.80

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

7 nights from £272

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 the ev...

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

7 nights from £272

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