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

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

Price per week £254 - £699

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Picture-perfect and petite, this delightfully bijou grade two listed cottage is located in the heart of the friendly north coast village of St Agnes. There is an abundance of shops...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £255 - £828 *

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* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 between 2 Jun and 23 Jun 2018, 22 Sep and 13 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 5% off

    30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018

    £649.98 £617.50

  • 5% off

    7 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018

    £695.52 £661.20

  • 5% off

    14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

    £732.78 £696.35

  • 5% off

    21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

    £828.00 £786.60

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


Picturesque Cadgwith Cove’s friendly pub is just a mile down the (steep!) hill from the quiet little village of Ruan Minor – where semi-detached Bona-Vista lies within an easy stro...

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

Price per week £259 - £1080 *

* Includes 40% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 23 Mar 2019, 2 Nov and 7 Dec 2019. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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 inl...

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

Price per week £264 - £786 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 22 Sep and 6 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

1 bedroom self catering apartment near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Sea Song is an attractive one bedroom, first floor apartment overlooking beautiful communal gardens and surrounded by woodland on the southernmost tip of the island. Perfect for ro...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £265 - £485

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

Price per week £266 - £460

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Falmouth.


This stylish contemporary apartment has views towards the sea at Swanpool beach on the outskirts of Falmouth. A 10 minute walk down through grassy playing fields and quiet lanes br...

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

Price per week £267 - £540

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

Price per week £267 - £796 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 22 Sep and 6 Oct 2018, 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Sennen.


Traditional granite steps lead up to the spacious first floor, open plan accommodation at Streamside Mill. St Just, where you will find eclectic galleries, pubs and restaurants, is...

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

Price per week £270 - £675

1 bedroom cottage near the beach in The Lizard, West Cornwall.


Located on the edge of Lizard village within walking distance of the sea, a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops, this small but perfectly formed studio attached to Bric...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £270 - £520

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