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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

Luxury dog friendly glamping cabin with hot tub in Colyton, Devon


Snuggled into the hillside and reached on foot up through an ancient orchard, this bespoke cabin is the ultimate rural retreat. Gaze at the stars through the window from your super...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £383

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

7 nights from £384

Shepherds Hut with a hot tub sat on its own fishing pond near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.


The setting for this beautifully designed and fitted shepherd's hut is a celebration of what this kind of experience is all about. The gentle valley location is at the western edge...

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

7 nights from £384

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £639.00 £511.20

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

7 nights from £386 *

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


One of only a handful of properties on Pendennis isthmus – a finger of land pointing out into Falmouth Bay – with far reaching views over the water towards the Lizard peninsula, th...

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

7 nights from £386 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £387 *

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This lovely cottage will delight those who love rural tranquility, with walks from the door and a two acre field for children to play and dogs to walk. Set down a well-kept farm la...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £387 *

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  • 10% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018

    £691.50 £622.35

  • 10% off

    30 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £737.60 £663.84

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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

7 nights from £390

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Tiverton, North Devon.


This is an exceptional bolthole in a farmstead setting, shared with the friendly Owners, high up above the River Exe as it winds through the beautiful hills and woodland between Ti...

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

7 nights from £390

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Boutique style luxury glamping in a Shepherds Hut near Exeter


Cherry Blossom is a dream, found in a peaceful meadow bordered by a babbling stream less than five miles from the historic city of Exeter and really easy to reach. This gorgeous sh...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

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

7 nights from £390

Luxury glamping in a beautiful Shepherds Hut near Exeter


Nestled in a tranquil rural meadow yet less than five miles from the Roman city of Exeter and very easy to reach, Apple Blossom really does have it all. This gorgeous shepherd's hu...

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

7 nights from £390

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

7 nights from £391

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Wild Pear Beach is in sight of this gorgeous shepherd's hut and gives it its name. High above the incredible north Devon coast between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, with its dramati...

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

7 nights from £391

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £649.58 £520.00

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £649.58 £520.00

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

7 nights from £391

Rural shepherds hut with sea views near Ilfracombe, North Devon.


Taken from the name of the rocks along this dramatic and exhilarating stretch of the north Devon coast, this beautiful shepherd's hut has views that will take your breath away - mi...

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

7 nights from £391

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £649.58 £520.00

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £649.58 £520.00

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

7 nights from £392 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly luxury safari tent nr Launceston, North Cornwall.


Spacious and comfortable, Celandine is a luxury safari tent set in gloriously unspoilt and pretty countryside. This gorgeous retreat is the middle of three that share communal picn...

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

7 nights from £392 *

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