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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

1 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portloe.


Tucked down a quiet country lane and just five minutes’ drive from the sea, this charming detached cottage is surrounded by 50 acres of National Trust land and is adjacent to the c...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £373

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Set in the heart of a bustling village, just one mile from Perranuthnoe beach and two from Marazion and St Michael’s Mount, Tickle Cottage is gorgeous. It has everything that you c...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £374

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

7 nights from £375 *

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Close to the picturesque fishing harbour at Mevagissey and the wonders of Heligan Gardens, this utterly delightful semi-detached chapel conversion is a wonderful example of thought...

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

7 nights from £375 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £375

2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £375

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

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

7 nights from £375 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


In a tranquil spot, Fig Tree Cottage offers a haven to relax and recover from everyday life. Set in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are 28 acres of f...

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

7 nights from £375 *

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

7 nights from £375 *

2 bedroom, rural apartment near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


Little Trefusis is a single-storey cottage close to Flushing, a delightful waterside village with two popular pubs and a harbourside cafe. This charming cottage has an open plan li...

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

7 nights from £375 *

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

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


This lovely stone-built barn is set back from an unspoilt country lane just outside the harbourside village of Gerrans. One of just two recently renovated barns (Long Linhay (3142)...

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

7 nights from £376

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Lifton, Dartmoor.


Set amidst truly unspoilt Devonshire countryside, close to the Devon and Cornwall border, Scarlett’s Barn is a delightful home-from-home barn conversion ideal for those who want to...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £376

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in a rural setting close to Godshill, Isle of Wight.


A barn conversion, in a rural setting, with a welcoming, rustic feel to it, 1 Bagwich Barn offers an ideal base in the middle of the The Isle of Wight, from which to explore north ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in a rural setting close to Godshill, Isle of Wight


A barn conversion in a rural setting, you'll enjoy a feeling of peace from the moment you step inside this lovely retreat, with its exposed beams and rustic decor. Sitting within t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

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