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

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Looe, Cornwall.


There are tantalising glimpses of the sparkling waters of Talland Bay through the trees surrounding Fred's House, where the big sheltered garden is perfect for outdoor meals and th...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £376 - £1120 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 27 Oct and 8 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 23 Mar 2019, 26 Oct and 7 Dec 2019. Only the ground floor is available when booking at the discounted rate.

Clifftop Shepherds Hut sleeping two with sea views in Seaton (Devon).


This beautifully positioned shepherd's hut has outstanding 180 degree views across Lyme Bay to the cliffs of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. You can be lulled to sleep by the so...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £377 - £672

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


This is a gorgeous little bolthole, right in the middle of lovely Portscatho on the Roseland peninsula and just yards from Tatam's beach (and Tatam's boutique cafe selling deliciou...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £378 - £870

1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

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

Price per week £379 - £765

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  • 25% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 24 Jul 2018

    £573.75 £430.31

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Looe, Cornwall.


The water at Talland Bay seems to glitter in the sun, as if a million fireflies were dancing on the surface. What better place to relax and take in this breathtaking view than Litt...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £382 - £771

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

Price per week £386 - £1285 *

* Includes 25% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 3 Nov and 8 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 16 Mar 2019, 2 Nov and 7 Dec 2019. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

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

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

Price per week £387 - £1210 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 between 3 Nov and 15 Dec 2018, 5 Jan and 30 Mar 2019, 2 Nov and 14 Dec 2019.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Agnes.


Just yards from the coastal footpath and spectacular clifftop walks above Porthtowan beach on the rugged north Cornish coast, Ocean Retreat is the perfect bolthole for walkers, sur...

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

Price per week £389 - £846

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


The 'wow' factor can be an over-used term – but not in this instance. Found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a mile from Dartmoor, The Hay Barn is really special. With its...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £390 - £735

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  • 15% off

    29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018

    £661.50 £562.70

  • 15% off

    6 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

    £712.51 £606.05

Woodland cabin with hot tub, sleeping two near South Molton in North Devon.


King's Cabin has a delightful uninterrupted view directly down the length of the valley and the huge deck is the perfect private setting for the hot tub. A little path (steep in pl...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £390 - £695

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