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 £377

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mullion, West Cornwall.


Step down into the quiet quadrangle of attractive granite barns, cross the communal garden, open the door and you will find the most perfectly charming retreat for two. Nestling be...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £377

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

7 nights from £377

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


The Sheep Shed is a delightful bolthole for couples, ideal for those who want to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Lovingly converted by the Owners, this former farm bui...

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

7 nights from £377

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

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with an outdoor pool Perranporth, Cornwall


Nanteague Cottage is a spacious one bedroom cottage, ideal for couples. Standing detached at the edge of the central courtyard, it has a large patio sheltered by fencing to offer p...

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

7 nights from £378

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

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This enchanting cottage has been converted with the utmost care blending old stone walls with lovely linens and beautiful furnishings. The accommodation is reversed, with the lovel...

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

7 nights from £378

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom, rural holiday apartment near Fowey, South Cornwall.


This wonderful retreat offers peace, tranquility and top quality accommodation. Beautifully presented and set in idyllic countryside, The Hayloft has views over fields and woodland...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


A cosy rural retreat for two on the edge of the National Trust’s beautiful Penrose Estate, Smugglers Cottage nestles quietly beside a handful of similar stone dwellings in a truly ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378

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

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

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


This really is the most beautifully designed bolthole for two. A romantic retreat with 'wow' factor in a traditional, rural hamlet setting in gorgeous south Somerset, close to the ...

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

7 nights from £378

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Lostwithiel is the ancient capital of Cornwall, full of history with an enchanting mix of stone buildings, antiques shops and independent retailers. Old Quay Cottage is a sympathet...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Gerrans.


Spaven Mor is a timber-clad cottage situated in the grounds of the friendly village pub, The Royal Standard, in Gerrans. This single-storey former workshop has been beautifully con...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £378

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

7 nights from £378 *

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


Situated on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Portscatho, this wonderfully spacious bungalow has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with a light and air...

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

7 nights from £378 *

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