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

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

7 nights from £374 *

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 £374 *

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £466.97 £373.57

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

7 nights from £374 *

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


Prepare to get really rural: Campion, our very special luxury safari tent, is glamorous camping with a difference. Set in an unspoilt, quiet meadow in beautiful north Cornwall, it ...

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

7 nights from £374 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £466.97 £373.57

  • 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 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £387.22 £309.78

  • 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

  • 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 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £393.18 £314.55

  • 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

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

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

7 nights from £376

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


With reverse level accommodation taking full advantage of the glorious view, you will be drawn onto the Juliet balcony from the minute you step inside Forget-me-not. The spacious o...

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

7 nights from £376

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £418.00 £376.20

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

7 nights from £376

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (an...

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

7 nights from £376

  • 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

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