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

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

7 nights from £469

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


Taking its name from the nearby bridge over the Walkham river, Huckworthy is a truly idyllic couple's retreat. Granite steps lead you up to the front door and private garden area, ...

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

7 nights from £469

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £475

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


Take one beautifully-converted granite barn, sprinkle with quirky flourishes then add wall-to-wall comfort. This is the recipe for success at Smugglers Lane where the living is eas...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £475

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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £475 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


A beautifully styled terraced house in the pretty village of Flushing, this is the ideal place for a fabulous holiday. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £475 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £653.40 £522.72

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

7 nights from £477 *

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Set in an enviable position in the centre of the glamorous waterside village of St Mawes this gorgeous second floor apartment boasts the most incredible sea views over the harbour ...

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

7 nights from £477 *

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

7 nights from £486 *

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in St Ives, West Cornwall.


See the ocean as you enter this contemporary first floor apartment, looking through the open plan living-room to the clear blue bay. Drop your bags and head down the hill to th...

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

7 nights from £486 *

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  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £534.82 £481.34

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £502 *

2 bedroom, rural retreat near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Surrounded by rolling hills and wonderful countryside yet within easy reach of Porthleven's fabulous shops, pubs, restaurants and picturesque harbour. Outside, a terrace planted wi...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £502 *

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

7 nights from £508 *

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Set in its own tropical wonderland, this stylish retreat offers peace and plenty and much more. Step inside Carter's Croft and enter a world of vintage elegance, with its mix of re...

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

7 nights from £508 *

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £693.50 £624.15

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £522 *

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


Found in rolling Devon farmland in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a mile from Dartmoor, this delightful detached property at Lower Chaddlehanger has far reaching views towar...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £522 *

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £523 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Surrounded by the wooded countryside of the National Trust's Penrose Estate and just over a mile from the pretty harbour village of Porthleven, nestled on a hillside not far from t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £523 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views near Boscastle.


With the most enviable views across Trebarwith Strand out to sea, Praxis offers the perfect setting for those looking for the ultimate seaside getaway. Located in the heart of this...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

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