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 Sat

7 nights from £599

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Mullion.


Welcoming and completely memorable, this penthouse apartment features luxurious finishes and furnishings, soft fluffy towels and breathtaking views of Mullion Cove harbour; simply ...

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

7 nights from £599

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £629

1 bedroom, dog friendly home with a pool near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Cedar is perfect for couples, a beautifully appointed and luxuriously spacious retreat offering a wonderfully chilled-out holiday experience. There are floor to ceiling windows ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £629

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £786.29 £629.03

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Falmouth, Cornwall.


Tucked away in a wonderfully tranquil location behind Swanpool Nature Reserve and just a 10 minute walk from Swanpool beach, this modern, spacious family house is the perfect locat...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £652 *

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £897.75 £718.20

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £688 *

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Creek Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage tucked away on the side of a quiet wooded creek on the north side of the Helford, home to herons and scores of little egrets as well as...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £688 *

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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £692 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous rural barn conversion tucked away on the Roseland peninsula is truly a hidden treasure in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautifully presented and exception...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £692 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £951.72 £761.38

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £702

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Willow is part of The Emerald, an award-winning eco development set in tranquil countryside just minutes from Falmouth and Truro, and is a lovely contemporary single-storey eco-ret...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £702

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £754

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with a swimming pool near Falmouth


Fern is a beautifully appointed and luxuriously spacious retreat for couples, perfect for a wonderfully chilled-out holiday. The open plan living-room has floor to ceiling windo...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £754

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

7 nights from £950 *

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portreath, North Cornwall.


This is a beach house in every sense of the word, with light, bright open spaces, indoor-outdoor living on the private roof-deck lounge and views to leave you speechless. Giant win...

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

7 nights from £950 *

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  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £1383.30 £1106.64

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

7 nights from £950 *

3 bedroom cottage with sea views in Portreath, North Cornwall.


This stunningly designed contemporary beach house with unobstructed views over Portreath beach is likely to take your breath away. The liberal use of glass floods the living space ...

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

7 nights from £950 *

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  • 20% off

    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £1383.30 £1106.64

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £261

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Porthallow, West Cornwall.


A charming 200 year old Cornish cottage on the outskirts of the pretty village of St Keverne. Perfect for a couple or small family, this delightful character cottage makes an ideal...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £261

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  • 30% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £372.87 £261.10

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