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

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7 nights from £308

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


Set in the heart of the pretty village of St Mawgan and only a five minute drive from the golden sands and stunning coastline of Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth, Forge Cottage is a ...

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7 nights from £308

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £384.75 £307.80

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7 nights from £313

2 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


Driftwood Cottage, the centre of three traditional terraced cottages, is tucked away in a quiet location near the 13th Century Church in the village of Gerrans. The cottage has...

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7 nights from £313

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £391.04 £312.80

  • Sleeps 4
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7 nights from £314

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Brixham, South Devon.


Located in the heart of Brixham, 1 Pump Street Mews, a bright and airy apartment, provides a great base to return to after a day exploring or relaxing in this spectacular part of t...

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7 nights from £314

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £391.87 £313.60

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    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £441.82 £353.60

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    27 Apr 2019 - 4 May 2019

    £400.37 £320.00

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7 nights from £315

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Forge, next door to The Cob (2676), is single-storey and has its own small patio-area to one side. Very warm and cosy inside, this is a pretty cottage (watch the step down to t...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £315

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £393.77 £315.02

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £316

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


The perfect bolt-hole for families, 61 Drake Cottage is a comfortably furnished beach bungalow located in a small waterside development on the edge of Seaview. Just yards from the ...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £316

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £318

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, South Cornwall.


Boasting two pubs, a butcher, and two grocers, St Day is a thriving, friendly Cornish village only a few minutes' drive from the sandy beaches at Porthtowan and Portreath. A self-c...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £318

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £397.50 £318.00

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7 nights from £319

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


Yardley is a charming Victorian cottage, set in the centre of the pretty sailing village of Seaview. The beach and local shops are only a few minutes from your doorstep making this...

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7 nights from £319

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £375.11 £318.84

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  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £319

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in a rural setting close to Godshill, Isle of Wight


A barn conversion in a rural setting, you'll enjoy a feeling of peace from the moment you step inside this lovely retreat, with its exposed beams and rustic decor. Sitting within t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £319

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £398.56 £318.85

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £319

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in a rural setting close to Godshill, Isle of Wight.


A barn conversion, in a rural setting, with a welcoming, rustic feel to it, 1 Bagwich Barn offers an ideal base in the middle of the The Isle of Wight, from which to explore north ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £319

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £398.56 £318.85

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

7 nights from £320

2 bedroom, rural self catering apartment near the beach in Ryde.


6 Sandlands is a modest top floor apartment with a large, open plan living area, just a stroll away from Ryde's wonderfully sandy beaches, the canoe lake and the children's sand pa...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £320

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  • 10% off

    6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

    £442.01 £397.81

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

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