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.

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

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


The Ivy is a compact double bedroom annexe offering comfortable accommodation for a couple seeking a relaxing island escape. Ideally located, with Shanklin village and beach a shor...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £275 - £510

1 bedroom apartment near the beach near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Peace and privacy are assured in this stylish first floor apartment just one mile from Cape Cornwall and the spectacular South West Coast Path. Tegen’s light and airy open plan liv...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £276 - £690

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


Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight: think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £277 - £528

Dog friendly glamping in a gorgeous wagon near Crediton, North Devon.


There are tempting glimpses of the high hills of Dartmoor National Park in the distance, sweeping farmland stretching away to the front, incredible craftsmanship, the delight of un...

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

Price per week £277 - £750 *

* Includes

1 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Okehampton, Devon.


This pretty single-storey cottage is part of the history of the lovely mid-Devon village of Iddesleigh. The Old Coach House was just that in days past, but it is now a cosy and wel...

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

Price per week £278 - £561

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Gorgeous, stylish and cosy, Little Bambaroo is the perfect retreat for a short break or a holiday in the heart of the pretty village of Gulval in the far west of Cornwall. The exce...

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

Price per week £279 - £698

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Meadowsweet is the slightly larger of the two barns. Two steps lead up into the living-room, with its polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen-area is fitted i...

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

Price per week £280 - £540

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

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

Price per week £280 - £540

Luxury dog friendly glamping wagon near Bideford, North Devon.


Simply wow! Set in the most idyllic location, stunningly spacious Larkworthy Retreat provides the perfect glamping venue and, with your four-legged friends welcome too, it is the i...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £281 - £760 *

* Includes

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Ostler’s Cottage is a delightful retreat for two in a stunning area of north Devon which boasts unique landscapes and heritage. Found down an unmade lane, this charming terraced co...

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

Price per week £282 - £585

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