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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £344

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Winkleigh, North Devon.


Surrounded by unspoilt mid-Devon countryside with Dartmoor in the distance, Cherryblossom Cottage is a tranquil and welcoming barn conversion, set in an ideal location for those wh...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £344

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Boscastle, North Cornwall.


Tucked away down leafy country lanes, The Linhay is a wonderfully restful retreat in a tranquil location. Beautifully presented throughout, and with easy access to explore the unta...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

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 £345

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

7 nights from £346

2 bedroom self catering cottage in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Little Martley is in a row of five cottages, which were formerly workshops for the Bolitho estate, set back from the flowing Chyandour Brook which winds its way from the Bone Valle...

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

7 nights from £346

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Beaworthy, South Devon.


This charming cottage is set within the most beautiful and tranquil countryside, offering numerous walks, breathtaking views and the ultimate in peace and quiet; this fabulous dog-...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £346

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

7 nights from £347

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 ...

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

7 nights from £347

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £347

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


Situated down a quiet lane off the main road of the bustling village of Kilkhampton, cosy detached Bluebell Cottage is the ideal base for a truly wonderful holiday in north Cornwal...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £347

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

7 nights from £351

2 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Ryde.


6 Pier View Court, perfectly located right on the seafront at Ryde, is a modern, well presented second floor apartment, tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. Relax...

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

7 nights from £351

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

7 nights from £351

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bodmin, North Cornwall.


Nestling above the River Camel in a serene wooded valley, Beechwood is a contemporary, semi-detached single-storey property where peace and quiet are the order of the day. Thoughtf...

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

7 nights from £351

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

7 nights from £351

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


4 Tollgate Cottage is located near Seaview on the Duver - a beach front area that is home to the stunning Hersey Nature Reserve. This cosy cottage would suit a small family or a co...

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

7 nights from £351

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