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

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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
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7 nights from £351

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

7 nights from £352

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


4 Carina is a modestly furnished, first floor apartment in a converted house which offers a great value break for families or a couple. Centrally located and just yards from the sh...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £352

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £439.74 £351.79

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £352

2 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Ventnor, Isle of Wight


6 St Joseph’s has stunning panoramic sea views, which you can sit and admire from the balcony, living room and master bedroom! Ideally positioned between Bonchurch and Ventnor this...

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

7 nights from £352

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

7 nights from £352

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


What a great cottage this is – Lambkin Cottage has a cosy open plan living area on the first floor, the ideal place to plan the day ahead, and a choice of three areas to sit out an...

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7 nights from £352

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £470.80 £423.72

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7 nights from £354

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


The Carriage House is a contemporary style cottage located close to a stunning stretch of the North Cornish coastline. This single-storey detached cottage has its own enclosed ...

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7 nights from £354

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £442.20 £353.76

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7 nights from £355

2 bedroom thatched, rural cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


With its delightfully private garden, this little Grade II Listed thatched cottage lies down a short unmade lane on the edge of Nancegollan, a small village straddling the Helston ...

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7 nights from £355

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £444.12 £355.20

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £444.12 £355.20

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    6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

    £532.95 £426.40

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

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

7 nights from £356

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


Trebow is a comfortable and welcoming stone bungalow found at the end of a private road, in a cluster of four houses surrounded by rolling farmland. Commanding a panoramic view...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £356

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    23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019

    £444.40 £355.52

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £357

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


At the heart of the rural hamlet of Trequite, yet only minutes from the vibrant and bustling north Cornish coast, White Cottage is simply an adorable holiday home. Great care and a...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £357

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £445.64 £356.51

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

7 nights from £357

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Looe, Cornwall.


Commanding lovely views down the valley towards the glistening waters of Talland Bay, this haven of tranquility lies between Looe and Polperro, just a quarter of a mile up the hill...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £357

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £446.02 £356.82

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

7 nights from £357

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


With cosy under-floor heating and a warm welcome, Higher Manhay Barn perfectly typifies the expression ‘good things come in small packages’. This gorgeous little detached granite c...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £357

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £446.60 £357.28

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