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

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

7 nights from £377

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Instow, Devon.


Sea Cottage is a New England style 'beach retreat' chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will ap...

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

7 nights from £377

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  • 10% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £426.40 £383.40

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Branscombe, Devon.


Smugglers Cottage is in a perfect location just one mile inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast, not far from the Devon/Dorset border on the outskirts of the beautiful east Devon ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378 *

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

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

7 nights from £378

2 bedroom 2 bathroom dog-friendly fishermans cottage in Appledore


Poachers Cottage is at the heart of the historic north Devon fishing village of Appledore, set in a little cobbled courtyard off the iconic Irsha Street, a stone's throw from the w...

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

7 nights from £378

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

7 nights from £378

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


A beach hut by the sea is exactly what Krowji is, and what a beach! Polzeath has it all; surfing, acres of sand, cowrie shell hunting, trendy shops, a plethora of restaurants a...

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

7 nights from £378

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £473.00 £378.40

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

7 nights from £379

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Tucked deep in beautiful Devon countryside, offering woodland walks and coastal trips, Oak Leaf will delight discerning guests. Impeccably renovated, this semi-detached cottage ove...

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

7 nights from £379

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

7 nights from £379

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


This sensitively converted reverse-level barn is set in beautiful countryside, a short drive from St Ives and the north coast's glorious sandy beaches. This detached property s...

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

7 nights from £379

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £474.05 £379.20

  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £474.05 £379.20

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £568.86 £455.20

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

7 nights from £380

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the sea in Torpoint, Cornwall.


Want the chance to stay right in the heart of a historic country park? Then look no further than charming Horseshoe Cottage. Right on your doorstep, the 865 glorious acres of p...

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

7 nights from £380

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £474.76 £380.00

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £380

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


With wonderful waterside views from this comfortable duplex apartment, you will find yourself very content watching the boats pass by. Part of the Packet Quays development in Falmo...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £380

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £475.20 £380.16

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £381

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


Crab Apple Cottage is perfectly placed for the tranquility of the Blackdown Hills and the dramatic scenery and beaches of the east Devon Jurassic Coast. This newly renovated, detac...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £381

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

7 nights from £381

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Steps lead up to this gorgeous converted sail loft set close to the centre of St Mawes, famous for its quaint harbour and delightful passenger ferry to Falmouth. Tucked away an...

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

7 nights from £381

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