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

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

7 nights from £276

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach near Sennen.


Traditional granite steps lead up to the spacious first floor, open plan accommodation at Streamside Mill. St Just, where you will find eclectic galleries, pubs and restaurants, is...

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

7 nights from £276

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

7 nights from £279

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

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

7 nights from £279

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £527.77 £422.40

  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £527.77 £422.40

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

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

7 nights from £280

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.


Set on a bustling square approaching the harbour town of Penzance, Bumble Bee Cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore Cornwall. This semi-detached cottage retains many origin...

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

7 nights from £280

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

7 nights from £281

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Ventnor, Isle of Wight


Located in a rural village setting, Berryl Mead View is a delightful home from home cottage with plenty of space, well equipped throughout and extremely comfortable living room wit...

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

7 nights from £281

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £282 *

Glamping for 4 people with hot tub near Bude, North Cornwall.


Rivendell Glamping Pods are curvy, cute, comfortable and unique in design. They provide the opportunity to enjoy camping in luxury with fabulous far reaching views across the Tamar...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £282 *

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £282

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...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £282

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £534.75 £428.00

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

7 nights from £283 *

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


The Wagon with Faraway Views takes Glamping to a really high standard and is a great choice for a couple or a family with young children. Dogs are very much welcome here and there ...

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

7 nights from £283 *

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £600.00 £480.00

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £600.00 £480.00

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £286

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

7 nights from £286

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £475.20 £380.00

  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £475.20 £380.00

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £288

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in a creekside hamlet near Truro, Cornwall.


A short stroll from the waters of Restronguet Creek, halfway between Truro and Falmouth, this is the ideal location for exploring both north and south coasts and all points in betw...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £288

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

7 nights from £292

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


Owned by a local artist and originally part of the historic Boskenna Estate, The Coach House Cottage is set within a sunny courtyard and is full of quirky charm and interesting art...

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

7 nights from £292

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