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

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £404

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Newquay, North Cornwall.


Only a short stroll from the beautiful golden sands of Lusty Glaze and Porth Beach, this timber-framed, eco-friendly retreat provides the ideal base for a holiday by the sea. Set o...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £404

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

7 nights from £404

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 ove...

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

7 nights from £404

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £404

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


Only a short drive from the north coast's long golden beaches stretching between Godrevy Point and St Ives, this beautiful little barn stands in rural tranquility just outside the ...

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

7 nights from £404

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

7 nights from £406

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


Set in a tranquil location alongside a quiet lane and only a short drive from the pretty village of Gweek, this detached stone cottage is surrounded by countryside and is an ideal ...

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  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £406

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    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £771.12 £616.80

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

7 nights from £406

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
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £406

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Sidmouth, South Devon.


Sidbury is a delightful unspoilt village just three miles inland from Sidmouth on the wonderful east Devon Jurassic Coast. This tranquil spot is a perfect holiday base for explorin...

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

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £406

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Camelford, North Cornwall.


Set down a Cornish country lane, detached Chy Goff is a pretty stone cottage that sits perfectly in tune with its surroundings. Steps lead down to the garden and entrance; inside, ...

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

7 nights from £406

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £406

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Hocking’s Green is found down a leafy lane in a wonderfully tranquil rural location, yet close to the beaches, The Eden Project and clifftop walks of the Cornish south coast. Tucke...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £406

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

7 nights from £407

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 ...

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

7 nights from £407

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  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £732.00 £585.60

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

7 nights from £407

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious brig...

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

7 nights from £407

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