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

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

7 nights from £433

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Portreath, North Cornwall.


A tranquil location, pretty countryside, great beaches and a warm welcome are waiting for you when you stay at Wingfield Cottage. Cleverly designed and using the natural beauty of ...

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

7 nights from £433

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £433

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


Woodbine Barn is in a magical rural setting between the stunning beaches of the north Devon coast and the wilds of Exmoor National Park. This very high quality barn conversion is a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £433

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £434

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


This gorgeous detached property will surpass expectations in all respects. Created from an original farm building on an historic farmstead, The Cow Shed excels itself in the attent...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £434

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

7 nights from £435

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near St Agnes, North Cornwall.


Just a few minutes' drive from the renowned surfing beaches of Porthtowan and Perranporth, Honeysuckle Cottage is a perfect base for exploring this dramatically beautiful part of C...

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

7 nights from £435

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 £436

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Sennen with a pool.


Immaculate and furnished to a very high standard, this first (or last) contemporary retreat has a wood-burner, use of the large outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beg...

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

7 nights from £436

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

7 nights from £436

2 bedroom apartment near the beach with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Set on the water’s edge in the popular fishing village of Portscatho, Top Deck’s light and airy open plan living area has stunning views across the tiny harbour and out over Gerran...

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

7 nights from £436

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £437

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House is a hidden gem just a short drive inland from the famous Jurassic Coast. This de...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £437

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

7 nights from £438

2 bedroom, dog friendly apartment with sea views in Sennen, Cornwall.


See the crashing ocean as you enter this comfortable apartment, set on the seafront at Sennen Cove. Little Bo is the perfect place to enjoy the sea views all year round. The at...

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

7 nights from £438

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

7 nights from £439

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Mullion, Cornwall.


Tucked away in the centre of Mullion yet within a mile of the beach, little Corlan Cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village shops and facilities are just beyond ...

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

7 nights from £439

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £439 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


From within this spacious detached cottage it is hard to believe you are in the heart of St Erth, just a short walk from the village shop and pub and the pretty footpaths meanderin...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £439 *

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