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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473 *

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Meadows is a truly delightful stone-built barn now lovingly converted into a gorgeous holiday cottage. The open plan living-room is the sociable hub of the house, where floor to ce...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473 *

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

7 nights from £475

2 bedroom, cottage with sea views, hot tub and pool in Sennen


Definitely the first (or last) hot tub and outdoor swimming pool in the country! This immaculate retreat is all on one level making it perfect for guests of all ages. Your own hot ...

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

7 nights from £475

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    25 Jan 2019 - 1 Feb 2019

    £527.43 £474.30

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    1 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019

    £527.43 £474.30

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    8 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019

    £527.43 £474.30

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    15 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019

    £599.67 £540.00

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £477 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Port Isaac, Cornwall.


Set down a country lane only a few minutes’ drive from Port Isaac on the north coast of Cornwall, Daydream Cottage is just perfection. Beautifully furnished and presented to a high...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £477 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £479

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


Set on the edge of the beautiful grounds of Trewan Hall, only a short distance from the breathtaking north Cornwall coast, this single-storey, semi-detached Grade II Listed barn co...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £479

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £479

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


Situated in the heart of the countryside, yet only four miles from the north Cornish coastline, this single-storey, semi-detached barn conversion provides the ultimate luxury holid...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £479

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

7 nights from £480

2 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Apt 1 Springfield Court is a luxurious, ground floor apartment, set in an exclusive development in the picturesque village of Seaview. It would suit a small family or a couple in n...

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

7 nights from £480

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

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

7 nights from £480

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Fabulous uninterrupted views across the Carrick Roads from Falmouth harbour to the Roseland peninsula are showcased from the first floor sitting-room and master bedroom of this lov...

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

7 nights from £480

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £482 *

4 bedroom, holiday cottage near Colyton, South Devon with a hot tub


Stable Tallet is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to east Devon’s stunning Jurassic Coast. Set on a friendly working farm, this detached home-from-home has the bonus ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £482 *

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub near Honiton, Devon


Snaffles Lodge is a unique Scandinavian-style property on the edge of east Devon’s Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This comfortable detached lodge has a ful...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

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


In the Blackdown Hills above Honiton, just 30 minutes from the Jurassic coastline and beaches at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Branscombe, this detached cottage is an excellent holiday ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

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