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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454 *

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Step back in time and enjoy this gorgeous terraced cottage, which has been lovingly restored and sits along an original cobbled street, where peace and plenty are assured. The ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454 *

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £528.00 £475.20

  • 10% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £642.00 £577.80

  • 10% off

    12 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019

    £642.00 £577.80

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

7 nights from £454

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes yo...

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

7 nights from £454

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  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £567.30 £453.60

  • 20% off

    12 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019

    £567.30 £453.60

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

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

7 nights from £454

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.


Grab your body-boards and wetsuits, walking boots and binoculars, buckets and spades and head off to Skiber-an-Fenten for a holiday that promises to be packed full of coastal caper...

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

7 nights from £454

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £567.84 £454.27

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

7 nights from £454

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Chick Cottage is in a fabulous location just above safe, sandy Porthcurnick Beach, where you will find the famous Hidden Hut, and opposite, the renowned Rosevine Hotel. The Driftwo...

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

7 nights from £454

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

7 nights from £454

2 bedroom, dog friendly, self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Poised minutes away from Porthcurnick beach, this comfortable modern cottage has lovely sea views out to Gull Rock, Nare Head and beyond. One of a terrace of four, there is a prett...

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

7 nights from £454

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Boscastle.


Located in the small hamlet of Bossiney, Bossiney View is a spacious property set back on the old coastal road between Boscastle and Tintagel and is only a five minute walk from th...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £455

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


Beautifully decorated in neutral tones throughout, Alcantara is a well-presented, spacious property offering flexible family accommodation in the heart of Seaview. This detache...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £455

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £568.20 £454.56

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £455

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 £455

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

7 nights from £455

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 £455

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £456 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Coverack, West Cornwall.


A hidden gem nestled in a back street in the heart of St Keverne, the largest village on the Helford featuring two pubs and a church clustered around a pretty central square. D...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £456 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £464.28 £371.42

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