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.

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

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near the beach in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.


The Ivy is a compact double bedroom annexe offering comfortable accommodation for a couple seeking a relaxing island escape. Ideally located, with Shanklin village and beach a shor...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £295 - £510

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Brixham, Devon.


Close to Berry Head National Nature Reserve and the coast path, The Lookout is a beautiful, modern house with fabulous sea views across Torbay. The open plan, L-shaped living-room ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £297 - £854 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 17 Mar 2018, 29 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


This delightful barn conversion, surrounded by 280 acres of glorious Cornish countryside, is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a slower pace of life and time to unwind. Appro...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £298 - £745

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Cleveland Cottage has the advantage of a choice of two prices – for bookings by two or four guests. This very pretty cottage, on the edge of Exmoor National Park, a few miles from ...

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

Price per week £299 - £860 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot.

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


If you are looking for the ‘wow’ factor, you need look no further! This stylish retreat is just one mile from Mousehole, yet set in a peaceful, rural hamlet in the heart of far wes...

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

Price per week £302 - £756

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Nestled in the lovely hamlet of Treskillard, on the Owners' smallholding, you will find this adorable little cottage, once home to the gardener's rake and flower pots. Peace, green...

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

Price per week £304 - £699

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel court...

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

Price per week £307 - £580

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

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

Price per week £307 - £580

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near St Ives, West Cornwall.


Beautifully maintained gardens and a private meadow surround Chy-an-Hobi, a quintessential detached cottage in idyllic countryside where peace and privacy are assured. The spacious...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £309 - £1872 *

* Includes 50% off for parties up to 2 + cot between 6 Jan and 16 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 8 Dec 2018. Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dulverton, Somerset.


Sitting in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Week Cottage dates back to the 1690s and is all picture-book old world charm inside. A spacious boot-room, perfect for muddy boots (an...

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

Price per week £310 - £585

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