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

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £294

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Penzance, Cornwall.


Set on a bustling square approaching the harbour town of Penzance, Bumble Bee Cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore Cornwall. This semi-detached cottage retains many origin...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £294

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £295

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


With its wood-burner to keep you snug whatever time of year you visit, this lovely little stone-built cottage is the perfect base for exploring the coastal footpaths and ancient fi...

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  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £295

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £368.68 £294.94

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  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £296

1 bedroom apartment near the beach near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Peace and privacy are assured in this stylish first floor apartment just one mile from Cape Cornwall and the spectacular South West Coast Path. Tegen’s light and airy open plan...

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7 nights from £296

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    20 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019

    £349.24 £314.10

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7 nights from £298

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


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

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  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £298

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £298

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage, Lifton, Dartmoor.


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, approached by a green lane, bordered by sun-dappled woodland, Leat Mill is delightful. A pretty enclosed patio overlooks tranquil surround...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £298

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    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £372.36 £297.89

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £298 *

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Dawlish, South Devon.


A ten minute walk down to the sea, the village of Holcombe is tucked away in the Devon countryside but within easy reach of the attractions of the south Devon coast. This cosy,...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £298 *

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £387.40 £309.92

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

7 nights from £299

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of your own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this i...

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

7 nights from £299

  • Sleeps 2 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £299

1 bedroom, dog friendly studio near Tavistock, North Devon.


The Apple Store is an idyllic romantic retreat for two. Nestled within the stunning Devon countryside and offering the most beautiful and uninterrupted views, this cosy little retr...

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

7 nights from £299

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

7 nights from £299 *

Dog friendly glamping in a gorgeous wagon near Crediton, North Devon.


The Wagon with Faraway Views takes Glamping to a really high standard and is a great choice for a couple or a family with young children. Dogs are very much welcome here and there ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £299 *

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £308.87 £277.98

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £300

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Wind your way along country lanes to this truly delightful retreat that is just the tonic for those looking to enjoy precious time together and escape the humdrum of everyday life....

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £300

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £374.38 £299.50

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