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

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Boscastle.


Pull up a chair on the verandah and sit back and enjoy the view that stretches out across the open countryside to the dramatic coastline and the Atlantic Ocean beyond - welcome to ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £286 - £895 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 2 + cot on selected dates. Bedroom 2 is excluded at the discounted rate.

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


All on one level, this stylish open plan cottage is ideal for guests with limited mobility. Set on the edge of Lamorna Cove and the South West Coast Path, The Top Shelter is the pe...

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

Price per week £287 - £732

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


This delectably simple little pied-a-terre, set midway between both coasts, makes an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The private south-facing garden, with its handy shed for bik...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £287 - £595

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Beaworthy, North Devon.


Ostler’s Cottage is a delightful retreat for two in a stunning area of north Devon which boasts unique landscapes and heritage. Found down an unmade lane, this charming terraced co...

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

Price per week £290 - £585

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1 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in Beer, South Devon.


Topsails is a welcoming bolthole a stone's throw from the unspoilt pebbled beach at Beer, a traditional fishing village in a sheltered bay on the beautiful east Devon World Heritag...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £290 - £585

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  • 25% off

    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £573.30 £429.75

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


Knighton Farm is in a magical setting, tucked into a sheltered valley yet surrounded by the dramatic scenery and wide open space of Exmoor. This traditional farmstead has fishing r...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £290 - £585

1 bedroom, rural holiday apartment near Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Just two miles from Mousehole and Newlyn lies the lovely Cumbrae Retreat, a luxurious and extremely well-equipped apartment. The multi-room Sonos audio system and Smart TV can only...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £290 - £726

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
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £292 - £730 *

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

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Sitting alongside but totally separate from the Owners' home and in the small hamlet of Higher Brea, this cute detached retreat has been designed and furnished with comfort and rel...

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

Price per week £292 - £600

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  • 20% off

    25 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018

    £578.20 £462.56

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

Price per week £292 - £620

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