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

  • 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 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £487

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Portscatho, Cornwall.


The Little Barn is a delightful detached barn conversion situated in the hamlet of Treworlas on the cliffs above Pendower Beach with views across the bay to Portscatho. Restored to...

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

7 nights from £487

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

7 nights from £487 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly rural cottage near Liskeard.


Polwrath is delightful, found down a narrow lane on the edge of Tremar village. The Owners live next door and nurture marvellous gardens, which spread out in front of the property....

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

7 nights from £487 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £487 *

3 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach in St Ives, West Cornwall.


The Puffin is a gorgeous beautifully furnished apartment located over three floors, and a short walk from the heart of St Ives with its array of vibrant little shops and tucked awa...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £487 *

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous cottage is a wonderfully comfortable bolthole, set in an idyllic rural hamlet and surrounded by walks, horse-riding and cycle trails. Kingfisher Cottage (named becaus...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487

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

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


With stunning rural views from your deck, and a fabulous open plan interior, Furrow Lodge snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportun...

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

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lynchet Lodge is a gorgeous open plan cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped to provide all that you need for a relaxing holiday in rural Dorset. The open plan kitchen/dining/...

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

7 nights from £488

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488 *

4 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with sea views near Helston, West Cornwall.


With an enviable position overlooking the pretty seaside village of Cadgwith, Sea View could just be the perfect holiday cottage in this beautiful and unspoilt area of Cornwall. Th...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488 *

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the sea near Torpoint, Cornwall.


Fall in love with the beauty and charm of Mount Edgcumbe at this absolute gem of a cottage. Originally built in the early 1900s this immaculate semi-detached cottage has been beaut...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £488

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £880.00 £704.00

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £880.00 £704.00

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


The views from this pretty semi-detached cottage, across to St Michael’s Mount and the Atlantic Ocean, are simply magnificent. ‘The Mount’ majestically dominates the bay at Marazio...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £488

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  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £927.67 £742.40

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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