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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Mullion, Cornwall.


With views towards the sea from all the rear windows Gwennap View is a comfortable, deceptively spacious detached bungalow set in a pleasant residential area of Mullion, a village ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

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    5 May 2019 - 12 May 2019

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

7 nights from £484

Dog friendly luxury shepherds hut with hot tub and fishing pond near Bideford, North Devon.


This is an exceptional shepherd's hut in a simply unbeatable setting - sheltered in a little copse of trees in a private lakeside setting with its very own hot tub. The gentle roll...

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

7 nights from £484

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Newquay, Cornwall.


Located in the large private grounds of the Glendorgal Hotel which boasts fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean, you will discover 2 Glendorgal. Nestled in a quiet cul de sac this r...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £487 *

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

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

7 nights from £488

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Little Bokelly feels part of a secret kingdom, quite apart from the everyday world. Set down an unmade lane and converted from an old stable, its serene setting is quiet and peacef...

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

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £490

3 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview.


They say location is everything, and this property does not disappoint! Situated on the first floor, 2 Quay Rocks is a light-filled, modestly furnished apartment with a balcony, of...

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

7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £490 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Giles Cottage is an exceptionally attractive detached cottage, set within the stunning grounds of Wringworthy Farm. Staying in this beautiful Grade II Listed cottage you are guaran...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £490 *

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This very pretty former farm cottage, part of the Rosteague Manor courtyard buildings, is located in a lovely rural setting at the end of a private lane on the Rosteague Estate. ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Set in a peaceful wildflower meadow and just a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches, Hobie offers the finest luxury camping in a large, stylish safari tent. Its only neighb...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Get back to the simple things that matter with a relaxing stay at Woody, a luxurious, spacious and stylish safari tent located in a tranquil wildflower meadow with breathtaking vie...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

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

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