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

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £833 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near St Agnes.


Clifftop location? Tick. Stunning coastal views? Tick. Hot tub to soak away the stresses of everyday life while drinking in the view? Tick. Ocean Breeze certainly ticks all the rig...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £833 *

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £878

2 bedroom holiday apartment with sea views in Dartmouth, South Devon.


This beautiful apartment is superb from every angle. Perched overhanging the River Dart, the view of the stunning Dart Marina is unrivalled; fling open the patio doors and prepare ...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £878

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  • 15% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £1130.90 £961.27

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1187 *

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


This impressive, recently-built eco-house is situated in a commanding elevated position on one of St Mawes' most exclusive roads. Enjoying panoramic sea views over the whole of Fal...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1187 *

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

7 nights from £1289

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with views of the river in Lymington, Hampshire.


A special ‘Just for Two’ rate applies outside of school holidays, call us to book. Just moments from the water’s edge at Lymington, this semi-detached whitewashed cottage provid...

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

7 nights from £1289

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

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £227

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


Enjoy outstanding views, wonderful walks and an abundance of wildlife from this delightful single-storey barn conversion nestled in the heart of glorious countryside and farmland. ...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £227

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  • 50% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £454.41 £227.00

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £243

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight


4A Ship House, an attractive townhouse positioned right in the middle of Seaview, is perfect for a family looking for a coastal break. 'Ship shape' in presentation, the fantastic t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £243

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  • 40% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £405.31 £243.00

  • 25% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £528.45 £396.00

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £298

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


A Victorian property set on a quiet road and yards from the beach. Oaks is a well-equipped property, decorated to a high standard and perfect for families with open plan seating an...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £298

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £372.74 £298.19

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £322

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Praa Sands.


As its name suggests, this delightful cottage overlooks the pretty 14th Century church in the quaint village of Germoe and is only a mile from the child-friendly sandy beach at Pra...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £322

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £402.98 £322.38

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £334

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview Isle of Wight.


1 The Saltings is a three-bedroom, lower ground floor apartment boasting a lovely beachfront location. It would ideally suit a family with children keen to enjoy the delights of th...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £334

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £417.70 £334.16

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £359

2 bedroom self catering cottage at Island Harbour, near Newport.


Spring Tide is a delightful holiday cottage situated in a small development at Island Harbour Marina on the banks of the River Medina. The marina is set in a beautiful secluded val...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £359

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