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

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £416

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday apartment near the beach in Shanklin.


Park Lodge Annexe is a beautifully presented lower ground floor apartment within walking distance to the Rylstone Gardens and the Chine. The cliff path is a minute stroll away, lea...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £416

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

7 nights from £421

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Brook.


September Cottage is an excellent, family-friendly holiday home with an expansive, attractive kitchen and good-sized kitchen, sitting and dining areas. It's easy to imagine curling...

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

7 nights from £421

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

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £422

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Port Isaac, North Cornwall.


If you're looking for a taste of village life, then this enchanting end of terrace cottage in pretty St Teath, close to the north Cornish coastline, is just the answer. Within walk...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £422

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £428

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near St Ives.


The well-maintained enclosed gardens and terrace will entice you to Trevail on the outskirts of Carbis Bay, renowned for its beautiful family beach and restaurants. Trevail is a...

  • Sleeps 5 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £428

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

7 nights from £429

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family room (the beds...

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

7 nights from £429

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £536.36 £429.09

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

7 nights from £440

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

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

7 nights from £440

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £447

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Lowenna is a delightful semi-detached barn conversion with Bryher (3132) next door. Perfect for families, it is located in a lovely rural setting just a five minute walk from Porth...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £447

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £448

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


Perched above the harbour at Sennen Cove, Albatross is a stylish three-storey terraced retreat with wonderful sea views, perfect come rain or shine, as the roaring wood-burner in t...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £448

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

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

7 nights from £457

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Dartmouth, South Devon.


This beautiful cottage sits proudly within 20 acres of the most stunning private grounds. Little Coombe Cottage has been furnished to the highest of standards; with every last deta...

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

7 nights from £457

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  • 20% off

    28 Mar 2019 - 4 Apr 2019

    £632.80 £506.24

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

7 nights from £458

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


Set in the tranquil heart of Cornwall’s countryside just outside the village of Stithians, Little Seaureaugh (formerly known as Seaureugh Cottage) is the perfect rural getaway. Wit...

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

7 nights from £458

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £572.44 £457.95

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