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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


Trefusis Lodge is just outside the delightfully pretty waterside village of Flushing, across the Penryn River from bustling maritime Falmouth. This lovely semi-detached Victorian c...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £460

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 £460

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

7 nights from £465

3 bedroom apartment with sea views in Westward Ho!, North Devon.


Nassau Court is a striking building which has pride of place right on the seafront with the sea a stone's throw away and the stunning north Devon beaches curving away into the dist...

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

7 nights from £465

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


Found in the village of Marldon, only a short distance from Totnes and the glorious Devon coast, this very comfortable cottage is furnished with real flair and style. Wisteria ...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £476

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

7 nights from £480

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Step back in time and enjoy this gorgeous terraced cottage, which has been lovingly restored and sits along an original cobbled street, where peace and plenty are assured. The cott...

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

7 nights from £480

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

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

7 nights from £488

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 £488

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

7 nights from £493

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Wareham, Dorset.


Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate...

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £505

3 bedroom, rural self catering apartment near the beach near Newport, Isle of Wight


This stunning barn conversion is located just outside the picturesque village of Chillerton, in the heart of the Island’s farming community between Newport and Chale. The outlook o...

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

7 nights from £505

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

7 nights from £520

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the sea in Boscastle, Cornwall.


Boscastle needs little introduction, its picturesque harbour being a well-known Cornish landmark. A mere two minute stroll back from the fishing boats tucked below the harbour wall...

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

7 nights from £520

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