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

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

7 nights from £531 *

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Honiton, South Devon.


This stunning family-sized holiday home with private hot tub, large enclosed garden and wonderful stocked fishing lake is in east Devon, a short and easy drive from the World Herit...

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

7 nights from £531 *

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

7 nights from £532 *

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Cadgwith, West Cornwall.


Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the lovely beach at Kennack Sands just round the corner, this traditional stone cottage makes for a perfect holiday getaway fo...

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

7 nights from £532 *

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    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £664.52 £531.62

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

7 nights from £534 *

3 bedroom, holiday cottage near Axbridge, Somerset.


Yew Tree Batch is a truly peaceful detached house in a rural position in north Somerset, surrounded by a totally private and beautifully kept garden. There is a stunning terrace th...

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

7 nights from £534 *

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

7 nights from £535

2 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Wonderful panoramic views over Falmouth harbour towards the Roseland peninsula can be enjoyed from every room of this single-storey bungalow, and from the spacious terrace which ru...

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

7 nights from £535

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    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £715.85 £572.68

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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £537

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


This pretty Grade II Listed Edwardian Lodge is peacefully situated in the middle of the Rosteague Manor Estate, surrounded by views over meadows and ancient woodland; this is a tru...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £537

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £537 *

4 bedroom dog-friendly holiday cottage with sea views near Cadgwith.


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 £537 *

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £537 *

2 bedroom, rural retreat near Porthleven, West Cornwall.


Surrounded by rolling hills and wonderful countryside yet within easy reach of Porthleven's fabulous shops, pubs, restaurants and picturesque harbour. Outside, a terrace planted wi...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £537 *

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

7 nights from £537 *

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Set in its own tropical wonderland, this stylish retreat offers peace and plenty and much more. Step inside Carter's Croft and enter a world of vintage elegance, with its mix of re...

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

7 nights from £537 *

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £693.50 £624.15

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £538


Artists once flocked to this area of Cornwall, where the ever-changing light is unique. Close to Lamorna Cove, Tregurnow Farm has wonderful distant sea views and a shared children'...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £538

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £538

3 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Ivybridge, South Devon.


Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of a long driveway, Oak Cottage is based within the grounds of Swainstone Manor and provides one of the most peaceful s...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £538

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