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

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Oh my, what a lovely family home this is! From the approach through the dappled lanes flanked with moss-covered trees to the fabulous countryside views, and the spacious living acc...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £924 - £2132 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

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 provides ...

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

Price per week £1034 - £1712

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

Price per week £1187 - £3326 *

* Includes 15% off for parties up to 6 + cot on selected dates. 30% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates.

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

Price per week £334 - £755

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


The Saltings is a three-bedroom lower ground floor apartment with a beachfront location. It would ideally suit a family with children. The bright, spacious sitting/dining room i...

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

Price per week £337 - £735

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Seashells is a great family holiday home set on the hill above the charming village of Portscatho. Take a morning stroll to pick up provisions for the day from the village shop and...

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

Price per week £348 - £546

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

Price per week £351 - £806

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

Price per week £357 - £827

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor.


An old weaver's cottage, dating back to early 1703 and Grade II Listed, Atlas Cottage is lovely and has low lintels and exposed beams as well as the original twisting wooden stairc...

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

Price per week £361 - £784

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Ivybridge, South Devon.


This charming retreat makes for the perfect adventurer's bolthole. Whether seeking out new and exciting destinations by car, or exploring this idyllic area on foot, this property i...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £361 - £830

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

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