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 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £435

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Shanklin.


25 Palmerston Road is a bright, cheerfully decorated, family home and is one of our most popular properties. This property is a real find for a family looking for a home both close...

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

7 nights from £435

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £441

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Colyton, South Devon.


Number 3 The Old Antiques Centre is in the heart of the small historic town of Colyton close to the beaches of the east Devon and west Dorset Jurassic Coast. This house has many...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £441

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  • 15% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £518.81 £441.15

  • 15% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £518.81 £441.15

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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £444

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Marazion, Cornwall.


Reverse living with one of the most spectacular views across a single track railway to Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount. Relax in a comfortable corner suite indoors or better sti...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £444

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

7 nights from £444

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


Nestled in the heart of Seaview village, this lovely ground floor apartment is a stone's throw from both the coastline and village amenities, in fact it is just steps away from a f...

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

7 nights from £444

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £510.00 £459.00

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £447

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Marazion.


Montaza is a Grade II Listed, 18th Century detached cottage set in the heart of the bustling village of Goldsithney. With its warming red Aga in the kitchen (the main cooking ap...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £447

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £558.80 £447.04

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

7 nights from £447

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall.


All on one level, FernGully is a light and airy cottage ideal for larger families or groups of friends. From the attractive open plan living area, which still retains the origin...

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

7 nights from £447

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £497.20 £447.48

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

7 nights from £460

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the sea in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Oyster Cottage provides unexpectedly spacious and peaceful accommodation, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Mevagissey's historic centre but just a three minute level walk ...

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

7 nights from £460

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £574.64 £459.71

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

7 nights from £460

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


Shepherd's Crook is a gorgeously converted barn in a wonderfully tranquil countryside setting with sweeping views across fields dotted with cows and sheep. Centrally located and ju...

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

7 nights from £460

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £574.64 £459.71

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

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

7 nights from £460

3 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Cadgwith, West Cornwall.


Like many other cottages in the friendly seaside village of Cadgwith, Coth Lytherva overlooks the picturesque cove with all principal rooms enjoying wonderful sea views. But, unusu...

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

7 nights from £460

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £575.10 £460.08

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

7 nights from £462

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


A hidden gem tucked away on Bluett Avenue in the peaceful Victorian village of Seaview, Lawn End makes great use of accent colours in its interior decor presenting a beautiful holi...

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

7 nights from £462

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £530.61 £477.55

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