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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £470

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near the beach in Seaview, Isle of Wight.


The wow factor at 4 Commodores Court is the location; perched directly opposite the beach, it offers stunning views of The Solent to the front, and delightful rural and lakeside vi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £470

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £471 *

5 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bude, North Cornwall.


Bluebell has a lovely open plan living-room where you will all be able to enjoy dining, planning days out and the wood-burner. With lots of bedrooms to choose from and an additiona...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £471 *

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

7 nights from £472

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


An Morah – The Dolphin – is a contemporary detached house with stunning views of Gerrans Bay and Nare Head. This lovely property has a large living-room with a wood-burner and flat...

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

7 nights from £472

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £590.40 £472.00

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

7 nights from £477

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


This is a stylish and comfortable semi-detached property (the left-hand side of the building in the photograph) offering excellent accommodation for extended families and couples a...

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

7 nights from £477

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

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

7 nights from £480

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


With a comfortable interior, an unbeatable location, manicured grounds and the beach within easy reach, 3 Springfield Court has it all. This delightful holiday home would suit a fa...

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

7 nights from £480

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

7 nights from £480

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


Merries is a traditional beachside bungalow conveniently situated between Puckpool Park and Seaview village centre. It would suit a family wanting a convenient coastal holiday base...

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

7 nights from £480

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

7 nights from £480

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


The Barn, a linked country cottage with a rustic interior and some exposed wooden beams, is located on the outskirts of Merstone and just minutes from the quaint village of Godshil...

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

7 nights from £480

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  • 15% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £565.02 £480.27

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

7 nights from £490

3 bedroom self catering apartment with sea views in Seaview.


They say location is everything, and this property does not disappoint! Situated on the first floor, 2 Quay Rocks is a light-filled, modestly furnished apartment with a balcony, of...

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

7 nights from £490

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


This very pretty former farm cottage, part of the Rosteague Manor courtyard buildings, is located in a lovely rural setting at the end of a private lane on the Rosteague Estate. ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

3 bedroom, dog friendly, luxury safari tent near the beach near Mullion


Set in a peaceful wildflower meadow and just a few minutes' drive from two fabulous beaches, Hobie offers the finest luxury camping in a large, stylish safari tent. Its only neighb...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £491

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