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

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £555

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in East Cowes, Isle of Wight.


This truly lovely holiday home, with a wood-burner, is a great choice whatever the season. 1 Barton Lodge is a beautiful property which has been lovingly restored with your comfort...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £555

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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

7 nights from £561

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

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

7 nights from £561

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

3 bedroom, rural cottage with sea views in Polzeath, North Cornwall.


Only minutes from the rolling surf of the north Cornish coast, Atlantic View is a mid-terrace cottage enjoying superb views of the sea over the golf course at The Point. This is a ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £564

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

7 nights from £565

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


This lovely and well-presented detached house is just moments away from the beautiful golden beaches of Ryde and mainland transport links, creating a perfect location for a base fo...

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

7 nights from £565

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

7 nights from £570

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Whitwell, Isle of Wight


Set in the rural village of Whitwell, less than three miles outside of Ventnor, Willow Tree Lodge would suit a family looking for extra space indoors and out or a couple wanting a ...

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

7 nights from £570

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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £580

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Torquay, Devon.


With spectacular views over Blue Flag Meadfoot beach, this spacious and tastefully designed, semi-detached house is the perfect holiday home for any occasion. The stunning sea view...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £580

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  • 20% off

    30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019

    £725.40 £580.32

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

7 nights from £581

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach in Seaview.


In a quiet position within a secluded courtyard in the village of Seaview, Raleigh Cottage is the perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. It would suit a family ...

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

7 nights from £581

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  • 15% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £683.44 £580.92

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

7 nights from £584

3 bedroom thatched cottage near the beach in Instow, North Devon.


This beautiful and historic cottage is at the heart of the north Devon hamlet of Westleigh, just one mile from the stunning sandy beach at Instow. Plovers Barron is a listed 17th C...

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

7 nights from £584

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

7 nights from £587

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


Bay Cottage is a lovely three bedroom detached property on the outskirts of Seaview village, located in Seagrove Manor Road, a quiet spot yet just a few minutes walk into the villa...

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

7 nights from £587

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