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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Marazion, West Cornwall.


The Tractor Shed is a delightful detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. The comfortable open plan sitting-room with a bedroom area, separated b...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311 *

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Portreath, North Cornwall.


Practically a stone's throw from the Coast to Coast cycle tramway and only a few minutes' drive from several spectacular sandy beaches, Kernel's Barn is set back from the road betw...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £311 *

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £315

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


Over 200 years old, this lovely stone cottage overlooking Stithians Reservoir is perfectly positioned for exploring Cornwall. Attached to but facing away from the Owner's home, the...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £315

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    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £352.98 £317.70

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

7 nights from £315 *

Luxury glamping in a beautiful yurt for 5 people near Dartmouth, South Devon.


Conjure up in your mind a small piece of south Devon rural heaven. Four and a half acres of wildflower meadows, woodlands, a stream and a large lake - and then think of a bit of 'g...

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

7 nights from £315 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views at Lands End, Cornwall.


This retreat has so much to offer…including a shared outdoor heated swimming pool (available from the beginning of May to the end of September) and a shared games-room/gym, as well...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £317

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  • 15% off

    23 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    £372.67 £317.05

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

7 nights from £317 *

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


Rubble Cottage is a stunning 18th Century Grade II Listed terraced property set in the oldest street in Newlyn; it has been completely restored in conjunction with English Heritage...

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

7 nights from £317 *

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

1 bedroom, dog-friendly apartment near Polperro, South Cornwall.


This delightful bolthole is an unexpected gem, much more spacious than the exterior suggests. Set in a wonderfully tranquil location surrounded by fields and with beautiful Largin ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £318

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £319

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor.


The Granary is a charming reversed level converted barn. The open plan living-room is upstairs with a well-equipped galley kitchen and a glowing wood-burner. Downstairs is a comfor...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £319

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £320

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel court...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £320

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £320

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £320

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