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

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

7 nights from £679

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


Beautifully refurbished, Pender Cottage occupies possibly one of the best positions in picturesque Mousehole. Watch the boats bob as the tide ebbs and flows, be lulled to sleep by ...

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

7 nights from £679

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  • 20% off

    6 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

    £944.64 £755.71

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £682

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


Mallards is a spacious, three-storey Edwardian house in Seaview village and a much-loved family home. Enjoying a great location just yards from the seafront, it's the perfect choic...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £682

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £682

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This charming Victorian semi-detached house, with wonderful views of Gerrans Bay, has been tastefully restored throughout to provide excellent holiday accommodation. In a quiet par...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £682

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £689

5 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Holsworthy, North Devon.


The award-winning forest and countryside around Grascott House is magical: more than 200 almost uninhabited acres including woodland, wildflower meadows and three small, trout-stoc...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £689

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £695

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor.


Named after the woodland below, Dittisham with its reversed level accommodation, offers views to the tor peaks of the moor from the sitting-area with its soft comfy sofas and warmi...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £695

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £696

2 bedroom apartment with sea views in St Ives, North Cornwall.


North Shore is a gorgeous, beautifully furnished apartment located on the ground floor of a brand new development in Carbis Bay. Arrive and park your car in your private parking sp...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £696

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

7 nights from £697

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with a private pool, Totnes, Devon.


Drive down narrow south Devon tree-lined lanes, cross a small stone bridge (the eponymous Gara Bridge) and then suddenly you are there. Steps lead up to Moon River; a light, sunny,...

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

7 nights from £697

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £697

Luxury safari tent glamping with a hot tub and sea views, pet friendly near Penzance.


Looking for the ideal retreat for a good old-fashioned family holiday? Then look no further – Mount View Sunrise Safari Tent is that and so much more. Set in the middle of its two ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £697

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  • 10% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £774.80 £697.32

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £698

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


Quietly tucked away in the pretty village of Ladock, The Coach House is a traditionally styled English country home. Open the front door and revel in the comfort and warmth this lo...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £698

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  • 20% off

    29 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019

    £872.10 £697.68

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £1046.52 £837.60

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £699

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Totnes, Dartmoor.


Little Linhay, a former hay barn stylishly converted into a stunning cottage, offers something very special. Set in a fabulous location within Dartmoor National Park, Little Linhay...

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £699

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