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.

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

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


Hera is an end of terrace house occupying a spectacular position overlooking the whole of Gerrans Bay. Full width windows across the front of the sitting-room take in views encompa...

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

Price per week £504 - £1330

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Dulverton, Somerset.


This spacious period house is on the edge of Dulverton, the gateway to Exmoor National Park, seconds from the riverside walk into this lovely little town. Andrew’s House is on the ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £504 - £1200

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Hillside is a modern family house situated in an elevated position above St Mawes with panoramic views from upstairs down over the river and the sea beyond. The spacious accommodat...

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

Price per week £505 - £1320

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

Price per week £506 - £1447

Dogs go free on holidays starting between 29th June to 5th July.

3 bedroom cottage near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Trevow is idyllically situated facing eastwards over fields towards the sea at Rosevine, only five minutes' walk from the National Trust coastal path and sandy beach at Porthcurnic...

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

Price per week £507 - £1475

3 bedroom self catering apartment near the beach in Seaview.


Perched right on the waterfront opposite Seaview beach, 3 Quay Rocks has unrivalled views of the attractive seafront and beyond, out to the ships passing by on the Solent. The apar...

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

Price per week £510 - £1065

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


Hidden down a traffic-free lane in Marazion, Cliff House is one of the closest houses to St Michael's Mount – the beach and coast path are practically on its doorstep. Peace and qu...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £512 - £1218

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


The hot tub shimmers on your private terrace and here at Bew Cottage there is plenty of room for a memorable family holiday in this traditional rural retreat. The cottage has a kit...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £517 - £1230

4 bedroom, rural cottage near the sea near Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Less than a mile from the famous Pandora Inn at beautiful Restronguet Creek and set in a wonderfully tranquil countryside location, Dowstall Barn is perfect for relaxing and enjoya...

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

Price per week £517 - £1680 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + cot between 6 Jan and 9 Jun 2018, 15 Sep and 8 Dec 2018.

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


Tucked away down a quiet side street in the idyllic village of Seaview, Portholes is a fantastic holiday home just minutes away from the sea. All within walking distance from your ...

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

Price per week £520 - £1200

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