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

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


Like many other cottages in the friendly seaside village of Cadgwith, Coth Lytherva overlooks the picturesque cove with all principal rooms enjoying wonderful sea views. But, unusu...

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

Price per week £535 - £1390

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


This truly stunning Cornish cottage is located in a quiet terrace just off the square in the charming village of Portscatho only a short stroll from the shops, galleries, harbour, ...

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

Price per week £535 - £1410

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

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Portscatho.


This large contemporary detached house is set in an elevated position halfway between the lovely villages of Gerrans and Portscatho. Carefully designed so the living spaces face to...

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

Price per week £536 - £1575

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

Price per week £536 - £1276

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Croyde.


Located in the pretty village of Georgeham, just over a mile from one of the longest sandy surfing beaches on the north Devon coast, this 17th Century cottage comes complete with t...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £538 - £1280

3 bedroom holiday cottage near the sea in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


Oyster Cottage provides unexpectedly spacious and peaceful accommodation, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Mevagissey's historic centre but just a three minute level walk ...

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

Price per week £538 - £1280

3 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Truro, South Cornwall.


Shepherd's Crook is a gorgeously converted barn in a wonderfully tranquil countryside setting with sweeping views across fields dotted with cows and sheep. Centrally located and ju...

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

Price per week £538 - £1280

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

Price per week £544 - £1190

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3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Fowey, Cornwall.


With fabulous panoramic views over the rooftops of Polruan and the sparkling water of the River Fowey, and Fowey itself on the other side of the estuary, this lovely Victorian seas...

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

Price per week £544 - £1295

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


A lovely three bedroom house in the heart of Seaview village within a few minutes walk to the seafront and Seaview Yacht Club. Beautifully decorated throughout with an open plan li...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £550 - £1200

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