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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
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7 nights from £538


Artists once flocked to this area of Cornwall, where the ever-changing light is unique. Close to Lamorna Cove, Tregurnow Farm has wonderful distant sea views and a shared children'...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
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7 nights from £538

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £551


These two small, detached granite barns sit harmoniously in a peaceful rural setting just outside the small village of Lanlivery looking towards the Luxulyan Valley, a woodland lan...

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £551

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
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7 nights from £855


Situated in a beautiful tranquil valley bordered by a stream and hedgerows full of wildflowers, these gorgeous shepherd's huts are tucked into a meadow, each with their own patio-a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot in 2 properties
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7 nights from £855

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £915


These two stunning cabins, hidden in the trees on the edge of a hilltop clearing and perched high above an unspoilt north Devon valley, give any alpine meadow setting a run for its...

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £915

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £778


Set in the heart of the glorious Cornish countryside, Bosneives Mill offers tranquility and an ideal base from which to explore Cornwall. The Owners live on site but have high rega...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £778

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £850


These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
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7 nights from £850

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

  • Sleeps 7 + 3 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1045


The Queens Hotel is an elegant Victorian hotel set on the seafront promenade at Penzance with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay. Tiddily Prom, Jubilation and The...

  • Sleeps 7 + 3 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1045

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1096


Luxuriating in your very own hot tub gazing at a stunning sunset is surely holiday heaven – and Trewhellas Barns offers you exactly that! At the end of a long private unmade lane, ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1096

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £765 *


The stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches right into east Devon and, just a few miles inland from magical Budleigh Salterton on the coast, over Woodbury Common with its ...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £765 *

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £938


West Hembury Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a walker's paradise. Just four miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, and a short drive to the Wo...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £938

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