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

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Newquay, North Cornwall.


Kiddlywink Cottage is a rural haven yet perfectly located for exploring this stunning area of Cornwall. The north coast is dotted with wonderful beaches, while the south coast boas...

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

Price per week £314 - £648

1 bedroom apartment with sea views in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Cowries is a cosy ground floor apartment sleeping two with fabulous uninterrupted views of Gerrans Bay and the pretty seaside village of Portscatho. Situated directly above the har...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £314 - £605

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Totnes, South Devon.


In an idyllic location down a quiet lane just outside a pretty village and surrounded by open fields, this 18th Century cottage is well located for touring the beautiful South Hams...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £315 - £595

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  • 20% off

    29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018

    £534.60 £428.00

  • 10% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £594.00 £534.60

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

Price per week £315 - £636

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  • 10% off

    14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

    £620.10 £558.00

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

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

Price per week £315 - £692

Luxury Shepherds Hut with sea views near Praa Sands.


What could be more wonderful than breathtaking sea views from your cosy shepherd's hut? Positioned so that you can see right out to the far Atlantic, Forget-Me-Not is cleverly desi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £315 - £685

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £315 - £595

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away and hidden from view yet only a short walk from Helston with its shops, pubs and cafes, this delightful cottage is beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high sta...

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

Price per week £317 - £650

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  • 20% off

    14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

    £595.20 £476.00

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


At the end of a private lane and set within a peaceful courtyard flanked by a small group of other converted barns, The Croft is a pretty little self-contained annexe to the Owner’...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £317 - £653

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  • 30% off

    30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018

    £531.20 £371.70

  • 25% off

    14 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018

    £595.20 £446.25

  • 20% off

    21 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018

    £640.00 £512.00

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Looe, South Cornwall.


Butterwell Cottage is a lovely little hideaway for couples just a couple of miles inland from the coastal footpaths that wend their way along Whitsand, Lantivet and Looe bays. Warm...

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

Price per week £317 - £653

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