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

4 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

A wonderfully modern property, beautifully furnished and housed in an American-style cladded exterior, Pitt Corner is roomy, with plenty of space for the family to spread out. As w...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1244 - £2642

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with hot tub near the sea in Tintagel, Cornwall.

Gather up family and friends and treat yourselves to a well-deserved stay at this very special family home! Set on its own in a picturesque wooded valley along the coastal road bet...

  • Sleeps 10 + 3 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1320 - £3300

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

A truly amazing, contemporary home with views directly out to sea, in the popular sailing town of Cowes. Offering exceptional quality throughout the whole home this is a superb bas...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1578 - £2885

5 bedroom thatched, dog-friendly cottage near Honiton, South Devon.

Middle Weaver Farm is a superbly renovated detached Devon longhouse surrounded by its own extensive enclosed gardens, with an eight-seater hot tub for grown-ups, a games-room and o...

  • Sleeps 10 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1750 - £2853

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

5 bedroom, holiday cottage with swimming pool and hot tub near Totnes, South Devon.

Tucked away down a secluded lane in a beautiful corner of south Devon lies Willows Rest, a relaxing haven for all ages and occasions. This stunning 300 year old Grade II Listed bar...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1807 - £3650

4 bedroom cottage with sea views in Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon.

Sunnynook is a true beachside retreat, boasting the most incredible, unrivalled sea and beach views over Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and Burgh Island. This wonderful home also has a fa...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £2010 - £5496

6 bedroom, rural self catering home near the beach in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Windleshore is a gorgeous holiday home, set in the beautiful and sought-after village of Bembridge. Accessed by a private road, and with extensive grounds, this fabulous retreat of...

  • Sleeps 11 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1485 - £2577

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.

If you want masses of space and a relaxed vibe for a family get-together, this is the place for you! Just yards from the beach at Portmellon Cove on the outskirts of the ancient fi...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1288 - £2800

7 bedroom, dog friendly holiday home near Wadebridge, North Cornwall.

Bosneives House is an absolute stunner! Approached along leafy lanes in an idyllic countryside setting, this elegantly furnished Grade II Listed country home is the perfect escape ...

  • Sleeps 14 + 4 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1363 - £4250

5 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views near Dartmouth, Devon.

Firwood is one of the most wonderful holiday homes. It boasts a very sought-after and unique location and the house itself has everything you need to ensure the perfect holiday for...

  • Sleeps 14 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1379 - £2997

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

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