Short Breaks Cottages - Take a weekend or mid week short break in the UK

Special Short Break CottagesA short break does you the world of good at any time of year. Do something different, explore a new part of the country, be a tourist for a long weekend, or simply escape! Most cottages are available for short breaks during the low season  - usually from mid October until March, although some cottages offer short breaks all year round.  The minimum period for a short break also varies from one night to three. It's best to send an email  to the cottage owner and ask if it's not listed. The following links may be helpful in locating a suitable cottage for your short break. For cottages available for short break bookings at any time of year take a look at:



Short Break Cottages by Area:

If you would like to take a short break in a cottage in a certain part of the UK, use the below links for short breaks cottages by country, for cottages in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  Click for a listing of cottages in the counties of England for short breaks

Short Break Cottages by Type of Stay:

If you only have a certain amount of holiday or time available and are looking for a self catering cottage for a short break and have a definate number of nights stay in mind, then take a look at these links:

To find short breaks cottages we recommend that you use the above links, these will give you the widest selection of cottages for short breaks.  If you need some ideas, a few of the self-catering country cottages that offer short breaks are listed below:


County Cottage Sleeps Available
Argyll (Scot) Melfort Pier and Harbour, 15, 5*  houses 2-6 All year round
Argyll (Scot) Ellary Estate Cottages and Chalets - 3*
+44 (0)1750 770 232
2-6 All year round
Cornwall Kennacott Court, 18 5* cottages + pool, 
Tel: 01288 361 766
2-10 All year round
Cumbria Fell House, Tel: 01858 555476 2-14 All year round
Derbyshire Hillside Croft, 5* 2-11 ask
Derbyshire Cotterill Farm Cottages, 4 star 2-4 All year round
Gloucestershire The Stable, Tel: 01452-740 969. 2-5 Low Season
Gloucestershire Sudeley Castle Country Cottages, 13 cottages, Tel:01242 602308, 2-5 All year round
Hampshire Badger's Holt, Tel: 01590 645 941 2 All year round
Herefordshire The Sherriffs + 2 bedroom Field Cottage, Telephone: 01544 340 241 14 + 5 All year round
Herefordshire Olde Rectory Cottages, Tel: 01886 82 2000 2-12 + All year round
Herefordshire Home Barn, sleeps 8-10 in Herefordshire 2-10 All year round
Isle of Wight Lionstone House Apartments, 2-5 All year round
Kent The Gun Emplacement, St. Margaret's Bay, Tel:0207 622 0897/01304 852 100 2-6 Weekend breaks only Low season
Leicestershire Upper Rectory Farm Cottages - 7, 5 Star cottages. Tel: 01827 750448  2-30 All year round
Leicestershire Sycamore Cottage, Tel: 01949 860 640 2-6 All year round
Norfolk Beechwood Cottages 2 Nov-Mar
Norfolk Walnut Tree Farm, Tel:01692538888 2-4 + cot All year round
Norfolk Old School Cottage - 4 Star cottage. 2-4 + cot Oct-Mid May
Northumberland Breamish Valley Cottages, 12 5 star units 2-8 Low season
Oxfordshire Bruern Holiday Cottages, luxury complex 2-8 All year round
Somerset Woodcombe Lodges & Cottages 4*, 
Tel: 01643 702 789
2-5 ask
Suffolk Bruisyard Hall 20 All year round
Suffolk Grove Cottages, Tel: 01787 211 115 2-5 All year round
Tayside (Scot) Heather Cottage & the Steading 2-20 Low season
Warwickshire Paradise and Old Dairy Cottages 2-6 All year round
Wiltshire The Old Stables, 3 units 2-6 ask
Worcestershire Peacock Barn, Tel: +44(0)1386 750 570  2-4 All year round
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Places to Go Cumbria is always popular for a short break at any time of year.  Walkers tend to be hardy types. A Friday change day means that you can book a long weekend at any time of the year in the spacious Fell House in Sedbergh, Cumbria (sleeps up to 14). Alternatively if your "party" is a lot smaller, either a couple or a small family, you can choose a good value long weekend break in The Flat at Fell House. Good walking, pubs and all essentials on your doorstep.York has its own special attractions with the walled city and the 'Shambles' with its quaint olde worlde shoppes.  It's a great place for a weekend away with loads to see and do. 

Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath are also good for interesting city trips. Self-catering cottages, just for 2, with whirlpool bath - close to the city of Bathshort breaks near Bath - for couples. Nestled in peaceful countryside surroundings Coombe Barn holiday cottages are only ten minutes from the centre of Bath. On a working sheep farm in the picturesque village of Kelston these recently converted barns combine a traditional feel with modern comforts.   The three single story units each sleep two people. Whirlpool baths. There are barbeque facilities and garden furniture is provided from which you can sit back and admire the spectacular views. There is a traditional west country pub just ten minutes walk from the cottages.  The area is great for walking and the Cotswold Way can be accessed via footpaths to the top of the farm.  Short breaks welcome.

If it's small cottages in the Cotswolds that you're looking for then check out some of our beautiful small cottages with 1 or 2 bedrooms for couples or firends.  Or, perhaps you would just like to be pampered and utterly spoiled for a long weekend -  and why not?  Check out our luxury cottages with their superb facilities. Give yourself something really nice to look forward to.Sometimes it's good to just get away to a place where you can be anonymous - with no demands on you at all.  Leave the mobile at home and 'disappear' for a few days. Several of our cottages offer swimming pools, gyms and saunas to help you 'switch off'. 

Sports can also be excellent stress relief.  Whether you play golf, fish, walk or cycle, there will be a cottage or apartment with these facilities.  Personally, I love to just walk along a deserted beach with the wind in my hair and just the sound of surf for company.  Bliss.  London offers a completely type of therapy.  Mad is probably the best description for it, but if you want to be entertained, amused and end up completely exhausted but happy, then London is the place to go. Check out our apartments in London.

Please use the menu on the left to find more holiday accommodation for your short weekend cottage break in the UK or Ireland.

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