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

Have less than a week for a break and need a cottage for just a few nights? Country Cottages Online can help find the perfect short break cottage for you. We feature a great collection of cottages available for short break bookings for either a few nights during the week or for weekend bookings.

A 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 bookings of just a few nights during 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 the short break details are not listed. You may find that propertiers with late availability are more open to bookings for 2 or 3 nights, see our last minute cottages page for more information. The following lists may be helpful in locating a suitable cottage for your mini break in the UK or Ireland.

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Looking for a Short Break Cottage in a certain area?

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


Cottages for Short Break Rentals by Length and 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:

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Ideas for Places to Go for a Few Nights Break

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 Bath. 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.

Special Short Break CottagesIf 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'. 

A weekend break in the City of Bath is very popular. Fine architecture, numerous city tours, wonderful eateries and good shopping add up to a very good short break destination in the south west of England.

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. Need more ideas? See our Holiday Ideas section for our Guides on recommended places to holiday.

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The following pages may help you identify the best holiday accommodation for your short weekend cottage break in the UK or Ireland.

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