Weekend breaks

A weekend break in a self-catering rental, for example, country cottages, holiday cottage, apartment, house or pine lodge, offers you the opportunity of taking a short holiday that is a "home from home". Short weekend cottage breaks are perfect for anyone with a young family that requires space for children to play and run around, which is not generally desirable in a hotel room.

Please click on any photographs shown to view details of weekend breaks. Short weekend and mid-week breaks are generally available in all our self-catering rentals during periods outwith school holidays and bank holidays depending on availability.

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The Olde Cow House, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

Four bedroom dog-friendly barn conversion offering high quality accommodation and plenty of rustic charm close to Cardington in Shropshire, relax or have a fun time here with family or friends with excellent shared leisure facilities on offer including a full-size tennis court, two games rooms with pool table and table tennis plus a play area for children and farm walks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £669 to £1773 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 30 November 2018 to 14 December 2018;

Mia Casa Holiday Chalet, West Country, Dawlish Warren, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Offering good value family-friendly accommodation, this welcoming 2 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home is a great place to stay, all of the family will enjoy splashing around in the shared pool, the on-site Jacuzzi is great for relaxing and the local blue flag award winning beach is just a short walk away, who could wish for more?.

Special features: pool (Shared heated indoor swimming pool on site.).

Price range from £261 to £724 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (2)
Next availability:
from 26 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 30 March 2019 to 26 October 2019;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;


Special Offer: from 22 October 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 22 October 2018 to 20 December 2018;

Island Yurt Glamping Holiday, Cotswolds, Beckford, Worcestershire, England

1 bedroom Holiday Yurt, Heart of England.

Soak up lakeside views and enjoy a taste of luxury camping at this lakeside Yurt in wonderful Worcestershire, sleeping 2 with a king-size double bed, whirlpool bath, outdoor hot tub and woodburner-style gas stove, this is a lovely romantic retreat which is ideal for couples.

Special features: outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £426 to £633 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 October 2018 to 30 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 23 November 2018 to 19 April 2019;

Orchard House, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

10 bedroom Large Country House, South Wales.

Whether for a birthday party, a reunion or a family holiday, this large country house close to the Wye Valley with its beautiful interior, lovely country views and games room with pool table, table football and table tennis could be the ideal choice.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2250 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 01 January 2019 to 24 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 23 August 2019;

Groove Armada Coastal Lodge, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, England

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Kent - the Garden of England.

With a fun sounding name, this colourfully decorated 3 bedroom holiday lodge is well equipped for an enjoyable break for all of the family and two of the bedrooms benefit from sea views, this delightful property is located within a holiday park atop the cliffs in Kent where the shared leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, crazy golf and tennis court.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.

Price range from £346 to £1028 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 04 January 2019 to 07 January 2019; from 02 March 2019 to 06 April 2019;

Lake View House, Farndon, Cheshire, England

5 bedroom Rural Retreat, Heart of England.

Ideal for groups of friends or family, this 5 bedroom holiday house boasts idyllic lake views over the coarse fishing lake in the garden, plus enjoys access to the excellent leisure facilities at the neighbouring caravan park where there is an outdoor swimming pool, a games room with pool and table tennis, plus a tennis court, all just 10 miles from historic Chester.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £605 to £3270 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 04 December 2018;

Rural Retreat Log Cabin, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales

3 bedroom Log Cabin, Wales.

Set on a farm holiday development in South Wales, this 3 bedroom wooden lodge sleeps up to 6 people and is nestled next to greenery, near Capel Iwan in Carmarthenshire and enjoys access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a games room with pool table, table tennis and gym area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £286 to £929 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 03 November 2018 to 20 April 2019; from 27 April 2019 to 08 June 2019; from 15 June 2019 to 20 June 2019;

Hayloft Couple's Barn Apartment, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Wales

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, South Wales.

Stylish 1 bedroom romantic retreat on a farm near the Preseli Hills, nestled by some stunning Pembrokeshire countryside and only around 15 miles drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £298 to £614 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 October 2018 to 02 November 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 10 November 2018; from 17 November 2018 to 22 December 2018;

Ford Hill Cottage, Combe Martin, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly 3 bedroom cottage with large garden and excellent location just outside of Exmoor National Park and only around 6 miles from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £1095 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 November 2018 to 21 December 2018;

Halfpenny Family-Friendly Cottage, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Cornwall.

Idyllic 3 bedroom Cornish country cottage with beautiful garden views and a lovely setting in the Tamar Valley, great place to relax with access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool (solar heated) in the summer months, close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £363 to £1062 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 17 November 2018 to 20 December 2018; from 03 January 2019 to 04 May 2019; from 18 May 2019 to 25 May 2019;

Carleton Coastal Cottage, Youghal, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Coastal Holiday House, Ireland.

Situated within a gated village in the seaside town of Youghal, discover the lovely local sandy beach on a family holiday or break with friends at Youghal and enjoy use of excellent shared facilities on site including an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a tennis court.

Special features: pool (Shared outdoor swimming pool.), tennis court.

Price range from £315 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 22 June 2019; from 24 June 2019 to 20 July 2019;

Fairlea Grange, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

8 bedroom Historical Townhouse, Mid Wales.

This beautiful Gothic style townhouse with its spacious large rooms and 8 bedrooms is a fantastic holiday house for big groups of up to 20, with a sauna, warm bubbly hot tub and games room with table tennis and snooker there is plenty to keep groups entertained and the house is situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the heart of Abergavenny.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £2450 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 04 January 2019 to 24 May 2019; from 31 May 2019 to 23 August 2019;

High View Park Lodge, White Cross Bay, Cumbria, England

3 bedroom Wooden Holiday Chalet, Lake District National Park.

Beautiful 3 bedroom Cumbrian holiday lodge with distant lake views, set next to woodlands close to Lake Windermere, one of the best areas in the Lake District National Park, shared leisure facilities on site include an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxing sauna and gym.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), sauna.

Price range from £373 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 22 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Foxhill Lodge, Blackborough, Devon, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Culm Valley.

Looking for a 4 bedroom holiday home in Devon with the wow factor? Stylish and beautifully decorated with the added bonus of an outdoor swimming pool, games room, children's play area with swings, slide and climbing area, views out over the Blackdown Hills, plus an outdoor BBQ lodge, Foxhill Lodge sleeps up to 8 people and is bound to impress.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £999 to £3499 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 October 2018 to 29 October 2018; from 02 November 2018 to 05 November 2018; from 09 November 2018 to 12 November 2018;

Courtyard Countryside Cottage, Heart Of England, Meeson, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Family friendly, rural retreat, of immense character, enjoying shared use of 8 acre grounds of adjoining 17th century country house, in the hamlet of Meeson, just under 7 miles from the notable 20th century woodland gardens of Hodnet Hall and 10 miles from the enchanting vistas of Hawkstone Park.

Price range from £300 to £535 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 October 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 05 January 2019 to 03 May 2019; from 10 May 2019 to 17 May 2019;

Badger's Holiday Cottage, Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Cotswolds.

Three bedroom dog-friendly Cotswold cottage with a private garden with a stream running through it, set within a gated holiday village next to the Cotswold Water Park, shared leisure facilities on site include an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, tennis court, children's play area, fishing lake and sailing lake, ideal for those seeking either an active or leisurely holiday.

Special features: pool (Guests have full access to the outdoor heated swimming pool which is operational from Easter until the end of September, the steam room and sauna.), tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £434 to £962 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

Rush Family-Holiday House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

8 bedroom Large House, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Large 8 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday home with spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of up to 20 friends or family, offering fantastic leisure facilities including a gym and outdoor hot tub, on the outskirts of Shanklin, pet-friendly property.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2294 to £4343 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 October 2018 to 01 November 2018; from 01 May 2019 to 17 May 2019; from 19 May 2019 to 24 May 2019;

Summerfield House, Gorran Haven, Cornwall, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly cottage in the coastal village of Gorran Haven, great for families with kids with a garden featuring a trampoline, slide and swings for hours of family fun.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £505 to £1525 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 15 February 2019 to 22 February 2019; from 05 April 2019 to 19 April 2019; from 26 July 2019 to 30 August 2019;

Scridain View, Isle of Mull, Western Isles, Scotland

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, the Hebrides.

Charming 3 bedroom holiday bungalow located near the coast on the Isle of Mull.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £354 to £808 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 02 November 2018 to 18 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 03 May 2019;

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