Weekend Cottage Breaks

Weekend breaks can be expensive; popular hotels often start at over £100 per room per night with B&B’s not far behind. However, what most people don’t know is that you can now rent holiday cottages for two or three night breaks.

Many of these cottages also offer great features such as private swimming pools and hot tubs, with properties ranging from quaint fisherman’s cottages in Cornwall to large lighthouses to rent in Suffolk… and a lot in between!

There are some things you remember though, and we’ve created a simple guide to help you find the very best weekend cottage breaks.


✔ 2 night breaks start on Fridays or Saturdays

All 2 night breaks start on Fridays or Saturdays.

✔ 3 night breaks start on Fridays ONLY

With only a few exceptions, all holiday cottage breaks for 3 nights start on Fridays, so be sure to select a Friday from the dropdown calendar on the right.

✔ Last minute bookings are often cheaper

In many instances, booking within 14 days of your arrival date can yield some great discounts. If you’re flexible with your travel dates and are on a budget then we recommend booking as late as possible.

✔ Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you’re struggling to find your perfect cottage then feel free to give our helpline a ring on 0345 268 1307. Historic UK also offers a unique Cottage Finder service where our dedicated agents will help you find what you’re looking for. Simply fill in your details below and one of your agents will respond to your query usually within 24 hours.


Featured Accommodation

Mulberry Cottage

Churston Ferrers, Brixham, Devon.

Sleeps 7. Full of character, this 18th-century listed stone barn is just a a 20-minute walk from pretty Elbury Cove. With exposed beams and stone walls, it is set in a tranquil conservation area on the edge of Churston Ferrers. Cottage Code: HEEZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

April Cottage

Old Alresford, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. A romantic and characterful retreat, this lovely listed 17th-century thatched cottage, complete with four-poster bed, boasts its own garden. Set at the end of the village green in friendly Old Alresford, it is spacious and attractively furnished. Cottage Code: PTK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Old Hall Farmhouse

St Nicholas, Harleston, Suffolk.

Sleeps 9. This fine example of a Suffolk longhouse dates back to 1420, and boasts the very modern attraction of an exclusive use indoor heated swimming pool (open April – end Oct). Large garden with countryside views. 3-acre trout fly fishing lake. Cottage Code: CYO.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Fishing
  • 15th Century

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Broughton Hall

Broughton, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 32. Steeped in history, the 17 bedroomed Broughton Hall is a stately home in every sense of the word. Set in 3,000 acres of estate grounds, the house includes a library containing 5,000 books, a full size billiard table, stunning chandeliers and even a piano. Cottage Code: UKC2803.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century
  • Piano

Mere Croft

Sowerby Row, nr. Penrith, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Set at the end of a long farm track, this pretty semi-detached barn conversion provides characterful holiday accommodation with its beamed ceiling and oak staircase. With visits from the local deer and red squirrels, it makes the ideal retreat. Cottage Code: UK1003.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Kirk House

Garve, nr, Dingwall, Ross-shire, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. This lovingly restored Victorian church is set amidst rolling hills and lush green countryside in Scotland’s stunning northern Highlands. The interior has been truly transformed into an ultra-modern contemporary living space. Cottage Code: UKC2446.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage

Strathy Point, nr. Thurso, Highlands.

Sleeps 5. Overlooking the wild Atlantic, the now redundant Strathy Point Lighthouse occupies a dramatic location on Scotland’s stunning north coast. All on one level, the Principal Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage forms part of the main building and offers guests a truly unique holiday experience. Cottage Code: UK5621.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Mynydd Bychan

Aberdyfi, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 6. Set high above the golden sandy beaches of Aberdyfi, this well-appointed, detached property features its very own outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and games room. Offering spectacular coastal views, Mynydd Bychan is perfect for a memorable family holiday. Cottage Code: OS8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Plum Tree Cottage

St Fillans, Loch Earn, Perthshire.

Sleeps 2. Set on the fringe of the picturesque conservation village of St Fillans, this delightful single-storey holiday cottage stands detached in a secluded location within the owners extensive grounds. St Fillans lies at the east end of Loch Earn. Cottage Code: S13.

  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Hirta

Plockton, Highlands.

Sleeps 2. Located in the heart of the picturesque Highland village of Plockton, this well-appointed apartment enjoys stunning views over Loch Carron. Carefully converted from a former church, it offers guests comfortable ground floor holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 18065.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Old Church

Sconser, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2. Carefully restored, this pretty little church is set amidst spectacular scenery on the imposing Isle of Skye. Dating from the mid 1800s, it adjoins the owner’s home and offers the ideal base from which to explore the region. Cottage Code: 17488.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Oakland Hall

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 10. This large gentlemen’s residence was one of the first to be built in Windermere following the opening of the town’s railway terminus in 1847. Offering panoramic views over the lake, Oakland Hall retains many Victorian features including its large stone mullioned stained glass windows. Cottage Code: CC127223.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Oxnead Hall – The North Wing

Oxnead, nr. Aylsham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 8. Built by one of Henry VIII’s naval captains, the elegant Oxnead Hall stands in magnificent landscaped grounds. The North Wing of the hall is available for guests’ exclusive use, boasting four elegant bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Cottage Code: UKC495.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 16th Century