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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The Farmhouse, Caddy’s Corner Farm

Carnmenellis, betwix Falmouth and St Ives, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. The perfect country retreat for extended family and friends, this traditional Cornish farmhouse offers comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation. Complete with its own private hot tub, it lies midway between the picturesque south coast and the more rugged north. Cottage Code: 27552.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Carneadon Farmhouse

St Thomas, nr. Launceston, Cornwall.

Sleeps 19. Set in its own private grounds, this listed farmhouse offers spacious guest accommodation with many character features including a feature fireplace, wood burner and two staircases. A second living room doubles as the games room with a large screen TV, Wii, Nintendo, air hockey and pool table. Cottage Code: 16692.

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

Trethiggey Farmhouse

Quintrell Downs, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 14. Boasting many period features including open fires, a 1950s Aga, original stone flooring and a dairy, this listed farmhouse stands alone in its own private landscaped meadow. Well appointed, it offers all modern comforts downstairs with six character bedrooms upstairs. Cottage Code: 28034.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Trew House

Stratton, Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. This grand, former farmhouse commands extensive views over the surrounding rolling countryside, yet is just a short drive away from the golden sands of Widemouth Bay. Offering spacious holiday accommodation, it is ideal for large family gatherings. Cottage Code: GY5.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Toll Bridge House

Penmaenpool, nr. Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 2. As the name suggests, this unique holiday property was once home to the resident tollkeeper. Built in 1921, it sits aside the listed, wooden toll bridge that spans the tidal Mawddach Estuary linking the coastal towns of Tywyn and Barmouth. Cottage Code: UK6082.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Melin Newydd Cottages – The Windmill

Tynlon, nr. Rhosneigr, Anglesey.

Sleeps 4. Dating from 1833, this traditional converted windmill occupies a quiet location in a rural part of Anglesey. Lovingly renovated, it features a delightful living space on the ground floor, with double bedrooms on each of the upper floors. Cottage Code: 29567.

  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Skene House Cottage

Westhill, nr. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying peaceful seclusion just west of Aberdeen, this unique holiday property adjoins the historic Skene Castle; former seat of the chiefs of Clan Skene. Set in 30 acre grounds, parts of the castle date from the early 14th century. Cottage Code: 29020.

  • Quirky
  • 17th Century

Sea Yonder

Buckie, nr. Cullen, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, this unique holiday cottage offers guests the opportunity to watch the varied wildlife drift past, from bottlenose dolphins to grey seals. Lie back under the stars and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5402.

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

The Beech House

Corton, nr. Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Sleeps 8. Less than half a mile away from the beach, this spacious detached holiday property features a private outdoor heated swimming pool and a 7-seater hot tub. The cinema room includes a smart surround sound system and Blu-ray / DVD player. Cottage Code: UKC274.

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

Holemoor Cottage

Pyworthy, nr. Holsworthy, North Devon.

Sleeps 4. Set in the wing of the owner’s 17th century farmhouse, this delightful holiday retreat offers guests their own private indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Peacefully situated in the glorious Devon countryside, it is just a short drive from the golden sands of the Cornish coast. Cottage Code: UKC1296.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century