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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Lower Mill Cottage

Peter Tavy, nr. Tavistock, Devon.

Sleeps 2. This attractive, Grade II listed, miller’s cottage shares a large garden and patio alongside the babbling Colley brook. Set within the Dartmoor National Park, it offers completely self-contained holiday accommodation on a ground floor level. Cottage Code: HST.

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

Rose Cottage

Snowshill, nr. Broadway, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 6. Dating from the early 1600s, this picturesque listed cottage stands in the historic village of Snowshill. With its exposed Cotswold stone walls and beamed ceilings, it boasts many other period features. Cottage Code: NSP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Rectory Cottage

Upper Swell, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 4. In a peaceful and secure setting, this attractive holiday home has been refurbished to a high standard and lies only 1 mile from historic Stow. There is a large enclosed garden with a courtyard, as well as shared croquet lawn and tennis court. Cottage Code: NX9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 19th Century

Stockmans Barn

Horningtoft, nr. Fakenham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Carefully converted from a range of traditional farm buildings, these two delightful single-storey cottages are set on a 200 acre working arable farm. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: E4165.

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

Harcombe House – Woodhouse

Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 4 – 10. Close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation and each property enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, etc.. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: DQQ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Macinnisfree Cottage

Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 8. This substantial holiday home boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms. Offering stunning sea views, the property is just 200 yards from the shore and stands in 3 acres of wild private garden with a small stream. Cottage Code: SBC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Heol Llygoden

Pengenffordd, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 12. This spacious, 18th-century house, lies within 4-acre of grounds. With direct access to the Black Mountains this is a walker’s haven. Featuring panoramic views from each of the six bedrooms and a wood-burning stove in the living area. Cottage Code: JXS.

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

The Pitchford Estate – Windy Mundy Farm

Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4 – 16. Converted from an 18th century threshing barn and deer shelter, Windy Mundy Farm is located on an old deer park surrounded by fields and features a sauna and games barn. Follow the link below to see the three properties at this location. Cottage Code: RNG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Danyfaen

Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion, Wales.

Sleeps 4. Surrounded by trees and countryside, this comfortable, detached holiday home nestles peacefully in the grounds of the owners’ home. Boasting a balcony, sunny patio and lawned garden, Danyfaen is just 10 miles from the resort of Aberystwyth. Cottage Code: OGT.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Rose Tree Cottage

Newnham on Severn, West Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoy the views over the Severn estuary from the outdoor hot tub of this detached holiday cottage, or perhaps relax in front of the home cinema system. Within easy reach of the Forest of Dean, Cheltenham, Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow. Cottage Code: RDDZ.

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