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.


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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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D’Autrefois

Nolay, nr. Beaune, Burgundy.

Sleeps 4. This self catering cottage is nestled in the heart of the medieval town of Nolay. With a restaurant on the other side of the village square, as well as an abundance of vineyards in the nearby area, this is a great base for foodies! Cottage Code: F21110.

  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

La Belle Vue

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views over the forest and sea to the Lerins Islands, this beautiful holiday villa boasts 4 spacious en suite bedrooms. Air-conditioned on the inside, outside, there are two large terraces surrounding the private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV465.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

Le Grangeon du Trignolet

Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse, Provence, France.

Sleeps 2. This converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu and shares the owners very pretty gardens and swimming pool. A terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to dine and relax. Cottage Code: F84167.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Campaneschi

Spoleto, nr. Todi, Umbria.

Sleeps 12. With its beautiful swimming pools set to take full advantage of the stunning location overlooking historic Spoleto, this secluded medieval borgo is full of charm and character. In an old hilltop hamlet, just 25km from Todi. Cottage Code: UE085.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Château de Rivière

Chinon, nr. Samur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this delightful holiday property stands in the grounds of the owner’s picturesque 19th century château. Carefully converted from estate buildings, there is a shared swimming pool and stabling available by arrangement. Cottage Code: F37153.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

La Brosse

Neuillé, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 6 – 8. Set in the very heart of the Loire Valley, these two 14th century stone built holiday properties stand in the grounds of the picturesque Château Salvert. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: F49145.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared pool
  • 14th Century

Tiberio

Pantano Borghese, Nr. Rome, Lazio.

Sleeps 2. Enjoying shared use of an outdoor swimming pool, these 13 holiday apartments are set within a traditional villa deep in the heart of the Roman countryside. The villa forms part of a working farm with a riding stables and polo field close by. Cottage Code: IRU227.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Dunmanus House

Dunkelly, Goleen, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 15. With grounds extending down to the water’s edge, this well-appointed detached holiday home enjoys a delighfully secluded setting with views over Dunmanus Bay. Nearby Mizen Head, claims to be the most southerly point on the island of Ireland. Cottage Code: W31557.

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

Ancien Four A Chaux

Dampierre, Loire, France.

Sleeps 6. Situated in one of the most picturesque regions of France, this hillside holiday cottage enjoys far reaching views across the surrounding vineyards. The property has 2 bedrooms but can sleep up to 6 people. There is also a private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F49162.

  • Swimming pool
  • 19th Century

The Cottage

Clonbur, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 4. With breathtaking views over the fishing lake of Lough Mask, this charming detached holiday home has cosy furnishings that complement the simplicity of the property and its surroundings. Enjoy the walks direct to the summit of Mount Gable. Cottage Code: W6706.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century