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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Eymet

Eymet, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 2. Set amidst extensive grounds, this pair of delighful holiday cottages have been furnished in rustic style with exposed stone walls and original beams. Shared outdoor swimming pool. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: W14670.

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

Lackaroe

Portroe, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 4. A charming traditional cottage, with its own private garden, set on the eastern shores of Lough Derg at Castlelough. Lackaroe has been lovingly restored to retain its old-world character, with quarry-tiled floors and loft-style bedrooms. Cottage Code: ZUF.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Saint-Pabu

Saint-Pabu, nr. Ploudalmezeau, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 10. Lovingly converted from former fishermen’s cottages, this superbly renovated holiday property sits on the banks of the Benoit river in the Pays des Abers region of Brittany. Offering a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: FBF325.

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

The Kilns

Nobber, Co. Meath.

Sleeps 6. Standing within 300 acres of farmland overlooking the river, this delightful cottage has been created from a beautifully converted mill, Enjoying a courtyard setting, it is just one hour from Dublin, with horse racing at nearby Fairyhouse. Cottage Code: YGF.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Cà del Pepi

Isola dei Pescatori, Lake Maggiore, Lombardy.

Sleeps 5. Located on a quiet and picturesque island, this holiday property offers subliminal views of Lake Maggiore and the Alps from the terrace and balcony. Reached by a short boat ride from the resort of Stresa, the islands harbour is only 100m away. Cottage Code: IL019.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

La Chaumière

Moëlan-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 7. Simply furnished and decorated in typical, Breton style, this attractive thatched cottage enjoys its own private swimming pool set within the large enclosed gardens. The cliffs of this area of coastline are within easy walking distance. Cottage Code: F29166.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Ferme de Nobécourt

Roisel, nr. Saint Quentin, Picardy, France.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Set on a working arable farm, these three well equippped holiday properties are ideally located to explore the area’s rich history, from Roman Saint-Quentin to World War I. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: W14814.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 19th Century

Le Grand Chêne

Beaumesnil, nr. Vire, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional semi-detached farmhouse stands within several acres of private grounds. Carefully renovated, Le Grand Chêne now features a private outdoor swimming pool and games room, with pool table and darts. Cottage Code: W14374.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th Century

La Croix-Valmer

La Croix Valmer, nr. Saint-Tropez, Cote D'Azur, France.

Sleeps 5. Enjoy stunning sea views from the luxury of the private outdoor swimming pool, this well appointed holiday villa occupies a peaceful location, close to the sandy beaches of Saint-Tropez. Explore the rocky coastal paths of La Croix Valmer. Cottage Code: FCV066.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Ford Farm – Dilys

Milton, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Sleeps 5. Ideally located for coast or countryside, these two properties offer an ideal holiday base to explore the the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Follow the link below to view the other property at this location. Cottage Code: 19076.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century