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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La Bergerie (Provence)

Cucuron, Vaucluse, France.

Sleeps 4. With its large enclosed garden, pergola-covered terraces and private swimming pool, this dream mas provides a wonderful holiday home. To ensure privacy the bedrooms are set at either end of the house, and all rooms open onto the poolside terrace. Cottage Code: F84212.

  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Kerilly Cottage

Kerilly, nr. Locquirec, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional stone-built Breton cottage is just minutes away from several lovely beaches and sheltered coves. An above-ground splash pool lies within the large, south facing, enclosed grounds. Cottage Code: W14833.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 16th Century

Le Chêne Vert

St. Vivien-de-Monségur, nr. Bordeaux, Aquitaine.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this traditional stone farmhouse successfully blends period features with modern fixtures and furnishings. Outside, the large gazebo beside the delightful pool area provides the ideal venue for outside dining. Cottage Code: F33139.

  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, nr. Domme, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of a bustling little village, this historic and rather grand pigeonnier, or dovecote, has been carefully converted to provide comfortably furnished holiday accommodation. Just a short walk away from the River Dordogne. Cottage Code: F24517.

  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Carqueiranne

Carqueiranne, nr. Toulon, Côte d'Azur.

Sleeps 4. Offering stunning views over the port of Carqueiranne and the Giens peninsular, this delightful traditional stone holiday property is set in attractive grounds. Relax on the sunny terrace before taking a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV110.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 19th Century

La Foulerie

Bize-Minervois, nr. Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 8. This typically French terraced townhouse stands in the pretty village of Bize-Minervois, famous for its sandy beaches on the idyllic River Cesse. Air conditioned on the inside, the enclosed garden hides a private raised swimming pool. Cottage Code: F11181.

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

Les Mas des Oliviers

Cagnes-sur-Mer, nr. Nice, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 6. With views over the old medieval town of Cagnes-sur-Mer and to the sea beyond, this delightful villa features a private fenced swimming pool. The summer kitchen makes the perfect place to prepare for al-fresco dining on the shaded pool terrace. Cottage Code: FME381.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 20th Century

Cefnaire Isaf

Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 9. Bursting with charm and character, this exceptional, detached barn conversion lies close to the historic market town of Newtown. Featuring a large cinema screen with surround sound inside, the fully enclosed garden boasts a luxurious hot tub. Cottage Code: HW7791.

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

Bwthyn

New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales.

Sleeps 6. Converted from an 18th century barn, this detached cottage retains many features, with its living room on the first floor. Set in quiet countryside, the property features a 9 hole putting green and a private lake for trout fishing. Cottage Code: 5178.

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

Slade Cottage

Bannow, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Located between Waterford and Wexford, this lovingly restored thatched holiday cottage is set in pretty mature gardens, complete with its own babbling brook. Completely modernised on the inside, it lies just a short stroll from the beach. Cottage Code: W31864.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century