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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Molinot-Nolay

Molinot-Nolay, nr. Beaune, Burgundy.

Sleeps 2. Carefully converted from a traditional stone barn, this semi-detached modern apartment sits within its own enclosed lawned garden. Located in the heart of Burgundy’s famous vineyards, with its picturesque medieval villages and castles. Cottage Code: W13269.

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

The Loft

Arthurstown, nr. Waterford, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Set over three floors in the picturesque fishing village of Arthurstown, this former corn loft has been carefully restored to take full advantage of the spectacular sea views. Take a short ferry ride to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Cottage Code: W32011.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

L’Esquirol

Domme, nr. Brive-la-Gaillarde, Dordogne.

Sleeps 8. This beautifully set old stone house features a private swimming pool and an enclosed lawned garden with furniture for alfresco dining. The beautiful hilltop village of Domme offers many sports nearby such as canoeing on the Dordogne River. Cottage Code: F24102.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Johannah’s Cottage

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 5. This traditional holiday cottage is just a mile from a wide sandy beach. Set on the owner’s sheep farm and enjoying far-reaching views of Kenmare Bay and the Slieve Miskish mountains, the property offers lovely walks from the door. Cottage Code: YCH.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Doagh Cottage & The Calf House

nr. Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 7. Offering splendid views down Lough Swilly and over to the Inishowen Peninsula, this former farm cottage has been carefully renovated to retain many original features. The separate self-contained apartment known as The Calf House sleeps 2. Cottage Code: W32118.

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

La Bastide

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, nr. Avignon, Provence, France.

Sleeps 2. Beautifully decorated and furnished to modern Provençal style, this ’maison de gardien’ enjoys a private swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and loungers. A five minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Cottage Code: F84177.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Gaoth Saile

Spiddal, nr. Inverin, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Complete with its own games room and tennis court, this charming thatched cottage boasts stunning Atlantic sea views. The nearby lively village of Spiddal features traditional Irish crofts, restaurants and pubs. Cottage Code: W31903.

  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Buisson Renard

Geraudot, nr. Troyes, Champagne.

Sleeps 3. On the fringe of the tranquil village of Geraudot in south Campagne, this comfortably furnished holiday property is just a walk away from the beaches of Lac d’Orient. Adjoining the owner’s home, relax in the large sunny garden with a barbecue. Cottage Code: F10809.

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

Manoir de Mombette

Cénac, nr. Sarlat, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 11. Built between the 17th and 18th centuries, this elegant and stylish detached manor house stands on a hillside overlooking the small village of Cénac-et-Saint-Julien. Set within the extensive grounds is a private, salt-water swimming pool. Cottage Code: F24427.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

Chez Lebon

St. Hilaire-des-Loges, nr. Niort, Vendée, France.

Sleeps 2. The former stable block to the adjacent grand gentleman’s residence, this delightful ground-floor holiday property shares the secluded swimming pool and barbecue area with the owners. A little more than an hours drive from the Atlantic coast. Cottage Code: T85900.

  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century