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

Browse all Historic Cottages

more details

Other popular listings

Crock of Gold Cottages – The Old House

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 12. Oozing character and charm, this lovingly renovated stone barn enjoys stunning views over Slievenamon mountain. Set down a leafy country lane, guests are welcome to try their hand at river fishing on the owners’ 100-acre estate. Cottage Code: W31947.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

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

Champeaux

Champeaux, nr. Granville, Normandy.

Sleeps 2. Less than 1km from the beach yet offering stunning views across valley, this pretty stone holiday cottage has been carefully converted from a former bakery. Stroll the cliffs of Champeaux to view medieval monastery of the Mont St Michel. Cottage Code: W12269.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Ardura Beg Cottage

Ballydehob, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 5. Set in a wonderfully secluded location just 50 yards from the sea, this nicely designed and furnished cottage has a cosy and romantic feel. Boasting spectacular views over Roaring Water Bay, it is surrounded by a colourful gardens. Cottage Code: YLV.

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

La Vieille Ferme

nr. Beaune, Côte d’Or, Burgundy.

Sleeps 4. Beamed throughout, this traditional stone built holiday home has been carefully converted to provide tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished accommodation. Close to Burgundy’s famous vineyards, Fontenay Abbey and the Notre Dame Basilica. Cottage Code: F21109.

  • 18th Century

Blackwater Farm Lodge

nr. Mallow, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 8. Just a short stroll from the Blackwater River, this delightful holiday cottage features complimentary fishing rights for trout and salmon. Dating from the 1800s, it retains many original features including stained wooden floors and open fires. Cottage Code: W5880.

  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Stone Cottage

Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Featuring charming cottage-style furniture, this traditional Kerry cottage is within easy walking distance of the delightful town of Kenmare. Set on the Ring of Kerry, there are two golf courses nearby and a pub 10-minute walk away. Cottage Code: ZB7.

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

The Farmhouse

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 16. Carefully refurbished, this 19th century farmhouse now offers beautifully appointed and well-equipped holiday accommodation for larger parties. Set in extensive lawned grounds on the fringe of Regency Cheltenham, relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: NPQ.

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