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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Murviel-lès-Béziers

Murviel-lès-Béziers, nr. Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 12. Surrounded by vineyards, this traditionally built holiday property is beamed throughout, complete with exposed stone walls and cosy open fire. Found at the end of a 1km long track, guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool in complete privacy. Cottage Code: FLH026.

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

Neuillé

Neuillé, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the 1600s, this traditional stone built property is set in the well-tended grounds of the fairytale Château Salvert. Enjoy the large shared swimming pool in the summer, big game hunting in the autumn, or perhaps dinner at the castle. Cottage Code: FVM040.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 17th Century

Vue de L’Eglise

Monsec, nr. Brantôme, Dordogne.

Sleeps 4. Set beside the village church, this adjoining holiday property blends traditional features with contemporary furnishings and fittings. Boasting its own private swimming pool, it is just a short drive to historic Bourdeilles and Brantôme. Cottage Code: F24545.

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

Beaucaire

Beaucaire, nr. Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 2. Located in the very heart of the medieval old town of Beaucaire, this smart and comfortable holiday studio is set on the ground floor of a terraced period building. The Rhône-Sète Canal with its boat basin and terrace cafés lies close by. Cottage Code: FLG139.

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

South Bay Cottage

Saasaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Set In a superb position on the sea shore, this completely modernised 150-year-old cottage boasts an observation room with outstanding views across the Sound of Sleat. Observe the local wildlife from the stunning 55 square metre roof terrace. Cottage Code: SHC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Sandalo

Venice, Veneto.

Sleeps 4. Located in the fascinating old shipyard quarter, on one of the most beautiful parts of the canal, this elegant second floor holiday apartment is set within a traditional Venetian house. Enjoy fantastic views of the city from the balcony. Cottage Code: IVV400.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Château de Baneuil

Baneuil, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 6. This 11th century castle, complete with it’s own dungeon, is perfect for those wanting a taste of upper class France. Lots to do nearby, including the historic town of Bergerac. Features a private outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: FDE253.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 11th Century
  • Piano