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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The Folly

Hambledon, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. With shared use of an indoor heated swimming-pool, (open Apr – Oct), this 19th-century listed folly is perhaps for those couples who fancy something out of the ordinary. Enjoy the wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon. Cottage Code: PRA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Manor Cottage

West Pentire, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in the pretty Cornish hamlet of West Pentire, this cosy, adjoining holiday cottage is just a walk away from the cliff path leading to a large sandy beach. The nearby, historic Bowgie Inn offers a classic selection of food and real ales. Cottage Code: GAX.

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

Cottage Pie

Axmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 2. A self-contained wing of the owner’s Georgian home, this former coach house enjoys wonderful glimpses of the estuary. Just a mile from the sea, it is within easy walking distance of Axmouth with its thatched colour-washed cottages. Cottage Code: HBY.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Wold House Cottage

Nafferton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 10. Situated just 9 miles from Bridlington, this holiday home offers a hot tub, games room and shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (Easter to October), sauna, snooker room and fitness room. Cottage Code: IAO.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Mulberry Clock Tower

Loddon, nr. Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 15. Carefully converted from a Georgian hayloft and coach house, this well appointed holiday property features shared use of an indoor swimming pool set within an 18th century orangery. Nearby Loddon is a 2 hour train ride from London. Cottage Code: E5516.

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

The Windmill

Wendover, nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Sleeps 10. This large 19th century detached windmill has been lovingly converted to provide spacious accommodation over 5 floors. The cottage also boasts spectacular views across the Chiltern Hills from the second floor sitting room. Cottage Code: PKKW.

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

Marbles

Rousdon, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 4. On a 350-acre country estate with its own private beach, this well-presented 19th century holiday home is ideally set for enjoying coastal walks. In the heart of the Rousdon Estate, it lies just ½ mile from the Jurassic Coast. Cottage Code: DAAA.

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

The Maerdy – The Stable

Taliaris, nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire.

Sleeps 7. With exposed stone walls and wooden beams, this single-storey character cottage lies in a wooded valley surrounded by farmland. Just 3 miles from the market town of Llandeilo, the area offers imposing castles with country walks from the door. Cottage Code: JPF.

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

The Stables

Batheaston, nr. Bath, Somerset.

Sleeps 6. With a Juliet balcony overlooking the living room, this well appointed holiday home has been furnished to the highest standard. Set on a south facing hillside to the east of Bath, guests enjoy use of a private tennis court by arrangement. Cottage Code: EWS.

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

Tricks Cottage

Woolley, Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Located in the quiet hamlet of Woolley, between Bude and Clovelly, this detached cottage has been converted to a high standard with a multi-fuel burner in feature inglenook. Woolley boasts the finest Neolithic long barrow in Cornwall. Cottage Code: T81.

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