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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Boating Cottage

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views across the main Blue Flag beach in Trearddur Bay, this single storey holiday home lies just 30 yards from a pub and restaurant. With the Port of Holyhead only 2 miles away, perhaps try a day trip to Ireland. Cottage Code: W41433.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Fairmaiden

Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 5. This delightful character cottage lies in the heart of Fowey and features two bathrooms and a courtyard garden for sitting out. Thoughtfully furnished and equipped, it is just a two minute stroll from the quay and beautiful harbour. Cottage Code: GK3.

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

The Saddlery

Pen-y-Cae, Clwyd, Wales.

Sleeps 2. This cosy converted 18th-century coach house boasts many attractive stone and timber features. Inside there ia a wood-burning stove and a bathroom with sunken bath, whilst the secluded garden leads to an orchard – home to friendly bantams. Cottage Code: JUH.

  • 18th Century

The Maltings

nr. Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Sleeps 6. This modern, well-equipped ground floor apartment within historic Waren Mill, boasts stunning views over Budle Bay and Holy Island. In an enviable position on the Heritage coastline, it provides the ideal base to explore this historic region. Cottage Code: MKZ.

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

Glebe Cottage

Callow End, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 5. A fine example of a ‘cruck’ cottage, one of the earliest forms of English domestic architecture. This delightful, timber frame, black-and-white, thatched property enjoys its own large garden with views over ancient fields and meadows. Cottage Code: RFF1.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 15th Century

Brambles

Stoulton, nr. Worcester, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 2. Adjoining the owner’s 17th century farmhouse, this pretty timber-framed cottage makes an ideal romantic retreat. Set in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, it offers well-appointed holiday accommodation, complete with its own sunny lawned garden. Cottage Code: NRA.

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

The Quay

Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 8. This town house boasts stunning views across the sweeping golden sands of Anglesey’s Red Wharf Bay. Superbly positioned on the quayside, there is a restaurant and pub within walking distance of the property. Cottage Code: OQP.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Greenlands Farmhouse

Barmby Moor, York, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 14. A 150-year-old detached farmhouse set within stunning landscaped gardens. Located in the sleepy hamlet of Barmby Moor, the property features an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor 6-seater hot tub. Cottage Code: IKZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Highfield Cottages – The Dairy

Coddington, nr. Chester, Cheshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Within easy driving distance of the city of Chester, these sympathetically converted farm buildings offer a very good standard of accommodation. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 18143.

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

The Old Barn

Winksley Banks, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 6. Situated on the edge of Galphay village, just 10 minutes drive from Ripon, this delightful barn conversion has been carefully converted retaining many traditional features. There is an enclosed, private courtyard with hot tub. Cottage Code: 26170.

  • Hot Tub
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century