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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Le Pont de Mauragne

Apt, Vaucluse, France.

Sleeps 6. Set in the Luberon National Park, this carefully restored stone property has a fenced swimming pool with sunbathing terraces and shady areas. Decorated and furnished with rustic charm, the covered terraces are ideal for lazy summer dining. Cottage Code: F84209.

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

Chez De Toytot

St. Sulpice, nr. Nevers, Burgundy.

Sleeps 5. Set in the courtyard of an 11th century fortified property, this carefully converted stone farm building is beamed throughout. Located in pretty rolling countryside, it lies within easy reach of the Pouilly and Sancerre vineyards. Cottage Code T58218.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Chez Rebuffel

Mandelieu, nr. Cannes, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 8. Just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and casino of the Riviera town of Mandelieu, this pretty holiday villa is set in well maintained grounds. The delightful terrace area leads down to the lovely private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FME645.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Les Nouelles

Les Magnils-Reigniers, Vendée, France.

Sleeps 7. This traditional stone built holiday property has been carefully renovated in country style, and stands in lovely mature gardens with a large private swimming pool and cascade water feature. Just half an hour from the beautiful Vendée Coast. Cottage Code: F85174.

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

The Hollies

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Set in a sheltered nook overlooking Derrynane Strand, this cosy holiday home is just 15 minutes’ walk from the sandy beaches and rock pools. Enjoy wonderful views from the sun room and patio, or perhaps try the water sports at Derrynane Harbour. Cottage Code: YYO.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Villa Paradiso

Perdifumo, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over the valley and out to sea, this beautiful holiday property has been comfortably furnished and well decorated. With its large garden and pretty terrace, it provides the ideal setting for all fresco dining. Cottage Code: IKC121.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Chateau de la Vauguyon – Dovecote

Chinon, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley, France.

Sleeps 4. Formely the 12th century dovecote of La Vauguyon château, this unusual and proudly restored holiday property is comfortably furnished in a pleasant rustic style. Located close to the picturesque villages of Montsoreau and Candé St. Martin. Cottage Code: F37142.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 12th Century

Pomponio

Rome, Lazio.

Sleeps 4. Set in the old part of Rome, close to the Vatican, this elegantly furnished apartment although accessible by car, is also conveniently located near to the metro station. Ideally placed for sightseeing and to absorb the culture of the city. Cottage Code: IRO406.

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

Crismaxa

Biscarrosse, Landes, Aquitaine, France.

Sleeps 4. Just a short drive from the dramatic Atlantic coastline of southwestern France, this delightful holiday villa enjoys its very own swimming pool. The nearest shops, bars and restaurants of Biscarrosse are just half a kilometer away. Cottage Code: F40131.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Manoir de Belle Isle

Gravelle, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 6. Set in large well tended grounds bordering the River Isle, this listed “keeper’s house” forms part of the owners’ stunning 16th century manoir. Carefully refurbished, it now offers comfortable holiday accommodation with a private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F24399.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century