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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Bailey Cottage

Three Cocks, nr. Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

Sleeps 11. Set on the fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this unique attached barn conversion offers a wealth of traditional features including flagstone floors, timber beams and four poster bed. A short drive from the book capital of Hay-on-Wye. Cottage Code: W8605.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Crogen Coach House

Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales.

Sleeps 17. This superb detached house exudes charm and character, featuring spacious rooms and open fires. Set in an estate with access to 2500 acres of walking country and 4 miles of river fishing, stabling can also be made available by arrangement. Cottage Code: OQR.

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

Poppy Cottage

Lavenham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 6. This Grade II listed 15th century detached holiday cottage enjoys a secluded position in the heart of picturesque, medieval Lavenham in Suffolk. It benefits from period features, off-street parking and a lovely, walled sunny garden. Cottage Code: BTV.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 15th Century

Howards Cottage

Freethorpe, nr. Reedham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. Close to the pretty Norfolk Broads, this award-winning conversion stands in its own garden, complete with summerhouse. Attached to the owners’ Jacobean farmhouse, it enjoys use of an indoor tennis court, boules and croquet Cottage Code: CEZ.

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

Gardners Farm Cottages – The Shippen

Holditch, nr. Bettiscombe, Dorset.

Sleeps 4 – 5. Set on the borders of Dorset, Devon and Somerset, these three single storey cottages have been carefully converted to provide well-appointed accommodation with wheelchair access. Follow the link below to view all properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16019.

  • 19th Century

Normanton Park – Mushroom Cottage

Oakham, Rutland.

Sleeps 2. Set within the walled garden next to Normanton Park Hotel on the shores of Rutland Water, these two holiday holiday properties have been converted from the former stable block. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: 23202.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Rocombe Thatch

Stoke-in-Teignhead, Devon.

Sleeps 10. This thatched, detached holiday cottage sits in peaceful mature gardens and also boasts a detached annexe. It is situated in a hamlet near the village of Stoke-in-Teignhead, just 5 miles from Torquay. Wifi broadband is available. Cottage Code: HPPU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Mini Barn

Pendeen, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. This delightful converted barn lies just off the coastal path on the edge of the village and enjoys lovely sea views overlooking Pendeen Watch lighthouse. This cosy detached holiday cottage also benefits from slate floor with underfloor heating. Cottage Code: TC8.

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

Misty Isles Cottage

Ellenabeich, Seil Island, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2. Boasting stunning coastal views, this romantic cottage for two is set atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Lorne. Just a 16 miles from Oban, Seil Island is connected to the outside world by the famous ‘Bridge over the Atlantic’. Cottage Code: S4577.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Erbistock Mill

Erbistock, nr. Llangollen, Wales.

Sleeps 10. Surrounded by natural woodland on the banks of the River Dee, this unique, converted water mill retains many of its original working parts. Boasting spiral staircases and a balcony overlooking the river, Chester is just a 30 minutes drive. Cottage Code: WN76.

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