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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Cockle Warren

Hayling Island, nr. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Boasting its very own large, heated outdoor swimming pool and games room, this spacious, detached holiday cottage occupies a highly prized sea front location. Hayling Island is well known for its watersports activities and windsurfing events. Cottage Code: 28926.

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

Apple Tree Cottage

West Wittering, West Sussex.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the 17th century, this well presented property enjoys the advantage of being only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach at West Wittering. Boasting many period features, it provides the ideal base for exploring picturesque Chichester. Cottage Code: PGW.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Woodlands Cottage

Risplith, Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 7. Blending contemporary furnishings with original features, this Grade II listed stone built property offers a wood-burning stove, enclosed garden and hot tub. Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey are just a short drive. Harrogate is 9 miles away. Cottage Code: IXM.

  • Hot Tub
  • Boutique
  • 17th Century

The Barn

Corney, nr. Bootle, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, this superb barn is set around a courtyard with stables and offers a large living space with a cosy inglenook fireplace. Relax and unwind with a soak in the outdoor covered hot tub (for 4 people). Cottage Code: 23451.

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

The Shippen

Gooseham, nr. Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the 1700’s , this sympathetic barn conversion is just a 1½-mile walk from the coast at Marsland Mouth, with its beautiful combe and river. Decorated and furnished with flair, it offers a warm and cosy retreat. Cottage Code: GQ3.

  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Gill Edge Cottages – 3 Gill Edge Cottage

Bainbridge, nr. Hawes, Yorkshire Dales.

Sleeps 4 – 12. These 3 holiday cottages have been skilfully converted from a stone barn and enjoy panoramic views. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the Wensleydale Trekking centre is based in the grounds. Can be booked together to sleep 8 or 12. Cottage Code: 19764.

  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Smithy Farm

Dunham-on-the-Hill, nr. Frodsham, Cheshire.

Sleeps 7. Set just 6 miles from historic Chester, this 18th century, semi-detached farmhouse offers well proportioned accommodation, as well as a fantastic outdoor covered hot tub and games room. The quiet village of Dunham-on-the-Hill has a café and pubs. Cottage Code: 28703.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Pheasant Roost

Swanton Morley, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. Set in beautiful countryside this barn conversion is stylishly furnished, with a four poster bed and en-suite. Inside a large covered enclosure is a private pool and hot tub (Easter/1st April – Oct). Cottage Code: W40012.

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

Willow Cottage

Wattisham Hall Cottages, Wattisham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 4. This lovely beamed cottage boasts terracotta floors, wi-fi and a private hot tub. One of three adjoining holiday properties on a working farm, it also has use of a shared games barn. It is beautifully situated, surrounded by a moat. Cottage Code: BPW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Plas Tanybwlch – Sea View

Rhydyfelin, nr. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Dating from the first half of the1800s, this imposing mansion house has been transformed into luxury apartments. Standing in large tended grounds it offers dramatic sea views. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: OU9.

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