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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Lamorna Stream Studio

Lamorna, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. Just 10 minutes’ walk from spectacular Lamorna Cove, this cosy, split-level studio cottage with its own secluded south-facing garden, makes a romantic hide-away. Hidden down a track, Newlyn and Penzance are just an eight mile drive away. Cottage Code: GXM.

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

Beacon House

Bethersden, nr. Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 10. Within the spacious grounds of this imposing, detached, Georgian holiday property lies a solar heated swimming pool, complete with Roman steps (open mid-June to Sept). Ashford’s Eurostar station provides a useful link to continental Europe. Cottage Code: PQQR.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

The Officers House

Bacton-on-Sea, Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. This 17th century holiday home was formerly a coastguard officer’s house. Boasting a wealth of period features, it sits in private gardens just 200 yards from a beautiful sandy beach.Convenient the Royal Cromer golf course and Mundesley. Cottage Code: 24465.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Mulberry Cottage

Keyhaven, nr. Lymington, Hampshire.

Sleeps 4. Just ¼ mile from the sea, this attractively converted wing of a large listed Georgian country house, stands amid its own formal gardens. A 5 minute stroll through a wild flower meadow leads to a 17th century smugglers’ inn serving good food. Cottage Code: PQ1.

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

Cefn Gorwydd Cottages – Ty Gwyn

Gower Peninsula, nr. Swansea, Glamorgan.

Sleeps 2 – 5. Set in the gentle farmland of the Gower, these very comfortable holiday cottages have been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Shared games room with pool table. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: JYY.

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

Spice Cottage

Kingsdown, Kent.

Sleeps 6. With beach and cliff top walks from the door, this delightful, terraced fishermans holiday cottage, is bright and airy in summer, cosy and snug in winter. Just 80 yards from the sea, historic Canterbury is a short drive away. Cottage Code: 18047.

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

Malthouse Barn

Elmsted, nr. Canterbury, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Just 15 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel, this delightful detached barn offers complete tranquillity lying in its 26 acres of woodland and pasture. Enjoy a glass of wine on the decked terrace whilst watching the local wildlife roam. Cottage Code: P85.

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

Little Barn

Betws-Yn-Rhos, nr. Abergele, Conwy.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Lovingly converted from a range of traditional farm buildings, these four delightful holiday cottages now offer an exceptionally high standard of accommodation with a hot tub. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: HW7615.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby

Old Forge Barn

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 8. Within walking distance of Stow market square, this 16th-century listed barn has been skilfully converted to provide unique and outstanding accommodation – from the hand-made door hinges to the forty-foot living room with minstrels gallery. Cottage Code: NT8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century
  • Piano

Thatch Cottage

Chittlehampton, Devon.

Sleeps 4. One of a pair, this charming thatched cottage nestles within the pretty, tranquil village of Chittlehampton with its village square and welcoming inn. Built from stone and cob, it has been restored and equipped to a very high standard. Cottage Code: HDDA.

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