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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Rising Sun Cottage

Aldwark, nr. Tollerton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4. With its original beamed interior, this brick built former cart-shed has been carefully renovated and now features a woodburning stove and underfloor heating. Enjoying a peaceful rural setting, there is on-site coarse fishing on three lakes. Cottage Code: 25136.

  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

The Dovecote Garden – Monks Granary Barn

Westdean, Seaford, East Sussex.

Sleeps 2. This 16th century Grade II listed barn is situated on an ancient farm which offers a free archaeology / history tour to guests. There is a double bedroom and a Z-bed available. A 1.5 miles level walk leads to a secluded beach. Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: 19748.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

The Old Church

Hopton Cangeford, nr. Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 2. On the site of a a much earlier medieval chapel, the current brick-built church dates back to Georgian times. Professionally renovated, it blends many original features with 21st century décor and facilities, including a Jacuzzi spa bath. Cottage Code: 28611.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Folly

The Old Folly, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Built in the early 1800’s as a ruin, today this gatehouse has been converted into a wonderful and unique set of two holiday homes. Perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and coastline (Filey is only 3 miles away). Cottage Code: IJQ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Chapel Retreat

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 12. Set in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village, this charming 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain character throughout. Enjoy a barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area, or a game of pool in the games room. Cottage Code: MTB.

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

Honeysuckle Cottage

Beal, near Holy Island, Northumberland.

Sleeps 4. Part of a farm steading conversion, this beamed holiday cottage enjoys spectacular coastal and countryside views. Within the grounds is a communal rural grass tennis court. A shop and the Lindisfarne Hotel are just 500 yards away. Cottage Code: MUK.

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

Valley Cottage

Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Part of a small terrace of raised barns on the Kenegie Manor estate, located above Mounts Bay and Penzance, Valley Cottage enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna and tennis court. Visit Lands End, Sennen Cove and White Sand Bay. Cottage Code: 27002.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

The Cottage

Calver, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 4. The end one of a little row of three, this 180-year-old cottage has been completely modernised to a high standard. Close to the center of this very pretty village with pubs and craft centre nearby. In the heart of the Peak District. Cottage Code: QWX.

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

Corn Cottage

Fenham-le-Moor, nr. Belford, Northumberland.

Sleeps 4. A mere 500 metres from the stunning Northumbrian coastline, this former cart shed offers some spectacular views of Holy Island from its upper floors. One of a row and with its own enclosed garden, this is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. Cottage Code: MOU.

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

Beckside

Arkleby, Cumbria.

Sleeps 2. This charming detached stone cottage has been totally renovated with modern facilities to create an ideal holiday base. Originally a barn in a 17th century farmsteading, it enjoys shared use of indoor heated swimming pool and a private hot tub. Cottage Code: 17926.

  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 17th Century