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.


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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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Auchendennan Farm Cottage

Arden, Alexandria, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 6. Situated in the heart of Loch Lomond National Park. Auchendennan Farm Cottage is a single-storey holiday cottage that features a large family sauna inside. Outside, there is a superb sunken hot tub, large enough for all the family to enjoy. Cottage Code: SLLX.

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

Newfield Cottage

Coniston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. This delightful Lakeland cottage has a wonderful rear view across to Yewdale Fell. The cottage is attractively furnished, whilst retaining many of its original features and boasts an attractive corner cottage garden with wonderful views. Cottage Code: LD2.

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

Batchfields Cottage

Bishops Frome, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 5. This detached stone family cottage stands amid the hop yards and orchards of the rolling Herefordshire countryside. Set well away from roads on the owners’ farm, there is an outdoor swimming pool available May – Sept, heated by arr. Cottage Code: RJ2.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Beechurst Cottage

Ninfield, nr. Battle, East Sussex.

Sleeps 4. Offering an abundance of character features, with oak doors, low beams and an inglenook fireplace, this charming holiday cottage dates back to 1750. Located down a quiet lane in beautiful countryside, it has been sympathetically restored. Cottage Code: PZ6.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Woodfield Manor

Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Just a short walk from the harbour and town, this listed building, originally built in the 1840s, has been carefully converted into spacious apartments. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: 25601.

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

Bridge Cottage

Watchet, Somerset.

Sleeps 2. With its own furnished balcony overlooking the river, this delightful character cottage provides an ideal coastal retreat for couples. Set in the small marina port of Watchet, close to the local pubs, shops and restaurants. Cottage Code: EML.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Grafton Grove

Bockleton, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying tranquil surroundings next to the original farm pond, this carefully renovated farmhouse is beamed throughout and features a 400 year old inglenook. Set on a working farm, lessons are available from the BHS approved riding centre. Cottage Code: W40864.

  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

The Granary

Hankelow, nr. Audlem, Cheshire.

Sleeps 11. Next door to a 18 hole golf course, this beautifully renovated barn conversion stands in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside. Within the spacious interior there is a games room and full size snooker table. Cottage Code: E4703.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Bedw Barn

Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 14. Set within 72 acres of farmland, this truly delightful detached property offers exclusive use an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and cinema room. Outside, enjoy the stunning views over the mid Wales countryside from the luxurious hot tub. Cottage Code: HW7805.

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

The Boathouse

Stoke Gabriel, Devon.

Sleeps 5. Commanding splendid views from all the principal rooms over the River Dart, this exceptional cottage boasts an exceptional location! Set at the water’s edge just 5 miles from the open sea, the Boathouse has been equipped to the highest standard. Cottage Code: FOQ.

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