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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The Old Toll House

Coalport, nr. Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, this former toll house offers the ideal base from which to explore this world famous Heritage Site. No less than 7 museums reveal the fascinating history of the site. Cottage Code: 30125.

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

Tatters Barn

Coggeshall, nr. Braintree, Essex.

Sleeps 4. Hard to believe that this beautifully presented converted barn, once lived up to its name, and was used to store potatoes. Set on the owner’s working farm, it now features original beams and spiral stairs leading to two gallery style bedrooms. Cottage Code: UKC690.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • 18th Century

Kingfisher Lodge

Riverside Island Marina, Isleham, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 4. Set on an island, surrounded by water, this detached holiday lodge boasts its own riverside garden and jetty. With on site fishing available, the garden gradually drops from the decked area to the River Lark. Cottage Code: AT14.

  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

The Barn at Butts Farm

Wicken, nr. Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 4. Beamed throughout, this 19th century former granary has been carefully converted and sits in the grounds of the owners listed 17th century farmhouse. Enjoying a quiet village location, it lies just a stroll away from Wicken Fen nature reserve. Cottage Code: RCCE.

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

Tickton Hall – Tickton Hall Cottage

Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These four delightful, detached holiday properties sit at the end of a tree lined drive on the 110 acre Tickton Hall Estate, home to the Beverley Polo Club. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: W44279.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Hobland Barn

Bradwell, nr. Gorleston, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. This 18th century barn conversion has been totally transformed into a light and airy holiday home, complete with an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Overlooking the surrounding countryside, Hobland Barn is just 3 miles from the Norfolk coast. Cottage Code: W44097.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

St Andrew’s Church

Panton, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4. Although the present building dates from 1770, it stands on the site of a much earlier Anglo-Saxon church. Sensitively converted into a comfortable holiday home, it retains many period features including a carved stone font and painted celings. Cottage Code: E3369.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Fen Cottage

Little Downham, nr. Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 4. Set on the bank of the tidal New Bedford River, this traditional workers cottage stands detached in a remote location accessed by a bridleway. A great rural retreat, fishing at the Oxlode Lakes next to the property can be purchased locally. Cottage Code: UKC732.

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

The Station House

St Bees, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Set beside the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line, this former railway station waiting room has been sympathetically modernised to provide the perfect holiday retreat. Harking back to the days of steam, this period timbered building dates from 1849. Cottage Code: W44072.

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

The Old School House

Veryan, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of the picturesque Cornish village of Veryan, this thatched, former school house lies less than a mile from two of the best beaches on the lovely Roseland peninsula. Veryan is famous for its 19th century thatched roundhouses. Cottage Code: TT5.

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