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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The Rookery

Roughlee, nr. Barrowford, Lancashire.

Sleeps 4. Set amidst several acres of rolling farmland, this detached stone cottage carefully blends features from the industrial history of Lancashire to provide truly unique holiday accommodation. There is also a private outdoor hot tub for six. Cottage Code: UKC971.

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

The Chapel

Kilnsey, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. With picturesque walks from the door, this delightful former chapel is set within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Steeped in history, it has been carefully converted to provide romantic holiday accommodation for two. Cottage Code: 30483.

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

Millers Rest

Willingham, nr. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 2. In the shadow of the early 19th century windmill known as Cattell’s Mill, this comfortable one bedroom cottage occupies a unique location just a short drive away from the historic university city of Cambridge. Cottage Code: UKC945.

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

Leafwood Oast

Bells Yew Green, nr. Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Sleeps 2. Beamed throughout, this unusual first floor oast house conversion was once used for drying hops as part of the brewing process. Typically found in the former hop growing areas of Kent and Sussex, it now offers comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 23316.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Sunnylands Farm – The Old Dairy I

Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset.

Sleeps 2. Carefully converted from the farms old dairy, these three adjoining holiday cottages enjoy splendid views across West Dorset. Sunnylands Farm is just a short drive from Wimborne. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: DZU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 19th Century

The Swaledale

Burton Fleming, nr Filey, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Set on a working farm, this splendid shepherd’s hut features en suite shower room and four poster bed on the inside, whilst outside there is a gas BBQ and fire pit. After a long day’s exploring, relax in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Cottage Code: UK2067.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Rookery Cottages – The Rookery Shepherd’s Hut

Haughton, nr Nantwich, Cheshire.

Sleeps 2. Set deep within Cheshire’s rolling countryside, this modern take on the traditional shepherd’s hut blends rustic charm with modern comforts, including its very own wooden hot tub. Just a short drive away from the Roman walled city of Chester. Cottage Code: UKC188.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Barleywood Shepherd’s Hut

South Creake, nr Fakenham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2. Spend your romantic evenings warm and cosy beside the wood burner of this modern take of a traditional shepherd’s hut. Tastefully decorated and furnished, it comes complete with a comfortable double bed and a private bathroom with shower. Cottage Code: UKC662.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Inglenook Boathouse

Rudyard, nr. Leek, Staffordshire

Sleeps 2. Standing on the banks of Rudyard Lake, this architect-designed boathouse boasts stunning views across the lake to the lush woodland beyond. A haven for wildlife, Rudyard Lake offers a variety of activities including fishing, sailing and canoeing. Cottage Code: RFFC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Tullibole Castle Longhouse

Crook of Devon, nr. Kinross, Perthshire.

Sleeps 2. Enjoy the wonderful views of the Ochil and Cleish Hills from the conservatory of this skilfully designed Scottish style longhouse. This unique, detached, single-storey holiday property offers original features with a contemporary twist. Cottage Code: SMMH.

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