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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Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle, Near Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. “With views over bays and cliffs from a castle stronghold – a unique holiday opportunity . . .”

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Gate House

Dover, Kent.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the mid-19th century, this listed mini Gothic castle features its very own turret and 4-poster canopy bed. Beamed throughout, it is thought to have been built as the gate house guarding the accommodation of the Dover Castle Garrison. Cottage Code: E5413.

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

Sunset

Combe Martin, Devon.

Sleeps 6. Set in the heart of the small seaside village of Combe Martin, this well-appointed and comfortably furnished holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the delightful sandy beach. Within easy reach of the local shops, pubs and restaurants. Cottage Code: 29043.

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

The Cider Press

Welland, nr. Malvern, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 5. This traditional timbered framed property is set in the Worcestershire village of Welland, best known for its annual historic steam rally. A walk away from the famous Malvern Hills and just a few miles from the Three Counties Showground. Cottage Code: 26222.

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

Molly’s Cottage

Knighton, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 4. Built in 1678, this pretty half-timbered cottage retains many original features with oak beams throughout..One of a row, it is located in the heart of the small and picturesque medieval border town of Knighton. Cottage Code: RJL.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Orchard Chapel

Much Marcle, nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 2 – 4. With its galleried bedroom, this beautifully converted former chapel offers spectacular views over the Herefordshire countryside to the Malvern Hills. The delightfully named Much Marcle, boasts three village inns and three cider makers. Cottage Code: QYM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Chandos Granary

Much Marcle, nr. Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying lovely countryside views and access to 36 acres of orchards, this 18th-century former granary lies In the heart of Herefordshire’s apple-growing region. Converted in traditional style, with some antique furniture and large gardens. Cottage Code: RML.

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

The Old Angel

Winster, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Boasting a wealth of oak beams, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. In the pretty village of Winster, it enjoys sole use (between 12.30pm and 2pm) of an indoor heated swimming pool at Harthill Hall (3 miles away). Cottage Code: RBB9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Erw Goed Old Barn

Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 5. This comfortable and spacious detached barn conversion is set within the glorious Snowdonia National Park. Sympathetically converted, it stands in half-acre gardens and enjoys a beautiful setting overlooking the estuary, sea and mountains. Cottage Code: OJC.

  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Beach View

Budle Bay, Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Sleeps 6. Built from local stone, this spacious holiday cottage features stunning views over Budle Bay to Holy Island. With vaulted beamed ceilings and open fire, it stands on Northumberland’s Heritage Coast, just a short walk from miles of sandy beaches. Cottage Code: MUW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century