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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Rosecraddoc Manor – Liam

nr. Liskeard, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 10. Set around a picturesque lake in 38 acre grounds, this historic manor and coach house have been tastefully and sympathetically converted into attractive apartments and villas. Follow the link below to see other properties at this location. Cottage Code: CV13.

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

Hewton House – Driftwood

Weir Quay, Bere Peninsula, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Located in a tranquil, rural setting in south Devon, these superbly appointed properties feature shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (mid May – late Sept). Conveniently situated close to Tavistock, Saltash and Bickleigh. Cottage Code: HAAU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Jerusalem Farm Barn

nr. Hebden Bridge, Calderdale, West Yorkshire.

Sleeps 6. Set between Halifax and Hebden Bridge in the secluded Luddenden Valley, this carefully converted former barn now offers comfortable, well-appointed holiday accommodation, complete with disabled facilities. A haven for nature lovers. Cottage Code: CC213019.

  • 19th Century

Cefn Bach

Nr. Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 5. This farm cottage, dating from 1800, has been completely renovated, combining old charm with modern comforts. Part of a working farm, this peaceful holiday retreat enjoys splendid scenery, yet is only 3 miles from Betws-y-Coed. Cottage Code: JMS.

  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Whitmuir Hall – Teviot

nr. Selkirk, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Set in 32 acre grounds in the heart of border country, this stone-built Edwardian mansion with coach house and stables, features a shared indoor heated pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 5309.

  • Games room
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Hyde Barn

Hyde, nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Ideal for family gatherings, this outstanding, detached barn conversion has been finished to the highest standard with green oak beams and large windows. Surrounded by rolling Hampshire countryside, Hyde Barn sits on the edge of the New Forest. Cottage Code: DBBP.

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

Rocksfarm Cottage

Penhurst, nr. Battle, East Sussex.

Sleeps 6. This detached holiday property has lake views and footpaths on the doorstep. Located in the Sussex High Weald, close to 1066 country, including Battle Abbey and Hastings. Cottage Code: PQQV.

  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Folly

Hambledon, Hampshire.

Sleeps 2. With shared use of an indoor heated swimming-pool, (open Apr – Oct), this 19th-century listed folly is perhaps for those couples who fancy something out of the ordinary. Enjoy the wonderful views over the pretty village of Hambledon. Cottage Code: PRA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Manor Cottage

West Pentire, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in the pretty Cornish hamlet of West Pentire, this cosy, adjoining holiday cottage is just a walk away from the cliff path leading to a large sandy beach. The nearby, historic Bowgie Inn offers a classic selection of food and real ales. Cottage Code: GAX.

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

Cottage Pie

Axmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 2. A self-contained wing of the owner’s Georgian home, this former coach house enjoys wonderful glimpses of the estuary. Just a mile from the sea, it is within easy walking distance of Axmouth with its thatched colour-washed cottages. Cottage Code: HBY.

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