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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Le Chêne Vert

St. Vivien-de-Monségur, nr. Bordeaux, Aquitaine.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this traditional stone farmhouse successfully blends period features with modern fixtures and furnishings. Outside, the large gazebo beside the delightful pool area provides the ideal venue for outside dining. Cottage Code: F33139.

  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Villa des Demoiselles

La Forêt Fouesnant, Brittany.

Sleeps 10. With its own private heated indoor swimming pool, this light and airy Breton style townhouse is located in the quaint seaside resort of La Forêt-Fouesnant. Within walking distance of the old port, with its bars and seafood restaurants. Cottage Code: F29460.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Villa Lavinia

Vitorchiano, nr. Viterbo, Lazio.

Sleeps 8. This magnificent country retreat sits on a small hill high in Roman Tusia and enjoys stunning views as far as Montefiascone. The large lawned grounds are planted with old oak trees and feature a wonderful outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: IRU496.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Stone Cottage

Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Featuring charming cottage-style furniture, this traditional Kerry cottage is within easy walking distance of the delightful town of Kenmare. Set on the Ring of Kerry, there are two golf courses nearby and a pub 10-minute walk away. Cottage Code: ZB7.

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

Beaucaire

Beaucaire, nr. Nimes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Sleeps 5. In the very heart of Beaucaire, this delightfully renovated terraced holiday home boasts a roof top terrace for al fresco dining. Just a short stroll from several fine restaurants, the river harbour and the Medieval old town. Cottage Code: FLG138.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Messé

Messé, nr. Poitiers, Charentes.

Sleeps 4. Set within a large enclosed garden, complete with fruit orchard and private swimming pool, this traditional stone built holiday cottage blends comfort with style. Beamed throughout, it is just a short drive from the town of Couhé. Cottage Code: W13604.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Les Hibiscus

Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Sleeps 4. This Provençal house is located just 1.5km from the the picturesque village of Biot, with its cafes and restaurants. The comfortable and modern furnished living area opens onto a large terrace, with steps down to the large private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F06214.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

La Bégude-De-Mazenc

La Bégude-De-Mazenc, nr. Montélimar, Provence.

Sleeps 13. Dating from the 1700s, this elegant stone-built farmhouse retains many original features on the inside. Outside there is a pretty private swimming pool in which to relax, with boules and a volleyball court available for the more active guests. Cottage Code: FPD078.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Chez Boussard

Fouesnant, nr. Bénodet, Brittany.

Sleeps 6. With its exposed beams and feature stone fireplace, this carefully renovated cottage sits within large well-tended grounds, complete with its very own outdoor heated swimming pool. Just 2km from the nearest beach. Cottage Code: T29551.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

Cwm Corn Barn

Dolfor, nr. Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 9. Enjoy the glorious views of the surrounding hills and valleys from the comfort of the bubbling outdoor hot tub of this carefully converted barn. It makes the ideal place to relax following a day of exploring the historic delights of the area. Cottage Code: HW7662.

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