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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Saint Ambroix

Saint Ambroix, nr. Ales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Sleeps 3. Occupying a first floor wing, this well presented romantic hideaway includes a large balcony area, ideal for al fresco dining. Enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards and olive trees from the large, private, outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: W13243.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Le Mas Périgourdin

Siorac-en-Périgord, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 5. This attractive stone holiday home enjoys a secluded position on a hilltop with panoramic views over vineyards from the private swimming pool and terrace, Five minutes’ drive away is Siorac, with canoeing and fishing on the River Dordogne. Cottage Code: F24272.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Gardener’s Bothy

Glenprosen, nr. Kirriemuir, Angus.

Sleeps 2. This idyllic little cottage is situated on the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. It enjoys a lovely woodland setting where the Logie Burn meets the River Prosen, a unique and magical holiday retreat for couples. Cottage Code: SUU.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Nicholl’s House

Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 8. Every window of this architecturally designed holiday property enjoys a picture postcard view of the panoramic scene below. Inishkeel Island and Gweebara Bay are the focal view from the first floor balcony, accessed from the living area. Cottage Code: W31137.

  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Mas Crouanques

St. Marsal, nr. Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France.

Sleeps 6. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this luxurious and magnificently restored mas enjoys shared use of the owners outdoor pool. Roam the extensive forests and fields of this stunning property, with paths that lead straight into the mountains. Cottage Code: T66283.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Stokers Loft

West Mersea, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 2. Ideally located for sailing enthusiasts, Stokers Loft is just 20 yards from the sea and offers fantastic views from its upstairs living area. It is also conveniently situated for two renowned fish restaurants, local shops and pubs. Cottage Code: BRY.

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

Longfellow’s Cottage

Cloghbolie, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 4. This traditional stone-built fisherman’s croft has been carefully renovated in order to retain many original features. Dating from the 1800s, it now provides comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation close to Creevy Pier. Cottage Code: W31870.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

La Bergerie (Provence)

Cucuron, Vaucluse, France.

Sleeps 4. With its large enclosed garden, pergola-covered terraces and private swimming pool, this dream mas provides a wonderful holiday home. To ensure privacy the bedrooms are set at either end of the house, and all rooms open onto the poolside terrace. Cottage Code: F84212.

  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Domaine de Villeneuve

Villeneuve, nr. Cognac, Charente-Maritime, France.

Sleeps 14. This stunning traditional Charentaise chateau sits within large enclosed grounds just a short drive from the town of Cognac, famous for its brandy. Inside, the accommodation is set over three floors, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: F16184.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century