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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Fitzpatrick’s Cottage

Ballacolla, nr. Kilkenny, Co. Laois.

Sleeps 4. Complete with its timber ceilings and woodburning stove, this pretty thatched cottage has been carefully renovated to provide cosy holiday accommodation all on one level. Ideally set for exploring the historic delights of Kilkenny and Tipperary. Cottage Code: W31424.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Le Moulin de l’Ardillier

St. André-de-Lidon, nr. Royan, Charente-Maritime, France.

Sleeps 10. Boasting a wealth of exposed stone walls and wooden beams, this traditional Charentais farmhouse is set amidst fields and vineyards. Just a short stroll from the village centre, the large landscaped grounds include a swimming pool. Cottages Code: FA264.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 19th 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

La Palette

Lagnes, nr. Avignon, Provence, France.

Sleeps 2. Just around the corner from the picturesque village square, this lovely first floor holiday property has been decorated in cool pastel shades. Once the home of a local artist, the courtyard of La Palette has vines growing up the old stone wall. Cottage Code: F84162.

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

Ballymagyr Castle – Cottage 3

Killag, nr. Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Carefully renovated from former stables, guests at these adjoining holiday cottages can relax with a picnic by the lake as they explore the delightful grounds of Ballymagyr Castle. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: W32161.

  • Open Fire
  • 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 St. Paul-de-Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, nr. Vence, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Set in one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, Villa St. Paul-de-Vence enjoys stunning views over the surrounding wooded countryside to the Mediterranean sea. Featuring its own library and large outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCA408.

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

Villa Cicogna

Torreglia, nr. Abano Terme, Veto.

Sleeps 8. Furnished in traditional style, this historic towered villa stands in quiet, tranquil countryside, yet close to the spa towns of Abano Terme and Montegrotto. Famous for their hot springs, the towns baths were known to the Romans. Cottage Code: IVC183.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Villa Castel

Castel di Tusa, nr. Cefalu, Sicily.

Sleeps 4. Set on the first floor of an old gatekeeper’s cottage, this air conditioned apartment has been carefully renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. Just a short stroll from the beach and crystal clear waters of Castel di Tusa. Cottage Code: ISS560.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Ardentes

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 14. With fishing available from the grounds, this pretty country house sits peacefully on the banks of the Indre river. Inside the property provides comfortable and homely accommodation with elegant decor, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: FEC003.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century