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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Broughton Hall

Broughton, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 32. Steeped in history, the 17 bedroomed Broughton Hall is a stately home in every sense of the word. Set in 3,000 acres of estate grounds, the house includes a library containing 5,000 books, a full size billiard table, stunning chandeliers and even a piano. Cottage Code: UKC2803.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century
  • Piano

Lode Hall

Three Holes, nr. Downham Market, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. With parts dating back to the 1600s, Lode Hall blends traditional charm and character with 21st century convenience and comfort. Outside, there is a large lawned garden and a hot tub that seats six guests. Cottage Code: W44296.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Marsh Barn

Brancaster, nr. Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Sleeps 10. Relax in the light, airy rooms and enjoy the breath-taking views across the salt marshes from this totally refitted, luxurious holiday property. Excellent for bird-watchers, there is direct access from the garden to the National Trust marshes and coastal path. Cottage Code: AMG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Travellers Rest

Timberscombe, nr. Minehead, Somerset.

Sleeps 10. Dating from the 1600s, this semi-detached character cottage is full of charm with its stone floors and wooden beams. Tastefully furnished, it stands just a short drive from medieval Dunster with its magnificent 1,000 year old castle. Cottage Code: W40132.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Jacobite

Loch Lomond National Park, Stirlingshire.

Sleeps 4. Nestled in a quiet corner at the side of Loch Katrine with views over the loch and surrounding hills of Ben Lomond, this beautifully converted stone cottage stands close to the birthplace of Rob Roy McGregor. Cottage Code: CC523177.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Ciliauwen Lodge

Letterston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Sleeps 4. Guarding the entrance to Ciliauwen Mansion, this listed Georgian lodge has been carefully restored to retain many original features. Set in a large secure garden, it is located in the very picturesque Preseli region. Cottage Code: JEW.

  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The Court House

nr. Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire.

Sleeps 5. Set on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this former Georgian coach house now offers comfortable holiday accommodation within the tranquil grounds of Leck Hall. With stunning walks from the doorstep, a hard tennis court can also be made available. Cottage Code: LAD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Clachandubh

Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 6. Originally home to three shepherding families, this traditional stone cottage is located on a 13000 acre estate, including 22 lochs, filled with wild brown trout. The area is rich in history and archaeological sites, with Kilmartin Glen close by. Cottage Code: 29692.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Lordship Farmhouse

Wolfscastle, nr. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Sleeps 10. Dating from the early 19th century, this characterful farmhouse has been carefully restored to uncover its original charm. With stone walls and exposed beams, it stands down a scenic country lane close to the historic village of Wolfscastle. Cottage Code: OV5.

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

Thompson Ground – Cuckoo Brow Cottage

Hawkshead, nr. Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 3 – 10. Set on a working farm in the heart of Lakeland, these four cosy cottages offer well-appointed holiday accommodation, as well as panoramic country views. Follow the link below to view all properties at this location. Cottage Code: NP64.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century