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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La Brosse

Neuillé, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 6. Set in the very heart of the Loire Valley, these two 14th century stone built holiday properties stand in the grounds of the picturesque Château Salvert. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: F49145.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared pool
  • 14th Century

Martinpescatore

Bagheria, nr. Palermo, Sicily.

Sleeps 2. Enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the Mongerbino Cape from the balcony of this small and sunny holiday home. Built in to the hillside, it is situated just 15 km from Palermo, in one of the most picturesque places on the Gulf of Palermo. Cottage Code: ISS507.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th Century

Chez Mme L’Hopital-Cussiat

Faverges, Haute-Savoie, France.

Sleeps 3. Set in the little village of Cons-Ste. Colombe, this real log-cabin displays a love of wood, with charming and original furnishings. The scenery is dominated by ’La Dent de Cons’ and nearby Lake Annecy boasts several lakeside beaches. Cottage Code: T74014.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

La Source

Thônes, Haute-Savoie, France.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying beautiful views of the imposing heights of Aravis Mountains, this traditional chalet stands in the unspoilt valley of Manigod. Outside there is a flowery garden with a grassy area and a large covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining. Cottage Code: F74129.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Lakeside Lodge

nr. Bantry, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 4. With views of Bantry Bay, this comfortable property stands detached within the owner’s grounds. Well placed for touring, it lies on the road to Glengarriff, just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry. Cottage Code: YUQ.

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

Meadow Cottage

Aughadown, nr. Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 8. Set along the picturesque West Cork coastline, this detached cottage offers distinctive holiday accommodation with its cathedral-style wooden ceiling and pretty spiral staircase. Enjoy the stunning views over Roaring Water Bay and Kilcoe Castle. Cottage Code: W31999.

  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

Le Noyer

Nolay-Beaune, nr. Beaune, Burgundy.

Sleeps 4. Offering lovely views over the rolling countryside, this detached property enjoys its own lawned garden and private solar-heated swimming pool. Simply furnished with a modern kitchen area, nearby is the attractive town of Nolay. Cottage Code: F71125.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Les Coureilles

St Martin-des-Combes, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 13. Located in the heart of Huguenot country, this traditional stone farmhouse complete with pigeonnier, or dovecote, stands in several acres of protected woodland and pasture. The two south-facing terraces overlook the large private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FDO48.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • 16th Century

The Mill House

Calbourne, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. Set in 10 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, this attractive stone holiday cottage is located within Calbourne Water Mill, one of the island’s most popular family attractions. Step back in time and observe the traditional flour making process. Cottage Code: PBBK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century