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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Logez Boudin

Villedieu, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. Commanding superb panoramic views across the countryside, this converted farm building is set in the heart of Normandy’s cider country. Internally there is a wealth of natural timber and old beams, and outside a large shared swimming pool. Cottage Code: F50100.

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

Cà del Pepi

Isola dei Pescatori, Lake Maggiore, Lombardy.

Sleeps 5. Located on a quiet and picturesque island, this holiday property offers subliminal views of Lake Maggiore and the Alps from the terrace and balcony. Reached by a short boat ride from the resort of Stresa, the islands harbour is only 100m away. Cottage Code: IL019.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Pourrières

Pourrières, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence.

Sleeps 14. Close to the Provençal hill top village of Pourrières, this picturesque period holiday property stands detached amidst extensive wooded grounds. With a home cinema, exercise bikes and table tennis inside, outside there is a large private pool. Cottage Code: FCV607.

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

La Haie au Loup

Norrey-en-Auge, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. This beautifully restored, part timber-framed holiday property is set in large, mature gardens with its own private swimming pool. Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the medieval town of Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Cottage Code: F14125.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Loft

Arthurstown, nr. Waterford, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Set over three floors in the picturesque fishing village of Arthurstown, this former corn loft has been carefully restored to take full advantage of the spectacular sea views. Take a short ferry ride to Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland. Cottage Code: W32011.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Soultzbach-les-Bains

Soultzbach-les-Bains, nr. Colmar, Alsace.

Sleeps 6. Set over two floors in a delightful 18th century period property, this well appointed and comfortable holiday apartment is just a short drive from the medieval streets of Colmar. Explore the beautiful lakes and mountains of the National Park. Cottage Code: FDH001.

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

Château de Villejovet

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 20. Located on the banks of the River Indre in the southern region of the Loire, this spectacular small castle has been carefully restored to provide the ideal holiday retreat. Enjoy fishing along the river, tennis, squash, swimming and much more. Cottage Code: FEC002.

  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Viva Villai

Dicomano, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 12. In the midst of a 400-acre estate including forests, vineyards, olive groves and two small lakes, this old manor house enjoys the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the estate by Jeep before sitting back and sampling the wine. Cottage Code: ITF744.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th 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