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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Mynydd Bychan

Aberdyfi, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 6. Set high above the golden sandy beaches of Aberdyfi, this well-appointed, detached property features its very own outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and games room. Offering spectacular coastal views, Mynydd Bychan is perfect for a memorable family holiday. Cottage Code: OS8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Plum Tree Cottage

St Fillans, Loch Earn, Perthshire.

Sleeps 2. Set on the fringe of the picturesque conservation village of St Fillans, this delightful single-storey holiday cottage stands detached in a secluded location within the owners extensive grounds. St Fillans lies at the east end of Loch Earn. Cottage Code: S13.

  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Hirta

Plockton, Highlands.

Sleeps 2. Located in the heart of the picturesque Highland village of Plockton, this well-appointed apartment enjoys stunning views over Loch Carron. Carefully converted from a former church, it offers guests comfortable ground floor holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: 18065.

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

The Old Church

Sconser, Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2. Carefully restored, this pretty little church is set amidst spectacular scenery on the imposing Isle of Skye. Dating from the mid 1800s, it adjoins the owner’s home and offers the ideal base from which to explore the region. Cottage Code: 17488.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Oakland Hall

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 10. This large gentlemen’s residence was one of the first to be built in Windermere following the opening of the town’s railway terminus in 1847. Offering panoramic views over the lake, Oakland Hall retains many Victorian features including its large stone mullioned stained glass windows. Cottage Code: CC127223.

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

Oxnead Hall – The North Wing

Oxnead, nr. Aylsham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 8. Built by one of Henry VIII’s naval captains, the elegant Oxnead Hall stands in magnificent landscaped grounds. The North Wing of the hall is available for guests’ exclusive use, boasting four elegant bedrooms, including a grand master bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Cottage Code: UKC495.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 16th Century

RAF Wainfleet – The Tower

Friskney, nr. Skegness, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. One of four properties at RAF Wainfleet, this former observation tower offers truly unique holiday accommodation, with the added advantage of a private hot-tub. Steeped in history, follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: UKC1178.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Signal Box

Loddiswell Station, nr. Kingsbridge, Devon.

Sleeps 4. Standing on the route of the former G.W.R. ’Primrose Line’, the Signal Box has been carefully renovated and converted into a unique, detached holiday cottage. Set alongside the original train station, this property is a must for guests interested in railway heritage. Cottage Code: UKC1755.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Priory Manor

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Built in 1869 as home for Manchester cotton trader William Carver, this Victorian Gothic Mansion offers guests the opportunity of experiencing luxurious and unique accommodation. Priory Manor enjoys shared access down to the shores of Windermere. Cottage Code: CC127047.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

All Hallows Nave House

Kendal , Cumbria.

Sleeps 4. Just a short stroll from the heart of Kendal, this uniquely re-designed church retains many original features, including its stone mullioned stained glass window. Whilst the building itself dates from 1864, it was converted into three separate houses in 2002. Cottage Code: UK1123.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century