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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Haven Cottage

Port Isaac, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Set in the very heart of this idyllic Cornish fishing village, Haven Cottage boasts an open fire and original flagstone floors. Famous as the picturesque setting for ITV’s comedy series ’Doc Martin’, Port Isaac is home to a variety of outstanding pubs and restaurants. Cottage Code: 28269.

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

Hollywall Croft

Stoke Prior, nr. Leominster, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 4. With a history dating back beyond 1650, this traditional timber framed cottage has been lovingly restored and tastefully furnished. Set in its own quiet, secluded garden, guests can enjoy views of a pretty dingle and an ancient pack-horse bridge. Cottage Code: HH82.

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

The Old Kitchens

Totland, nr. Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 4. The former kitchen to the adjoining listed manor house, this wonderfully unique property now operates as a completely independent wing offering bright and spacious holiday accommodation. Weston Manor is surrounded by woodland and fields. Cottage Code: UKC2246.

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

Pike Cottage

Acton Turville, nr. Badminton, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 2. Boasting many original features, this former road toll house is set in the heart of the picturesque village of Acton Turville. Complete with its working toll house clock, this well preserved listed property now offers delightful holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: UKC2091.

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

Kintail

Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting an enviable setting on the shores of Loch Duich, this well-appointed holiday property offers the ideal base for exploring the delights of Skye, the picturesque Highland village of Plockton and the truly magnificent Eilean Donan Castle. Cottage Code: SVV.

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

Rockview

Cellardyke, nr. Anstruther, Fife.

Sleeps 4. Set in the quaint fishing village of Cellardyke in the East Neuk of Fife, enjoy spectacular sea views from the wide balcony of this ground floor holiday apartment. Inside, it features contemporary furnishings and a cosy woodburning stove. Cottage Code: 29527.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Tigh A’ Mhuillin

Ardheslaig, nr. Applecross, Highlands.

Sleeps 4. Set on the shores of Loch Beag, enjoy the ever-changing scenery from this beautifully presented detached cottage. Fabulous walking and climbing country, it is ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Cottage Code: STTJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

The Farmhouse, Caddy’s Corner Farm

Carnmenellis, betwix Falmouth and St Ives, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. The perfect country retreat for extended family and friends, this traditional Cornish farmhouse offers comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation. Complete with its own private hot tub, it lies midway between the picturesque south coast and the more rugged north. Cottage Code: 27552.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Carneadon Farmhouse

St Thomas, nr. Launceston, Cornwall.

Sleeps 19. Set in its own private grounds, this listed farmhouse offers spacious guest accommodation with many character features including a feature fireplace, wood burner and two staircases. A second living room doubles as the games room with a large screen TV, Wii, Nintendo, air hockey and pool table. Cottage Code: 16692.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Trethiggey Farmhouse

Quintrell Downs, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 14. Boasting many period features including open fires, a 1950s Aga, original stone flooring and a dairy, this listed farmhouse stands alone in its own private landscaped meadow. Well appointed, it offers all modern comforts downstairs with six character bedrooms upstairs. Cottage Code: 28034.

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