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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Trew House

Stratton, Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. This grand, former farmhouse commands extensive views over the surrounding rolling countryside, yet is just a short drive away from the golden sands of Widemouth Bay. Offering spacious holiday accommodation, it is ideal for large family gatherings. Cottage Code: GY5.

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

Toll Bridge House

Penmaenpool, nr. Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 2. As the name suggests, this unique holiday property was once home to the resident tollkeeper. Built in 1921, it sits aside the listed, wooden toll bridge that spans the tidal Mawddach Estuary linking the coastal towns of Tywyn and Barmouth. Cottage Code: UK6082.

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

Melin Newydd Cottages – The Windmill

Tynlon, nr. Rhosneigr, Anglesey.

Sleeps 4. Dating from 1833, this traditional converted windmill occupies a quiet location in a rural part of Anglesey. Lovingly renovated, it features a delightful living space on the ground floor, with double bedrooms on each of the upper floors. Cottage Code: 29567.

  • Quirky
  • 19th Century

Skene House Cottage

Westhill, nr. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 6. Enjoying peaceful seclusion just west of Aberdeen, this unique holiday property adjoins the historic Skene Castle; former seat of the chiefs of Clan Skene. Set in 30 acre grounds, parts of the castle date from the early 14th century. Cottage Code: 29020.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • 17th Century

Sea Yonder

Buckie, nr. Cullen, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, this unique holiday cottage offers guests the opportunity to watch the varied wildlife drift past, from bottlenose dolphins to grey seals. Lie back under the stars and relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5402.

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

The Beech House

Corton, nr. Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Sleeps 8. Less than half a mile away from the beach, this spacious detached holiday property features a private outdoor heated swimming pool and a 7-seater hot tub. The cinema room includes a smart surround sound system and Blu-ray / DVD player. Cottage Code: UKC274.

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

Holemoor Cottage

Pyworthy, nr. Holsworthy, North Devon.

Sleeps 4. Set in the wing of the owner’s 17th century farmhouse, this delightful holiday retreat offers guests their own private indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Peacefully situated in the glorious Devon countryside, it is just a short drive from the golden sands of the Cornish coast. Cottage Code: UKC1296.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

The Old Nunnery

Skelmorlie, nr. Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 24. As the name suggests, this delightful shorefront holiday property once housed a more holy order. Enjoy extensive views over the Firth of Clyde from the private eight seater hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5250.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Fasque Castle Cottages – Garden Rooms

Fettercairn, nr. Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire.

Sleeps 2 – 8. Set in the extensive grounds of the Fasque Estate, these four delightful detached cottages have been carefully designed to offer traditional comfort with an individual elegance. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: UKC2426.

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

East Wing at Blair

Dalry, nr. Irvine, Ayrshire

Sleeps 10. Set within 250 acres of parkland, the origins of this ancient castle is said to date back to the 12th century. The East Wing at Blair now offers luxurious accommodation for up to ten guests, with bespoke packages such as dining and clay pigeon shooting available. Cottage Code: UKC2409.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 12th Century