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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Le Grangeon du Trignolet

Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse, Provence, France.

Sleeps 2. This converted, stone built apartment lies within walking distance of the village of Villedieu and shares the owners very pretty gardens and swimming pool. A terrace overlooking the garden offers the perfect place to dine and relax. Cottage Code: F84167.

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

Belair

Bannalec, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 6 – 8. This group of three tastefully decorated stone-built terraced holiday properties are set amidst glorious countryside. The park is equipped with a swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: F29115.

  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Gardener’s Bothy

Glenprosen, nr. Kirriemuir, Angus.

Sleeps 2. This idyllic little cottage is situated on the Balnaboth Estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. It enjoys a lovely woodland setting where the Logie Burn meets the River Prosen, a unique and magical holiday retreat for couples. Cottage Code: SUU.

  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Nicholl’s House

Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 8. Every window of this architecturally designed holiday property enjoys a picture postcard view of the panoramic scene below. Inishkeel Island and Gweebara Bay are the focal view from the first floor balcony, accessed from the living area. Cottage Code: W31137.

  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Thatched Cottage

Spiddal, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over Galway Bay, this pretty thatched cottage sits on the fringe of the seaside village of Spiddal. Just a stroll away from the Blue Flag Beach, a short drive leads to the historic harbour city of Galway. Cottage Code: W6571.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Ocean Wave

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. From its elevated setting, this detached holiday property overlooks the beach at Derrynane. The golden sandy beach, rock pools, sandy and rocky coves are all within easy walking distance, with trips from the harbour to historic Skelligs Rock. Cottage Code: YVV.

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

Sibiril

Sibiril, nr. Roscoff, Brittany.

Sleeps 11. This pretty, traditional Bretton manor house is beamed throughout and features the original stone fireplace in the spacious lounge area. Set within the heart of the village, it lies just 4km from an unspoilt stretch of sandy coastline. Cottage Code: FBF542.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Le Jardinier

Héry, nr. Clamecy, Burgundy.

Sleeps 5. This former gardener’s cottage, now a listed building, makes an excellent holiday base for exploring the Morvan Regional Park. Surrounded by fields and woodland, it is very comfortable and well equipped, with traditional materials. Cottage Code: T58240.

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

Villa Trasimeno

Magione, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 8. Set close to the shores of Lake Trasimeno, this elegant and bright holiday villa is just a short walk away from the beach. The beautiful swimming pool is set in the well-tended garden and enjoys stunning views of the islands of the lake. Cottage Code: IUT474.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Poggente

Orvieto, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 6. Set in stunning scenery between the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, this elegant villa features a beautiful swimming pool, with an outdoor kitchen, ideal for al fresco dining. Just 6km from the medieval town of Orvieto, an Etruscan city. Cottage Code: IUP241.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century