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 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

Harbour View House

Ardgroom, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 6. With panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and the Beara Mountains, this delightful property is just ½ mile from the sea. The lively towns of Glengariff and Kenmare are within easy reach, with many local restaurants serving freshly caught seafood. Cottage Code: YLJ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Villa Cycas

nr. Palermo, Sicily.

Sleeps 4. Only 2km from the white sandy beaches of Mondello, this pretty holiday villa is set over two floors and boasts large comfortable rooms with windows overlooking the garden and pool area. Just a short drive from the heart of Palermo. Cottage Code: ISS926.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Clair-Vent

Ste. Radégonde-les-Noyers, Vendée, France.

Sleeps 5. Situated between the towns of La Rochelle and Luçon, this charming cottage is set beside one of the region’s canals, the perfect place to fish, or just relax. The beaches of La Faute-sur-Mer are easily accessible, as is l’Ile de Ré. Cottage Code: F85159.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 19th Century

D’Autrefois

Nolay, nr. Beaune, Burgundy.

Sleeps 4. This self catering cottage is nestled in the heart of the medieval town of Nolay. With a restaurant on the other side of the village square, as well as an abundance of vineyards in the nearby area, this is a great base for foodies! Cottage Code: F21110.

  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Saint Ambroix

Saint Ambroix, nr. Ales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Sleeps 3. Occupying a first floor wing, this well presented romantic hideaway includes a large balcony area, ideal for al fresco dining. Enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards and olive trees from the large, private, outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: W13243.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

The Mill House

Calbourne, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Sleeps 6. Set in 10 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, this attractive stone holiday cottage is located within Calbourne Water Mill, one of the island’s most popular family attractions. Step back in time and observe the traditional flour making process. Cottage Code: PBBK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

L’Escale

Kervenic, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 5. This detached stone cottage provides comfortably furnished, modern accommodation, while outside the swimming pool and sunny courtyard make the ideal place to relax. Explore the nearby coast with superb sandy beaches east of Lorient. Cottage Code: F56143.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century