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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Les Issambres

nr. Ste-Maxime, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Peacefully located in a pretty hillside setting, this stylish holiday villa is just 800m from shops, restaurant and a sandy beach. Enjoy views from the patio over the well maintained gardens to the swimming pool and on to the sea beyond. Cottage Code: FCV095.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Murier

F37131, Assay, Loire, France.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Set in the Loire valley, within the grounds of an ancient winery, this pair of charming cottages offers comfortable rustic interiors and an attractive shared swimming pool. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: F37131.

  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Mont St. Pierre

La Réole, nr. Marmande, Gironde, France.

Sleeps 11. Just a short drive from the charming historic town of La Réole, this distinguished mansion house dates from the 1700s. Retaining many original features on the inside, the large lawned gardens boast a private outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: F33201.

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

Chez Rebuffel

Mandelieu, nr. Cannes, Cote-d'Azur.

Sleeps 8. Just a short drive from the shops, restaurants and casino of the Riviera town of Mandelieu, this pretty holiday villa is set in well maintained grounds. The delightful terrace area leads down to the lovely private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FME645.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Le Moulin de l’Ardillier

St. André-de-Lidon, nr. Royan, Charente-Maritime, France.

Sleeps 8. Boasting a wealth of exposed stone walls and wooden beams, this traditional Charentais farmhouse is set amidst fields and vineyards. Just a short stroll from the village centre, the large landscaped grounds include a swimming pool. Cottages Code: FA264.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 19th Century

Drishane Cottage

nr. Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 4. This cosy old holiday property stands alone on a secluded headland, with direct access to a sandy beach below. Sympathetically renovated to a very good standard, it lies within the Loch Hyne Conservation Area with its marine nature reserve. Cottage Code: ZCC.

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

Villa St. Paul-de-Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence, nr. Vence, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Set in one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, Villa St. Paul-de-Vence enjoys stunning views over the surrounding wooded countryside to the Mediterranean sea. Featuring its own library and large outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCA408.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Plas Meini – The Manor House

Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 2 – 16. Set amidst meadows and woodland, these four delightful, comfortable holiday properties have been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Fly fishing on river inc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: JAV.

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

La Belle Vue

Theoule-sur-Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views over the forest and sea to the Lerins Islands, this beautiful holiday villa boasts 4 spacious en suite bedrooms. Air-conditioned on the inside, outside, there are two large terraces surrounding the private swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCV465.

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century

Valentine Cottages – Valentine Cottage 3

nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Sleeps 2 – 3. Arranged around a delightful paved courtyard complete with feature fountain, these three pretty holiday cottages enjoy shared use of a well-equipped games room. The historic town of Lismore with its medieval castle is just 3 miles distant. Cottage Code: W31923.

  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century