Short break cottages

Affordable long weekend, 2, 3 or 4 night short breaks in UK

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City breaks UK

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Bank holiday breaks

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Weekend breaks, bank holiday breaks & short 2-4 night breaks

Planning a short break in a holiday cottage in UK?

Taking a short break in the UK is a wonderful way to recharge your batteries and explore the beautiful British countryside or visit towns or cities. There are holiday cottages offering short breaks from as little as one night, two nights, three nights or more. Those offering self-catering rental for one night are often in cities - usually apartments which specialise in city breaks. City self-catering breaks are popular in some of the most historic cities and towns in England - such as short breaks in Oxford, York, Bath, London, Winchester and Cambridge. Other English cities are popular too - often for great night life and modern culture - a break in Newcastle, Manchester and Sheffield are popular destinations for a weekend. An idyllic self-catering cottage in the English countryside is another way to relax and have a short holiday. There are cottages, barns and farmhouses to rent and many are within easy reach of London and other major cities - making a weekend break an easy option as you can leave after work on a Friday and not return till Sunday evening. Bank holiday breaks tend to get booked week in advance but the last minute booking facility will show you up to date availability.

Scotland is also popular for a short break in a self-catering rental property. Edinburgh is probably the most frequented destination for a Scottish short break, but Glasgow is increasingly popular with it's great culture and vibrant nightlife. Of course renting a remote cottage in an isolated glen or by a loch is many people's idea of an ideal short break and a perfect weekend in Scotland. There are plenty of cottages and houses that offer 2 or 3 night breaks - often with excellent discounts, particularly out of season or midweek. A short break in Wales, or a weekend away in Ireland also has great opportunities for a relaxing or invigorating time - or even both together. Cardiff and Dublin are well-known as mini break destinations and Belfast has become an increasingly popular place for a weekend. Welsh and Irish country cottages for a short break in a self-catering home are ideal - again take advantage of cheap prices.

Affordable mini breaks in the country, not just city breaks!

An autumn break, winter short break or spring break are great ways to stay in a UK cottage at a bargain price. Most cottage owners give a good discount on the rate for a week if you are just staying for 2 or 3 nights out of the peak season. Few vacation homes offer short breaks or take weekend bookings in the peak season of July and August but some do, particularly those who welcome hen parties. Off season breaks in the countryside are popular with those wanting to walk or explore villages and tourist attractions without the masses of visitors you get during the summer - autumn short breaks give you the chance to admire the changing leaves on the trees and spring self-catering short breaks are wonderful as the countryside is awakening and the bulbs coming out - signs of hope everywhere! If you want a cheap short break then going midweek and out of season will give the best price and you are likely to get a bargain break then - and if you book at the last minute then you will get the cheapest price for a mini break. Try our selection of the best cottages for a short break in the UK and Ireland.

For those planning big gatherings, large holiday houses for weekend breaks are available in the country and towns throughout the UK - some choose a large country house, others groups of holiday cottages in the same location. Locations and properties for all events, contact us if you require extra help in selecting the right property for your break.