Short break holiday cottages
Booking the best short break holiday cottages
If you are planning a short break in the UK, finding the best location and accommodation for your trip has never been easier. Scroll down to see all our holiday cottages that are available to rent for less than seven days.
Depending on what your accommodation needs are and the location that you want to stay in, you can then filter your options down to find the perfect holiday cottage for you.
Why book a holiday cottage for a short break?
Research shows that more Brits are taking numerous shorter breaks through the year instead of the traditional two-week holiday. By booking a short break in the UK, you get to see more places around the UK, spread out your holiday allowance and the benefit that short breaks are generally easier to plan.
By taking a number of shorter breaks through the year, you get to see more of what makes the UK so great. Historic cities, coastal towns and enchanting forests are all waiting for you!
Things to do on a short break
A short break could be a chance for you and your partner to escape on a romantic break or an opportunity for your family to spend some quality time together. City break, coastal town or countryside, the choice is yours.
We all have our own personal preference when it comes to holidays. You could spend your time relaxing on the beach, exploring the outdoors or learning about a city’s history. Thankfully, in the UK most holiday destinations have something to occupy your time with, whatever your preference and some even have a variety meaning that all
However you want to recharge your batteries, you can do it with a short break in the UK.
If you’re looking for a particular activity near to where you want to stay, use our filter option to find the right accommodation and location for how you want to spend your holiday.
Popular short break locations in the UK
The UK is rich with potential holiday destinations, some are particularly suited to the short break. Whether you’re in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or England, Holiday Cottage Compare has got you covered with thousands of locations with accommodation across the UK. For a short break in the UK, here are some of the most popular locations:
Cornwall: Thousands descend on the majestic beaches in Cornwall every year. Many return simply because it’s beautiful and there is so much to do. Favourite resort towns include Newquay, St Ives and Falmouth.
Peak District: Rolling hills, historical towns and exposed moorland make up this 555 square mile national park. If you like the outdoors, a short break in the Peak District is a must.
Kent: Great for a romantic break, Kent is traditionally known as the ‘Garden of England’ thanks to an abundance of gardens and orchards.
Snowdonia: The captivating land in Snowdonia national park has towering mountains, ancient forests and 23 miles of coastline. Explore the waterfalls, peaks, valleys and forests in this haven.
Norfolk: a popular destination for family breaks, resorts of Great Yarmouth, Cromer and Holkham showcase some of Britain’s finest beaches. Away from the coast, there is vast countryside and cities with a vibrant side, too.
Cairngorms: if you love the Lake and Peak District, a trip up to Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, twice the size of the Lake District, is well worth a visit.
For more holiday destination ideas, click here.
Booking a short break holiday cottage
Wherever you decide to have your short break, a selection of the holiday cottages available to rent for less than seven nights are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage for your short break – we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.
Struggling to find your perfect holiday? No problem, contact us about what you are looking for in your next holiday cottage and we’ll happily give you a hand.