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Weekend Breaks & Short Breaks in the UK

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1 The Old Brewhouse, a pleasing holiday cottage nestled in Dittisham, Devon. Enclosed decking. Smart TV. Bedroom with en-suite. Beautiful views. Dartmouth 7.4 miles; Totnes 12 miles. (Ref. 1121515)

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3 nights from £468

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Merse End is a stunning beachfront property situated on the coastline of Rockcliffe, in the beautiful town of Dalbeattie. Ground-floor living. Sea views. Dalbeattie 6.7 miles; Castle Douglas 12.4 miles; Kirkcudbright 19.8 miles; Dumfries 20.5 miles. (Ref. 1150591)

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3 nights from £712

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Meadow View is a quaint, single-storey abode nested in the rural outskirts of Bratoft, near Burgh Le Marsh in Lincolnshire. Romantic. Pet-friendly. Burgh Le Marsh 1.7 miles; Skegness 6.2 miles. (Ref. 1144326)

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3 nights from £243

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10 Watkin Street is a charming fisherman's cottage nestled in the beautiful walled town of Conwy. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Castle views. Close to amenities. Llandudno 4.7 miles; Betws-y-Coed 14.8 miles. (Ref. 1146027)

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3 nights from £318

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20 Bishops Way is a beautiful, mid-terrace townhouse on the outskirts of the coastal town of Falmouth, Cornwall. Close to amenities and beach. Off-road parking. Penryn 1.8 miles; Helston 11.5 miles; Hayle 19.1 miles. (Ref. 1138974)

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3 nights from £530

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This charming holiday home rests in Otley, North Yorkshire. Woodburning stove. Sauna. Pet-free. Harrogate 9.6 miles; Bolton Abbey 12.2 miles; Leeds 13.9 miles. (Ref. 1127873)

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3 nights from £334

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Luxury bungalow on edge Alberbury village. Wonderfully equipped contemporary accommodation. Two wet room en-suites. Full body shower. Hot tub and sauna. All-weather pool table and table tennis. Perfect for families or groups of friends. (Ref. 29336)

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3 nights from £1087

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    4.7

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This brilliant detached cottage is well-situated in Hinton St George, Somerset. Dog-friendly. Bike storage. Close to amenities. Crewkerne 3.2 miles; Lyme Regis 18.3 miles; Taunton 21 miles. (Ref. 1082466)

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3 nights from £434

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A seaside apartment resting in Lyme Regis, Dorset. Sea views. Family-friendly. Welcome hamper. West Bay 10.9 miles; Weymouth 31.8 miles; Exeter 37.9 miles (Ref. 1106598)

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3 nights from £490

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A wonderful detached cottage situated in an enviable riverside location on the edge of the popular town of Betws-y-Coed. Character features. Gardens. Ideal base for exploring Snowdonia National Park. (Ref. 945612)

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3 nights from £700

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Lovely detached property overlooking Burgh Island with spacious garden and panoramic sea views; 300 meters to the coastal path and sandy beaches beyond. (Ref. 920108)

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3 nights from £594

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A delightful, detached cottage resting on the outskirts of Spixworth in Norfolk. Close to amenities. Pet-friendly. Ground-floor living. Private garden. Norwich 3.7 miles; Wroxham 6.9 miles. (Ref. 955568)

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3 nights from £269

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Luxury character cottage in the Newlands Valley. En-suite shower room. Luxury bathroom. Peaceful private garden. Wood burner. Wi-Fi. Off road parking. Keswick 4 miles. (Ref. 972594)

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3 nights from £737

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The Coach House is a welcoming, detached cottage resting in East Ayton, a city in North Yorkshire. Countryside. Hot tub. Near to amenities and beaches. Scarborough 5.3 miles; North York Moors National Park 15.0 miles; Flamborough 19.5 miles. (Ref. 1149618)

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3 nights from £526

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Detached former mill, resting near the Scottish Highlands village of Cannich. WiFi. Woodburner. Countryside views. Off-road parking. (Ref. 1001630)

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3 nights from £414

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This charming cottage rests in Moelfre on the coast of Anglesey, Wales. Pet-friendly. Woodburning stove. Open-plan living. Close to beach. Benllech 3 miles; Caernarfon 19.3 miles. (Ref. 1025822)

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3 nights from £379

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A beautifully refurbished coach house resting in the pretty Cranwell Village near Leasingham. Open-plan living. WiFi. Pet-friendly. Sleaford 3.9 miles. (Ref. 1051137)

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3 nights from £414

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High quality ground floor apartment in quiet spot in Tenby. Enclosed garden. Stroll to beaches. WiFi. Off road parking. Saundersfoot 3 miles. (Ref. 956835)

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3 nights from £403

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An attractive holiday cottage close to bustling Aldeburgh in Suffolk. Woodburning stoves. Off-road parking. Pet-friendly. Family-friendly. Thorpeness 2.5 miles; Saxmundham 7.2 miles; Southwold 17.3 miles. (Ref. 1116971)

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3 nights from £742

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A stone-built detached cottage sitting on the water's edge of Rosmoney Pier. Woodburning stove. Washing machine. Idyllic location. Aghagower 9.8 miles. (Ref. 1114630)

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3 nights from £572

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This collection of weekend breaks in the UK and short breaks in the UK offers a fantastic escape to cities steeped in history, as well as destinations set in rolling countryside. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and explore the delights of the UK - from sleepy hamlets to coastal weekend getaways, and rustic adventures – when you book mini breaks in the UK. 

Why UK Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks? 

Cottage weekend breaks in the UK provide you with something to look forward to, all without the need to negotiate time off from work. Spend leisurely Sundays hiking through the UK's untamed landscapes, retreat to the seaside to recharge after a busy week or find solace in a rural village; the opportunities are endless with UK weekend breaks. 

Short breaks in the UK are ideal for any occasion! Whether you’re a family in search of adventurous fun near a national park, a group of friends seeking relaxation in a lodge with a hot tub, or a couple yearning for a romantic getaway; these UK short breaks offer it all. 

These short breaks start at a two-night stay. So, whether you’re after lovely lodges, spacious homes, or rustic abodes with crackling woodburning stoves, you can find your ideal mini breaks here! 

Places to visit during Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks 

There are so many wonderful locations to uncover during these short breaks! Why not savour a weekend break in Scotland? Amazing sights, a wealth of outdoor activities and historic attractions are just a few highlights here. For even more outdoor fun during your UK weekend break, we recommend booking a short break in North Wales or a short break in the Lake District

Other must-visit regions offering short breaks in the UK include: 

Cheshire short breaks 

Cotswolds short breaks 

Derbyshire short breaks 

Dorset short breaks 

Hampshire short breaks 

Ireland short breaks 

Lancashire short breaks 

Lincolnshire short breaks 

North Yorkshire short breaks 

Northumberland short breaks 

Pembrokeshire short breaks 

Shropshire short breaks 

Somerset short breaks 

Suffolk short breaks 

Surrey short breaks 

Types of Weekend Breaks 

Book your weekend break or short break in the UK today! 

However, if you want to enjoy a short break during the festive period, these Christmas and New Year short breaks are the perfect choice. Alternatively, get even more out of winter by enjoying a winter short break. If you’d prefer quick weekend getaways at a warmer time of year, perhaps these autumn short breaks are a better choice. 

Want to treat your loved one to a special weekend break? We recommend browsing this hand-picked selection of romantic weekend getaways. Alternatively, enjoy a long weekend away with those who mean most by choosing a bank holiday weekend cottage. If you prefer a secluded holiday, you should explore this array of log cabin weekend breaks. Looking for a solo adventure? View a collection of holiday cottages for one person

Can’t decide? Check out this broad range of self-catering UK holiday cottages to find the ideal property for you.