Short Breaks in Luxury Cottages and Luxury Self Catering Properties in the UK & Ireland

Many people enjoy taking short breaks in luxurious self-catering accommodation. Taking short breaks rather than staying for a full week or two weeks usually allows you to get away more often and explore more of the UK and Ireland.

Increasing numbers of owners and agencies are welcoming short break bookings.  Still, short break bookings are only available at certain luxury cottages. To help you find cottages and self catering that offers short breaks, use the links below to find the right accommodation for your short break:

Luxurious apartments and flats to rent for holidays in the UK and Ireland.

For short break cottages in the different countries, click for: Luxury short break cottages in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

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265 Properties match your Search for Short Break Luxury Cottages and Luxurious Self Catering Accommodation.
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Cocketts Idyllic Rural Retreat (Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England)
Price guide: 540 GBP - 1140 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 8

Short breaks:   all year round
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
This idyllic Suffolk country house is picture-perfect inside and out, family-friendly and dog-friendly, this 4 bedroom cottage features three separate garden areas, totalling around an acre and offers plenty of room for outdoor games like football or badminton, and also has a tree swing in the orchard.

Cottage Next Available: from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 15 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018;
Friday 15 December 2017  |  7 nights  |  £655
Windmill Lodges (Woodbridge, Suffolk, England)
Price guide: 254 GBP - 750 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 8
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Short breaks:   Not peak season
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These wonderful luxury self catering rentals each come with a private hot tub (ideal for star gazing and watching the sunrise/sunset) as well as a whole range of other top facilities and features. Just 15 minutes from the Suffolk coast, Windmill lodges collection also offers guests access to a shared heated swimming pool and offers views of a small lake which the complex overlooks. This secluded, peaceful setting is still just a short distance from a whole host of attractions, villages, towns and beaches, that are sure to keep you and your family happy and entertained for the duration of your visit.

Cottage Next Available: from 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 08 January 2018 to 19 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 16 February 2018;
Two Bedroom Family Friendly Cottages near Loch Lomond (Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland)
Price guide: 530 GBP - 680 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 4
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Short breaks:   all year round except peak season
Dog friendly:   1 dogs welcome by arrangement
Keep all of the family happy with a stay at one of the stylish 2 bedroom cottages at this scenic location near Loch Lomond, with a children's play area with swings on site, plus a Wii in each of the family cottages, this is a great place for families looking to enjoy a family holiday together in central Scotland.
Glenmorangie Romantic Retreat (Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland)
Price guide: 350 GBP - 470 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 2
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Short breaks:   all year round except peak season
Dog friendly:   1 dogs welcome by arrangement
Relax, unwind and stay in style with your partner at this fanastic couple's cottage, complete with king-size bed and stylish interior, close to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and just half an hour's train journey from Glasgow.
Gavinburn Cottages (Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland)
Price guide: 350 GBP - 850 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 22
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Short breaks:   Low Season Only
Dog friendly:   1 dogs welcome by arrangement
Choose from five beautiful and stylish holiday homes at Gavinburn Cottages, set in a beautiful part of Scotland on a hillside with views out over the River Clyde. With Loch Lomond and the Trossachs just 15 minutes drive away and Glasgow just a 30 minute train ride away, this is a superb place to stay with family or friends on a luxury holiday in Scotland.
Kingfishers Romantic Holiday Lodge (Bradfield, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1250 GBP - 1650 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 2
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Short breaks:   Mon-Fri, Fri-Mon
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Set on its own private island, Kingfishers is a secluded romantic holiday lodge, ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries or romantic getaways when you want to stay somewhere truly special.
Woodpeckers (Bradfield, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1050 GBP - 1450 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 2
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Short breaks:   Mon-Fri, or Fri-Mon
Dog friendly:  
Escape for a luxurious couple's holiday to Woodpeckers in Devon, ideal for honeymoons, mini-moons or for a superb romantic break, this secluded cabin for two with its warm bubbly hot tub and luxurious interior is a real treat.
Friday 15 December 2017  |  7 nights  |  £6500
Price guide: 3950 GBP - 6300 GBP
Sleeps from 8 to 20

Short breaks:   Mid-week and weekend breaks available all year
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Beautiful 17th century stone manor house with a luxurious and well-presented interior, set in five acres of Dorset countryside. The manor house boasts ten fantastic bedrooms, doubles or twins, as well as nine bathrooms, mostly en-suite. There is also a drawing room, dining room, games room, morning room, well equipped kitchen, utility room and two cloakrooms. Outside you will find a terrace and gardens. Pampering treatments such as massages can be booked by arrangement and at extra cost. Ideal for weddings, house parties and special occasions this lakeside property is also licensed for civil ceremonies.

Cottage Next Available: from 16 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 15 January 2018 to 19 January 2018;
Price guide: 690 GBP - 1395 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 5
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Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Looking for a holiday home where you should have the whole group saying wow on arrival? If so then the Treehouse at West Hayes could suit you perfectly, quirky, original and fabulously luxurious, with an outdoor hot tub to enjoy too, as well as use of an indoor heated swimming pool from midday to 8.30pm every day, this is a superbly unique holiday house.

Cottage Next Available: from 16 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 08 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 22 January 2018 to 26 January 2018;
5 * Holiday Rural Farmhouse near Taunton (Halse, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 1500 GBP - 2950 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 10
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Short breaks:   all year round
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
A 5 bedroom luxury farmhouse that is perfect for a big family wanting to visit beautiful Somerset, Cherry Tree is a 17th century house that is packed full of character and benefits from afternoon use of a heated indoor swimming pool.

Cottage Next Available: from 16 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 15 January 2018 to 19 January 2018;

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