mid week short breaks
FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I book a weekend break?


A. To book a weekend break, you simply have to contact the cottage owner or agency in charge of the property that you are interested in. The easiest way to do this is to either give them a call on the number provided or send an email to the email address they have listed. We are an advertising portal and therefore do not get involved in any bookings. Make sure you read the terms and conditions before making any payment, as they can vary from property to property. Keep a copy of the terms and conditions for your own records.


Q. Should I get insurance?


A. It is up to you whether you get travel insurance or not but we recommend that you do just in case you fall ill or in the case of bereavement etc.


Q. Am I allowed to bring my dog?


A. There are many properties that allow you to bring your pet on holiday with you but be sure to check before you make a booking. The description of each cottage will state whether or not they allow pets and, if they do allow pets, how many pets you can bring.


Q. Are the cottages child-friendly?


A. A property will state whether it is child-friendly or not in its description. If it is child friendly, you should look out for whether the cottage comes with a high chair and cot, if it has an enclosed garden and what family-friendly attractions there are in the surrounding area.


Q. Are there any cottages that are suitable for the disabled?


A. Yes, some of the cottages that are available for a weekend break are suitable for those with disabilities. Be sure to check in the description of the listing and, before you make any kind of payment, contact the cottage owner or agency in charge of the cottage to make sure you will be 100% comfortable in the accommodation.


Q. What should I do before making a booking?


A. You should make sure that you have done all the research possible about a cottage before you make any kind of booking. Send the owner of the cottage questions by email or call them up and get a better impression of what you are booking. An example of a question you might want to ask is whether the cottage is on a main street and, if so, whether there is a lot of traffic noise. Knowing the answers to questions like that will help you be more confident in your choice of accommodation.

Q. Where should I go on my weekend break?

A. Use our help page at Tourist Information to get some inspiration and find a place to go for a weekend away.


Q. When should I travel to my accommodation on the Friday?


A. It is best to travel before 2.30pm on a Friday, as the traffic starts to really build up in the late afternoon due to people returning from work. You may get to your destination too early to be able to get the keys but it is much more enjoyable to be able to sit in a coffee shop and relax than it is to be stuck in endless traffic.

Ask the cottage owners for help if you are worried about the route to the cottage and be sure to give them a ring ahead of time if you think you are going to arrive late.