mid week short breaks
FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long is a typical midweek break?

A. A typical midweek break can last from anywhere between 2 and 4 nights, Monday to Friday. By holidaying during non-peak times, you will be able to take advantage of cheaper rates while also enjoying the quieter periods when children are at school and most adults are at work.

Q. How do I book a midweek break?

A. You can book a midweek break by directly getting in contact with the cottage owner or agency in charge of the property of your choosing. The easiest way to contact them is either to phone the number provided or to simply send them an email. We do not get involved in the booking, as we are an advertising portal and therefore it is important that you ask the cottage owner or agency for the terms and conditions of the property, before you make any kind of payment. Each agency or independent owner will have different terms and conditions so it is vital that you read through these and keep a copy for your own reference.

Q. Do I need insurance for my midweek break?

A. We recommend that you, and any guests that are accompanying you, take out appropriate travel insurance for your midweek break so that you are covered in the case of illness, bereavement etc and unable to go through with the holiday.

Q. Can I bring a pet with me on my midweek break?

A. Lots of cottages do allow pets but it is important to check beforehand if that is the case and, if so, how many pets are allowed. When browsing through cottages on our site, you will easily be able to see whether the property is pet-friendly or not and how many pets you will be allowed to bring. Once again, be sure to read through the terms and conditions provided by the cottage owner or agency for their policy on pets.

Q. How can I find a cottage that is suitable for children?

A. You can find a cottage that is family-friendly by browsing through our selection of cottages for a midweek break and seeing whether the property is child-friendly or not. Click on the listing to find out more details about the cottage and find out whether it is suitable for you and your family. The things to look out for are whether the cottage has a high chair and cot, an enclosed garden and whether you are close to any family attractions or not.

Q. Are there cottages that are equipped for those with disabilities?

A. You can find out if a cottage has facilities for the disabled by either reading the ‘Details of offer’ or by clicking on a listing and looking under the ‘Specific holiday home criteria’ section.

Q. Where should I go on my midweek break?

A. Have a look at our Inspiration Page and see what types of breaks are available.

Q. What should I check before booking?

A. We advise that you look into a property in as much detail as possible before making a booking so that you are aware of what you should expect. You can ask the cottage’s owner, or the agency in charge of the property, whether there is much traffic noise from the streets outside or whether there are any ‘noisy’ buildings in the vicinity. You should also of course ask for the terms and conditions so that you know what to do should you have to cancel your booking.