Cheap weekend breaks for families in the South West of England

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South West England consists of the following counties: Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. And it is famously known for its scenic sandy coasts with plenty of surfing spots, breathtaking views, historic villages and speciality gastronomy. It is the perfect place for a cheap family holiday due to its various accommodations and activities for every age.

Check out this carefully chosen list of the best and cheapest places in South West for your next family weekend break.

Best cheap weekends breaks for families in the South West of England


Swallows is a two bedrooms home in St Agnes, close to the city centre and the coast, perfect for a short family retreat with all the comforts of a home.

It features an enclosed patio with a picnic table for some alfresco dining; while going inside, you have a comfortable living room with a dining table and sofas, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a clean family bathroom.

In the area within walking distance you have Porthtowan Beach and a good choice of cafes and pubs.

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Located in Pokesdown, near the charming town of Bournemouth, is Solsken, a luxurious one-bedroom cabin for your cheap weekend break with your family.

Adjacent to the owner’s home is a semi-detached, ground-floor annexe with an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.  Sleeping quarters include a double bedroom with an en-suite and a sofa bed in the living room.

An enclosed patio area is present outdoors, with a barbecue included.

It is a 10-minute walk away from the beach, and you can walk along the path to Bournemouth.



Another excellent glamping option for the more adventurous families looking for a break from the city, we present this cabin in the stunning Dorset countryside.

With all the luxuries of a home, the chalet comprises one double bedroom with an en-suite, a sofa bed, a table with chairs, a kitchenette, and a front patio – all for a fantastic price!

The secluded woodland has access to breathtaking coastal walks and cycling paths. 

Related: Glamping with hot tubs in England.

Cheap residences for a family weekend break in the South West of England

114 Hengar Manor

In a holiday park sits 114 Hengar Manor in Cornwall, a blissful escape with entertainment for the whole family.

Sleping up to eight people, the threes bedrooms cottage has countryside style interiors for a relaxing atmosphere, completed by a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge area with sofa beds, two bathrooms and a balcony with view in the master bedroom.

With activities for everyone the holiday park offers a pool, mini golf, fishing lakes, tennis, table tennis and walks in the country park.


Garden Apartment

Situated in the village of Kingskerswell, this inexpensive Garden Apartment is a delightful place to base your short family holidays in Devon.

With high standards facilities, the home includes one double bedroom, a single bedroom, a living room with a sofa bed, a table with chairs for dining, a kitchen and a family bathroom. 

The surrounding area offers something for the whole family, from outdoor sports like hiking and windsurfing at the beach to inside leisure like bowling. 

Lydonia Barn

Bring your furry friend and stay with your family at this renovated barn in Lydford.

Luxurious interiors with original parts of the barn characterize the cottage, offering an equipped kitchen, a shower room with a toilet, one double bedroom, a living room with a double pull-out bed, a log burner and french doors going to the garden.

Walk to the moors or the local pubs for a local meal.

One of the best inexpensive weekend breaks for families in South West.

The Lodge

On the grounds of a working farm in Lydney, this property is for families to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean.

This child-friendly cottage comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room with a log burner, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table and an outdoor patio with garden furniture.

Bring your four-legged friend and explore all the wonders in the Forest of Dean through its walking and cycling paths.



Wedgewood Annexe

In the heart of Mere Downs is another pet-friendly accommodation for a cheap weekend break in South West England for a family.

Featuring a patio and a garden, the bungalow has one double bedroom, a lounge area with a sofa bed, a fitted kitchen and a family bathroom.

In the village, there are a couple of pubs and shops. 


The Old Stables

The Old Stables are converted and renovated horse barns with modern amenities and stylish interiors for a relaxing stay with your family on the stunning North Hill.

You can choose between a ground-floor self-catering room or the first-floor self-catering room. Both studios include a king-size bed, one sofa bed, a small dining table, a modern bathroom and an equipped kitchenette.

Surrounding the property, there are great walking paths and wildlife to discover.



Cheap mobile homes for a family weekend break in the South West of England


Just a few miles from the beach, in Acorn Caravan Holidays Newquay, we present you with a dog-friendly caravan for the whole family.

Counting two bedrooms and a bathroom, the holiday home can comfortably accommodate a large family of up to six people, with the extra sofa bed in the spacious lounge area directly connected to the equipped kitchen.

On-site visitors have access to the bar, children’s playground, games room and much more.

Crantock Beach,  Fistral Beach and Towan Beach are within walking distance.



In an area of outstanding natural beauty, in Chilsworthy, specifically in the Tamar Valley, we have found a secluded and affordable mobile home for a family weekend break.

Valley views can be admired from the lounge situated in the open living space, including a kitchen and a dining table. 

It is completed by two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shared patio in the garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue.

The Pearl

Another family-friendly holiday destination on the South Coast is The Pearl, in Bude Holiday Resort, just meters from the stunning Cornish coast.

With many activities available at the park, this two-bedroom holiday home is perfect for retreating after a long day and having fun.

An open living space completes the interior with a lounge, kitchen and dining table. 

To name a few leisure activities on-site: bingo, mini golf, fishing, and children’s playground. While off-site, you can go cycling, hiking and even bowling. 

Cheap studios for a family weekend break in the South West of England


Surrounded by the countryside, a short drive from Bristol Airport, we have found these cosy apartments for a quick family stay.

Inside the studios is a double bed, a large sofa bed, a dining table and an en-suite. 

Outdoor  each accommodation has a small patio, and in the gardens, there are some shared outdoor seatings for all guests.

Bristol city centre is reachable by bus just outside the accommodation grounds.


Old Ferry View

On the banks of the River Severn, Old Ferry View is a unique and tranquil getaway for families looking to explore the South West.

Boasting an incredible front garden with outdoor furniture, the little cabin has a studio plan with a double bed, a sofa bed, a kitchenette and an en-suite.

Thornbury Castle, Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens are just some of the attractions nearby.

The Studio

In the heart of Rural Kelly Bray, you are welcomed by this charming studio with private parking for a relaxing break in the cornish countryside.

With direct views of the farmlands, this tiny home comprises a kitchenette, two double beds, a bunk bed, a dining table and an en-suite shower room with a toilet.

A barbecue is present on-site, with some outdoor furniture on the back terrace of the accommodation. 

Plenty of points of interest nearby, including Bodmin Moor and Standing Stone


Exclusive valley views are possible from this family-friendly glamping option for a low-price break on a working farm in Saint Martin.

Sleeping six people with one double bedroom and four single beds, this bell tent is ideal for unwinding and getting away for a weekend.

A private picnic table, a fire pit and a barbecue are just at the front of the tent, while the bathrooms are in a shared facility. 




Moving on, we present a dog-friendly glamping hut to unwind with the family, sitting on the grounds of  The Gaggle of Geese within the rural Dorset village of Buckland Newton. 

Bumble includes all the comforts and facilities for self-catering accommodation, including a double bed, a bunk bed, a kitchenette, a log burner to keep the space toasty all year round and an en-suite.

Vsit the rural village surrounded by fantastic countryside and walk and use the firepit while stargazing at night on your doorstep.

Lakeside Lodge

We present the Lakeside Lodge in Taunton in a rural setting for a low-cost family break.

Presenting an open plan, the cabin provides a double bed, a sofa bed, a kitchenette and a desk.

A private toilet is located in a separate hut just a few steps from the cabin.

Overlooking the lake, visitors can use the barbecue located on the private patio. 



  • Are cheap weekend breaks for families in South West of England with free parking spots?

    Almost every rental accommodation in South West of Englad offers free parking on-site for at least one vehicle. However, it is always best to contact the property in advance to see the availability.

  • Are cheap weekend breaks for families in South West England accepting a dog?

    Many sites allow one or more pets at the properties, and most will ask for a small fee to bring your friend. You can check out the lists above for pet-friendly options, but always contact the property owner for certainty.

  • Are children's playgrounds at the cheap family accommodations in South West of England?

    Some cheap weekend breaks lodging for families may include on-site children's playground or children's entertainment at the accommodation. But we recommend checking with the property for on-site facilities.

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