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short UK breaks

Get away from it all on weekend escapes and mid-week breaks. Short breaks with Darwin Escapes help you relax and unwind from the daily hustle and bustle.

Whether you’re looking for a city escape in Somerset, a spa weekend break with your best friend by the beach or a short break in the countryside with your four-legged friend, we have the destination just for you.

Enjoy facility filled resorts, with something for all ages to get stuck into, or unwind with a spa treatment and dine out in style in restaurants offering award-winning food – the choice really is yours when you book a short break in the UK with Darwin Escapes.

short breaks around the UK

Short breaks are the perfect way to reset and refresh from the daily grind. A short break to the North Wales coastline is ideal for dog-friendly short breaks. Explore historic sites and lost legends, climb famous mountains and walk on endless miles of golden sands all in the same day.
Lose yourself on woodland wanderings in the heart of the Somerset countryside, where you can climb gorges, enjoy afternoon tea and find

mysterious stories from years gone by. A short break away to Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa means being able to explore charming villages and unique towns with legends of their own.

There are so many places in the UK ideal for a short break, from surfing holidays in Cornwall to relaxing escapes in an Oxfordshire spa, the choice is yours.

short city breaks

Here at Darwin Escapes, we have three locations perfect for a short break in the city.

Our Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is located just over two miles outside of Bath city centre surrounded by an oasis of countryside, making it the ideal base for a short break away, whilst our Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat is nestled in the glorious Surrey countryside, yet only a 50-minute train journey to London.

Or venture north to the historic city of York for a short break like no other. Set within 120 acres with a 72 par golf course, Kilnwick Percy Resort has everything you need for a short break in the UK.

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romantic weekend breaks

From babymoon holidays to a weekend escape with the one you love; a romantic short break is the perfect time to unwind and get away from it all. Find seaside romance in our one-bed beach hut accommodation at Beach Cove Coastal Retreat in North Devon or enjoy a romantic hotel and spa short break in the heart of the English countryside at The Springs Resort in Oxfordshire.

From the Scottish coastline to the southern-most point in Cornwall, we really do have the perfect holiday destination for everyone. With a range of facilities on offer and locations perfectly placed for exploring the local area… the choice is yours when you book a romantic weekend break with us here at Darwin Escapes.

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short breaks with a spa

Escape to South Devon at Hawkchurch Resort & Spa where we have our Ezina Spa waiting for you on your short break away.

Offering a range of luxurious treatments and world-class spa facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, Hawkchurch Resort & Spa presents guests with the perfect short break destination to recharge and refresh.

Book a self-catered short break spa weekend with your best friends or significant other and take full advantage of our stunning facilities.

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dog-friendly short breaks

Weekend escapes with dog-friendly short breaks and exploring with your pooch is what life was made for. Climb mountains in the Lake District, run along sandy shores in Cornwall or stroll through the stunning English countryside with a short getaway to Dorset.

All our resorts are pet-friendly, so whether you’re looking for a short break with your dog, cat or budgie we’re the place for you! Our self-catering lodges come with everything you need, from fully fitted kitchens and open-plan living spaces, to outdoor decking areas and hot tubs. Start planning your dog-friendly short break and find out more by clicking the button below.

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hotel short breaks

Looking for something a little different? Our stunning hotel suites at The Springs Resort & Golf Club are a must-visit. Only a 30-minute drive from Oxford city centre, it’s the ideal destination for a luxurious short break. Each room is uniquely themed, with some offering roll top baths and wonderful views – you’ll want to stay time and again to experience them all!

The Springs is also home to our 1893 Spa, where you can book a relaxing treatment and enjoy our glorious hydrotherapy pool, as well as meals in our Ridgeway Restaurant.

Or head north to our wonderful Kilnwick Percy Resort. Only a 20-minute drive from the historic city of York, hotel rooms at Kilnwick Percy offer guests a haven of relaxation. The resort is also home to the Glasshouse Restaurant, outdoor Nordic Spa with barrel saunas, and our Tranquility Spa where you can book relaxing treatments to unwind on your short break away.

escape the every day with a short break with Darwin Escapes

Here at Darwin Escapes, we have a huge range of resorts offering EPIC holidays all year round.

Whether you’re looking to get away and escape the hustle and bustle or you’re searching for your next adventure, we know we have the right short-break destination for you.

We are home to a number of award-winning locations, from peaceful Cornish retreats to family-focused Somerset resorts, luxurious golf locations along the Scottish coast to city break destinations around the UK. We really do have something for everyone’s perfect short break away.

Darwin Escapes is partnered with Hoseasons for all our holiday lodge bookings, so you know that when you click that ‘book now’ button you can book with confidence.

Start exploring the UK today with a Darwin Escapes short break.

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buy your own and enjoy a short break whenever the mood strikes

One of the best benefits of buying a holiday home is being able to escape on a short break whenever you choose. From weekend breaks with your partner to family holidays, it’s all waiting for you when you buy a holiday home with us here at Darwin Escapes.

Our ownership destinations all offer something different, from spa resorts to family seaside holiday parks, you’ll find your holiday-ever-after with us. Our holiday homes come with fitted kitchens, open-plan living spaces with comfortable furnishings, and plenty of space for everyone. And with our finance options, you can spread the cost into affordable monthly repayments, so owning your dream holiday home could be closer than you think.

Click the button below to find out more about endless short breaks away and the holiday home ownership lifestyle.

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