Holiday Cottages for Christmas

If you’re looking to make this Christmas extra special, then why not take the family away to a historic cottage in the country? Imagine waking up on the 25th to snow covered hills, a cosy log fire and presents under the tree… many of the properties are also large enough to accommodate extended family.

The other great benefit of having a self catering cottage over Christmas is that you can choose to cook Christmas dinner in the property, or alternatively head out to a local pub to have dinner cooked for you; if it’s the latter, be sure to check out our selection of cottages near pubs!

Perhaps you’re looking to take your whole family away this New Year instead? If so, be sure to check out our selection of large cottages.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if want us to do the searching for you, simply fill in the form below with your Christmas cottage requirements.

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Featured Accomodation

Slade Cottage

Bannow, Co. Wexford.

Sleeps 6. Located between Waterford and Wexford, this lovingly restored thatched holiday cottage is set in pretty mature gardens, complete with its own babbling brook. Completely modernised on the inside, it lies just a short stroll from the beach. Cottage Code: W31864.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

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Woodside House

Cadmore End, nr. Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire.

Sleeps 16. Set over four floors, this impressive Victorian era Manor House is furnished with period pieces and antiques, including a famous white mini grand piano from London’s Savoy Hotel. Close to the historic Ridgeway Trail and ancient Icknield Way. Cottage Code: PSSW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

Bulkeley Wing

Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Sleeps 10. The apartment of this Queen Anne mansion, has been restored with character and style. With views over the Welsh hills, the accommodation is of a very high standard, with all modern conveniences provided, including a full-sized snooker table. Cottage Code: RD8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

The Old Butlers House

Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.

Sleeps 7. Enjoying views to the salt-marshes and sea from its first floor, this spacious, self-contained wing of imposing Cley Hall, is well furnished and equipped. Close to the centre of little Cley, it stands in its own private lawned garden. Cottage Code: AAB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Barton School House

Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Sleeps 6. Converted from an attractive Victorian school building, complete with its original bell-tower, this single-storey holiday home is quietly situated close to magnificent Ullswater. A ten minute walk to the lakeside, with pub and shop ½ mile away. Cottage Code: ICK.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

The Hill

Barrow on Trent, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. This magnificent country house, dating from the 1870’s, is set in 3 acres of gardens. Approached by a sweeping tree-lined drive, it is an ideal venue for large family gatherings. Located between Derby and Melbourne, there is stabling on request. Cottage Code: 11628.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Beach Bay Cottage

Uig, Isle of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides.

Sleeps 4. A stunning natural stone and turf roofed detached cottage amid the spectacular scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris, Beach Bay Cottage is set on the edge of an unspoilt white sandy beach. Whisky distillery within a short stroll. Cottage Code: SRRM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • 20th Century

Mark Close Farmhouse

Alston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 23. On the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, this traditional farmhouse is just half a mile from the outskirts of Alston, England’s highest market town. The mature garden enjoys panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Cottage Code: 13314.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Blairhosh Cottage

Balloch, Loch Lomond, Glasgow.

Sleeps 4. Set within the Loch Lomond National Park, this charming, detached holiday home enjoys shared use of the owners’ hard tennis court. Ideally located for walkers and cyclists alike, it is just a mile from the tourist centre of Balloch. Cottage Code: 80087.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 19th Century

Old Willy’s Cottage

Crantock, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6. Just 1½ miles from pretty Crantock with its thatched pub and extensive sandy beach, this delightful 250-year-old farmhouse is ideal for a family seaside holiday. Set in a large and colourful award-winning garden, only 2½ miles from Newquay. Cottage Code: GN8.

  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Vale Farmhouse – East Wing

Frostenden, nr. Southwold, Suffolk.

Sleeps 5 – 10. These two spacious, beamed holiday cottages are careful restorations of a Grade II listed farmhouse and include free wi-fi. Set down a private lane, each has its own garden. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: BFG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century