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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Kilross Lodge

Yealand Conyers, nr. Kendal, Lancashire.

Sleeps 6. Ideally located for exploring the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales as well as the Forest of Bowland, this carefully converted traditional barn retains many original features. The tranquil village of Yealand Conyers boasts many impressive walks. Cottage Code: LD7.

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

Leiper House

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 9. On the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig and set next to Kinloichmoidart House but completely self-contained, this elegant and spacious property boasts a wealth of period features. Cottage Code: SCD.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

L’Erta

Malcesine, Lake Garda, Lombardy.

Sleeps 5. Boasting stunning views over Lake Garda and the small island of “Di Sogno”, this traditionally styled villa enjoys use of a swimming pool. The pretty resort of Malcesine, with its cobbled lanes and castle, nestles between lake and mountains. Cottage Code: IVG411.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Angela’s Farmhouse

Lauragh, nr. Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 4. Offering stunning views over Kenmare Bay, this carefully renovated farmhouse stands just a short drive from the historic town of Kenmare. Discover the scenic delights of the Wild Atlantic Way, before settling down in front of the cosy open fire. Cottage Code: W5041.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Les Perdrix

Cendrieux, nr. Périgueux, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 14. This traditional, périgourdin-style farmhouse lies in the very heart of the Dordogne, close to prehistoric sites of Lascaux and Les Eyzies. Beamed throughout on the inside, the extensive grounds feature a large private swimming pool. Cottage Code: F24433.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th Century

La Haie au Loup

Norrey-en-Auge, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. This beautifully restored, part timber-framed holiday property is set in large, mature gardens with its own private swimming pool. Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the medieval town of Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Cottage Code: F14125.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Caillou

St. Vivien-de-Monségur, South West Coast, France.

Sleeps 6. The ideal location for losing the stresses of everyday life, this truly exceptional, renovated stone farmhouse features a landscaped pool area with ornamental shrubs. A walk from the pretty little village of St. Vivien-de-Monségur. Cottage Code: F33138.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

La Ferme du Poulmic

Bénodet, nr. Quimper, Brittany.

Sleeps 5. Carefully restored, this traditional Breton cottage features shared use of heated swimming pool. Set in tranquil rural surroundings, it lies within walking distance of one of the town’s quieter sandy beaches. Cottage Code: T29454.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Crock of Gold Cottages – The Old House

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 12. Oozing character and charm, this lovingly renovated stone barn enjoys stunning views over Slievenamon mountain. Set down a leafy country lane, guests are welcome to try their hand at river fishing on the owners’ 100-acre estate. Cottage Code: W31947.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century