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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Thatched Cottage

Spiddal, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over Galway Bay, this pretty thatched cottage sits on the fringe of the seaside village of Spiddal. Just a stroll away from the Blue Flag Beach, a short drive leads to the historic harbour city of Galway. Cottage Code: W6571.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Aotearoa

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of sandy beaches, this spacious, stone built house has a south-facing patio. The jacuzzi and games rooms are positioned to take full advantage of the superb views over the Atlantic Ocean. Cottage Code: ZP4.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Blackwater Farm Lodge

nr. Mallow, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 8. Just a short stroll from the Blackwater River, this delightful holiday cottage features complimentary fishing rights for trout and salmon. Dating from the 1800s, it retains many original features including stained wooden floors and open fires. Cottage Code: W5880.

  • Open Fire
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Viva Villai

Dicomano, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 12. In the midst of a 400-acre estate including forests, vineyards, olive groves and two small lakes, this old manor house enjoys the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the estate by Jeep before sitting back and sampling the wine. Cottage Code: ITF744.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

La Colline

Ste. Maxime, Cote d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 6. In a row of pretty terraced houses, built in typical Provençal style, this holiday property boasts a shared swimming pool (30m away) and tennis courts. The private south-facing terraces enjoys lovely views over the Bay of St. Tropez. Cottage Code: F83111.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

La Bégude-De-Mazenc

La Bégude-De-Mazenc, nr. Montélimar, Provence.

Sleeps 13. Dating from the 1700s, this elegant stone-built farmhouse retains many original features on the inside. Outside there is a pretty private swimming pool in which to relax, with boules and a volleyball court available for the more active guests. Cottage Code: FPD078.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Les Issambres

nr. Ste-Maxime, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Peacefully located in a pretty hillside setting, this stylish holiday villa is just 800m from shops, restaurant and a sandy beach. Enjoy views from the patio over the well maintained gardens to the swimming pool and on to the sea beyond. Cottage Code: FCV095.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Poggente

Orvieto, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 6. Set in stunning scenery between the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, this elegant villa features a beautiful swimming pool, with an outdoor kitchen, ideal for al fresco dining. Just 6km from the medieval town of Orvieto, an Etruscan city. Cottage Code: IUP241.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Chez André

Hautefort, Dordogne, France.

Sleeps 7. Surrounded by lovely woodland walks, this ancient farmhouse has been completely and tastefully restored to offer the perfect holiday base in the pretty Périgordian countryside. Enjoy the slow pace of life with a swim in the private pool. Cottage Code: F24159.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 18th Century

Crock of Gold Cottages – Croc An Oir

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 2. With its own private courtyard and garden, this delightful romantic retreat boasts a cosy woodburner and an unusual loft style bedroom. Guests are welcome to wander through the 100-acre estate and indulge in some river fishing. Cottage Code: W31891.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century