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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Morsalines

Morsalines, nr. Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Normandy.

Sleeps 4. Offering panoramic views across the English Channel, or should that be La Manche, this traditional cottage retains many character features including its beamed ceiling. Just steps away from a sandy beach, it makes an ideal touring base. Cottage Code: FNM026.

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

Murviel-lès-Béziers

Murviel-lès-Béziers, nr. Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 12. Surrounded by vineyards, this traditionally built holiday property is beamed throughout, complete with exposed stone walls and cosy open fire. Found at the end of a 1km long track, guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool in complete privacy. Cottage Code: FLH026.

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

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th 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

Lake 1

Blessington Lake, nr. Naas, Co. Wicklow.

Sleeps 6. Set amidst the lush green shoreline of Blessington Lakes, these spacious and well-appointed holiday properties enjoy shared use of the resorts comprehensive leisure facilities. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: W31644.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Harkaway Cottage

Skenakilla, Castletownroche, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 6. Carefully converted from traditional farm buildings, this single-storey adjoining cottage now offers well-appointed holiday accommodation, including a shared games room. The nearby village of Castletownroche stands on the River Awbeg. Cottage Code: W31928.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Casa Roseto

San Donato, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 9. Set in its own grounds with views over the surrounding Chianti countryside, this beautifully restored old Tuscan barn boasts its very own private swimming pool. The nearby medieval walled village of San Donato offers good facilities. Cottage Code: TS380.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 17th 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

Sibiril

Sibiril, nr. Roscoff, Brittany.

Sleeps 11. This pretty, traditional Bretton manor house is beamed throughout and features the original stone fireplace in the spacious lounge area. Set within the heart of the village, it lies just 4km from an unspoilt stretch of sandy coastline. Cottage Code: FBF542.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century