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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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

Strand Cottage

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Filled with olde world charm, this charming detached cottaged boasts stunning sea views and is even decorated with a nautical theme. With sandy beach just five minutes walk away, Derrynane beach is 1½ miles. Cottage Code: YYN.

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

Saint-Pabu

Saint-Pabu, nr. Ploudalmezeau, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 10. Lovingly converted from former fishermen’s cottages, this superbly renovated holiday property sits on the banks of the Benoit river in the Pays des Abers region of Brittany. Offering a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: FBF325.

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

Vence

Vence, nr. Cagnes sur Mer, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 8. Dramatically set on the hillside of Vence, this spacious, air-conditioned holiday villa offers unrivalled views over the coast from Nice to Antibes. The Mediterranean landscaped garden includes a private modern swimming pool. Cottage Code: FCA478.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Chez De Toytot

St. Sulpice, nr. Nevers, Burgundy.

Sleeps 5. Set in the courtyard of an 11th century fortified property, this carefully converted stone farm building is beamed throughout. Located in pretty rolling countryside, it lies within easy reach of the Pouilly and Sancerre vineyards. Cottage Code T58218.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

24 Colle

Gaeta, nr. Naples, Lazio.

Sleeps 9. Surrounded by vineyards and olive grove, this beautiful panoramic villa is conveniently situated for downtown Gaeta and Formia. Offering stunning views to the island of Ponza and Palmarola Ventotente, it features an outdoor swimming pool. Cottage Code: IRK103.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th 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

Villa Gaia

Menfi, nr. Selinunte, Sicily.

Sleeps 8. Boasting its own private swimming pool complete with whirlpool and childrens area, this well appointed villa offers comfortable holiday accommodation for larger groups. The outdoor kitchen and terrace area is ideal for al fresco dining. Cottage Code: ISS683.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century

Villa Arzilla

Vitorchiano, nr. Tuscania, Lazio.

Sleeps 25. Surrounded by fruit orchards and olive groves, this tradtional holiday villa stands on a green hill in the heart of the Tuscia Romana. The spacious accommodation includes a piano and a library, with access to the garden and swimming pool. Cottage Code: IRU408.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century