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

Cwmmegan

Trefeglwys, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 5. This charming former shepherd’s cottage is set in its own landscaped hilly garden with a woodland stream. Nestling in the heart of the countryside with sheep as the nearest neighbours it offers peaceful seclusion. Cottage Code: JVW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • 18th Century

Arjuzanx

Arjuzanx, Landes, Aquitaine, France.

Sleeps 8. Set in magnificent wooded grounds, this traditional old manor house has been lovingly restored and elegantly furnished. Complete with a private outdoor swimming pool, the nearby Lake Arjuzanx is within walking distance. Cottage Code: FAL007.

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

St Paul

St Michel de Chavaignes, Sarthe, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 17. Set in landscaped grounds that include a stunning lake, clay tennis court and a large fenced swimming pool, this elegant château offers delightful views of the rolling Sarthe countryside. Home cooked meals and laundry services are available. Cottage Code: F72109.

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

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

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

Lough Currane View

Waterville, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 9. Ideal for larger family parties, this spacious and attractive, detached holiday home is well designed and has been furnished to a very good standard. Enjoying a peaceful setting overlooking Lough Currane, Waterville is less than ½ mile away. Cottage Code: YAAM.

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

Le Grand Chêne

Beaumesnil, nr. Vire, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional semi-detached farmhouse stands within several acres of private grounds. Carefully renovated, Le Grand Chêne now features a private outdoor swimming pool and games room, with pool table and darts. Cottage Code: W14374.

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

Ocean View

Derrynane Beg, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. In an elevated position that commands spectacular views out to sea, this spacious stone property stands in its own natural grounds. Just half a mile from sandy beaches, Ocean View provides an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Ring of Kerry. Cottage Code: ZGL.

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

Villa Paradiso

Perdifumo, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 6. Boasting stunning views over the valley and out to sea, this beautiful holiday property has been comfortably furnished and well decorated. With its large garden and pretty terrace, it provides the ideal setting for all fresco dining. Cottage Code: IKC121.

  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century