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 Accommodation

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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Doagh Cottage & The Calf House

nr. Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Sleeps 7. Offering splendid views down Lough Swilly and over to the Inishowen Peninsula, this former farm cottage has been carefully renovated to retain many original features. The separate self-contained apartment known as The Calf House sleeps 2. Cottage Code: W32118.

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

Château de Rivière

Chinon, nr. Samur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Beamed throughout, this delightful holiday property stands in the grounds of the owner’s picturesque 19th century château. Carefully converted from estate buildings, there is a shared swimming pool and stabling available by arrangement. Cottage Code: F37153.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Shared pool
  • 19th 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

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

Ardura Beg Cottage

Ballydehob, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 5. Set in a wonderfully secluded location just 50 yards from the sea, this nicely designed and furnished cottage has a cosy and romantic feel. Boasting spectacular views over Roaring Water Bay, it is surrounded by a colourful gardens. Cottage Code: YLV.

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

The Hollies

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 6. Set in a sheltered nook overlooking Derrynane Strand, this cosy holiday home is just 15 minutes’ walk from the sandy beaches and rock pools. Enjoy wonderful views from the sun room and patio, or perhaps try the water sports at Derrynane Harbour. Cottage Code: YYO.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th 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

Milly

Gennes, Loire, France.

Sleeps 4. Delightfully restored and furnished in elegant French country style, this 16th century property retains many original features. A front terrace provides the perfect location to enjoy alfresco meals in this tranquil part of the Loire Region. Cottage Code: F49153.

  • Open Fire
  • 16th 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

Villa Paradiso

Santa Flavia, nr. Palermo, Sicily.

Sleeps 10. With several terraces all enjoying beautiful views of the crystal clear waters of the bay of Aspra, this stunning holiday villa is the ideal base for exploring the area. Alternatively, sit back, relax, and sample the local seafood and wine. Cottage Code: ISS404.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • 20th Century