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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Il Perle

Padenghe sul Garda, Lake Garda, Lombardy.

Sleeps 10. Set in the midst of olive trees, this former farmhouse has been carefully renovated to provide elegant, air-conditioned holiday accommodation, complete with a large outdoor swimming pool. A short underpass leads to Lake Garda beach. Cottage Code: IVG165.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Neuillé

Neuillé, nr. Saumur, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 8. Dating from the 1600s, this traditional stone built property is set in the well-tended grounds of the fairytale Château Salvert. Enjoy the large shared swimming pool in the summer, big game hunting in the autumn, or perhaps dinner at the castle. Cottage Code: FVM040.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 17th 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

Ardentes

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 14. With fishing available from the grounds, this pretty country house sits peacefully on the banks of the Indre river. Inside the property provides comfortable and homely accommodation with elegant decor, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: FEC003.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Knockbroughan Cottage

Oughterard, nr. Galway, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Boasting a host of traditional features, this delightful character cottage sits in tranquil mature gardens, within easy reach of Lough Corrib trout fishing lake. Enjoy walks through owner’s working farm to the lake and 15th century castle. Cottage Code: W31314.

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

Cabris

Cabris, nr. Grasse, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 11. With a waterfall flowing gently beside the outdoor swimming pool, this traditionally built stone holiday villa boasts stunning over the world renowned fragrance town of Grasse to the sea beyond. The summer kitchen is ideal for family dining. Cottage Code: FCA497.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th 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

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th Century

La Haie au Loup

Norrey-en-Auge, Normandy, France.

Sleeps 9. This beautifully restored, part timber-framed holiday property is set in large, mature gardens with its own private swimming pool. Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the medieval town of Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror. Cottage Code: F14125.

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

Caillou

St. Vivien-de-Monségur, South West Coast, France.

Sleeps 6. The ideal location for losing the stresses of everyday life, this truly exceptional, renovated stone farmhouse features a landscaped pool area with ornamental shrubs. A walk from the pretty little village of St. Vivien-de-Monségur. Cottage Code: F33138.

  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century