Christmas is a time to get all your favourite people together to celebrate with all the best food and drink. And, if now isn’t a good time to treat yourself to a super-luxe stay in a dreamy cottage, then we don’t know when is! Head to a romantic cottage built for two for the peace and quiet you so deserve. Book out the grandest of houses (with their own indoor slide) for the ultimate sleepover or head to the Cotswolds for a quintessential chocolate-box cottage for your family. Whoever you’ll be travelling with this season, check out these properties that are absolute #goals for Christmas!
This converted chapel really is the setting for the ultimate sleepover you obsessed about as a kid. The sleeping areas are comprised of one double bed in its own room, and 12 bunk beds in a separate space *shotgun top bunk!* As if that wasn’t fun enough, there’s an indoor slide which, let’s be honest, offers hours’ worth of entertainment! Other perks of a stay at The Beautiful Bunkhouse include the availability of pre-ordered meals delivered to the property during your stay, bike and Vespa hire with the owner and, of course, the charm of the location in the bookish town of Hay-on-Wye.
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Elegance, grandeur and quirkiness characterise this incredible Grade II-listed luxury farmhouse. You’ll love the exposed beams, pops of colour, industrial lighting and just all-round gorgeousness of the interiors – it’s an Instagrammer’s dream! Plus, with so much space you can get the extended family together, but still find somewhere to escape when you just need a bit of time out from the craziness of Christmas.
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Coco is a fabulous cottage for young families heading away for Christmas. Pops of colour really bring the space to life and create an inviting ambiance, so we won’t blame you if you decide not to venture too far from home during your stay! When you first step inside, you’ll be greeted by a welcome hamper as well as the heated floorboards and wood burner that mean you’ll be cosy and warm all through the winter.
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Bowfell is a beautiful cottage in an even more beautiful location. It’s fab for an active escape or a break where you stay in the house in your PJs for the most part. Indulge in a swim in the indoor heated pool, pop to the gym if you’re feeling like you’ve overindulged, or head to the hot tub just because you can. ‘Tis the season to be extra, so you’ll probably want to take advantage of the on-site spa treatment or the option to hire a private chef during your stay; you deserve it after all.
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Get away to the countryside this Christmas for a bit of peace and tranquillity – away from the madness that this time of year inevitably brings. Even if the word ‘romantic’ makes you cringe, you won’t be able to stop yourselves from hopping into the twin slipper baths, where you and your other half can take a soak together – you know, a little bit of quality time, with the added bonus of your own space to enjoy. Then, get cosy in the lounge next to the wood burner with all your favourite festive snacks. Can you think of a better way to unwind? We certainly can’t!
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Escape to Scotland this Christmas for an authentic wintry treat in an architectural haven. Grand View boasts incredible views of the open countryside and an open-plan kitchen/living space that’s simply perfect for socialising with your friends and family – especially while you’ve got a festive feast in the oven. Plus, if you can brave the initial cold, the hot tub is the perfect way to warm yourself up and wind down in the evening. Just be warned, you’ll get serious interior envy after visiting this beautiful abode, so don’t be surprised if you return home and feel the urge to redesign your own home…
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A wine cellar, pizza oven, traditional wood burner and unbelievable panoramic sea views are just a few of our favourite things about The Hoe Cottage. The kitchen, equipped with an AGA, electric oven and everything else you could need is another of its best bits, especially as the connecting dining area boasts the best view you could ask for while enjoying a Christmas feast! Once you’re happily full, find your way into the lounge to sink into the sofas and make yourself as comfy as can be. This is the place where you can embrace the whole ‘you do you, hun’ and not feel guilty about it in the slightest. It is Christmas, after all.
Hopefully, you’re now suitably inspired and ready to book your great escape for Christmas. Does that mean it’s time to move onto planning your New Year’s break or summer getaway…?
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