Christmas and New Year may feel like a long way off, but it’s definitely time to make plans if you want to spend the festive season away with your family. Many of our cottages are already booked, but we have scoured our sites and come up with seven beautiful cottages which are still available.

 

Cosy holiday cottage for family  Christmas holidays by the sea in Croyde, North Devon

Sunset Beach, North Devon – Sleeps 8

Cosy holiday cottage for family holidays in Croyde

Sunset Beach is a spacious holiday cottage a stroll from the rugged North Devon coast. Blow away the cobwebs and burn off the calories with long, winter walks through the dunes and onto the sandy beach, which is amazingly quiet in the winter and often battered by spectacular storms. 

 

 

Waterside holiday cottage in Aghadowey, near the Causeway Coast

The Old Flax Mill, Northern Ireland – Sleeps 20

The Old Flax Mill is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border between Antrim and Londonderry. This converted mill has 12,000 square feet of accommodation, with exposed beams, wooden floors and five lounges. A short drive away, discover craggy clifftops and sweeping, sandy bays on the Causeway Coast. Don’t miss the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site shrouded in myth and legend.

 

Countryside holiday cottage in the ancient fishing community of Sherringham

 

The Hay Shed, Norfolk – Sleeps 10

 

There’s no hay in this manger – only comfortable beds. The Hay Shed is a stroll from the beach, where a glorious stretch of sand and shingle is overlooked by a promenade and rows of colourfully painted beach huts. 

Perfect for a spot of beach-combng to see what the autumn gales washed ashore.

Long walks in the gorse and purple-heather countryside around Sherringham in winter are also a must.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury holiday cottage in Downderry with breathtaking sea views

Looe Island View, South Cornwall – Sleeps 10

 

A stone’s throw from sandy Downderry Beach, this dog-friendly property is ideal for Christmas on the Cornwall coast. 

Take a bracing walk along the sand before returning to this superbly presented cottage to watch storms from your window or terrace. 

Book a table at the Blue Plate or while away an evening at the Inn on the Shore. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former barn near the village of Moretonhampstead, on the northern edge of Dartmoor

Bridesmere, Dartmoor – Sleeps 10

 

Dartmoor is particularly enchanting in winter, and Bridesmere is a stone’s throw from some of its most beautiful scenery. 

Explore the 50-acre wooded valley in front of the cottage, where a lovely footpath follows the banks of a secluded lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exmoor holiday cottage near the 'candle-lit for Christmas' village of Dunster

 

Selworthy Cottage, Somerset – Sleeps 4

Nestled in the Avil Valley a couple of miles from the coast, Selworthy Cottage is perfect for a Christmas or New Year’s break in Exmoor. 

Don’t miss the atmospheric village of Dunster, where the cobbled streets are lit by candles to celebrate the festive season. 

Plan your arrival in time to book tickets for the last Santa Special on the West Somerset Railway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large  Dorset holiday cottage in Bridport, by a golden shingle beach near West Bay

The Beach House, Dorset – Sleeps 20

Hunt for fossils on the Jurassic Coast, sail, fish or take the family for a breath of fresh air on the coast path before settling in for a cosy evening at the Beach House. Don’t forget to make the most of the lookout room right above the beach, with amazing views of the harbour. Christmas is spoken for but New Year is still up for grabs! 

 

 

Historic property between the church and cricket green in the village of Milstead

The Manor Farmhouse, Kent – Sleeps 18

This 15th century timber-framed holiday cottage is perfectly located for winter day trips to the cathedral city of Canterbury and the classic coastal town of Whitstable. You will find everything you need for the perfect family meal in the large, well-stocked kitchen – and (in case you'd prefer to visit in summer - you will have access to a heated outdoor pool.

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