Christmas or New Year in a snug self-catering holiday cottage

Cottages Christmas and New Year self catering

Booking holiday cottages for Christmas and New Year

Book early to ensure the cottage you want for Christmas or New Year.  Whether you are looking for a Christmas cottage or a cottage for New Year, it's always best to book ahead to secure the right New Year or Christmas holiday home.  Some self catering cottages for New Year and some cottages for Christmas are still available.  New Year cottages and Christmas cottages tend to get booked up early though so it's best to book asap. 

Click on the following titles for full lists of available self-catering cottages currently available for Christmas or New Year.  


Remember the above properties are currently advertising availability for Christmas or New Year.  Do double check definite up to date availability with owners or agencies though before making firm travel arrangements.  It is especially important to book ahead for Christmas or New Year cottages if you're looking for a large cottage or country house.   The smaller cottages for 2-6 lots are still readily available - please contact owners directly for details. However, you may be lucky still if you are looking for a large cottage for Christmas.  Larger groups might be interested in opting for adjoining cottages in a cottage complex.  Please use the Feature pages on the left to find cottages with an open fire or wood stove, spacious or large country houses.

Having difficulty in deciding where to go then perhaps you should take a look at the various events at Christmas and New Year to help you make your mind up.

If it's a few weeks before Christmas or New Year, then you might also wish to check Late Availability.  At popular times of year like Christmas or New Year there are lots of people searching for New Year cottages or Christmas cottages so it's best to call cottage owners direct to book that cottage for Christmas or New Year asap.  Wherever you decide to go this Christmas or New Year you will usually find plenty to do within the UK and Ireland.  Christmas markets are now popular in many towns and cities and are wonderful for buying Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations and many sell mulled wine - what more could you ask for over the festive period.

Country cottages for Christmas in England, Cottages for Christmas in Scotland

Scotland tends to be a popular destination for New Year cottage breaks - the Scots are famous for their celebration of Hogmanay.

Feature cottages and country houses for Christmas and  New Year shown below.

self-catering country cottages and holiday accommodation for Christmas and New Year

Self catering Hen House just for 2 in Shropshire - additional guests possible in B&B


self-catering ChristmasThe Hen House sleeps just two in a pretty bedroom with a large en suite bathroom and an attractive sitting room with kitchen.

Brook Farm has nearly nine acres of gardens, woodland and meadow which you are welcome to enjoy for walks picnics and barbecues.

Shropshire is brilliant to visit for a festive break. All those black and white period houses take on right back to Edwardian times and conjure up that Christmas spirit.

Telephone 01584819868, or 07971534295 for details and bookings, or click on photograph showing this pretty beamed cottage with high eaves for more information.

Cottage in Dorset with Christmas and New Year availability


cottage for New YearVarious cottages available in Dorset for both Christmas and New Year. All nicely furnished high quality cottages.

For example, St Anthony's Cottage nestles in the middle of a beautiful row of traditional cottages in the village of Langton Herring, near Weymouth.

This period cottage has recently been fully refurbished to provide: 3 double bedrooms sleeping 6 plus cot, bathroom and shower room, comfortable and tasteful rooms, inglenook with wood-burning stove. Garden at rear. Please clickon the cottage photpgraph to find out more about this group if cottages, availability for Christmas and New Year and prices.


Many more cottages sleeping 6 for Christmas are available.

Cosy cottage near Forest of Dean and Cotswolds, for 2 to 3 people


self-catering country cottage GloucestershireGranary Cottage - sleeps 2-3 near Royal Forest of Dean

Ideal escape from Christmas and New Year for those who hate the festive season.

Granary Cottage is situated at the end of a quiet country lane at the northern extremes of the Royal Forest of Dean, in the small hamlet of Elton near Gloucester.

The cottage was built in the late 17th Century and is set in the grounds of Upper Hall, a country farmhouse of the same period. The cottage has been converted to a high standard with all modern conveniences whilst retaining the original character of the period. The cottage has a private garden with garden furniture, barbecue and ample parking for 2 cars.  Perfect for touring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Click on the cottage photograph for availability and bookings.

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Christmas Cottage in north west England

cottages and self-catering accommodation christmas and new year

Cumbrian cottage for Christmas in north west England sleeps 6There is a stone-built Family sized cottage in Cumbria that makes a lovely getaway for Christmas. The cottage has beams and a cosy woodburner to snuggle round. There is an Aga in the kitchen for that welcoming warmth that  encourages everyone to congregate for breakfast and meals. A collection of electronic games machine sand a games room make it perfect for keeping children and adults alike entertained.

Its location is near Coniston, good for walks and working off some of the Christmas stodge. There is even SKY TV so that you don't have to miss any of your favourite programmes.

One of the bedrooms has a spacious superking bed, another a kingsize and a third twin beds which can be zipped together. This is really a fabulous holiday cottage in the Lake District that is much in demand so do book early, especially if you would like to spend Christmas there.

Do take  alook at similar cottages for Christmas in north west England and see how they compare.


Christmas availability for 4 in Norfolk at Walnut Tree Farm, Swanton Abbott

cottages and self-catering accommodation christmas and new year


lovely cottage for christmasWalnut Tree Barn, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk  Our barn sleeps 4 is in Norfolk twixt Norwich and Coast and is 4 star Tourist board. Please view details in menu on left under Norfolk.


Please click on cottage photo for more information about a Christmas or New Year break in Norfolk.



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Lovely spacious house in Ipswich - sleeps up to 13 is available for Christmas week


self-catering house available for ChristmasA spacious, detached Edwardian House in Ipswich, Suffolk within easy reach of Constable Country, Aldburgh and the coast and Constable Country. This large house is close to Christchurch Park and Mansion and is within easy walking distance of the town centre.

The house is large with several public rooms. It sleeps up to 13 people in 1 triple bedroom, 3 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. It has a large driveway with plenty of parking and is surrounded by spacious gardens.

The house has a selection of spacious public rooms including a sitting room, drawing room, dining room, library, conservatory and kitchen breakfast room. There is plenty of room for groups to gather together or find a quiet corner to read a book

Accommodation comprises a conservatory with patio ideal for sunny summer breakfasts fully fitted dining kitchen, shower room, spacious living room with open fire, digital TV and hi-fi, and 2 bedrooms ( 1 double en-suite, 1 twin). The price includes all heating and electricity. Please bring own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Parking for 2 cars. Christmas 2009 is available for a week's booking. Click on photograph for details.

Available Christmas and New Year, also see bookings for Christmas week

Please click on photograph for more information and interior images.Or alternatively, tke a look at similar cottages for Christmas sleeping 12 to 16 people.


Comfortable self-catering cottages in Derbyshire, Christmas and New Year

Book a cottage break to escape for Christmas and New Year and spend an indulgent time in Derbyshire. Visit Chatsworth House resplendent in its festive finery, enjoy the Christmas lights and good cheer of local pubs.

Click for details of self-catering cottages and houses available in Derbyshire:

See also lots of other self-catering properties available for Christmas

4 and 5 star cottages in Lincolnshire Wolds  for Christmas and New Year


Pretty cottages in the Lincolnshire Wolds

If you are looking to get away from it all this Christmas or over New Year then how about a stay at Poachers Hideaway? Nestled in stunning Lincolnshire countryside in the Lincolnshire Wolds, these holiday cottages could be perfect for those looking to enjoy a quiet break this Christmas.

For last minute Christmas shopping or days out, the bustling market towns of Horncastle and Louth are just a short easy drive away and it’s also possible to visit the marvellous historical city of Lincoln for days out.

There are a variety of cottages to choose from and if you are booking last minute, ask the owners whether any last minute offers are available.  This could be a fantastic location from which to celebrate the start of the New Year.

Telephone 01507 533555 


Christmas in the Cotswolds


cotswolds cottage for ChristmasCharming period Cotswold stone cottages and others located in the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' and roundabout. Delightfully furnished rooms which are light and spacious, lounges decorated with Christmas trees and festive garlands.

  • a host of different facilities
  • Lounges with open fire.
  • Garden and Parking for cars.
  • Short breaks and pets welcome.

Click on cottage photo for bookings and availability.



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Beautiful large country house in Lincolnshire for a Christmas get-together


Large country house, group accommodation for Christmas or New YearIn this house you can get several generations of the family together for a Christmas to remember. Lots of space for a Christmas tree, presents and all Christmas accoutrements.

Skendleby Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed residence originally dating back to the mid 1700s with a later Victorian wing and additions in the early 1900s, most notably being the Roman Catholic Chapel. 

In brief, the substantial accommodation includes 5 reception rooms, 2 kitchens, billiards room, 14 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms/shower rooms. It can accommodate up to 24 people in all. 

Please click on the photograph to explore this beautifully furnished house or telephone 01507 524081, Mobile 01917 569 349


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New Year in Poland, visit Cracow Christmas market


self-catering polandFor a New Year with a difference, try a self-catering holiday in the south of Poland near Cracow. There is a lovely Christmas market with lots of beautiful Christmas crafts and decorations.

If you're fortunate, you may have snow for horse-drawn sleigh rides and skiing. 3 ski slopes in town and many more within short driving distance. The house is also available for during January and February for skiing holidays.

The house offers 3 living areas and is situated in hills in a village between Krakow and Zakopane. Sleeps 8-10. Beer from about 60p a pint, inexpensive pub meals. Perfect for summer or winter skiing family holidays. Flight to Cracow from many London airports and cheap deals with Ryanair. It's a 16 hour drive from the south east of England otherwise.

Click on the photograph of the self-catering ski chalet near Zakopane Cracow for more information.


Cottages for Christmas and New Year

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