Winter Holiday Inspiration

Norfolk in the snowThinking of booking a winter self-catering holiday?  Whether you’re planning a getaway in December, January or a break for Christmas or New Year, winter can be a magical time of year for a cottage holiday.  When the darker months draw in and the weather colder, it can be good for the soul to book a break to look forward to.


Popular Options for Winter Breaks

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With a tendency for people to hibernate in the winter months, choose to take a holiday at this time of year and you should be able to get a much better rate on your cottage rental as discounts and deals are often available out of season.  You’ll also usually find more choice of available properties.  The only exception to this rule is for Christmas and New Year when there is a lot of demand for holiday rentals and rates go up!  Booking early for Xmas and New Year is usually advisable too for the best choice.

If you’re planning a break this winter, then we have some great ideas for you on some of the best rentals for wonderful winter holidays.


Top Ideas for Winter Cottage Breaks


Cottages with Views for Pleasing Outlooks on your Winter Holiday

Winter viewWhatever the time of year, waking up to lovely views can really help to make a holiday extra special.   Choose from cottage rentals with lake views, river views, country views or mountain views.

Find Cottages with Good Views

Whichever type of view you want to enjoy on holiday, winter time can help to make those views even more lovely than usual with lakes frosted over and morning frosts making the countryside look even more glistening and magical.  If you’re lucky enough to book a break for when there’s been a snowfall (enough to make for a winter wonderland look but not so much as to cause transport problems) then whether you’re looking out to the countryside, a lake or a river, your vista can look totally dreamy.




Accommodation with Good walks Nearby for Winter Strolls

Dog in snow covered countrysideEven in winter time, getting out and exploring the great outdoors can be an absolute joy.  Filling your lungs with fresh clean air, blowing off the cob webs and enjoying an invigorating walks can be just wonderful at any time of year.  Remember in wintertime to wrap up warm, pack those gloves, an extra pair of socks and your walking boots and you’ll be just fine.  For extra special walks, remember to pack some hot chocolate so you can reward yourself with a lovely warm drink after your walk.


Holiday Lets with Pubs nearby

In the chillier months like November, December and January when you book a self-catering break, you may be looking for somewhere with plenty of home from home comforts, including a local pub!

Cottages with a Pub Nearby

Although it can be just lovely to snuggle up when the weather is colder it’s also great to get out for a sociable tipple too when on holiday, and discover the local pub.  In winter time, whether it’s whisky or Irish whisky, a warming drink in a sociable atmosphere can help to make special holiday memories.



Cottages with Open Fires or Woodburners for Warm Winter Breaks

Cosy fireplace decorated for ChrismasWhen the weather is colder, snuggling up by an open fire or a woodburner is a warming experience in more way than one. 

Find Cottages with Real Fires and Woodburners

There’s something just so comforting about being warmed by a fire along with experiencing the heart-warming glow and the sound and smell of logs cracking and burning. 



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