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Luxury festive breaks

Mulled wine and mince pies, bracing walks and stolen kisses under the mistletoe; make your Christmas extra special by whisking the party to a luxury homestay.

It's a time for togetherness, the most wonderful time of the year as the song goes. With your own home covered in tape and wrap, head to a luxury country house to enjoy a Christmas to remember. Gorgeously decorated in anticipation, our luxury Christmas holiday cottages are awaiting your arrival; all that's left to do is unpack the car, set the presents under the twinkling tree and uncork the fizz. The supermarket order will be along in a short while with further provisions, and the children are already exploring the far reaches of all the rooms. Little ones tucked up in bed, chink glasses to the most relaxing Christmas and New Year ever.

Just the two of you? Couples wishing to hide out for the festive season can hole up in a romantic retreat, escaping to a luxury self-catering bolthole with no arguments about whose parents are hosting lunch. Stir from festive dreams at your leisure, sink into a rolltop or hot tub, then indulge in a simple Christmas lunch before setting out on a romantic walk along the coastline, greeting other festive ramblers with a cheery 'hello'. Maybe just a short walk though: back at your luxury festive retreat there's mulled wine to sip and old classics to watch by the fire. Staying in is the new going out this season.

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Somerby

Somerby

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Embrace the vibrancy of rural sunsets, the scent of flower-filled gardens and the warmth of flickering flames from the open fireplace at this luxury modern barn set in a sleepy hamlet.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Type 2 electric car charging point

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Little Bear

Little Bear

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Acres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this enchanted hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Lovebirds will find the wood-fired cedar hot tub a magical way to reconnect and revivify.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired eco hot tub (April - October inclusive)

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Holywell Bay, Cubert, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away between the trees on Cornwall’s north coast, Juneberry is settled in the quiet idyll of rural bliss.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Yoga deck with mats and blocks

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Sea Sentry

Sea Sentry

Shaldon, Devon, UK

As featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this World War Two guard tower nestled on the coast in Shaldon has been brought bang into the 21st Century with an armoury of quirky mod cons, making it the perfect retreat for two.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Sea Rose

The Sea Rose

Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall, UK

The Sea Rose is a luxury cottage overlooking the sea set in prime position amidst a quintessential fishing village of whitewashed thatched cottages, where wildflower paths and trickling streams amble down to the beautiful Cadgwith cove. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small, well-behaved dog is welcome. A medium or large dog may be accepted on prior request.

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The Redes

The Redes

Ponsanooth, Mylor, Cornwall, UK

Radiating pure rustic romance this fairytale cottage settled on the edge of the magical Kennall Vale is the perfect refuge for both earth mothers and nature lovers alike.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and outdoor shower

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Romany

Romany

Romney Marsh, NR Rye, Kent, UK

Fresh and feminine, Romany promises a romantic luxury escape where flower children can waltz freely to the rhythmic beat of their untamed hearts. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Wishbone

Wishbone

Malvern, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, UK

Tranquillity and romance unfold in the heart of the Malvern Hills at this rough-luxe self-catering barn conversion set in 16 acres of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wishbone is perfect for couples wanting to go off the radar into their own little paradisiacal land.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fishing lake and fire pit

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The Herringbone

The Herringbone

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly placed right on the water's edge in the quintessential harbour of Mousehole (famously named by Dylan Thomas as the prettiest village in England), The Herringbone is a stylish net loft perfectly placed for romantic breaks by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs welcome on prior request

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Daydreamer

Daydreamer

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Ever dreamt of your own private clifftop retreat complete with bubbly hot tub and never-ending views out across Barbadian blue waters?  Blissfully set on Freathy cliff in 'Cornwall's forgotten corner', Daydreamer offers just that and so much more.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Filly Island

Filly Island

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending style with a big dose of ingenuity results in something truly quite magical here at Filly Island. This unique cottage near Cirencester is sat upon a tiny island accessed by a humpback bridge. Pre-loved finds are revivified to bring about the unique interiorscape at Filly Island. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request

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Orlagh

Orlagh

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched high above the golden sands of Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, a fusion of designer-led interiors and Miller-esque seascapes combine at Orlagh.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and outdoor shower

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Dragonwood Boat House

Dragonwood Boat House

Oakham, Rutland, UK

A boutique boat house designed with romance in mind, Dragonwood Boat House is a traditional Victorian bolthole with a modern Italian twist. This lakeside abode near Oakham, Rutland offers luxury self-catering breaks in the most magical of settings.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Guests have access to kayaks on the lakes

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Islander

Islander

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff top cabin set on Freathy Cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, Islander is a Bahamas-inspired retreat with a tropical beat running through its soul. A sea-view hot tub is the cherry on top of this already oh-so-sweet piña colada pie.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Beach Hut

The Beach Hut

Millook, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

Stay in this unique rough-luxe beach shack in North Cornwall and rediscover the simple life in this AONB. Fresh interiors, maritime lullabies and the starriest of night skies make this traditional yet chic Cornish beach shack the most inspiring of retreats.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Moontide

Moontide

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Moontide beach cabin is tucked into the cliffside overlooking Whitsand Bay in the wild and beautiful “forgotten corner” of Cornwall. Look forward to lazy mornings under the covers gazing out to sea, long days on the beach and relaxed al fresco suppers.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Fourth Wall

The Fourth Wall

Covent Garden, London, UK

Step back in time to eccentric Victorian London at this self-catering apartment in Covent Garden, where the bizarre and wondrous rule high above the sparkling city.

Sleeps: Up to 3 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Flower Press

The Flower Press

Bibury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Luxurious furnishings, gentle tones and a vibrant garden brimming with anemones make The Flower Press a snug and intimate home-from-home.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Chalk House

The Chalk House

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Perched above Mousehole harbour, The Chalk House takes prime position in one of England’s most charming seaside villages. Dating back to Victorian times, this luxury retreat has a nostalgic appeal, filled with vintage fishing town charm.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Fire pit and in-built pizza oven

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Ivy Cove

Ivy Cove

Holbeton, Noss Mayo, Devon, UK

Perfectly placed for both sun baking and storm watching, Ivy Cove is a luxury cottage near Noss Mayo where colorful modern design and spectacular coastal views go hand in hand.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, electric car charger

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Papilio Creek

Papilio Creek

Milborne Wick, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Contemporary and idyllic, romantic and bright, Papilio Creek in rural Dorset is a celestial haven of harmony and joy where gentle relaxation and garden naps are the only things on the agenda.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub, Sauna and steam room are available

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Little Eden

Little Eden

Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Perched on the quiet eastern shores of Loch Lomond and with glorious mountain views, this private and romantic self-catering cottage is perfectly romantic and wildly gorgeous.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Fire pit and secluded bay on Loch Lomond, perfect for launching kayaks

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Ten

Ten

Little Venice, London, UK

An extrovert’s playroom shrieking ‘style’ down to the last detail, Ten is a luxury self-catering house fit for superstars and style-savvy travellers on a sought-after West London street. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Faraway House

Faraway House

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path which tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian style off-grid retreat is blissfully unplugged.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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The Brandy Thief

The Brandy Thief

Lee, Ilfracombe, Devon, UK

Awash with history and swathed in character, this luxury coastal cottage is a dreamy retreat for explorers looking to hunker down in North Devon.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small to medium well-behaved dog is welcome and two on prior request

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Nevada

Nevada

Drift, Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

As the only residence on the Drift Reservoir, this award-winning copper-clad pad occupies an enviable location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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North Rock Beach House

North Rock Beach House

Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK

North Rock Beach House is a spectacular luxury beach house overlooking the the sea and Sennen Cove in West Cornwall- voted by Conde Nast Traveller as one of Britain's best beaches. 

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available from May-September)

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Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House

Lewes, East Sussex, UK

Once home to a famous Edwardian music hall starlet, this unique luxury self-catering manor house near Lewes in East Sussex steals the show with her subtle glamour and undeniable grace.

Sleeps: Up to 7 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: A hot tub in the garden, steam room shower, competition standard table tennis table

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Roserai

Roserai

Waldron, East Sussex, UK

A stately house in its own lush grounds with little luxuries inside and out that every weekender wishes for, this is one dream home that guests won't ever want to leave. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs or one large dog welcome on prior request
Features: Daily use of heated swimming pool is between 10am and 6pm (available between April half term - October half term). The hot tub, sauna, steam room and pool house is available between 10am and 10pm.

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Roscoe

Roscoe

Romsey, Hampshire, UK

Glimpses of architectural perfection hint at the scale of this exceptional modern home as you approach via its mile-long drive on the edge of the New Forest. Roscoe combines blissful seclusion with cutting edge eco-friendly design.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, outdoor hot tub, infra red sauna and electric car charging point

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Saphir Beach House

Saphir Beach House

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

A soothing escape on top of a cliff at Mawgan Porth, Saphir Beach House is a relaxed self-catering retreat where the fresh sea air will cleanse the mind and ease the soul.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests (6 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower

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Ellesmera Mill

Ellesmera Mill

Dartmouth, Devon, UK

This enchanting 400 year old millhouse is chock-full of old-world charm. Set in the South Hams near Dartmouth, the dreamy south Devon coast is almost within touching distance and short stroll through the valley leads to the sheltered cove of Blackpool Sands.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub, sauna, cinema room with table football

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Orbis

Orbis

Milborne Wick, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Available as a unique pairing of properties with Papilio Creek, Orbis offers simple and contemporary living in the heart of rural Dorset.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub available. A sauna and steam room can be used when Orbis is booked with Papilio Creek

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