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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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Nare´s Yard

Nare´s Yard

Portloe, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away behind rolling fields on Cornwall’s long-lost, forgotten Roseland Peninsula, lies a luxury abode where beautiful simplicity and natural materials echo the outside world.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired salt water hot tub, al fresco roll top bath and shower

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Sundance

Sundance

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

This rustic bohemian abode is set off the beaten track between Newquay and Watergate Bay. Pared-back yet sumptuous, with heavy French linens and indulgent inside-outside living, this handcrafted wagon’s wild heart beats a free-spirited rhythm throughout its nomadic soul.

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

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Sweetpea Cottage

Sweetpea Cottage

Kestle Mill, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

Set deep within the Cornish countryside, yet just three miles from Crantock beach on North Cornwall's golden coastline, this luxury holiday cottage is as quaint as they come.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Well-equipped children´s nursery

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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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Breakers

Breakers

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

If it’s a luxury coastal self-catering escape you crave then you can’t get much closer to the elements than Breakers. With panoramic views of Whitsand Bay, this is the perfect sand-between-toes romantic hideaway.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests (+ 1 child over the age of 5)
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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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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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

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

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Siren

Siren

Coverack Cove, Coverack, Cornwall, UK

An inspiring beach cottage in Coverack for creative souls, let Siren seduce your wanderlust and take you on a journey to Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula. This luxury cottage by the sea is blissfully tucked away commanding breathtaking coastal views.

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

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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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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

The Cotton Tree is a Queenslander-style clapboard cottage inspired by tropical beach houses and barefoot living. Set on the north Cornwall coast, Holywell Bay and Porth Joke beach are within easy reach.

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

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Little Portion

Little Portion

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Crooked and charming, this pretty red tin cottage is the perfect couples' coastal retreat just a mile’s amble from Holywell Bay, with reclaimed finishes, trailing plants and an al fresco hot tub.

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

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Seaglass

Seaglass

Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Seaglass is a stylish self-catering beach hut in Cornwall boasting awe-inspiring views which will captivate and delight. This eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect luxury hideaway for lovebirds looking for some romance by the sea.

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

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Delphin

Delphin

Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

If your dream luxury break includes wild swimming, fine-dining hangouts and listening to vinyl records by the fire, then this Scandi-inspired modern beach house in Porthleven will be one to tick off the bucket list. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One dog or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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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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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Trevalga, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

Nestled between the popular villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Aphrodite flaunts magnificent sea views and secluded romance. Set over five floors, this unique holiday home offers an unforgettable escape to Cornwall's north coast.

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

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Gypsea Rocks

Gypsea Rocks

Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall, UK

Gypsea Rocks nestles between the soaring cliffs of a hidden valley in north Cornwall, 500 metres from Trebarwith Strand beach. This luxury self-catering cottage is a perfect seaside haven combining vintage finds with rustic flourishes.

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

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The Spyglass

The Spyglass

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the call of the sea and let The Spyglass seduce you into a world of maritime Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with access to the beach, this luxury self-catering beach cottage is one of Gorran Haven’s best kept secrets.

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

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The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched above the sands of Portwrinkle Beach in Whitsand Bay, this luxury cabin is a haven of rustic joy and nautical paraphernalia, where the WiFi truly is weak but the connection oh-so strong.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests, 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests

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The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This luxury holiday home in Mousehole flaunts exquisite interiors that exude a certain ethereal elegance and calm which, when combined with the gentle lapping of the tide on the doorstep, guarantee a perfectly relaxing and rejuvenating stay. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two dogs welcome on prior request

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Tempest

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering beach house break at Tempest. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and gaze out to infinite sea and sky views as you let this 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall lure you under its spell.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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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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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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Nautilus

Nautilus

St Mawes, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With a collated and collected vibe, this light-filled beach house is as perfect for families looking for a unique beach escape as couple’s seeking a laid-back yet indulgent retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Games room with table tennis and table football

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The Stack

The Stack

Trelion, Cornwall, UK

The Stack lies within a secluded valley overlooking the upper reaches of the magnificent Fal Valley. This 19th century engine house is sure to inspire those with a love for unique architecture, rough-luxe interiors and beautiful gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven

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Weddings at The Stack

Weddings at The Stack

Trelion, Cornwall, UK

Lose yourself in the tranquil, welcoming, exceptional world of The Stack, a former engine house turned intimate wedding venue in Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests with 40 wedding guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Sunken hot tub, cinema room, al fresco kitchen with pizza oven

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The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly combining the old and new, The Looking Glass is a modern home nestled into the cliffs above the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

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

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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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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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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

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Arcalia

Arcalia

Blisland, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Along with its 14 acres of beautiful gardens and outdoor swimming pool, this large family farmhouse in Blisland will create cherished family memories of a time well spent.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (available May-September), plus a pool house with WC and shower

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