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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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Little Scarlet

Little Scarlet

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

This luxury Cotswolds cottage is set in the heart of pretty Burford in Oxfordshire. Little Scarlet offers lovers a romantic retreat for stolen weekends and holidays in the rolling countryside, pottering between tea rooms and boutiques.

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

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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: One well-behaved dog is welcome, and two are welcome on prior request

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Cotteswere

Cotteswere

Barford St John, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Holiday between rolling hills at this luxury self-catering cottage tucked away in the pretty Oxfordshire village of Barford St John. This bolthole marries Cotswolds style with theatrical flourishes, making a show-stopping hideaway in a serene location.

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

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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 Hop Store

The Hop Store

Ledbury, Herefordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Set within 150 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated garden room

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Birlingham, Worcestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Burdock Fox

Burdock Fox

Chippenham, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, UK

With its wisteria clad façade and knock-your-wellies-off interiors, Cotswolds lovers are sure to adore a break at Burdock Fox.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (plus 1 child)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Atticus

Atticus

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Treacle-toned Cotswold stone, iron gates and heavy antique doors hint at this striking home’s colourful past. Once a court house and a later jail, Atticus can be found jostling amongst a row of fine period buildings at the end of Burfords' golden high street.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Baby Grand Piano and fire pit

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Evania

Evania

Bentham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Inspired by the colours and countryside of the Mediterranean, this Gloucestershire home with heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, is the perfect family retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and television

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The Polo Farm

The Polo Farm

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Within a scene of tumbling hills, patchwork countryside and bluebell woods, this luxury self-catering homestay near Cirencester offers a picture-perfect escape in the rolling Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema den, table tennis

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The Tapestry

The Tapestry

Witney, Oxford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Muted greens and blues, thick drapes and stone floors, this Oxfordshire farmhouse oozes tranquility, with all the luxurious home comforts a weekender could wish for.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior arrangement
Features: Television room and trampoline

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The Palladian

The Palladian

Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Georgian in style and grand in nature, this self-catering Cotswold manor offers a true countryside escape perfect for multi-generational groups.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (6 adults and 6 children)
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (both May - September), gym, tennis court, trampoline, small football pitch, table tennis and tree house

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The Find

The Find

Cranham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Dynamic pairing of luxury architect-designed properties in a beautifully secluded valley location in the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Trampoline, rowing boat

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