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Luxury Christmas and New Year 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 cottage 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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Sojourn

Sojourn

Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Nestled within the wilds of Dartmoor near Chagford sits Sojourn; a luxury chocolate box cottage with spa room. A true English country escape with lavish finishes and beautiful linens.

Sleeps: Up to 2 people
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Spa room with massage table.

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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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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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Pixie Nook

Pixie Nook

Warleggan, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

This luxury moorland hideaway could easily be mistaken for Kate Winslet’s ‘The Holiday’ cottage. A secluded garden filled with beautiful blooms, wild strawberries and a hot tub makes it the perfect couples' retreat on the Cornish moors. 

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

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Sea Cabin

Sea Cabin

Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

A luxury cliff-side beach cottage set in one of Cornwall’s most sought after coastal villages. Perched above the turquoise waters of Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes and with stunning views across the horizon, this is the perfect hideaway for couples in love.

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

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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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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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Romany

Romany

Romney Marsh, Brookland, 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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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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Sundance

Sundance

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Sundance is set off the beaten track on a country lane between Newquay and Watergate Bay. Rustic yet sumptuous, with heavy French linens and indulgent inside-outside living, this handcrafted wagon’s wild heart beats a free-spirited rhythm throughout.

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

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Siren

Siren

Helston, 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 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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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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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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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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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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The Hide

The Hide

Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An unexpected discovery at the end of a Cornish country lane, this luxury self-catering hideaway near Perranporth beach combines rusticity with contemporary clean-line appeal.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, fire pit and yoga deck

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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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Cabin Tapio

Cabin Tapio

Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

Woodland hideaway meets mid-century modern design at Cabin Tapio on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB near Salisbury, where the gentle trickle of the River Allen and splash of jumping Blue Trout wash away any remnants of city living.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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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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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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Limehouse Cottage

Limehouse Cottage

Coomasaharn, Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Hidden in a land where mountains, valleys and lakes collide, Limehouse Cottage serves up simple luxury living with one hand and raw, organic beauty with the other. A home that embraces Ireland's elements in all their untamed glory.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor bath tub and fire pit

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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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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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Bay View

Bay View

Ravenscar, Whitby, Yorkshire, UK

Nestled on the cliffs overlooking picturesque Robin Hood's Bay, this luxury coastal cottage for two near Whitby sits between the stunning rural cliffs and wild moors of North Yorkshire. 

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

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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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Fairlea Lodge

Fairlea Lodge

Mullion, Cornwall, UK

Hidden within the grounds of one of the Great Gardens of Cornwall, there couldn’t be a finer self-catering cottage in which to while away the days on the Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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Umber Cottage

Umber Cottage

St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

Umber by name and umber by nature, earthy tones and kilim rugs create a warm, bohemian interior at this stonewall cottage settled at the end of St Agnes' most famous terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small dogs are welcome

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The Hamptons

The Hamptons

Mullion, Cornwall, UK

Nestled within the grounds of a country estate, The Hamptons is a New England-style cottage flaunting chic interiors, lying within easy reach of the blue waters and golden sands of Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula.

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

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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, games room with bar, pool table, dartboard and giant jenga

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Walden Lakehouse

Walden Lakehouse

Glasson, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Hunkering on the shores of Lough Ree, Walden Lakehouse offers luxury living on the middle lake of the River Shannon. With its cool mid-century décor and lush woodland setting, it’s little wonder the cabin was crowned ‘Ireland’s Home of The Year’.

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

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The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

With an off-the-beaten-track feel, but set within a pretty Cornish hamlet, The Wool Shed is a hand-crafted cottage exuding rusticity where scorched wooden floors, knotty textures and a palette of calm greys combine to create a modern-day holiday abode.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and outside stone fireplace

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Lost Cottage

Lost Cottage

Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

Lost Cottage was once a winter refuge to a herd of mountain goats but now invites guests to stay in one of the most unique self-catering cottages in Kerry, Ireland. Pared-back interiors offer a stylishly simple shelter from which to admire Glenbeigh's emerald green farmland and soaring mountains.

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

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Tangle Belle

Tangle Belle

St Martin, Helford, Cornwall, UK

Situated in acres of private woodland with the pretty stream meandering along beside, this wooden-cladded self-catering cottage near Helford is the epitome of rural charm and exudes oodles of rustic country character.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Boat House

The Boat House

Downderry, Cornwall, UK

With luxurious contemporary interiors, The Boat House near Cawsand is a very special gem in the forgotten corner of Cornwall. The gardens are a nature lover's paradise with five acres of secluded wooded grounds leading down to the beach.  

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

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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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Heddwen

Heddwen

Harlech, Snowdonia, Wales, UK

A Welsh granite farmhouse with dramatic views of Cardigan Bay in one direction and Mount Snowdon grazing the clouds in the other, Heddwen is a warm and inviting farmhouse cottage by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large, or two small, well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Oudoor bath, electric car charging point

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Maison Blanche

Maison Blanche

Ripple, Deal, Kent, UK

A luxury self-catering Grade II listed home which has stood the test of time since 1647, every corner breathes harmony and cheer while outside a hot tub bubbles under twinkling skies.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub and art studio

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Skyros

Skyros

Schull, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Lose yourself amidst the magic of the Emerald Isle by escaping to this unique coastal self-catering home at the foothills of Mount Gabriel in Schull. 

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

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Galleon

Galleon

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

This luxury beach house has been cleverly redesigned into the cliffside to make the most of the spectacular views over Portreath beach. Welcoming families and friends to beach break in style. 

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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The Maker´s House

The Maker´s House

High Wood, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK

Mediterranean vibes and an unabashed celebration of life’s greatest pleasures meet here in the Saffron Walden countryside, creating a luxury homestay which will transport you far from the rhythms of everyday life.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated outdoor pool (May - October), hot tub, outdoor kitchen, cinema, football table, dart board

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Pearl´s Place

Pearl´s Place

Frome, Somerset, UK

Hugged by a scrambling rose garden and woodland glades, this rock 'n' roll home brings together traditional country chic with gorgeous faded glamour. A unique setting for special celebrations and self-catering escapes.

Sleeps: 14 adults and 4 children
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, electric car charger

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