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Dreaming of a relaxing Christmas?
Dreaming of a relaxing Christmas?

Holiday Cottages With Christmas 2023 Availability

As magical as Christmas is, it brings with it a fair number of stresses and strains. Let Independent Cottages take the strain out of Christmas for you and book a holiday cottage to spend the festive season in. We have romantic cottages for two, ideal for those who want to escape the Christmas mania. Log cabins set deep in the forest for a traditional family Christmas which is bound to capture the imaginations of the little ones. Luxury retreats to spoil the family at this special time of year and for large groups, we have some fantastic big houses which can cater for you, your friends and family, all under one roof. So no need to worry about space, seating, crockery and slaving over a hot stove - go away and let everyone share the cost and muck in! Read more

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52.916049, -4.232985

Aeolian is a lovely three-storey Victorian, coastal townhouse located opposite Criccieth Castle and enjoys far reaching sea views. The interior combines original and modern features with fresh and spacious living areas that are perfect for families or friends. This home from home sleeps eight guests in four beautiful bedrooms which include two super king rooms, two full-size singles in a twin room and a children’s bunkbed room along with two bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom. Up to two dogs are welcome and an enclosed suntrap garden with table and benches will keep everyone happy along with the full fibre Wi-Fi. The beach is a two-minute walk away along with pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and a train station within easy reach. A great location to visit the many places in North Wales and the Llyn Peninsula with the Wales Coast Path on the doorstep. Parking is free and readily available across the road from the house and the nearest EV charging points are within a ten-minute Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£880 to £1840
Short breaks from £125 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

53.240631, -1.762002

A single storey self-catering cottage in the heart of the picturesque Peak District within easy reach of Bakewell, providing an ideal base for visiting the many local attractions of the area. Maigold Cottage is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace, tranquility, lovely views and superb walking and cycling on the doorstep. Wi-Fi and off-road parking for two cars.

Weekly guide price:
£645 to £850
Short breaks from £170 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.240631, -1.762002

Albertine Barn has been converted into a lovely holiday cottage, accommodating up to eight guests. With exceptional views across the Peak District countryside, this is a perfect place to relax, enjoy excellent walks or visit the attractions of the area. Wi-Fi and off road parking for four cars.

Weekly guide price:
£1300 to £1686
Short breaks from £347 per night

8  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.181568, -4.212428

LOCATION, LOCATION ! A stunning private, and secluded South West facing 2 bedroom Eco build with a private garden, walk out balcony and sunny patio. With outstanding sea, coastal views, surrounded by National Trust land / SW coast path with pubs, cafes, and Woolacombe award winning beach just 10-15 minutes walk away.

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1800
Short breaks from £150 per night

4/5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.789869, -2.520351

Woodfield Farm is a luxurious, seven-bedroom holiday house with space for large groups of up to 16 people to stay and play right in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley. The three-storey property is packed with fantastic features, including a cinema room, pool table and table tennis, while outside is a hot tub and a tennis court. It is close to Ribchester village with shops, cafes and the friendly Black Bull pub. Walking, cycling and sightseeing at places like the Ribblehead Viaduct and nearby Clitheroe are all favourite pastimes, adding to the appeal this house has for extended families and friends gathering to catch up, holiday together or celebrate a special occasion.

Weekly guide price:
£1800 to £4635
Short breaks from £600 per night

16  |   7  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

There's nowhere like the Ribble Valley with its fells and forests that are stunning in every season. Whitewell Cottage is near Ribchester, within a relaxed 10-15 minute stroll from a park, village shop, cafes and pubs, and close to fantastic walks leading to Longridge Fell and Bowland Fell. This eco-friendly accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to four people in two gorgeous bedrooms, with a layout that suits couples, friends or families and luxurious touches like underfloor heating and an outdoor hot tub. It's a fantastic choice for a walking or cycling holiday, and ideal for sightseeing in places such as Clitheroe and Whalley.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £930
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

An eco-friendly holiday cottage half a mile from Ribchester and within walking distance of a park, shops and pubs. There are four ensuite bedrooms to sleep up to eight guests, making this an ideal choice for families and friends who want to be able to explore the beautiful Ribble Valley with ease. Clitheroe and Whalley are both within a 20-minute drive from the cottage, with nearby attractions including Stonyfell College, Beacon Fell, the Brockholes Nature Reserve, and the Bowland Wild Boar Park.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £2678
Short breaks from £200 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

Relax in luxury in this modern country house which can sleep up to 16 people in eight beautiful ensuite bedrooms, with features including a cinema room, games room, outdoor hot tub and sauna. The cottage has a timeless appeal with high-quality furnishings and special touches like thick bathrobes and a choice of family-friendly games. Somerwood is only half a mile from the Ribble Valley village of Ribchester, within a 10-15 minute stroll from shops, a playground and friendly pubs. It's ideal for extended families and groups of friends.

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £4958
Short breaks from £66 per night

16  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

Sherburne Cottage is in the beautiful Ribble Valley, only half a mile from Ribchester Village with panoramic views over the countryside. There is space for up to four people to sleep in two ensuite bedrooms, make it perfect for couples and families who want a convenient, comfortable holiday cottage from which to explore. Fill your days with adventure and spend your evenings relaxing under the stars in your outdoor hot tub. There are excellent footpaths, cycling routes and bridleways, and local attractions that include Clitheroe Castle, Whalley abbey and the Ribchester Roman Museum.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £930
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

You, your family and your friends will love their stay in Oak Bank Farm. The spacious house features all of the extras you expect in a modern home yet has been built to a traditional style and using local materials so it looks as if it has stood in place for centuries. There is space for up to 14 people to sleep in six huge bedrooms, with a park, cafes, a village shop and three pubs only a 10-minute walk away in Ribchester. Beautiful walks to some of the Ribble Valley's most famous spots, including Beacon Fell and Longridge Fell are close, as is the Forest of Bowland.

Weekly guide price:
£1800 to £4020
Short breaks from £600 per night

14  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.378407, -5.115256

A characterful old holiday cottage dating back four hundred years with an impressive large inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove in the peaceful village of Cubert, North Cornwall. Walking distance of three beaches (Crantock, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay) and pubs/restaurants in the village for a meal out. Just four miles from Newquay and a great self-catering base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1799

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 3 Star

53.822013, -2.534038

Whether you're organising a get-together with far-flung friends or searching for the perfect place for a special family celebration, Duddle Cottage is perfect. This gorgeous stone holiday cottage is finished and furnished to a high standard and can accommodate up to ten guests in five ensuite bedrooms. It is in the beautiful Ribble Valley, half a mile from Ribchester and with easy access to wonderful footpaths and cycling routes leading to places like Beacon Fell, as well as through the nearby Forest of Bowland and beside the River Ribble.

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £3193
Short breaks from £266 per night

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

A charming eco-friendly cottage in the Ribble Valley built to a high specification with space for up to four people to sleep in two bedrooms. Ribchester is a 10-15 minute walk away, with cafes, pubs, a park and a village shop. There are beautiful walks in the vicinity, including routes to Longridge Fell and Beacon Fell, and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is only a few miles from the door. Dinkley Cottage is ideal for couples, small families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £930
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

Couples and families love charming Crumbleholme Cottage. The two-bedroom eco-friendly cottage offers a high standard of accommodation for up to four people, in a location just half a mile from Ribchester and within walking distance of pubs, shops and a playground. It is so convenient for countryside walks and mountain bike rides, with the opportunity to play golf, horse ride and fish in the River Ribble. Clitheroe, Longridge and Whalley are all nearby, making this a fantastic place to come and relax at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £930
Short breaks from £125 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.822013, -2.534038

This stylish cottage is on the outskirts of Ribchester in the Ribble Valley, only half a mile from the village shop, playground, cafes and pubs. The owners have used traditional materials with modern eco-friendly touches to ensure that guests are warm and comfortable all year round, staying somewhere that helps to protect this beautiful environment for future generations. There is space for up to seven people to sleep in four ensuite bedrooms, with lots of space to relax indoors and outside. Bailey Cottage is perfect for families and friends who want a home-away-from-home from which they can enjoy what is arguably one of the most picturesque parts of England.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £2266
Short breaks from £183 per night

7  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.343151, -4.660409

Situated on the outskirts of the popular coastal town of Fowey, this delightful cottage provides a great base for a relaxing summer holiday by the sea or a cosy winter break where you can enjoy invigorating coastal walks and evenings by the fire. Lovely beaches, an abundance of attractions and plenty of places in Fowey for a meal out - all the right ingredients for a holiday! *Follow us on Instagram - bryonycottage.fowey*

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £865

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.911922, -3.622091

Madog Barn started life as a farm building in the 18th-Century and is now a stylish Brecon Beacons holiday cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms. The views are incredible, and you can walk straight out of the gate and onto a green lane leading to a bluebell wood. Brecon is only a few miles away, and there is huge scope for walking, mountain biking and climbing in a national park with Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in Britain, closeby. Brecon Beacons attractions include castles, annual fairs and events like the Royal Welsh Show and Abergavenny Food Festival. 

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £735
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.029334, -2.167164

Our Puckrup Hall Manor House, is a grade II listed building available for exclusive use, offering 16 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, three function rooms, two reception rooms and croquet lawn. It is ideal for families and groups looking for privacy, comfort, and relaxation. This is a pet friendly property and it includes buffet breakfast in Coopers Restaurant, located adjacent to the property in the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel & Golf Course, Tewkesbury. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £2985 per night

38  |   16  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.212929, -3.355157

Perfect just for two, Cae Caled Cottage sits in a secluded peaceful spot in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet it is just a mile from the popular Welsh village of Bodfari with an excellent pub, the Dinorban Arms. Fishing onsite with a pond and access to the River Clwyd; country walks straight from the front door (plus the Offas Dyke and Clwydian Range within easy reach); and a great base for discovering the many attractions of North Wales.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £850
Short breaks from £115 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages, this one and Granary Cottage. The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £1095
Short breaks from £150 per night

5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Xmas in a cottage

Many owners decorate the cottage for the Christmas period, allowing you to arrive, unpack and instantly get into the Christmas spirit. Others are more than happy for you to add your own little sprinkle of Christmas magic. One of the many benefits of booking directly with the owner is that you can discuss your arrangements in advance, to ensure your Christmas is every bit as special, if not more, than normal.

Tips: To ensure Christmas runs smoothly, make sure you discuss any special requirements you have, at the point of booking with the owner (for example: the number in your party including pets; whether you can put up decorations and a tree if not supplied; whether friends are allowed to visit and the size/quantity of catering facilities such as ovens and dishwashers if you are a large group). Find out what supermarkets deliver groceries and pre-book a delivery (some owners are happy to accept deliveries ready for your arrival). Do a little research and find some good local suppliers for your turkey or goose and make sure you pre-order it. If you're planning on eating out over the festive period, book well in advance. Make sure you pack your winter woolies and walking boots so you can burn off some Christmas calories on Boxing Day. For more tips, see our Essential Cottage Christmas Checklist.