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

Holiday Cottages With Christmas 2017 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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54.263887, -1.884141

One of two self-catering cottages full of character ideally placed in the very heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales. A great location for cyclists who want to take on the challenge of Le Tour de France route (bike storage available) and cosy all year round with a log burner and biomass heating system. Together the cottages can sleep groups of eight. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.

Weekly price from
£300 to £530
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

54.263887, -1.884141

Two individual, character holiday cottages, located in the heart of Coverdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With spectacular views across the dale, this is an ideal base for walkers, cyclists or those wishing to explore the Dales. Refurbished in 2014 and benefitting from a biomass heating system. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.

Weekly price from
£300 to £530
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

54.352767, -2.916892

A charming holiday cottage located in a peaceful position near to the village of Bowness-on-Windermere within the Lake District National Park. Within walking distance of numerous amenities and attractions, this is an ideal base from which to explore the area. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£375 to £535
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.010706, -1.145812

On the boundaries of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this quaint thatched stone holiday cottage sits in the peaceful unspoilt Northamptonshire village of Evenley close to Brackley and is ideal for exploring the many attractions of Central England.

Weekly price from
£450 to £580
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.227530, 1.087281

An exceptionally attractive Suffolk Farmhouse with heaps of character sitting in a peaceful countryside position within easy reach of the areas many attractions. With a large garden and wood burning stove, this is a cosy retreat at any time of the year and perfect for a family holiday or weekend away with friends.

Weekly price from
£590 to £1250
Sleeps 6-9

6-9  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.300324, -0.952377

A four star single level holiday cottage in the peaceful farming village of Gillamoor - a picturesque unspoilt part of the North York Moors National Park. The cottage is a stones throw from a country pub, offers fantastic walking from the door, and has a south facing garden for the warmer months and a log burner for cosy winter breaks - all year round appeal. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£320 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.929426, -1.761578

A modern stylish Four Star Gold self-contained annex in the Hampshire village of Godshill within the New Forest National Park. Close to Fordingbridge, Wayside is an ideal place for enjoying all the forest has to offer including fabulous walking, cycling and horse riding, along with the wider area including Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£395 to £750
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

54.427719, -3.008237

A luxurious holiday lodge ideally positioned in Loughrigg within the Langdale Valley under three miles from Ambleside in the Lake District National Park. With Coniston, Grasmere and Lake Windermere nearby, and the many amenities of Ambleside close to hand, this is a good base for exploring the areas many attractions, walking or simply relaxing in stunning scenery.

Weekly price from
£400 to £820
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

54.256864, -3.172045

A delightful holiday cottage converted from a former Watermill with a cottage garden that provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. Located on the outskirts of a small village close to Grizebeck, The Watermill is ideally situated for exploring the Southern Lakes and its popular attractions.

Weekly price from
£345 to £595
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.246673, -0.781682

Offering the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern comfort, this delightful stone holiday cottage provides an ideal retreat for couples or small families and is located a few minutes walk away from the vibrant market town of Pickering - the gateway to the North York Moors. A great choice of places to eat, shops and attractions on the doorstep and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities locally.

Weekly price from
£350 to £495
Sleeps 3

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.415942, -0.835552

Sitting right in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, this comfy welcoming barn is just a mile from Wainwright's Coast to Coast and surrounded by spectacular scenery. With wide appeal and flexible accommodation, it is every bit as popular with large groups of up to eleven as it is for couples taking advantage of the mid-week reduced rates.

Weekly price
Please enquire with owner
Sleeps 2-11

2-11  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.154413, -5.470017

A delightful traditional Cornish holiday cottage in the little hamlet of Cockwells, providing the prefect place for a relaxing holiday or to use as a base for exploring West Cornwall with its lovely beaches and abundance of attractions. Close to St Michaels Mount and only five miles from St Ives. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£278 to £786
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   Enquire  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.352415, -2.917418

A delightful Lakeland cottage ideally situated in a tranquil position near to the popular village of Bowness-on-Windermere which is located within the Lake District National Park. A cosy base from which to explore all this stunning area has to offer with super walking opportunities and an abundance of attractions.

Weekly price from
£330 to £540
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.940457, -1.784668

A very pretty thatched self catering holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest, providing very comfortable holiday accommodation and an ideal base for touring the area being just a few miles from Salisbury. Just half a mile from Fordingbridge with a good choice of amenities.

Weekly price from
£340 to £615
Sleeps 2+2

2+2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.940423, -1.784657

A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Salisbury, Winchester, the South Coast and Stonehenge. The county town of Fordingbridge with a good choice of shops and eateries is just half a mile away.

Weekly price from
£415 to £785
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.182478, -3.446602

Located in the medieval village of Dunster on the Somerset coast, this lovely holiday cottage is positioned in a quiet road standing at the foot of Dunster Castle and ancient church - ideal for an activity packed holiday exploring Exmoor or relaxing break by the sea.

Weekly price from
£275 to £525
Sleeps 4+1

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.826521, -0.465417

A collection of six holiday cottages (rated Four and Five star Gold) located on a farmstead just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley in the Yorkshire Wolds. An ideal base for visiting the areas many attractions - cottages sleeping two to twelve guests available. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold.

Weekly price from
£495 to £868
Sleeps 2-12

2-12  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

50.696753, -4.646715

Sitting on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall, this self-catering cottage sits in a quiet country lane and affords distant sea views. Just a mile from the South West Coast Path and a mile and a half from the village with its beautiful harbour, pubs and shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£225 to £735
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.684018, -4.692922

The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£199 to £449
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.684236, -4.695974

On Cornwall's stunning north coast, this welcoming holiday home enjoys a perfect position for walkers on the South West Coastal Path and strollable distance to the picturesque harbour and quaint village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a holiday by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.

Weekly price from
£225 to £749
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

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. Click here for some more Christmas inspiration.

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.