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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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50.959409, -1.642854

Buddleia is a welcoming family holiday cottage in the New Forest. The self-catering facilities are excellent, but you are within half a mile of the Nomansland village pub and a popular French bistro. It's convenient for Paulton's Park and Peppa Pig World, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and other favourite New Forest attractions. There are excellent footpaths from the door, and the cottage is dog-friendly, so you can all enjoy walking through ancient forests and the Hampshire coast. The holiday home sleeps five people in three bedrooms and has an enclosed garden and off-street parking. 

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1400
Short breaks from £125 per night

5  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.745501, -4.529184

With glorious far reaching views that stretch as far as the ocean, Mowhay Barn offers a high standard of self-catering and nestles amongst tranquil countryside in North Cornwall. A haven for wildlife, this stylish holiday home is near to the popular seaside resort of Bude with its lovely beaches and is within easy reach of North Cornwall's many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£645 to £1225

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

54.162794, -3.072391

Corner House is a cosy 18th-century holiday cottage on the southern edge of the Lake District National Park. It features original beams, an inglenook fireplace, and a sunny private garden with stunning estuary views. Ideal for romantic breaks, bird watching, and exploring the Southern Lake District' It’s near Coniston Water and the Cumbrian Coastal Path. The village of Bardsea offers a welcoming pub, and nearby Ulverston has excellent amenities. Attractions within 25 miles include historic houses, National Trust sites, and family-friendly destinations. With gas central heating, a well-equipped kitchen, and a pet-friendly policy, Corner House is perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £750
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.745501, -4.529184

A charming holiday cottage located in a tranquil area which is a haven for wildlife. Close to Bude and its lovely beaches, The Hayloft provides a perfect self-catering base for visiting North Cornwall and an ideal romantic retreat for couples. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £625

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star Gold

50.349500, -4.740021

Garden Cottage is one of 5 welcoming holiday homes at Tregrehan. Well appointed, the self-catering cottages sit on the South Coast of Cornwall, perfectly sandwiched between the bustling harbour town of Fowey and Charlestown and within easy reach of the areas top beaches and attractions including The Eden Project.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £480
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round. Please visit our website www.granary-cottage.com

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £995
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.942752, -3.434579

Five bedroom 3 bathroom , farmhouse MEADOW VIEW sleeps up to 10 people AND our 2 bedroom cottage "ARCH COTTAGE sleeps 2 person.. Can be rented separately or together. both have their own lawned area. There is a short few second walk between them. The cottages are just a mile from the market town of Brecon on a working farm . in the heart of "Bannau Brycheiniog" Brecon Beacons National Park on the edge of a small Welsh village of "Llanspyddid".   "WALES"  "Meadowview Brecon" is a good choice for those looking to explore the Welsh country side and enjoy outdoor adventures. Families. Friends. Singles. Romantic break.. "Arch Cottage" our 2 bedroom cottage which sleeps 2 or 3 person.  Large groups upto 13 welcome when renting both cottages together. Prices based on number in group so please get in touch for a price for your size group we sleep 1 to 13 person. WhatsApp or call  07544326349 

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £1750
Short breaks from £75 per night

2-10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.349500, -4.740021

Tregrehan is an enchanting holiday retreat with five holiday cottages located on the South Coast of Cornwall between the ancient town of Fowey and the harbour village of Charlestown. With plenty of attractions and gardens nearby (including the Eden Project), there are no shortage of places to visit and wonderful beaches for lazy days.

Weekly guide price:
£612 to £1040
Short breaks from £126 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.349500, -4.740021

The Mews is one of five lovely holiday homes located at Tregrehan, equidistant from the historic Cornish village of Charlestown and the popular harbour town of Fowey on the beautiful South Coast of Cornwall. An abundance of attractions within easy reach including fabulous beaches, gardens and of course the world famous Eden Project.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £590

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.349500, -4.740021

Tregrehan is a truly enchanting holiday retreat offering a choice of five self-catering cottages on Cornwall's South West coast between the ancient harbour town of Fowey and the Cornish village of Charlestown. With plenty of attractions and gardens (including the Eden Project) nearby, as well as fabulous beaches, there are plenty of great days out.

Weekly guide price:
£780 to £1120
Short breaks from £111 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 6 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.748260, -5.156388

White Styles is surrounded by glorious South West Wales countryside with easy reach to beautiful beaches, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and picturesque towns and villages. It sleeps six people in three bedrooms with accommodation entirely on the ground floor level and the closest neighbour two fields away. The Pembrokeshire holiday home is ideal for families, extended families or friends, especially those who love walking, cycling, surfing and enjoying fantastic attractions like Folly Farm, St David's Cathedral, and Pembroke Castle. The bungalow is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200
Short breaks from £90 per night

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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. Family swimming passes for the pools at the nearby Sandy Balls leisure centre are provided. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£505 to £895
Short breaks from £92 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

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 £1695

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 3 Star

51.820732, -2.721905

Relax in the beauty of the Welsh countryside in this big group holiday let in the Wye Valley. The Manor on the Monnow sits in two private acres of ground and fronts on to the River Wye at Monmouth, sleeping up to 24 people in 11 bedrooms. The centre of the historic town with its pubs, cafes and shops is a gentle 10-minute stroll, while the Wye Valley AONB, Forest of Dean and Brecon Beacons National Park are also close. The property manages to be both impressive and homely at the same time, and is ideal for groups of extended families and friends.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £1250 per night

24  |   11  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.962775, -2.023961

Thisledo Holiday Cottage in Skipton, nestled in the heart of Yorkshire Dales, offers a charming and well-equipped holiday home for a relaxing stay. The pet-friendly cottage boasts a comfortable double bedroom, modern amenities, and a delightful interior. With its convenient location near the town centre, guests can easily explore local attractions, shops and restaurants making Thisledo a perfect destination for a memorable holiday. For most stays, we can accommodate early check-in upon request. 

Weekly guide price:
£405 to £605
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

54.180675, -0.322940

Families love the facilities at Denmark House. The welcoming Grade-II listed self-catering holiday cottage is in Hunmanby near Filey, with excellent access to beaches and the Yorkshire Wolds. It sleeps eight people in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and has a private garden with an outdoor hot tub. There are lots of family-friendly features to ensure all guests can relax and feel comfortable. You're within a short walk of a pub, shop, deli, cafe and takeaways, giving you a choice of whether or not you want to cook. Bookings are available all year round, with short breaks possible depending on availability. 

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1995
Short breaks from £231 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.826521, -0.465417

A collection of six award winning holiday cottages (rated Five star Gold) with views across the Yorkshire Wolds just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley. PRICES RELATE TO A 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE. Cosy cottages to sleep two or four and larger barn conversions that sleep up to twelve, all have a private garden and free WIFI. An ideal self-catering base for visiting the areas many attractions and wildlife reserves – there are walks from the door with pubs and restaurants close by. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£620 to £1150
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

54.29919345333583, -2.1998529032009473

Watersdale End is an idyllic holiday cottage in North Yorkshire with contemporary indulgences like an outdoor hot tub and Sky TV. Hosting six guests in three delightful double bedrooms, it's tailor-made for families and friends seeking space and sensational views. Tucked away in the charming hamlet of Gayle near Hawes, leisurely strolls along Gayle Beck lead to the town's amenities and the famed Wensleydale Creamery. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in nearby attractions such as Hardraw Force and Aysgarth Falls, while history aficionados can delve into the stories of Bolton Castle and Middleham Castle. 

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1815
Short breaks from £121 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.176467, -0.703332

Two fantastically appointed stone country holiday cottages set on a working farm in lovely rolling countryside, affording glorious open views. An ideal central base with Northampton, Wellingborough, Bedford and Milton Keynes within approximately eleven miles. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £840
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.836777, -2.357179

Longmynd is a luxurious holiday home near Gloucester. Occupying an enviable riverfront location in Minsterworth, it sleeps 12 guests in four bedrooms and has fantastic views of the Severn. The kitchen is superbly equipped for self-catering, and furnishings throughout the house have been chosen for their comfort and style. The enclosed garden has a covered hot tub, a large lawn, and parking for seven cars. The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are within a short drive, with an excellent choice of attractions to suit families or friends on holiday together. 

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £2800
Short breaks from £300 per night

12  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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.