Christmas Holiday Cottage and Retreats
Christmas and cottages are like a match made in heaven. Fantastic views of the snowy landscapes, cosy interiors and a fireplace that burns until boxing day. Spend time with your family in one of these gorgeous Christmas holiday cottages and retreats for you with Christmas Availability.
Christmas cottages for everyoneTreehouses, cottages, shipping containers? It's time to decide where you'll be spending your Christmas, and who you'll be taking. From humble off-grid retreats to extravagant manors, there's somewhere on this list that everyone can agree on. We believe Christmas is the time to indulge and let off some steam; so with that in mind, from all of us at the Boutique Luxury Retreats team, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
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Pomeroy TreehouseA fantastic fairytale treehouse castle for two in the trees in Somerset
From the moment you climb up the handcrafted staircase, you will be met with the Christmas holiday of your dreams.Discover a wonderfully roomy retreat, with floor to ceiling windows to admire the falling snow, and a wood burner to cosy up to when the sun goes down. Read a book in the sitting room and let the cosiness wash over you. Outside you'll find a superb spa on the deck with an outdoor bath just waiting to be used - with room for two and an air spa system, it is all but perfect for star gazing. At night, curl up into your king size bed with linen sheets, fluffy robes, slippers and towels - you'll be totally at peace. Saving the best until last, climb up the secret spiral staircase inside and you will discover a treetop terrace with a gas fire pit and an outdoor tv built into the wall. A dumb waiter can bring your food and drinks to you in record time, and there's a breakfast bar for those crisp winter mornings. The owners have generously provided guests with dutch vintage bicycles so you can visit a market town or two for Christmas presents. If you don't fancy going too far there's always the vineyard next door for wine tasting...Cheshire Boutique Barns Three uniquely styled barn retreats
There's space for everyone at these holiday cottages - let me give you the rundown.The first of the three cottages is the Cow Shed Barn, the highlight being a romantic mezzanine bedroom. This is truly a retreat for those romantics among you - a covered outdoor glass area with a wood burning stove ensure cosy winter nights. If you want to stay warm whilst enjoying the countryside, consider the double-ended bath - a stargazer's dream. The Old Parlour barn is up next, boasting two double rooms sleeping four. You'll find a very well equipped kitchen area here, including a log burner to relax beside. This barn also features an outdoor courtyard which seats 8, so gather your friends and BBQ the night away. Finally, we have Nest Balconette, the smallest of the three. We prefer the term "cosy", since size is certainly not everything. Inside you'll find a mezzanine double bedroom ready to sleep two, and a fully equipped kitchenette for those romantic nights cooking together. That's not everything however, as Nest Balconette has its own private lantern-lit courtyard - if you were jealous of your neighbour's BBQ, fear not since you'll find one in your courtyard too. What about exploring? This accommodation sits between two award-winning gastro pubs and is the perfect place to start your adventure in Cheshire. Spend the Christmas and New Year visiting the stunning views of the National Trust properties and hiking in the Bickerton Hills.
Lanrick & Leckie Treehouses
Relax and watch the snow fall from the treetops
Beautifully designed amongst a private woodland setting and bordering the Trossachs National Park, these boutique treehouses are just a short drive away from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.We hope you like a super king size bed (who doesn't let's be honest) since that's where you'll be sleeping during your stay - for families, a double sofa bed is ready to sleep up to two children. Speaking of kids, they'll love Lanrick's best feature: the rope bridge. Connecting two of the treehouses, it's perfect for larger groups to stay close and relax together. And relax you shall, each treehouse has a log burning stove, a treetop terrace and an outdoor bath. Still not relaxing enough? How about the addition of a woodland sauna and onsite Swedish massages? You'll never be more relaxed. Since this is a family business, Louise and Simon Dickson hold their retreats to the high standard you've come to expect - they work hard to ensure while sharing this unique off-grid location, they also cause minimal impact on the stunning surroundings. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the woodland and scenic river walks nearby, where you'll find time for picnics and fishing. For those looking for some thrills, Trossachs National Park is found just four miles away, offering opportunities for climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, wild swimming and boat trips on Loch Lomond. You're bound to run into the wildlife while staying in this remote retreat, and thus the treehouses are unable to accommodate dogs - luckily for you, these next treehouses are dog friendly, and just as luxurious.
The more recent collection when it comes to the Dickson's treehouses, Leckie treehouses are four individually designed beautifully roomy treehouses. With space for your four legged friends, this makes a perfect stay for couples and friends alike.These four treehouses sit amongst ancient woodland, overlooking the magnificent Gargunnock Hills. What better way to enjoy the snowy views than to relax beside the log burning stoves, or treat yourself to the one of the outside baths? If you're in the mood for exploring, you're in luck - these retreats are in a fantastic location, offering low ground parkland and mixed woodland alike. Walk the dog to The Gargunnock Inn and soak up the cosiness inside, or head up the hill itself with countless bike trails. Further afield you'll be able to find Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and of course you’re in the land of golf. Plenty to do during the festive period.
Knotting Hill Farmhouse
Room for up to 18 people - privacy for everyone
Created by leading designers Russel Sage Studios, Knotting Hill Farmhouse provides luxury accommodation for up to eighteen people on the Norfolk Coast.The ideal location for a group holiday or a family get-together, this holiday cottage is located close to the village of Cley next Sea and a short walk to beach. If snow on the sand isn't your thing, 3 acres of absolute privacy are available in the private gardens and wild flower meadows. After a long day of swimming in the freezing cold sea, you'll be starving - no problem. Knotting Hill Farmhouse can comfortably seat up to 40 guests in the dining room, and not only is there a BBQ and Pizza Oven outside, but you can personally book a private chef for assistance during your stay (request this when booking). Speaking of outside, this fab Christmas retreat allows residents to relax in a wood-fired hot tub, as well as a sauna. If you didn't get a chance to take a dip in the sea, feel free to jump into the Scandinavian Cold Plunge Pool.
A traditional Scottish getaway amid 145,00 acres of glens, moorland, straths and lochs
This is a Scottish Christmas at its authentic best. 90 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Atholl estates provides a taste of the Highlands whilst allowing you to take part in traditional pastimes such as shooting and fishing.The accommodation available consists of a choice of countryside buildings that have been meticulously converted into luxury retreats - from large farmhouses to cosy cottages to an actual Victorian Shooting Lodge, this will be the ultimate Scottish highlands holiday. More than 50 miles of cycling and walking routes await visitors, and the snow over Blair Castle is the most magical sight. While you're out enjoying the snow, perhaps try venturing into the unknown on a ranger-guided tour and experience the hidden secrets this region has to offer.
At the foot of an ancient hill, a magical Christmas cottage
Hidden up a quiet lane, up the slopes of Bredon Hill, you'll find a beautifully decorated cottage perfect for both couples and families alike.This Christmas cottage has been decorated with a traditional and classic design that perfectly captures the feeling of a Cotswolds family home. As well as this, modern facilities are available to make your stay as comfortable as possible: a well equipped family kitchen, luxury bedding for the two double bedrooms and a single bedroom with white company bathroom essentials. The best part about this cottage is the location, as Southcroft cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - surrounded by stunning countryside, this snowy paradise is the perfect place to stay with the dog to explore the nearby hill. Also nearby are the villages of Eckington and Elmley Castle, both well known for their hiking and cycling routes - both are also well known for their quaint pubs with inviting atmospheres. A highly recommended visit.
Bredon Hill Treehouses
Two stunning treehouses in the Cotswolds with spectacular views across the Malvern Hills
Definitely the Cotswolds' finest treehouse retreats.Each treehouse features a fully equipped kitchen, a wood burner, and even a private hot tub from which to admire the scenery. Kick back and watch the snow fall on the outdoor eating area whilst swaying in the elegant swinging chairs. These treehouse lodges are the ideal place to leave your cares behind, they're situated in a location where the world is your oyster. Soak up the Cotswolds culture by visiting the surrounding towns and villages, pop in for a pint or sit down for a traditional cream tea. When you arrive at your treehouse, you’ll be greeted by a complimentary hamper and bottle of Prosecco, so kick off those snowy boots and get ready for Christmas.
The Shooting Lodge
The most romantic retreat with fabulous interiors and the best of both worlds…
The Shooting Lodge resides nearby to Stratford upon Avon, at Mount Pleasant Barns. This boutique Christmas holiday lodge with hot tub is great for a secluded and romantic stay, featuring every benefit of luxury hotel facilities with access to neighbouring Walton Hall's spoiling spa facilities and free use of traditional Pashley bikes.Set all on one level, immerse yourself in Christmas decorations and beautiful designs with open plan living. With lovely views, make the most of the outdoor space by kicking back in the wood fired hot tub and gathering around the firepit roasting marshmallows. The Shooting Lodge is great for visiting Stratford, Warwick and The Cotswolds. Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s Stratford are only 15 minutes away, so combine your stay with a trip to the theatre. The Cotswolds are also less than 30 minutes drive from the retreat.
The Box BNB
Luxury glamping in a repurposed shipping container?
The most luxurious shipping containers in the United Kingdom, The Box offers a one-of-a-kind experience for quirky couples.Located on the edge of the North York Moors, these shipping containers could not be in a better spot for you to explore the famous seaside town of Whitby as well as the iconic Castle Howard and Dalby Forest. Not to mention a historic market town just waiting to be explored. Each of the lodges has floor to ceiling windows allowing you to make the most of the lovely views, as well as fully-equipped kitchens - feel free to browse the local Christmas markets and bring back any delightful treats. The furnishings will have you being reminded of their industrial beginnings, and make for a unique-yet-fashionable Christmas getaway.
The Quist, Brinsop Treehouses
An officially off-grid hideaway set in ancient woodlands
Time to go back to the roots of what Christmas is all about - disconnecting from the outside world and spending time with loved ones. This is where The Quist comes in: a fabulous wood-panelled lodge offering a snowy and secluded place to spend your short breaks away.This secret hideaway is perched high above the 800-acre Brinsop Court Estate, resulting in some of the most spectacular views of the woodland below - all of this can of course be enjoyed from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub. Feel free to wander around the ancient woodlands and experience the beauty of the winter. If you haven't got enough of being up high, further afield you can find the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the Malvern Hills, all of which command stunning countryside views. The lodge itself houses a fully equipped kitchen, superking beds and a cot for babies. Dogs are of course welcome to stay with you and join in on the adventure.