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Cosy winter cottages in the UK
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Snug, cosy and perfect for a winter break, Ann Perrots Cottage is a traditional stone cottage nestling in rolling countryside in the village of Priskilly Fawr, six miles from the seaside village of Abercastle. The cottage has a sitting/dining room with a large inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, kitchen and bathroom, plus two bedrooms tucked in the eaves. It’s ideally placed for bracing coastal and countryside winter walks – the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is close by – and the tiny city of St Davids is 12 miles away. £355 per week (sleeps four).
Set within a vast private estate of 4,500 acres in Suffolk lies enchanting, one-bedroom cottage Hex Cottage, offering the ideal place to get away from it all this winter. With no electricity or WiFi, the cottage is perfect for those who fancy a tech-free winter break. Hex Cottage is heated with a wood-fired stove and there are working fireplaces in the bedroom and sitting room. From £225 per night (sleeps two).
This detached lodge in southern Scotland offer luxurious accommodation nestled in a private, peaceful bay within a stone’s throw from the sea shore while close to all local amenities. Those who can't get enough of the outdoors even in winter will adore the private enclosed balcony with its hot tub and sea views. Inside Rascarrel Bay Lodge 1, there is a king-sized bed with views, a lounge/kitchen, wine-cooler and flatscreen TV, ideal for lazy winter days in. £615 per week (sleeps two).
Part of a row of converted farm buildings on Northern Ireland's Crom Estate, Aspen Cottage overlooks woodland with wildlife including birds and deer. From the cottage you can explore the estate and Lough Erne, just 100 metres away, as well try your hand at fishing and boating. The cottage boasts two bedrooms and an open fire in the cosy living room. From £213 for four nights.
This 18th century stone cottage is the epitome of a traditional Lakeland property and offers the ideal base for exploring all the Lake District has to offer in winter. Only a couple of minutes from thriving Coniston village, Crag Cottage boasts a roaring open fire, plenty of charm and character and stunning views of the lakes and mountains. There are two bedrooms and a lovely patio with views across to Grizedale Forest and the lake. From £290 for short breaks and £550 for seven nights (sleeps four).
A fabulous 18th century thatch filled with 21st century luxuries, Rose Cottage is situated right in the heart of High Bickington and oozes character and charm. You'll find a beachcomber hot tub, a 6ft copper bath, log wood burner, 3D TV, honesty bar, large comfy beds and state-of-the-art Bose surround sound system, as well as an iPad Air. The romantic cottage is close to two pubs and a post office - all you need to go back to basics on a winter break. From £300 for short breaks and £425 for seven nights (sleeps four).
With its virtually unaltered interior, Tan y Bwlch is an iconic Grade II Listed Penllyn croglofft cottage ideal for holing up this winter. As well as traditional features such as an inglenook fireplace, slate, tile and wooden floors and original beams, it has been furnished in keeping with the period. Situated on the slopes of Mynydd Rhiw, on the Plas yn Rhiw Estate, the cottage has one of the most sought after locations on Llyn Peninsula, with stunning views over Porth Neigwl. From £296 for four nights (sleeps two).
A cosy thatched, detached granite and cob, 16th century cottage in the Dartmoor National Park, Gibhouse is ideal for a winter break - especially a snowy one. Approached by a half-mile private lane, the cottage lies peacefully in a combe 200 yards from a beautiful wooded stretch of the River Teign. A peaceful haven, the cottage is prettily furnished and decorated in keeping with its great period character. The cosy living/dining room features a granite open fireplace with bread oven and accommodation is in two bedrooms with two bath/shower rooms. From £533 for seven nights (sleeps four).
This stunning 16th century spacious tower is set in an elevated position enjoying breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling hills and countryside of Selkirk. Arranged over four floors, The Tower offers five large bedrooms with handmade beds, roll-top baths and en-suite bathrooms. The great hall features a huge stone fireplace with open fire and beautiful views. The historic study is a great place to curl up with a book in front of a fire and the sitting room is ideal for relaxing with a hot chocolate and a movie. From £2,135 per week (sleeps 11).
For a rustic winter break, head for Ty Unnos, a romantic thatched cottage complete with an impressive inglenook fireplace and jarringly beautiful views of the Carmarthenshire countryside. Ty Unnos boasts one of the most authentic Welsh cottage interiors in Wales. Built from local materials in the old-fashioned way, in just one night as per tradition, it is a typical croglofft cottage – an open-plan living space with a sleeping loft over. It really is like stepping back in time into a museum-quality interior. From £219 for three nights (sleeps three).
Pedn Billy is a boathouse so secluded that it doesn't even have a road down to it. Tucked away on its own private beach with sublime views up the Helford River, the cosy thatched boathouse provides as much privacy as anyone could wish for. There are glorious views from every room (even the bath) and those who enjoy winter walking can go for strolls along the beach when the tide is out, which leads to Helford Passage, a hamlet on the water with a great pub, The Ferry Boat Inn. Pedn Billy is a lovely alternative to the flashy, neighbouring properties of the rich and famous. From £540 for seven nights (sleeps six).
Check out the chocolate box view from this cosy Victorian farmstead in Cumbria. Part of a small group of lovingly restored period cottages dotted around a courtyard, this cottage is complete with a real log fire and wood burning stove to bring a warm glow to a traditional winter getaway. Graythwaite Cottages, near Hawkshead in the central Lake District, offers all the mod cons you’d expect from a self-catering stay, as well as nostalgic features including exposed beams and open fireplaces built from Lakeland stone. From £386 for seven nights for a cottage that sleeps two.
Built in the early 1800s, The Watermill features its original working water wheel. Located on the private 100 acre Whitehay Estate, just outside Wadebridge, it features a cosy living room which sits beneath high vaulted ceilings painted a warm red, with exposed beams heated quite literally to the rafters by the traditional cast iron wood burning stove. The holiday cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat fit for a couple or small family. From £500 for short breaks and £800 for seven nights (sleeps four).
A romantic cottage in a romantic setting, Moorland View Cottage dates back to 1705 and features all the elements for a cosy winter break: boutique decor, log fire, oak-beamed rooms, sumptuous beds, window seats with dreamy Dartmoor views, a rose garden and a romantic slipper bath for two. The cottage comes with Molton Brown toiletries and luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen, as well as scented candles and fluffy towels - bliss! From £212 per night with a minimum three-night stay (sleeps four).
Set in the heart of the New Forest, luxury hotel Lime Wood's two Forest Cottages are surrounded by forest and meadows, providing a perfect hideaway for families or those wanting a little more privacy. The cottages promise British luxury and service with a dollop of seclusion and escapism. Cottage 1 has a downstairs twin bedroom, while Cottage 2 has an upstairs bunk bedroom, both with a shower bathroom, rustic decor and oak floors for warmth and comfort. From £850 per night (sleeps four).
The unusual four-storey Victorian Shooting Box Tower in East Sussex was originally the shooting lodge for a privately-owned country estate near Netherfield. It has been imaginatively restored, furnished with style while retaining plenty of original features including high ceilings, wood panelling, stripped wooden floors, Gothic arched windows and the impressive fireplace in the sitting room housing a large multi-fuel burner. The warm wood panelling on the walls and ceilings is complemented by richly-coloured fabrics, rugs and tapestries to create a cosy and inviting ambience throughout the house. The tower enjoys a secluded rural location with views over beautiful woodland and fields as far as Hastings on the coast. Modern touches include a glamorous bathroom and shower room, iPod docking system and Nintendo Wii with a balance board for your use. From £570 for three nights and £760 for seven nights (sleeps eight).
Mill Moss Barn has the best of both worlds: contemporary style with character features. Situated in Patterdale, at the southern tip of Ullswater, with a shop, pub and restaurant within a few yards, the converted Lakeland barn has an open plan living space on the first floor to take advantage of the views, including a winter view of the lake. The stylish furnishings compliment the character of the property, with added benefits like WiFi, a wood burning stove and a great music system. From £315 for three nights (sleeps four).
This stunning cottage in Seahouses offers provides guests with breathtaking views across the harbour from the lounge while keeping warm and cosy in front of the wood burning stove. Coastguard Watch features all the home comforts: comfortable beds, flatscreen TV and a modern kitchen. Its location in the fishing village of Seahouses is ideal for beach walks. From £655 for seven nights (sleeps six).
Luxury bolthole Red Kite Barn, near Builth Wells, is pet-friendly and perfect for those seeking seclusion, uninterrupted views and a little indulgence. Set within 60 acres of private countryside, the contemporary interior of the barn blends natural materials with rustic chic style. Natural light floods the open plan living area upstairs through large windows giving extensive views of the quiet valley. After exploring in the fresh mountain air, you can retire to one of the unique bedrooms, each a sumptuous sanctuary. £785 for three nights and £1,735 for seven nights (sleeps six).
Beehive Cottage is a super snug Cotswold stone cottage in the picturesque village of Poulton, near Cirencester. The interior designer owner has combined country style with modern facilities to create an inviting and elegant cottage, perfect for families or friends. The front door of the cottage opens into the living room and there is flagstone tiling throughout the ground floor, with underfloor heating and cast iron radiators. There are three bedrooms and a kitchen/dining room, as well as the snug, with a flatscreen TV and lots of books and games, which provides somewhere quiet to relax or a sociable place to sit and chat. From £663 for seven nights (sleeps six).
This idyllic country retreat in East Sussex is set in large gardens and boasts a hot tub, a kitchen with an Aga and a dining room with a working inglenook fireplace. Scrag Oak Farm has a boot room to keep all your wellies and coats, and the farm house has three bedrooms, a snug and drawing room. The hot tub in the garden has its own shed so you don't have to run out into the snow in your swimsuit! From £1,000 for seven nights (sleeps 12).
With panoramic coastal views across St Brides Bay to Skomer and Ramsey Islands, this spacious luxury holiday home is a wonderful winter hideaway with views. Carreg Wen was created from a former 18th century Pembrokeshire malt house, with its original exterior features retained including two flights of stone steps, a 'goose hole' and dovecotes. Set down a woodland drive on the edge of Solva, the cottage is stylishly furnished with an eclectic mix of antique and modern pieces and original art work. From £899 for seven nights (sleeps six).
This whitewashed, traditional Victorian cottage stands on the shores of Loch Fyne and features a garden that sweeps down to the lochside, with stunning views. Merrylee Cottage has a cosy sitting room with an open fire and an additional den/sitting room, as well as a super kitchen and an elegant dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom. From £385 for seven nights (sleeps four).
Great for gourmands, Crab Cottage, in Sidlesham, is perfectly located next to The Crab and Lobster restaurant with rooms. It is hidden on a pretty coastal lane and features two double rooms, a lounge and kitchen, with breakfast in the pub included in the price of a stay. The AA-rated property offers a pretty location overlooking the Pagham Harbour nature reserve, one of few undeveloped stretches on the Sussex coast, and one of the UK’s top havens for seabird and wildlife - binoculars are provided. The unspoilt coast, in particular the nearby Manhood Peninsular, offers great winter walks and brilliant sunsets. From £187.50 per night, based on two people sharing (sleeps four).
A traditional Welsh farmhouse, Cappele Cottage is full of character and offers an exciting blend of traditional features and modern style. Perfect for a romantic retreat or a family holiday, guests can enjoy uninterrupted valley views from the spacious outdoor area and from the front rooms of the house, including the quirky en-suite bathroom, where they can take in the fabulous scenery while soaking in the tub. Outdoor enthusiasts and foodies will love this cottage, which offers walks from the door as well as various outdoor activities in Snowdonia and the Rhug Farm Shop nearby for local produce. £600 for three nights and £1,145 for seven nights (sleeps four).
Seventeenth-century Primrose Cottage is a compact and cosy home for couples in Kersey, one of Suffolk’s prettiest little villages. The Grade II Listed building, with wavy walls appropriately painted a sunny yellow, has a snug, beamed sitting room with a large squashy sofa and wood-burning stove in an inglenook fireplace. A steep narrow staircase leads up to the one pretty, beamed bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a roll-top bath and underfloor heating. The cottage also has a sun-trap courtyard garden, and is within a short walk of the village pub. £310 for three nights and £415 for seven nights (sleeps two).
This 400-year-old holiday cottage is full of character, with small windows, low and impressive beams, antiques, a stone staircase and sloping floors for a holiday with a difference. Bend or Bump Cottage is comfortably furnished and equipped with an open fire for those cosy winter evenings, while decorated over the festive period. Enjoy breathtaking views of Coniston's fells from the back door of the property. A short winter walk away is the centre of Coniston, with its shops, pubs and restaurants. From £335 for seven nights (sleeps four).
Part of five luxury cottages converted from old stone farm buildings, Hazelnut Cottage is set in 70 acres of meadow and woodland and boasts high-pitched ceilings, warm terracotta floor tiles, exposed beams and stone walls throughout, with stunning views out onto the courtyard and down into the valley below. Perfect for couples, the warm and romantic cottage has an open fire with cosy sofas and rugs in the living room. A heavy curtain divides the living room from the peaceful sleeping area with its exquisite en-suite bathroom, which is reached through a hidden door in the wood panelling. In winter, you can enjoy the crisp frosty mornings, mulled wine in a local pub, cooking up a gourmet feast in your well equipped kitchen, or simply relaxing in comfort by the open fire. From £286 for three nights (sleeps two).
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This charming Victorian country house is a home away from home nestled into the bottom of Bindon Hill in the quitessential English village of West Lulworth.
With panormaic views and a variety of walking routes on your doorstep, Bindon Bottom is the perfect location for a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside.
"We were charmed by this beautiful village in the English countryside. The sea and the especially Durdle Door were really breathtaking. The welcome was warm and we could only strongly recommend this B&B. Many thanks to the charming and helpful Lisa & Clive at Bindon Bottom," says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £80.
The All Seasons Guest House in Filey, is a boutique guest house which combines contemporary elegance and modern convenience with traditional warmth and hospitality.
The 5 star family run guest house has recently been refurbished to a high standard. It is a short walk from the bus and train station, and the golden sandy beach with its selection of cafés and tea rooms.
"A superb guest house in Yorkshire's East Coast jewel, Filey. Everything about All Seasons is done with immense attention to detail. Our expectations were exceeded at every turn. Andrew and Lesley are warm, welcoming, fun and bloody good at what they do! This is a classic example of why an owner-operated quality guest house will always win over a 'prestige' chain operated hotel," raves one reviewer.
Double rooms from £75.
Saxon Villa is a friendly, family run bed and breakfast located in the attractive village of Fylingthorpe close to the historic Robin Hood’s Bay.
The comfortable accommodation was completely refurbished and redecorated between August and December 2011 using a successful mix of traditional Victorian features, contemporary comforts and finished with a beach theme.
The house faces south east and enjoys beautiful uninterrupted views over open countryside towards the coastline and to the sea beyond. The lovely, peaceful gardens have stunning, panoramic views of the countryside towards Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar.
"A delightful stay with two friendly hosts who cater for your every need. Saxon villa was highly recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. We shall be back," says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £75.
Linnett Hill is a beautiful period guest house with a unique Dutch facade prominently situated in the centre of the stunning North Lakeland town of Keswick.
Having been refurbished in 2013, Linnett Hill boasts modern facilities whilst retaining much of its original character.
Linnet Hill is the perfect base to explore everything the Lake District has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views of Latrigg and the Skiddaw range, take a stroll in to Keswick's famous market square or catch a show at the theatre by the lake.
"This was a lovely, clean, warm B&B with recently refurbished, comfortable rooms and wonderful hosts. One of our party wanted to return for Christmas! Mandy and Andy are very welcoming, warm and full of great advice and information about the local area, the lake, places to eat etc.," says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £80.
Sitting on the edge of 2,000 acres of the Dumfries House estate and only a few hundred metres from Dumfries House itself, Dumfries House Lodge is an exclusive 4 star country Guest House offering luxury accommodation.
This magnificent, country guest house truly is a home away from home. Guests have free and open access to the sitting rooms, dining room and garden. Guests can also enjoy superb country walks and have a whole estate to explore.
"This is a first-class establishment in every conceivable way. The welcome on arrival was warm, friendly, informative and yet businesslike. The bedroom was superb - welcoming, warm, well-appointed and roomy. The lounge and TV room were excellent. The whole house is furnished and equipped to the highest standards. The breakfast room was so good it is difficult to describe. Just use your imagination and put yourself at a large and comfortable table in a large room with open plan sight and access to the kitchen. Your breakfast, a five star affair, is prepared and served right there in front of you. Of course, the member of staff is right there doing the cooking and has time for pleasant chats," raves one reviewer.
Double rooms from £75.
Enjoy luxurious beds, high-quality bedding and award winning breakfasts at Millgate B&B. Guests will receive a warm welcome with complimentary refreshments and advice and guidance on the best places to visit in the area.
This Grade 2 listed historic family home is run with excellent attention to detail and is located in the centre of Masham.
"We felt very welcome by Sue and Andrew in their lovely house. The bedrooms were very comfortable and their set up was ideal for our family. We loved the delicious breakfast in the "jail". We highly recommend this place," says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £80.
Located just under a mile from the Royal Crescent, Hawkins of Bath is the perfect choice for a peaceful retreat in the historic city of Bath.
This elegant Victorian Villa will provide you with a comfortable home from home during your visit to this Unesco World Heritage Site.
Hawkins of Bath has recently been refurbished to a high standard, boasting high ceilings and many original features.
You are sure to receive a warm welcome when you stay at 'Hawkins'.
"Perfect hosts, B&B and location. It's as simple as that. Everything you could ask for and more, a must stay thanks to the hard work and effort made by Glyn and Diane! Rooms are great, breakfast is marvelous and the dining area is fantastic to wake up to and eat in!" says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £89.
Expect the warmest of welcomes at Bod GwYnedd, a four star family run B&B.
Situated only five minutes walk from the centre of the village, this comfortable B&B is the perfect base for exploring the many attraction of Snowdonia and the Coast.
Enjoy a range cooked breakfast before heading out for the day.
"Would recommend this B&B without hesitation. The rooms are stylish and comfortable, the breakfasts are wonderful, and the location is perfect. When we left we were even given a little package of Bara Brith for our journey. These are hosts who go the extra mile. Hopefully we will be able to stay again," says one happy reviewer.
Nestled between the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, the idyllic setting and stunning views are not to be missed. Whether you take a stroll round the vast 15 acre grounds in the summer or sit by the roaring log fire in the Drawing room on a cold winter’s day, you’ll relax the minute you arrive.
"Had a lovely stay in relaxed, peaceful and very homely surroundings. Very professionally run by Andy and Julian, tea on arrival in drawing room, chocolates on bed, plenty of tea etc on a tray in room, lots of little things that made you feel like you were staying in someone's home as opposed to a hotel. Hosts were very thoughtful and caring," says one reviewer.
Double rooms from £99.
Southern Breeze Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Southbourne is a lovely 100-year-old character building just two hundred yards from the beautiful cliff tops over-looking Bournemouth's seven miles of glorious sandy beaches with beautiful views from Poole to Hengistbury Head and the Isle of Wight.
"We were made very welcome by Fran & Mal. Nothing was too much trouble, Room 5 was a lovely room.Spotless, and a lovely shower. Loved the nautical theme. Breakfast was great.Stayed for 2 nights and would stay there again," says one reviewer.