Cosy up to your favourite loved ones this festive season, and experience holiday bliss in one of our top English holiday cottages to rent for your 2021 Christmas staycation.

Is there anything better than cuddling up around the fireplace on a frosty winters morning? Or taking that famed Christmas Day walk with your friends and family, after an afternoon spent indulging? Enjoy a tipple (or two!) in the evening, and end your festive celebrations in these delightfully warm and cosy English luxury cottages to rent. 

Brooks Cottage, Devon 

Brooks Cottage, Devon
Sleeps 4

Best for: A Christmas hideaway

Price from: £84pppn (approx. $110 USD)

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend your Christmas hidden away in Brooks Cottage, a luxury cottage that “grows out of a field in Devon” according to Interiors Magazine. This connection to nature and the calming countryside is carried through to the inside of the cottage, with warm furnishings, and a welcoming fireplace, making it one of our top cosy Christmas cottages in England. Wake up on Christmas morning surrounded by meadow grass and wildflowers, before spending the day relaxing by the open fire. 

The Little Cottage, Lake District 

the little cottage, the lake district
Sleeps 4

Best for: A joint couple festive escape

Price from: £109pppn (approx. $143 USD)

Boasting delightfully cosy and elegant furnishings, and within easy reaching distance of Windermere, The Little Cottage is an ideal choice for a group of adults or couples who are spending Christmas together. Enjoy the festive period in absolute luxury, with some time spent in the private outdoor hot tub – if you can take the cold weather, that is!  

Lady Cottage, Dorset 

lady cottage, dorset
Sleeps 4

Best for: Unique luxury

Price from: £143pppn (approx. $186 USD)

With freestanding cooper bathtubs and a quirky equestrian theme throughout, Lady Cottage is a design-lovers dream. Enjoy a cosy Christmas cottage in England with that added sparkle, thanks to the unique interiors and superb location of this luxury cottage, being just a stone’s throw away from many of Dorset‘s top attractions.

The Brick House, New Forest 

brick house, new forest
Sleeps 8

Best for: A fairytale Christmas

Price from: £32pppn ($42 USD)

Hidden within the New Forest National Park and positioned by a private lake, this renovated factory makes for a fairytale stay. Charmingly decorated with warm and characterful interiors, it’ll feel like a home from home.

The chef of the group can whip up the Christmas dinner using the fully equipped kitchen with luxury countertops like those available at Risk a cold morning swim in the lake or snuggle up together on the sofa and open your stockings by the fire.

Lambs Cottage, Dorset 

lambs cottage. dorset
Sleeps 8

Best for: Kids and parents alike

Price from: £20pppn (approx. $26 USD)

Having kids around at Christmas makes everything that little bit more magical, doesn’t it? But we adults certainly need a bit of downtime during the festive season. Lambs Cottage offers the best of both worlds, catering to kids with an outdoor play area and a cosy snug to try out all their new toys while parents can enjoy some grown-up time in the luxury BBQ hut (it’s perfect for toasting marshmallows with a glass of mulled wine!).  Oh, and don’t forget the underfloor heating… ahhh bliss. Definitely one of our favourite cosy Christmas cottages in England.

Grooms Cottage, Northumberland 

grooms cottage
Sleeps 6

Best for: A peaceful, outdoorsy holiday

Price from: £48pppn (approx. $63 USD)

Escape the hustle and bustle of the Christmas period, and retreat to the soft, welcoming interiors of Grooms Cottage. The six bedrooms all feature en suite bathrooms – though you’ll have to fight among yourselves over who gets the one with the copper tub! While the theme of the luxury cottage is certainly to relax and unwind, you’re also still close by to the excitement of Newcastle-upon-Tyne too.    

Whitby Chapel, Yorkshire 

whitby chapel, yorkshire
Sleeps 8

Best for: Spa lovers!

Price from: £47pppn (approx. $62 USD)

Have you ever spent Christmas at your very own private spa? How about in a converted chapel? We thought not! Whitby Chapel gets maximum points for uniqueness and relaxation, thanks to its double Jacuzzi bath, sauna, shower, and bathroom chill-out area. Just bring your favourite luxury products and let your festive pamper experience commence in this cosy Christmas cottage in England.

Dog Friendly Cottages for Christmas

Artisan Cottage, Dorset

Artisan Cottage, Dorset
Sleeps 6-8

Best for: A multi-generational family getaway

Price from: £54pppn (approx. $71 USD)

If you’re searching for a crowd-pleaser to suit all the family, Artisan Cottage with have you covered. Set in a sleepy village, you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet of a countryside Christmas while having all your favourite people by your side. The exquisite interiors will make it hard to leave, but if you fancy exploring the area, the local pub is only a short stroll away for a warming winter dinner. Top tip: the private annexe makes the perfect hideaway for grandparents needing a bit of tranquillity or a young couple looking for privacy.

Daffodil Cottage, Cotswolds

Daffodil Cottage, Cotswolds
Sleeps 2

Best for: Snuggling up by the fire with that special someone

Price from: £68pppn (approx. $90 USD)

With everything that’s gone on this year, ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ resonates with us more than ever. And that’s where Daffodil Cottage comes in – one of our cosiest Christmas cottages in England. This pretty little bolthole is everything you’ll need for a romantic Christmas getaway in the Cotswolds; think snuggling up by the fire, enjoying a dreamy soak in the freestanding tub or strolling through the peaceful countryside surroundings.

Snow Goose, The South East 

Snow Goose, The South East
Sleeps 9

Best for: Christmas movie nights

Price from: £32pppn (approx. $42 USD)

Kicking off our dog-friendly cottages for Christmas, Snow Goose’s waterfront setting is perfect for pups who like to paddle. For owners, there’s something for everyone with the hustle and bustle of Chichester only 15-minutes away and for country dwellers, there’s walks galore right on your doorstep. And after a day of whatever you choose to do, stick on a Christmas film and have a movie night in the home cinema of this luxury cottage to rent.

Wisteria Cottage, Ilminster

Wisteria Cottage, Ilminster
Sleeps 8

Best for: A picture-perfect Christmas

Price from: £32pppn (approx. $42 USD)

From the exterior, this picture-perfect cosy Christmas cottage in England is as festive as it gets and the interiors are just as good. The mixture of quaintness and luxury go hand-in-hand with traditional wooden beams juxtaposing modern fixtures like the magnificent free-standing nickel bathtub. Delicate details make this charming house extra special and the wood-fired hot tub will have you outside admiring your surroundings no matter the weather!

So there you have it. Our top cosy Christmas cottages in England. If you see something you like, you can contact our friendly concierge team with any questions or book through our website. Or why not check out all our properties in the UK for a 2021 Christmas staycation?

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  1. Vera

    I really enjoyed your issue –
    November 4, 2020 Britain & Ireland, England, Top 10s


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