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Top 10 Cosy Christmas Cottages in England

Cosy up to your favourite loved ones this festive season, and experience holiday bliss in one of our top cottages in England to rent for your 2023 Christmas staycation.

Is there anything better than cuddling up around the fireplace on a frosty winter’s 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.

1. Eden House, Yorkshire

Sleeps: 11

Best for: A Christmas hideaway

Price from: £81pppn

Tucked away among fields and woodland, the wonderful Eden House is rather more a quintessential English country manor than a cottage, but it will warm you after a winter walk all the same. You’re sure to want to head to the hot tub – whether it’s chilly out or not – with a glass of something and enjoy relaxing in style and comfort. On request (and for an additional charge) a wide number of activities and experiences are available on the estate – just click on the “Extras” tab on the property’s page for further information…

2. The Little Cottage, Lake District 

Sleeps: 4

Best for: A joint couple festive escape

Price from: £109pppn

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!

3. Lady Cottage, Dorset 

Sleeps: 4

Best for: Unique luxury

Price from: £143pppn

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

4. The Brick House, New Forest 

Sleeps: 8

Best for: A fairytale Christmas

Price from: £32pppn

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. Brave a cold morning swim in the lake or snuggle up together on the sofa and open your stockings by the fire.

5. Lambs Cottage, Dorset 

Sleeps: 8

Best for: Kids and parents alike

Price from: £20pppn

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.


6. Whitby Chapel, Yorkshire

Sleeps: 8

Best for: Spa lovers!

Price from: £47pppn

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.

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7. Lostwithiel House, Cornwall

Sleeps: 6

Best for: A multi-generational family getaway

Price from: £47pppn

If you’re searching for a crowd-pleaser to suit all the family, Lostwithiel House will have you covered. Bring the pets along to join the party and enjoy a festive stay away from home. Lostwithiel House is located on the fabulous Lostwithiel Manor Estate with its acres of parkland, deer park, woodland, lakes and stunning gardens which are just as glorious in winter as they are in summer. The whole family will be totally charmed.

8. Daffodil Cottage, Cotswolds

Sleeps: 2

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

Price from: £68pppn

Daffodil Cottage is 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.

9. Snow Goose, The South East 

Sleeps: 9

Best for: Christmas movie nights

Price from: £32pppn

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 are 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 home to rent.

10. Wisteria Cottage, Somerset

Sleeps: 8

Best for: A picture-perfect Christmas

Price from: £32pppn

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 Oliver’s Travels‘ friendly concierge team with any questions or book through our website. Or why not check out all our properties in the UK for a Christmas staycation?

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