The holiday season is for spending time with your loved ones, eating copious amounts of food and making memories. Where better to do all that than in one of our cosy Christmas cottages and houses? Decorated with style and a whole load of character, we’ve got holiday homes that make the perfect setting for your family celebration.
Fancy spending Christmas abroad? We’ve also got magical chateaux and chalets across France.
Where’s the best place for a Christmas in the UK?
The best location for your Christmas cottage or house totally depends on what kind of celebration you’re looking for and who will be attending. From secluded manor houses in Scotland surrounded by beautiful scenery to places in the Heart of England, close to cities or local villages. If you’re not sure where to start, our friendly concierge team can help you pick a holiday home that ticks all your boxes!
What winter-friendly amenities do our Christmas cottages have?
Our destination experts picked our UK houses with one thing in mind: the unpredictable British weather. So, our collection boasts a variety of facilities and amenities from indoor pools to hot tubs, games rooms, cinemas and gorgeous open fireplaces. We even have a selection of Christmas holiday cottages that are dog friendly, so your furry friend needn’t miss out!
What’s more, some of our cottages have catering included, but we can also help organise catering if you want to truly celebrate in style (and leave the dishes to someone else!)
If we wanted to head out of the UK for Christmas, where’s best?
If you’re looking for snowy and cosy, you could head to France on a ski holiday; we have a lovely collection of chalets in popular resorts. Or you could go for the ultimate Christmas break in a fairy tale chateau. And if you’re avoiding the cold weather completely, we’ve got Christmas cottages and houses in warmer parts of the globe, too. Christmas in a tropical paradise, perhaps?
Why rent a cottage for Christmas?
- Our houses are in some of the most beautiful places in the UK – a quaint Christmas in the picturesque Cotswolds or a rural retreat in the Scottish Highlands could be exactly the type of holiday the whole family needs.
- You don’t have to lift a finger (if you don’t want to) – from fully catered stays to Vill’Otels and hired housekeepers, our concierge team can help you organise a thoroughly smooth and stress-free Christmas. Some of our villas even have Christmas offers, providing all the décor you could possibly need!
- It's sometimes quite difficult to find a date that everyone is available for a holiday, and this way, you know most of the family have the same time off. So, swap your family summer holiday for a Christmas one instead!
Skiing in France
France is a wonderland for Christmas holiday, especially if you opt for a cosy Alpine villa. Chamonix or Val d’Isère are great for gourmets who are as interested in collecting Michelin stars as they are scaling mountains. Ski at heights of up to 3842m on Chamonix’s Mont Blanc – the highest massif in the Alps – or head to exclusive enclave Val d’Isère for off-piste adventures.
For variety, Les Trois Vallées is the largest lift-linked ski area in the world (600km of pistes and 166 lifts); we recommend Méribel for its excellent central location, and Courchevel, whose north-facing slopes have the best snow in the region. Elsewhere, L’Alpe d’Huez is a good all-rounder, with a long season stretching from early December to late April.