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Quirky Places to Stay in the UK this Christmas

The festive season is fast approaching and sometimes it is nice just to get away from the madness for a few nights. Often, we get caught up in traditions and feel it is our duty to cook amazing foods, deep clean the house (paying extra attention to the places visitors won’t even notice) and organise plenty of social events just so you don’t feel like the Grinch. However, break tradition just this once! Take yourself away from the hustle and bustle and book yourself an unusual Christmas getaway.

From a luxury tree top escape in Dorset to lodges with hot tubs for Christmas to hygge inspired cabins, we have found some quirky places to stay in the UK this Christmas. Take a look below at some of the amazing properties that are still available to book on The Wanderlist for December 25th.


A farmhouse for an extended family Christmas

Bogee Farm, Cornwall 

Overview: Set on a 110 acre working farm, perfectly placed as a base to explore Cornwall’s most breathtaking beaches for winter walks.

Sleeps: 8

Key info: Self-Catering | Parking | WiFi | Woodburner | Fire Pit

Summary: This beautiful farmhouse is one of the most perfect places to stay in Cornwall at Christmas.  The whole family can retreat to Bogee Farm for an extra special Christmas, with an abundance of space meaning no overcrowding. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and tranquillity of the Cornish countryside, you are guaranteed some relaxation amongst the excitement!  Enjoy a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings before settling down for an evening of family games with the warmth of the woodburner.

Bogee Farm – Take me there!


A treetop hideaway to escape the crowds

Dazzle Treehouse | Luxury Treehouse | unique stays | romantic getaway

Dazzle Treehouse, Dorset

Overview: Architect designed treehouse offering five-star luxury in the sky, who else can say they spent the Christmas holidays here?

Sleeps: 2

Key info: Self-catering | Hot tub | Woodburner | Parking | WiFi | No pets

Summary: This tree top hideaway is the ultimate winter escape in the UK! Set in the Dorset countryside and designed to dazzle you this Christmas, it’s distinctive camouflage is inspired by patterns used to conceal WWI ships and confuse the enemy. Step inside and the ship theme continues with a gangplank walkway, yacht deck floors and a luxury cargo net daybed and hammock.  Wake up and exchange gifts after dozing beneath the stars on the sky lit king sized bed.  The surrounding area is packed full of wonderful pubs and restaurants if you don’t fancy cooking up a feast this Christmas and for lovers of wine, why not try the Furleigh Estate Tours and find a tipple to enjoy over the festivities!

Dazzle Treehouse- Take me there! 


An intimate Christmas getaway just for two

Roundhouses in Wales | Visit Wales | Unique getaway | Luxury accommodation

The Laundry Retreat, North Wales

Overview: A secret garden stay that is only for adults, a truly intimate Christmas getaway.

Sleeps: 2

Key info: Self-catering | Adults Only | Eco-friendly | Parking | WiFi | No Pets

Summary: Savour spectacular views from every window with a stay in a bespoke eco-friendly roundhouse. Set on the grounds of a Grade II listed house with three acres of stunning gardens in North Wales, The Laundry Retreat houses two stylish roundhouses, Tilia and Ilex. This has to be on your list of cosy winter getaways in the UK!  Both have king-size beds, luxury linen sheets, sleek bathrooms and underfloor heating. Wake up on Christmas morning to the low Winter sun rising and enjoy the view with breakfast in bed. In the evenings, make use of the fire bowl toasting marshmallows and snuggling up to gaze at the stars.

The Laundry Retreat- Take me there! 


Get back to nature and enjoy the views

Cool Cabins | Ecotone Cabins | Cosy Cabins in Scotland

Ecotone Cabins in Ross-Shire

Overview: Built with the environment in mind and perfectly situated to enjoy stunning views across Loch Broom, watch the Winter sun rise without lifting your head from the pillow.

Sleeps: 4

Key info: Self-catering | Perfect for Couples | Firepit | Parking | Wi-Fi | No Pets

Summary: Ever dreamt of waking up in a cabin in Scotland for Christmas?  If not, then why not!  This is the perfect getaway for those looking to escape everyday life and it certainly won’t be an average Christmas!  Put on your Christmas pyjamas and pour yourself something bubbly whilst making the most of the views from the cosiness of the cabin through the large windows bringing the outside in.  One of the highlights of Ecotone Cabins is the peaceful elevated deck space. It’s even covered so you can get as close to nature as you can, come rain or shine.  For the adventurers among us, who want to walk off the brussel sprouts and pigs in blankets, this is undoubtedly a bolthole for exploring the great outdoors.

Ecotone Cabins – Take me there!


A Christmas getaway with a magical twist

Belle Vue Shire | Unique Christmas Getaway | Cabins in Wiltshire

Belle Vue Shire, Wiltshire

Belle Vue Shire – Overview: Lord of the Rings inspired homes providing an idyllic retreat for a Christmas break!

Sleeps: 4

Key info: in Wiltshire | Self-catering | Quirky and Unusual | Hot tub | Parking | Wi-Fi | Dog Friendly

Summary: Three stunning bespoke, hand-crafted shire houses are waiting to create magical festive memories.  Underfloor heating and a cosy gas stove make this a year-round friendly option filled with luxury home comforts. Perfect for romantic hideaways or family winter breaks – even your pet pooch is welcome!  For those in need of a more traditional Christmas get together, what better than a selection of board games? Or simply unwind with some Christmas classics over the Bluetooth speaker. Each shire house comes with a highly unique hot tub water well and a range of activities are available to pre-book during your stay including: archery, laser shooting, disc golf, spa treatments (from the Tranquil Moment) and pub taxis via gator or tractor and trailer!

Belle Vue Shire – Take me there!


Brave an outdoor bath under the stars

Cosy Winter Getaways UK | Romantic Getaway | Winter Lodges UK | Trelan Farm

Trelan Farm, Flintshire 

Overview: Cleverly compact and convenient cabins boasting boutique interiors.

Sleeps: 2

Key info: Self-catering | Outdoor Bath | Parking | WiFi | Romantic and Rural Retreat

Summary: Idyllic, ambient and bursting with rural romance, the handsome hideaways at Trelan Farm are designed for pure relaxation.  Take away all the rush and stress of the lead up to Christmas and feel yourself relax as you roll down the stony path to your own private paradise – one of the most romantic places to go for Christmas.  Prepare a cheese board that dreams are made of and settle down to enjoy whilst over looking the stunning views that surround the cabin or head out to the outdoor bath beneath the stars in the gorgeous glow of twinkling fairy lights.

Trelan Farm – Take me there!


A cosy treehouse full of Christmas wonder

Trawscwm | Squirrels Nest | Treehouse stays Wales | Hot Tub Christmas Getaway

Trawscwm, Powys 

Overview: Luxurious secluded treehouse – an open-plan oasis of natural timber and contemporary charm.

Sleeps: 4

Key info: Self-catering | Hot Tub | Fire pit | Parking | WiFi |

Summary: Make a new Christmas tradition for the kids with a treehouse holiday in Wales with a hot tub.  “Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ‘treehouse’, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”  Leave out your mince pies for Father Christmas and your stockings at the end of the bed before waking up to the excitement of Christmas Day before a relaxing dip in the hot tub beneath the branches.  A stay here will make a Christmas to remember!

Trawscwm – Take me there!


A luxury home from home cottage in Pembrokeshire

Clares Cottage | Quirky Christmas Stays UK | Romantic Retreat

Clares Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Overview: A super stylish holiday cottage in Pembrokeshire seamlessly combining sleek modern interiors and home comforts with original cottage features.

Sleeps: 2

Key info: Self-catering | Woodburner | Parking | WiFi | Dogs allowed

Summary: An inspiring escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!  Clare’s Cottage provides a homely, dog friendly cottage, Pembrokeshire and the perfect location to explore everything the area has to offer.  Perfectly appointed for two to enjoy with one four legged friend too!  Wake up in the master bedroom with a sublime copper bath and chic interiors and head down for a delicious Christmas brunch before wrapping up in your hats and scarves and blow away the cobwebs with a Winter afternoon walk across one of the nearby sandy beaches.  Finish off the turkey leftovers and settle down for a relaxing evening by the woodburner.

Clares Cottage – Take me there!


Whether you are searching for luxury treehouse breaks near you, cosy cabins or super stylish holiday cottages, here at The Wanderlist we have many more places for Winter getaways in the UK! For more availability and accommodation head over to our property list and search for your desired dates.

Remember, by booking through us the owners don’t pay any commission. Look after each other this Winter!


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