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The Best Winter Getaways

It’s fair to say the winter blues are in full effect but here we have a collection of some of the best winter getaways. Despite the plummeting temperatures, short days and long nights, winter is still the perfect time for a staycation. Imagine snuggling up in soft sheepskins, toasting toes in front of warming log burners and sipping bubbles in the hot tub with the cool winter air kissing your cheek.

From cosy cabins to luxury holiday cottages, read on for our pick of the best cosy UK winter breaks. Along with some amazing places you could visit during your stay. That’s if you can drag yourself away from the cosy blankets of course! Make the most of the winter period with a unique UK winter staycation…

 

Malting Farm, Essex

Malting Farm Cabins with Hot Tubs in Essex

Overview: A hygge inspired cabin stay perfect for the whole family!

Sleeps: 6

Price: From £175 a night

Key info: Self-catering | Good for families | Hot tub | Firepit | Parking | WiFi | No Pets

Summary: Three luxury cabins overlooking a wildflower meadow in the beautiful Essex countryside, which is also just 20 minutes from the beach. Thoughtful interior touches are inspired by the Danish ‘hygge’ to ensure maximum wellbeing and comfort. Each cabin comes with its own private hot tub and alfresco dining areas. Collect your own eggs from the chicken coop or stop by the honesty shop for locally sourced produce. There is even a nearby zip wire and natural trail for the kids.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

Malting farm is set in a peaceful location on a working farm in Essex. There’s an array of activities you can do right on your door step. To start with, pick up a free map from your cosy cabin and head off on your adventure around the farm. There is also a varied coastline to explore within a short drive. If you are staying with the family, why not head over to Colchester zoo? There are also Christmas markets and shopping experiences held in Colchester from late November onwards. However, you are only a short distance from Suffolk if you wanted to explore that wonderful county as well.

Book your stay at Malting Farm

 

Llys Alaw, West Wales

luxury self catering cottage in Wales, group getaway family holiday

Overview: Show-stopping house in the beautiful Cambrian Mountains, just check out those interiors!

Sleeps: 8

Price: From £300 a night

Key info: Self-catering | Good for groups | Hot tub | Woodburner | Parking | WiFi

Summary: Looking for a luxury winter Hot Tub break? Llys Alaw is the perfect place for you. A stylish retreat suitable for large groups. Everything about this four-bedroom house is designed to impress. Inside there is a stunning open plan living space with plenty of seating at the dining table or breakfast bar. The wood burning stoves and underfloor heating create the cosiest space . But outside is the real showstopper. Take a dip in the hot tub or head to the gin bar for an after dinner drink.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

Llys Alaw is situated in a small, tranquil Welsh village near Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is a great place to explore in the winter, just maybe pack your waterproofs! The university town of Aberystwyth boasts a plethora of independent shops and eateries. For the ramblers amongst us, pop on your best walking boots and head on over to Hafod Estate where you will find 200 acres of land to explore. Hafod Estate is actually recognised as one of the finest examples in Europe of a Picturesque landscape, especially when the leaves start to change colour in those cooler months.

Book your stay at Llys Alaw

 

Rocking Stone Cottage, Derbyshire

holiday cottage in Peak District near Matlock

Overview: Immaculate, rural barn conversion in the Peak District. Wonderful place for a family getaway!

Sleeps: 4

Price: From £178 per night

Key info: Self-catering | Family-friendly | Wonderful location | Parking | No Pets

Summary: Dating back to the 1700’s, this beautifully restored barn conversion is the perfect place to explore the Peak District National Park. Tucked away just inside the park near the quaint town of Bakewell. It has gorgeous features throughout, including arched windows in the bedrooms, beautiful antiques and travel pieces from owner Rachael’s travels.  The wide reaching views of the countryside are sure to impress. In just fifteen minutes you will reach Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House. Wonderful places to visit during the festive period.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

We definitely recommend a visit to Chatsworth House. Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Derwent, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Renowned for its artwork, gardens, and hospitality, Chatsworth house should definitely be on your travel list this winter. You may even recognise some of the interiors as the location has been used for films such as Pride and Prejudice, The Duchess and The Wolfman. During the festive season, Chatsworth house is adorned with stunning Christmas decorations which will have you feeling festive in no time. Haddon Hall is also within minutes of Rocking Stone Cottage and boasts a fabulous Christmas artisan Market.

Book your stay at Rocking Stone Cottage

 

Braeview Glamping, Berwickshire

living area in braeviewglamping

Overview: Collection of eco glamping pods with Hot Tubs in Southern Scotland, have the best winter getaway here!

Sleeps: 2

Price: From £110 per night

Key info: Self-catering | Rural Retreat | 2 with Hot Tubs | Great location | Parking | WiFi

Summary: Start off your Scottish adventure in Braeview Glamping Pods. Four stylish pods to choose from, two of which have the added luxury of a Hot Tub. Each pod has its own self contained kitchenette and bathroom and is powered by the local wind turbine making it an eco friendly glamping holiday without skimping out on any luxuries! The Glamping Pods even have underfloor heating making it perfect for a romantic winter break.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

Braeview Glamping itself offers onsite massage treatments during the chilly winter months, so you wont have to venture far from your glamping pod to be pampered. Food platters can also be delivered right to your front door. There are also plenty of local walks to explore, even better in the winter months as there are less visitors. For the wildlife lovers you could even take a tour to see a breeding seal colony at Lumsdaine shore, how amazing would that be! During the festive season, why not venture slightly further afield and visit Edinburgh’s Christmas markets. An abundance of stalls selling tasty treats (chocolate & strawberry crepes would be our choice) and stocking fillers as well as lots of fair ground rides.

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Bowland Retreat Lodges, Lancashire

luxurious lodges with hot tubs

Overview: Luxury Lodges with Hot Tubs near the Lake District, oh yes, this will do nicely!

Sleeps: 2-6

Price: From £175 per night

Key info: Self-catering | Family-friendly | Luxurious interiors | Hot Tub | No pets

Summary: Nothing screams luxury more than Bowland Retreat Lodges. Each timber lodge has been carefully designed to make the most of the wonderful space. Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, near Clitheroe, Bowland Retreat Lodges offer a stylish retreat perfect for romantic winter weekends away or family getaways. Not to mention the lodges boast Jacuzzi Hot Tubs! This has to be one of the most luxurious and best winter getaways.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

During your stay at Bowland Retreat Lodges you could head on over to Holmes Mill, a former textile Mill that is now the perfect place to explore and sample some of the best food, drink and entertainment Lancashire has to offer. From late November onwards the venue is also home to a wonderful Christmas market. With live music, delicious hog roasts, mulled wine and cider all on offer. For those with a sweeter tooth, treat yourself to a delicious Hot chocolate from The Chocolate Works then take a nice walk around Clitheroe Castle ground.

Book your stay at Bowland Retreat Lodges

 

‘Sgubor Nantcoy, West Wales

Overview: Ultra stylish barn conversion perfect for a romantic getaway, check out that kitchen!

Sleeps: 2

Price: From £125 per night

Key info: Self-catering | Hot Tub | Near the coast | Dog friendly | Parking | WiFi

Summary: Tucked away in glorious welsh countryside this ultra sleek and modern barn conversion is the perfect place to relax and unwind during those long winter evenings. After exploring all of the local beaches and walking routes of course!

Things to do and places to visit nearby

‘Sgubor Nantcoy is definitely the best winter getaway for lovers of the coast. Situated on the magnificent Ceredigion coastline on a working sheep farm, this cosy barn conversion with a hot tub is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the winter. If you can tear yourself away from the home comforts then there are plenty of local walks to do. A short drive away will get you to some of the popular coastal towns such as Aberaeron & Aberystywth. Aberaeron boasts some stylish restaurants serving up some mouth watering sea food.

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East Thorne, Cornwall

Overview: Idyllic Roundhouses with hot tubs on a cool glamping site in Cornwall. What a place for a winter break!

Sleeps: 2-6

Price: From £87 a night

Key info: Self-catering | By the Coast | Hot Tubs | Rural Retreat | Parking | WiFi | Dog friendly

Summary: Embrace a slower pace of life and immerse yourself in East Thorne retreat. This delightful Cornish retreat has a selection of super-luxurious larch-cladded Roundhouses for you to choose from. This wonderful Glamping site is where memories are made. Make the most of the extra facilities provided such as pizza ovens, treatment rooms, communal campfires and of course the on site street food van.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

East Thorne isn’t just a quirky place to stay, think of it more as an experience. Climbing frames (big kids allowed also), farm animals and plenty of walking routes are right on your doorstep. Signature massage treatments are also offered onsite, make your festive break even more special by booking one of those treatments. Just a few minutes away from the roundhouses there are plenty of beaches to be explored, there is something special about walking on a beach on a cool crisp day. The picturesque harbour village of Clovelly is just a short drive away. If you are staying in late November, you may just be able to watch the Christmas lights being turned on and the procession down to the harbour.

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WoodLea, South Wales

Overview: Luxuriously modern holiday home on the coast

Sleeps: 8

Price: From £240 per night

Key info: Self-catering | Family Getaway | Four bedrooms | Parking | WiFi

Summary: WoodLea is located in the small coastal town of Llansteffan, on the south coast of Carmarthenshire. Within easy reach are the popular towns of Narbeth and Tenby. Boasting simple yet luxurious interiors this wonderful holiday home sets the scene for the most perfect family getaway no matter what the weather holds in store for us! The living room and kitchen are the main hubs of this delightful holiday cottage with ample seating for the whole family. If the location and retreat wasn’t enough, WoodLea also offers guests holistic therapies ranging from Reiki to reflexology.

Things to do and places to visit nearby

WoodLea is situated in Llansteffan which lays on the estuary of the River Tywi. The quintessential village has lots of little walking routes to explore including a steep walk up to the local castle where you will be treated to unrivalled sea views. During the festive season, a short drive from your holiday cottage will get you to Carmarthen. Here guests are treated to an annual Winter Wonderland and a Christmas Market.

Book your stay at Woodlea

 

If none of these quite hit the spot, we have plenty more to tempt your taste buds! Head over to our Inspiration section to find your next winter getaway!