Winter can be one of the best times of year for a magical break. Forget about thoughts of colder days, dark mornings and drizzly evenings. Instead wake up to glistening frost, winter wildlife-spotting and a chance to stargaze on crystal clear evenings, all from the warm comfort of your snug cottage.

Tuck yourself away in a cosy chocolate-box cottage or a luxury lodge hidden in the woods, far away from roads and the bustle of busy lives. Take in the gentle sounds of lulling waves against rocks and fresh winds through rustling trees.

And with free access to the special places we care for, you can discover how winter unravels differently at each one. So wrap up to explore frost-covered woodlands, misty coastlines and sparkling snowy moors. Then return to your homely hideaway to warm those winter chills with a hot chocolate as you recharge around the roaring fire.

Start planning your winter escape, and you might fall in love with the coldest season of the year.

The sitting room at Bolt Cottage, Wallington
The sitting room at Bolt Cottage, Wallington
The sitting room at Bolt Cottage, Wallington

Snuggle into a cosy cottage

What would make your cosy break perfect? Would it be wrapped up in a thick duvet on a large four poster bed, watching the frosty landscape outside while you relax in a roll top bath, or snuggled deep into the sofa as the fire crackles in the background?

Surrounded by woodlands, perched on mountains or nestled in the middle of the countryside, enjoy a welcoming break in one of our cosy holiday cottages. Boasting characterful rooms and kitchens ideal for cooking hearty family feasts, you’ll barely feel the need to leave your comfortable home away from home.

Pack your comfiest clothes, fluffiest socks and favourite blanket, for those lazy days. Curl up on the sofa with a hot drink or fill the house with comforting smells of seasonal treats from your favourite cookbook. Surrounded by your loved ones, dive into board games, gather together for a film night to take some time to unwind with a book.

The exterior of The Lodge in Worcestershire in the frost
 Exterior view of The Lodge, Droitwich, Worcestershire in the frost
The exterior of The Lodge in Worcestershire in the frost

Winter wonderlands

When the frost blankets the landscapes and morning dew sparkles in the sunshine, step beyond your snug space to explore the world outside your wintry windows. Tie up your boots, pop on your jacket and head out with a warming flask in hand to discover the beauty of a winter wonderland. As the days get, colder see what winter wildlife you can find from roaming deer to an array of birds like woodpeckers, nuthatches and redwings.

For morning strollers, midday adventurers or evening wanderers, there are winter walks near our holiday cottages that are perfect for everyone. Leave nothing but footprints on the frosty ground while you explore the magical winter trails right on your doorstep.

Feel refreshed from head to toe as you fill your lungs with fresh, crisp air. Relish in the sound of frozen grass crunching underfoot and seeing your warm breath against the cold air, safe in the knowledge that you can return to your tranquil home comforts. Rid those winter chills with the warmth of your roaring open fire and steaming hot drinks.

Stay cosy as you settle down to play games with your family and friends
A game set up on the floor being played at Welbeck Cottage
Stay cosy as you settle down to play games with your family and friends

Start the year together

Start 2020 with a cosy break to celebrate the New Year or to slow down and unwind ready for the upcoming year. Whether you want to get away with friends or create special family moments, our cosy holiday cottages are perfect for getting everyone under one roof.

Make the most of large dining room tables, well-equipped kitchens and spacious rooms to experience a fuss-free winter break. Or, head out to explore your surroundings to stumble upon local pubs, shops and cafés. Immerse yourselves in idyllic scenery and discover what matters the most with the people you care about.

During one of nature’s most beautiful times, turn your winter moments into lifetime memories. 

Warm up your winter with a cosy getaway

Ready to escape to your own winter wonderland? Tuck yourself away in a cosy cottage, reconnect with nature and relax with those who matter most to you.