10 Reasons to Book a Winter Holiday
“Feel the Winter coming on;
Hear it in the crackling trees;
Note the crisping, quivering wind
Sharply snapping at their leaves”
– Barbara Vance
Winter HolidayA Winter Holiday can be nothing short of a dream, especially when the air is fresh, the fallen leaves are crisp and the sun is bright in the blue cold sky. You don’t need to go to a French chalet to enjoy the winter, there are Luxury Winter Holiday Cottages here in the UK. From secluded Log Cabins to Modern Mansion, here we explore Winter Holiday Cottages UK and why its time to book a Winter Holiday.
See the First Snowfall of the YearExperience the first snowfall of the year in a winter holiday cottage in The Highlands, Scotland. This rural escape will be just the break you needed and we love Pityoulish Barn, a beautifully converted agricultural barn situated in Carnigorn National Park. Views across Carnigorn and Spey Valley, this is a great way to get into the Festive spirit. Walk hand in hand with your loved one as the snow falls around you. Or, if you need some time to relax by yourself, this could not be a better place to wind down and regroup.
Winter SunHeading way down South to Cornwall, where the winter sun offers visitors beautiful sunsets, revitalising swimming and a great place to experience open and quieter beaches. Head down to Trevone, located near to the infamous town of Padstow, for a beautiful and sheltered sandy beach. Padstow offers Luxury Winter Holiday Cottages such as the Cornish Coastal Cottages (located on Airbnb) which offers sea views and is just a short walk from the beach. Rock Country, a Grade II listed estate with classical Cornwall stone walls, huge windows and an original fireplace. We couldn’t think of anything better than settling down with a glass of red in front of the fireplace in the evening, and waking up in the morning for a winter sun walk.
“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland”
– Bing Crosby
New Year CelebrationsIt is always sad when Christmas ends however winter continues and New Year Celebrations are just around the corner. You could celebrate the New Year anyway, and with the last couple of years we have all experienced, we are sure that everyone will welcome 2022 with open arms. The best place for a Winter Holiday to celebrate New Years might just be the Lake District, particularly in the Silverholme Graythwaite. This is a Georgian Manor House which is one of the best in winter holiday cottages. Boasting of an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, fitness suite and so much more. Overlooking the lake this is a luxurious and elegant place to see in the New Years. Somewhere to take the friends or family or even both!
Festival CelebrationsLooking for a Festival to go to whilst on Winter Holiday? Consider Newcastle Gateshead for pantos, performances, Christmas food, carollers, ice skating, wreath making and many other Festive activities to enjoy. Why not pay The Alnwick Garden a visit and explore their beautiful light trail, starts on the 8th December and doesn’t end until 31st December 2021.
Get Cosy in a Luxury Log CabinLooking for a spectacular Luxury Log Cabin for your Winter Holiday? We have found something super special for guests looking to log off, unwind and escape the their busy lifestyles. This really is one of the best Holiday cottage winter breaks in the UK. The Hansel and Gretel House in the Woods is situated in a 200 acre wood and comes with a row boat for guests to make use of on the nearby lake. Perfect for a Winter Holiday.
Warm Up in a Toasty Hot TubLooking to reconnect with nature, your friends, your family this winter whilst also enjoying the modern and most popular Airbnb amenity: “The Hot Tub”? One fine and unique stay we located is the Airstream Campsite. This offers four caravans fitted with cosy double beds and one fitted bathroom. There is also a tree house with a double bed and a bunk bed. Ample space to get some space, and a wonderful fireplace in the middle of the campsite for you to sit around and exchange stories. Enjoy a Christmas movie in the outdoor cinema screen, whilst eating food cooked on the gas BBQ. A magical place to spend the winter holidays.
Embrace the beauty of our National ParksThere are many reasons to visit the UK’s National Parks, and one that we love to visit during the Winter Holidays is The Peak District National Park. There are an array of reasons to head to the Peak District for Winter, including but definitely not limited to, Chatsworth House, Parkhouse Hill, the largest reindeer herd in England, Haddon Hall and so many small independent shops perfect for Christmas Shopping. The Peak District offer visitors an idyllic winter, it is as if they have walked straight into a Charles Dicken Novel. The limestone walls, the countryside walks and the beautiful cobbled streets contribute to that warm fuzzy festive feeling one gets when they reunite with their childhood Christmas memories. Looking for somewhere to stay? We would recommend “Romantic field barn with a contemporary twist!” situated in Grindon, one of the many fantastic Holiday cottages for winter. A secluded Holiday Cottage with an indoor fireplace, a romantic outdoor seating area and a heart-shaped wildlife pond!
Look Up at a Starry Night Sky
“She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes…”
– Lord Byron