Christmas is almost upon us. From here on out, ‘tis the season to be jolly. The majority will be prepped, ready and waiting for the arrival of Little St Nick. If you’re not, or if you’ve been umming and ahhing about where to host Christmas this year, there’s still time to book a cottage for Christmas with Sykes. We’ve got plenty of holiday homes with availability over the Christmas period, some of which are offering great discounts on selected dates. To give you a taste for the cottages we have on offer, take a look at these five wonderful holiday cottages.
Clove Cottage – Ref. 917424
Nestled in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside, just four miles from the ancient town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Clove Cottage is an idyllic holiday home, with space for up to four guests to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing break. The property feature two spacious bedrooms – double and twin – a cosy lounge and fully fitted cottage kitchen. Original period features, such as exposed brick walls and oak beams, add character, whilst the property’s location makes it a great base for exploring the nearby Lake District. In short, Clove Cottage is ideal for a relaxing family Christmas.
Miller’s Lodge – Ref. 2470
St Keyne, Cornwall
Couples longing for an isolated Christmas away from everyday stress should take a closer look at Miller’s Lodge, a characterful property in St Keyne, Cornwall. This lovingly restored barn is situated in the Looe Valley, an area of outstanding beauty renowned for its peace and tranquillity. Miller’s Lodge features one double bedroom, a shower room, and open plan living area with galley-style kitchen. Couples will love the property’s tasteful front room, which is the ideal place for opening presents come Christmas morning. To top it off, you’ll receive a discount of £100 on seven night stays from the 22nd December.
Bronwydd – Ref. 996
Gather your friends and family and make for the bracing Welsh coast this Christmas with a break in Bronwydd cottage. Accommodating up to seven guests, this spacious Welsh holiday home is the perfect destination for families or a group of friends. Bronwydd is located in Llanbedrog, a coastal village three miles from the popular village of Abersoch, and has a number of superb coastal walks right from the door – perfect for walking off the Christmas dinner. The property features four bedrooms, a spacious sitting room with exposed beams, and well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook up a memorable Christmas feast.
Waterside Cottage – Ref. 2661
Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Enjoy a relaxing family Christmas this year and rent Waterside Cottage, a wonderfully charming holiday home in the midst of North Yorkshire’s picturesque Howardian Hills AONB. For a family of four, this Yorkshire holiday cottage proves perfect; one king-size double and one twin room can comfortably accommodate up to four guests, and the cosy sitting room – complete with real, woodburning stove – is a luxurious place to debunk after a big Christmas lunch. The rolling countryside of the nearby Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers a playground for outdoor pursuits, and is the ideal place for little’uns to try out the toys that Santa has brought them. Book now for Christmas, and you’ll receive over £100 off the weekly rental price.
Rent a self-catering holiday cottage for Christmas
If you’re convinced by a cottage break this Christmas, now’s the time to make a booking. Many of our Christmas holiday rentals also offer last minute discounts, which are now valid on breaks booked for the 22nd December, and will give you a great reduction on the weekly rental of your chosen cottage. To find out if a property accepts last minute breaks for Christmas, scroll to the bottom of the property page and look out for the Last Minute Break icon.
Jonathan is a lover of books, music and good food. Originally from Yorkshire, there's nothing he likes more than a cycle in the country. One of his favourite spots in the UK is Tenby, where he spent many a happy holiday as a child.