Brrr! It’s getting a little chilly outside and no matter how much we try to resist, the pull of the warm indoors is calling for us to head inside and cosy up. As humans, we’re not really a species known for our methods of hibernation, but sometimes we all just need to spend time wrapped up warm. A holiday cottage, away from the distractions of the everyday, is the perfect place to partake in a bit of human-style hibernation. There are a few simple additions that you can make to your holiday cottage to make it the perfect hideaway for guests this winter. Read on to find out how you can turn your property into the perfect winter bolthole: hibernation optional but very much advised.
Cosy Kitchen Additions
The cold weather calls for soups, hot drinks, warming stews and casseroles. Include large pots and casserole dishes in your kitchen so that guests can indulge in these delicious winter warmers! Also, don’t forget to include large mugs for the all-important hot drinks that your guests will be drinking. It could also be a nice touch to include some hot chocolate powder in the cupboard so guests can warm up when arriving after their journey.
See some of our favourite yummy hot chocolate recipes here.
Turn The Heat Up
There is nothing better during the colder months than heading in from the cold into the warmth, but there is often little need to heat up the entire property. Fitting a log burner in the living area can add both heat and a cosy atmosphere, whilst a heated towel rail in the bathroom will heat both the room and towels. Electronic heaters are also a great idea and your guests are sure to appreciate being able to heat up a room before heading in to it!
See our properties with open fires here.
Extra Blankets to Wrap Up Warm
No winter bolthole would be complete without cosy blankets and fleecy throws. Include a hamper full of extra blankets, throws and pillows for your guests to wrap up in when the weather is a little chilly. Also, whilst wooden and stone flooring can really give your property character, it really doesn’t add much heat, so it is a good idea to invest in a rug or two to put down during the colder months.
See our Cosy Cottages Pinterest board for more inspiration on making your cottage the cosiest it can be.
There is still time to book a cosy winter getaway, just take a look at the properties still available during the chillier seasons over on our website and book your cosy getaway today.