Yes, I know it may only be September but cottages for Christmas are getting booked up fast. You know what they say – the early bird catches the worm!
If you fancy spending Christmas somewhere different this year, whether it is a cosy cottage for 2 or a large property where you can gather the extended family, take a look at these top cottages for Christmas:
12 cottages for Christmas
#01 The Gamekeeper (Sleeps 4)
You can have a wonderfully cosy Christmas in this charming character cottage that is over 230 years old. It’s full of original features with thick walls, arched cubby holes and wooden beams that all combine to give The Gamekeeper a truly magical feel. Find out more.
#02 Gilling Lodge (Sleeps 16)
Gather everyone together in style at Gilling Lodge! This impressive Georgian Manor House will give your Christmas celebration the wow-factor! It’s just a short distance from Richmond and there’s a great gastro pub in the village of Gilling West.
#03 Waterside Cottage (Sleeps 4)
You can’t get much more scenic for a Christmas Day stroll than walking alongside Aysgarth Falls (as featured in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves). Waterside Cottage has a lovely spot on the banks of the River Ure with a view of Aysgarth Falls from the balcony.
#04 Butterfly (Sleeps 2)
This stylish (and dog-friendly) boutique apartment has a lovely spot in Nidderdale that’s just down the road for Pateley Bridge. There’s even a restaurant in the building next door where you can enjoy your Christmas dinner.
#05 Cold Harbour Shed (Sleeps 2)
There’s absolutely nothing cold (or shed like for that matter) about this darling little property near Hovingham in the North York Moors. It’s the perfect retreat for two if you want a Christmas all to yourselves.
#06 Agra Cottage (Sleeps 6)
Set high up in the grouse moors of Nidderdale, there is no shortage of walking routes to try from Agra Cottage. You can enjoy a lovely scenic winter walk before returning to his cottage that dates all the way back to the monks at Jervaulx Abbey.
#07 East Steading (Sleeps 4)
Located in the small hamlet of Church Houses, this handsomely renovated barn has exposed walls and chunky beams to give it lots of character. It’s also pet-friendly with an enclosed garden and a pub that allows dogs just over the road.
#08 Church Farm Cottage (Sleeps 2)
This bijou retreat for 2 has views across the Vale of York from its location in the picturesque village of Crayke. It’s less than 15 minutes from York and renowned gastro pub, The Durham Ox at Crayke is just a few minutes’ walk from the cottage
#09 Appletree Cottage (Sleeps 6)
Spend a family Christmas at the seaside with a stay at the 3-bedroom Appletree Cottage in Sandsend. You can go for a morning stroll along the beach before settling down to a hearty Christmas lunch. There’s lots of food options nearby if you don’t fancy cooking yourself.
#10 The Haybarn (Sleeps 8)
Sleeping up to 8 people, The Haybarn includes a fantastic leisure suite and private hot tub. The large farmhouse kitchen is perfect for whipping up Christmas dinner and the double height dining room is perfect for enjoying it in.
#11 Foxglove Cottage (Sleeps 6)
There’s so much attention to detail in this beautiful cottage with plenty of room for 6. As well as the kitchen / diner there is a formal dining room or a choice of pubs to try nearby. On top of that you are only around 6 miles from the beach.
#12 Skylark (Sleeps 12)
Skylark is a large country house with an elevated position in the middle of the North York Moors. You get grand rooms, gorgeous gardens and stunning views from this fantastic property. In fact you’ll feel like lord and lady of the manor for the festive period!
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