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25 CoolStays for a Christmas Getaway

Published: 24th November 2020

It's looking hopeful that a Christmas getaway might be possible for many of us. We don't know quite what the rules will be yet, but if you're tentatively starting to plan a festive break - we've chosen 25 stunning CoolStays around the UK which are free over Christmas to help inspire you. Perhaps you're looking for a snug little cottage just for two, a house in the country for a small gathering, or somewhere totally different for a unique escape. Whatever your plans, make sure you check the latest national and local travel guidelines for a safe and happy stay.
Rockfish St. Ives

Rockfish St. Ives

St Ives - Cornwall

Restored fishermans cottage in St Ives with a Scandi twist and views across Porthmeor Beach

Sleeps 8

From 170/night

Dairy House

Dairy House

Lostwithiel - Cornwall

The old meets the new in this lovingly renovated country house, all set among the backdrop of the beautiful Cornish Boconnoc Estate.

Sleeps 8

From 282/night

Marners Rock

Marners Rock

Fowey - Cornwall

Beautiful apartment with a balcony overlooking the Fowey Estuary on the southeast coast of Cornwall, perfect for seaside escapes with family or friends.

Sleeps 6

From 260/night

The Old Apple Store

The Old Apple Store

Lee North Devon - Devon

The Old Apple Store is a luxury self-catering barn by the sea in the picturesque Devon village of Lee complete with a cedar hot tub.

Sleeps 4

From 220/night

Crowborough Farm

Crowborough Farm

Braunton - Devon

This beautiful holiday home is tucked away near the North Devon coast and offers a fabulous base for a family holiday or friends getaway.

Sleeps 14

From 357/night

Camden Lodge Bath

Camden Lodge Bath

Bath - Somerset

Stunning two bedroom detached cottage in the heart of Baths most exclusive neighbourhood, with walled garden.

Sleeps 5

From 149/night

The Hudnalls Hideout Treehouse

The Hudnalls Hideout Treehouse

St. Briavels - Gloucestershire

Romantic adults-only treehouse escape in private woodland in the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Sleeps 2

From 225/night

The Chestnuts

The Chestnuts

Shilton - Cotswolds

Stunningly converted cottage dating back to the 1850s sitting in the heart of one of the last remaining medieval villages in the Cotswolds. Awarded 5 star rating by Visit England.

Sleeps 8

From 299/night

Plum Cottage

Plum Cottage

Wimborne - Dorset

This charming combo of a 2-bed cottage and a cosy shepherds hut allows up to six people to enjoy the delights of Dorset in traditional style.

Sleeps 6

From 86/night

Vista Point

Vista Point

East Preston - West Sussex

An architectural gem with 1970s flair, Vista Point may be the ultimate retro holiday home, and has fantastic views of the West Sussex coast

Sleeps 9

From 171/night

Elmley Cottage

Elmley Cottage

Minster-on-sea - Isle of Sheppey

Luxurious cottage in the heart of Elmley Nature Reserve, the perfect countryside escape for family gatherings, large groups or retreats.

Sleeps 10

From 210/night

Barsham Barns

Barsham Barns

North Barsham - Norfolk

Six contemporary Norfolk barn conversions. Exclusive spa facilities in lush farmland

Sleeps 4-14 per barn

From 111/night

Clopton Courtyard Barns

Clopton Courtyard Barns

Cambridge - Cambridgeshire

A collection of six wonderful, stylish barns in the picturesque Cambridgeshire countryside.

Sleeps 2-4 per barn

From 89/night

Painscastle Lane Cottage

Painscastle Lane Cottage

nr Hay-on-Wye - Brecon Beacons

Discover new places and new hills from this astonishing location where you can see nearly all of the Brecon Beacons.

Sleeps 4

From 90/night

Hide Wales Cabans

Hide Wales Cabans

St Donats - Vale of Glamorgan

All the peace and quiet you could want with the Welsh coast moments away - hide away in style in your cosy caban in St Donats

Sleeps 2 per caban

From 100/night

Trawscwm Treehouse

Trawscwm Treehouse

Llandrindod Wells - Powys

Relax in your own private hot tub or unwind on the deck in the sunshine - This unique treehouse sits among its own private slice of the Welsh countryside in Powys.

Sleeps 2 (+2 children)

From 215/night

Owl Lodge

Owl Lodge

Llandegla - Denbighshire

Remote and rustic one bedroom cottage in Wales with a hot tub and wood-burning stove.

Sleeps 2+2

From 103/night

The Stocking Mill

The Stocking Mill

Ashford-in-the-Water - Derbyshire

The Stocking Mill is a cottage full of character set amidst the beautiful countryside of the Peak District...a walkers' delight!

Sleeps 4

From 560/night

Upper Crumble with a hot tub

Upper Crumble with a hot tub

Nr Cartmel - Cumbria

Idyllic romantic retreat - this charming rural cottage complete with hot tub is the perfect Lake District bolthole

Sleeps 2

From 128/night

Waternook

Waternook

Ullswater - The Lake District

Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation.

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

From 400/night

Leuchie Walled Garden

Leuchie Walled Garden

North Berwick - East Lothian

Super-stylish mid-Century holiday home that sleeps 12, with acres of wonderful walled gardens close to the popular seaside town of North Berwick.

Sleeps 12

From 700/night

Glenlockhart Cottage Edinburgh

Glenlockhart Cottage Edinburgh

Edinburgh - City of Edinburgh

Discover this luxurious 160 year old cottage hidden away down its own private lane just a stone's throw from the vibrant centre of Edinburgh

Sleeps 4

From 143/night

Tower O'Ess

Tower O'Ess

Glen Tanar Estate - Aberdeenshire

A proud and luxurious gatehouse conversion guarding the Glen Tanar Estate and nestled within the bewitching Scots Pine of Aberdeenshire

Sleeps 2

From 157/night

Crispie Lodge

Crispie Lodge

Tighnabruaich - Argyll

Secluded Cottage for eight with hot tub, powerboat, and stunning views across Loch Fyne

Sleeps 8

From 129/night

Leathan

Leathan

Portree - Highland

With loch views and handsome interiors, this apartment offers up a luxurious retreat on the breathtakingly beautiful Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2

From 200/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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