Empty beaches, peaceful woods, quiet roads - have the best of the West Country to yourself once the crowds of summer have gone. We've picked 20 of our favourite off-season stays; the cosy cabins, treehouses, thatched cottages and beach houses that will keep you snug as a bug all winter long.
nr. Bude - Cornwall
Sleeps 12 (+4)
Head to the North Cornwall coast at Barford, a stunning holiday home for up to 16 people that offers sea views and luxurious living. Stay warm in the hot tub or the sauna, or hunker down in the snug basement bar. And guess what? There's 25% off winter breaks until March!
Bude - Devon
Beautifully converted 16th century farmhouse just four miles from Bude on the north coast of Cornwall, perfect for trips with friends and family. After a bracing day out exploring coves and beaches, head back to light the inglenook fireplace and put your feet up.
Hartland - Devon
Sleeps 2 adults + 2 kids
Escape to The Nest, a couples and family-friendly luxury treehouse in a beautiful setting in North Devon, complete with alfresco baths and a woodfired hot tub. Curl up by the log burner with a good book or settle in for a movie night in the master bedroom with cinema projector. Get £100 off winter stays until the end of Feb.
Lympstone - Devon
Beautifully, modern and luxurious home that's been expertly finished, offering a perfect location in the charming East Devon village of Lympstone. No need to venture outside if it's cold and wet, this place comes with stunning views of Powderham Castle, over the River Exe and out to the surrounding countryside.
Westbury - Wiltshire
Sleeps up to 24
Escape to this stunning manor house, perfect for larger groups to socialise in style, with pool, hot tub and games room, nestled in 20 acres of Wiltshire countryside. When the weather's rotten there are plenty of inside entertainment options with a heated pool, hot tub, games room, pool table, cinema snug and table tennis table.
Bude - Cornwall
Enchanting cottage in ancient woodland close to the Cornish coast, one of the only holiday lets in the heart of the Marsland Valley Nature Reserve. There are some wonderful walks and this cosy cottage also has a handy drying room for dealing with soggy boots and raincoats.
Frome - Somerset
Relax in your own luxury country estate in glorious Somerset countryside with a stay at the unrivalled Somerleaze House. In the colder months enjoy open fires, luxurious thick bedding, and the large family and media room with big sofas and plenty of space to curl up under a blanket with a movie and popcorn.
Crewkerne - Somerset
Relax in the Somerset woods and take in the views from the luxurious hot tub at this marvellous cabin in the country. The inside is comfortable and cosy, with toasty wood burning stove and plenty of rugs and blankets, plus there's an excellent gastro pub just 15 minutes away if you fancy an afternoon stroll.