A West Country Winter

A West Country Winter

27th November 2023

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. 

Barford Beach House

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!


Lewdown - Devon

Sleeps 2

Unique floating glamping pod on a farm in the Devonshire countryside near Dartmoor, perfect for romantic rural escapes. Snuggle up in front of the wood burner and stargaze through the skylights above the king size bed.

Venn Farmhouse

Bude - Devon

Sleeps 8

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.

Yggdrasil Treehouse

Bampton - Devon

Sleeps 2

A luxurious treehouse with a hot tub in the Devon countryside, perfect for a romantic break for two. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating guarantee a warm and cosy stay, whatever the weather outside.

West Barn

Dartington - Devon

Sleeps 6

Modern stylish barn close to the River Dart between the South Devon coast and Dartmoor. Super high-spec, well insulated and with underfloor heating to warm you up after wintery walks.

Marners Rock 1 and 2

Fowey - Cornwall

Sleeps 2-6 per apartment

Escape to picturesque Cornwall with a stay at Marners Rock Apartments, offering two modern yet cosy properties in the heart of Fowey. A perfect spot to enjoy winter by the sea.

The Nest at Sleepy Owl Devon

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.

Atherstone Farmhouse & Cottage

Atherstone - Somerset

Sleeps 14

Beautiful country farmhouse in Somerset, sleeping 14, with luxury styling and plenty of walks from your doorstep. Get snug in the master bedroom - light the wood burning stove and then take a long soak in the roll-top bath.


Bude - Cornwall

Sleeps 6

Beautifully renovated three bedroom barn conversion with a range of amenities in gorgeous North Cornwall in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Snug, warm and comfortable this cottage is the place to be when the weather outside is frightful.


Lympstone - Devon

Sleeps 6

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.

The Woodman's Treehouse

Holditch - Dorset

Sleeps 2

A jaw-dropping luxury treehouse in magical Dorset woodlands, complete with hot tub and sauna, while inside the revolving wood burner keeps everything cosy, along with thick blankets, plush cushions and atmospheric candles.

Higher Wiscombe

Southleigh - Devon

Sleeps 20-32

A collection of award-winning cottages just a few miles from the Jurassic coast, with stunning country views. Five-star gold standard accommodation, roaring log fires and plenty of room for everyone make this the perfect winter gathering place.

Burr Barn

Totnes - Devon

Sleeps 8

Renovated Devon barn sleeping up to eight guests in charming style, with indoor heated swimming pool and wood-burning stove. And thanks to its wonderful interiors, numerous snugs and underfloor heating, the space lends itself very well to a cosy winter's break.

Skapya Treehouse

Gweek - Cornwall

Sleeps 2

Unique, idyllic curved treehouse with treetop balcony overlooking a bluebell wood with a wood fired hot tub and BBQ in South Cornwall. Fire up the log burner, make a cuppa and play board games while you listen to the wind in the trees.

Eagle's Nest

Symondsbury - Dorset

Sleeps 6

Gorgeous traditional thatched cottage, hidden away in the Dorset Countryside close to the Jurassic coast, ideal for small groups or family getaways. Perfect for a picturesque winter stay.

Hesdin Hall at The Hesdin Estate

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.

The Barley Mill

Bude - Cornwall

Sleeps 2

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.

Somerleaze House

Frome - Somerset

Sleeps 16

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.

Owl Cabin

Crewkerne - Somerset

Sleeps 2

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.

Shuttaford Big Barn

Holne - Devon

Sleeps 8

Enjoy a calm and peaceful break in the invigorating surroundings of Dartmoor at Shuttaford Big Barn with its secluded valley location and contemporary feel. Spend quiet winter days walking by the River Dart and evenings with a good book by the fire.

Stargazer Treehouse

Okehampton - Devon

Sleeps 2

Romantic treehouse in a peaceful Devon wood just north of Dartmoor, with a huge deck, welcoming interior and two bath tubs. Wrap up warm and take your morning coffee out onto the deck to watch the sunrise over the beautiful winter woods.

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