Tips for an amazing Xmas holiday
With amazing features, gorgeous properties and fantastic locations, a Christmas break in 2019 is the best present anyone can receive.
If you’re unsure about how to holiday in a Christmas cottage then we’ve made a few handy pointers. All you need to do is pick a perfect property. Take a look at our Christmas cottages to find your festive getaway.
With thousands of Christmas cottages in the UK, it’s up to you to decide where you want to enjoy Xmas. You can do a postcode, map or destination search, or find your dream property based on party size and extra amenities. Need a large escape with a home cinema and hot tub? No problem!
The UK is the perfect playground for your dream Christmas. So if you want a coastal cottage, countryside retreat or a stylish townhouse, all you need do is enter a few details and let us find your perfect Xmas escape.
Tree and trimmings
Christmas isn’t Christmas without all the trimmings. But you don’t need to load up the car with festive decorations or make a list of who brings what. Get a ready-wrapped Christmas cottage by searching for Decorated at Christmas cottages.
Step into a winter wonderland as soon as you open the door. No transporting the tree, taking decorations down and storing them away for another year, you can step into a winter wonderland as soon as you open the door. It’s sheer festive bliss!
Don’t forget Fido
Make sure your festive celebrations include all of the family. Our dog-friendly collection includes 1,000s of ‘pets stay free’ properties with enclosed gardens, tail-wagging welcome packs and many more dog-friendly delights available.
If you’re bringing your four-legged friend you can also pick from some of the UK, Ireland, France and Italy’s best winter walking destinations. Chase the snow, enjoy a beachfront wander or get out into rolling hills and mountains, there’s active fun for everyone.
Food and drink
This is the important stuff; no Christmas is complete without mince pies, dinner ingredients, sherry and far too much chocolate. The problem is, it can take up far too much boot space.
Make sure you put your online supermarket order in before you go. You can access the full address for your property from our My Account section, then it’s just a case of booking your order for the day you arrive (and cooking it, of course!). A more fun alternative is to shop local and visit amazing retailers near to your property.
Wrap before you go
Make sure you wrap your presents before you go. Or at least identify You don’t want your big surprise being blown by someone discovering their present whilst looking for the tea bags.
Likewise, you might not want to spend your much-needed holiday time wrapping gifts or looking for Sellotape!
Bring coats, boots and blankets
Don’t forget warm coats and walking gear. You may be going to snuggle up in your cosy escape, but the temptation to go outside, explore the lovely surrounds and work off the festive over-indulgence is often too much to ignore. And rightly so!
What’s more, you can come back to your Christmas holiday home and ease yourself into the hot tub, warm yourself by an open fire, luxuriate in a steam room or find many other wonderful ways to relax. You’ll have earned it!
Many of our properties offer more than one TV, with snugs at select properties offering second screens, home cinemas offering the biggest James Bond you’ve ever seen and Wi-Fi access for phones, tablets and hand-held devices. So no need to argue about who gets to watch what; everyone gets to enjoy their festive favourites!
If you fancy more natural entertainment you can also search for sea views and open fires. There are few better things to feast your eyes on at Xmas!