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School’s Out (For Christmas!) Glistening Getaways for End-of-Term Festive Fun

15 November 2021

After 2020’s cancelled Christmases, 2021 has a lot to make up for!

So wouldn’t it be great to know that, when the bell finally rings to end another year of school, you’ve all got a festive family getaway to escape to?

Get a head start on those well-deserved celebrations by browsing these incredible retreats… all of which currently have availability over the Christmas school holiday and New Year period.

(They won’t be available for long, though, so we suggest snapping your favourite up quickly!)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Festive Floatel Cabins | Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire

The Control Tower B&B

Walsingham, Norfolk, England
A restored Control Tower B&B bursting with history, period art deco features and furnishings on a former North Norfolk airfield.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£125 / night

Hoe Grange Holidays

Matlock, Derbyshire, England
Eco-friendly, accessible, self-catering log cabins, camping pods and a gypsy caravan on a working farm in the Peak District.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£180 /2 nts

The Woodman's Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset, England
Set deep in the heart of the Dorset Woodland lies this enchanting, skilfully crafted treehouse; a peaceful natural retreat under the forest canopy.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£495 / night

West Stow Pods

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where there's something for everyone at this glamping idyll.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 4 per unit
From
£65 /night

Tinkers Treehouse

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
Retreat to Tinkers Treehouse, a luxuriously romantic treetop hideaway, privately nestled in the rustling East Sussex leaves.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 /night

The Oakey Koakey Treehouse

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
Get set for family fun, fresh adventure and relaxing woodland seclusion at The Oakey Koakey Treehouse, just an hour away from London.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£175 / night

Cromwell's Hideaway

Raglan, Monmouthshire, Wales
A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£109 - £125 / night

The Cider House

Near Bridport, Dorset, England
A stylish bolthole on a welcoming Dorset farm, perfect for an eco-friendly, all-weather rural escape from everyday life.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£105 / night

Okel Tor Mine

Calstock, Cornwall, England
Beauty, peace and calm combine in two romantic Cornish riverside retreats: the former Smithy and Captain's Office of a Victorian tin mine.
Bedrooms: 1 per cottage
Sleeps:
From
£52 / night

Salmestone Dutch Barge

Sandwich, Kent, England
A floating home-from-home filled with quirky comfort, peacefully moored in medieval Sandwich.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
From
£200 / night

Floatels by Tŷ Milford Waterfront

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A serene quartet of luxury floating havens for two, set on the glistening doorstep of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin (4 cabins)
From
£80 / night

Still Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk, England
Lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach.
Bedrooms: 1, 2 or 4
Sleeps:
From
£826/week

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire, England
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
From
£95 / night

Stable Stays

Cartmel, Cumbria, England
A fun and completely unique stay in luxury self-catering stable, complete with a beautiful horse for company, set on a friendly farm in the Lake District.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 1-3
From
£350 / night

Arcadia Glamping

Drymen, Stirling, Scotland
Two sumptuous, sustainably crafted cabins, packed with romantic luxuries and nestled amongst magical woodland near Loch Lomond.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
From
£168 / night

Willow Roundhouse

Weston Longville, Norfolk, England
A unique and detail-rich off-grid retreat, lovingly crafted from natural materials and nestled amongst 20 soothing acres of Norfolk countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-7
From
£260 (2 nights)

The Hedgerow

Wainhill, Oxfordshire, England
An award-winning, dog-friendly timber lodge, beautifully positioned in idyllic Chilterns countryside with direct access to the Ridgeway National Trail.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£145 / night

Hidey-hole Cabin

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
A sumptuous, uniquely designed retreat with a huge picture window that transforms into a cinema screen by night, and a well-being shelter, privately secluded amongst glorious East Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£139 / night

Dazzle Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset, England
A distinctive, design-led RIBA award-winning treehouse - complete with hot tub - inspired by warship camouflage, expertly crafted and blissfully secluded on an adults-only site in rural Dorset.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£395 /night

Blyth Rise Stays

Laxfield, Suffolk, England
Savour rural Suffolk at its most beautiful, from the comfort of a nature-steeped, adults-only retreat that's home to lakeside lodges, cosy Igluhuts, and two luxurious woodland saunas.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
From
£100 / night

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony, Monmouthshire, Wales
A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£125 / night

Pinwheel Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset, England
An adults-only, master-crafted RIBA award-winning treehouse, complete with an al fresco hot tub and wood-fired pizza oven, beautifully secluded on an exclusive site in rural Dorset.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£395 /night

The BOX BNB

Malton, North Yorkshire, England
Shipping containers creatively transformed into stylish cabins nestled on the scenic edge of the North York Moors, close to the ‘foodie capital' town of Malton.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per cabin
From
£140 / night

Hafod Hideaways

Ystwyth Valley, Ceredigion, Wales
A lovingly hand-crafted, off-grid tree cabin with a wood-fired hot tub and a suspended stargazing net, peacefully secluded in the picturesque Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£490/3nts

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