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In Need of a Festive Break? These UK Properties Are Available for a (Well Deserved) Christmas Getaway…

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Published 11/11/2020 In Need of a Festive Break? These UK Properties Are Available for a (Well Deserved) Christmas Getaway…


The strangeness of 2020 has seen many of us having to put our holidays on ice.

But happily (end of lockdown rules permitting), there's still time to squeeze in a UK staycation.  Even more happily, these amazing properties have some availability left over Christmas and/or the New Year -including Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

(We think there's something particularly special about welcoming in the new year from a relaxed, magical holiday setting.)

Availability varies for each property, so take care to check dates and information carefully before booking...

...which we suggest you do sooner rather than later, as they're bound to be popular!

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Lydcott Glamping | Cornwall

Hoe Grange Holidays

Hoe Grange Holidays

Eco-friendly, accessible, self-catering log cabins, camping pods and a gypsy caravan on a working farm in the Peak District. Escape to the Peak District with a stay at Hoe Grange Holidays - an eco-friendly retreat everyone can enjoy. There are many reasons why this wonderful place has won numerous awards for its accessible accommodation and green credentials - but the best way to…

Christmas and New Year availability in all warm, cosy heated glamping pods and log cabins, decorated for Christmas with festive welcome packs too. Dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible options.
Tom's Eco Lodge

Tom's Eco Lodge

Sustainable farmland glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located on a friendly working farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone.  After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with…

Christmas and New Year availability - seasonal discount, all properties decorated for the occasion!
Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Visit the charming ‘Old Lady by the Sea' on the bracing Norfolk coast, for an exquisitely warm and inviting break that will restore the wind in your sails. A stay at Cley Windmill comes with a certain pedigree attached.  Recently listed at the top of ‘Four of the Best Places to Stay in Norfolk' by the Telegraph, and noted by The Times as one of the best British Autumn…

3 night package over New Year (30th Dec - 1st Jan) with mince pies and mulled wine on arrival, fireworks and bubbles at midnight on 31st Dec, and complimentary tickets to a New Years Day concert in the historic Cley Church on the afternoon of 1st Jan - price on application.
Ketch

Ketch

Make memories on the wild shores of the Irish Sea at Ketch, tucked away in the shadow of Ireland's tallest onshore lighthouse. This truly delightful lighthouse keeper's cottage is the perfect escape for a family of four, who can live the life of a lighthouse keeper in some of Northern Ireland's most dramatic surroundings. Set on the coast of County Down, Ketch is found at St…

Available for a 3 night Christmas break from 23rd December
Helen's Tower

Helen's Tower

It's not every day you can stay at an enchanting home immortalised in the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson, yet Helen's Tower in stunning County Down offers exactly that. "Helen's Tower, here I stand, Dominant over sea and land." Standing deep in the woods of the Clandeboye Estate, Helen's Tower was built in 1848 by Frederick Lord Dufferin in honour of his mother, Helen Selina…

Helen's Tower is available for a 3 night Christmas break from 24th December or a 2 night New Year break from 30th December
Okel Tor Mine

Okel Tor Mine

Beauty, peace and calm combine in two romantic Cornish riverside retreats: the former Smithy and Captain's Office of a Victorian tin mine. Okel Tor Mine consists of two very special cottage retreats, both perfectly positioned within an Ancient Monument and a World Heritage Site. Dreamily set amongst sixteen glorious acres of wildlife-steeped woodland, the Grade II listed Count House and…

Christmas week available in The Count House, perfect for two - tastefully decked out with decorations from nature. W/c 20th December only £739 and pets stay for free.
Lydcott Glamping

Lydcott Glamping

A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall. Perfectly nestled in the rural Cornish village of Widegates, Lydcott Glamping offers you the chance to explore all the enchantment of Cornwall, far away from the tourist bustle. Positioned next to a friendly working farm, the glamping cabins offer outstanding views of an…

All 3 cabins currently available over Christmas - perfect for 2 families with the grandparents as a sole occupancy letting, or individually. Cabins will be festively decorated.
The Inspiration

The Inspiration

An impossibly charming 'glam-boat' with picture-postcard sea-and-harbour views of the colourful Brixham harbour on The English Riviera. A true hidden gem in southern Torbay, Brixham is strewn with scenic activity, from stunning coastal walks, clear-water beaches, and pretty architecture in an array of fun colours. You'll find The Inspiration amidst all this bustling action, yet it is beautifully…

Availability over Christmas and New Year – spend the festive season gently floating!
Shakas House St Ives

Shakas House St Ives

A creatively converted shipping container, beautifully positioned in a rural half-acre of St Ives for a luxurious glamping experience.Unique and quirky, Shakas House St. Ives sleeps up to four guests in rural comfort, close to the buzz and atmosphere of the popular Cornish town.Positioned alongside a road that leads straight into the heart of St. Ives, you'll need a car to explore the area. …

Availability for Christmas and New Year breaks
The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

The Fitzhead Inn Private Pub

Take over a traditional English pub with bedrooms and full kitchen facilities, charmingly set in a quiet chocolate-box Somerset village, away from the crowds. Ever wondered what it would be like to lord it in your very own pub, cheerfully pulling pints for family and friends as you host a lock-in to end all lock-ins? Well, now's your chance to experience it in full! As featured by The Daily…

Availability over Xmas 23/12-28/12. The pub will be decorated inside and out, with roaring log burner and festive goodies hamper to add to the yuletide feel. Dogs stay for free!
The Hudnalls Hideout

The Hudnalls Hideout

An ultra-luxurious, design-led treehouse-for-two, deliciously secluded amongst private woodland in the beautiful Wye Valley. If you had to imagine the perfect setting for a romantic treehouse, you'd be hard pressed to come up with anything quite as idyllic as the Wye Valley (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, no less). Surrounded by ancient, wildlife-steeped woodland, and with easy…

23 Dec availability for 4 or 5 nights. The treehouse will be decorated, and guests will receive festive goodies hamper. An exclusive Private Chef menu has been prepared for Christmas Day – extra £300 for 2 people for 6 courses. All dietary needs can be accommodated.
Penlan Lodges

Penlan Lodges

Two luxurious, hot tub-equipped rural cabins, nestled high in the green Welsh hills on a friendly sheep-dotted organic farm. Whichever of the two cosy lodges you choose, you're guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome to Penlan Farm, run by owners Anita and Glyn.   With both lodges (named Shepherd's Hill and Ewe's View) nestled 1000ft high in the farm's rolling hills, exceptional views are…

Shepherds Hill Cabin (sleeps 2) available for 3 - 5 nights from 23rd December
Beach House Mundesley

Beach House Mundesley

A stunning, sea-facing Victorian house for seriously special group stays in Norfolk, complete with a large garden and a ‘mini spa'. Beach House Mundesley is the kind of holiday haven that will have you running excitedly from room to room, making endless mental notes of favourite spots to return to. A large and lovely Victorian house that sleeps up to sixteen guests, you'll get to enjoy prime…

New Year availability from 28th or 29th December for 5 nights. Shorter breaks of 3 nights may also be considered.
Still Southwold

Still Southwold

Three lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach. Beautifully positioned just a stone's throw from the iconic beach at Southwold, the historic hamlet of Easton Bavents was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.   Although this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms part of a peaceful and…

Availability in the Watch Room (sleeps 4) for Christmas, decorated with stylish modern twig tree and sparkly lights.
The Hidden Chapel

The Hidden Chapel

A luxurious TV-featured conversion of a 19th century congregational chapel, peacefully secluded in an ancient, rural Devon village. The conversion story and process of The Hidden Chapel is so fascinating, that it has recently been documented as part of a Channel 4 series. An 1856 congregational chapel that's ‘hidden' in the ancient Devon village of Zeal Monachorum (Latin for ‘cell of the…

Christmas week still available.
Burnhead Bothies

Burnhead Bothies

A sustainable, soul-soothing Scottish retreat that's serenely off-grid and beautifully secluded on a friendly working farm in the Kilsyth Hills. Praised by The Guardian as "a thoroughly modern affair", Burnhead Bothy is a calming, off-grid retreat that makes the most of its spectacular location in the rolling Kilsyth Hills. Set on a working 1600-acre farm that's teeming with pedigree Scottish…

Availability for Christmas for Burnhead Bothies. Minimum 3 nights stay from Christmas Eve at £435, with festive decorations included!
Albion Nights

Albion Nights

Escape with your loved one to a hand-crafted, off-grid retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, peacefully secluded in a Norfolk wildflower meadow. Crafted with generous helpings of care and creativity, a stay at Albion Nights promises to banish the lingering stress of everyday life. The hand-built retreat was cleverly created from reclaimed and recycled materials wherever possible, and you'll…

Availability for Christmas, at £200 a night Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day night. The cabin will be decorated for Christmas.
Little Seed Field

Little Seed Field

Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by Yorkshire's trademark natural beauty, and boasting gorgeous views of the Nidderdale Valley, you'll discover Little Seed Field nestled on a friendly dairy farm that's a long way from the beaten tourist track. Owned by four successive…

Choice of cabins available – standard and ensuite – from 23rd December checkout 31st December. The cabins will have Christmas treats and festive wreaths. Prices range from £95-£140 per night. Minimum two night stay.
Skywood Barn

Skywood Barn

A contemporary, architect-designed retreat for stylish group stays, in a Kent village that's surrounded by endless green fields and footpaths.Featuring huge windows and immaculately styled interiors, Skywood Barn is quite unlike the rustic farm buildings you've seen before!Architect designed and sleeping up to eight guests, Skywood is a contemporary take on a traditional barn, with gleaming…

Availability for Christmas and New Year breaks from 23rd December
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