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Wave Goodbye to 2020 In Style, With A Well-Earned ‘Twixtmas’ Break!

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Published 02/12/2020 Wave Goodbye to 2020 In Style, With A Well-Earned ‘Twixtmas’ Break!


Known as Twixtmas, the week between Christmas and New Year is a time of both reflection and anticipation, as we say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new.

Let's face it, it's also a time for lounging at home, binge-watching TV, and eating lots of delicious food. But we've got a sneaking feeling that you might have had enough of all that by now!

So, this year, why not do your reflecting and anticipating in suitable comfort and style, with a well-earned break at one of these amazing properties?

(At the time of writing, each has availability during Twixtmas... but they won't for much longer, so we recommend you get in quick! We count Twixtmas as the dates 27th - 30th December, but some availability may span a few extra days to allow you some more flexibility.)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Modulog at Tom's Eco Lodge | Isle of Wight

Aylsham Windmill

Aylsham Windmill

A luxury holiday home for six in a former working flourmill, built in 1826 and modernised to welcome guests to enjoy Norfolk's many attractions.  A former working flour mill built in 1826, Aylsham Windmill is now a luxury holiday home for six, close to the Norfolk Broads, Norwich and the wild North Sea coast. It makes for an interesting place to stay: a step back in time with a hefty…

Availability from 20th December up to 27th December in this charming historic mill.
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…

Availability between 27 - 30th due to cancellations. Cabin £1200, Pod £770, Dairymans cottage £1300.
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…

2 night break for 28 and 29 December including 2 breakfasts and mulled wine and mince pies on arrival! Boat House: £299 Millers/Long House: £349 Other rooms: £369 Cart Shed: £549
Middle Stone Farm

Middle Stone Farm

Your award-winning eco-friendly Somerset glamping sanctuary awaits, where you can enjoy getting back to nature and meeting new friends in fresh farmland luxury. Middle Stone Farm is a bustling haven of lively activity, and Gold award winner for Glamping at the Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards.  This beautiful site offers not only plenty of luxury eco-friendly…

Lovely cottage and cabin have availability for Christmas, and in the cottage for Twixtmas. Both have hot tubs and wood burners, and the cottage is dog friendly.
East Thorne Roundhouses

East Thorne Roundhouses

Indulge in the natural luxury of Cornwall's Great Outdoors at East Thorne Roundhouses - with plenty of indoor luxury included! East Thorne Roundhouses is an original glamping concept, lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors...and set about creating a luxurious en-suite glamping alternative for guests looking for a high-end alternative get-away. The…

2 fabulous Roundhouses available from 23 - 27 December, and one cottage (potentially 3 family bubbles!) £830.50 per RH £569 per cottage.
West Stow Pods

West Stow Pods

How about an unforgettable escape to the beautiful Suffolk countryside with West Stow Pods, where hobbit pods and more offer something for everyone at this glamping idyll. West Stow Pods is a family-run glamping site, about four miles from bustling Bury St Edmunds. You'll discover a range of fantastic glamping pods and unique abodes here, each one perfectly situated in private woodland for…

Availabiliy throughout December in the MegaPods and the Lodges, including Twixtmas.
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…

26 -30 Dec in The Smithy at Okel Tor Mine (Tier 1), cosy cottage for two - £399 for 4 nights - pets stay free over the Christmas period… log fires, views, wildlife, ruins!
The Red Bus

The Red Bus

A quirky and imaginative hideaway, with all the delights of the Gloucestershire countryside literally on the doorstep! Sleeping up to six people in perfect rural comfort, The Red Bus is a joyfully idyllic haven for families looking to reconnect in nature (whilst having plenty of fun into the bargain). A cosy, colourful and creative conversion of an Eighties' double-decker Metro bus, this…

All aboard for a getaway from 29 - 31 Dec
Ty Cwch

Ty Cwch

A unique, award-winning architect designed ‘boat house' that's ideal for an adventure-packed beach break, next to the invigorating Welsh Coast Path. Ty Cwch (that's Welsh for ‘boat house') is a seriously innovative, eco-friendly glamping-style holiday home for up to twelve guests, and, indeed, has even been awarded a Tourism Innovation Award by Mid Wales Tourism and Cardiff Project of the…

Christmas available and Twixtmas up to 31st December. Book a sleeping cabin, and share the living areas, £240 (2 nights for 4 people), or the whole building with a small group discount, up to 25% off.
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…

Twixtmas availability remains - for now! Don't delay...
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…

Twixtmas availability in your own private pub for you and your household/support bubble!
The Houseboat

The Houseboat

An awe-inspiring, award-winning architectural masterpiece, featuring spectacular beachfront views out to Lake Pier and Poole Harbour. The winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects' coveted Stephen Lawrence Prize in 2017, The Houseboat boasts the ‘wow factor' in buckets-and-spades. Cleverly constructed to resemble two upturned boat hulls, the house is flooded with natural light from…

Availability from 28th onwards at £350 a night, with a bottle of bubbly too!
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 at The Easternmost Cabin (sleeps 2) for 28-31 December and The Watch room (sleeps 4) from 11 December – 28 December (before Christmas/Christmas and Twixtmas!)
Hush Hush Glamping

Hush Hush Glamping

A naturally luxurious pod set on lush, wildlife-steeped Welsh farmland, with jaw-dropping views of the Radnor Valley. Nestled beneath the ancient Radnor Forest, Hush Hush Glamping consists of a beautifully remote, expertly crafted wooden pod for two. Elevated at 1,300 feet above sea level, you can savour glorious, sweeping views of the Radnor Valley and the Black Mountains; while your 90-acre…

Availability for a 5 night Christmas stay 23 to 28 Dec £650, a 3 night stay 28 to 31 Dec £390 and a 4 night New Year stay 31 Dec to 4 Jan £520
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…

Twixtmas availability from 27 - 30 Dec. Ensuite at £120 per night/standard at £95 per night based on two guests sharing (extra 1 or 2 guests per cabin at £15 each per night). Complimentary mulled wine, Christmas cake and crackers on arrival!
Stable Stays

Stable Stays

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. The ultimate in fun sleepovers, Stable Stays offers a unique opportunity for you to sleep in a cosy, self-catering stable, with a beautiful Friesian horse or a cute Shetland pony right by your side! Your soothing location is a historic,…

27 and 28 December still available (as are 24 and 25 Dec - Christmas in a stable like a modern day Mary and Joseph!)
The Dairy at Denend

The Dairy at Denend

An imaginatively quirky and luxurious bothy, complete with a wood-fired hot tub and nestled amongst rolling Aberdeenshire farmland.Secluded on a scenic working farm near Drumblade, in rural Aberdeenshire, Boutique Farm Bothies is home to a soothing selection of lovingly handcrafted, eco-friendly boltholes.Their newest addition is The Dairy at Denend, a luxurious bothy that's been quirkily…

Availability for two nights Sunday 27 December, departing Tuesday 29th December for £520 for two guests.
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…

27 -31 December availability
Vintage 1962 Airstream

Vintage 1962 Airstream

A gleaming, pet friendly retro retreat for two, packed with nostalgic style, and peacefully nestled amongst Oxfordshire countryside.Permanently parked in a sleepy Oxfordshire village, Vintage 1962 Airstream is a soothing retreat that's brimming with retro style.An authentic 26ft Airstream Overlander, there's plenty of space on board, peppered with nostalgic accessories, comfy furnishings, funky…

Lots of December availability, including Twixtmas!
007 Mill

007 Mill

A unique, historic James Bond-themed windmill, complete with private mooring on the sparkling Norfolk Broads...  for panoramic views to (a) thrill! 007 Mill, nestled on its very own ‘island' in the shimmering Norfolk Broads, is the ideal escape for would-be secret agents in need of a well-deserved break!   Better still, you get to bring the family and the dogs along to enjoy the fun,…

27 - 30 Dec available for a James Bond style dramatic escape!
Willow Roundhouse

Willow Roundhouse

A unique and detail-rich off-grid retreat, lovingly crafted from natural materials and nestled amongst 18 soothing acres of Norfolk countryside. Round The Woods, positioned amongst 18 acres of magical Norfolk countryside, has been featured on the BBC TV show ‘Gone Fishing', as well as being selected as one of The Guardian's best ‘back to nature' stays. It's easy to see why. Teeming with…

Brand new roundhouse with lots of availability, as well as for Twixtmas!
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