Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Style with Premier Cottages
Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk) still has a good selection of accommodation available for those yet to book a festive escape. Choose from:
Bruern Cottages, Oxfordshire
Bruern Cottages combines the attention to detail of a good hotel with the privacy and comfort of home in the heart of the glorious Cotswolds. Décor is country house style with log fires and canopied or four poster beds.
Bruern is close to Cheltenham, Oxford and Blenheim Palace and the multi-award winning gastro pub the Kingham Plough is within walking distance. On site are an adventure playground, games room and indoor swimming pool, gym and spa. A week’s stay in Bruern’s Cheltenham Cottage for four arriving 30th December costs £2020. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01206 251741) Images here
The Hawthorn Pod, Scotland
Deep in the Scottish Borders just 20 miles from Edinburgh, Hawthorn Pod and Rowan Pods are quirky hideaways for two each with its own hot tub and barbecue.
Outside they are like fairy tale houses while the interiors feature the latest high tech comforts including mood lighting, a sound system, underfloor heating plus a bed, small kitchen and en suite wet room with shower, sink and WC. There is also an onsite Farm Shop offering a fine selection of essential supplies including ice cream
A choice of cycling and walking routes can be enjoyed from here and the pods are ideally placed for exploring the attractions of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs. A seven-night stay in Hawthorn Pod arriving 27th December costs £1025 and in Rowan £1088. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07785758375) Images here
Scolton Country Cottages, Pembrokeshire
Scolton Country Cottages are set in beautiful countryside in the heart of Pembrokeshire just a short drive from the coast and rugged Preseli Mountains. The town of Haverfordwest is also just four miles down the road.
All cottages have central heating, Freeview TV and Wi-Fi and onsite facilities include: an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. There is also direct access to the historic Scolton Manor situated next door and Carew Castle is 25-minute drive away.
Arriving 29th or 30th December a seven night New Year stay in Granary cottage for four is £900 and a three night stay is £540. Alternatively, for the same arrival dates Cornloft which sleeps five is £950 for a week’s stay and £660 for a three night stay. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01437 731599). Further cottages are also available. Images here
Poppyland Holiday Cottages, Norfolk
Poppyland Holiday Cottages features seven cottages in the historic fishing village of Overstrand, a short stroll from sandy beaches. From here it’s easy to walk a stretch of the English Coast Path between the seaside village of Overstrand and the town of Cromer. The Path can be accessed from Overstrand cliff top. In the village is a play area, grocery store and the traditional White Horse pub.
Overstrand is close to many National Trust properties and attractions including the North Norfolk Steam Railway and The Norfolk Broads.
A seven night New Year stay in Gardeners for four arriving 30th December is £825 and £695 for a three night stay. Alternatively, also arriving on 30th December, a seven-night stay for five in Forsythia is £895 and a three night stay is £755. Further cottages are also available for New Year stays.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01263 577473) Images here
Georgian Coach House close to the sea in Norfolk
The beautifully converted Georgian Coach House in Norfolk is close to the village green and just a short stroll from Banningham Crown, an award-winning village pub. With a choice of beautiful beaches, the Broads and Norwich nearby, it offers the ideal location for a family break.
Kids will love the games room with table football, TV and slouchy beanbags and the spacious sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace and woodburner and direct access to the outside terrace. There is also a large, open plan kitchen/dining area with a table for six. Upstairs are three bedrooms each with its own shower or bath room. A stay for up to six arriving 23rd December is £2359 and over New Year a week’s stay arriving 30th December is £2108 and a three night stay is £1127. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07796 943187) Images here
The Oast House, Beechcroft Sussex
Situated on a cattle breeding farm the unique Oast House has exposed timbering and a roundel, once used for drying hops, which now provides the circular sitting room and principal bedroom with en suite bathroom. The property has two further bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and dining area with sliding French windows to the south facing patio.
A great pub serving local food is a short walk away and there is a choice of farmer's markets and farm shops nearby too. Norman's Bay, the Cuckmere Haven Nature Reserve, the South Downs (offering some of the best walking and off road cycling in the country) are close by. A week’s Christmas stay for five guests arriving 23rd December or a new year stay arriving 30th December is £1949. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07831 443309) No pets or children under five. Images here
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