COUNTRY CHRISTMAS GETAWAYS FROM PREMIER COTTAGES
Premier Cottages has a variety of picturesque properties that are still available for Christmas and, with stays including festive treats like beautifully decorated trees, crackers and bubbly, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate.
Homes available to rent include:
Wigglesworth House and Cottages, Yorkshire – save £99
Celebrate in style at Wigglesworth House and Cottages’ - two lovingly restored properties that are perfect for Christmas escapes. Each will be tastefully decorated for the festive season and guests will be given a bottle of champagne, a special cheeseboard from a local award winning cheese maker plus a Welcome Pack of locally sourced goodies to get the party started.
Nearby attractions include the village pub, The Plough with its roaring fires, the market town of Settle and Gisburn Forest, a walkers’ and cyclists’ paradise.
A seven night stay for four at Cross Cottage arriving on 23 December costs £850, which includes a seasonal saving of £99.
(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01729 840168)
Lemmington Lodge, Northumberland
Located amidst beautiful farmland in a peaceful corner of a private Northumberland estate, Lemmington Lodge is the ultimate retreat for those looking to get away from it all this Christmas. Only four miles from the historic market town of Alnwick and a short drive from Alnwick Castle & Gardens and the Northumbrian National Park, it is ideally located for exploring Northumberland’s attractions.
Guests can pre-order their Christmas goodies and book activities through the popular 'cottage concierge' service. Choose from: locally produced food hampers, luxury organic spa treatments, bicycle hire, horse riding and private guided walks from the cottage door.
Alternatively simply relax in front of the toasty Morso wood-burning stove and enjoy the wonderful views over the Cheviots Hills. A seven night stay at Lemmington Lodge for six guests arriving 24 December costs £1440. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07887 630340)
Bucks Farm, Suffolk
Located in the folds of the Suffolk countryside, Bucks Farm offers a wonderful rural setting for a family Christmas. Close to Suffolk Heritage Coast it has spectacular views and a plenty of animals for youngsters to feed including: goats, sheep, hens, horses, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs.
The property is surrounded by 50 acres of accessible farmland and boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, gym with sauna and games room. Guests are welcomed with a Christmas Hamper and invited to enjoy drinks in the 16th Century Farmhouse.
Cottages for between four and seven guests are available for flexible stays from 21st December and cost from £795 - £1195. (www.premiercottages.co.uk 01986 784216)
Trewoone Farm, Cornwall
Christmas trees, decorations and a complimentary bottle of fizz will set the scene for festive stays at Trewoone Farm’s four converted barns in Hayle close to picturesque St Ives.
Keen Christmas carolers have the chance to star in a historic DVD recording of the magical Festival of Nine Lesson and Carols at Truro Cathedral on 23rd December. Nearby attractions include St. Ives magical window displays and Tate Gallery, Land’s End and a host of picturesque Cornish villages like Mousehole.
A seven night stay arriving on 21 December at sleeps four The Stable Barn costs £995 saving £200 or sleeps 4 The Baler House costs £975 saving £220. Alternatively sleeps two Bay View Barn or The Coach House costs £795 saving £200. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07805390617)