Christmas Cottage Getaways


Whether you are looking to escape to a cosy cottage for two, to celebrate with the family or party with friends, luxury self-catering collection, Premier Cottages (, has a property to suit you this festive season.


15 November 2011: Whether you are looking to escape to a cosy cottage for two, to celebrate with the family or party with friends, luxury self-catering collection, Premier Cottages (, has a property to suit you this festive season.

The company’s web site features almost one thousand properties and still has plenty of availability for Christmas. Many properties include delicious festive treats such as Christmas cakes and puddings and the all-important turkey as well as a bottle of bubbly in their festive breaks. Most of Premier’s properties are also “dressed” for the season with Christmas trees and decorations.

Properties still available for rent over Christmas include:

Kernock Cottages, five award winning detached properties in Cornwall

Set in 25 beautiful acres of mature gardens, Kernock Cottages is a group of five detached properties that offer award-winning 21st century comforts whilst retaining many of their original features. The cottages are ideal for young families and offer baby equipment at no charge.  There is also plenty for older children to do including exploring the extensive grounds and enjoying the 14’ trampoline and onsite adventure playground.

Each cottage features flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, Wi-Fi, White Company bathrobes, luxury toiletries, pocket sprung beds, goose-down duvets, Egyptian cotton sheets and a private garden. In addition, every bedroom is en-suite. Kernock still has three properties available for Christmas. Full week prices range from £1050 for a sleeps four to £1400 for a sleeps eight, arriving 22 December. Shorter stays also available.  For full week bookings, Kernock Cottages is offering a free-range turkey, a carved angel Christmas pudding and champagne for Christmas and New Year bookings.For reservations go to call the owner on 01579 350435.

Broomhill Manor Country Estate in Cornwall

Broomhill Manor features eighteen cottages laid out around small courtyards with a village-like atmosphere, free of vehicles. Riding is a huge part of Broomhill’s heritage and it has own riding stables with ponies and horses for all abilities.  There is also a leisure complex that houses a luxurious heated indoor pool and excellent family sized Jacuzzi. Also in the building are a sauna and gymnasium plus a treatment room where massages and therapies can be enjoyed and a fully licensed bar. Broomhill still has properties available for Christmas prices range from £700 for a sleeps two to £1115 for a sleeps six arriving from 21 December. Guests staying for seven nights, including Christmas Day, will also receive a bottle of fizz – from the local award winning Camel Valley vineyard and their choice of a free-range turkey or sirloin of beef, supplied by Philip Warren, one of the finest butchers in the South West.  For reservations go to call the owner on 01288 352940.

Maer Estate Holiday Cottages on the borders of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire

This picturesque and historic private country estate offers eight superbly renovated cottages. The 200-acre estate is on the National Parks and Gardens register and boasts a private lake, woodland and meadow walks within rolling countryside. The lovely cottages boast a wealth of exposed beams and character.  All have fully fitted kitchens with solid oak framed furniture and granite work surfaces, 32" LCD TV, free view, CD player and wireless internet connection. A week’s stay over Christmas arriving 24 December costs from £695 for four and £1250 for six.To book consult: call 01782 680532.

Bolotho Barns in Cornwall with lunch at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Book a week's stay for two at Bolotho Barns near Truro over Christmas and enjoy a free four course lunch for two on Christmas day at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant.

Bolotho Barns features two beautifully appointed converted stone barns for two tucked away down a farm drive in the idyllic Cornish countryside. The property offers boutique hotel style comforts and eachbarn has a sleigh bed, roll top bath, designer lighting, oak floors and fizzing wood burners. Guests will be welcomed at Christmas with home made mince pies and a bottle of Cornish fizz as well as newly laid eggs and a cream tea.Locally prepared fresh homemade meals can also be delivered to the barns by arrangement. A week’s stay over Christmas, arriving 23 December, costs £800 for two. To book consult: call 01872 275743.

Shortflatt Tower, a beautiful Country House in Northumberland

New on the self-catering market for the festive season is Shortflatt Tower, one of Northumberland’s most beautiful country houses. The property is set in idyllic surroundings and features a Tower Keep drawing room with vaulted ceiling, six-foot thick walls and an open fire.  The dining room sports antique furnishings, striking family portraits and a wood-burning stove. There are seven beautifully and individually decorated double bedrooms with views overlooking the formal garden and rolling Northumberland countryside. Plus three bathrooms with cast-iron double-ended roll top baths and showers and two en suite bathrooms with luxurious rain showers. Also included is a cosy kitchen-living area.

A wide range of treatments and therapies are on offer for guests in the brand new micro-spa, Fullerton Place.  Consisting of a steam room, outdoor hot tub, hammam and four treatment rooms. A week's stay for 14 over Christmas arriving on 19 December costs £4,500. To book consult: call 01661 881 804.

Neuadd Farm Cottages, pretty cottages in Wales

Neuadd Farm Cottages are some of the prettiest in Wales with terrific walking, beaches and golf courses nearby. The wildlife in the area is outstanding and includes dolphins, seals, red kites, peregrine chough as well as a resident barn owl. The little harbour town of New Quay, one time home of Dylan Thomas is just three miles away, with the Georgian town of Aberaeron, inspired by Nash, just up the coast. A week’s stay over Christmas, arriving 24 December, costs £550 for two, £850 for four and £999 for six. To book consult: call 01545 560324.


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