Perfect Houses for Christmas Escapes from Premier Cottages
Premier Cottages is serving up a host of seasonal treats this Christmas from mince pies and trees to welcome packs and bottles of bubbly. The cottage company is providing everything that’s needed for a stress free getaway, with early booking advisable.
Properties available include:
For celebrations - Cossington Park, Somerset
An elegant period house, Cossington Park promises a festive break with a difference. Home to the same family for 400 years, the property is set in 22 acres and offers plenty of space for large multi-generational groups. Think roaring log fires, luxurious roll-top baths, cosy four-poster beds and rooms brimming with antiques and portraits.
With a 250 year old Clementi piano, elegant chaise longues and a woodburner, the grand old drawing room is perfect for pre-dinner drinks. The property also boasts a dining room for 22 where guests can enjoy a magical Christmas lunch.
A week’s stay in Cossington Park’s Park House for 12 guests arriving 21st December costs £5,845. (www.premiercottages.co.uk or call the owner on 08000 433468)
A cottage for one - Blakelow Farm in the Peak District
With names like Christmas, Candle, Cranberry and Chestnut Cottage, Blakelow Farm Cottages offers the perfect setting for a Christmas break. Idyllically situated on the edge of Winster Moor, there are heart-lifting walks right from the doorstep over the hills and along the numerous dales. There are four cottages to choose from, the smallest and quirkiest being Chestnut Cottage which sleeps just one and was converted from the farm’s pigsty. Each property is decorated for Christmas both inside and out and on arrival guests are greeted with a glass of mulled wine, home-made mince pies and a welcome hamper of local produce. Guests can also choose to have Christmas Day lunch prepared and served in their cottage for an additional charge.
A week's stay in Chestnut Cottage for one arriving 21st December costs just £395, a week in Cranberry Cottage for four costs £855 and a week for two in Candle Cottage costs just £740. To book consult: www.premiercottages.co.uk or call 01629 650814.
Family-Friendly Chestnut and Culls Cottage, Gloucestershire
Culls Cottage is a quintessentially Cotswold home that will be stylishly decorated for the festive season. Dating from 1670, it has the charm of the past combined with modern fittings and luxurious extras. Enjoy the warmth of the underfloor heating on the flagstone floors, curl up in front of the cosy woodburner or cuddle up under goose down duvets and crisp white linen.
Guests staying over the festive season will be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of champagne and Christmas crackers. Crisp walks can be enjoyed straight from the door and there is a pub within walking distance too. Nearby attractions include: Blenheim Place, the Cotswold Wildlife Park and the Bicester Outlet Village.
A week’s stay in Culls Cottage arriving 21st December for six guests costs £3450.(www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07860 337763).
Dogs Welcome Wigglesworth House and Cottages, Yorkshire
Celebrate the festive season in style at Wigglesworth House and Cottages’ - two lovingly restored properties that are perfect for a Christmas getaway. Each property will be tastefully decorated for the festive season and guests will be welcomed with a bottle of champagne, a special cheeseboard from a local award winning cheese maker plus a 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 six in the dog-friendly Gamekeeper’s Cottage arriving on 21st December costs £1199. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01729 840168).
Accessible Wallops Woods, Hampshire
A country retreat in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Wallops Wood offers luxurious, accessible, child and pet-friendly cottages with spectacular views across the countryside to the South Coast. Within easy reach of Winchester, Petersfield, Southampton and Portsmouth, the cottages all feature woodburners, private gardens, hot tubs, underfloor heating and ensuite facilities.
There is also an indoor heated pool, which can be accessed by eight steps with a grab rail on the side or a hoist, and a Jacuzzi, which can be accessed by two steps or a hoist.
All cottages are accessible, with Silver Birch, Woodbrook and Teal being M3A rated, Hedgehunter M2 rated and Early Mist, Glenside, Sundew and Skeldale M1 rated under the National Accessible Scheme. There is a comprehensive list of accessible equipment available for guests to use.
A week’s stay for eight in Hedgehunter arriving 21st December costs £2395. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01489 878 888).
Contact: Liz Blakeborough
Tel: 07813 089347 / 0117 924 0868
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