HOUSES TO BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR FROM PREMIER COTTAGES
Premier Cottages still has plenty of picturesque properties available to book for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
HOUSES TO BOOK NOW FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
FROM PREMIER COTTAGES
5 November 2019: Premier Cottages still has plenty of picturesque properties available to book for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Properties free for the festive season include:
The Bend at The Bend Retreat, Dorset
The Bend is a stylish holiday home overlooking the fields in the pretty rural hamlet of Neacroft. It is ideally located for the New Forest, which is alive with special events over the festive season including a drive-in showing of the movie Elf, a Christmas canoe paddle, carol services and a medieval banquet at Beaulieu on 21 December. The property is close to a choice of cosy country pubs and there are plenty of activities nearby to help burn off the Christmas excesses including: bike riding, horse riding and a choice of fabulous sandy beaches ideal for festive strolls.
Alternatively, experience the magical, Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu, meet Peppa Pig in a festive setting at Paulton’s Park or take the ‘Postal Express’ steam train at Exbury Gardens.
The child-friendly house features a large sitting room with roaring log fire, a modern kitchen, elegant dining space plus a games room with toys, books and a full size tennis table. A seven night stay in The Bend for 12 guests arriving 20th December is £3400. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01425 880012)
Toad Hall at Eaton Manor, Shropshire
Located in the heart of Shropshire, Eaton Manor’s Toad Hall is a luxurious family and dog-friendly home for 14. There are many attractions within easy reach of the holiday house including Hawkstone Park and Follies which was the setting of the children’s Christmas classic, the Chronicles of Narnia. Guests will be welcomed with a host of festive goodies and the property will be beautifully decorated for the yuletide season. Visitors looking for something extra can take advantage of the additional services offered here, such as a private chef or wine tastings.
A six night stay in Toad Hall, which sleeps 14 guests in six en-suite bedrooms, costs £3610 for arrival 28th December. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor making them easily accessible for older or less mobile members of the party. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01694 724814)
Cossington Park, Somerset
Those seeking a taste of the aristocratic lifestyle will love Cossington Park an elegant period house that has that been in the same family for 400 years and lists explorers, adventurers, sailors, politicians and philanthropists amongst its former owners. It has plenty of space for families to celebrate New Year in style. Think roaring log fires, luxurious roll-top baths, cosy four poster beds and rooms brimming with antiques and portraits.
The grand old drawing room has cosy chaises-longues, shiny brasses and a wood-burner in the gorgeous Library Dining Room that seats up to 32 and is perfect for a formal dinner party.
Outside, the hide and seek opportunities are endless with some 22 acres to explore including extensive gardens and fields including play area with swings and slides.
Park House, which sleeps 12, is available for a week arriving 30th December for £5111. Book Park Cottage for the same dates and a party of 18 can stay in the combined properties for £6380. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 08000 433468)
Forest Barn Holidays, Gloucestershire
Forest Barn Holidays is a private hamlet of five luxurious barns set in 800 acres of woods in the Forest of Dean, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Over the festive period, creating a home-from-home Christmas atmosphere, the cottages will be decked with real Christmas trees with on-site hot tubs and log burners adding to the cosiness. Cottage options include Brambles , a cosy bolt hole for two, Stables a traditional stone barn for six, The Manor, a stylish country house sleeping eight; Orchard Barn a 17th century barn for six and Meadow Byre with its vaulted roof and beams which sleeps four.
Guests can destress ready for Christmas with a spa treatment or soak in the woodland hot tub and kids young and old will be kept entertained in the heated games room with its table tennis, air hockey, table football and choice of board games. Bird lovers can take a course at the onsite falconry school and visit the aviaries to see the owls and peregrines. Foodies are spoilt for choice with three Michelin starred restaurants nearby.
Arriving 24th December, a week’s stay for two costs £699 and for six guests costs £1711. A four night stay arriving 23rd December for eight guests costs £3880. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01594 827311)
Llanfendigaid Estate, Wales
Steeped in history the grade II* Llanfendigaid Estate has been owned by the same family since records began in AD 1241. Occupying one of the most attractive stretches of Welsh coastline within Snowdonia National Park, the property benefits from stunning views towards Cardigan Bay and is set in an acre of private wooded gardens.
The properties will be decorated with Christmas trees and stylish decorations. There are a host of Christmas activities happening in the local area including the Christmas Eve candlelit Carol Service in the local 12th century Church perched on the cliff top above Cardigan Bay.
Guests have use of a 28’ x 14’ indoor heated swimming pool as well as access to one of the more secluded beaches in the area. A week’s stay for four guests in Dove Cottage arriving 20th December costs £890 and arriving 27th December for a New Year stay costs £896. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07463 441455)
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Tel: 07813 089347 / 0117 924 0868
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