Homes to book now for Christmas and New Year from Premier Cottages


Premier Cottages has plenty of picturesque properties perfect for Christmas celebrations and now is the time to book.




22nd JULY 2019: Premier Cottages has plenty of picturesque properties perfect for Christmas celebrations and now is the time to book. Homes available for festive stays include:


Springfields, Wellesley Park, Somerset

Close to the picturesque cathedral city of Wells, Springfields is a four-bedroom house set in 17.5 acres of rolling countryside on Wellesley Park estate

A luxurious venue for a festive family getaway, where guests can relax in the spa with its indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna, work out in the gym or curl up with a good book in the library. Those wanting to take a break from the cooking can book a private chef.

Springfields sleeps up to eight adults and two children across two large double bedrooms and two twins with extra pull-out beds.  A seven-night stay arriving 20th December is £2500 and a New Year stay arriving 27th December is £3500.  (, 07930 092293)


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 comes alive with special events including festive markets, theatre shows, carol services and delicious Christmas cuisine. 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, after dark, illuminated trail through the grounds and gardens of 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 and an 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 or 27th December is £3400. (, 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 goodies including mince pies plus presents from Father Christmas.  The property will be beautifully decorated for the festive season and visitors looking for something extra can take advantage of the additional services offered here, such as a private chef or wine tastings.  There is also a delightful Carol Service on Christmas Eve at Eaton Manor’s church.

A week’s stay in Toad Hall, which sleeps 14 guests in six en-suite bedrooms, costs £3950 for arrival 21th December.  Two bedrooms are on the ground floor making them easily accessible for older or less mobile members of the party. (, 01694 724814)


West Barn Lodge, Wiltshire

West Barn Lodge is a former 19th Century stone threshing barn packed with rural charm and modern features located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with plenty of stunning walks and award winning pubs close by. The Lodge will be decorated for the festive season complete with Christmas tree cut and supplied by the local farmer.

Sleeping up to 20 guests in nine super king bedrooms, five of which can be split into twin beds, it offers a fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances and a grand hall with high ceilings that’s perfect for festive feasts.

There’s also a spacious seating area with woodburning stove and the mezzanine above has a cosy cinema snug – the ideal spot for watching Christmas films. There’s also a pool table, and a Wurlitzer vinyl juke box that’s guaranteed to get any party off with a swing. Guests will receive a festive hamper on arrival. A six night stay arriving 27th December for 18 guests costs £7950. (, 07917 807633)


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. (, 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. The properties are available individually (including some to suit guests with reduced mobility) or as part of a wider group to suit celebrations of all sizes. There’s even a function barn – perfect for larger groups who want to dine together. 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. 

A week’s stay arriving 21st December for two costs £699, for six guests costs from £1,711 and for eight £3880. (, 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 main house was built before the 13th century and was renovated in 1746 and again in 2011.  The interior has been beautifully refurbished retaining the building’s character and boasts painted panelled walls, antiques and fine family portraits. A  fabulous place to spend a family Christmas which will be decorated accordingly. There are a host of Christmas activities happening in the local area including the 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 17 guests in Llanfendigaid arriving 20th December costs £4250. (, 07463 441455)




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