Book large properties now for Christmas, says Premier Cottages


Big groups of friends and extended families planning a multi-generational Christmas getaway should book now to avoid disappointment, according to luxury cottage collection Premier Cottages

“The larger cottages in our collection get booked up early in the year,” says Premier Cottages’ Marketing Manager, Beth Bailey. “Forty three of our 63 properties sleeping 10 or more are already full for this Christmas.”

“Lots of people want to avoid the stress of hosting large numbers at home but many do not think about Christmas breaks until the second half of the year by which time choice is limited. Our message is to book soon if you want a large property.”

Larger properties in Premier’s collection that are still available for Christmas include:


The Old Winery at Higher Wiscombe, Devon

An ideal party house for a Christmas celebration, the Old Winery at Higher Wiscombe is located in a picturesque setting near Devon’s famous Jurassic Coast. Accommodating up to 20 guests in ten luxurious bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, this fabulous house features a huge oak dining table that can seat up to 32.

There are also two oak and granite kitchens equipped with range cookers and large fridges allowing in-house or external catering on a grand scale. Families can compete in marathon table tennis tournaments in the games room and watch films in the cinema room, plus Higher Wiscombe is dog-friendly so, even pooches can join the party.

A week’s stay at Higher Wiscombe’s Old Winery for 20 guests arriving 22 December costs £6,250. For more information visit or call the owner on 01404 871360.


Eaton Manor, Shropshire

Set in an idyllic 500-acre county estate in Shropshire, Eaton Manor Country Estate is a rural retreat with extensive gardens perfect for families this Christmas. The property’s dog-friendly Toad Hall sleeps 14 guests and Eaton Manor offers fantastic onsite facilities including: a games room, playing field and a covered heated pool plus services of a private chef.

The estate is within easy reach of attractions such as Ironbridge Gorge, Acton Scott Museum, numerous National Trust properties, as well as the historic town of Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Families will love the host of activities right on the doorstep, including walking, cycling and archery.

A week’s stay in Eaton Manor’s Toad Hall for 14 guests arriving 23 December costs £3,900. For more information visit or call the owner on 01694 724814.


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.

There is a 250-year old Clementi piano and the grand old drawing room has cosy chaise longues, shiny brasses and a wood burner making it 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 22 December costs £5,350. For more information visit or call the owner on 08000 433468.


Shortflatt Tower, Northumberland

One of Northumberland’s most beautiful country houses, Shortflatt Tower is surrounded by walled gardens and ancient woodland, perfect for those who want to escape the stresses of the festive period.

The 13th century Fortalice Tower boasts seven individually designed double bedrooms. Families can eat their Christmas dinner in the elegant dining room with antique furnishings, striking family portraits plus a wood burning stove. Afternoons can be spent at the onsite Fullerton Place Spa with its own authentic Moroccan hamman or relaxing in the outdoor hot tub.

A week’s stay for 14 guests arriving 22 December costs £5,838. For more information visit or call the owner on 01661 881894.


Ffynnon Gron, Pembrokeshire

A beautiful Pembrokeshire Georgian farmhouse, Ffynnon Gron offers gorgeous accommodation for 16 guests in eight delightful bedrooms. The property boasts walk-in power showers and roll top baths plus there is also a fun packed games room to keep the whole party entertained.

The spacious kitchen is the hub of the house, with a lovely old oak kitchen table at its heart next to the warm Aga. It also has an open plan sitting area that’s provides a great space for large groups to enjoy festive drinks in plus a chic dining room for Christmas dinner.

A week’s stay for 16 guests arriving 21 December costs £3,900. For more information visit or call the owner on 0208 1234624. 


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