Escape for Christmas

Stylish Festive Escapes From Premier Cottages

04/10/2011

Whether you are looking to celebrate Christmas or New Year in a cosy cottage for two, a party house for 20 or a family friendly property for four or more, luxury self-catering collection, Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk), can help. Prices start from just £365 for a week’s stay for two at the Old Byre at Swainsley Farm in the Peak District.

 

STYLISH FESTIVE ESCAPES FROM LUXURY SELF CATERING COLLECTION PREMIER COTTAGES

Whether you are looking to celebrate Christmas or New Year in a cosy cottage for two, a party house for 20 or a family friendly property for four or more, luxury self-catering collection, Premier Cottages (www.premiercottages.co.uk), can help. Prices start from just £365 for a week’s stay for two at the Old Byre at Swainsley Farm in the Peak District.

The company’s web site features almost one thousand properties and still has plenty of availability for the festive season. 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.

Houses still available for rent over Christmas and New Year include:

 

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

Book a week's stay for two at Bolotho Barns in 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 or New Year costs £800 for two. To book consult www.premiercottages.co.ukor call 01661 881804.

 

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 or New Year cost £4,500 or £321 per person. To book consult www.premiercottages.co.ukor call 01661 881 804.

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. The cottages sleep from two to eight people and prices start from £750 or £375 per person for week for a sleeps two to £1750 or £219 per person for a sleeps eight over the festive period. 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 www.premiercottages.co.ukor call the owner on 01579 350435.

Party Houses for up to 40 guests in the Peak District

Party Houses offers seven detached cottages that are ideal for groups of 10 to 40 guests wanting to celebrate in style. All are situated in the beautiful Peak District and ideal for those looking for an easy to reach, central location for a festive break. Each house features leather settees, granite kitchen work surfaces, quality beds, charming antique furniture and large dining areas.

Party Houses can also help arrange added extras such as spa treatments, entertainers, chefs and waitresses; contact details are all on its web site

A week’s stay for 16 in Merrymeet costs £4129 or £258 per person based on 16 sharing and a week in Toft Hall, which sleeps 20, costs £5162 or £258 per person based on 20 sharing over Christmas. New Year prices are £3872 and £4840.57 (£242 per person) respectively. To book consult www.premiercottages.co.uk or call 01260 226609.

The Old Rectory Cottages, seven luxurious properties in Devon

Set between the thatched village pub and Saxon church (offering a lovely Christmas eve service), the Olde Rectory features seven luxurious listed holiday cottages. All guests have access to the property’s wonderfully warm swimming pool overlooking the patchwork of fields and rural views and every cottage is centrally heated.  Most have roaring log fires as well.

Included in every Christmas break is a delicious locally reared fresh Herefordshire turkey and a locally made Plum Pudding. New Year guests will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly. The cottages arealso festively decorated with local greenery and berries and a beautifully hand-dressed tree with twinkling lights 

A week’s stay for two at Christmas or New Year costs £550 or £275 per person, for four £900 or £225 per person, a stay for six £1200 or £200 per person and a stay for seven £1400 or £200 per person. To book consult www.premiercottages.co.ukor call 0844 800 8869

Treworgey, romantic 18thCentury cottages in an idyllic Cornish setting

Treworgey offers ten cottages each with stunning views over the tranquil Looe Valley. Every cottage features flagstone or wood floors, and original features such as inglenook fireplaces and heavy beams complimented with antiques and king size beds. Kitchens boast everything from dishwashers, washer/driers and fan ovens to food processors. Guests who want to escape the chore of cooking can choose from a mouthwatering menu of starters, main courses, light suppers, puddings, homemade cakes and other teatime treats. All delivered direct to their cottage.

Families will enjoy trying out the property’s climbing frames, sand pits with ride-on diggers, table tennis, pool, table football plus, the indoor beach with badminton and all weather tennis court.

Guests can walk off the festive excess along the magnificent coastal path, wooded river paths or on Bodmin Moor all of which are on the doorstep. Treworgey also has its own licensed riding school catering for all levels of rider. If you are lucky enough to own your own horse, why not bring it with you? Each of Treworgery’s cosy cottages will feature Christmas trees, log fires, local mulled local apple juice and mince pies as well as other Christmas goodies.

A week’s stay for two at Christmas or New Year costs £755 or £377.50 per person, a stay for six £1799 or £299.83 per person and a stay for eight £1899 or £237.38 per person. To book consult www.premiercottages.co.ukor call 01503 262730.
 

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