It’s official: Christmas is coming. The heartwarming TV ads are beginning to run, Christmas classics are jingling on the radio and fairy lights twinkle wherever you go. ‘Tis definitely the season to start planning this year’s Christmas holiday. Whether you’re celebrating with all the extended family, partying with a bunch of mates or having a quiet one with the other half, here you’ll find the perfect cosy Christmas cabins for it. These snug winter hideaways are guaranteed to make this year’s festivities extra special.
Christmas cabins to nestle in
- Sunnyside House
- Milliners Lodge
- Kingfisher Cabin
- Blackstairs Mountain House
- Glenlivet View
- Rock View Shepherd’s Hut
- Cherry Tree Lodge
- Milton Lodge
- The Lodge
Location: Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Take the Christmas celebrations to a new level at the stunning Sunnyside House. Tucked away within the sweeping landscape of the Scottish Highlands, this special spot is as romantic as it is remote. Soak in the stunning views of the rugged Highlands and majestic Cairngorm mountain range from the comfort of your very own outdoor hot tub. Afterwards, you can cosy up with some board games in the conservatory or else head to the games room for a round of pool with the gang.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Head out for a magical walk in the breathtaking Highlands. During the winter months, the area is likely to be dusted with a layer of fluffy snow, especially high up on the peaks.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Just one mile away, the Carrbridge Kitchen Restaurant serves up delicious fry ups and tasty homemade soups.
Location: Norfolk, England
Set in a peaceful area of Kelling Heath Holiday Park in Norfolk, this pretty timber-clad cabin is surrounded by enchanting woodland and is nearby some lovely beaches. During your stay at the Milliners Lodge, you’ll be able to enjoy all the park’s great facilities. Make a splash in the indoor swimming pool, sweat it out on the tennis courts or else explore the various paths and trails which wind through the park. This is a great spot if you’re craving active days and cosy evenings this Christmas.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Be dazzled by the lights at Sheringham Carnival.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Head to this traditional Norfolk pub, just down the road from the park, for some pints of delicious local ales and tasty Christmas treats.
Location: Lincolnshire, England
Situated on the edge of a lake, the luxurious Kingfisher Cabin offers incredible views and plenty of peace and quiet. Made out of British Western Red Cedar tree trunks, you’ll feel as though you’re cosying up in an Alpine chalet this Christmas. Spend some time exploring the Croft landscape in Lincolnshire before warming up in the outdoor hot tub with a mug of mulled wine. The ultimate countryside Christmas getaway? We certainly think so!
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Enjoy a warm welcome and delicious food at The Burgh Inn, just one mile away from the lodge.
Blackstairs Mountain House
Location: Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Surrounded by Irish countryside, this luxurious lodge in Ireland is a striking sight indeed. Delicately fusing traditional features with modern style, Blackstairs Mountain House’s exposed timber beams, ancient stone walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, abound in rustic charm. Whip up a delicious Christmas dinner in the spacious farmhouse kitchen, sip on a glass of wine whilst admiring the panoramic views or else snuggle up with a movie or board game in front of the living room fire.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Rub shoulders with the locals and soak up plenty of Christmas cheer at one of the many events put on by Yulefest Kilkenny.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Treat yourself to a fancy dinner out at Clashganny House Restaurant, set just outside the nearby village of Borris. Run by the lovely Robert and Karen White, you’ll be sure to find a warm welcome and delicious dinner here.
Location: Speyside, Scotland
Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, equidistant between the lovely cities of Aberdeen and Inverness, this is the ultimate Christmas hideaway. You’ll find plenty of beautiful hikes in the local area, as well as quaint villages, rugged castles and grand manor houses to visit. What’s more, Glenlivet View is surrounded by an array of Scotland’s world-famous whisky distilleries. This means even the most stalwart of Scrooges will be charmed by a stay in this cosy Christmas cabin.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Catch a Christmas Panto over at Eden Court theatre in Inverness.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Sup on traditional Scottish fare at The Glenavon, a traditional country pub in the midst of the Cairngorms National Park.
Rock View Shepherd’s Hut
Location: Devon, England
Planning a quiet Christmas this year? Surrounded by serene woodland, this gorgeous Rock View Shepherd’s Hut in the heart of Devon is an ideal rural retreat just for two. With no TV or WiFi in the hut, this is the perfect opportunity for a digital detox this winter. Sit back and relax, with a glass of wine and a good book, or else spend the evening laughing and reconnecting with one another. One thing’s for certain: you’ll soon realise that Christmas doesn’t have to be complicated or fancy to be truly special.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Head into the nearby town of Tavistock for the annual Christmas Festival.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Tuck into a gourmet pizza made with fresh and local ingredients at Robertson’s Restaurant in Tavistock.
Cherry Tree Lodge
Location: Lake District, England
Prepare to be blown away by this stunning holiday lodge, situated in the north of the Lake District National Park. Close by Lake Ullswater, which is known as one of the prettiest lakes in the whole park, this is the ultimate Christmas holiday destination for nature lovers and keen walkers alike. Once you’re done exploring the great outdoors, the Cherry Tree Lodge’s cosy sofas and crackling wood burning stove will have you feeling nice and toasty in no time.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Wrap up warm and hop aboard a traditional steamer for a picturesque trip across the lake – it might even snow if you’re really lucky!
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Tuck into a hearty Christmas dinner or juicy burger if you’d rather, at The George and Dragon. This lovely country estate pub boasts cosy furnishings and splendid food – everything you need for a great evening out all together.
Location: Cornwall, England
Round up the gang and head to the stunning county of Cornwall for a celebration to remember. Sleeping up to seven people, this gorgeous Milton Lodge is the ideal holiday home for larger groups of friends and family this Christmas. Close to some of the region’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – including The Camel Estuary and the Carnewas to Stepper Point coastline – this is a great spot if you want to escape into the beauty of nature this Christmas.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Take an invigorating Christmas Day stroll along one of the stunning golden sand beaches, which characterise North Cornwall’s coastline.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: If you’re feeling like a decadent dinner out this Christmas, then head to Paul Ainsworth at No.6. This incredible Michelin-star restaurant is located in an elegant Georgian townhouse, in the heart of Padstow.
Location: Yorkshire, England
Spending Christmas with the extended family or a large group of friends? Then throw the Christmas party of the century at this gorgeous seven-bedroom holiday cottage. With beautiful surroundings and just a 30-minute drive away from the magical medieval city of York, nature lovers and culture vultures alike will love a Christmas break at The Lodge. The open plan living room is modern and spacious, with plenty of room for a Christmas tree, while outside you’ll find a garage full of games and your very own outdoor hot tub.
If you do one Christmassy thing: Explore the Christmas Markets and cosy pubs in the lovely old city of York.
If you’ve had enough of turkey sandwiches: Head to The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub in the quaint little village of Skipworth for a hearty dinner of tasty British classics.