The perfect antidote for Blue Monday

Blue Monday cottages

January has arrived, and with it Blue Monday is looming.

Touted as the most depressing day (it even has it’s own Wikipedia page!) Blue Monday is believed to be the point of the year when we are feeling our most glum. This year Snaptrip has a solution for you. We can’t promise to bring you sunshine for all of January, but we have something that might prove to be the perfect Blue Monday pick-me-up.

Instead of getting up in the dark, going home in the dark and spending all daylight hours at work (again), why not take the day off? You know it makes sense. Book yourself a gloriously cosy cottage and escape from the January blues. Here are the best properties with toasty wood burners, glorious baths and cosy sofas. What better way is there to spend this dreary day? Treat yourself to a bubble bath, enjoy a walk while the sun is out and then snuggle up by a roaring fire. Here’s our top 5 for you.

1. Quaint Buckerell Cottage

Blue Monday cottage

Blue Monday cottage

This Devon cottage was converted from a 400 year old threshing barn and can be found in a quite hamlet surrounded by picturesque fields. A retreat to the countryside, and it’s gloriously fresh air is sure to help sooth the blues. This cottage is pet friendly so you can bring you dog along for refreshing walks and cuddles by the fire.

Such a wonderful stay in a beautiful place! Thank you so much for the hamper & for thinking of everything we could possibly have needed!

2. Stunning Sculthorpe Cottage

Blue Monday cottages

Blue Monday cottage

Found near Sculthorpe village in north Norfolk, this idyllic cottage is a developed farm building. Open countryside abounds here, and offers the perfect city escape. With some underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, this a cosy escape from a gloomy January. The weather may indeed be frightful, but with two flatscreen TV’s you can keep entertained inside.

Lovely and a well equipped place to stay, we enjoyed staying here and would recommend Holkham Beach.

3. Exquisite Pembridge Cottage

Blue Monday Cottage

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This beautiful half-timbered cottage in Herefordshire is a charming place to escape the January blues. This rural location has a lot to offer if you want to embrace the fresh air, with bikes and games provided. A delicatessen and farm shop are just a mile away so you can stock up on good food. Pets are also welcome here.

Fabulous cottage in glorious rural location with really lovely, helpful owners. Thoroughly recommended and we hope to come back in the future!

4. Beautiful Rother Cottage

Blue Monday cottage

Blue Monday cottage

This oast house in East Sussex is nestled within the Hight Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a beautiful retreat. Two country pubs are within walking distance and the surrounding countryside is beautiful to either admire out the window or explore. If the weather is less than delightful there is a log burner to warm up beside.

Had a wonderful stay in your beautiful oast house. Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, lovely welcome hamper, everything absolutely perfect! One of the best Snaptrip that we have been to. Thank you very much!

5. Charming Huntingfield Cottage

Blue Monday cottage

Blue Monday cottages

This lovely Suffolk cottage is Grade II listed and an ideal place to retreat to when January gets a bit much. Situated in a quiet village, there is a pub near by and bikes if you want to soak up some fresh air. If you’d rather retreat inside for some peace and quiet you can relax in front of the fire; dogs are welcome too.

Thank you so much for a lovely short break stay. A beautifully decorated and looked after cottage, equipped with everything one could ever need, and a great welcome hamper. We have had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Thank You.

About Harriet

Hi I’m Harriet, one of Snaptrip’s content team. My job is to scout out all the best places to go; and then share those secrets with you so you can have the perfect, fun-filled UK break. My favourite UK spot is the Cornish coast and I can’t resist a yearly trip to The Lizard. When I’m not crafting content you’ll find me escaping the city to go running in the countryside or wild swimming in the UK’s lovely rivers and lakes.