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Holiday cottages for December

Get into the festive spirit with a stay in a winter wonderland cottage for December

December is the perfect time to explore the Cotswolds, Herefordshire or the Forest of Dean. Sleepy villages come to life, adorned with the twinkling of fairy lights and Christmas trees springing up in unlikely places. During the winter months soft sprinklings of snow cover the rolling green hills and Christmas markets start popping up. There are fewer tourists around during the day so you feel like you have the area to yourself. Everything is quieter and more subdued letting you slow life to a gentler pace.

Enjoy bracing countryside walks, head into silent forests and return to your cottage to warm up in front of the woodburner. Pubs are lighting their open fires and serving mulled wine and cider. If you’re staying with your dog there’s no need to worry as many are pet friendly and welcoming to walkers. With one year coming to an end and the next soon beginning, there are also many events you can attend to celebrate the festive season. The Christmas tree will be decorated in the river at Bourton-on-the-Water, Sudeley Castle will be lit up for the Spectacle of Lights and something magical is always happening at Blenheim Palace. Many places host activities for children including Cotswold Farm Park and ride the Santa Express steam train.

Gather friends and family for a festive getaway you’ll remember. Perhaps you could book a private chef experience to cook a spectacular meal for you. You will find some stunning dining rooms at our larger properties where everyone can gather for a feast. Conversations will linger long into the evening as you toast to the new year with glasses of champagne.

Our cottages are straight from a Christmas film with their chocolate box looks. They book up quickly for the weeks over Christmas and New Year, but you can still enjoy the festive delights of this area earlier in the season. Don’t hesitate to book a cottage for December and discover the magic for yourself.

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