Tis the season to be cosy! A roaring fire, a hot cup of tea (or a cheeky glass of red!) and a snuggly blanket – there’s no better way to relax on cold autumn and winter nights.
If you are looking to get away ahead of the festive season and enjoy the cosiest stay you’ve ever had, travel experts from Snaptrip have collated the top 10 cosiest getaways in the UK:
This cosy cottage is situated in Cornwall, Porthleven and exudes ultimate comfort. The white interior decor and warm fireplace sets the tone for a snuggly weekend away. The pet friendly property is perfectly located near plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to keep you entertained during your stay, while Porthleven’s stunning walking routes make it the perfect location to bring a four-legged friend. Cornwall itself is known for its homely and friendly atmosphere, making this the ideal location for a weekend away this winter.
Next up is The Nutshell, a modern cottage based just on the outskirts of the pretty village of Pluckley. Surrounded by apple orchards, this stylish and comfy property is perfect for couples and oozes farmhouse charm, with traditional wooden furnishings. Perhaps its best feature is a free standing wood burning stove – perfect for sitting by the fire, sipping hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows as the snow falls outside. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, this countryside retreat will take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still benefiting from a nearby farm shop, railway station and two local pubs.
This peaceful woodland retreat is situated in Woodbridge, Suffolk, offering a secluded sanctuary for visitors to relax and unwind. Shepherds huts are known for their comfort and are ideal accommodation for anyone seeking a home-away-from-home getaway – the Woodlands Retreat Shepherds Hut certainly ticks this box! This compact and cosy hut may be small, but it has everything for a luxurious short break for two, including a small kitchen, en-suite shower room and a raised wooden deck with a table and chairs. Nestled in the wonderful and rural Suffolk countryside of the Alde Valley, Woodlands Retreat is just a short 15-minute drive away from the historic market town of Framlingham and just 40 minutes from the Suffolk coastline.
This homey log cabin getaway is located on the beautiful Manor park in Yorkshire. Boasting a beautiful lakeside position as well as two bedrooms, it offers a secluded retreat for couples, families and even small groups of friends.
Crisp winter afternoons can be spent on the decking with a warm mulled wine, you can also walks in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside or you can sit back and enjoy the views of the glistening lake. You can also visit the quaint village of Strensall, with plenty of pubs, shops take away and even a golf course to explore. And, if you want to try something new, the centre of the park plays host to a well-stocked private fishing lake, so make sure you pack your best rods for reeling in the catch of the day. With so much to see and do, and a peaceful base to return to at the end of each day, you’ll be hard-pressed to pass up a few nights at this cosy cabin.
This cosy shepherds hut is situated in Shropshire, three miles from the town of Bridgnorth. Inside, you’ll find open plan living, with a kitchen, dining area and seating area, as well as a comfy double bed and shower room. The charming shepherds hut is based in the countryside and is excellent for forest walks and adventurers looking for a homey place to retire after a long day of exploring. The outside area is surrounded by grass and forestry, complemented with decking with a table, chairs and a barbecue. This shepherds hut is a charming and original property in a stunning countryside location, the idyllic place for a relaxing cosy weekend away.
South View is a stone-built 18th century cottage located in the Derbyshire Dales District. Recently renovated to a superb standard, the cottage still manages to retain many of its characteristic features, such as oak beams and exposed stone walls in a cosy living and dining area. The cottage also benefits from a modern kitchen and bathroom, underfloor heating, a comfortable double bedroom and a pretty garden. Situated in the midst of picturesque Great Longstone, it’s just a short walk to a choice of two local country pubs. Guests can enjoy exploring the lanes and trails around the quaint village, and with a riverside nearby, it’s perfect for picnics, walking and cycling.
Set within arguably one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, The Old Cider Press is a beautiful thatched cottage with its own private patio, two king-sized double bedrooms and a unique reserve-level layout. With exposed beams, original framework and traditional style furniture -this is the perfect place to make yourself at home. Local pubs and superb sightseeing opportunities are just a 10 minute walk away. It’s the perfect place to get cosy in front of the electric stove on a cold winter’s eve, and enjoy the peaceful ambience while all wrapped up with a cup of tea.
Swallows Nest is a contemporary cottage set in rural Wales, surrounded by woodland and open fields. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore the Clwydian mountain range, and the white sandy beaches of the North coast, and is just a few minutes from the peaceful villages of Dyserth and Gorsedd. For more adventurous guests, zip wires, caving, surfing, mountain biking and coasteering are all available in this wonderful area of the country. This gorgeous, two bedroom property is all on one level (no need to climb the stairs to bed) and benefits from plenty of space and natural light, offering a modern and luxurious feel. This cottage is the perfect place for a cosy escape to the country, with plenty to do and see.
Hobbits Landing is a heart-warming, cosy log cabin, with beautiful natural surroundings. Perfect for couples wishing to get away from it all, this retreat is your own haven for birdwatching and fishing, with a lake just outside, bringing calming sounds of the water to your door-step. Inside you will find a warm and inviting lounge, where visitors can cosy up in front of the characterful wood-burning stove. A well-coordinated kitchen sits next door, and the cottage is complete with a cosy double bedroom. Situated in Sandown on the south east coast of the island, the cottage is just a short distance from shops, restaurants and cafés, not forgetting a large beach and a stunning pier. Beautiful towns surround this location, and there is plenty to explore – the Shanklin Chine is worth a visit, with dramatic waterfalls and deeply shaded paths- it’s the perfect adventure.
Rushfields Barn promises the ultimate cosy location – set in the grounds of a garden centre, it offers a quaint farm shop, cafe and even a bus stop outside to take you into central Brighton. The barn itself has been completely renovated and furnished throughout, and features wooden beams, a wood-burning stove, French doors and a modern kitchen area. Guests can enjoy the countryside views, and excellent scenic walks, as well as Brighton’s bustling seaside resort, just 20 minutes’ drive away. The location is surrounded by scenic country walks, and pubs to help keep you busy.
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