Winter was made for cosy evenings in front of a flickering log burner, for long lazy daydreams in a roll top bath and waking up in a super king…so we say it’s time to escape the Christmas chaos and snuggle up in one of these rather resplendent retreats.
10 pads that’ll make you love winter
If you never quite got over that scene in Beauty and the Beast where Belle discovers the library, how’s this for a fairytale? Pennsylvania Castle has a library, open fire and Chesterfield furniture.
If you like your boltholes with a boutique chic feel to them then you’ll be in your element at Moon Shadow. Quirky, stylish and close to Porthmeor Beach, this one’s for the couples.
Stepping into The Barn is a teeny bit like stepping into the pages of a glossy magazine. The open plan design showcases traditional features like the wooden beams, and there’s a roll top bath with some serious views.
How’s this for a kitchen? Gladices Barn sleeps 14, so it’s perfect for gathering your family, digging out those foodie recipes and sitting down to a festive celebration before the big day.
For that winter escape that’s all about chatting in the hot tub before the Christmas mayhem, this pretty lodge sits on a resort in the Cornish countryside. Dogs are welcome too, so you can take in the scenery with some long old walks in between dips in the bubbles.
Set in the Glastonbury countryside, Levels View has floor to ceiling windows to showcase its views, and a log burning stove to warm up those December evenings. Oh, and there’s a hot tub too.
All about beachside living with a little luxury, Kamal has private access to the beach and views across St Austell Bay, and what a setting for those cosy winter afternoons with a glass of wine and your chill out playlist…
Here’s an idea…gather your pals and set up home in a Grade I listed Victorian Fort. With LED mood lighting, vaulted ceilings and underfloor heating, the fort’s 5* Platinum.
Where do we start with this gorgeous little number? The super king size bed makes a welcoming sight after a long walk on the nearby beaches, and would you look at that interior design…
Mowhay Barn combines the traditional character of a barn conversion (perfect for feeling all Christmassy) with a little modern luxury. Bright, spacious and thoughtfully furnishes for those family breaks, it’s perfect.