Interested in booking a family holiday this Christmas? Take a look at some of our top Christmas self-catering breaks for 2014 and get ready for the ultimate winter treat.

Hapimag Bowness on Windermere

Unspoilt natural landscape has become a true luxury. If you are looking for a place that enchants with the rustic charm of the north, gentle hilly countryside, crystal clear lakes and lively villages Burnside Park is just the place.


Burnside Park in Bowness on Windermere has been providing top quality, luxury self catering holidays in the Lake District for more than twenty years and prides itself on the quality of all of its cottages and apartments.

Burnside Park is situated just a short stroll from the centre of Bowness on Windermere and offers both 1 and 2 bedroom apartments/cottages and they are usually let on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday; however they are often able to offer short breaks on a minimum of a two night stay.

Price Guide: Christmas Package starts 23rd December for 4 nights starting from £555 for a 1 bedroom sleep 4 and £795 for a 2 bedroom sleep 6. New Year package starts 30th December for 3 nights starting from £595 for a 1 bedroom sleep 4 and £805 for a 2 bedroom sleep 6.

To book please phone 015394 46624 or email For more information on our facilities please visit Burnside Park.

Christmas Cottages with Sykes

Christmas is closer than you think. Soon, lights will be hung, trees dressed, and presents perfectly wrapped. It also means – if you’re planning to book accommodation over the Christmas break – you need to get your skates on.


Christmas spent away from home can be a magical experience, if you choose the right accommodation that is. One of our favourite types of accommodation to rent over the Christmas break is a holiday cottage, which offers an enchanting place to stay for both adults and children alike.

Think charm, style and comfort. A self-catering cottage can feature anything from original oak beams and warming Inglenook fireplaces, to spacious dining areas and well-equipped kitchens; the perfect place to prepare the festive feast!

There’s lots of child friendly features in Christmas cottages too, including cosy twin bedrooms with plenty of room for Santa to pile the pressies; private gardens where the kids can test out their new gizmos; squashy sofas from which to watch a festive film on Christmas Eve; and lots of countryside where the family can burn off the Christmas dinner on Boxing Day.

Price Guide: From £319 per property per week to £2369 per property per week.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit Sykes Cottages today or phone 01244 356695 from 9am to 9.30pm 7 days a week.

Wringworthy Cottages

Family holidays as they should be! More than just a cottage Wringworthy is a wonderful combination of friendly  farm animals, outdoor and indoor safe play areas all set in 70 acres of countryside yet minutes from the sea.  The  8 cottages sleep 2–8 with all the comforts of home – and everything is included in the price.

Small children race down to feed our chickens, ducks and turkeys and look for eggs. They adore giving the donkeys  their breakfast and making friends with our guinea pigs and rabbits.

They have a warm heated swimming pool, sandpit, outdoor and a fantastic Games Barn packed full of toys.

All toddler/baby equipment, that takes up so much car space, is free. Just ask for what you need.

There’s a wealth of free leaflets, maps and books in our games barn and, as resident owners and parents ourselves we are always on hand to  help.

Price Guide: Sleeps 3 from £199-£599pw short breaks from £99. Up to sleeps 8+2 cots £399-£1599pw. Short breaks from £199. Open all year minimum 2 night breaks.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit Wringworthy Cottages today or phone Kim Spencer on 01503 240685.

National Trust Cottages

When you close your eyes and visualise your ideal Christmas what do you see?  A cosy cottage, a roaring fire, loved ones laughing, presents, mouth-watering food and snow covered scenery. National Trust Cottages aim to provide an amazing holiday cottage, fire and scenery; you bring the friends, presents and food. The only thing left is to keep your fingers crossed for a white Christmas.

national trust cottage

They have a number of holiday cottages places near rolling moors, sandy beaches and in stunning forests – perfect for families who want to walk off Christmas dinners and exercise away the last of the children’s energy!

If you’re only able to take a few days away over Christmas, then you may want to look at taking a short break in one of their cottages, manor houses or farmhouses.  Although bookings made well in advance must be for a week or longer, if you book 10 weeks or less before the start day of your holiday they will release all available cottages for short breaks. So if you wish to go on holiday from the 23rd December you will be able to book now!

Price Guide: Prices start at £294 for 3 nights between 18 Dec and 02 Jan.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit National Trust Cottages, call 0344 335 1287 or email

Holiday Lodges

Holiday Lodges in the UK have become a popular year round choice as the lodge accommodation is generally of a very high standard with central heating and double glazing. You can choose to escape the stresses and strains (and family feuds) that Christmas at home can bring by booking a Christmas lodge break.

log cabin

Picture waking up on Christmas morning in a cosy lodge with your nearest and dearest, without having to rush around, visiting family or get up at the crack of dawn to prepare the Christmas dinner.  Simply spend your day relaxing in peaceful and idyllic surroundings and enjoy your Christmas meal at a local pub or restaurant.

These no-fuss lodges are ideal for families with small children who want to spend a chilled out Christmas together. Some lodges also come equipped with private outdoor hot tubs – a fun all-weather addition to your Christmas holiday.

Price Guide: Prices for 7 nights over Christmas start at £719 for the Athelington Hall Farm Lodges in Suffolk.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit Holiday Lodges or call 0844 847 1202.

Mulberry Cottages

Christmas is a time for eating, drinking, laughing and celebrating the most important people in your life – your closest family and friends! Mulberry cottages promise to help you find the perfect Christmas Holiday Cottage for your loved ones.mulberry cottages

Whether you fancy a holly jolly seaside Christmas, snuggling up in the heart of the British countryside, or locating yourselves within the bustle of a activity-packed city centre, Mulberry’s broad selection of cottages are sure to have something to offer. Many of their properties include extras such as an open fire, an indoor swimming pool or a games room to entertain the kids – ideal for keeping the whole family entertained this Christmas, no matter the weather.

Whatever size your family may be, Mulberry Cottages aim to help you discover the perfect Christmas accommodation to enjoy the most magical time of year!

Price Guide: Prices start at £303.33 for up to 4 people staying 3 nights at the Shire Stable, Sussex, over the Christmas period.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit Mulberry Cottages or call 01227 464958.

Toad Hall Cottages

Toad Hall Cottages offer over 500 self-catering options across the South West. Whether you are drawn towards rolling green countryside, dramatic Jurassic coastline or picturesque towns and villages, there is something to suit all budgets.toad hall cottage

A Christmas cottage is a special way to escape from everyday life and enjoy a relaxing holiday season. Toad Hall Cottages offer cosy accommodation for family groups, as well as holiday cottages for luxury Christmas breaks to suit a variety of tastes. They are great providers for short winter breaks, as many of their cottages provide you with rural views and log fires that wonderfully complement the cosy feeling that being warm indoors on a winter evening can create.

Price Guide: Prices start from £377 for 7 nights staying at Pine Cottage, Devon.

If you’d like more information on holiday cottages that are still available over Christmas, visit Toad Hall Cottages or call either 01548 202020 or 0800 6101122.