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Christmas 2016

A frosty winter walk, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire  © Rod Edwards

A frosty winter walk, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire © Rod Edwards

Christmas will soon be here and a festive getaway in one of our holiday cottages will go down a treat. A cosy Christmas cottage, roaring fire, loved ones, presents, mouth-watering food in a snow covered setting is what Christmas is all about and the Trust have plenty of cottages ready for a wintery escape.

It’s not too late to book for Christmas 2016. We can provide a charming Christmas cottage, crackling fire and let’s hope for a white winter. Why not check out our special offers? If you’re only able to take a few days away over Christmas, then you may be interested in a short UK break at one of our holiday cottages.

We really do have the perfect Christmas cottage to help you enjoy the festive season. Our holiday cottages can be found in lovely locations all over the British Isles, that have all the potential of making a very magical Christmas. Gaze out at spectacular seaside vistas in Cornwall, or spend days exploring picturesque villages in Norfolk and all the wintery walks are perfect for tiring out the kids so they’re asleep for when Father Christmas visits!

With so much to do this winter, Christmas markets really amplify the festive period, with plenty of fairs in Lincolnshire, Devon, Dorset, and many other UK destinations near you. Or for something a bit different, explore a real wintery fantasy this Christmas as Killerton House transformed like you have never seen it before.

A Christmas away from home doesn’t mean abandoning your own Yuletide traditions. Make this Christmas extra special for all the family with a break in a National Trust holiday cottage, so have a peek at some of our more unique properties.

If you’ve always wanted that big family Christmas, our grand country houses will gift you with a Christmas to remember. Huge manor houses and farmhouses with spacious dining rooms offer the ideal setting for large gatherings with family and friends.With cavernous kitchens and dining halls, plenty of beds for the forgotten in-laws, space for even the biggest of family games and room for that after-dinner snooze.

The Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottage boasts a jaw-dropping location. Perched in the cliffside, the Devonshire holiday home sleeps 10 and is the dream getaway to spend the festive period with family and friends. Again, sleeping 10, Emley Farmhouse offers a grand kitchen that is ideal for cooking up a Christmas feast.

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two this Christmas in a Trust holiday cottage. We believe we have something for everyone for this festive time of year. We offer small, picturesque, romantic cottages, for couples wanting to lock themselves away from it all and revel in a special Christmas together. Take a break in one of our secluded countryside cottages and enjoy crisp winter walks hand-in-hand, and return to your remote holiday home and snuggle up next to an open fire.

The Abbey Stores stone cottage sleeps two and is a sublime choice for a romantic break away this Christmas. As is Nant Las, hidden in secluded Welsh forest, and has the added benefit of an open log fire which is perfect for getting cosy.

Our coastal cottages offer spectacular seaside views, and what is better than a crisp, Christmassy stroll on the beach before tucking into some turkey with all the trimmings. This Christmas, you could see you exploring the South West coast, from the rugged coastline and coves in Cornwall, the beautiful sandy beaches in Somerset, to the historic Jurassic Coast with our Devon and Dorset coastal cottages.

Wintery walks are one of the best things about a National Trust holiday. Outside your window, frosted hills speckled with beech, birch and oak lay waiting to be explored on your morning walk and you may spot some wintery wildlife. Walk off large Christmas dinners and that Christmas pudding and wear out the children. We even have dog friendly holiday cottages so you can bring along your beloved doggies this Christmas!

Why Choose A National Trust Cottage this Christmas?

All of our Christmas holiday cottages are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you will enjoy the space to relax in truly unbelievable locations this December.

Every time you stay with us the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the National Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

Still not sure?

We can post you our latest brochure to enjoy in your own time, so please do leave us your details to receive a copy.

The Trust are exceedingly proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special cottage and enjoy its pleasure time and time again. Many of our properties get booked very early for holiday periods so click here to find your next holiday destination.

Before you go, don’t forget to check our special offers page or sign up for offers and more with our email newsletter.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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    The Tower

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    Set on the real estate around Blickling Hall in the glorious part of north Norfolk.

  • The exterior of Park House, Kedleston, Quarndon, Derbyshire © Mike Henton

    Park House

    Quarndon , Derbyshire

    C19th brick built house situated in an idyllic position on the edge of Kedleston Park.

  • The exterior of White Edge Lodge, nr Sheffield, Derbyshire © Mike Henton

    White Edge Lodge

    nr Sheffield , Derbyshire

    A wonderful location for an interesting and historic cottage with open views.

  • The exterior of The Bothy, Welshpool, Powys © Mike Henton

    The Bothy

    Welshpool , Powys

    The Bothy is positioned in the heart of the gardens surrounding Powis Castle.

  • Exterior view of Seaview, Studland, Dorset © Mike Henton


    Studland , Dorset

    Former tennis pavilion, superb views Studland Beach.

  • The exterior of Quay Cottage, Truro, Cornwall © Mike Henton

    Quay Cottage

    Truro , Cornwall

    Experience the thrill of living right on the water's edge in this handsome cottage.