This Christmas you could be waking up to winter sunlight sparkling on frost-tipped conifers. Singing your kids’ favourite carols under a star-studded sky. Or having the thrill of glimpsing a white-coated mountain hare as you ramble across the moor, whilst staying in one of our characterful holiday cottages.
Why not give your family a Christmas they'll never forget? Here are our top three reasons to treat them to a festive getaway.
1. The gift of time together
On a Christmas break, you can escape the distractions of home life and enter a space where your only task is to enjoy here-and-now. That means precious time to reconnect as a family and enjoy life’s simple pleasures together.
So choose a cottage brimming with character, stoke up the festive fire and let the Christmas spirit reign.
Deck out the tree in a snug sitting room that’s seen Christmas play out across centuries. Forage for pine cones to string into festive garlands. Or take your kids on a magical mission to find Father Christmas at a local grotto.
2. The gift of nature
Children thrive on nature – from unexplored woodland hidey-holes to shells washed up on the beach. This festive season, whisk them away to a natural beauty hotspot where they can have fun, make new discoveries and enjoy freedom in the fresh air.
Wrap up warm on bracing walks, and open their eyes to winter wildlife. Ideal destinations for creature-spotting include St Helen’s Duver on the Isle of Wight, where you can catch winter flocks of ducks and waders. Or visit Dartmoor’s Castle Drogo for the chance to spy soaring buzzards and scampering deer.
3. A gift that keeps on giving
The real beauty of the gift of a holiday is that it doesn’t end with your journey home. It’s a treasure your family carries forward, as you start the New Year relaxed, reenergised and ready for the adventures to come.
If you want to get away for just a few days our Christmas short breaks are bookable 10 weeks prior to departure.