Our Favourite Christmas Holiday Cottages to Rent

2nd December 2021
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Tis the season to cuddle up by a roaring fire on a cosy sofa, with blankets and mulled wine in hand while watching the now classic, The Holiday. And that’s when you are suddenly inspired to book your very own Christmas holiday cottage in the UK for 2022.

Here are some of our favourite unique and quirky Christmas cottages to rent before introducing you to Devonshire Hotels and Restaurant Boltholes.

Rose Castle Cottage, Tarn Hows – Cumbria

This National Trust two-bedroom 19th century Christmas cottage is located in the heart of the Lake District. Its secluded location means there is no Wi-Fi, and makes this a real treat if you want to leave the outside world and all the technology behind!

This cottage isn’t pet friendly and you can expect to pay around £674 for a four night stay.

For majestic mountain views be sure to take the Tarn Hows Trail.

Credit image: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/rose-castle-cottage-lake-district

Millie The Hut, Herefordshire - Wegnalls Mill

If Father Christmas had a tiny house, this would be it! Surrounded by wildlife and wilderness, Millie the Hut encapsulates the essence of Christmas even without it actually being Christmas. With its Scandi feel of glowing lanterns and outdoor cooking options, it’s the perfect place to spend a romantic secluded Christmas.

This hut isn’t pet or child friendly, but will accommodate a baby. You can expect to pay around £110 per night.

Millie The Hut is located under one of Britain’s clearest skies, so be sure to wrap up warm and enjoy some time around the fire pit stargazing and watching those stars burst above you!

Image credit - www.canopyandstars.co.uk/britain/england/herefordshire/wegnalls-mill/millie-the-hut

High Peak Manor House, Kinder – Derbyshire

From the moment you arrive in the grounds, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy-tale. Sleeping up to 25 guests, this 11-bedroom, 9 bathroom spectacular manor is full of luxury including its very own medieval banquet Hall. You’ll be feasting like a Tudor on Christmas day! And after a gluttonous afternoon you can retire to your own cosy bar to continue the celebrations.

There is plenty of space for everyone - with four beautifully furnished lounges, opulent kitchens and courtyard this really is the perfect setting for large families at Christmas time!

High Peak Manor is both child and dog friendly. You can expect to pay around £8,000 for a weekend break.

If you and your party are walking enthusiasts be sure to visit Kinder Scout. The highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views, unique moorland and even a waterfall.  For those who prefer to take a gentle stroll we recommend taking a car ride and visiting Chatsworth House gardens. The House may be closed (please check their website) but the grounds are open to the public and their dogs all year round.

Image credit: bighouseexperience.com/big-houses-for-rent/high-peak-manor-derbyshire

So there we are, we have shown you three unique and quirky Christmas holiday cottages to rent in the UK. But now we’d like to introduce you to a special group of cottages and Boltholes owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, scattered among their two estates, The Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales and the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire.

With 27 rentals ranging from big and small through to traditional to modern, this collection of properties is sure to have something to suit everyone, including a hunting tower and renovated farmhouses for an ultimate Christmas break! We’d like to introduce you to two of our most popular cottages…

Swiss Cottage, The Chatsworth Estate – Derbyshire

Part of The Chatsworth Collection, Swiss Cottage is the picture perfect Christmas holiday cottage to rent, and what’s more this is dog friendly and perfect for all the family.

Before you even arrive, you’ll feel the festive vibes as you take the drive up to Swiss Cottage through the historic Stand Wood, with its ancient and majestic trees. When entering this cosy cottage, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy-tale, with its traditional décor and warm ambience, you’ll not want to leave this place!

You must visit the Estate Farm Shop to top up the larder with local and traditional delicacies.

Swiss Cottage is both child and dog friendly. Please contact res@devonshirehotels.co.uk for rates and availability.

Image credit: Devonshirehotels.co.uk/boltholes

Stank Farm House, Bolton Abbey Estate – Yorkshire Dales

Sleeping up to 6 guests as well as dog friendly, Stank House provides the backdrop for the picture-perfect Christmas holiday cottage.

A traditional Yorkshire farmhouse, Stank House has been renovated to the highest standard, with traditional ambience alongside plenty of modern amenities. The log burner takes pride of place in the magnificent lounge and there’s a hot tub outdoors overlooking the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

From the moment you leave the farm house you are on prime dog walking territory. With miles and miles of walks, we recommend venturing down to the Bolton Abbey and starting your walk from there. Enjoy the splendour of the ruins and the natural beauty of the river Wharfe… you may even find Father Christmas hiding in his magical village which appears over the festive season at Bolton Abbey!

Stank Farm House is both child and dog friendly. Please contact res@devonshirehotels.co.uk for rates and availability.

Image credit: Devonshirehotels.co.uk/boltholes

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