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すべてのトリミングが施されたコテージ! クリスマスのレンタルはかつてないほど需要があります – but there are still some cracking festive retreats available

  • Booking a roomy cottage over the Christmas period is ideal for those planning a big festive family gathering
  • Walkers will relish a stay at The Old Farmhouse in Cumbria or at Barlow Brook Cottage in the Peak District
  • Some rentals even feature outdoor hot tubs, from Butlers Cottage in Scotland to the Hiker’s Haven in Wales
  • This year it’s fingers crossed for a クリスマス with no last-minute government interruptions. Roaring fires, good food, long walks with all the family.

    But how to gather together in one place if no one’s house is big enough? Booking a roomy cottage in the country could be just the answer. Here we round up some of the best with availability this Christmas

    COSY COTSWOLDS

    Guests at the picturesque Dove Farmhouse in the Cotswolds, 上の写真, can explore the property's ten private acres

    Guests at the picturesque Dove Farmhouse in the Cotswolds, 上の写真, can explore the property’s ten private acres

    With five bedrooms there is plenty of space at Dove Farmhouse, which costs from £6,600 for an eight-night stay

    With five bedrooms there is plenty of space at Dove Farmhouse, which costs from £6,600 for an eight-night stay

    The home is cosy with a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, 写真, and an oil-fired Aga

    The home is cosy with a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room, 写真, and an oil-fired Aga

    Dove Farmhouse in the Cotswolds has ten private acres. The 17th-century property is built from honey- coloured stone, has exposed beams and flagstone floors.

    With five bedrooms there is plenty of space and the home is cosy with a large inglenook fireplace in the sitting room and an oil-fired Aga.

    DON’T MISS: A trip to the market town of Cirencester, 15 数分.

    DETAILS: Eight nights at Dove Farmhouse from £6,600, sleeping nine (oliverstravels.com).

    WALKING IN WALES

    Online rental company the Plum Guide is known for its rigorous, high-quality vetting process for properties.

    The Hiker’s Haven is a gorgeous four-bedroom cottage in the heart of the village of Saundersfoot, ペンブルックシャー.

    There are plenty of beaches to explore and coastal hikes to enjoy. And when you get back after a long day there’s a hot tub too.

    DON’T MISS: Carew Castle, a Norman and Tudor fortress by a 23-acre millpond (pembrokeshire coast.wales/carew-castle).

    DETAILS: Seven nights at the Hiker’s Haven from £2,447, sleeping six (plumguide.com).

    HIGHLAND ESCAPE

    Three acres of gardens surround Ardullie Farmhouse, 写真, which is based near Evanton in the Highlands

    Three acres of gardens surround Ardullie Farmhouse, 写真, which is based near Evanton in the Highlands

    The traditional grand Scottish house is blessed with views of the spectacular Cromarty Firth. Pictured is one of the bedrooms in the property

    The traditional grand Scottish house is blessed with views of the spectacular Cromarty Firth. Pictured is one of the bedrooms in the property

    Three acres of gardens surround Ardullie Farmhouse near Evanton in the Highlands. It is great for large groups, has no neighbours, and is blessed with views of the spectacular Cromarty Firth.

    This is a traditional, grand Scottish house but there are modern touches too: huge televisions, good wifi and a warming biomass heating system. Historic attractions nearby include the Fyrish Monument and Dingwall Museum.

    DON’T MISS: Foulis Castle, seat of Clan Munro since the 14th century (clanmunro.org.co.uk).

    DETAILS: Four nights at Ardullie Farmhouse from £3,360, sleeping 12 (airbnb.co.uk).

    ROAM TIME

    Spend the festive season at The Old Farmhouse, 写真, a three-bedroom cottage with views of the Cumbrian countryside

    Spend the festive season at The Old Farmhouse, 写真, a three-bedroom cottage with views of the Cumbrian countryside

    Expect plenty of space in The Old Farmhouse on the Hyning Estate near the Lake District and the town of Kendal.

    This three-bedroom cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has views of the Cumbrian countryside.

    There is good walking starting along trails close by — perfect for burning off any festive excesses (and clearing heads).

    DON’T MISS: Lake Windermere is a half-hour drive away.

    DETAILS: Four nights at The Old Farmhouse from £1,875, sleeping six (premiercottages.co.uk).

    Four-bedroom Elmar is nestled in the village of Cubert near Holywell Bay. Pictured is the lane leading up to the cottage, which is to the right

    Four-bedroom Elmar is nestled in the village of Cubert near Holywell Bay. Pictured is the lane leading up to the cottage, which is to the right

    CORNISH CRACKER

    Many people will tell you that the best time to visit Italy is in the quieter off-season. After a summer of staycations, the same is now true of Cornwall.

    There is plenty of winter availability in the county and having the pick of beaches, car parks and restaurants will more than make up for any turbulent weather.

    Four-bedroom Elmar is a cosy cottage in the village of Cubert near Holywell Bay and is perfect for a peaceful break.

    DON’T MISS: The village’s excellent pub: The Smugglers Den Inn (thesmugglersden.co.uk).

    DETAILS: Five nights at Elmar from £1,660, sleeping four (independentcottages.co.uk).

    GRAND GATHERING

    Pictured is the living room in Amory House. The Suffolk property makes for an ideal base for those with a large family

    Pictured is the living room in Amory House. The Suffolk property makes for an ideal base for those with a large family

    Amory House has five bedrooms and can sleep ten, making it a great choice for those with a large family.

    It’s in the centre of the popular seaside town of Southwold in Suffolk, close to the beach.

    There’s a decent-sized garden surrounded by trees and with a large dining terrace (although it will be too cold for that).

    DON’T MISS: A trip to the historic sites of Sutton Hoo (nationaltrust.org.uk) and Framlingham Castle (english-heritage.org.uk), 両方とも 30 数分.

    DETAILS: Seven nights at Amory House from £3,055, sleeping ten (originalcottages.co.uk).

    CELTIC HIDEAWAY

    Gaze across the calming waters of the Kintyre coast each morning at Ballygroggan Farmhouse, a charming retreat with six bedrooms.

    The house is on a working sheep farm and within walking distance of The Gauldrons, where a stony beach hosts seal colonies. On a good day, Islay, Jura and Gigha can all be seen too.

    DON’T MISS: A wander through nearby Campbeltown with its whisky shops.

    DETAILS: Seven nights at Ballygroggan from £2,085, sleeping 12 (hoseasons.co.uk).

    COASTAL CAPER

    Three-bedroom Sunnyside - Camber, 写真, is a comfortable beach house near Camber Sands and Dungeness Nature Reserve

    Three-bedroom SunnysideCamber, 写真, is a comfortable beach house near Camber Sands and Dungeness Nature Reserve

    The fine medieval town of Rye in East Sussex could be the ideal spot for a Christmas break. Cobbled streets, independent shops, half-timbered houses and small pubs are sure to add to the festive cheer.

    Three-bedroom SunnysideCamber, a short drive from Rye, might be just the ticket — a comfortable beach house near Camber Sands and Dungeness Nature Reserve.

    DON’T MISS: A bracing walk along the sands.

    DETAILS: Seven nights at SunnysideCamber from £2,599, sleeping six (holidaycottages.co.uk).

    TWO’S COMPANY

    For many, it might be that a relaxed Christmas is in order. And the Peak District has always been the place to get some much-needed peace and quiet. Barlow Brook Cottage is on the banks of a small river with good access to fishing, walking and cycling. There are two acres of shared grounds and the cottage is pet-friendly.

    DON’T MISS: A trip to Bakewell — the classic Peak District town.

    DETAILS: Seven nights at Barlow Brook Cottage from £844, sleeping two (peakcottages.com).

    DIVINE DEVERON

    Butlers Cottage, 写真, sleeps four and has a wood-fired hot tub with a view - it's a great spot to stargaze

    Butlers Cottage, 写真, sleeps four and has a wood-fired hot tub with a viewit’s a great spot to stargaze

    Mayen is a historic estate in the Deveron Valley, on the border of Moray and Aberdeenshire overlooking a spectacular stretch of the river.

    There are five cottages to rent here. Butlers Cottage sleeps four and has a wood-fired hot tub — a great spot to stargaze.

    DON’T MISS: This is castle country. Strike out to one of the 263 in Aberdeenshire.

    DETAILS: Seven nights at Butlers Cottage from £1,512, sleeping four (mayenestate.com).

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