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Large 5 Star Cottages for Christmas 2015


If your thinking of going away as a group for a luxury short break over Christmas, there are still some large 5 Star cottages still available. From Cornwall to South West Scotland, here’s our pick of the Top 10 Large 5 Star Cottages for Christmas 2015.

1. The East Wing, Eslington Park, Northumberland, sleeps 10
The East Wing forms part of a gracious Grade II Georgian property within easy reach of the lovely town of Alnwick and the beautiful Northumberland coastline.

2. Marley Mount Farm, Sway, Hampshire, sleeps 10
This impressive detached property is located on the edge of the village of Sway within the New Forest National Park. At the heart of the house is the kitchen, with its open-plan living and dining areas; a great place for guests to gather, with a wood-burning stove and views across the garden.

3. Stockham Lodge, Colyton, South Devon, sleeps 10
Situated just a few miles from the South Devon coast, this beautifully appointed property nestles on the south-facing wooded valley and enjoys magnificent panoramic views. The property boasts a hot tub, sauna and fitness room to work off the calories.

4. Yenworthy Mill, Lynmouth, North Devon, sleeps 10
Set in a spectacular location on the northern slopes of Exmoor National Park, a few hundred metres from the coast and with views of the Bristol Channel, Yenworthy Farm is situated in ‘Doone Country’, and actually appears in the novel itself. The gun which was supposedly used to repel the ‘Doones’ still hangs in the farmhouse to this day. This working farm once had its own mill and the old water wheel can still be seen.

5. Pheasant Fields, Holywell, North Wales, sleeps 10
This detached property provides spacious and comfortable accommodation, which successfully combines traditional features such as exposed brickwork, stone, beams and a fireplace, with the everyday comforts one expects from a luxury holiday home. These features include high-spec kitchen and bathrooms, a cosy wood-burning stove, wi-fi, smart TVs in all the bedrooms and a built-in music system which can be enjoyed anywhere within the house and also outside whilst relaxing in the hot tub.

6. Glenlea Cottage, Gatehouse of Fleet, South West Scotland, sleeps 10
This beautiful property is completely renovated, offering stylish and spacious accommodation with the added bonus of a hot tub. Within only a couple of minutes’ walk are excellent restaurants and pubs while the coast is just a few miles away.

7. Penarvon House, Helford, Cornwall, sleeps 10
Situated in a stunning setting above the Helford Estuary is the award-winning Penarvon House which was featured on TV’s Fantasy Homes by the Sea. The property occupies a completely private location and breathtaking views of the estuary.

8. Looe Island View, Downderry, South Cornwall, sleeps 10
This luxury detached holiday home is set in a spectacular hillside location in Downderry on the south east coast of Cornwall. With wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island from the terrace and raised decking, this magnificent house is perfect for a Christmas break by the sea.

9. Orpington, Sinderby, Yorkshire, sleeps 10
A luxury converted barn situated on the village green and perfectly located in-between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors, Masham, Ripon, Thirsk, Bedale, and the rest of North Yorkshire. This beautiful spacious property is finished to a high standard with exposed beams, high ceilings luxury stone flooring.

10. Tenacott Lodge, Bideford, North Devon, sleeps 10
A detached barn conversion with magnificent views over River Torridge and rolling North Devon countryside. There are some lovely walks direct from the properties over fields including walking access to the Tarka Trail. The property is situated just over a mile from Bideford with its shops, pubs and restaurants.


November 9, 2015