Wintry walks, cosy pubs, hot chocolates whenever you can… Oh, how we love a winter getaway! It’s a season of Sunday roasts, woolly hats, and rising with the sun at a deliciously late hour. Not to mention the excellent excuse of lighting the fire every chance you get because who can say no to the flickering warmth of a wood-burner and snuggling on the sofa.
Whether you want to curl up with a good book or settle down with a glass of wine and a beautiful view, we’ve hundreds of cosy cottages with wood-burners to set your wintery scene aglow. From cosy boltholes to large houses for family gatherings, here are a few to get you daydreaming…
Port Isaac, Cornwall | Sleeps 8
Best for: Sweeping views
This one has undeniable wow factor, and with that show-stopping wood-burner on the wall and deep sofas to get cosy on - not to mention the beautiful Aga in the kitchen - this Cornish cottage was built for relaxing. There's even room for your four-legged friends for a full family evening by the fireside after a day spent frolicking along the spectacular coast of North Cornwall and exploring the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac.
Sidmouth, Devon | Sleeps 4
Best for: Countryside strolls
Stomp through the woodlands and fields of East-Devon before warming cold toes in front of this fiery focal point of the open-plan living area. Curl up and enjoy the barn’s elevated position, with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside; there are plenty of comfy sofas so everyone can get a toe in, with room for the dog too. A fire-warmed pub sits just down the road, ensuring every moment of your stay is toasty warm and fabulously atmospheric.
Brook, Isle of Wight | Sleeps 6
Best for: Staggering coastal scenes
It's always nice to light a fire and cosy up with loved ones on a plump sofa found at Flackstead on the Isle of Wight. This beautiful eco house enjoys a rustic vibe throughout, with reclaimed maritime pieces adding a bit of coastal charm. The famous Island walk between Freshwater Bay and The Needles is nearby, providing a spectacular jaunt before disappearing into the welcoming wiles of this coastal cottage with spectacular sea views throughout.
Calstock, Cornwall | Sleeps 6
Best for: Cottage charm galore
With one wood-burner and three beautiful ornamental fireplaces to keep you nice and warm in the winter months, you won’t find a cosier cottage than Cadena to hole up in. The décor throughout is absolutely stunning, with relaxing tones and country charm around every corner. With South Cornwall on your doorstep offering woodland dog walks and riverside wanders, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to filling your wintery stay with cherished memories.
Dulverton, Somerset | Sleeps 4
Best for: Moorland wanders
Tucked away on the edge of the magical Exmoor National Park, the oh-so pretty Cleveland Cottage is a delightful rural retreat made all the more enchanting with the addition of a toe-warming wood-burner and traditional beams. Somerset is home to some stunning woods and the undulating beauty of the Quantock Hills, giving you plenty of scenes to soak up before returning to the welcoming embrace of your country cottage and a glass of wine or mug of hot chocolate.
Cadgwith, Cornwall | Sleeps 2
Best for: Romantic retreats
The combination of floor-to-ceiling windows, treetop views, and a wood-burner that fills the entire space with warmth will have you hunkering down for the entirety of your stay at Tree Tops Cabin. If you do decide to venture out of this idyllic snug, you’ll be met with the dramatic wilds of the Lizard Peninsula, where jaw-dropping scenes make for a seriously memorable backdrop to your wintry walk.
Padstow, Cornwall | Sleeps 8
Best for: Cosy group stays
Sink into the marvellously comfy sofas by the wood-burner for a deliciously cosy evening with the family or venture out into the drama of North Cornwall for a truly spectacular winter walk. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of pubs offering equally cosy settings in which to devour a Sunday roast, while the South West Coast Path offers up Sunday strolls aplenty. The beautiful kitchen here – complete with an ornamental Aga – is a real treat too, and provides a lovely space in which to whip up a hearty feast.
Clovelly, Devon | Sleeps 2
Best for: Soaks and stargazing
Straw Cottage is the perfect place to hibernate in the winter months thanks to the cosy wood-burner and dreamy hot tub – stargazing during your soak is a must! We love how the cottage manages to balance a snug ambiance with such a light and airy space, and the fact that it’s dog-friendly is a real bonus. Nearby, Clovelly is a must-visit with its sloping streets and pretty harbour – stop by the Red Lion for a top-notch meal that’s sourced where possible from the village’s very own estate garden.
Lyme Regis, Dorset | Sleeps 12
Best for: Big family adventures
With two sitting rooms and a wood-burner in each (plus a dining room with yet another wood-burner), there’s plenty of toasty space for all in this historic farmhouse. Pack up the whole family – dog included – and head to this fabulously large home-from-home for a true exploration of Dorset and Devon – the house sits on the border, so you have your pick of both counties! Head to Lyme Regis for fossil hunting and foodie delights or The Golden Cap for a cheeky route that delivers all of the views with half the effort!
Battle, Sussex | Sleeps 2
Best for: An escape to 1066 country
Whether you choose to snuggle down by the wood-burner inside the charming shepherd’s hut or huddle outside around the fire pit, you’ll find atmospheric evenings galore at Jessie. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the charming hut, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the fascinating 1066 country, where historical landmarks, fabulous food, and many great things to do await – not to mention some seriously cosy pubs to while away an afternoon or two.
St Davids, Pembrokeshire | Sleeps 6
Best for: Cosy coastal dreams
Enjoying a rapturous mix of the traditional and new, Towyn Cottage is a beautiful place to cuddle on down during your stay, especially when the wood-burner is blazing bright. Squishy sofas encircle the stunning stone fireplace, with windows overlooking the fields and out to the nearby Abereiddy beach. Nestled on the incredible Pembrokeshire coast in Wales, you’ll find lots of magical things to do here, from walking along the coast to touring the many fascinating castles that pepper the landscape.
Thirsk, Yorkshire | Sleeps 9
Best for: Big family holidays
With the oh-so cosy wood-burner in the living room and a shared games room and indoor swimming pool (there are four cottages on the site you can book, upping your guest list to a whopping 38), you can easily spend your entire holiday within the sloping walls of The Byre. Of course, if you do decide to explore the spectacular Yorkshire countryside that surrounds you, you’ll be met with heather-topped moors and some of the best fish and chip opportunities in the country.
Stafford, Staffordshire | Sleeps 2
Best for: Reconnecting with nature
Another wholesome shepherd’s hut to escape to, Shepherd’s View has everything you could possibly need for a restorative stay, from a wood-fired hot tub to the beckoning wood-burner – you’ll even find a fabulous fire pit for peaceful evenings under the stars. Perched on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, you have plenty of choice when it comes to explorations. Walking boots are always a must here as once you see the undulating countryside that surrounds you, your feet will be itching to get out and investigate.
Porthleven, Cornwall | Sleeps 2
Best for: Peaceful woodland walks
Tucked away on the beautiful Penrose Estate near Porthleven, this rural cottage is perfect for gentle strolls with the pooch. You can turn your tails towards Helston for a lovely flat jaunt or you can head towards Porthleven alongside Loe Pool. Of course, the main draw to this pretty stone cottage is the toasty wood-burner, which promises evenings on the sofa with your best furry friend at your feet. Enjoy the peaceful harbourside charms of Porthleven at one of their incredible eateries (two of which are Michelin recommended) or cook up a storm in your cosy, cottage kitchen.
Ready to curl up by the fire with a good book and a glass of something soul stirring? Explore our collection of cosy cottages with a wood-burner and start planning the perfect cosy holiday.