Christmas

Christmas cottage holidays are like something out of a movie. And when the backdrop is the South and West, every moment will be picture-perfect. Here are a collection of our favourite Christmas things to do to make your time away even more magical.

Christmas Day dips

If you're feeling adventurous this Christmas and fancy a bracing dip, here's where to go for a group swim in Cornwall.

Things to do Sadie Phillips

Decorated cottages for Christmas and New Year

Still looking for a place to stay over Christmas and New Year? These cottages are still available and have the added bonus of Christmas decorations to keep your festive spirits high.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Ice skating in Hampshire

Get your skates on for a festive activity to remember. Keep kids busy with an exciting session on the ice at these popular ice rinks in Hampshire.

Things to do Kylie Barton

Top four Dorset Christmas markets

Get into the festive spirit in Dorset this Christmas with our top four Christmas markets from across the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Top four Somerset Christmas markets

Soak up everything Somerset has to offer in the festive season with our top pick of Christmas markets and fairs from across the county.

Things to do Kayleigh Hardy

Queen for a day: A visit to Osborne House

Kayleigh Hardy spent a day exploring the gardens and house at Osborne. A truly regal experience to round off her visit to the Isle of Wight.

Visitors' Book Kayleigh Hardy

Cornish Christmas gifts

Be inspired by local makers and make your Christmas gifts a little more Cornish this year.

Visitors' Book Abby D

Remote cottages to get away from it all

A collection of some of our most remote properties. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all this Christmas and New Year.

News & Offers Kayleigh Hardy

Top 5 Christmas cocktails in Cornwall

Fancy a festive tipple or two? The lights are up, the Bublé Christmas album is on and the celebrations are starting all over Cornwall as the festive season gets into full swing.

Classic Fodder Sadie Phillips

Catering for Christmas with hampers

Food is always a tough one to get organised over Christmas. With most shops now delivering, go for something a little more local to add a touch of the west country to your festivities.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

New Year champagne cocktail recipes

Champagne - the king of New Year drinks. Here are two of my favourite cocktails to get your party started for the New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Simple Christmas biscuit recipes for kids

Enjoy the freedom of a self catering cottage by letting the kids loose in the kitchen with these festive (and easy) recipes. Just be prepared for the amount of sweet treats you'll have to try.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Philleigh Way Cookery School venison recipe

A brief but beautiful recipe from Philleigh Way cookery school based in the Roseland in Cornwall. Perfect for making an impact on your guests for Christmas and New Year.

Classic Fodder Kayleigh Hardy

Christmas in Devon

As the winter evenings draw near, Christmas is just around the corner. With bright lights, entertainment, festive fun and cheer, we have chosen five of the best ways to enjoy that magical Christmas atmosphere in Devon.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

Christmas in Cornwall

Take our advice, wrap up warm and make the most of the long nights, chilly weather and cosy Christmas lights. We have Christmas in Cornwall all wrapped up.

Visitors' Book Sadie Phillips

10 reasons to Christmas in Cornwall

With temperature dropping and the nights drawing in, it’s easy to lust after summer. But our sights are set firmly on the good stuff: a return to decent telly, wintry comfort food (hello Shepherd’s Pie, we’ve missed you) and most exciting of all - Christmas!

Things to do Abby D