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.

Festive swims in Cornwall

Here’s our list of the best Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day swims in Cornwall to make your holiday one to remember.

Annie Cowen

Cornwall Christmas markets

From traditional fayres through to lively festive markets with music, food and shopping, Cornwall has got the Christmas period well and truly wrapped up.

Silvia Lowe

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.

Kylie Barton

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.

Kayleigh Hardy

Cornish Christmas gifts

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

Abby D

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Abby D