Cosy Getaways for Winter

Spectacular and Cosy Getaways for Winter – Luxury Staycations UK

As 2023 winds down, we’ve hand-selected a phenomenal selection of luxury staycations in the UK and cosy getaways for winter. Explore the wilderness, enjoy Christmas by the sea, or chill out in a hot tub on a historic manor. Our list guarantees cosy interiors, unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Landmark Trust

The Landmark Trust is a charity that identifies historic places in danger and carefully restores them. The buildings are available for holidays and can be enjoyed by all. With 200 buildings across Britain and a few in Italy, there is a spectacular selection of properties to choose from. Landmark offers a building selection ranging from countryside cottages to ancient castles and towers on coastal paths.

Staying at a Landmark building entails waking up to breath-taking views, rolling hills, seascapes, woodlands and more. Spruced up with elegant and cosy interior design, these properties are in high demand. The Landmark team is now accepting bookings into 2025!

georgian period houses Landmark Trust design

Wilderness Reserve

Wilderness Reserve offers its guests 8000 acres of woodland, lakes, hilly pastures and an eclectic collection of historic buildings in Suffolk. Each home is lovingly restored and designed to boast charming character. Restored with the aim of protecting English nature, these homes make the perfect family getaway or romantic retreat. Your stay at a Woodland Reserve property also promises unforgettable experiences – including access to over 40 distinct activities to make the most of the open spaces, lakes and woodland.

The 19th-century Georgian Manor House, Sibton Park, is our favourite. Built in 1840, the 14-bedroom venue was sensitively restored and lovingly furnished. Details include hand-painted Chinese wallpaper in the Drawing Room, fine antique furniture and individually decorated bedrooms. The orangery seats up to 150 guests, making it a perfect wedding or large family destination. During your stay, you’ll look out across a rolling landscape of pasture, woodland and a serpentine lake. 

Sibton Park Wilderness Reserve with a frosty landscape

Luxury Cotswold Rentals

From classic Cotswold cottages to manors and mansions, Luxury Cotswold Rentals offers luxury self-catered holiday cottage experiences. Situated in remarkable, historic locations and immaculately decorated, many of these stays offer a unique retreat from the daily grind. Guests also enjoy access to a unique concierge service.

Cotswold Stays Luxury Cosy Homes

If you’re looking for some of the finest English Manor Houses in England, including rectories, halls and estates, take a look at this curated selection from Luxury Cotswold Rentals. Staying at one of these manors is exclusively reserved for the well-heeled, with average weekly stays commanding up to five-figure budgets.

Large English Manor Houses

Alternatively, guests can browse a selection of cool, classic English cottages. A hand-selected offering of charming and gorgeous cottages is ready for your next dog-friendly rural escape. This includes the stylish and romantic retreat at Congrove Barns, a private two-bedroom holiday cottage close to Bath in Avon, England. Comprised of twin barns, the living barn houses an open-plan dining room and fully equipped kitchen. This cosy cottage also includes a sleeping barn, gated gardens, a wood-burning stove and a hot tub.

Congrove Barn Classic English Cottages

Unique Home Stays

Fancy waking up to (and showering) with a view over picturesque Coverack Cove in Cornwall? Consider booking your next luxury staycation at Ukiyo, a luxury self-catering stay. The property is decorated with a natural, industrial aesthetic and a cosy interior feel. Situated steps away from the sea, Ukiyo also promises a magical Christmas escape with the family. Sliding doors invite guests to enjoy an al fresco living area complete with a hot tub and endless ocean views.

Luxury Beach View Staycation UK

Explore Luxury England Staycations

If you’re interested in browsing more luxury staycations in the UK, browse the offerings at Elegant Resorts. Moreover, take inspiration from our curated selection of luxury staycation blogs from Luxury London (for the best luxury hotels and country houses in England), Harpers Bazaar (Best UK Staycations), Country & Townhouse (Exo Staycations) and House and Garden (Best Dog-Friendly Hotels in the UK).

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