Seven cosy cottages with log burners for the perfect winter retreat

With the arrival of the Christmas season and the beginning of winter, it is the perfect time for a warm winter holiday to relax and unwind.

And just like in The Holiday, sometimes all you need to escape the busy nature of life is switch the house into a cozy cottage, as Cameron Diaz’ ​​character did in the 2006 festive movie.

From a 300-year-old thatched hut, to a hut that looks like the interior of a yacht – each of these unusual characteristics has one thing in common, the wood stove.

LastMinute-Cottages.co.uk Unveil cozy country cottages for the perfect winter getaway – with prices based on three-night stays from December 15-18 – so you can pretend you’re in your own romantic Christmas movie.

Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden in Blockley, Gloucestershire

Price – 3 nights / £494 (sleeps 2)







Inglenook Cottage, Broad Campden in Blockley, Gloucestershire
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this is 300 year old Cotswold stone, thatched hut He is full of personality.

The property has many of its original features, including exposed beams, a stone staircase, a large fireplace with bench, and a baking oven. It is perfect for relaxing in front of you after a day of exploring the quaint villages nearby.

The Grade II listed building is a former village blacksmith, and has previously appeared on postcards – literally making it ‘photo perfect’.

The property has been recently renovated with modern appliances, a wooden kitchen fitted with a gorgeous claw-foot bathtub and modern shower.

Perfect for a romantic escape, the village pub – The Bakers Arms – can be reached on foot, and a very short drive from Chipping Campden, a historic wool town, with an abundance of independent shops, restaurants, wine bars, and tea shops.

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The Well House in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Price – 3 nights / £571 (sleeps 2)







The Well House in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
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this is Feature is the perfect cottage for a winter’s getaway in the countryside, with a cozy wood-burning stove in an original brick fireplace next to the property’s unique focal point – a 40-foot-high well with a glass top featuring a stunning, dining table width.

The cottage is located on a four-acre property and guests have access to the property’s orchard, which is filled with pear, apple and olive trees.

The romantic retreat offers stunning views of the unspoiled countryside, with full height windows allowing light to stream into the historic property.

There are plenty of walking trails a short distance from The Well House, including the famous Monarch’s Way footpath that approaches Charles II’s escape route after the Battle of Worcester.

Foolish shooting in Chiswarden, Shropshire

Price – 3 nights / £830 (sleeps 2)







Foolish shooting in Chiswarden, Shropshire
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the crap shooting This is a one-of-a-kind, stand alone vacation home surrounded by Shropshire Farmland. Overlooking fields and woods, it is a hidden gem of the 19th century in some of England’s most attractive countryside.

The property boasts an ornate mock church tower at one end, and a stepped gable at the other, and between them is a simple wood-thatched cottage complete with a wood-burning stove for cozy winter evenings.

Believed to be an old shooting inn, Bolthole was recently converted from ruin by its current owners to its former glory.

Dovecot Cottage, Grasmere in the Lake District, Cumbria

Price – 3 nights / £771 (sleeps 2)







Dovecot Cottage, Ambleside in the South Lakeland District, Cumbria
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this is eccentric hut It presents a yacht-like interior with oak beams, tiled floors and interesting cubby openings. With a cozy wood-burning fireplace and plush sofa to relax in after a day of exploring the village of Grasmere and the lakes, this cottage is perfect for a couples’ stay this winter.

The hidden gem is located in the charming village of Grasmere, famous for being shortlisted by Hollywood tycoons as one of the home properties of Bilbo Baggins in the popular Lord of the Rings franchise.

The village center is a short walk away and is home to many useful shops and local pubs where you can take a break from the kitchen and dine outside for some delicious pub flavour.

The more adventurous will be glad to have the chance to challenge themselves to climb Fairfield Peak, reaching 873 metres, and this stunt isn’t for the faint-hearted, but there are also a range of fun hiking trails if you prefer.

The Piggery in Glenridding, Cumbria

Price – 3 nights / £536 (sleeps 2)







The Piggery in Glenridding, Cumbria
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a Attractive cottage In a beautifully secluded spot in the village of Glenridding, this cottage was once a pig farm to raise pigs.

With its romantic location and great views, it is an ideal accommodation for a peaceful country vacation.

The lakeside village offers a café and a selection of pubs, some of which overlook picturesque Ullswater Lake.

The area is popular with mountain hikers as there seem to be endless opportunities nearby. Above the village is the Greenside Mine – an 18th century lead mine.

Ysgubor Ucha in Ruthen, Wales

Price – 3 nights / £529 (sleeps 2)







Ysgubor Ucha in Ruthen, Wales
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For a traditional country house with a Stunningly contrasting with contemporary interior design, This property in Ruthin will provide an ideal base for a relaxing holiday this winter. With the crackle of a wood-burning stove in the background, guests can settle in after a long day of exploring the surrounding area which includes a nearby conservation area for butterflies and an ancient fort.

LastMinute Cottages added: “Stroll through the village center of Llanelidan for dinner at The Leyland Arms, a cozy pub with great food and a great place to enjoy a pint after a long walk through the North Wales countryside.”

The Orangery in Torref, Scotland

Price – 3 nights / £292 (sleeps 2)







The Orangery in Torref, Scotland
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this is romantic hut Located on the outskirts of Torrev in the heart of the Scottish countryside, this is the perfect spot for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. The property is fitted with a wood-burning stove and a wood-fired hot tub on the rooftop to relax in after a winter’s day in the Scottish countryside.

There is an orangery at the front of the property, with a vaulted ceiling, large glass windows, and decking-style flooring.

During the 19th century, Toriv was an important place of agricultural trade, which is now reflected in the annual event to promote agriculture and the food industry.

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