Christmas Holiday Cottages

Have Yourselves A West Country Christmas

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without family and friends; spending precious time with your loved ones, sharing thoughtful gifts, and indulging together in a few of those extra-special festive treats.


If you’re thinking about whisking your nearest and dearest away this Yuletide, look no further than Toad Hall Cottages and its wonderful list of Christmas hideaways. From fun-filled family get-togethers to grandiose gatherings of friends, your West Country winter adventure is only a whisker away…

Yuletide Cheer at Curlew

With its sparkling views of Bigbury Bay, Curlew is a spacious and stylish dwelling set in one of the South Hams most desirable locations. Discover stunning coastal walks from your doorstep and the golden sands of Bigbury on Sea – just steps away from your front door – with breathtaking views at every turn. This particular stretch of the South Devon peninsula is known as a haven for watersports (particularly surfers) and is considered one of the best breaks in the region. The famous tidal outcrop known as Burgh Island is only a short, scenic walk away; the perfect spot for a festive glass of sherry in the historic island pub, The Pilchard Inn. Curlew has a real beach house feel to it; its sliding patio doors offer a constant invitation to step out onto the sun terrace and take in the sunny ocean views, and there’s even a hot tub so you can celebrate Christmas under the stars with a glass of champagne in hand! Sleeping up to eight guests, this snug coastal escape could be the ideal location for your South West Christmas getaway.


Cosy up at The Old Barbican

Set in the glorious Cornish countryside in the charming port town of Looe, The Old Barbican is a handsome period property of great repute. Looking out over its delightful rose-scented gardens, this spacious family house comfortably entertains up to eight guests within its discerning walls and has been elegantly updated to meet the demands of the most energetic of families. The lively and bustling coastal enclave of Looe is a lovely place to explore, full of inviting cafés and bistros, artisan shops and galleries and olde worlde pubs (some of the friendliest in Cornwall, or so we’ve been told). It’s also a haven for sailing and fishing enthusiasts and entertains a popular stretch of the South West Coast Path adored by wildlife enthusiasts and ramblers alike. Whisk the family away this wintertime for a stay at The Old Barbican.

Hunker Down for a Kittiwake Christmas…

Not far from the gleaming shores of Downderry Beach lies Kittiwake; a fabulous three-storey holiday home that’s been lovingly furnished throughout and includes all the mod cons and creature comforts. This characterful abode makes for the ideal base from which to explore the rest of Cornwall, from the wilds of Bodmin Moor to the magnificent Lizard Peninsula. From here, you can set out along the South West Coast Path and traverse the heritage cliffs for the experience of a lifetime. This sweep of headland is speckled with pretty fishing villages and gorgeous traditional pubs and inns, all with roaring open fires and tempting winter menus; the perfect place to relax after your bracing winter walks.

Getting Festive in Fowey…

The peaceful banks of the River Fowey is the setting for our next Christmas cottage. Beautifully furnished and stylish in design, Topsides boasts gorgeous panoramas from every aspect and outlook, allowing you to take full advantage of this prominent hillside perch. This luxury three-bed dwelling is the perfect place to relax and unwind, only strolling distance from the historic and characterful medieval estuary town of Fowey, with its narrow winding streets, cascading hanging-baskets and renowned local hospitality: you’ll also discover one of the locals’ best-kept secrets; the little sheltered beach known as Ready Money Cove. Walk along the old harbourside, where the fishing boats bob gently on their moorings, and you’ll find the water taxi at the bottom of the slipway ready to ferry you across the riverway to the neighbouring fishing village of Polruan, the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Why not unwrap this dreamy riverbank setting this Christmas.


It’s a Dorset Noel…

A quiet corner of the historic market town of Bridport is the location for 3 Allington Square, an impeccably presented town house with room enough for a quartet of guests. From its contemporary kitchen design to its dapper lounge, this cosy Dorset dwelling is perfect for a family getaway or a couple’s escape; it’s also one of Toad Hall Cottage’s growing number of dog-friendly properties. You’ll only be a short walk from the bustling centre of Bridport with its array of traditional shops, cafés and bistros, and also its popular street market full of antique and bric-a-brac stalls. Culture vultures will love the town’s Arts Centre and Electric Palace, a hub for all things musical, comedic and theatrical. The captivating seaside town of Lyme Regis is only a short drive away; one of many adorable coastal folds to be found along the majestic Jurassic Coast. In fact, the whole area is beloved by walking enthusiasts; from the ancient boughs of Coopers Wood to the iconic golden cliffs of West Bay – there’s no finer setting for your bracing Boxing Day walk than the rolling hills and wild cliffs of Dorset.

Enjoy a little luxury at 1 West Point

Located in the heart of Sandbanks, 1 West Point is a beautifully presented town house, offering modern, super stylish accommodation for eight guests. The award-winning Blue Flag Sandbanks beach is a gentle five-minute stroll away, so you can work off those pigs in blankets whilst enjoying the stunning views of Poole Bay and beyond. If you’d rather cosy up inside, 1 West Point has its own superb cinema room, perfect for a big family screening of your favourite Christmas films.


Seasons Greetings from Sashes Cottage

Sashes is an adorable fisherman’s cottage tucked away on a quiet tree-lined avenue in the North Somerset town of Minehead. This characterful homestead has all the delightful features you’d expect from a Grade II dwelling and has been sympathetically updated to provide you with all the creature comforts, including space for your four-legged friend (another address to add to our long-list of dog-friendly holiday cottages). Here, the South West Coast Path runs almost to the threshold of your front door, while beautiful sea views are to be enjoyed from the cottage’s pretty terraced garden and from most of its sash windows. The West Somerset Steam Railway will whisk you away on a nostalgic jaunt through the rolling countryside, while the heather-bathed uplands of Exmoor offers up all manner of wild excursions.

A Christmas cracker on the coast…

On a clear day the views from Two Ocean Reach stretch as far as Cornwall’s Lizard Point, seventy miles away, such is its commanding position on the cliff crest of Bolberry Down near Salcombe. This modern and vibrant beach house surely boasts one of the most incredible panoramas in the whole of the South West! What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a flute of champagne on your very own private balcony, before enjoying a stroll along one of the most cherished stretches of the South West Coast Path. The golden sands of Bantham Beach and the sparkling waters that lap the shores of Burgh Island are within a hearty walking distance, as is the famous seaside town of Salcombe. After all that fresh air and exploring, why not sit back and take full advantage of the on-site Ocean Restaurant and its doorstep delivery service. Taste the ‘high life’ this Christmas at Two Ocean Reach.


A Fabulous Festive Offering at 3 The Old Boatyard

Three words to describe 3 The Old Boatyard? Stylish, sleek and contemporary. Set in the heart of the riverside village of Appledore, this stylish abode is streaks ahead when it comes to elegance and design; from its modern kitchen diner to its bi-folding doors that lead out to a secluded sun terrace, this stunning retreat has been immaculately finished right down the very last brush stroke and door handle. Enjoy blissful walks along the banks of the River Torridge, or hop aboard the passenger ferry to the neighbouring village of Instow to discover its lovely sandy beach and some gorgeous riverside pubs. Not far is the historic port town of Bideford where you can mooch around the thriving high street and even catch a ferry to the craggy shores of Lundy Island if you’re in the mood for a seafaring adventure. Celebrate Christmas in style when you book a stay at No3. The Old Boatyard.

FESTIVE OFFER – Enjoy 15% off Christmas week (21st – 28th December) and New Year week (28th December – 4th January) at 3 The Old Boatyard