Winter is a great time for a getaway. Whether you’re after a romantic weekend away or you are just in need of a break, a Winter holiday can be just what you need to reset, relax, and recharge during the colder months.

What could be better than wrapping up in a blanket next to a roaring fireplace in a cosy countryside cottage, or soaking in a private hot tub under the stars on a woodland retreat.

Whatever your preferred setting may be, the UK is filled with places to stay that are ideal for a Winter getaway.

Here is our guide to 7 of the best cosy UK Winter breaks…


1. Upton Grange, Dorset

Upton Grange offers a selection of holiday cottages in the Dorset countryside.

Each cottage has its own character, with features such as open fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, timber beams, and luxurious mahogany four poster beds.

These beautifully decorated, historical cottages are the perfect place for a cosy Winter getaway. As the weather gets colder, the nearby harbours twinkle with festive lights, making a pretty backdrop as you bundle up for a waterside walk.

Waiting in your cottage for your arrival will be a hospitality welcome pack of seasonal treats, so you can make treat yourself to a tasty snack or a nice hot drink as you make yourself at home.


2.  Lewtrenchard Manor, Devon

Lewtrenchard Manor is a beautiful family run Jacobean Manor house, set in the woodland of Dartmoor National Park.

Furnished with antiques, rich colours, and heavy fabrics, Lewtrenchard Manor feels warm and cosy despite its size.

With excellent on-site facilities such as a luxurious spa and a 2AA Rosette restaurant, you can escape for a cosy Winter break and enjoy history, luxury, and great food, without having to venture too far into the outdoors.


3.  Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa, Norfolk

Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa is a beautiful location for a romantic Winter break.

The self catering lodges provide a tranquil place to stay, with private patio areas, relaxing hot tubs, and a luxurious spa.

The resort is pet friendly, so you can even bring your dog along too.


4.  Portbane Cottage, Tayside

If you like the idea of taking in Scotland’s incredible scenery but you don’t fancy exploring outdoors in the cold weather, Portbane Cottage is the perfect choice.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking natural views of a misty Taymouth Marina in Winter from the comfort and warmth of your private hot tub.

Taymouth Marina also has excellent leisure facilities, including a spa with a sauna, and a steam room which is heated by a huge wood burner.


5.  The Acorn Inn, Dorset

The Acorn Inn is a 16th century coaching inn.

Decorated with oak panelling, wooden beams, and original features, the rooms at this historical inn are named after Thomas Hardy references.

Each room is equipped with individual features, from carved oak antique four poster beds to cast iron fireplaces and window seats.  Perfect for curling up with a good book before venturing into the pub and sitting down at your favourite table for a hearty meal.


6. Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Somerset


Webbington Holiday Cottages are located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Mendip Hills.

Webbington Farm is a family-run, working farm, making it a relaxed place for a family break. Each cottage has full central heating, keeping you toasty and warm, even in the Winter.

With an indoor hot tub room and add-on services such as a personal chef to cook you a hot meal in your cottage, you’ll have everything you need in one place.


7. The Vintage House, Suffolk

The Vintage House in Suffolk is a pet friendly house dating back to the 1920s.

It has plenty of character, thanks to vintage features such as the roll-top bath, cast iron range, and restored bay window, and the fireplace in the living room provides the perfect spot to snuggle up on the sofa next to a roaring fire for a relaxing evening.

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Looking for more inspiration? Why not read our post on the UK’s favourite staycation destinations, or have a look through our list of quirky and unusual places to stay in the UK for some ideas.