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Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2016

January is the ideal time to get away. There are lots of great deals to be had across the UK and, even if January doesn’t strike you as the best time to be exploring the countryside, if we are blessed with crisp, cold days, a winter walk can be magical. With so much incredible countryside all around us, escaping after the rush and bustle of the festive period can be just what the doctor ordered. Finding yourself in a cosy cottage with a roaring fire and just the sound of birdsong to interrupt your thoughts, offers the chance to reflect on the past year and the year to come.

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2016

Lucy Corkhill

By Lucy Corkhill

09th January 2016

Gathering with family to set your intentions, to draw and write your dreams, and chat into the night about big plans, always takes on a life of its own when done away from the pressures of home. There is the space to dream big!

Most cottages offer the chance to book for less than a week, with the minimum number of nights usually three. So even if you can’t get away for a whole week, or can’t afford a holiday of that length, there’s still the option to recharge for a few nights in a beautiful location.

We’ve rounded up some gorgeous and some simple cottages, many with breath-taking views.

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Luxury self catering cottages in Cornwall where children can run free, families can relax together and nature is truly on the doorstep. The 20 luxurious cottages are set in 30 acres of wildflower meadows and woodland, in a peaceful valley near St. Austell and the Eden Project.

Loveland Farm, Devon
Sustainable holidays all year round on the Hartland Peninsula, close to hot surfing spots and some of Devon’s finest sandy beaches. This is a campsite with a difference, a place where sustainability comes first, where life is that little bit simpler.

Riverside Cottage, Hants
A self catering ho,me set in idyllic surroundings in beautiful Hants countryside. Just an hour fromLondon, with easy access to the coast, there are four double bedrooms so the cottage can comfortably sleep eight but if you need more room there’s also a ground floor study bedroom. The house was once three farmers cottages and has been restored into a beautiful home with exposed beams, fireplaces and stone floors.

Alde Garden, Suffolk
Laid back holidays in quirky, rustic eco accommodation within a compact, friendly wildlife garden right in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Alden Garden offers a range of unusual accommodation all set within a peaceful one-acre wildlife garden for a relaxing break with a difference.

Little Quebb Cottages, Herefordshire
Peaceful self-catering holidays and short breaks in North Herefordshire. The Old Barn and Granary are two stunning converted cottages in the courtyard of a magical listed black and white farmhouse. There is first class walking and cycling for outdoor enthusiasts on the doorstep.

Lantern and Larks, Suffolk
Get outside and back to nature with a luxury galloping retreat in the heart of peaceful Suffolk countryside. The colonial style tents at Swelling provide home-from-home comfort with fully furnished, spacious interiors, solid pine beds, real floors and running water.

Acorn Family Holidays, Powys
Fully-inclusive family activity holiday in the Brecon Beacons National Park, a guaranteed fun-filled experience. Staying in brand new camping pods on the shores of Langorse Lake, enjoy a range of organised activities from paddle boarding to abseiling.

Nannerth Counrty Holidays, Powys
Find relaxation on a traditional 200 acre Welsh hill farm in the peaceful Wye Valley. These 200 acres of organic farmland have oak woods to explore, a river to splash about in and wild hills in which to run free, all just outside your cottage door.

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