With less than one month to go to Christmas, there is still time to book an out of the ordinary holiday cottage for the festive season. In fact, we have more than 1,000 properties available for Christmas and the New Year.

Here are 4 of our more unusual offerings:

Liberton Tower, Edinburgh

Sleeping  4 in 2 bedrooms, this restored tower dates back to the 15th century and features a Great Hall complete with wall hangings, oak furniture and a roaring log fire. 

Slit windows, deep walls and stone staircases combine with mod cons such as underfloor heating to make this a truly memorable venue for Christmas.  It’s completed by a stunning four poster bed plus a stone parapet offering views over to Edinburgh, just 2 miles away.

Liberton Tower can be booked over for 7 nights over Christmas for £1,273 from 20 December


Beltingham House, Nr Bardon Mill, Northumberland

This Georgian house, dating back to 1750, was once owned by the Bowes-Lyon family and the late Queen Mother and Princess Margaret have both stayed here whilst visiting Lady Mary Bowes-Lyon.

Sleeping 14 in 7 bedrooms, the house sits in 5 acres of grounds, with Hadrian’s Wall a nearby walk. It features a four poster bed, log fire and luxurious furnishings and makes the perfect festive getaway for a large party.

Beltingham House can be booked over for 7 nights over Christmas for £3,490 from 21 December


Avocet, Fakenham, Norfolk

This single level, 5 star Gold Award architect-designed eco-property, sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

Set on 175 acres of sweeping farmland and gardens, it’s a short drive from many of the best beaches and market towns on the North Norfolk coast.

Fantastically equipped for a new year break with the kids, there are two all-weather tennis courts, a large play paddock (visible from every holiday cottage) with a timber playhouse and plenty of space to fly kites and kick footballs.

Indoors, there is a stunning heated swimming pool and fully stocked games room.

Avocet can be booked over for 7 nights over New Year for £1,584 from 27 December


Cutlar’s Lodge, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Get away from everything and celebrate Hogmanay in style in this stone cottage with its own private loch!

Well-equipped  and sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, it is the stunning views, landscaped grounds and surrounding countryside that make this cottage so special – plus it is just a 15 minute walk to the seashore, with an abundance of rock pools.

Cutlar’s Lodge can be booked over for 7 nights over New Year for £920 from 28 December

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