If you would love to do something different with your time off over the festive season, but don’t have the budget to escape over Christmas or New Year, then you might want to consider a Twixtmas break.

What exactly is Twixtmas?

Twixtmas is the period between Christmas and New Year. And it is typically a period of 5 days – or 4 nights - from the 27th December until the 31st December.

Twixtmas is that wonderful, slightly quieter time between the over indulgent, traditional festivities of Christmas and the start of the celebratory partying of the New Year.

For many, Twixtmas is the perfect chance to get away for a period of quiet reflection - to take stock – before the arrival of the new year and a whole new start.

What is a Twixtmas break?

A break over Twixtmas is simply a chance to get away from it all to some part of the UK, between the 27th December and 31st December, for a 4 night, short break.

If Christmas was spent with extended family and you find yourself craving somewhere quiet and secluded as a result, then we have just the holiday cottage for you!

Twixtmas is also a great opportunity to explore somewhere new, such as one of the UK’s national parks. Or maybe somewhere closer to home that you wouldn’t normally visit during the peak seasons.

You might not particularly care where you go, choosing instead to focus on what features are contained within the property such as a log burner, a huge comfortable bed, a bath, a hot tub and a coffee machine. Perfection right?

Why is Twixtmas cheaper than Christmas and New Year?

Holiday cottages over Christmas and New Year tend to attract a premium simply because demand outstrips supply – especially for the large holiday cottages which are often booked up a year or two in advance.

However, the gap between the two periods is often less popular as a result and therefore presents a wonderful window of opportunity of 4 nights away - which could even make the ideal Christmas present if thought about carefully in advance!

And depending on when Christmas and New Year falls, many workers will try to book the whole period off.

Which presents a great chance to escape for a short break away with friends or family. Perhaps meet somewhere in the middle to catch up with family that live some distance away?

How to book the best Twixtmas short break holiday cottage

If you would like to consider a short break in the UK for four nights over Twixtmas, then look no further. We have listed them all here for you and you can simply filter your results by what’s important to you.

Perhaps location matters, in which case you can choose any town, city, village or area of interest, such as a national park.

Or perhaps budget is the most important factor? In which case, simply set your minimum or maximum budget and we’ll return every cottage that meets your criteria.

And if there are features you would like to see in your property such as a hot tub, sauna or games room, then feel free to select whatever matters to you most.

There are hundreds of property features to choose from, from everything you would expect like ‘pet friendly’ (you can select cottages that welcome 2,3,4, or 5 dogs) right through to some you might not realise you can search by, such as a wine fridge, ipod dock, secluded or shepherds hut!

Whatever you are looking for over Twixtmas, we will have something to meet your requirements.

You can either browse our easy to use website or simple get in touch via our free concierge service and let us find the perfect holiday cottage for you.

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