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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. See all of our South West Cottages
The Southern counties of England are varied, each with their own character and charm. Our collection of holiday cottages in Southern England covers the areas of Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. See all of our Southern England Cottages
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. See all of our North West Cottages
Visit historic North East England with its castles and ruins, beautiful coastline and family attractions whilst staying in one of our luxurious holiday cottages. The region is home to countless Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and World Heritage Sites. See all of our North East Cottages
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Handpicked Cottages have selected what we believe are some of the finest holiday cottages in Wales. We have some superb properties in the most beautiful areas of the country. Rural valleys meet with the stunning coasts to make Wales a perfect self-catering cottage destination. See all of our Wales Cottages
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
Dec 01, 2022
The lead up to Christmas is a wonderful time to be in the Cotswolds so below is our suggestions of some of the key events for you to enjoy…
Saturday 3rd December 2022 the whole street is closed off to traffic to allow the stall holders and shoppers plenty of space to explore the festive delights and stock up on presents.
There will be a huge range of stalls as well as a choice of food and drinks on offer in the market square and an indoor arts and crafts market with a range of original Christmas gifts at the Town Hall. At dusk, the Christmas lights will be switched on and there will of course be an appearance by Father Christmas!
Where: High St, Chipping Campden, GL55 6HB
When: 3rd December 2022, 12pm - 6pm
Running every day from Thursday 8 December to Saturday 24 December 2022. This will run along the promenade and Long gardens in front of the municipal office with stalls offering an array of food, gifts and Christmas decorations.
Where: The Promenade & Long Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1PJ
When: Thursday 8 December to Saturday 24 December 2022
Charming Winchcombe turns into a winter wonderland as shops, pubs and restaurants throw open their doors with a warm welcome to visitors. There will be Christmas spirit in abundance with street entertainers, Morris dancers, choirs and carol singing as well as over 60 Christmas trees lighting up the town. As well as all this, there will be an abundance of stalls with a variety of gifts and food to browse and purchase. There will also be late opening at the shops too.
Where to stay: The Bolt Hole with its roll-top bath, rain shower, king-size bed and delightful log burner and top reviews, is in the centre of the town making it the ideal place to stay.
Where: North St / Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe, GL54 5LJ
When: 6 December 2022 5pm – 8pm
The annual Christmas Tree Festival which will take place at the stunning St Edward’s church on the 8th to the 11th of December 2022. There will be a delightful display of Christmas trees decorated by local children and businesses. The best tree in each category will be decided by votes the public.
Entry: Donations suggested of £5 per couple
Where: St Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold
When: 10.00am to 5.00pm on Thur 8th to Sun 11th Dec 2022
Sudeley castle is the setting for this magical night-time trail. Not only will the majestic trees and romantic ruins be a festival of light but there will also be water features and beams to light-up the way and fill it with colour. Mulled wine and hot chocolate, as well as food will be available from the castle terrace.
Where to stay: Just a few minutes away is The Bolt Hole, a delightfully cosy and luxurious cottage - the icing on the cake after a magical festive evening!
Entry: From £19.20
Where: Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe GL54 5LP
When: Weekends throughout December ending on the 30th Dec 2022
Friday 2nd December will be the day of the lighting of the magical Christmas tree which sits in the River Windrush in prime position in the village centre. The tree will be on show throughout the festive period with a Christmas shopping evening on the 2nd of December.
Where: River Windrush, Centre of Bourton-on-the-Water
When: 2nd December 2022 6.30pm
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