Holiday cottages for Christmas

Christmas is a time for enjoying life’s simple pleasures: for gathering your loved ones around you and escaping the everyday

The North of England and South of Scotland are magical places in which to celebrate the festive season thanks to their unspoilt landscapes, beautiful seascapes and cosy holiday cottages. Think: wintery walks through frost-covered countryside or invigorating stomps along glistening beaches before returning to your home-away-from-home to warm up next to the fire with a mulled wine in hand and family and friends by your side.

Let the Crabtree & Crabtree elves sort out your Christmas and you’ll arrive to discover your home tastefully decorated for the festivities alongside a welcome pack bursting with Christmas goodies. Abandon yourself to festive fun, carol singing and family time while we arrange a chef or a special doorstep delivery to ensure that Christmas 2023 is one to remember.

These properties are available across the Christmas weekend (22nd - 26th December 2023). Some of our holiday homes and cottages are available for full weeks whilst others can be booked for short breaks. Fancy a New Year break instead? Explore our New Year availability.

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Wagtail Greenhead, Northumberland

Couples can disconnect from daily life at this romantic, rural base, on a sustainability-focused farm close to Hadrian’s Wall.

Complimentary Experiences – Book any stay throughout July 2024 (3 night stay minimum) and receive a tailor-made hamper filled with local produce, including local beers, ciders, or wines and bubbly from Denhoffer. See our most recent blog for further details and voucher code.

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Mullins House Morpeth, Northumberland

Roam around rural Northumberland from a base on the historic Brinkburn Estate.

Late availability discount – 15% off bookings arriving within 30 days, and 10% off bookings arriving between 30 and 60 days.

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Countess Park Bellingham, Northumberland

Immerse yourself in the gentle tranquility of this five bedroom country home with super-impressive river views in the heart of the National Park.


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Brunton Burn Embleton, Northumberland

A stylish, peaceful hideaway, Brunton Burn is the perfect retreat for couples just a few minute's drive or a gentle two mile amble across fields to the beach.

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Brunton Granary Embleton, Northumberland

This elegant, well-located 18th century granary and water mill offers the best of coast and country.

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The Sheep Fold Melrose, Scottish Borders

A beautiful base for roaming the Scottish Borders.

10% discount on remaining stays in July 2024 (3 night stay minimum).

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Lindisfarne View Belford, Northumberland

A converted Victorian schoolhouse set in extensive gardens with unbroken views to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

15% discount on remaining stays between now and the end of August 2024 (3 night stay minimum)

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2 The Bay Coldingham, Scottish Borders

A design-led contemporary apartment with a distinct surf vibe and magnificent views over Coldingham Bay.

20% discount on remaining stays throughout July and 10% discount on stays between 1st to 30th August 2024 (3 night stay minimum).

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Heiton Mill House Kelso, Scottish Borders

A stunning 18th century converted watermill in an idyllic setting on the tranquil banks of the River Teviot at the end of a quiet no-through lane.

10% discount on remaining stays throughout July and August (3 night stay minimum).

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Rowchester West Lodge Coldstream , Scottish Borders

An enchanting Victorian gate lodge in a peaceful, rural setting providing the ultimate retreat from modern living.

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