Holiday cottages for Christmas

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

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 and homes. 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 country walks, carol singing and family time while we arrange a chef, wine delivery and extra housekeeping as required to ensure that Christmas 2022 is one to remember.

Fancy a New Year break instead? Explore our New Year availability. Browse our Festive Offers to view special promotions on holidays in Northumberland, the Scottish Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian and Yorkshire over Christmas and New Year.

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Wild Rye Bamburgh, Northumberland

Handily close to Bamburgh village, this terraced cottage has chic, spacious interiors and far-reaching sea views.

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Gardener's Cottage Roberton, Scottish Borders

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Uplands, Gardener’s Cottage is set on the Hoscote Estate amidst spectacular rolling countryside. 

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The Treehouse Dunbar, East Lothian

A sea-view sanctuary for two, set in what Robert Burns described as “the most romantic sweet place I ever saw”.

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3 The Bay Coldingham, Scottish Borders

A minimalist chic apartment with sweeping sea views.

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Sandhills Bamburgh, Northumberland

Nestled gently on the edge of the sand dunes on one of the most captivating stretches of Northumberland coastline, Sandhills will evoke nostalgic memories of fresh salty air, long sandy walks and incredible sunsets.

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Whitesand Shiel Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Whitesand Shiel was last used as a salmon netting station and has been lovingly restored to create a unique and delightfully quirky couple’s retreat in an enviable position overlooking the estuary on the banks of the River Tweed.

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The Cottage Branxton, Northumberland

A perfect escape from it all, this quintessential country cottage with south-facing garden and pretty summerhouse is a welcoming home from home.

 

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The Tower, Keith Marischal Humbie, East Lothian

A 16th-century historic tower adjoining a Scots Baronial mansion that blends rural charm with proximity to Edinburgh.

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The Granary at Rothley East Shield Longwitton, Northumberland

Set on a working farm, the Granary delivers an authentic pastoral experience albeit with reassuringly modern comforts.

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East End Cottage Matfen, Northumberland

A quintessential Grade II listed cottage in the very pretty village of Matfen in the heart of Northumberland.

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