Original Cottages: Christmas 2019 bookings heat up

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July 2019

More than half (55%) of Original Cottage’s 800 large holiday houses are already booked for Christmas 2019 and a look at all festive bookings reveals a 28% increase in demand for the period compared to this time last year.

Of Original Cottages’s total pool of 5,274 cottages across England and Wales, 39% are already booked for Christmas.

Looking for festive party pads? These large cottages all take at least eight guests and are available for Christmas week. Listed below from South to North - with interior designer Rita Konig’s North Yorkshire playpad as a super-luxe option at the end.

CORNWALL - Lusty Glaze

Gaze over Lusty Glaze beach from this luxurious family home just a short walk from Newquay. Sleeps eight plus two pets. £1986 for seven nights from Friday 20 December 2019 (£248 pp/pw)

DEVON - Lazylands

Perched high up on the hills of South Sands, with one of the most iconic views in Salcombe, Lazylands offers a spectacular blend of modern interior design and panoramic views of one of South Devon’s most popular beaches. Sleeps 13

£3,930 for seven nights from Saturday 21 December 2019 (£302pp/pw)

SUFFOLK - Alexandra Barn 

A calming converted barn with floor to ceiling windows that invite you to ponder the vast Suffolk skies and fields that stretch for miles. Underfloor heating and a ready stocked woodburner ensure the welcome is warm. Sleeps 10 plus one pet. £2,867 for seven nights from Saturday 21 December (£287 pp/pw)

NORFOLK - Cubitts

A new-to-market converted mill, set over four floors with original iron works adorning the ceilings. Fish in the mill pond below, and if you’re brave enough, go for a Christmas paddle on the canal. Sleeps nine plus two pets. £1,931 for seven nights from Friday 20 December 2019 (£214 pp/pw)

WALES - Bwthyn Penarth Fawr

Mountains and seaside are your playgrounds at this 17th century converted stables near Pwlheli, Criccieth and Snowdonia. The cottage garden is linked to one of Wales’ best preserved Medieval Gentry Hall Houses, Penarth Fawr Medieval House, dating to 1460. Sleeps 8 plus two pets. £1396 for seven nights from Friday 20 December 2019 (£175 pp/pw)

NORTH YORKSHIRE - North Farm

This house has all the interiors magazine styling you could wish for, and no wonder, belonging to uber cool interior decorator Rita Konig. Sleeps 14. £5,017 for seven nights from Friday 20 December 2019 (£358 pp/pw)