Cuddle up in TripAdvisor’s Cosy Cottages this Winter

By Tripadvisor, PRNE
Sunday, October 30, 2011

LONDON, October 31, 2011 -

As temperatures drop and the evenings close in, wrap up warm and enjoy some of the UK’s cosiest winter cottages. TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, has rounded up some of the country’s best winter boltholes.

From Scotland to the Cotswolds, these cottages offer enticing fireplaces, gorgeous winter scenery, original period features and more.

Mary’s thatched cottage, Isle of Skye

This two-bedroom thatched cottage on the picturesque Isle of Skye is perfect for a cosy winter getaway with its beautiful surroundings and inviting fireplace.  If you visit at Christmas or New Year’s, you may even be welcomed with a gift under the Christmas tree!  

As one TripAdvisor traveller said: “Speechless!  Idyllic cottage and surroundings.”

Katchana, Scotland

This three bedroom property is idyllically located in the Highland village of Kincraig.  The spacious sitting room is warm and inviting with an open fire and large windows, perfect for enjoying the winter scenery.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said: “the location is fantastic with great views from all windows - the loch to one side and mountains to the other.”

Hainault House, Cotswolds

The house dates back more than 400 years and retains many original features including a stunning inglenook fireplace in the main living room, perfect for cosy evenings.  Bring the dog for a full family holiday.  

As one TripAdvisor traveller said: “A gem of a house in a beautiful village.”

Sibrwd Y Dwr, Wales

Warm up in front of the fire or curl up with a glass of wine and enjoy views of the sea from nearly all of of this cosy cottage’s rooms.  Conveniently located near to shops and pubs, this cottage has three bedrooms.

As one TripAdvisor traveller said: “A fantastic holiday - we didn’t want to leave.”

Marshwood Vale, Dorset

This four bedroom Dorset cottage is perfect for a family winter getaway.  Enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape during the day and return home to warm up around the woodburning stove.  

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