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What’s more, weather experts in the UK are predicting a long, intense winter, with up to 120 days of snow – meaning the elusive British dream of a white Chrimbo could this year become a reality.
And what better way to make the Yuletide gay than with a getaway to a cute, comfy countryside bolthole? Here are five such examples from holiday experts Hoseasons, all available at discounted prices…
1 Hawkchurch Resort & Spa – Axminster, Devon
Devon in Southwest England is world-renowned for its gorgeous scenery, in which Hawkchurch is fully immersed. For a truly sumptuous Christmas present idea, treat your loved one to one of a range of spa treatments available at the Ezina Spa, or with a festive meal at Beeches restaurant. You can also work off the Christmas pounds at the well-equipped gym.
Four nights in the Hardy Lodge (sleeps four) arriving 23 December 2016: £745 [$905, €829].
2 Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat – Wootton, Isle of Wight
Finally, to the idyllic Isle of Wight, off the South coast of England, and this charming beachside escape. Again, you have everything you need for the perfect Christmas: a gloriously comfortable lodge complete with a fully-fitted kitchen and all the mod cons, plus an on-site farm shop, restaurant, bar, spa treatment lodge and fully-equipped gym.
Four nights in the Wootton (sleeps four) arriving 23 December 2016: was £649 [$788, €721], now £552 [$670, €613].
3 Caddy’s Corner Lodges – Cornwall
Next door to Devon is the equally gorgeous county of Cornwall: another titan of British countryside tourism. Therein you’ll find these quaint, secluded lodges, perfect for a romantic Christmas break. For instance, there are private hot tubs in certain accommodations, and couples’ pamper packages, including Champagne, chocolates and fresh flowers. Part of the Evermore Lodge Holidays Collection.
Seven nights in the Kynance (sleeps six) arriving 23 December 2016 and 30 December 2016: up to £199 [$242, €221] off.
Four nights arriving 23 December 2016 and 30 December 2016: up to £204 [$248, €226] off.
4 Waveney River Centre – Beccles, Norfolk
Enjoy beautiful views of the famous Norfolk Broads in West England at this calming retreat. Weather permitting, you could also get out and explore the area’s famous waterways by hiring canoes and kayaks on-site. There are also boat mooring and launching facilities available, as well as opportunities for fishing. Or stay warm and relaxed with a gentle swim at the complex’s indoor heated pool, or by indulging in one of the holistic treatments on offer.
Three nights in the Retreat 2 Lodge (sleeps four) arriving 20 December 2016: from only £228 [$277, €253].
5 Leonards Cove – South Devon
This family-run resort is once again immersed in the stunning Devonshire countryside – in fact, it occupies 20 acres of it. And with its sublime clifftop location, it offers the perfect setting for an intimate, secluded Christmas away from the hustle and bustle. Furthermore, with a restaurant, bar and convenience store on site, there’s actually no need to leave. That said, we can picture ourselves enjoying a brisk afternoon walk along the nearby Blackpool Sands come Boxing Day…
Four nights in the Cliff Top 4 (sleeps four) arriving 23 December 2016: £459 [$557, €510].
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