Holiday Cottages

Festive stays in history

Book your festive break in one of our Holiday Cottages this Christmas and New Year, making your holiday truly memorable. Embrace the festive fun and step into England's story, whilst creating your own this festive season.


Treat yourself and your family to a three night stay to unwind after the Christmas celebrations and enjoy a stunning setting surrounded by history with plenty of space for the whole family to relax. Use the code WINTER20 to enjoy 20% off on bookings between 28 December 2023 and 8 February 2024.

Sleeping between two or up to eight, our holiday cottages are perfect for families and friends to get together and enjoy the festive break away, or for that festive romantic retreat. From coast to countryside, our well equipped cottages with contemporary interiors will allow you to celebrate this festive season in comfort and style.

Festive stays can be booked for a three night minimum stay, between the following dates:

  • Christmas, between Friday 22 – Friday 29 December 2023
  • New Year's, between Thursday 28 December 2023 – Thursday 4 January 2024

To help you find an available cottage for the festive season, take a look at the selection below:

Where will you stay?

Located at the heart of England's rich historical tapestry, we can provide you with the opportunity to spend the festive season in some truly special locations. Choose to stay in the shadows of a monastic ruin, the grounds of a stately home or the fortified walls of a castle. Discover great places to stay for your festive break - adventures and memory making fun awaits.

The extra benefits of staying with us

When staying at an English Heritage Holiday Cottage, you will receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Free entry to English Heritage sites
  • Free tickets for English Heritage events (excluding members, evening & limited capacity events)
  • 10% discount in our shops, cafes and tearooms
  • 10% discount on all English Heritage online gift shop orders for a month after your stay

By staying at one of our holiday cottages, you will also be playing your part in giving England's heritage a future. Discover your next holiday now.

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