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.
10% OFF LAST MINUTE FESTIVE STAYS
Treat yourself and your family to a four night festive stay from 1st December 2023 to 4th January 2024 in a stunning setting surrounded by history and plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy. Use the code FESTIVE10 to enjoy 10% off.
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 four 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:
- Callie's Cottage at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall – available Christmas only
- The Custodian's House at Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
- Fort House at St Mawes Castle, Cornwall
- The Bowling Green Apartment at Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
- No 1 Sovereign's Gate at Osborne, Isle of Wight
- No 2 Sovereign's Gate at Osborne, Isle of Wight – available New Year only
- Pavilion Cottage at Osborne, Isle of Wight
- South Lodge at Battle Abbey, East Sussex
- The Sergeant Major's House at Dover Castle, Kent
- Peverell's Tower at Dover Castle, Kent
- The Greenhouse Apartment at Walmer Castle, Kent – available New Year only
- The Garden Cottage at Walmer Castle, Kent
- Cambridge Lodge at Audley End, Essex – available New Year only
- Gardener's House at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
- Pool House at Witley Court, Worcestershire – available New Year only
- Peacock Cottage at Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire
- East Lodge at Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire – available Christmas only
- Refectory Cottage at Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire – available New Year only
- Prior's Lodge at Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire
- The Head Gardener's House at Audley End, Essex
- Coastguard's Cottage at Lindisfarne Priory, Northumberland – available New Year only
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.Book your festive stay >
THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS
Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at our historic places and discover the history of Christmas through time.
GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP
Give the gift of English Heritage membership this Christmas so they can enjoy unlimited access to over 400 historic places all year round.
SHOP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION
Find unique gifts this Christmas for all the family from our carefully chosen range that offers unusual alternatives to the high street.