Expect brick floors, wonky ceilings and dark wooden beams in this characterful cottage, which is one of the oldest in atmospheric Rye. Luckily it’s been updated a fair bit since its Tudor origins. There’s central heating for starters, as well as deep roll-top baths, open fires and soft linen sofas to sink into. Let’s unwind like it’s 1556.
Tudor Cottage Rye, East Sussex. Sleeps six. From £300 a night.
Oversized knits, hot chocolates by the fire, a mountain of roast potatoes drowning in gravy: at the best of times, the colder months call for a shameless injection of cosiness. But if you’re looking to really indulge yourself this year? We suggest planning a snug winter getaway with your loved ones.
To help you out, we’ve picked the best places to head on a stress-free stay across the UK. If your own home never feels quite cosy enough, however high you crank the central heating, this lot will do the trick. Just stepping into these cabins, cottages and Airbnbs will feel like a massive hug.
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