With so much to do and see in the Cotswolds, it’s no wonder the area is quickly becoming a popular destination over the Christmas break. Beautiful winter walks and cosily decorated country pubs in abundance, there’s something for everyone. Staycations are a fantastic way to indulge in a trip over December, whilst avoiding missing out on any of the festive spirit, and here are the reasons why:


More Space

We all know what Christmas can be like in our family homes, it’s very rare that a family member has space in abundance for the entire extended family to stay. In fact, it’s often a squeeze around the dinner table, with more mismatching chairs than you can shake a stick at. Renting a holiday home gives you the freedom to have as much or as little space as you so wish, bringing everyone together without being too on top of each other! If you’re looking for a holiday home in the Cotswolds, Character Cottages have a fantastic selection, tailored to your every need.


Winter Walks

Winter strolls are a truly wonderful past time in the Cotswolds, especially if the weather has blessed us with crisp dry mornings and perhaps a dusting of snow. The landscape is particularly inspiring, and there are hundreds of different walks to choose from, with something for everyone.


Normal Routine is banished

Celebrations over Christmas tend to be cut short when staying at home. The day to day jobs don’t stop just because Christmas is in town! A staycation means that you are removed from your normal routine and can enjoy some quality time together.


There’s Christmas markets in abundance

Nothing screams Christmas quite like a Christmas market, and the Cotswolds hosts some absolute crackers. Fun for the whole family, Christmas markets truly get you into the spirit of the occasion, with everything from Ice rinks to sugary treats and hot chocolate drinks. Heading down to the markets is also the perfect excuse for a little shopping, and if you’re looking for a gift that’s a little unique, you’ll find trinkets galore here.


Getting Cosy

Even if all of the activities above don’t sound like your cup of tea, could you possibly imagine anything more perfectly festive than curling up and relaxing in front of a roaring fire whilst you soak up the overall atmosphere. A whole day could easily disappear as you relax into your surroundings and perhaps popping a classic Christmas film on the TV or reading a book.

Spending the festive period in a unique part of the country couldn’t sound more appealing if it tried. With the incredible landscape and hearty atmosphere, what better way to celebrate all together with friends and family, than in the stunning surroundings of The Cotswolds.