Great value cottage escapes for winter 2022

Need to use up some holiday before the end of the year? Want to plan a few days away after the craziness of the festive period? Hoping to retreat over a few snowy days? Or just need a change of scene, all without spending a fortune? Explore our pick from the Further Afield collection of beautiful cottages and apartments in the UK, all with availability over the coming months some of which you can just take the train to and some of which are perfect for canine companions too!

Wisteria Cottage, Oxfordshire

This place is just too cute! It has been lovingly restored and there’s now a sweet sitting room with wood burner as well as two bedrooms. There are superb country walks on your doorstep and this is one of cottages perfect for dog friendly staycations. The gorgeous city of spires, Oxford, is less than 30 minutes’ drive away and perfect for a cultural day out whilst for retail therapy Bicester Village is just 15 minutes away.
From £300 for a three night stay 
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Hen House or Hop Pickers, Worcestershire

We love these cottages for two in the grounds of Steven and Stephen’s farm just outside of beautiful Tenbury Wells. Both are incredibly cozy and offer the chance to hole up and truly retreat. There’s even a super cinema room on the farm you can book out and have a proper date night during your stay! Both are dog friendly and and easily reached by train for a car-free getaway. Hen House From £365 or Hop Pickers From £395 for a three night stayDiscover the Hen House or Hop Pickers

Dyer’s Cottage, Halifax

Take the bus from Halifax city centre (it stops outside) and step into this lovely snug cottage for three adults. Log burner to keep you warm in depths of a Yorkshire winter, for those travelling with Fido there’s a dog friendly pub just down the road, a huge number of film and TV locations to visit close by – including those from the BBC’s Gentleman Jack – all add up to Dyers Cottage being an ideal UK escape.From £243 for a three night stay Discover more about Dyer’s Cottage

Nant Awen, Powys

This is a proper family run business with just two cottages on a family farm in rural Powys. There’s plenty of space to unwind and the chance to soak in the hot tub makes for a real treat. The cottages are nicely decorated and are the perfect romantic couples escape. If you don’t fancy driving take the train to nearby Caersws train station and be collected or cycle to your retreat and there’s a local pub within walking distance too. From £410 for a three night weekend stay Discover more about Nant Awen

The Space at 8

This beautifully restored apartment in the heart of trendy Whitstable offers plenty of space for four of you with two double bedrooms, fab open plan living space and that rather nicely decked out bathroom! Stroll down to the beach and take in the air – smashing whatever the weather – sample local oysters or one of the eateries which crowd along the High Street. The English seaside at its best.From £375 for a three night stay Discover more about The Space at 8


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