Five Perfect Winter Getaways in the British Countryside

With pretty rural villages and breath-taking unspoilt countryside right on our doorstep, a winter getaway in Britain is perfect to blow away the cobwebs.

December 10th 2014

With pretty rural villages and breath-taking unspoilt countryside right on our doorstep, a winter getaway in Britain is perfect to blow away the cobwebs.   With everything from rural national parks to major historical cities in driving distance there is something for everyone enjoy.  We’ve suggested the ideal accommodation and location for 5 very different getaway ideas from  Which would you prefer?

Active and Adventurous
For those in search of a nonstop, action packed getaway North Cornwall is the ideal destination. Fentrigan Manor cottage is just a short drive away from beautiful beaches: ideal for a day’s surfing or a scenic coastal walk.   Situated close the moors, enjoy a morning of cycling followed by a leisurely game of tennis – while children can enjoy pony rides around the farm. With this abundance of activities there are no dull moments for anyone, with something to suit every member of the family. 
The Luxurious and Relaxing Getaway

Nestled in the gorgeous countryside of Somerset is Sir Arthurs: a dream for anyone looking to kick back in the lap of luxury for a relaxing, tranquil weekend.  Complete with on-site state of the art spa/swimming facilities and exquisite décor, Sir Arthur’s is ideal for those wanting to escape the stress of work.   The Kilver Court designer village is just a short drive away, or nature lovers can enjoy a walk along the Burnham coastline before coming back and relaxing in the sauna with a glass of bubbly!

The Romantic Getaway

Nestled in a secluded area overlooked by the mountains and complete with picturesque river views, this charming cottage is the perfect setting for a romantic break.  Situated close to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Stroneslaney cottage is perfect for taking a romantic afternoon stroll, followed by relaxing with a glass of wine while taking in the breath-taking views.   For a memorable evening visit the historical village of Balquhidder for gourmet dining before returning for an evening in front of the log burning stove.

The Family Getaway

For a memorable getaway with the whole family look no further than a 17th century farmhouse nestled in a beautiful coastal location in North Devon.   Children and adults alike can spend the day exploring the farm or visiting one of the glorious sandy beaches for a crisp winters walk.  With dogs also welcome, the whole family can enjoy exploring the rural countryside surrounding the farm.

Exploring Nature: the Rural Getaway

Nestled in a private 40 acre estate within the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Lower Willwsorthy Cottage offers a peaceful setting with breath-taking views across the moors.   Enjoy a morning of trout fishing in the nearby river or spend a frosty day exploring the moors on horseback before returning for a warm drink in front of the log fire.  With miles of natural countryside on your doorstep, Dartmoor is a dream for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle.