It's never too early to start planning...
The festive season might be months away but it's never too early to start planning for the most magical time of year and with our pick of the cosiest Christmas cottages, you'll have all the inspiration you need for a winter staycation.
Giving you something to look forward to over the next few months, a stay at these beautiful Christmas cottages is just what you need to end the year on a high.
Whether you're looking for a cottage to call home for a few nights in the run-up to the big day, a place with availability over Christmas Day itself, ideas for Twixmas (you know, that time in between Christmas and New Year), or a beautiful rental for a New Year's escape, we think you'll like our selection.
We chatted to our friends at the National Trust to pick the best Christmas cottages in outstanding locations. Maybe you have a traditional farmhouse in Cornwall in mind, or a fairy tale cottage with views over the Thames in Berkshire. You could be after a coastal cottage in Antrim or a rural hideaway in the Lake District.
Wherever you're looking to travel in the UK and whatever type of cottage you'd like for you and your clan, we've found the best Christmas cottages for families, dog-friendly breaks, coastal trips and more.
Check out our selection of the loveliest Christmas cottages from the National Trust.