Six of the cosiest winter breaks in the UK

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With the shorter days and cooler temperatures, winter is the ideal time to hole up somewhere warm and cosy - but why not do it in style at a luxury hotel on a chic winter break in the UK?

There’s nothing more inviting than sitting in front of a crackling fire on a cold winter’s night and with the help of our friends at Booking.com, we've selected six of the best places where you can snuggle up in cosy surroundings on a winter break in the UK.

Perfect for a relaxing seasonal escape, these hotels from Oxfordshire to Pembrokeshire know how to do winter right.

So, go on. Get cosy in your winter woollies and head to these magical spots with family and friends or whisk a loved one away for some fireside romance while the snow (hopefully) falls outside. Thinking of travelling solo? You'll love the nearby walks and curling up with a good book at these locations, too.

Artist Residence Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire

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This charming hotel features rooms with a rustic and colourful décor, alongside an atmospheric pub, dining room and large terrace garden. Its inglenook fireplaces are perfect for keeping your toes toasty, as well as its stylish log burners available in the Stable Suite and Barn Suite.

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The Bath Priory, Somerset

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Overlooking four acres of idyllic grounds, this impressive country house consists of rooms with period features, a restaurant and lavish spa. If you're feeling the chills, you can warm up in the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam pod or make yourself comfortable in front of the homely fireplace in your Junior Suite.

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Cliveden House, Berkshire

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This grand mansion was the former home of several dukes, with each of its rooms named after a figure from the house’s past and the room furnishings tailored to their characters. If that’s not enough to entice you, Meghan Markle spent the night before she tied the knot here. Treat yourself to a cosy evening in and lounge about by the fireside in your room, or sizzle in the sauna and hot tub in Cliveden's elegant spa. It's also a paradise for winter walks thanks to its impressive National Trust location giving you acres of gardens and woodlands to explore.

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Pen-Y-Dyffryn Hotel, Shropshire

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This tranquil Georgian former rectory situated on the Shropshire and Welsh border hills makes for an unforgettable winter break in the UK. Revel in the glowing embers of its log fire, curled up with a book or a board game from Pen-Y-Dyffryn’s own collection.

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The Acorn Inn, Dorset

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Nestled among the hills of Dorset, this unique inn includes a rustic decor in the form of wooden beams and flagstone floors. In the lounge you can find a calming fireplace, along with rows of books to enjoy in front of the entrancing flames. It's also perfectly located for embarking on a wintery walk, with the picturesque village of Evershot nearby.

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The Grove of Narberth, Pembrokeshire

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This delightful country house comes with spacious rooms, breathtaking gardens and two restaurants. Each of the tastefully decorated rooms offer an ornate fireplace and bathrooms offer under-floor heating, serving as a private retreat to truly escape this winter.

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