5 Great Places for a Winter Break in the UK


The clocks have gone back and there's a distinct chill in the air. When looking for a place to stay for a weekend break or a mid-week getaway in the UK, where better than a hotel, B&B, cottage or glamping site with a wood-burner or fire. Here are just five great picks to choose from.

Broadgate Farm Holiday Cottages
This range of luxe cottages in East Yorkshire – each converted from charming period farm buildings – is set in a prime location on the edge of the glorious Wolds. With a range of high-end dwellings situated on a nineteen-acre farmstead just two miles from the historic market town of Beverley and only twelve from Hull, it's  a gem of a spot.

Park Farm House
A peaceful B&B with its own pool and tennis court, amidst beautiful Somerset countryside, this is an intimate retreat with great facilities. The pint-sized boutique bed and breakfast ticks just about every box going.  Situated just outside the pretty village of Lullington, it's the sort of place that's easy to settle into but hard to leave.

Great Barn Farm
An array of high-end self-catering accommodation located on a working farm deep in the Norfolk countryside; head here to relax and unwind. Owners Sarah and Julian have taken great care restoring the outbuildings, entrusting the work to award-winning architect Carl Turner. Options include the rustic early-nineteenth Farmhouse sleeping up to 16 and the calming one-bed sanctuary named Tack Rooms.

Cozy Under Canvas
Twisting and turning along the winding country lanes, surrounded by undulating green and yellow fields deep in the heart of the Welsh/English borders countryside, it's almost impossible not to get childishly giddy about what treats await you at this glamping site. There are seven spread-out pitches, consisting of five spacious geodesic tents and two cosy domes; and all come with their own wood-fired hot tub. Even better, they currently have a hot deal for couples.

Crestow House
Escape to rural bliss at this classy country house in the heart of the Cotswolds. Understated luxury is what they're all about - a home away from home atmosphere, stylish comfortable surroundings and top-notch service. The property has a rich history and retains plenty of original features designed by world-renowned designer Sir Edwin Lutyens.