Christmas at Exmoor Character Cottages
Close your eyes and imagine the perfect Christmas Day. You wake up in a warm cosy bed in a chocolate box cottage where you open the windows to a blue sky and a crisp morning. You and your party gather round a newly lit fire in your PJs and slippers, opening presents while listening to the distant sound of church bells. Well you don’t need to close your eyes anymore to experience your very own winter wonderland. At Exmoor Character Cottages an idyllic yuletide holiday awaits.
Every December we lovingly decorate our four cottages with trees and ornaments we have collected and curated. When you arrive, you will find plenty of room for your presents, and places to leave your stockings – and all but one has a large chimney for Santa’s entry and exit!
Christmas would not be the same without mouth-watering home-cooked food. Our cottages have large kitchen areas so you can prepare scrumptious festive feasts, with plenty of dining space, as well as tablecloths, oodles of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and even table decorations. You just need to bring the food! Or ask us about our recommended food and drink suppliers and have fun shopping for traditional Exmoor fayre!
Exmoor becomes so feverish with Christmas spirit that you could be led to believe Father Christmas had decided to relocate to Somerset from Lapland. It’s certainly a friendly place to be this time of year. Take the opportunity to pop into a local pub for a quick pre-lunch drink and if you can be persuaded away from the roaring log fire, burn off the Christmas pudding with a brisk walk around town, along the beach or on the moor. The medieval village of Dunster is the place to enjoy a stroll taking in the Christmas window displays and deciding which is your favourite!
We know how much holidaymakers value family time, so all our cottages come with an eclectic range of board games and jigsaws. Family holidays are the chance to spend valuable time together and what better way to strengthen bonds than getting everyone around a table and diving into a game of Snakes and Ladders or Trivial Pursuit over the Christmas holidays.
Whether you choose to end your Christmas Day in front of the latest blockbuster movie on TV or Netflix with a mince pie and glass of port, playing board games, or gazing up at the Exmoor skies from one of our hot tubs (where you may even see Santa heading home on his sleigh), Christmas will be magical at Exmoor Character Cottages.
Have we convinced you? Why not experience it for yourself? Take a look at our cottages, The Oval in the medieval village of Dunster, and The Old Sweet Shop, Pilgrim Corner and Stone Barn in Minehead. Dogs, kids and muddy wellies are welcome at all our cottages. Find out more and check availability right now at www.exmoorcharactercottages.co.uk