The Christmas in A Cottage Dream


Every year I rush around getting everything ready for Christmas and every year I say the same to Si – one year we’ll take a whole week off and go to stay in a cosy cottage for Christmas.


Bauble on our Christmas tree


My Christmas fantasy of going away for Christmas has been on going for years and is what usually pops into my head especially when I’m being hit in the hip with trollies by angry old people in Tesco a few days before Christmas. I even put it on my Forty before 40 list which I wrote over two and a half years ago.


In my Christmas ‘dream’ we’ll spend Christmas in a beautiful cottage somewhere with an open fire, big cosy sofas, wooden beams on the ceiling and of course WiFi to prevent anarchy from the boys!


Roaring fire


We’d play board games just like we do every year, spend some real quality time together AND I wouldn’t have to cook because our ideal cottage would have a pub within walking distance serving Christmas dinner. Honestly what a dream that is right?! Anyone else really fancy the idea of going away for Christmas? Or if you have been away was it as good as I imagine it could be?!


I keep looking at beautiful Holiday Cottages in Cornwall and I hadn’t really considered travelling much further away until we received a lovely hamper recently from Lake Lovers who have some gorgeous¬†Holiday Cottages in the Lake District. So many of which tick all the boxes for my Christmas cottage wish list, including open fires, places to go for scenic walks and a pub close by!


Cumbrian Hamper by the tree

I’ve loved trying the Cartmel Pudding, Lakeland Mues brand of muesli and Pennington’s Coffee. Oh and obviously I HAD to have the gin too!


We’ve never been to the Lake District, but a quick Google images search has made me really want to, the whole area looks absolutely stunning. Obviously no where is ever going to beat Cornwall for me thanks to my extreme bias and national pride ha, but Cumbria definitely looks beautiful.


If I was slightly mad like Nat from Plutonium Sox, I expect a visit there in winter would include swimming in at least one of the lakes! Since I’m not, then if we did head there for Christmas my plans would more involve gentle strolls, a bit of hibernation and lots of yummy food in front of the fireplace.


What would your perfect Christmas look like?


Stevie x


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  1. 3 January 2019 / 3:10 pm

    This sounds like my perfect Christmas and we have been away twice for the day itself. Back in 2011 we went to Center Parcs, and then in 2014 we hired a lodge in the Lake District. Both times were amazing, and I would love to go away each year, but the kids want to be at home now (spoil sports). But if I had the chance to do it, I would be there in a flash x