Holiday cottages for January 2014

New Year is as good an excuse as any for a getaway

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Ronnie McCluskey

Ronnie McCluskey
HomeAway travel expert


Cottage theme1There’s something undeniably enchanting about spending your holiday in a cottage. In part, it may be the traditional nature of such a property; or indeed the tranquillity that seems to go hand-in-hand with it. And that’s to say nothing of the beautiful surroundings you can expect. Although often deemed a quintessentially British venture, in the bitter cold of January it might not be the worst idea to expand your horizons and jet off to sunnier climes. Thankfully, the pleasures associated with a cottage are not exclusive to our shores, with plenty to be found across the world.

A quick glance at the HomeAway portfolio will yield thousands of results for cottages to rent in January – but where are you jetting off to? If you’re struggling to pick a destination, have a quick glance at our guide to some of locations we'd personally recommend.


 

January holiday cottages: top five destinations


   

January cottages in the United Kingdom January cottages in the United Kingdom

The spiritual home of the good old-fashioned cottage holiday is the UK; from county to coastline, there’s many a destination to enjoy a long weekend. You could venture north to the rugged mountainous terrain of the Scottish Highlands, or if it’s more your style, the rustic charm of the Cotswolds in southern England. The natural beauty of the Lake District is an eternally popular choice owing largely to the scenery, in particular our properties in Windermere.

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January cottages in France January cottages in France

Another country that is often associated with the sort of quaint charm that sits harmoniously with the image of a cottage; and one that sees, for the most part, more agreeable weather than its British neighbours. With HomeAway, you can find almost 8,000 cottages in France, from Normandy to the mighty Pyrenees, by way of the luscious French Riviera. If the purpose of your trip is to soak up some sun, the latter is a fine choice, with celebrity playgrounds Nice and Cannes in the vicinity.

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January cottages in Spain January cottages in Spain

Just across the border lies this old familiar hot spot, but if you avert your attentions away from the usual resorts, towards somewhere a tad more peaceful, you can find your perfect cottage experience. Despite their party reputation, the beautiful Balearic Islands are an infinitely quieter destination in the off season; and the same can be said for the mesmerising span of the Costa Del Sol. Our range of properties in the Tarragona province are perfect if you wish to intersperse your solitude with a day or two in nearby Barcelona.

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January cottages in Italy January cottages in Italy

In terms of the most cultured cottage holiday experience, the Italians must surely be near the top of the tree. Base yourself in Tuscany, for example, and you can easily immerse yourself in the Renaissance beauty and artistic merits of Florence, or the historic architecture of Pisa. For raw countryside allure, it’s tough to see beyond Umbria, where you can relax for a week or two amidst a backdrop of vineyards and olive groves. 

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January cottages in the Caribbean January cottages in the Caribbean

When you think of the Caribbean, the image is more calypso than cottage; but HomeAway has over 700 of them scattered across these divine islands. A Caribbean getaway is custom-made for banishing the January blues in style; take a short stroll from under your thatched haven to the glorious beaches of Martinique, or the luxurious golden sands of Guadeloupe. For slightly less conventional, but equally stunning, cottages, our range of properties in Puerto Rico are well worth investigating.

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Cottages for rent with availability in January

Peaceful Location, 7 Minutes To The Beach, 100m From The Centre, Amazing Views From The Roof Top

Xenones Lindos Villa, also known as Block D belongs to Xenones Lindos Complex of Studios and Apartments, which guarantees the high quality of service and comforts within the amazing village of Lindos. The specific accommodation, due to its privacy...

Private Location, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

This beautiful large 4 bedroom property has been interior decorated to a high standard. It is situated in a much sought after location - Vale do Lobo, yet it is located on a very private road, while only a 10 min stroll to the Praca (Beach & Resta...

Peaceful, rural location. Midi Pyrenees region of south west France.

If you are looking for a special rural escape in la France profonde Le Laurier is the perfect location at any time of year. Set in a small hamlet in the heart of the Diege valley in south west France, the charming 19th century barn offers extreme...

10 Minute Drive To The Nearest Beach

For a luxury self-catering holiday in Cornwall, look no further than Retallack Resort and Spa. Ideally situated just off the north coast of Cornwall, within easy reach of Padstow, Wadebridge, Watergate Bay and Newquay, Retallack is the ideal choic...

Only 15 Minutes Walk To The Beach And Amenities, AC, Internet, English, French, German & Spanish TV

The villa is set in approx. 3000m2 of private land fenced and gated, in a commanding position over a valley and with views to the sea. It is surrounded by mature gardens with an abundance of flowers and palm trees. A large covered terrace provides...
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