This year will inevitably be different to the Christmas Day we are used to, with most of us spending it at home for probably the first time in years. Thankfully, many will be able to spend this time with loved ones, with restrictions easing across the UK to allow this.
Depending on the restrictions in the area of the UK that you reside, you may be able to rent a last-minute escape this year at an Air BnB! This is also a perfect option for couples who live with their own family and are reluctant to mix households so soon after lockdown.
See our list of accommodations to consider for your final staycation of 2020, ranging from cosy cottages to luxury penthouses and everything in between!
Take in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands in the region’s largest city of Inverness. The cultural capital is a one-stop for exploring the delicious food, intriguing history and breath-taking landscapes.
Luckily, one of the most stylish accommodations is still available to snatch up this Christmas! This one-bedroom villa is just a stone’s throw away from the River Ness and less than a 15-minute walk to the City Centre, allowing you to discover all of the sights within a small vicinity.
The simple and elegant décor makes it the perfect cosy stay for both couples and families. With two floors, it sleeps up to four people, with a king-size bed in the master bedroom and a sofa that transforms into a king size sofa bed in the living room.
Other amenities to advance the quality of your stay include high quality kitchen facilities, a large screen smart TV featuring Netflix in the living room, free Wi-Fi and a private garden with a modern-style seating area.
Glasgow West End, Scotland
Break out of feeling restricted by splashing out on this hugely spacious, award-winning accommodation in Glasgow’s stunning West End.
Located just a five-minute walk from Ashton Lane, which is known to be gorgeously lit at this time of year, this house is great for a family staycation. Have your pick of the four warm-toned bedrooms and relax in the bright living room by the open fire.
If you can brave the winter cold, enjoy a BBQ on the grill in the modern-style garden or watch the night fall with a glass of wine from the balcony. With additional family-friendly features including a travel cot and a highchair, even the younger children will be catered for this Christmas!
Labelled as the perfect ‘home away from home’ stay by previous guests, this vibrant garden apartment is located in the country’s capital near South Kensington and Chelsea.
This accommodation offers a variety of unique features, providing a homely atmosphere which is perfect for a cosy getaway this Christmas with your partner. Wrap up warm and take a blanket out to the gorgeous back garden, where you can relax with a drink or two under the glow of the lanterns at the candle-lit table.
With heated floors and a memory foam mattress, this is the perfect accommodation to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. A travel cot is included, and the apartment is pet-friendly meaning baby-parents and dog-parents can bring whichever little one you have along for Christmas!
Brecon Powys, Wales
Escape to the tranquillity of the mountains in the countryside with a view of Brecon Beacons from this charming cottage in South Wales.
What used to be one of the stables of the stunning parent manor house, has been converted into an enchanting accommodation along with its adjoining former stable.
Providing the ultimate cosy experience this Christmas, blaze the wood-burning stove to cook up a delicious meal in the old-fashioned farmhouse kitchen, and enjoy a comforting hot chocolate while taking in the breath-taking views in the shared terrace or picnic area.
Castlewellan, Northern Ireland
Perfect for a quiet getaway in nature with the family or your partner, visit this newly upgraded Yew Tree Barn cottage which features a hot tub, two bedrooms and amazing views.
With a mix of traditional and modern exterior and the spacious rooms inside, this cottage offers plenty of areas to relax and dine with your loved ones this Christmas.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of this location or immerse yourself in adventure with the limitless list of nearby activities, including Tollymore Forest Park, climbing Slieve Donard or cycling through Castlewellan Forest Park!
Tour Scotland’s capital at its finest time of the year, with stunning Christmas lights and historic monuments at every turn.
Reserve an Air BnB next to the prime location of the one and only Edinburgh Castle, which stands proudly on Castle Rock overlooking the city. With the apartment being only a few minutes’ walk away from the famous monument, this is the perfect setting for experiencing everything Edinburgh has to offer right on your doorstep.
Invite the cultural atmosphere of the city into your living room with this apartment’s classic, antique interior and the spotless king size bedroom. With a range of amenities including high quality kitchen facilities, a coffee maker, a TV and Wi-Fi, you’ll be set for a romantic home-cooked dinner followed by a warm coffee as you cosy up to watch your favourite Christmas film together!