by Paul Collins
December is a month of excess. Many of us overdose on the stress of Christmas shopping, while others indulge in a plethora of novelty Noel nibbles. By the time January arrives rather than feeling rejuvenated, and ready to start the year afresh, our bodies are instead lethargic and abused from December’s decadence. Since opulence is at the heart of the Christmas period why not let it continue on into 2011 with a regenerative trip to one of the UKs luxury holiday homes.
Rockberry apartment is a self-catered property with exceptional panoramic views overlooking the ocean between Dartmoor and Portland. Situated in the tranquillity of the Shoalstone side of Brixham, Rockberry is the perfect retreat for those wanting to feel invigorated by the rejuvenating freshness of open sea air. The coastline around Brixham is interlaced with numerous coastal hiking paths, while nearby Berry Head Country Park houses an abundance of rare British wildlife. In winter there is no guarantee of good weather, but don’t let this wash away your enthusiasm as simply watching the beauty of a sunset over Dartmoor from the comfort of your apartment sofa is worth a visit alone!
Luxury Lodge On The Banks Of Lake Windermere
The awe-inspiring landscape of the Lake District commands its own unquestioned grandeur and Fellside Lodge, in Limefitt Park, effortlessly aligns itself with the hillsides’ natural beauty. Elevated to give uninterrupted panoramic views of Troutbeck Valley this property is a unique hillside haven offering direct access to the Lakeland fells and its abundance of wildlife walks. A unique feature of the property, which makes it a year round favourite, is its enclosed south facing sun deck, here you can enjoy late night glasses of wine or simply unwind admiring the view. Christmas stress?…more like what Christmas stress at this holiday home?
A Touch Of Fine Living In A Cotswolds Manor House
As you open the door of Mill View Manor House you are immediately embraced by the warming glow of the traditional open fireplace, which sets the tone for one of the most welcoming holiday homes. Accommodating up to 24 of your equally world weary friends this tranquil property, set in its own private gardens, comes with a private sauna, pool and balcony views of the Gloucestershire countryside. For all those that have been a slave to the kitchen during the frantic Christmas dinner preparations, this Manor House lets you live like royalty, eating dinner in the mahogany paneled dining room and relaxing with a book in the tranquil elegance of the stained glass drawing room.
Paul Collins is a UK-based travel writer who specializes in luxury holiday homes. A Spanish-speaking, self-confessed luxury accommodation addict Paul Collins is always looking for new holiday homes all over the world.