As the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, what better way to spend a winter’s day than by curling up in front of a wood burner in a cosy cottage, or wrapped up warm exploring the countryside through scenic walking trails. For guests on the hunt for a little R&R this winter, Mulberry Cottages has listed its top properties perfect for a winter escape.

The Lodge at Oldbury Barns, Chichester, West Sussex

Sleeps 6

Pet friendly

The Lodge at Oldbury Barns is a stylish 200-year-old barn which opened in August following a full renovation, offering guests an extremely comfortable and relaxing base to explore historic Chichester and Goodwood estate. The master bedroom and living room feature French windows opening out onto the private and enclosed outdoor space. With three bedrooms and plenty of parking, guests can invite additional family members or friends. The Lodge at Oldbury Barns is the ideal retreat for all the family as the property allows up to two dogs to stay and offers dog beds, bowls and towels to dry them off with after a winter walk.

Priced from £432 for 3 nights / £625 for 7 nights 

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Lavendrye Barn, Blakeney, Gloucestershire
Sleeps 2
The Lavendyre Barn is the perfect spot for guests looking for peace and tranquillity, to enjoy country walks or to simply relax by the roaring log-burning stove with a glass of wine and book in hand. Situated on the edge of the picturesque Forest of Dean, the newly converted barn features an open plan living area with exposed stonework and timbers, combined with home comforts and elegant country detailing. The vaulted kitchen highlights the barn’s original features and showcases the oak and glass mezzanine bedroom above.

Priced from £397 for 3 nights / £550 for 7 nights

Cold Blow Cottage, Ashford, Kent
Sleeps 3
Nestled in the fold of the North Downs Way, Cold Blow Cottage is located on a working farm home to cows, sheep and chickens, and even llamas and rheas. The property is surrounded by stunning scenery with a plethora of footpaths through quintessentially English villages. The property features an open plan living space with a modern kitchen dining area and comfortable seating around a wood burner, perfect for those cold wintery nights.

Priced from £400 for 3 nights / £490 for 7 nights