The clear, cold blue skies and showers of golden leaves carpeting the pathways and roads can mean only one thing; Christmas is on its way. And you can rent somewhere memorable from The Big Domain, which has a collection of properties that will make the festive season a little bit more special and turn your winter gathering into a grand occasion.
New mince pie tins and brightly coloured, tightly bound chocolates adorn shelves in every town and city, and no doubt your plans are being formed to create an unforgettable Christmas. It’s only once a year after all.
Any ordinary home cannot accommodate a huge tree or a big gathering of friends and family but the properties in the Big Domain’s collection are perfect for parties and large group holidays.
Sweeping staircases laced with ivy and tall pine trees swathed in twinkling lights and glistening baubles are traditional decorations that can be lavished on a large party house without swamping it.
Emma Seymour-Sloan, from The Big Domain is keen to hammer home the benefits: “Taking a break at Christmas can be quite daunting but many of the houses we have on the Big Domain have ways to help make your Christmas and New Year run like clockwork.
“Houses can be decorated in advance, shopping can be delivered to your door and some properties even have catering packages. A break with the properties on the Big Domain can offer indulgence and opulence at the most magical time of the year.”
The Big Domain’s top picks for a Christmas and New Year to remember are:
For the style conscious:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/sibton-park – from 21st December – 27th December for £11,600.
For cosy tradition in a chocolate box thatched cottage:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/home-cottage – from 22nd December £3,850 for the week.
For contemporary countryside charm:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/penaluna-farmhouse – from 21st December £2,195 for the week.
For grand opulence and the wow factor:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/knowle-manor – 21st December 2012 now £5,950 reduced from £8,950
self-catering, inclusive of utilities & Xmas trees/decorations. Sleeping 47.
For Italian modernism in a stone built house:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/villa-campo-verde – Christmas week available: Sat 22 – Sat 29 Dec 5,150 euros.
For stately grandeur:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/park-hall-estate – Christmas week available – prices start from £9,750 (minimum stay 5 nights) plus 6 bottles of champagne included.
For Grade I listed, modernised estate with added wow factor:
For river views with contemporary chic:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/underbecks – From 28th December £4,895 for the week.
For city centre fun in a World heritage Site in Bath:
http://www.thebigdomain.com/large-houses/the-georgian-house – New Year’s available for 3 nights for £2,600.00.