Dreamy February Half Term Retreats

Dreamy February Half Term Retreats

February half term is a dreamy time to retreat from the everyday, with spring on the horizon promising lighter evenings and the heavenly scenes of winter filling the days with dramatic vistas, from mist-shrouded mornings to kaleidoscopic dusks.

Promising idyllic settings across the UK, our half terms escapes beckon for magical moments with loved ones, whether you’re looking for a fairytale cottage or a grand sojourn for wholesome family celebrations.

Dreamy February Half Term Retreats 

Atelier, Chipping Norton

A beautiful living room looking over a verdent garden and rolling hills in the Cotswolds

Nestled within its own private grounds, dog-friendly Atelier enjoys complete seclusion in the arcadian Cotswolds. The zip and link bed allows you to craft your dream stay and can be turned into twin beds or a sumptuous super king. Children will love the sweeping lawns, while the artfully styled open plan interior promises blissful evenings with the family, whether you wish to gather around the stylish dining table or curl up on the sofa. The surrounding views are nothing short of astounding, beckoning for days out in the rolling countryside where you can fill your escape with chocolate-box villages and magical winter walks.

Harebell, Eastbourne

A beautiful garden with outdoor seating in front of a stone cottage in Sussex

With the South Downs National Park on your flint-flecked doorstep, this dog-friendly retreat promises a charming escape into nature. Enjoy arresting walks along the famous chalk-lined Seven Sisters, before retreating to Harebell, a magical seventeenth-century abode with character in every corner. Three blissful bedrooms sleep six guests, while the enclosed garden offers fresh air aplenty for the little ones. Gather around the wood burning stove for toasty moments of repose or step onto the patio for some winter-kissed alfresco dining.

Ophelia, Fowey

Candles and dinner plates on a wooden table that overlooks the beautiful river in Fowey

With glorious estuary views and a heavenly sundeck, Ophelia waits to fill your February half term with river-side repasts, from morning coffees to starlit sundowners. Awaken to the peaceful idylls of River Fowey, which boasts some of the most beautiful river walks in Cornwall, as you enjoy the sunlight and mist dancing on the water. From the sumptuous lounge to the snug-come-cinema, Ophelia has many cosy corners, allowing you to space out and come together as you desire. Dog-friendly and with four divine bedrooms, this waterside oasis is ideal for multi-generational stays, so you can gather the whole family for an enchanting retreat in the soul-stirring surrounds of south Cornwall.

Outrake Farm, Coniston Water

A big wooden dining table and island counter in the open plan kitchen at Outrake Farm in the Lake District

Step into a fairytale setting at Outrake Farm, a deeply inviting hilltop retreat in the Lake District that boasts sprawling views across Coniston Water and the surrounding fells. With five beautiful bedrooms, a wonderfully large open plan kitchen and dining room, and bookshelves bearing an assortment of novels, guides, and boardgames, the whole family is perfectly catered for here. Stepping outside this heavenly homestay, the Lakes offers countless opportunities for escapades with the family, from picturesque boat trips to breathtaking walks – there are some lovely lakeside strolls for families with little legs in tow.

Meadowsweet, Glastonbury

The beautiful stone exterior of Meadowsweet at dusk

A handsome Georgian farmhouse that sleeps ten and features a separate ‘Croft’, which is home to its own enchanting kitchen and living space, Meadowsweet is perfect for families looking to escape to the rolling Somerset countryside this half term. The media and games rooms will keep children entertained for hours on end, while the indulgent hot tub promises moments of utter relaxation for the adults, or you can gather the whole family for a game of tennis on the sun-soaked courts. The Mendip Hills are a stone’s throw from the front door, and England’s smallest city awaits for honey-dipped tours through cobbled streets – Wells Cathedral is a gem in Somerset’s crown and well worth a visit.

Quercus, Exeter

The lovely thatched cottage exterior of Quercus in Devon

From the thatched roof to the bucolic setting, Quercus invites you to craft your next storybook escape. Sleeping six in the rolling Devonshire hills, leave the everyday behind as you inhale the fresh country air. Make the most of your idyllic country setting with a long soak in the wood-fired hot tub or gathered around the flickering fire pit, while children will love spotting fallow deer from the garden. Rustic charm sweeps through the cottage, crafting cosy spaces in which to unwind, from the sumptuous sitting room and its grand vaulted ceiling to the traditional kitchen and dining room with its cosy wood burning stove. A sprawling selection of walks surrounds you, from woodland wanders to rolling hilltop forays.

Kowetha, Whitsand Bay

The pretty clifftop retreat of Kowetha at dusk, with sea views and a hot tub on the sundeck

Perched on the cliffs above the golden sands of Whitsand Bay, Kowetha promises the dreamiest of escapes by the sea. Sleeping two and boasting a bubbling hot tub with panoramic views, this couple’s retreat awaits to welcome you for a week of luxurious relaxation in the most arresting of coastal settings – the perfect antidote to the school term. With the tranquil idylls of Cornwall’s beautiful south coast surrounding you, enjoy salt-kissed coastal walks and refreshing dips in the wintry seas, before returning to your handcrafted bijou for an evening of utter serenity.

Eadric House, Dartmoor

The impressive exterior of Eadric House at dusk with two lawn chairs in the garden

Dreaming of turning your February half term into a grand celebration with friends and family? Eadric House, with its eleven rapturous bedrooms, five welcoming living rooms, and a games room, cinema, heated swimming pool, sauna, and gym, boasts a sprawling space that promises quiet corners and riveting pastimes aplenty. The artfully converted house and barns make for a truly breathtaking exterior, which, when combined with the halcyon setting of Dartmoor, makes for a truly unforgettable retreat. Dog-friendly too, the whole family will love exploring the verdant hills and craggy tors of Dartmoor, before falling into one of the oh-so-sinkable sofas for an evening of rest and repose.

Fern Cottage, Croggan

A beautiful cottage on the banks of a loch on the Isle of Mull

A blissful bolthole for four nestled on the banks of a mirror-topped loch; Fern Cottage offers a storybook setting for your half term escape. Unplug from the everyday as you embark on a rewilding retreat on the Isle of Mull – while still enjoying all the comforts of home. A pair of Zeiss binoculars offer curious little ones the chance to become wildlife watchers, while the wood burning stove beckons for cosy evenings in the beautifully detailed sitting room. Spend your days exploring this soul-stirring island, from the paradisal beaches to the fascinating castles that adorn the landscape.

The Stables, Cardigan

The bright and airy open plan kitchen at The Stables, with a big island counter in the centre of the room and windows overlooking the garden

From the sleek, Scandi interior to the undulating hills that wrap this heavenly refuge in a verdant embrace, The Stables promises spellbinding reveries in the Welsh countryside for six guests. The famous beauty of Cardigan Bay and the surrounding Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion coasts are only a short drive away, giving you easy access to some of the most arresting views Wales has to offer. For laidback moments at The Stables, enjoy slow-moving repasts in the morning and relaxed afternoons together in the cosy snug.

Thimbleberry, Cirencester

The cosy living room at Thimbleberry with a wood burning stove lit and comfy sofas

The dreamiest of destinations, the Cotswolds beckons for honey-dipped exploration and moments of utter tranquillity as you make the most of your serene setting in the undulating countryside. Nestled in the heart of this dappled wonderland, Thimbleberry invites you to step into your own fairytale. From the enchanting, golden-bricked exterior to the luxury cottage interior, it’s wonderfully easy to get swept away into staycation bliss here, especially when you have the wood burning stove lit. A tempting hot tub waits to pull you into its bubbling depths, while the surrounding countryside beckons for idyllic strolls. Dog towels are provided here, along with an outdoor sink with hot water and shower attachments for muddy paws and boots.

Trebrea Lodge, Trebarwith Strand

A beautiful honey-bricked stately home overlooking fields and the sea

Situated on the dramatic north coast of Cornwall, Trebrea Lodge enjoys a scenic blend of country and coast, the perfect setting for a family escape this half term. The grand exterior promises a stately view as you approach the historic homestay, while the gorgeous interiors feature artfully chosen colours to create the dreamiest of stays, with four beautiful bedrooms sleeping eight guests. Gather round the Chevilotte pool table for hours of fun or curl up in front of the rosy glow of the open fire for a heavenly evening. St Nectan’s Glen, Tintagel, and Boscastle are all nearby, providing endless opportunities to soak up the rich history and natural beauty of this enchanting corner of Cornwall.

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