At this time of year, there’s nothing we love more than curling up to watch a classic Christmas film. And one of our favourites is 2006 romcom, The Holiday.
The film has an A-list Hollywood cast, and is set in a dreamy location in the English countryside. But it’s fair to say that the standout star of the show is Rosehill Cottage: the cosy hideaway where Cameron Diaz’s character Amanda spends the festive season after house-swapping with Kate Winslet’s character, Iris.
But, the film’s much-loved cottage was a film set and doesn’t exist in real life, which has always disappointed us a bit. So, we’ve been on the hunt for some beautiful homes for sale right now that share the same cosy, festive charm of The Holiday cottage.
Take a look…
Set in the heart of the Cotswold village of Churchill, this charming home is packed with country-cottage charm with its exposed beams, inglenook fireplace, and flagged floors. As well as plenty of cosy nooks, there’s also a striking free-standing copper bath.
Mixing rich history with contemporary comforts, this five-bedroom cottage is surrounded by countryside. Find a toasty Aga and Belfast sink in the traditional-yet-sleek open-plan kitchen, and a crackling open fire in the living room.
A Grade II-listed home in Penzance, this three-bedroom cottage enjoys views of the local countryside, including St Michael’s Mount. Sash windows, wood-panelled walls and exposed stonework are offset by the sun-soaked, modern pavilion.
This postcard-perfect two-bedroom cottage with a thatched roof dates back to the middle of the 18th century. Meander up the winding path and through the stable-style front door to find a stone-walled interior, open fireplace, exposed beams, and a kitchen with a separate snug.
Set on a picturesque street in Ruislip, this charming home has a frontage that’s covered with climbing plants. The four-bedroom home will be listed for sale in the New Year.