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Escape the dishes this Christmas with a cabin or lodge holiday

Nov 22 2010 Posted by Lewis Shields

If the thought of another Christmas day spent holed up in the kitchen at home preparing the turkey and flaming the Christmas pudding is getting to you, consider a change of scenery this December. Escape to the great outdoors with Pitchup.com this Christmas and delight in nights under the stars, with our selection of cosy cabins and holiday retreats.

For those looking for a countryside Christmas with a comfortable twist Pitchup.com has several suggestions for a festive break.

Snug and toasty festive breaks

1) For rustic romantics this festive season, stay in a camping cabin at the Old Oaks Touring Park in the tranquil and unspoilt Somerset countryside. Wrap up warm and with mulled wine gently brewing on your camping stove, gaze into the night sky from your decking area and be the first to spot a shooting star. Join your welcoming hosts for a glass of wine around the tree on Christmas Eve and enjoy Christmas Day lunch at the highly-recommended Glastonbury pub & restaurant, The Who’d Have Thought It, considered the best place to eat in Glastonbury.

2) If the Christmas season is all about tantalising your taste buds then the Hawkchurch Country Park in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wonderful family holiday destination this winter. Local farm shops, farmers’ markets, restaurants and Devon food trails are all to be found nearby, so you can stock your holiday larder with delicious farmhouse cheeses, and your drinks cupboard with local wines, cider, fruit juice and ales-a-plenty.

3) Loch Tay Highland Lodges Leisure Park is stunningly situated in the central Highlands of Scotland right on the shores of Loch Tay. In arguably one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland, surrounded by mountains, rivers and lochs, the park is still within easy driving distance of Edinburgh, Stirling or Glasgow. Retreat this Christmas to one of several new woodland log cabins where peat burning stoves create a warm and relaxing atmosphere, after an active day in the great outdoors. The park’s Boathouse restaurant combines superb food with warm hospitality in a staggeringly beautiful location. Guests are invited to indulge in an exquisite Christmas menu and Hogmanay buffet, with the restaurant’s huge picture windows allowing uninterrupted views over the loch.

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Notes to editors

For a list of sites open all year, visit our year round search. Find more inspiration on our Christmas lodge and caravan holidays page.

About Pitchup.com

Winner of Best Travel Information Site at the 2010 Travolution awards, Pitchup.com is the most comprehensive website in the camping and caravanning sector. Launched in July 2009, the site features 5,000 campsites and holiday parks in the UK and Ireland, including many in hard-to-find locations. The website enables users to search and book using more than 80 search criteria to fine-tune their holiday requirements, and features mapping technology to make getting there simple too. The site also lists accommodation near nine National Parks, hundreds of beaches, 17 World Heritage Sites and the main UK festivals and can view nearby Good Pub Guide pubs, National Trust properties and National Cycle Network routes.

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