The better our Christmas and New Year celebrations are, the harder we fall for the January blues.
New Year it might be, but everything takes on a slightly bleaker look. It’s not surprising really, one minute you are surrounded by family and friends, eat and drinking to excess and in general having a great time, the next you are confronted by an empty home devoid of decorations with the winter weather ding its utmost to put you off putting a foot outside.
So, if that is how your January usually pans out and you want a change, then it’s time to get something in the diary that will cheer you up through those first few cold days.
Now when it comes to something positive to look forward to what can be better than a holiday or short break? Now, agreed, it can be chilly in January but that certainly doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. In fact, there is something more romantic about cuddling up in front of an open fire or sharing a hot tub with someone special and where better to do that than a luxury apartment, cottage or log cabin? Or how about a family January get-away on the British coast or in the countryside to blow away those New Year cobwebs.
If you are wondering where to head, well the countryside and coastal regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland all offer dramatic and beautiful scenery that is worth exploring. However, it’s also a great time to go to some of those hugely popular holiday destinations in the UK and Ireland because you get the chance to explore without so many tourists!
So how about Cornwall, Devon and the Cotswolds in the South West, the Lake District in the North West, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District in the North, the New Forest in the south east, Northumberland in the North East, Norfolk Broads in the east, Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia in Wales and the Highlands and Cairngorms in Scotland… to name but a few.
Or is that too much choice? Take a look at our selection of January cottages and apartments for some more ideas.