This former watchtower in the commune of Corgoloin, eastern France, is a cosy winter option, packed full of history. Relax in the sumptuous swing seat with a good book, or go on a crisp winter walk in the surrounding countryside. It’s also a good base from which to discover the nearby city of Dijon. From €150 a night.
This cosy treehouse offers guests a magical holiday experience, with views over Falmouth Bay. It is close to the beach and there are some stunning walks through beautiful Cornish countryside. From €116 a night.
This picturesque spot in Oia, on the northwestern tip of the Greek island of Santorini, is a cosy place to watch the sun set over the deep blue waters. The beautifully restored old fisherman’s cave house has an outdoor hot tub and is just a 10-minute walk from the old centre of Oia village. From €209 a night.
This cute and cosy yellow cottage is just 15 minutes’ drive from Stockholm but is in its own little countryside haven. Whether you want to work or enjoy the winter sports activities in the vicinity, it’s a lovely little base. From €84 a night.
This unique space, in Berlin’s legendary Film Museum, is the ideal accommodation for any film buff. You can enjoy the museum’s regular screenings and salon evenings, or just soak up the film history on display in the room. From €39 a night.
While camping might be the last thing on your mind in the depths of winter, glamping is another thing entirely. A five-star experience in the middle of nature, this 1930s-style Airstream is an incredible place to stay in the middle of the Sierra de las Nieves, in Andalusia, southern Spain. From €125 a night.
This apartment, in the clock tower of St Pancras station, London, is one of the city’s most unique and cosy places to stay. With fantastic views across London and very stylish interiors, it makes for a great base while exploring. From €173 a night.
There’s nothing like an Alpine chalet for the ultimate in winter warmth and cosiness. This beautiful chalet, in the Savoie area of France, dates back to 1948 and has been recently renovated in old wood. The nearest ski resort is just 10 kilometres (6 miles) away. A great option for groups who can gather round the cosy fireplace after a day of winter sports. From €143 a night.
This romantic cave home is a bed and breakfast near the French town of Amboise in the heart of the Loire Valley. The furnishings are stylish and the atmosphere is like a cosy cocoon. From €98 a night.
This beautiful private island, in the archipelago of Hvaler, Norway, is a romantic and cosy escape. As its listing puts it: ‘Your own island. Your own boat. Your own cabin. Your own kingdom.’ Where do we sign up? From €197 a night.
This beautiful detached house is in the historic centre of Lecce, in the Apulia region of southern Spain, a five-minute walk from Piazza San Oronzo, the central square. The house is made from local stone, with high vaulted ceilings typical of the area. From €80 a night.
This beautiful treehouse, in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, is surrounded by countryside. Get a bird’s-eye view of the rolling hills and enjoy the local area’s excellent wines. From €140 a night.
It’s not every day you get the chance to stay in your very own private lighthouse. This beautiful property, built in 1882, is a romantic and cosy getaway on the southern coast of Croatia, near the town of Medulin. From €257.