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Dreaming of your next staycation? The season of wrapping up and staying snug is here and we have lined up a brilliant list of hotels and cosy lodges that you should check out and check in to this Winter. From short stays to spa experiences, there is something for everyone this Christmas… Plan your next staycation now!

The Bakers’ Cottages (5*)

Relax and enjoy your time with your nearest and dearest at The Bakers’ Cottages. Sit back and admire the tranquil views of the Mourne Mountains and then curl up with a book in front of a cosy wood burning stove. With these stunning surroundings, you are guaranteed to have a merry Christmas break. Oh, and did we mention there are hot tubs? Delightful!


Enjoy a peaceful break this Christmas as you unwind and refresh at The Galgorm, located in County Antrim. We all deserve some wining, dining, and pampering of course, and this is a phenomenal setting to enjoy all those things. Be sure to check out their Christmas Stay and Spa packages.

Corick House Hotel and Spa 

Set among meandering streams and winding country roads in County Tyrone, Corick House Hotel and Spa offers guests the finest in tradition and hospitality. With superb cuisine and lavish surrounding, your visit will be a memorable one.

The Merchant Hotel

The Merchant Hotel is beautifully dressed and ready to welcome you for a Christmas break to remember. Based in Belfast, you will be able to take in the stunning Christmas light displays in the city and then retreat to the comfortable and cosy Merchant Hotel.

Hanna’s Close 

Situated in County Down, Hanna’s Close has a beautiful range of traditional Irish cottages which are ready and waiting for you. With your own self-catering cottage and lots of open spaces, Hanna’s Close is the perfect spot to have a lovely Christmas break away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine. 

Fitzwilliam Hotel 

Beat the winter chill with elegant dining experiences and have a magical stay at the stunning Fitzwilliam Hotel this Christmas. You will be blown away by their gorgeous festive décor - which makes the most gorgeous backdrop for all your Christmas photos!

Clandeboye Lodge

Tis’ the season for all the foodies! A warm-hearted Christmas welcome is waiting for you at the Clandboye Lodge. Enjoy a top class stay with mulled wine, gingerbread and festive dining experiences, made with the finest local produce. 

Newforge House 

This Georgian Country House in County Armagh is cradled in beautiful gardens and lush fields, offering warm hospitality and superb food. Be treated with their legendary “Ulster Fry”, which won “Best Breakfast in Ireland” at the Irish Breakfast Awards!

Everglades Hotel

The Everglades Hotel is a stylish first choice for those seeking a relaxing and cosy staycation in Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry~Londonderry. Each room has been tastefully furnished and decorated to get you in a festive spirit! 

Manor House Country Hotel  

Stay at the Manor House Country Hotel and celebrate the festive season within their charming country house ambience, along with beautiful views of lower Lough Erne. Their wonderful Christmas packages that are more than tempting!

Dont forget - if you are resident in Northern Ireland and aged 18 or over, you are eligible to apply to receive a £100 Spend Local prepaid card to spend in local businesses across Northern Ireland, including accommodation providers. That could be your next winter short break sorted!

Check out our Giant Adventure offers!

Share your staycation experiences with us! We love to see what you get up to around the Christmas holiday. Share your images on social media with #MyGiantAdventure for the chance to feature on our page.

Please remember to stay safe this winter and follow the latest NI Executive guidance.

From all the team at Discover Northern Ireland, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!