Hands up if you're looking for a last minute getaway but haven't booked yet. Yep, us too. So considering Grazia Daily invested a LOT of research into finding a perfect holiday hideaway in the countryside, we thought it only fair to share the treasures with you...
1. Powders, Helford, Cornwall
Powders is a stylish 1930s wooden bungalow that nestles amongst the whispering pine trees at the spot where Frenchman's creek meets the main Helford River. With spectacular river views it's a haven for birdwatchers, walkers or just those looking for peace and tranquillity.
Four nights from 24 December £1,236 (15% discount)
Four nights from 29th December £1,236 (15% discount)
2. Apartment at Greenway (Agatha Christie)
Set high up on the banks of the River dart, this fantastic Georgian house was Agatha Christie's holiday home from 1938 until 1959, and she described it as "the loveliest place in the world". Accommodating up to ten, located over two floors, the apartment is decorated as it was when the house was refurbished for 'modern living' in 1938.
Five nights from 29 December £1,482 (25% discount)
3. Housesteads, Hadrian's Wall
This 19th Century mock-Tudor farmhouse is just 100 yards from the ruins of Housesteads Fort, the best preserved military base along Hadrian's Wall. It sleeps up to five in a double, twin and single bedroom, each with stunning views.
Four nights from 29 December £690 (15% discount)
4. Killerton Park Cottage, Devon
A brand New Cottage for 2013 but is opening early for Christmas and New Year.
This is a 1920's carriage drive lodge house on the edge of the Killerton parkland with views towards Ashclyst Forest. The cottage has been renovated to provide a comfortable and luxury setting for a perfect festive getaway. Sleeps 4.
Four nights from 24th £620
Four nights from 29th £620