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Nov 3, 2020 | Property Focus

Looking for some winter inspiration? Here are some of the cosiest features that you can find in our holiday cottages in Salcombe.

With the winter months almost here and the perspective of spending most of the time at home, it is important to look for the positives. One thing that always helps us get through the winter (and actually makes us enjoy it) is the feeling of cosiness that you can get by being inside this time of the year.

In the Scandinavian countries, where they spend most of their winter with just a few hours of daylight every day, they have mastered the cosy mood and interior design to perfection. The Danes call this cosiness hygge and if you are looking for the best winter breaks, you should try to recreate it wherever you go.

Hygge is the feeling of being curled up on the sofa with a blanket, a nice cup of tea, and a book while you hear the rain outside. It’s also the feeling you get during those winter evenings spent playing board games with your family or your friends next to a fireplace. 

So if you are looking for some winter inspiration, here are some of the features that, according to the Danes, make a place hyggelig. You can find all of them in our holiday cottages in Salcombe:

Soft lights

Soft lighting is a must to get in the winter holiday mood. Dim lights like these from our Treetops Salcombe holiday home will help you relax and feel comfortable inside the house.

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Bar/living room at Treetops 

You can easily recreate this by using dimmable light bulbs, vintage light bulbs and in general, with any lightbulbs that go from around 2,700 to 3,000 Kelvin.

Salcombe holiday cottages with fireplaces

Rainy days don’t have to be sad or boring. In fact, there’s a whole range of activities you can do in Salcombe on a rainy day, from going with your kids to the heated outdoor swimming pool to enjoying a stroll along the beach and having lunch at one of the best restaurants in Salcombe. If you want to know more, read this blog on the top 10 rainy day activities for Salcombe.

Now picture this: You’ve just arrived home after a long day of activities in Salcombe, put on some really comfy, warm clothes, prepare a hot drink and start a good book whilst you can still hear the rain outside. Sounds good, right? We can guarantee it can be even better next to a fireplace.

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Fireplace in Midships

After all, is there anything better than staying inside with the fireplace on, having a nice meal, chatting or just reading a good book when it’s really cold outside?

The smell of wood burning, its warmth, the cracking noises and flame ambience all contribute to helping you feel relaxed. Salcombe holiday cottages such as Horsepool Boathouse and Midships are some of the properties that have living rooms with fireplaces to help you get in the winter mood.  

Wood and warm materials

Wood and cold colours such as cool greys and blues are a Scandinavian favourite as they give a sense of calm and relaxation. At the Gull Rock Salcombe holiday cottage, they’ve mastered the stylish Scandinavian design with rooms like these, so you can enjoy your winter holiday in Devon in the cosiest environment.

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Singles room in Gull Rock

At home, you can replicate this by adding elements of wooden furniture and decoration to your rooms. Combining them with fabrics of neutral colours guarantees an instant cosy mood.

Candles, blankets and log burners

Okay, candles and blankets can be easily found pretty much anywhere. But have you thought about what it would feel like to have a candlelit dinner outside wrapped up in a very warm blanket while you breathe the purest air in the south of Devon?

Some of our Salcombe holiday cottages, like the beautiful Quarry House feature log burners to keep you warm while you enjoy a good book or a G&T with a view of Salcombe.

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Outdoor dining area in Woodspring

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