Best thing about winter? Permission to hibernate. From the best beds to snuggle up in to creating a cocktail hour from the comfort of your own sofa, here’s our guide to hunkering down like a pro.
Put the world on hold
Be inspired by fika, a Swedish ritual that means ‘take a pause’. What better excuse to indulge in breakfast in bed?
Table runner, £22, plate, £17, mug, £10.50, and spoon, £25, (part of set), all bloomingville.com
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It’s the warm heart of your home, so take time to savour slow-cooked stews, freshly baked bread – and a glass of wine or two…
Create the pleasure of pre-dinner drinks at home with your own bar. For a similar cocktail trolley, try designvintage.co.uk, and for a large selection of ice buckets, try amara.com.
And your own chef
Don’t have the time to cook? Don’t worry – the takeaway market has had an upgrade. Supper London works with top chefs and restaurants to offer a range of high-quality cuisine from a wide variety of restaurants at the touch of an app. Expect food from trendy vegan restaurants such as By Chloe to 20in gourmet pizzas from Covent Garden hotspot Homeslice. Minimum order is £25. Download the app at supper.london.
Check in, chill out
If you must venture into the outside world, visit these snug spots to get that warm fuzzy feeling.
The Bath Priory, Bath
Enjoy how the other half lives – or rather, hunkers down – at this upmarket country house-style hotel. Think plush lounges with squishy sofas, roaring fires and paintings, and furnishings befitting a truly posh pile. The hotel also boasts a top-notch restaurant and the country’s only L’Occitane spa. If, at any point, you feel the need to walk off one of its delicious afternoon teas, you can always pull on your wellies and wander around the hotel’s four acres of beautiful gardens. thebathpriory.co.uk
The Ham Yard Hotel, London
It may be in the heart of Soho, but designer Kit Kemp’s signature cosy-cool interiors mean you won’t want to step outside this urban-village-feel hotel. With its luxurious upholstery and sumptuous textiles, a theatre and bowling alley on site, plus a garden on the fourth floor – why would you? firmdalehotels.com
The Rose Inn, Kent
From coaching inn to no-frills pub to homely boutique hotel, the eight-bedroom Rose has been a firm favourite on Deal’s high street for more than 200 years. With its cosy mixture of vintage, Victorian and mid-century interiors, and restaurant serving comfort food classics using fresh, seasonal British ingredients, this seaside spot is as snug as it gets. therosedeal.com
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Report by Nicole Gray