I absolutely love winter and the excuse it gives me to get ‘cosy’ or as the Danes say ‘hygge’.

Hygge to me means crackling open fires, warm mugs of hot chocolate, flickering candles, snuggly soft blankets, sumptuous sofas, a good book and eating bowls of comforting stews.

So, to help my holiday cottage guests make the most of their winter breaks at my cottage, I focus on trying to create this cosy, hygge feel.

Firstly, I always supply 2 days worth of logs, kindling and fire bricks so guests can enjoy my open inglenook fire.

I have a good selection of candles in the bathroom, the living room and the kitchen all ready to be lit creating a romantic intimate feel.

I invested in a sumptuous new Loaf sofa and a faux fur blanket to snuggle into.

I also provide a large selection of paperback books which my guests are welcome to read and there’s a choice of vinyl records for background music that guests can play on the record player.

So, for me the perfect winter weekend stay in my cottage would involve a long walk over the  fields with my dog, perhaps enjoying a quick drink in the local village pub before returning home, lighting the fire, wrapping myself in a cosy blanket and escaping into a good book.