I am minutes away from hibernating in a Slanket for the next three months. Minutes. It's cold and icy and slippy and I don't really like it. I can get excited about snow for all of half a day. My snowman excitement has expired now. You can't call me a Scrooge, it's not Christmas.
I'm now on a search for the cosiest hotels in the country. It turns that out we've already written about a whole bunch of them. We've told you about the cosy gorgeousness that is The Witchery by the Castle in Edinburgh. Honestly, if they let us we'd live there (although if they're not up for it, we might ask their equally cosy sister hotel Prestonfield).
If you're after cosiness in London, Hazlitt's is a dream. Blink and you'll walk straight past. Like I did. Twice. There are a couple of snuggly places in Clerkwenwell - head to the Rookery or The Zetter Townhouse (pictured above). They've got the old school and opulent thing sorted. I can't be cosy in a modern design hotel, I need the sort of atmosphere that's going to have me napping while I'm holding an old fashioned and stuck on 7 down.
Where else shall we go? (I appreciate, this is becoming quite a long trip to find a log fire.) There's a lovely log fire at The Old Parsonage in Oxford. Let's stop there for a night or two. The Crab & Lobster manages to be bright and modern and snug all at the same time. That's some sort of wintry magic. We obviously have to pop to Flintshire to stay in Gladstone's Library, just look!
I don't think I'd ever get bored here.
The Landmark Trust are excellent at cosy. You can actually search their site for properties with open fires. Well done, LT. I've settled on Danscombe Mine in Cornwall, which will sleep four of you and cost £364 for a four night break.
The rooms don't look particularly snug, but I really want to cosy up next to the fire at The West Arms in Denbigh. It's £149 per night. Surprisingly, the chintz chairs are working for me. I'm also quite taken with The Old Dungeon Hotel in Cumbria.
Ooh, hello Durrants. Somehow, this hotel bar is tucked away off Oxford Street in London. I've never, ever heard of it. Now I've seen how snuggly, I want to go immediately.
What a gorgeous hotel room! This is part of the railway house at The Hoste Arms in King's Lynn. Usually I'm not impressed by 'romance packages' but theirs £152 per person and includes a massage for an hour and a half. Yeah, I'd be fine with that. I suppose.
What a gorgeous cafe. You just know that you're going to have the best homecooked meal ever in this cafe. Teasel Burrow can sleep seven for about £700 a week. It's in North Yorkshire, near The Star Inn.
Now this is a cosy dining room. You'd spent hours drinking red wine and playing Scrabble at this table with your very favourite people. Rooms cost around £180 per night and come with added snug and happiness. And breakfast.
Excuse me, I'm off to hibernate until March.
Do you know of another cosy hotel? Please share in the comments immediately, it's cold.