A five-bedroom modern mountain home

House, Breckenridge, Colorado, US, $5mn

Where In the town of Breckenridge, 80 miles west of Denver, about two hours’ drive from the city’s international airport in clear weather and traffic.

What A five-bedroom modern mountain home with more than 4,900 sq ft of living space, on 2.7 acres. Built in 2019, it has a large living, dining and entertaining area with a fireplace, polished concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding wooded landscape.

Why Breckenridge has been a popular ski resort since the 1960s and has an average of 300in of snow a year. Its festive preparations include a Race of the Santas that kicks off on Main Street.

Who Engel & Völkers Denver

A 1,200 sq m, six-storey chalet

Chalet, Cervinia, Italy, €24mn

Where In the Aosta region, close to Italy’s border with Switzerland. The chalet is on a hillside overlooking the village of Cervinia, and a cable car connects the local ski area to Zermatt. Turin’s international airport is about 1 hour 45 minutes by car, depending on weather conditions.

What A 1,200 sq m, six-storey chalet rebuilt in the past 11 years by the current owners, using local materials. There are seven bedrooms with en suites, a glazed atrium with a Swarovski chandelier, fireplaces and a lift to all floors.

Why With a media room, wine cellar, gym, spa with indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzi with views of the Matterhorn, the property has plenty of entertainment options to keep cabin fever at bay over Christmas.

Who Savills

Interior of a Grade II-listed, late Georgian house with fireplace

House, Stour Provost, Dorset, UK, £6.25mn

Where On the edge of a village, 25 miles from Bournemouth. The train from Gillingham (10 minutes’ drive away) to London takes 2 hours.

What A Grade II-listed, late Georgian house with six bedrooms. There is also a three-bedroom cottage. The 4.3 acres of grounds include formal gardens, a tennis court and a heated pool, while the river Stour forms the northern boundary of the property.

Why Original features such as the sweeping staircase and fireplaces lend themselves to festive decor.

Who Strutt & Parker

Interior of a chalet with a glass wall and decks

Chalet, Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada, C$2.995mn ($2.2mn)

Where In Sun Peaks, about 180 miles north-east of Vancouver. Kamloops airport is a 50-minute drive away and operates domestic flights; the nearest international airport is Kelowna, about 2 hours 45 minutes by car.

What A three-bedroom, three-bathroom chalet with nearly 2,600 sq ft of living space. A glass wall and decks make the most of the mountain views, and it also has underfloor heating, a ski locker and a separate two-car garage.

Why As well as being part of Canada’s second-largest ski area, Sun Peaks has Christmas events including an artisan market, skating, carol singing and a Santa Ski Day on December 20.

Who Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

A Grade I-listed, moated manor house

House, Wonersh Common, Surrey, UK, £7.5mn

Where About 4 miles south of Guildford, which has direct trains to London that take 35-40 minutes at their fastest.

What A Grade I-listed, moated manor house with more than 11,000 sq ft of living space split into two wings. There are 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms, a library and an indoor pool with a sauna.

Why With origins in the 11th century, the property has a rich history. Its 10-acre grounds include a tennis court and formal gardens based on their late 19th-century layout.

Who Savills/Strutt & Parker

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