Cuffing season is basically one mad dash to find a significant other so you can avoid those pity "you'll find love" pep talks from that aunt you see once a year. But this holiday season, might I suggest coupling up for the purpose of... breaking up.
Home rental service Independent Cottages is giving away a free stay in an English cottage inspired by The Holiday and the only requirement is that you're newly single. Because FYI, if you haven't caught the Kate Winslet-Cameron Diaz led rom-com, that's the plot.
The heartbroken pair -- who reside on opposite ends of the pond -- decide to swap homes for Christmas in hopes of healing from their respective breakups. And while you might not necessarily fall in love with a hot British single dad like Diaz does (a girl can dream though), sipping mulled wine in the English countryside isn't such a bad consolation prize.
One lucky winner will score a three-night stay at Farthing Cottage in Cotswold. Not only does it look a lot like Winslet's fictional character's Surrey abode, it's also the real-life town where Kate, the actual celeb, lives. The home is situated just a short stroll from market town Stow-on-the-Wold, where you'll find quaint gastropubs, restaurants, and charming boutiques.