Usher in 2015 in style with our selection of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2014
The Headland Hotel
Either take in sweeping views of the Cornish coast for a memorable New Year’s Eve, or counter some of the indulgence of the Christmas period with a revitalizing spa break at The Headland, Newquay. With a stunning cliff-top location, the imposing Grade II-listed Victorian Headland Hotel is an award winning four-star hotel with five-star Cornish-village style self-catering cottages. The spa offers locally themed treatments such as a Cornish salt steam room and new AFYNA organic treatments, while New Year holds the chance to enjoy a casino night (30 December), and a black tie Champagne reception and special buffet dinner on New Year’s Eve.
The Headland, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EW
The Corinthia Hotel
A particularly glitzy New Year’s Eve may be had at the delightfully opulent and impressive Corinthia Hotel, London. Both of its elegant restaurants will host a mighty feast of a dinner, with free-flowing Champagne, exquisite canapés, live music and a DJ after midnight. And its prime position close to the River Thames provides the perfect opportunity for a poignant New Year’s Eve riverside stroll.
The Corinthia Hotel, 10 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD
Make merry near Middlethorpe Hall in York, a 17th century country house hotel standing in 20 acres of manicured gardens and parkland just outside of the historic city. Once home to the famous feminist diarist Lady Mary Wortley-Montagu, Middlethorpe has been carefully restored with antiques and art. New Year’s Eve packages include a cream tea with a Champagne and canapés reception and a six-course black tie dinner followed by a firework display with a jazz band. And New Year’s Day brings a delicious Bloody Mary brunch to nurse the inevitable hangover.
Middlethorpe Hall, York, Yorkshire, YO23 2GB
Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa
For a peaceful or more romantic New Year’s Eve, Amathwaite Hotel, located in the heart of 400 acres of deer park and woodland, is the ultimate relaxing getaway. Bordered by Bassenthwaite Lake and framed by Skiddaw Mountain, this English stately home boasts spectacular views from all rooms of the lake, the gardens, Deer Park, or the Courtyard. An indulgent NYE dinner will be whipped up by the in-house chefs who create impressive recipes and Cumbrian specialities using the best of local seasonal produce. A great option for soaking up the splendour of the surrounding countryside and enjoying a thoroughly enjoyable New Year’s Eve.
Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa, Bassenthwaite Lake, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RE
The most decadent and exclusive way to see in the New Year of all, a house party at Shropshire’s Weston Park, will set you back a mere £15,000, for an exceedingly extravagant and first-class evening. Up to 30 guests are able to splash out to take over the house and throw a party in the grandeur of the vast 17th-century stately home. Toasting champagne in the library and dancing in the Orangery before a five-course banquet in the historic Dining Room served by the Head Chef, party-goers will rule the roost in this 28-bedroom House for the entire night, with butler and housekeeper service included in the package. And in the heart of 1,000 acres of Parkland, this secluded, quintessentially British and luxurious setting couldn’t be much farther removed from reality, making it the dream location for riotous NYE celebrations.
Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE
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