Whether you’re looking for an intimate occasion or a large gathering with all of your friends, here’s 10 amazing places in the UK for New Year’s Eve
If you’d rather avoid the crowds on New Year’s Eve, why not rent a private venue for a great way to ring in the New Year with your nearest and dearest? From a historic manor to a scenic lighthouse or a magical treehouse, discover some of the most unique places to stay to celebrate the beginning of 2019.
The Party Barn: The Ash Barton Estate, Devon
Got a lot of friends who love to make a lot of noise? Look no further than the Ash Barton Estate in Devon. This 25-acre land estate will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale during the day, passing the wild flower meadow to visit the only other residents in within a two-mile radius: the donkeys, chickens, horses, ducks and bees. The country house, which sleeps up to 35 of your closest friends, is decked out with a fully-equipped games room for hours of fun that never has to end thanks for the Estate’s infamous ‘no curfew’ policy.
A Treehouse: Higgledy Treehouse, Blackberry Wood, East Sussex
Searching for an enchanted experience for adults? The inside and out timberwork masterpiece that is this magical treehouse offers the perfect woodland escape within a flora- and fauna-rich Sussex campsite. A perfect glamping experience for two couples or four best friends with an al fresco shower for those daring enough to brave the cold. For those who prefer to keep warm and toasty, the wood burning chimenea will allow for a heart (and body) warming New Year’s Eve.
The Yacht: Canary Yacht, Central London
Fancy city luxury and views without the hustle and bustle? This rentable New Year’s venue sells itself. It’s your own private yacht! Picture it: you and your 10 best friends kick off the night by sitting around the stunning table sipping champagne as you cruise down the River Thames under the night sky. And that’s just the warm up before you dance the night away under the fireworks, or by the on-board bar or any of the deluxe rooms within your floating home for the night.
The Cosy Cabin: The Hideout Manor and Gameskeeper
What’s a secluded cabin without a hot-tub? The Hideout Manor and Gameskeeper Lodge allows up to 20 guests to stay in the picturesque Yorkshire property with all the extras: bar, large entertainment area and green garden space with fresh apples free for picking. Nothing beats the thought of a beautiful bottle of bubbly in your private, outdoor hot tub. This unpretentious property with a homely feel will deliver a close-knit experience even in a larger group.
The Private Island: The Island, Cornwall
Looking for a place that brings a whole new meaning to the word private? The extremely unique and aptly named, ‘The Island’ is possibly one of the UK’s best beach houses. While ‘beach escape’ and ‘New Year’s Eve’ aren’t often thought of together, the incredible Atlantic Ocean views that can be seen from this sleek and stylish private island make for an extra special hello to 2019. The property sleeps up to six people, but a special discount is taken in consideration for parties of two due to the undeniable romance of this home.
The Imagination’s Playground: A Dragon House, Westhall
Appreciate quality architecture and creative design? Every aspect of the recently designed and constructed Dragon House at Belle Grove is intriguing. From the stairwell carved from a large tree truck to the metal dragon perched across the chimney, this quirky farm house will provide an unforgettable New Year’s Eve adventure. A feast for both the eyes and the imagination.
The Lake & Lighthouse: Corran Lighthouse Lodge, Fort William, Inverness-Shire
On the incredibly scenic west coast of Scotland sits a converted lighthouse that could be your very own place right by the water. Sleeping up to 10 people across the five comfortable, spacious bedrooms, you and your loved ones can gather in the large and elegant living room with views of the loch by day, nestling up by the fireplace by night.
The Historic Manor: Nancealverne House, Cornwall
The Grade II-listed Nancealverne House catapults you into Victorian times for a historic New Year’s adventure. Across two floors connected by a lavish staircase, the four bedrooms and three separate living areas each have their own special character and charm that’ll ignite your imagination. If the striking interior of the manor doesn’t win you over, your own private lake with an adorable paddle boat in the back garden definitely will.
The Safari Tent: Camp Kátur
Keen for a tranquil celebration? If your idea of the perfect New Year involves getting back nature, this safari tent is exactly what you’re after. With access to all the facilities of Camp Kátur, such as the Eco Spa and garden games, this stay will have you enter 2019 feeling refreshed, calm and at one with nature. Simple but bursting with personality, with quirky and comfortable furniture.
The Classy Mansion: The Sycamore Gap, Brampton, Cumbria
Looking for a mansion for your stylish friends? The Sycamore Gap is a period home with all modern features, bright finishes and luxurious décor. It sleeps up to 14 and we suggest you secure the master bedroom for yourself as it comes with its own private terrace – ideal for reflection on the year just passed. An outdoor heated courtyard is perfect for even the chilliest of nights – if not, the accompanying hot-tub should do the trick.