Last year’s New Years festivities may have been a bit muted, but why not make up for it by ringing in 2022 in style? With just under two months to go, plenty of properties across the country are already booked, but we’ve found a handful of especially special New Years Eve options, whether you’re looking for a chic couples getaway or Party bells-and-palace whistles. From old fishermen’s houses in Cornwall to castles in the Scottish Highlands, here are 10 holiday rentals worthy of a celebration.
Comfortable cottages for couples
Blaegrove Lane, Up Nately, Hampshire
This refurbished former cart shed with magazine-worthy interiors is a good choice for couples looking for a low-key but luxurious New Years Eve. And what better way to sauté champagne than the private bar in the open-plan lounge with exposed beams? Located on a working farm near Basingstoke, it’s only an hour’s drive from London, but feels incredibly remote. When you go for a winter walk, be sure to bring a pair of binoculars to spy on hawks, kestrels, and owls circling above your head.
For two people. From £ 180 per night; coolstays.com
Eden Cottage, Newlyn, Cornwall
Make yourself comfortable in Cornwall with a stay in a small cottage at the end of the terrace in Newlyn fishing harbor. You’ll find a plethora of great seafood restaurants on your doorstep, including the Tolcarne Inn where you can start 2022 with a lunch of oysters, cod fritters and Sancerre. Further out in Mousehole, the harbor Christmas lights will still be on – neon boats and sea creatures rising out of the water are an upgrade on most screens. Back at the chalet, the top floor bedroom has a claw-foot tub and offers a view of the boats entering the harbor.
Three people. £ 1,515 for seven nights from December 28; cornishgems.com