7 Extraordinary Places to
Go for New Year’s Eve in the UK

Looking for something a little more exciting than your usual house party or cocktail soiree this New Year’s Eve? Why not pop some bubbly and see out the year at a luxury holiday house or cottage? There are plenty of large houses to rent for New Year’s Eve – so you can send off the past year and ring in the new, all whilst making special memories with loved ones. 

Then when you’re settled, why not head into town and take part in local celebrations? Read on for seven extraordinary destinations that are guaranteed to get you counting down to the New Year. From legendary street parties to cosy nights in the Cotswolds, you’ll find options for every occasion.


Fireworks on new years eve in St.ives



The beautiful Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey is one of the most idyllic places to go for New Year’s Eve in the UK. There’s no better way to share drinks and celebrate the New Year than looking out at a breath-taking seascape. Plus, there are lots of cosy pubs and fun bars to dive into around the harbour if you feel like soaking up some local culture. 

If a relaxing New Year’s getaway to Mevagissey sounds good, then add the cherry on top of your holiday with a beautiful place to stay. Penpol is a luxury holiday house that overlooks peaceful Mevagissey views, featuring a sun terrace, rolltop baths and a woodburning stove for a truly luxuriant holiday with up to 11 of your family and friends.




Isle of Wight

If you love the great outdoors, enjoy a relaxing New Year’s out in nature on the Isle of Wight. This gorgeous island is one of the top places to go for New Year’s Eve in the UK, as it provides a beautiful backdrop of sandy shores and sea views for your New Year’s Day walks. Celebrate the New Year with a glass of vino on the beach or enjoy a delectable meal in a local bistro.

Or, if you fancy, create your own gorgeous dinner buffet in a luxury holiday home. With its lush garden, five-acre lawns and wood, along with stunning sea views, Shalfleet Manor is a dreamy, decadent escape from city life. Plus, with its outdoor pool, 55 acres of gardens and tennis court, there’s something to make everyone happy.


Fireworks reflecting in the waters of Salcombe harbour.



If sipping prosecco on a waterfront terrace while watching fireworks explode overhead is your idea of a perfect New Year’s Eve, look no further than the chocolate box town of Salcombe. Set on the estuary, the historic Ferry Inn is the place to be at the stroke of midnight. Open since 1739, it has seen its fair share of New Year celebrations over the centuries.

Enjoy spending time with loved ones this New Year’s at the gorgeous Cotliss Salcombe holiday home, featuring six bedrooms, heart-stopping estuary views and plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.


Snow winter sunset at the top of Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria.


Lake District

If you prefer a crackling fireplace over dazzling fireworks, why not escape to the Lake District this New Year’s Eve? Perfect for romantic getaways and family affairs, the Lake District immerses you in the natural beauty of North West England.

For a livelier scene, ring in the New Year in one of the characterful towns or villages in the area. In Keswick, locals gather around the clock tower in the middle of the town for a midnight countdown. Bowness-On-Windermere is a great option for families, with people gathering by the lakeshore to watch dazzling fireworks displays. A New Year’s getaway to the Lake District also means you can get your year off to an energising start with a walk in the snow-dusted countryside. 

If this sounds like the perfect holiday, Cark Manor is a dream location for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Based in the southern end of the Lake District, the manor is nestled within six acres of beautiful parkland and features a movie room and bar, along with a 1000-bottle wine cellar to explore.


fireworks on new year in London.



Give your New Year’s Eve the royal treatment with a night out in London. Celebrations in the capital know no limit, with everything from intimate cocktail soirees and luxe river cruises to family-friendly street parties on offer. Listen to Big Ben chime in the New Year, then watch fireworks light up the skies over Victoria Embankment and South Bank.

Looking for somewhere unforgettable to stay? With a rooftop terrace and panoramic views of London, the Museum Penthouse is the most stylish place to enjoy your New Year’s getaway. Admire the eclectic, modern interiors and relax with Netflix on one of the apartment’s many Smart TVs, or make a visit to nearby hotspots, like Hyde Park or the British Museum.


Gloucestershire high street snowy.


The Cotswolds

New Year’s Eve in the Cotswolds promises a whirlwind of softly lit pubs and picturesque English countryside. If you plan to be in bed by the stroke of midnight, spend the evening enjoying farm-to-table fare at local bistros or sipping cocktails in Cirencester. For something special, score tickets to the famous New Year’s Eve Ball at Warwick Castle.

Then cosy up at Cotswold Valley Court, a refurbished holiday home, featuring exposed brick walls and roof beams for an authentically English-countryside getaway.


Brecon Beacons at night.



Forget fireworks. Ring in the New Year at Wales’ Brecon Beacons and you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of twinkling stars. As a protected International Dark Sky Reserve and with zero light pollution, the park offers some of the best stargazing in Europe. If you’re searching for one of the most unique places to go for New Year’s Eve in the UK, this is it. Of course, if the weather’s not cooperating you can always save the stargazing for another night and enjoy champagne and canapes by the fireplace.

Fancy a family get-together at a large remote holiday cottage over the New Year? With room to fit 20 people (and a couple of well-behaved dogs too!), The Wholehouse is a rustic retreat situated in the wild expanses of the Brecon Beacons. Whether you relax in the wood-fired hot tub, watch films in the cinema room, or stargaze by the firepit, you’ll create memories to treasure for a lifetime.


Beautiful holiday home.


New Year’s holiday houses

Looking for somewhere for your New Year’s Eve festivities to unfold? You can’t go better than your own holiday house. Whether you’re looking for Cornwall holiday cottages or large holiday homes in Wales or the Lake District, you’ll discover the perfect place to stay on your getaway. Get in touch with the friendly team at kate & tom’s on 01242 235151 to find out more about luxury cottage rentals at New Year’s Eve hotspots across the UK.




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