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Say Hello to 2023 In Style! UK Retreats With New Year’s Eve Availability

After such a tumultuous 2022, we can’t wait for a brand-new year to begin!

But whatever the goings-on of the preceding months, the end of December is always such a unique and magical time.

Christmas celebrations have been and gone, and we’ve spent some much-needed time away from the daily grind. Surrounded by the people we love the most, we’ve laughed, we’ve socialised, we’ve stayed up late, and we’ve eaten our bodyweight in seasonal treats.

So as the year finally draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect upon its many events, projecting our hopes and dreams into a future that’s just about to begin.

And what better way to welcome in the wide-eyed promises of the new, than with a stay in a spectacular, out-of-the-ordinary retreat?

For example: imagine clinking glasses of bubbles from a private clifftop retreat, as the Newquay fireworks burst into life over the iconic coast, and the sea gently laps the shore below.

We’ve packed this list with many more unusual, dreamlike retreats in the UK, that are all but guaranteed to set the scene for a wonderful 2023.

And since they all currently have New Year’s Eve availability, all you have to do is choose your favourite and get booking.

(We recommend you do this quickly though, as they won’t be available for very long!)

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Fireworks over Newquay @ The Island Cornwall

The Railway Cottage at Lavender Hill

Williton, Somerset
Pack your bags for a special railway adventure at Railway Cottage - a gorgeous Somerset bolt hole built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself!
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£425 (low season short break)

Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Sustainable rural glamping on the Isle of Wight - where you'll find the perfect setting, from scenic romantic escapes to fresh, fun-filled family adventures.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: varies
£90 (one night in pod, low season)

Middle Stone Farm

Brompton Ralph, Somerset
Your award-winning eco-friendly Somerset glamping sanctuary awaits, where you can enjoy getting back to nature and meeting new friends in fresh farmland luxury.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 4 - 6 per unit
£100 /night

Sheepfold and Sheepshed

St. Eval, Cornwall
Exquisite architecture, fabulous eco-credentials and sweeping views of countryside and coastline - that's what to expect at Sheepfold and Sheepshed, a pair of eco-barns in glorious North Cornwall.
Bedrooms: 3 (+2)
Sleeps: 8 (+4)
£595-2795 / week


Launceston, Cornwall
Embrace the natural life and get some literary inspiration under clear starry skies, with the scenic backdrop of Cornwall's ‘Peaceful Valley' to keep you company.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2/4/8 per unit
£155 / night (geodome)

Boutique Farm Bothies

Drumblade, Aberdeenshire
Take a break from the strains of life at Boutique Farm Bothies in rural Aberdeenshire - two hand-crafted, eco-friendly boltholes set among spectacular rolling farmland.
Sleeps: 2 or 4
£140 / night

Brook House Woods

Bromyard, Herefordshire
Experience open-air creativity and imaginative accommodation in the form of three tree cabins, a tree tent and cabin, blissfully nestled below the soothing Malvern Hills.
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
£80 / night (cabin)


St Germans, Cornwall
View the best of Cornwall's unspoilt countryside from the window of your very own eco-friendly, lovingly restored railway carriage at Railholiday.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6
£80 / night

Cromwell's Hideaway

Raglan, Monmouthshire
A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£109 - £125 / night

Lydcott Glamping

Widegates, Cornwall
A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall.
Bedrooms: Varies
£100 / night

Ty Cwch

Aberporth, Ceredigion
A unique, award-winning architect designed ‘boat house' that's ideal for an adventure-packed beach break, next to the invigorating Welsh Coast Path.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 12 (or 4 per cabin)
£100 / night / cabin (cabin sleeps 4)

The Inspiration

Brixham, Devon
An impossibly charming 'glam-boat' with picture-postcard sea-and-harbour views of the colourful Brixham harbour on The English Riviera.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
£65 / night

Hideaway Camping

Okehampton, Devon
Eclectic family accommodation and soothing therapies await, on a friendly campsite secluded amongst enchanting Devon woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
£65 / night (glamping)

Woodcutter's Cottage

Beckley, East Sussex
A fairytale retreat with woodfired hot tub that's perfect for wildlife watching, deliciously secluded amongst unspoilt Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
£310 (2 nights)

Lewis Longhouse

Lewis, Outer Hebrides
An award-winning, eco-friendly haven that's rich in home comforts and attention to detail, with breathtaking views of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£1850 (week)

Eilean Sionnach

Isleornsay, Isle of Skye
Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£550 / night

The Island Cornwall

Newquay, Cornwall
Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
£1,233 (3 night weekend/4 night midweek)

Still Southwold

Southwold, Suffolk
Lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach.
Bedrooms: 1, 2 or 4

Albion Nights

Bungay, Norfolk
Escape with your loved one to a hand-crafted, off-grid retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, peacefully secluded in a Norfolk wildflower meadow.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£145 / night

Little Seed Field

Ripon, Yorkshire
Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: Up to 4 per cabin
£85 / night

Luna Domes

Edenbridge, Kent
Unique, year-round retreats with sumptuous furnishings, magnificent sunrises, and private stargazing hot tubs, beautifully positioned in the Garden of England.
Bedrooms: Open plan

Dazzle Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset
A distinctive, design-led treehouse - complete with hot tub - inspired by warship camouflage, expertly crafted and blissfully secluded on an adults-only site in rural Dorset.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£990 (2 nights midweek)

Blyth Rise Stays

Laxfield, Suffolk
Savour rural Suffolk at its most beautiful, from the comfort of a nature-steeped, adults-only retreat that's home to lakeside lodges, cosy Igluhuts, and two luxurious woodland saunas.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per unit
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£425 (4 nights, Igluhut)

Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony, Monmouthshire
A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£110 / night

Bowland Retreat Lodges

Clitheroe, Lancashire
A sumptuous collection of self-catering lodges with Jacuzzi hot tubs and scenic decking, beautifully positioned in the heart of the Ribble Valley.
Bedrooms: 1-3 per lodge
Sleeps: 2-6 per lodge
£630 (4 nights)

Pinwheel Treehouse

Holditch, Dorset
An adults-only, master-crafted treehouse, complete with an al fresco hot tub and wood-fired pizza oven, beautifully secluded on an exclusive site in rural Dorset.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£990 (2 nights midweek)

The Sheiling

Loch Lundie, The Highlands
A luxurious, blissfully remote and award-winning retreat with a wraparound deck, a sunken hot tub and a private pier, secluded on the edge of its own shimmering loch for spellbinding Scottish Highland views.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£960 (3 nights)

Seventies Studio Margate

Margate, Kent
A self-contained ‘time capsule' apartment covering the entire top floor of a townhouse in the heart of Margate, with fabulous views of Dreamland and the beach.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2-3
£50 / night offpeak

The Bolthole

Pagham Beach, West Sussex
A super-cool, first-class retreat that's rich in home comforts, expertly crafted around a Victorian railway carriage that's right on the beach at Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
£295 / night

Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham, Devon
An exquisite collection of luxury treehouses, a gleaming American airstream, and artisan shepherd's lodges, all with al fresco hot tubs and beautifully nestled in the scenic heart of Devonshire countryside.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-5

Alde Garden

Sweffling, Suffolk
A warmly welcoming slice of rural heaven in the heart of Suffolk, with lovingly-crafted eco-retreats, quirky facilities, and an award-winning real ale pub!
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per unit
£146 (2 nights Hideout)

East Thorne Couples Roundhouses

Bude, Cornwall
Sumptuous romantic hideaways with stargazing hot tubs, privately secluded amongst lush Cornish countryside that's close to the coast.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£321 (2 nights)

Birdholme Glamping

Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Nottinghamshire
Unwind in a luxury safari lodge with its very own hot tub, surrounded by 15 acres of woodland and lush wildflower meadows in rural Nottinghamshire.
Bedrooms: 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 (+2) per lodge
£640 (4 nights midweek)

Ecotone Cabins

Ullapool, The Highlands
Two lovingly-crafted eco-cabins, peacefully secluded among unspoilt coastal woodland in the Scottish Highlands, on a family-run site that's dedicated to sustainability.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cabin
£495/ 4 nts

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Montgomery, Powys
Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village.
Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
£350 / night

Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office

Bredenbury, Herefordshire
Nostalgic, first-class couples and family accommodation at a restored 19th century railway station, set amongst timeless North Herefordshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per property
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per property
£80 / night (Parcel Office)

Rowden Mill Station Saloon Coach

Bredenbury, Herefordshire
A vintage-styled retreat, secluded on a green platform at a restored 19th century railway station, amongst peaceful North Herefordshire countryside.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
£160 / night

Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods

Chester, Cheshire
Watch your cares sail away from the comfort of a luxurious pod in the heart of rural Cheshire, with on-site facilities and a wealth of scenic waterways to explore.
Bedrooms: 1 per pod
Sleeps: 4 per pod
£99 / night

Belle View Farm Shire

Poulshot, Wiltshire
Lovingly hand-crafted homes taken from the pages of an epic fantasy tale, complete with bespoke ‘water well' hot tubs, secluded in a tranquil meadow that overlooks the Wiltshire hills.
Bedrooms: 2 per house
Sleeps: 4 per house
£500 (2 nights)

Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Forestmill, Clackmannanshire
Sumptuous woodland hideaways, privately nestled on a magical Clackmannanshire estate that's teeming with rich heritage and diverse, protected wildlife.
Bedrooms: 1 per bothy
Sleeps: 2 per bothy
£175 / night


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