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

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Published 26/10/2022 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

The Railway Cottage at Lavender Hill

Pack your bags for a special railway adventure at Railway Cottage - a gorgeous Somerset bolt hole built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself! Railway Cottage is a former labourer's (or ganger's) cottage on the West Somerset Steam Railway line, now a wonderful holiday home for up to six people.  Oozing charm and character, the cottage's exterior has hardly changed since Brunel…

Friday 30th Dec to Monday 2nd Jan £1200. How about New Year weekend watching steam trains pass by your accommodation and a private hot tub - three bedrooms, dog friendly, detached stone cottage right next to The West Somerset Steam Railway Line. Cosy wood burner and a real Christmas tree.
Tom's Eco Lodge

Tom's Eco Lodge

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. At Tom's Eco Lodge, located at Tapnell Farm, you'll discover a thoughtfully-designed glamping haven to suit everyone. After all, how many sites can offer a wide range of luxury outdoor accommodation with plentiful space, fresh sea views,…

Modulogs, Pods and cottages available over New Years Eve and New Years Day. Guests over this festive period recieve a bottle of bubbly as part of a welcome pack of local goodies.
Middle Stone Farm

Middle Stone Farm

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. Middle Stone Farm is a bustling haven of lively activity, and Gold award winner for Glamping at the Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards. This beautiful site offers not only plenty of luxury eco-friendly accommodation set…

New Year availablity in Stable Cottage, sleeps 4
Sheepfold and Sheepshed

Sheepfold and Sheepshed

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. Sheepfold and Sheepshed are two architect-designed holiday homes set on a quiet country lane among rolling farmland, offering distant views of the rugged coastline of Bedruthan Steps. Every detail -…

Availability in both the Sheepshed and Sheepfold over Christmas and NYE/Day
Ekopod

Ekopod

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. If you're looking to try glamping for the first time, you'll be in safe hands with Ekopod, one of the early adopters of the glamorous camping concept back in 2010.   Fast-forward to the present day and the Ekopod ethos -…

New Year geodome availability - check website for more details!
Boutique Farm Bothies

Boutique Farm Bothies

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. Barley Bothy and The Sheep Shed are found on a picturesque farm near Drumblade, and are named for the farm's main produce - barley and sheep! Each one features a fantastic combination of eclectic design, upcycled furniture and…

Festive availability throughout bothies and farmhouse; guests will be treated to a special hamper of festive baking and Champagne to help celebrate Christmas and Hogmanay.
Brook House Woods

Brook House Woods

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. With acres of wondrous woodland, not to mention a lush green meadow that looks out over the Frome Valley and the Malvern Hills, your dreamlike holiday scene at Brook House Woods is set. This, however, is no ordinary…

Venn and Oriana cabins available for the weekend of New Year (Fri-Mon) All guests over new year will receive a free bottle of bubbly to celebrate with.
Railholiday

Railholiday

View the best of Cornwall's unspoilt countryside from the window of your very own eco-friendly, lovingly restored railway carriage at Railholiday. Award-winning, eco-friendly and regularly featured on TV, it's fair to say that a Railholiday break comes with a certain pedigree attached, whether you happen to be an avid trainspotter or not. With four charmingly restored carriages, all…

New Year Availability in Railholiday's St Germans carriages, with free bubbly to all guests.
Cromwell's Hideaway

Cromwell's Hideaway

A bespoke-crafted shepherd's hut, luxuriously nestled amongst the captivating Monmouthshire countryside. Monmouthshire is a very special place.  Stunningly set between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you'll find more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.   Cromwell's Hideaway, a bespoke-crafted shepherd's…

Availability over the New Year, with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco.
Lydcott Glamping

Lydcott Glamping

A unique, expertly handcrafted back-to-nature escape that showcases some of the best sea views in Cornwall. Perfectly nestled in the rural Cornish village of Widegates, Lydcott Glamping offers you the chance to explore all the enchantment of Cornwall, far away from the tourist bustle. Positioned next to a friendly working farm, the glamping cabins offer outstanding views of an awe-inspiring and…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
The Hayloft

The Hayloft

A charming barn conversion in the Wye Valley, with creature comforts and a delightful walled garden. Rich in rustic luxury, you'll find The Hayloft, a beautifully renovated barn, just a short walk from the glamping site of Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans. Sleeping up to six people, The Hayloft is a quirky mix of traditional and contemporary design using natural materials like wood and…

Availability at The Hayloft this New Year. Sleeps 6. Available from Thursday 29th or Friday 30th December. £695 for a 4 night stay. Bottle of complimentary bubbly to welcome in 2023
Ty Cwch

Ty Cwch

A unique, award-winning architect designed ‘boat house' that's ideal for an adventure-packed beach break, next to the invigorating Welsh Coast Path. Ty Cwch (that's Welsh for ‘boat house') is a seriously innovative, eco-friendly glamping-style holiday home for up to twelve guests, and, indeed, has even been awarded a Tourism Innovation Award by Mid Wales Tourism and Cardiff Project of the…

Christmas and New Year availability remains! Check website for details.
The Inspiration

The Inspiration

An impossibly charming 'glam-boat' with picture-postcard sea-and-harbour views of the colourful Brixham harbour on The English Riviera. A true hidden gem in southern Torbay, Brixham is strewn with scenic activity, from stunning coastal walks, clear-water beaches, and pretty architecture in an array of fun colours. You'll find The Inspiration amidst all this bustling action, yet it is beautifully…

Christmas and New Year availability remains!
Hideaway Camping

Hideaway Camping

Eclectic family accommodation and soothing therapies await, on a friendly campsite secluded amongst enchanting Devon woodland. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, right at the end of a private track, Hideaway Camping is exactly that - a 24-acre expanse of pure Devon nature, hidden beautifully away from everyday life. Surrounded by gently babbling brooks, wide open fields, and soothing woodland,…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
Woodcutter's Cottage

Woodcutter's Cottage

A fairytale retreat with woodfired hot tub that's perfect for wildlife watching, deliciously secluded amongst unspoilt Sussex woodland.Privately nestled in a woodland dell strewn with chestnut and oak trees, and bespoke crafted from locally sourced timber, there's an enchantingly rustic feel to the Woodcutter's Cottage. In fact, the dreamlike retreat could have been plucked straight from the…

New Years Eve availability in the perfect little cosy woodland hideaway. A bottle of prosecco for NYE and a little basket of gourmet snacks provided for stays during this period!
Lewis Longhouse

Lewis Longhouse

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. There's something special about the Lewis Longhouse, and it promises to soothe your weary souls just as soon as you arrive on this other-worldly, breathtakingly beautiful Hebridean island. Ideally positioned low on a hillside, just above a sandy…

Rare Christmas and New Year availability, with festive treats provided - minimum 7 night stay at £2300 for up to 4 guests.
Eilean Sionnach

Eilean Sionnach

Rest your weary heads in a dreamy lighthouse cottage, blissfully cast away on a soul-soothing private island off the rugged Isle of Skye. There's a distinctly magical ‘time travelling' feel about the journey to Eilean Sionnach (Gaelic for ‘Island of the Fox'), which was  featured on Channel 4's series on Extraordinary Escapes in the UK. You'll want to savour every windswept second…

Rare New Year availability due to a cancellation - 27th Dec through 2nd January.
The Island Cornwall

The Island Cornwall

Gaze dreamily out at the Atlantic Ocean, from the sumptuous comfort of your very own private, palm-fringed paradise. Perched proudly on top of a 70ft rock stack that soars high above Newquay's famed Towan Beach, The Island promises to cast you blissfully adrift from the rest of the world.   Completely surrounded by sparkling water at high tide, you can only access it by crossing an elegant…

Rare New Year’s Eve availability. The best place to watch Newquay’s great firework display, and enjoy the town's celebrations!
Still Southwold

Still Southwold

Lovingly custom-created havens, rich in holiday luxuries and peacefully secluded on a private estate just minutes away from the beach. Beautifully positioned just a stone's throw from the iconic beach at Southwold, the historic hamlet of Easton Bavents was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.   Although this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty forms part of a peaceful and…

Availability in the Easternmost Cabin from 28th Dec and in the Warren House for whole Christmas/new year period. A bottle of fizz is supplied for new year guests.
Albion Nights

Albion Nights

Escape with your loved one to a hand-crafted, off-grid retreat with a sumptuous outdoor bath, peacefully secluded in a Norfolk wildflower meadow. Crafted with generous helpings of care and creativity, a stay at Albion Nights promises to banish the lingering stress of everyday life. The hand-built retreat was cleverly created from reclaimed and recycled materials wherever possible, and you'll…

NYE availability - with a bottle of bubbles, chocolates and some sparklers added to the welcome hamper. The cabin is also decorated very tastefully and beautifully for the Christmas period, including a little tree on the veranda.
Little Seed Field

Little Seed Field

Wild luxury glamping at its most naturally breathtaking, in cosy wooden cabins nestled on a friendly, family-run farm in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by Yorkshire's trademark natural beauty, and boasting gorgeous views of the Nidderdale Valley, you'll discover Little Seed Field nestled on a friendly dairy farm that's a long way from the beaten tourist track. Owned by four successive…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
Tigh Darach

Tigh Darach

An exquisite, architect designed ‘oak house' for soothing family getaways, secluded in nature and boasting glorious views of the Sound of Mull.Featuring direct, private access to the shoreline of the Sound of Mull and Drimnin Pier, Tigh Darach is a beautiful oak-framed family house (Tigh Darach is Gaelic for ‘oak house') designed and owned by the architect Roderick James, and his wife…

Rare Christmas and New Year availability due to a cancellation
Luna Domes

Luna Domes

Unique, year-round retreats with sumptuous furnishings, magnificent sunrises, and private stargazing hot tubs, beautifully positioned in the Garden of England. Luna Domes is the brainchild of co-founders Johnny, who grew up on a farm in rural Tasmania, and Dan, an artistic creator with a background in private hospitality and events. Combining Dan and Johnny's vision of helping people savour a…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
Dazzle Treehouse

Dazzle Treehouse

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. If the name Guy Mallinson seems familiar, it could be that you've heard it before.   The former ‘wood mentor' on BBC2's popular Mastercrafts series, Guy was also the winner of the RIBA South West award for his…

3 nights commencing Friday 30th December @ £1485
Blyth Rise Stays

Blyth Rise Stays

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. A country paradise in rural Suffolk, Blyth Rise Stays is the perfect passion project of friendly owners Pam & Mark, managed by their daughter Katie. With help from their hard-working family, Pam and Mark have…

Availability for both Lodges and Igluhuts over the New Year weekend
Llanthony Castaway

Llanthony Castaway

A lovingly restored railway carriage for romantic couples, privately secluded amongst a deep, hidden valley in the Black Mountains for epic Dark Sky stargazing. Featured as one of The Times' 30 Epic Escapes in 2021, Llanthony Court Castaway is blissfully encircled by lush, rolling scenery, in a ‘secret' Black Mountains valley that's also a Dark Sky reserve. Although Llanthony Valley is only…

New Year availability - guests can even join in on the New Year’s Day river jump tradition raising money for local charities if they are brave enough, for a truly memorable start to 2023!
Bowland Retreat Lodges

Bowland Retreat Lodges

A sumptuous collection of self-catering lodges with Jacuzzi hot tubs and scenic decking, beautifully positioned in the heart of the Ribble Valley. Uniquely mesmerising, Lancashire's Ribble Valley is steeped in heritage, magnificent scenery, and gastronomic delight. Not only did the renowned author JRR Tolkien discover a wealth of creative inspiration in Ribble Valley, but the Queen herself once…

Availability for NYE in KIRI 1 bed – sleeps 2 * MARLOW 1 bed – sleeps 2 * NASH 2 bed – sleeps 4 * OAKLEY 2 bed – sleeps 4 * 2 , 3 or 7 night stays over New Year. A bottle of fizz with and New Year welcome card for guests.
Pinwheel Treehouse

Pinwheel Treehouse

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. Mesmerisingly designed to mimic the shape of a child's windmill, Pinwheel is a treehouse that evokes fun childhood memories... whilst also boasting the highest levels of luxury. You may also recognise the master craftsman who created…

3 nights commencing Friday 30th December @ £1485.
The Sheiling

The Sheiling

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. You simply couldn't imagine a more beautiful location for The Sheiling (an ancient word meaning ‘shelter on high or remote ground') than Loch Lundie. Blissfully secluded in the Scottish…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
Seventies Studio Margate

Seventies Studio Margate

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. A retro-styled penthouse apartment, Seventies Studio Margate looks as though it's been plucked straight from the set of ‘Abigail's Party'.   A riot of classic brown, cream, and orange tones, funky prints adorn the walls and…

Take a trip back to the 1970s for New Year, in seaside Margate
The Bolthole

The Bolthole

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. Filled with both heart and style, The Bolthole is a unique retreat that's been beautifully constructed around a Victorian railway carriage, and superbly positioned in the heart of Pagham Harbour RSPB Nature Reserve.…

Beachfront availability for NYE! Available from 29th December to 6th January.
Dittisham Hideaway

Dittisham Hideaway

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. If you were to close your eyes and imagine the perfect countryside idyll, it's likely you'll picture Dittisham Hideaway. Overlooking a sun-dappled woodland valley just a mile from the…

Friday 30th December for a 3 night New Year break: Treehouse £1125 for 2 people * Shepherds Huts £825 for 2 people * Airstream for 2 people £825 for 2 people * Treats include a tot of West Country Sloe Gin, continental breakfast hamper and mini celebration pack!
Alde Garden

Alde Garden

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! Arriving at Alde Garden feels like stumbling across a magical secret: a wildlife-steeped mini-sanctuary strewn with winding natural pathways, hidden away in the rural heart of Suffolk. Here, friendly owners Marie and Mark have seen to it that…

Availability for New Year in quirky Badger Cottage. The little pub (next door to the cottage) has fun goings on, and will be decorated with holly, ivy, spruce and twinkling fairylights. New Year's Eve will be a late one with lots of fun!
East Thorne Couples Roundhouses

East Thorne Couples Roundhouses

Sumptuous romantic hideaways with stargazing hot tubs, privately secluded amongst lush Cornish countryside that's close to the coast. East Thorne Roundhouses was lovingly created by a family who fell in love with glamping and the Great Outdoors... then promptly set about creating a sublime sanctuary for guests in need of a little extra luxury! The result is a sumptuous collection of roundhouse…

Availability for new year. Breakfast hamper offer for each for more than x2 Roundhouses booked for min 3 nights from 30/12.
Birdholme Glamping

Birdholme Glamping

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. Surrounded by rich, rolling Nottinghamshire countryside, Birdholme Glamping is a welcome escape from life's everyday cares. The five luxurious safari lodges you'll discover here are perfectly positioned amongst 15 acres of wildlife-steeped woodland…

2 lodges available over New Years Eve (Brimstone and Meadow Pipit Lodge), for a 3 night stay on Friday 30th December until Monday 2nd January
Ecotone Cabins

Ecotone Cabins

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. Situated in one of the most breath-taking natural environments in the UK, Leckmelm Wood is achingly close to Ullapool, a scenic fishing town that's otherwise known as the "gateway to the Northern Highlands". Home to a wealth of…

New Year availability in Pine Marten Cabin (sleeps 4). 3 night short stay from 30/12/22 to 02/01/23 - £780, or 7 nights 30/12/22 to 06/01/23 - £1392
Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village. Gloriously secluded by a quiet country lane in Llandyssil, a quaint village close to the Shropshire border, Plas Robin Rural Retreats comprise three stunning, contemporary lodges that each sleep 4 or 6 guests in rural comfort. Set amongst 35…

NYE availability - with a bottle of award winning locally produced 'Montgomery Vineyard' bubbly included for guests! (Private guided tasting tours at the Vineyard can be arranged, as well as private helicopter tours, directly from Plas Robin, and tours of the local Welsh Wagyu beef farm, owned by Ifor Humphreys!)
Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office

Rowden Mill Station Building and Parcel Office

Nostalgic, first-class couples and family accommodation at a restored 19th century railway station, set amongst timeless North Herefordshire countryside. Originally built in the 1890s, Rowden Mill Station is beautifully positioned on a tranquil North Herefordshire country lane, with both the Malvern Hills and the Wye River valley in easy reach. Here, you can take a soothing step back in time,…

New Year availability 30/12/2022 - 02/01/2023 in Rowden Mill Parcel Office - sleeps 2. 3 nights at £295.00. Enjoy the marvellous 11ft Xmas tree under the canopy, that makes the whole station glow and sparkle!
Rowden Mill Station Saloon Coach

Rowden Mill Station Saloon Coach

A vintage-styled retreat, secluded on a green platform at a restored 19th century railway station, amongst peaceful North Herefordshire countryside. You'll discover Rowden Mill Station amongst idyllic North Herefordshire countryside, perfectly positioned to explore both the Malvern Hills and the Wye River valley. Originally built in the 1890s, there are plenty of original features, including a…

New Year availability 30/12/2022 - 02/01/2023 in the Saloon Coach - sleeps 4. 3 nights at £645.00. Enjoy the marvellous 11ft Xmas tree under the canopy, that makes the whole station glow and sparkle!
Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods

Tattenhall Marina Floating Pods

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. Perfectly positioned amongst idyllic Cheshire countryside, Tattenhall Marina is a peaceful, 300-berth haven on the sparkling Shropshire Union Canal. With generous on-site facilities and boat hire available, this is the ideal base from…

New Year availability - check website for more details!
Belle View Farm Shire

Belle View Farm Shire

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. Pioneers of luxury organic glamping, the friendly owners at Mill Farm have been welcoming guests to their range of eclectic accommodation, set in the mesmerising Wiltshire countryside, since 2007. Their latest…

Christmas and New Year availability remains! Check website for details.
Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Brucefield Estate Schenbothies

Sumptuous woodland hideaways, privately nestled on a magical Clackmannanshire estate that's teeming with rich heritage and diverse, protected wildlife. Dating back over 700 years, Brucefield Estate is a vast, cherished ‘hidden gem' that boasts a unique blend of enthralling history and Scottish nature at its purest. Not only have these exquisite grounds been trodden by ancient barons, lords and…

New Year availability: with Christmas decorations, sourdough Stollen, speciality mince pies and a guided wildlife & history tour (1.5hrs)
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