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Last Minute UK Rentals To Book for New Year’s Eve

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From castles to cottages, here are some quirky places to rent for New Year's Eve this year

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It’s never too early to find the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway. Avoid samey NYE parties and events, and make an escape to these quirky and bizarre getaways. From cosy country cottages to chic city apartments, here’s the C&TH pick of unusual holiday rentals for New Year’s Eve 2022. (And, if you’ve been pipped to the post on your favourite, why not book now for 2023?) 

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New Year’s Eve Rentals In The UK To Book Now

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Henry’s, Port Isaac

Henry’s – Port Isaac, Cornwall

Perched on the edge of the harbour in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, Henry’s features exposed beams, glistening chandeliers and sash windows that frame stunning coastal scenes. Start the New Year exploring the miles of scenic footpaths, watch fishing boats bob on the water and take refuge by the crackling fire as storms rage against the harbour wall out to sea.

HOW? Henry’s is still available on NYE. Call the office on +44 1208 869090 or email [email protected] to enquire.

Carbis Bay Hotel Ocean Lodges

Carbis Bay Hotel Beach Lodges – Cornwall

Fancy seeing in the New Year in a private hot tub or plunge pool right on the beach? And then waking up in your sea-room view to a breakfast hamper of delicious Cornish treats? Check in to Carbis Bay Hotel’s brand-new Beach Lodges, situated directly on the beach and all boasting rooftop or beach gardens, with open-plan lounges and floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to private sun decks, and private access routes directly onto beautiful Carbis Bay beach. Extend your stay by a day so you can take the coastal train to St Ives for a day of exploring. Extend it by another for a private surf lesson to kick-start that New Year’s resolution to try something new. Hell, extend it forever because honestly, you won’t want to leave.

HOW? There are Beach Houses and Cottages still available to book for the New Year period, as well as rooms within Carbis Bay Hotel. 

the back yard at The Willows at dusk, with chairs and cushions gathered around a fire

The Willows – Fowey, Cornwall

Fancy ringing in the New Year with a house party, all of your family (and/or friends) in one place? Head to The Willows, a beautiful dog-friendly barn conversion that sleeps 10 across five bedrooms. With exclusive use for seven days, make the most of the idyllic south Cornwall location and explore all of the stunning sights the region has to offer.

HOW? 7 nights (30 December–6 January) from £5637.

The Athenaeum

Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – Mayfair, London

New Year’s Eve is, at long last, returning to London‘s Southbank in 2022. The English capital city is a glorious, stylish place to ring in the New Year, whether you’re celebrating in a sleek bar or gathered on the Southbank with millions of others, ready to see the world-famous fireworks first-hand. Romanticise your life at Anthenaeum Hotel & Residences in Mayfair, where the luxurious rental townhouses offer a luxurious base from which to explore the city, or just to hunker down in ready to celebrate the New Year.

HOW? There is a three-night minimum stay over the New Year period, with Townhouse Residences available from £1,262 per night. 

Holkham Lodge, Norfolk

Holkham Lodge – Norfolk

Holkham is a Norfolk estate on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast enjoyed by residents, visitors and royalty since 1609. Each lodge on the estate sleeps two, so you can choose from a woodland hideaway that is Palmers Folly, the Grade II listed gatehouse Palmers Lodge, S. S. Teulon-designed South Lodge East and South Lodge West, and Grade I listed Triumphal Arch, designed by William Kent.

HOW? The Triumphal Arch East, sleeping two, is still available to book over the New Year period.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Enjoy The Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Townhouse Experience for New Year’s Eve, a stay at the hotel’s elegant Georgian property that combines the space of a private home with the luxury services of the five-star hotel. The package also includes exclusive access to The Cross Bath, an intimate, open-air bath where guests can bathe in the city’s famed natural thermal waters in complete privacy. The Townhouse offers private accommodation over four floors with three bedrooms, one king, one queen and one single, sleeping up to five.


Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Create a celebration in the heart of Edinburgh at Cheval The Edinburgh Grand, with 50 apartments, including a spectacular three bedroom penthouse apartment situated on the seventh floor, with a wraparound roof terrace, right on St Andrew Square. Enjoy New Year’s Eve celebrations in the comfort of the penthouse with views across the city to Arthur’s Seat, the Firth of Forth and beyond.

HOW? From £562 per night. There are multiple apartments still available to book, but many require check-in on 30 December or earlier rather than the 31 December.

Old Post Office, Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny

Old Post Office – Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny

One of three family-owned Caradog Cottages, this Welsh cottage is a short walk through a garden adjoining to Ivy Cottage, a great place to explore the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. Abergavenny is packed with independent shops and top-quality restaurants including the Michelin-starred The Walnut Tree Inn. One-night bookings are also available.

HOW? From £447 per night.

the exterior of Tan Llan in the countryside

Tan Llan – Snowdonia

If you’re looking to hunker down for the Twixmas period, look no further than Tan Llan, a hidden gem in Wales‘ Snowdonia region, bookable for seven day periods. Set over three floors and sleeping up to 16, Tan Llan has been carefully renovated to offer luxurious and spacious accommodation. Stylish interiors, a blend of bright and contemporary furnishings make for a comfortable stay: large sash windows and shutters, cast iron radiators, a bespoke fireplace with locally sourced slate, a large fully-kitted kitchen area, a spacious garden with outdoor seating, as well as a delightful sunroom to soak up the gorgeous surrounds on brisker days.

HOW? Available to book from 30 December for seven nights, for £5,600.

North Lodge at Coworth Park

North Lodge at Coworth Park – Ascot

Luxury hotel Coworth Park’s standalone private cottage features three spacious bedrooms, lobby, dining room, kitchen, private outdoor dining area and garden, with private chef and butler available on request. A pretty idyllic way to start 2023, no?

HOW? Enquire by emailing [email protected]


Port Lympne – Kent

Why not ring in 2023 on your own personal safari? Port Lympne is a must-visit for animal-lovers; this Kent-based conservation charity is not your average UK wildlife experience. Opt for a short stay over New Year and you’ll come face to face with big cats, gorillas, giraffes and many more. If you really want to push the boat out, book in for the new Tiger Lodge, where tigers play right outside your (very sturdy) windows.

HOW? Two Pine Wood Pods (non ensuite) are still available to book over the New Year period.

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