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NYE 2021: 15 Unique UK Rentals for New Year’s Eve

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From castles to cottages, here are the most appealing places to rent for New Year's Eve this year

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It’s not too early to find the perfect New Year’s Eve getaway! Avoid New Year’s Eve parties and events and make an escape to these quirky and bizarre getaways. Find the best New Year UK escapes with our round-up of unusual holiday rentals for New Year’s Eve 2021. (And if you’ve missed your favourite pick from the round-up, why not book now for 2022?) 

15 Best Places to Rent for New Year’s Eve 2021 in the UK

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Henry’s, Port Isaac

Henry’s, Port Isaac

Perched on the edge of the harbour in the village of Port Isaac, 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. £1750 27th Dec – 1st Jan | 01208 869090 | latitude50.co.uk

Manor farm Conderton

Manor Farm Conderton

Set in the centre of Conderton, a delightful Cotswolds hamlet, Manor Farmhouse is a newly renovated, eight-bedroom, eight bathroom, property. Book with your New Year’s Day walk in mind; there are hundreds of miles of footpaths straight from the backdoor, across the orchard and into AONB of Bredon Hill. 0207 993 6545 | luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk

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. To book call call +44 (0)1736 795311 oceanlodgesstives.co.uk 

The Athenaeum - Mayfair, W1, apartment living space

Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, Mayfair

If you want the privacy of a rental but the comfort of a five-star hotel for the festive period, check in to the Athenaeum’s 14-bedroom pied-a-terre. Located on a residential side-street, a turn from the Athenaeum’s main entrance and Green Park, the mansion once owned by MP and arts patron Henry Hope is the perfect home away from home. There are one and two bedroom residences available. Visit athenaeumhotel.com to book or call 020 7499 3464.

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. norfolkcottages.co.uk

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Enjoy The Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Townhouse Experience for NYE, 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. To book, contact [email protected] or visit thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk 

Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

Cheval The Edinburgh Grand

With Hogmanay likely to be on hold this year, create your own celebration in the heart of Ediburgh 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 NYE celebrations in the comfort of the penthouse with views across the city to Arthur’s Seat, the Firth of Forth and beyond.  The three bedroom penthouse at Cheval The Edinburgh Grand starts from £1,150 per night. The Directors’ Suite starts from £550 per night. chevalcollection.com

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.  caradogcottages.com

North Lodge at Coworth Park

North Lodge at Coworth Park

Luxury hotel Coworth Park’s new 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 2022, no? dorchestercollection.com

Rockhaven Manor

Rockhaven Manor, Rock Cornwall

Head down to Cornwall this NYE and check into Rockhaven Manor, which is big enough for the whole family (and maybe even your best mate’s family, too). A crab Newburg recipe is etched into the slate under the worktop, so pick up some fresh crab from the local fishmonger and kick off the New Year as you mean to go on, with freshly-cooked food, good wine and great company. Sleeps 12 latitude50.co.uk


Endymion, Polzeath, Cornwall

Minutes from Baby Bay, Endymion is right on the edge of National Trust land and a great place from which to explore Polzeath and a network of stunning coastal paths. With white walls, stone and brick exterior this striking modern property boasts eco-travel credentials with solar panels and an air source heat pump. Sleeps 6 | latitude50.co.uk


Port Lympne, Kent

Why not see in 2021 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. Book quickly as rooms are filling up quickly for the festive period. aspinallfoundation.org


Silverholme Graythwaite, Lake District

This spectacular Georgian manor house is located on the Graythwaite Estate right on the edge of Lake Windermere. With juxtaposed contemporary and traditional designs, Silverholme provides everything you need for an elegant alternative New Year’s celebration. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, it’s superbly equipped for making a celebration dinner to remember; what a view! After dinner, the drawing room offers a sumptuous retreat where you can gather in front of the roaring open fire with a glass of bubbly ready to toast in the New Year. Silverholme also benefits from shared use of the Graythwaite Estate grounds and facilities which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis room, children’s play area, fitness suite and 2.5-acre trout fishing lake. sykescottages.co.uk

Pentillie Castle

Pentillie Castle, Cornwall

Who wouldn’t want to spend New Year’s Eve in a castle? Go shooting on New Year’s Day and cook your spoils in the large country kitchen. If you’re feeling brave (or need to cut through a hangover) take a dip in the outdoor solar heated swimming pool or you could just enjoy generally wafting around like the Lord of the Manor and book in the caterers to take care of the rest. The staff can also arrange river boat trips, horse-riding on the moors and golf on nearby, internationally renowned courses. pentillie.co.uk

Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle, Scotland

How does a New Year’s Eve in the heart of whisky country in the Scottish Highlands sound? With on-site fishing, eight acres of walled garden and grounds worthy of very long New Year’s Day walks, this is the perfect place to start 2021 with a handful of your favourite people and nobody else for miles around. Gordon Castle is one of Scotland’s largest houses, a beautiful Scottish retreat. oetkercollection.com

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