Bordered by the dramatic North York Moors and scenic Yorkshire Dales, Rockliffe Hall is a dramatic, escapist destination, and their NYE Gala Ball is perfect for a NYE staycation. From a champagne and canape reception, to a four-course gourmet banquet, to a fireworks display, Rockliffe Hall has it covered for an unforgettable night – including a piper bringing in the New Year with Auld Lang Syne.
BOOK: Tickets from £180 per person; including an overnight stay from £439 per person for one night, or £599 per person for two nights. rockliffehall.com
Manor Farm – Conderton
Set in the centre of Conderton, a delightful Cotswolds hamlet, Manor Farmhouse is a recently-renovated, eight bedroom, eight bathroom property, with a dining room seating up to 18 guests – ideal for a big family NYE staycation. 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. Or, just mosey down to the nearby dining pub for a New Year’s Eve tipple, or hair of the dog after the fact.
In Scotland, New Year’s celebrations are called Hogmanay (the Scots word for the last day of the old year) – and it’s taken very seriously. What better NYE staycation than embracing the beauty of Scotland and heading to Perthshire? There, Dunalastair Hotel Suites will treat you kindly. The champagne will be flowing among the fresh Scottish air, with traditional Scotch buns, currant loaves, and a relaxed three-course dinner that they describe as ‘Your calm before the storm’.
BOOK: From £580.50 per person for three nights in a Superior Room, based on two adults sharing. dunalastairhotel.com
Athenaeum Hotel & Residences – London
NYE 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.
What better way to ring in the New Year than with a walk on the beach? A NYE staycation at Devon‘s Cary Arms & Spa guarantees a sea-facing room, so the beach is never far away. Settle in for a sumptuous three-night stay, filled with champagne, delicious food, indulgent spa treatments and live music. Hunker down in one of the lovely rooms, or larger parties can hire out the cottages – plenty of space for relaxing and catching up with family.
For a little something different, try their Twixmas package – extending the festive season from 27–30 December, between the main events.
BOOK: From £2100, based on two adults sharing a Double Room for three nights. caryarms.co.uk
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.
BOOK: From £5600, based on exclusive use from 30 December to 6 January. catchthebreeze.co.uk
The country meets the coast at the beautiful Chewton Glen, situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Celebrate in style at the NYE House Party, with a carefully crafted itinerary, including plenty of champagne, a delicious afternoon tea, time for end-of-year pampering in the spa. On New Year’s Day, a bountiful breakfast will help you recover from the night before, as well as a refreshing walk around the grounds or to the nearby Highcliffe beach, followed by a delicious dinner after you’ve worked up the appetite.
BOOK: From £3538 per room. chewtonglen.com
The Eastbury – Dorset
Extend the Christmas season by heading to the lovely Dorset for a NYE staycation, where The Eastbury sits in the historical Sherborne. Follow mulled wine with an indulgent pampering session, ahead of the delicious seven-course dinner and a night filled with champagne and dancing. New Year’s Day is reserved for catching up with family over a late breakfast, exploring the Jurassic Coast, or – if you’re feeling extra daring – taking a dip in the sea. A three-course dinner will round out the day, ahead of goodbyes on 2 January accompanied by another delicious breakfast.
BOOK: From £1150 for two adults for two nights in a Luxury Double Room. theeastburyhotel.co.uk