There’s no wrong way to welcome in 2019. But if you’re a firm believer in starting as you mean to go on then you can welcome 2019 in-style and have a brilliant break with our guide to enjoying an amazing New Year’s Eve holiday.
Take a look at the list below for inspiration, or start searching our New Year holiday homes right now to find your perfect place to plan the festivities.
Even if you’re miles away from the nearest phone signal, you can still stay in touch and send those New Year greetings with our Wi-Fi cottages.
Approximately 80% of our UK cottages offer Wi-Fi, so you can stay in touch with absent nearest and dearest, or relax in the company of Netflix’s best box sets. Your New Year’s break, your rules!
Start your resolutions early
Get fit, relax more, have more fun: there are plenty of worthy New Year’s resolutions to be made. But you don’t need to wait till 2019 to make (or break!) them. Find gyms, private pools, hot tubs and home cinemas on-site at thousands of our holiday cottages for New Year.
If your resolution is to be active or have fun, you can almost certainly find a holiday home to accommodate. And if you want to break your resolution early too, you will be equally spoilt for choice with superb sofas and plenty of soft furnishings for doing absolutely nothing on (and doing it in style!).
Search for snow
Cosy up by an open fire while the weather outside brings the snow. There’s no real way to guarantee a white New Year, but head to the Highlands of Scotland and you’re in with a better chance of experiencing your very own winter wonderland.
Scotland’s north and west coast are the places to go, as each offers a more likely chance of a festive snowfall. But even if you’re out of luck with the weather, the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful at any time of the year. You will find some of our finest cottages there too! (UKC2987 pictured).
Host the ultimate dinner party
New Year might be the time to make resolutions, but that can wait till 2019. There’s still plenty of opportunity to enjoy some festive over-indulgence. And what better way than to host a dinner party in one of our properties.
You can dine under the stars in a conservatory, cook up a storm in a stunning open plan kitchen or have the best ever murder mystery party in an historic manor house. You can even book your own chef at select properties, leaving you to enjoy the important business of having an incredible break.
Get away from it all
If Christmas was too crowded then New Year offers a perfect chance to get away from it all and enjoy a well-deserved escape.
Enjoy woodland lodges, romantic retreats, loch-side cottages and loads more countryside retreats. You can even book a city centre apartment or townhouse to find your perfect peace (UKC722 pictured).
Have your own film festival
You don’t even need to go outside to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of a holiday home on New Year’s Eve. With your own home cinema you can schedule your own film festival instead.
Watch feel-good festive delights, every single Star Wars film or maybe just New Year’s classics like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Sit back, grab the popcorn and see in 2019 on the big screen (UKC2332 pictured).
See it in by the sea
A coastal cottage is not just for the warm months. The British coast is beautiful in wintertime and a wonderful way to clear the cobwebs and enjoy a fresh start in 2019.
Enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your cottage, followed by a soothing stroll along the shoreline on New Year’s Day. Wherever you are in the UK, you’re never too far from the sea, so a coastal cottage is a beautiful and accessible New Year’s break (UKC1158 pictured).