Where will you be celebrating this New Year?
For many people, ringing in the New Year is an exciting annual tradition filled with partying, celebration and festivities. If you’re in the habit of staying at home every year to welcome in the New Year, why not consider doing something different this year? Cottage holidays are popular all throughout the year and while you may not have considered staying in a cottage over the New Year period, it can actually be a very worthwhile experience. So if you’re thinking of booking a holiday cottage getaway to end the current year and start the next one off, here’s a guide to some of the best ones you may want to consider.
Find a cottage for a New Year break
Cottages near the big New Year celebrations
Every year we see New Year’s celebrations from major cities all around the world. The UK is no stranger to these festivities, with millions up and down the country gathering in large cities such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Glasgow, with many other cities, towns and villages up and down the country holding their own festivities. Of course, the biggest celebrations (and the most popular) are in the biggest cities. London’s celebrations, for example, are seen around the world, with millions watching the dazzling fireworks display and seeing landmarks such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament lit up. If you want to take part in these huge celebrations, consider staying at a holiday cottage close by or just a train ride from London.
Chances are, you’re not going to be able to stay within walking distance of the celebrations since they’re typically centrally located within the city and holiday cottages tend to be located a bit further away from bustling city centres. So you’ll probably end up staying a train ride away from where the New Year’s celebrations are set to take place. The great thing about staying in a holiday cottage close to major New Year’s celebrations is that you get to take part in all the action and you’re not just staying in some hotel close by: you’ve got a comfortable, peaceful home-away-from-home away from the crowds.
Escape to the Country for a Big New Year’s Celebration with Friends
While city celebrations are hugely popular, many prefer more intimate celebrations with their close friends and family. If this sounds like you, you may want to look for cottages that have more space, so there’s plenty of room for entertaining guests. Whether you’re going away with family or friends, or even both, you’ll want somewhere that’s got enough room for everyone to be comfortable and welcome in the New Year together. Look for somewhere that’s got enough bedrooms to accommodate everyone, and be sure to find a cottage that has ample living and dining space, along with a decent-sized kitchen if there are going to be a lot of you staying there. It’s also a good idea to find a cottage with good amenities for entertaining, such as a games room, a party room and even a swimming pool or hot tub for a really fun time. New Year comes at one of the coldest times of the year, so it’s worth bearing in mind that having things like open fires and wood burners will really come in handy should it get too cold outside.
Cottages Somewhere New
Why not ring in the New Year somewhere you haven’t been before? Staying in a holiday cottage over the New Year period in a place you’re familiar with can of course be a very worthwhile experience, but so can staying somewhere that’s completely new to you. After all, the New Year is meant to be about starting afresh and trying new things, so it’s the perfect opportunity to visit somewhere you’ve never been to before. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller and have visited many parts of the UK, there are so many holiday cottages scattered throughout the country that you’ll still be spoiled for choice. If you’re used to celebrating the New Year in London and have never been to Edinburgh before, why not head north and welcome in the New Year somewhere new? Pick a holiday cottage on the outskirts of the city and you’ll have the best of both worlds: convenient access to all the major festivities and lots of peace and quiet away from the buzz of the city centre.
Pick the Best New Years Cottage for you
Choosing the right holiday cottage for your New Year’s break doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, there’s an overwhelming variety of them available, but so long as you bear in mind what you want most from your cottage getaway, you should have no problems finding one to suit your needs. Be sure to pick one that’s right for you and whoever else is joining you to bring in the New Year – whether you stay in to celebrate or head out and join the crowds, you’re bound to have a memorable experience waving goodbye to the current year and welcoming in the new one.