The perfect vacation cottages to e book for a last-minute New 12 months’s Eve escape
Like almost everything else, New Year’s Eve will look a little different this year. Toasting at midnight restaurants is off the table due to the hospitality curfew, and big bangs in party houses are a distant dream. However, for those who are too familiar with their own homes, starting with a Staycation celebration in 2021 is a tempting alternative. It gets quieter just traveling with your partner, household, or support bubble, and it may pop a little less champagne than usual, but marking the New Year can still feel special.
From romantic cottages in the woods to family homes in the Lake District and even a boat in Devon, we round up the best last minute breaks to book for New Years Eve.
Note that people living under Tier 3 restrictions should not travel outside of their territory. Those traveling from Tier 2 to Tier 1 must continue to follow the household mixing rules in their area.
Blue moon and moon shadows, St. Ives, Cornwall
Ringing in the New Year in Cornwall – the only place on mainland England where Tier 1 policies are the most relaxed – is a tempting proposition. Even during normal times, a winter break in artsy St. Ives, when the locals have reclaimed the city, can be highly recommended: think windswept strolls along the South West Coast Path and hot pies in brown paper bags. Blue Moon and Moon Shadow are a pair of charming old fisherman’s huts for two people, just a stone’s throw from the beach. Bring your wetsuit and you can even go swimming on New Years Day. Inside, the style is cozy seaside chic, while Bamford bath products add a touch of luxury.
Both huts offer space for two people. From £ 532 for two nights at Christmas and New Years; sandandstoneescapes.com