The best hotels for New Years Eve 2021
Spending New Years Eve at a luxury hotel is a perfect way to begin the New Year. With many of Britain’s best hotels pulling the stops out for New Years Eve – think fine dining and wine-pairings, cocktails and canapés, dancing, entertainment, casinos, fireworks and who knows what else (you’ll also find falconry, murder mysteries and treasure hunts here) you will certainly be guaranteed a memorable (although not inexpensive) night. And best of all, your bed is just a few steps away at the end of the night – no waiting around for taxis or cold walks home.
It’s one of the most anticipated nights of the year, so it’s a great excuse to splash out. But where? Hopefully my epic round-up of the best 60 British hotels for New Years Eve 2021 will give you some great ideas – let me know what you decide to do! For the few hotels which I’ve been unable to get this years package details I’ve left the 2020 details which will be similar but the cost might be slightly less than this year.
Note: These hotels always sell out fast for New Year so act fast to book your favourite! Let me know of your recommendations in the comments.
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Dormy House, Worcestershire
The hotel: Above Broadway in the Cotswolds, Dormy House is the perfect boutique hotel, with an ultra-modern spa, cosy bedrooms, two restaurants and a great eye for what makes a lovely break.
New Years Eve at Dormy House: Kick things off with afternoon tea full of sweet and savoury treats and then relax to before getting ready to party through the decades. Says Dormy House: ‘We’ll be taking you through the eras with music and delicious food stations around the hotel to match’. After a lie-in on New Year’s Day, enjoy a relaxing breakfast and a ploughman’s lunch, and choose whether to head out for a New Year’s Day walk in the glorious Cotswolds countryside or put your feet up by the heated indoor pool. Then it’s food glorious food with a five-course feast served across the Back Garden and Potting Shed restaurants.
Cost of spending New Years Eve 2021 at Dormy House hotel: Prices start from £1,500 based on two people sharing (and the NYE package is adults only). Full details of Dormy House New Year package
What it’s like to stay at Dormy House
The hotel: Cosy and charming award-winning boutique hotel in Cotswolds stone.
New Years Eve at The Painswick: The Painswick is hosting a ‘New Year, New Ewe’ celebration. Arrive from 3pm on New Years Eve and make yourself at home before Champagne and canapé reception from 7pm, then a five-course feast in The Painswick Restaurant followed by a house party with live jazz and dancing until 12:30am. Hangover breakfast on New Years Day from 8am and then walk off the festivities in the bracing Cotswolds air or relax in Painswick’s cosy lounges. Breakfast and goodbyes on 2nd January.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at the Painswick: Rooms from £977 for two nights based on two people sharing, suites are from £1,370. Full details of the New Year package at the Painswick
What it’s like to stay at The Painswick
The hotel: Family-friendly Cotswolds luxury hotel (owned by the group behind Barnsley House, The Painswick and Lord Crewe Arms) set in 220 acres of Cotswolds countryside. Smart rooms, large spa and its very own pub make this a self-contained Cotswolds retreat.
New Year at Calcot Manor: At Calcot, New Year is a relaxed country house party with fine food, Champagne and excellent wines. Guests arriving on 30th December will be welcomed with afternoon tea or can visit Calcot’s spa for a pre-party treatment before informal dinner in The Conservatory restaurant. New Years Eve celebrations start with a Champagne reception in The Barn, followed by dinner at 8.15pm, with dancing and a ‘just for fun’ in-house casino until 1am. New Years Day can be spent in the spa or on a bracing Cotswolds walk in Calcot’s 220 acres before dinner that evening.
Price of New Year 2021 at Calcot Manor: Rooms start at £2,365 for the three-night stay.
What it’s like to stay at Calcot Manor
The hotel: Quintessential country house hotel with Michelin-starred restaurant, top spa and beautiful ornate gardens.
New Year at Whatley Manor: While Whatley Manor has no more availability for its New Years Eve package there are still several dining options at this excellent Cotswolds hotel over the festive season – check https://www.whatleymanor.com/offers/festive-season-2021/ for the latest information.
What it’s like to stay at Whatley Manor
The hotel: Splendid historic manor house with beautiful grounds in the heart of picture-perfect Cotswolds village Castle Combe.
New Years Eve at Manor House: Due to a private event Manor House isn’t doing a New Year package this year so these are the 2020 details to give you an idea for next year. Arrive from 2pm and explore the ground and the lovely village of Castle Combe before a Champagne reception at 7pm followed by a five-course gourmet dinner with wine pairing. After dinner try your luck at the in-house casino and dancing which goes on until 1am.
Cost of New Years Eve 2020 at Manor House: One-night stay from £375 for a cosy room and two-night stay (either 30/31 or 31/1) from £550 per person based on two sharing.
What it’s like to stay at Manor House
The hotel: Gorgeously cosy and charming boutique hotel in a beautiful little Cotswolds village, with Rosemary Verey gardens, spa and private cinema.
New Year at Barnsley House: [I can’t find any details for 2021 so these are the 2020 details to give you an idea for next year] Guests booking the two-night New Years package at Barnsley House will enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail reception, a four-course celebratory New Years Eve dinner in The Potager, a glass of Champagne at midnight, a three- course à la carte dinner on New Years Day in The Potager Restaurant or in The Village Pub, full English breakfast each morning. The cost also include use of the spa facilities, early morning tea/coffee and a daily newspaper.
Cost: From £1,356 for a junior suite based on two people sharing. Full details of Barnsley House’s festive breaks here
What it’s like to stay at Barnsley House
The hotel: A smart golf and spa hotel on the beautiful Bowood Estate.
New Year at Bowood hotel and spa: There are two options at this spa hotel for New Years Eve: partying or fine-dining. Those in the Kerry Suite will have a Champagne and canapé reception on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner, live music, DJ, disco, and a revellers’ breakfast, while in the Shelburne restaurant will be a Champagneand canapé reception on arrival, followed by a seven-course dinner, live entertainment and a revellers’ breakfast.
Cost of New Year at Bowood hotel and spa 2021: Either option is £115 per person – and if you fancy staying over, it’s an extra £145 per person on a B&B basis. Full details of Bowood hotel’s festive packages here
What it’s like to stay at Bowood hotel
The hotel: A four-star luxury coaching inn in Broadway, the heart of the Cotswolds. Sister hotel to Cliveden and Chewton Glen.
New Year at The Lygon Arms: This vibrant but traditional inn will be a great place to see in the New Year.The hotel says: ‘Whether you use the hotel as a base for celebrations with family or are looking for a place to chill, explore, play board games, sip Champagne and see in the new year in a place full of character, The Lygon Arms provides the perfect mix of bustle and calm.’ The package includes overnight accommodation and breakfast and New Year’s Eve Champagne toast.
Cost of New Year Eve 2021 at The Lygon Arms: From £363 per room, based on two people sharing a Classic Room.
What it’s like to stay at The Lygon Arms
The hotel: The Fish bills itself as a ‘back-to-nature bolthole’ with a little touch of luxury and is owned by the group behind the excellent Dormy House (see review at the top of this article).
New Year at The Fish: The Fish is offering an evening of feasting and festivity starting with afternoon tea with mulled wine followed by a delicious evening meal before partying the night away with resident DJ and live set from The King Brasstards, complete with fireworks and Champagne at midnight. On January 1st 2022 begin the recovery with breakfast in Hook before spending the day at your leisure. Explore the 400 acre estate with a treasure hunt, get active with laser clay shooting and mini quad bikes or simply relax and enjoy the countryside. In the evening, enjoy a feast dining from a selection of dishes from the Hook a la carte menu.
Cost for New Year 2021 at the The Fish hotel: Prices from £900 based on two people sharing a medium room.
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The hotel: A stunning, five-star luxury hotel on the Bedfordshire border which has starred in several films including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Eyes Wide Shut. The vast 1,065 acre estate is perfect for a New Year ramble and the hotel has its own championship golf course and fleet of London taxis to ferry guests around.
New Years Eve at Luton Hoo: There are three different options for New Years Eve at Luton Hoo this year, from a gourmet dinner, an evening of canapes or a intimate family dinner. The five-course gourmet dinner in the Mansion House restaurant includes a Champagne and canapé reception and live pianist, while there will be dancing all night at the riverside Warren Weir restaurant or there’s a family disco from 7pm with hot and cold buffet options.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at Luton Hoo: Gourmet dinner £145 per person or £255 including accommodation; dinner dance from £125 per person or £235 including accommodation, or £99 per adult, £50 per child for the family disco. Full details of New Year 2021 at Luton Hoo
Read what it’s like to stay at Luton Hoo here
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The hotel: A 350-year old country house set in 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and woodland, Cliveden is one of Britain’s grandest country houses, a Grade 1-listed stately home complete with antique furniture and a thoroughly modern spa.
New Years Eve at Cliveden: Cliveden is putting on a two-night New Year House Party including four-course black tie New Years Eve gourmet dinner with live band playing, Auld Lang Syne, a traditional piper and Champagne and then a three-course dinner with wine the following day. If you don’t fancy staying over then you can book for the New Years Eve dinner in the Astor Grill, with a glass of Champagne on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner and then joining the New Years Eve party in the main house.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at Cliveden House hotel: Two-night stay from £2,695 based on two sharing. £500 per person for the New Years Eve dinner in the Cliveden House dining room, £300 per person for New Years Eve dinner in the Astor Grill and £300 per person for the New Years Day dinner.
What it’s like to stay at Cliveden House hotel
The hotel: Five-star Michelin-restaurant hotel near Ascot, set in 240 acres of Berkshire parkland. Coworth Park is the only hotel in the UK with its own polo fields and also has an award-winning spa.
New Years Eve at Coworth Park: Arrive on 31st December to a champagne afternoon tea with live pianist reception followed by children’s story time, family board games and carriage rides in the grounds followed by five-course dinner and musical entertainment in Restaurant Coworth Park or four-course dinner in The Barn. On New Years Day enjoy a leisurely brunch at Restaurant Coworth Park or The Barn before country pursuits on the estate. chocolate activity and wine tasting, family board games in the Garden Room followed by cream tea in the Drawing Room accompanied by a harpist and a three-course dinner at Restaurant Coworth Park (accompanied by singer/guitarist) or The Barn.
The cost of New Years Eve 2021 at Coworth Park: Rooms from £1,605 per room, per night based on double occupancy for the two-night break, suites from £1,915.
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The hotel: Luxury country house hotel and spa with 90 acres of land and impeccable customer service.
New Years Eve at Hartwell House: There’s a two-night package at Hartwell House for New Years Eve 2021, starting with a cream tea and welcome dinner on 30th Dec. On New Years Eve itself there’s a Champagne reception then a four-course black tie dinner with wines chosen to complement the food. Welcome in the New Year with dancing and a DJ until the early hours and then on New Years Day, enjoy a leisurely breakfast.
Cost of staying at Hartwell House for New Years Eve 2021: From £850 per person based on two sharing.
What it’s like to stay at Hartwell House
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The hotel: The view from the hotel’s terrace will take your breath away – rolling lawns surrounded by Ashdown Forest (which inspired Winnie-the-Pooh creator AA Milne). The 106-bedroom hotel in 186 acre-estate is full of beautiful historic rooms and even boasts its own spa and chapel.
New Year 2021 at Ashdown Park: Guests arriving during the day on 31st Dec can book treatments at the spa or have afternoon tea, followed by the evening’s Champagne and canapé reception before a cabaret dinner dance evening of fine food, wine and live music and dancing into the early hours.
Cost of New Year 2021 at Ashdown Park hotel: From £299 per person including room and New Years Eve celebration. Afternoon tea and spa treatments etc available at extra cost. Non-residents can attend the evening’s dinner for £180 per person.
What it’s like to stay at Ashdown Park hotel
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The hotel: 120-bedroom luxury hotel with one of the finest hotel spas in the country, covering 45,000 sq ft and with eight indoor and outdoor pools (one with underwater music), saunas, steam rooms, bubbling hot tubs, ice-cold plunge pools and a salt scrub ice cave. There’s also a gym, tennis courts and 120 acres of parkland with paths and cycling trails and several restaurants and bars.
New Years Eve at Pennyhill Park: Arrive on 31st December and relax before a Champagne reception and canapes, followed by a five-course banquet dinner with wine or upgrade to a six-course Latymer dinner with matching wines. After dinner the real party begins with a live band and dancing into 2022. Relax in the luxury spa or grounds on New Year’s Day before a delicious three-course evening dinner.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 celebrations at Pennyhill Park: From £1,390 per room for one night or £2,090 for two nights based on two people sharing.
What it’s like to stay at Pennyhill Park
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The hotel: Just yards from Climping Beach, Bailiffscourt feels far older than its 90 years, with four-poster beds and its own 13th-century chapel in its 30 acres – but its large spa is bang up to date.
The New Year’s Eve 2021 package: Overnight accommodation with full English breakfast and Bucks Fizz, Sussex sparkling wine reception with canapés, four-course black tie dinner including paired wines and full use of the luxury spa and pools throughout the stay – brave souls can join in the traditional early morning dip in the sea at Climping Beach just few steps away from the hotel.
Cost of spending New Year’s Eve 2021 at Bailiffscourt: From £335 per person based on two people sharing. Full details here
What it’s like to stay at Bailiffscourt
The hotel: In the pretty village of Cuckfield, 28-room Ockenden Manor combines the history of an Elizabethan manor house with a first-class modern spa
The New Year’s Eve package at Ockenden Manor: Overnight accommodation with full English breakfast with Sussex sparkling wine, Sussex sparkling wine reception, six-course tasting menu made with the finest locally sourced ingredients (wine included), music from harpist, Champagne at Midnight and full use of the spa and indoor/outdoor pools.
Cost for Ockenden Manor’s New Year’s Eve package 2021: From £310 per person based on two sharing. Extra night rate of only £165 per person including full English breakfast and a three course dinner.
What it’s like to stay at Ockenden Manor
The hotel: Part of Exclusive Hotels group (which also includes Pennyhill Park and Manor House), South Lodge is a luxury hotel in West Sussex overlooking the South Downs, with a brand new spa and individually-designed bedrooms.
The New Year package at South Lodge: Spend the afternoon exploring the grounds or the luxury spa, before dressing for dinner at the Pass or Camellia restaurants, with fireworks and fizz at midnight and dancing until 1am with a live band and more snacks if you still have room. There are several breakfast options the next day and the spa is available until 2pm so you don’t have to rush off the next day.
The cost of the New Year packages at South Lodge: Two-night five-course dinner Camellia package from £1,250 per room or two-night eight-course dinner at The Pass from £1,320 based on two sharing. Full details here
What it’s like to stay at South Lodge
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The hotel: Five-star luxury hotel in Newquay with private self-catering cottages set on an exclusive clifftop overlooking Fistral beach. The impressive hotel with two spas is a mix of ‘discreet English ambiance and decadent hospitality’ and offers ocean views and fine-dining.
The New Year’s Eve celebrations: There is something on every day over the New Year period at The Headland hotel. To see in the New Year arrive from 3pm on 31st Dec and enjoy a walk on the beach or a dip in the AquaClub pools. There’s a pizza and film night for under 12s and then gather in the The Ballroom from 6.30pm for a Negroni or classic champagne cocktail with locally inspired canapes. Dinner opens from 7pm with a four piece electric string musical spectacular. A stunning taste of Cornwall is the theme of the Headland’s New Year’s Eve celebration dinner, with six delicious locally sourced courses and there’s a DJ and dancing into the early hours.
The cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at The Headland hotel: Contact the hotel directly for prices and availability. Full details here
What it’s like to stay at the Headland hotel
The hotel: Bought by Olga Polizzi in 1997 and completely redesigned, Tresanton’s 30 rooms all have views across the sea to St Anthony’s lighthouse.
The New Year package: There’s a sea-faring theme at the Tresanton this New Year’s Eve with sea shanties and mulled wine around the fire pit on 30th Dec, followed by New Year’s Eve three-course dinner and party with DJ on the 31st Dec and a brunch on New Year’s Day.
Cost: £125 for three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve. Full details
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The hotel: A stunning but welcoming grand historic hotel in the heart of Dartmoor
New Year’s Eve at Bovey Castle: Arrive for an afternoon tea served in one of Bovey Castle’s beautiful lounges. Dress for Black Tie and then the festivities begin with a Champagne and canapé reception accompanied by a piper, followed by a gala dinner in The Great Western Grill with live entertainment. At midnight bring in the New Year watching the firework display from the South Terrace and celebrate with a glass of Champagne. The next day enjoy a leisurely brunch. Blow away the cobwebs on a guided walk or take part in a treasure hunt around the castle and grounds or our golf tournament. A savoury afternoon tea will be served, followed by ferret racing and the ‘nearest the pin’ golf competition on the South Terrace. There will be family activities available during the day and children’s high tea will be available. Live music will be playing the lounge whilst you enjoy a glass of Champagne prior to the New Year’s Day celebration dinner which will be served in the Great Western Grill.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at Bovey Castle: From £875 per room per night based on two sharing, £600 for a single room. Full details here
What it’s like to stay at Bovey Castle
The hotel: A charming boutique hotel right on the coast at Babbacombe Bay and just a few miles from Torquay. From the welcome glass of sloe gin to the excellent locally-sourced food, cosy spa and luxury beach suites, Cary Arms is a memorable place to stay.
Spending New Year at Cary Arms: Cary Arms is throwing a New Year ‘house party’ for its guests – a three-night stay including cocktail parties, dinners and entertainment. Arrive on 30th Dec for a three-course dinner in its cosy inn and Cary Arms quiz night while there’s a relaxing start to New Year’s Eve with optional spa treatment, before getting the party outfits on for a five-course New Year’s Eve feast followed by live music, dancing and a fireworks display. The brave-hearted might fancy a dip in the sea on New Year’s Day before relaxing in the bar or spa before a farewell three-course dinner with live music.
Cost of Cary Arm’s New Year’s package 2021: Starting from £1,855 for a double room based on two sharing including all meals and entertainment. More information here
What it’s like to stay at Cary Arms and spa
The hotel: A Grade 2-listed 21-bedroom Georgian manor house with 28 acres and Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines.
New Year at Lympstone Manor: Start off your three-night stay at Lympstone Manor with half a bottle of Champagne in your room and then enjoy aperitifs and canapés in the lounge before dinner in Georgian fine dining rooms and experience a relaxed à la carte dinner. On New Year’s Eve there’s a black tie gala dinner with eight-course signature tasting menu accompanied by a matching wine flight, before a Champagne Toast, live music from The Swing Kings in the marquee and a firework display over the Vineyard and Estuary backdrop. New Year’s Day take a stroll around the grounds of Lympstone Manor or join a guided walk for an excursion along the coastline and River Exe with one of the local guides, follwed by a la carte dinner in the evening.
Cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at Lympstone Manor: £1,030 per night based on two sharing. More details
The hotel: Five-star 16th century country manor house near Plymouth with an award-winning Gaia Spa with indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, Finnish sauna, crystal salt steam room and alfresco hot tubs.
The New Year’s Eve package: It’s a Great Gatsby theme at Boringdon Hall this year. Its one or two-night stay includes entry to the Great Gatsby Ball, spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks on the lawn to welcome 2022 in style, a relaxing New Year’s Day brunch complete with mimosa’s and bloody Mary’s, New Year’s Day festive afternoon tea, a five-course New Year’s meal, New Years Day guided Winter walk on Dartmoor and complimentary access to Gaia Spa and gym facilities. The two-night stay is sold out but there are still tickets to the Great Gatsby Ball available.
The cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at Boringdon Hall: One-night break from £530 per couple, two-night break from £950 per couple, including entry to the Great Gatsby Ball. Stand-alone tickets for the Great Gatsby Ball are £140 per person.
The hotel: A Grade 1-listed historic house set in 100 acres of woodland, follies and grottos and owned by hotelier Olga Polizzi.
The New Year’s Eve celebration: Join the Hotel Endsleigh for dinner in the Stables featuring a five-course menu followed by the New Year party in the House. At midnight fireworks will light up the sky.
Cost: £125 including five course dinner, coffee, petit fours, Champagne and all entertainment. More information
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The hotel: Just a few short steps from the historic Abbey town of Sherborne, The Eastbury Hotel is a charming boutique Georgian period listed townhouse dating from 1740 set within a walled garden and recently acquired by Peter & Lana de Savary.
The New Year’s Eve package: Arrive at your leisure and settle into your luxurious room, relax in the resident lounges with a glass of mulled wine or book a treatment in the spa. The party starts with a Champagne reception, followed by a sumptuous seven-course tasting menu feast. After the meal, dance the night away and start the New Year with a bang enjoying our spectacular firework display with a glass of Champagne Bellini. Wake up to a beautiful New Year’s morning and lazy late Brunch served until 2pm. The day is yours to catch up with family and friends. Visit the Lyme Regis Plunge to take part or watch 1000’s of people take to the sea. Explore the Jurassic Coast or perhaps explore the delights of Sherborne with one of our recommended walks. If you prefer, book a relaxing treatment* in our Spa. Whatever you choose, finish your day by joining us for a farewell three course dinner accompanied by music played by our resident musician.
Cost of New Year 2021 at The Eastbury: From £931 per room for the two-night break based on two sharing.
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The hotel: A five star, 250-year old hotel in Bath’s stunning Royal Crescent.
The New Year’s Eve package: New Year’s Eve at the Royal Crescent starts with a festive afternoon tea in the Drawing room, and a Champagne and canapes reception, followed by a five-course black tie dinner prepared by Head Chef David Campbell. Then you can welcome in the New Year with a glass of Champagne, to the tune of a traditional live piper! On New Year’s Day breakfast will be served until late morning and before heading off have a final dip in the spa.
Cost of New Year 2021 at the Royal Crescent hotel and spa: From £621 per person based on two sharing, single occupancy from £840.
The hotel: A mile-long tree-lined drive leads to gorgeous Lucknam Park, with a top spa, fine-dining restaurant, beautiful grounds and a grand but welcoming country house feel.
New Year at Lucknam Park: This lovely hotel invites guests to ‘leave the organising to the experts and enjoy a hassle-free New Year’s Eve’. The celebrations start on 31st December with afternoon tea in the elegant drawing room or library, and a Champagne reception followed by a Michelin Star Gala dinner and dancing. During your stay, enjoy use of the award-winning spa facilities or take a ride through the parkland on horseback. The New Year begins with brunch in the former ballroom of the house and country activities before getting dressed up for an evening of jazz and fine dining in the New Year’s Day Celebration Dinner.
Cost of spending New Year’s Eve 2021 at Lucknam Park: From £1,180 per room per night for the two-night package based on two sharing. More information
Read what it’s like to stay at Lucknam Park here
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The hotel: Less than a few furlongs from the world-famous Cheltenham racecourse, Ellenborough Park is an impressive, 15th century luxury Cotswolds manor house with the racing theme running from the hotel bar to the rooms.
The New Year packages: Arrive on 30th December and wake up on New Year’s Eve to a hearty breakfast and enjoy the grounds before a Champagne and canapé reception followed by a six-course candlelit gala dinner, live music, dancing and fireworks. The following day it can’t be easier to get to the Cheltenham racecourse for the New Year’s Day meeting, with chauffeur transfers taking less than a minute.
Cost of New Year 2021 at Ellenborough Park: From £779 per night based on two people sharing for a two-night stay, £699 per night for the three-night package. More information
What’s it like to stay at Ellenborough Park
The hotel: A smart yet relaxed spa hotel in beautiful grounds just outside Cheltenham with efficient and friendly staff.
The New Year’s packages: Arrive on New Year’s Eve and settle into your room before cream tea in the Drawing Room. The evening celebrations will then begin with Champagne and canapés followed by a six-course black tie gala dinner with wine and live music before you welcome in the New Year with a glass of Champagne. Wake up on New Year’s Day to a Champagne brunch then enjoy a day at leisure, possibly at the Cheltenham Races, or take a leisurely drive through the Cotswolds. In the evening enjoy a four-course candlelit dinner.
Cost for Greenway hotel’s New Year’s packages 2021: From £399 per person for a two-night stay, or from £489 for three nights. More information
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The hotel: The Bear of Rodborourgh near Stroud is part of Cotswolds Inns and Hotels and is a spacious 17th-century coaching inn on Minchinhampton Common, making it perfect for country walks in the Cotswolds.
New Year’s Eve at The Bear of Rodborough: Arrive on 30th December for a warm welcome and three-course lunch before a Racing and Games Night with a Buffet supper. On New Year’s Eve start with a Cotswold breakfast and a day to spend at your leisure before Champagne and canapes to start the evening in style, a delicious five-course dinner and dancing until the early hours of 2022.
Cost of New Year 2021 at The Bear of Rodborough: Prices for a two-night stay from £355 per person, based on two people sharing, prices for a two-night stay from £443.
What it’s like to stay at The Bear of Rodborough
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The hotel: Set in 27 acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside, this Georgian manor house enjoys an enviable location in the Wylye valley and is a quintessential country pile and 32 bedroom boutique hideaway with spa in the adjoining barns.
New Year’s Eve at Bishopstrow: Arrive for afternoon tea before a Champagne and canapé reception, followed by a seven-course gala dinner at the hotel’s 2 AA rosette Mulberry restaurant. To make the evening even more special, music will be enjoyed throughout with a magician close at hand to add to the magic of the evening. Start the New year with Full English and Continental breakfast and escape to the spa to relax and revive before heading home at your leisure.
Cost of New Year at Bishopstrow: From £700 per room per night based on two sharing. More information
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The hotel: Classic British luxury from one of the most established country house hotels, with a world-class spa and luxury treehouses on stilts in the forest.
New Year at Chewton Glen: This luxury hotel is putting on a two-night New Year House party to welcome in 2021, starting with afternoon tea on arrival on 31st December, followed by Champagne reception and black tie New Year’s Eve party with a five-course dinner, wines and dancing before Auld Lang Syne and a traditional piper at midnight. On New Year’s Day there’s a brunch buffet with live jazz, afternoon tea served in the lounge, cocktails and canapés before a gourmet six-course dinner with wines and dancing. And there’s always the excellent spa to recover in plus walks down to the coast.
Cost of spending New Year 2021 at Chewton Glen: From £3,275 per room based on two sharing. More information
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The hotel: A 17th century country house in the heart of Beaulieu in the New Forest.
The New Year package: A two-night break at The Montagu Arms includes afternoon tea on arrival, the New Year’s Eve Black Tie Banquet including Champagne and canapé reception, four-course dinner at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant, plus New Forest breakfast on two mornings and dinner at the Terrace Restaurant on New Year’s Day. Guests also get to use the award-winning spa at sister hotel Careys Manor a few miles away.
Cost of New Year Eve 2021 break at The Montagu Arms: From £1,230 per room for the two-night package based on two people sharing. Full details
What it’s like to stay at The Montagu Arms
The hotel: In the heart of the New Forest, four star Careys Manor has 77 bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and an award-winning SenSpa.
New Year at Careys Manor: The hotel’s New Year package includes the full use of SenSpa’s extensive spa facilities, a hearty New Forest breakfast each morning (New Year’s Day will be brunch between 9am-12pm), New Year’s Eve Champagne reception, six-course dinner, entertainment from the resident DJ and time to chance the casino tables, plus dinner on New Year’s Day at your choice of restaurant.
Cost of the New Year break at Careys Manor & SenSpa for 2021: From £850 per room for a two-night break. Full details
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The hotel: A practically-perfect country house hotel, small but perfectly formed, with a Michelin-star restaurant, cosy bar, traditional rooms and beautiful grounds leading down to Rutland Water.
The New Year package: Says Hambleton Hall: ‘Imagine an evening of glamour filled with champagne, a wonderful six-course meal and dancing in one of Britain’s finest country house hotels. Get dressed to impress and celebrate the year with us the best way we know how.’
Cost of New Year’s Eve at Hambleton Hall: To be confirmed with the hotel. Spaces for this spectacular evening are limited so contact the hotel directly on 01572 756 991 to book your space.
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The hotel: Stapleford Park country house hotel and sporting estate is surrounded by 500 acres of Capability Brown landscape in the heart of Leicestershire with a golf course, luxury spa and 55 rooms in a Grade I-listed mansion.
New Year at Stapleford Park: Make the most of this traditional county hotel and great location by spending New Year’s Eve here, starting with cream tea and a glass of mulled wine on arrival, pre-dinner Champagne reception with canapés, five-course gala dinner with live entertainment, luxury accommodation and then enjoy a relaxing start to 2022 with breakfast, New Year’s Day lunch and a traditional country pursuits taster on New Year’s Day.
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at Stapleford Park: From £1,250 per person based on two people sharing. Full details
What it’s like to stay at Stapleford Park hotel
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The hotel: Lutyens-style grand manor hotel and grounds with designer room and art deco brasserie.
The New Year package: Mallory Court is putting on a two-night New Year break this year. Arrive on 30th December to afternoon tea served in the lounge, followed by three-course seasonal dinner served in the award-winning Dining Room. On New Year’s Eve wake up to a full English breakfast and after a day relaxing in the spa join fellow guests for a Champagne cocktail and canapes reception in the Knight’s Suite, five-course Tastes of the Season dinner then dancing and fireworks to ring in New Year. New Year’s Day brunch to be served until noon.
Cost for New Year 2021 at Mallory Court: From £479 per person, based on a two-night stay and two sharing. Full details
What it’s like to stay at Mallory Court
The hotel: One of the Hand Picked Hotel‘s chain of hotels, New Hall started life as a manor house built by the Earl of Warwick as a hunting lodge in the 13th century, giving it the reputation today of being England’s oldest listed inhabited moated house. Set in 26 acres, it has 60 bedrooms and a luxury spa.
New Year at New Hall: Enjoy Champagne and canapés prior to a delectable seven-course tasting menu. Spend the evening celebrating before retiring to your stylish bedroom for a wonderful night’s sleep, then awake to a Buck’s Fizz breakfast before you depart.
Cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at New Hall hotel: From £565 per room for the one-night package based on two people sharing a classic bedroom. Dinner only is £85 per person. More information
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The hotel: Another owned by Hand Picked Hotels and dating back to the 1760s, the hotel blends heritage with modern interiors and is set in a 2,000-acre estate with gardens designed by Capability Brown.
New Year at Fawsley Hall: The celebrations begin in the Tudor Great Hall with a Champagne and canapés reception followed by a lavish five-course dinner. A Scottish piper and live band will see you through the night, with carriages at 1am.
Cost of New Year at Fawsley Hall 2021: Overnight package from £780 per room for one night, £1,170 per room for the two-night package. More information
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The Cottage in the Wood, Malvern
The hotel: The Cottage in the Wood is a boutique hotel opened in 2015. Its Georgian heritage contrasts with pop art and Timorous Beasties wallpaper, with views over the Severn Valley as the backdrop.
New Year at The Cottage in the Wood: Celebrate the New Year with a two-night stay, gourmet dining and dancing. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a New Year’s Eve cocktail on arrival with live music and magic before a seven-course tasting menu. Dance into 2022 with soul and groove tunes and the Champagne will be popping at midnight. More information
Cost of New Years Eve 2021 at The Cottage in the Wood: From £719 based on two sharing, extra nights from £170 a room. The overnight package has now sold out but limited tickets for the New Year’s Eve event are still available.
Best hotels for New Year in Suffolk
The hotel: Luxury half-timbered 15th century hotel at the heart of the historic village of Lavenham in Suffolk. The cosy hotel with oak beamed interiors, roaring log fires, cosy nooks and delicious food plus a new spa is the perfect place to enjoy a three-night festive package.
New Year at The Swan: Arrive on either 30th or 31st December for a two-night New Year’s Eve package including a three-course dinner on the 30th or 1st, two leisurely Suffolk breakfasts, a Year’s Eve cream team, Champagne and canapé reception with piper and five-course black tie gala dinner with live music and a piper will pipe in the New Year. There’s also an optional guided walk on New Year’s Day.
Cost of New Year 2021 at The Swan at Lavenham: The three-night package starts from £650 for a single room or £915 for two sharing. More information
What it’s like to stay at The Swan at Lavenham
The hotel: This cosy hotel is more of a restaurant with rooms, based in the pretty Suffolk village of Orford, just a few steps from Henry II’s 12th century castle keep and Orford Ness nature reserve.
New Year at The Crown and Castle: This two-night break will be both relaxing and indulgent. Arriving on either 30th or 31st December, guests will enjoy one night’s dinner in the restaurant, afternoon tea and cake on New Year’s Eve before Champagne and canapes followed by a five-course set gala dinner with entertainment and a midnight Champagne toast.
Cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at the Crown and Castle: From £725 based on two sharing. More information
What it’s like to stay at the Crown and Castle
The hotel: An immaculate, smart, 35-room boutique hotel in the lovely Suffolk town of Southwold. Owned by Adnams brewery, the hotel has great rooms, excellent food and drink and is less than a minute’s walk from the Suffolk coast.
The New Year package: Welcome the arrival of the New Year in style with a two-night stay at The Swan in Southwold, starting either 30th or 31st December. Glitz up on 31st December with champagne, canapes and an indulgent black tie five-course dinner with a carefully chosen wine pairing menu and live jazz.
The cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at The Swan, Southwold: Rooms from £800. More information
What it’s like to stay at The Swan in Southwold
The hotel: Set in one of Britain’s best seaside locations, the stylish 44-bedroom, four-star hotel is just a step away from the shingle beach with magnificent panoramic sea views to the front, while at the back it overlooks the river Alde and surrounding countryside. The Brudenell features coastal themed decor and fresh, locally sourced food.
The New Year package: A two-night break at The Brudenell starts on 30th December with dinner at the Seafood and Grill restaurant overlooking the beach. Start off New Year’s Eve day with a full Suffolk breakfast in preparation for the celebrations this evening. Tea and scones will be available between 3pm-5pm. Welcome in the New Year with a Black Tie party beginning with a cocktail, followed by a lavish six-course dinner. When the clock strikes midnight there will be fireworks on the beach with a complimentary glass of champagne. More information
Cost of a two-night New Year 2021 break: Prices start from £465 for a single and £760 per twin or double. More information
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The hotel: Luxury hotel in the beautiful Borrowdale valley which has just undergone a £10 million redevelopment.
The New Year package: There’s a packed itinerary for guests at Lodore Falls over the New Year period, starting on the 30th December with gin afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés and a four-course dinner in one of the hotel’s restaurants with entertainment from a close-up magician and balloonist and live music. On New Year’s Eve there’s a fun scavenger hunt, sushi or Champagne masterclass and photos in front of the magic selfie mirror and then a six-course dinner and dancing until the early hours and bubbly at midnight. There’s a jazz brunch buffet on New Year’s Day, a guided walk or whisky-tasting and later, a four-course dinner followed by a James Bond-theme casino. During the stay, guests can guess the weight of the gingerbread house to win a spa day for two (before watching the house be smashed to pieces by the children – a Lodore Falls tradition).
Cost of New Year at Lodore Falls for 2021: Three-night New Year packages start at £945 per person. More information
The hotel: Middlethorpe Hall is an elegant and historic 17th century country house hotel with open fireplaces set in 20 acres on the outskirts of the historic City of York.
The New Year package: The hotel is offering a two-night package starting on New Year’s Eve with afternoon tea. The evening will start with a Champagne and canapés reception accompanied by a harpist from 8pm, to be followed by a six-course black-tie gala dinner. Welcome in the New Year with a firework display and dance to the tunes of a jazz band until the early hours. A light consommé and sandwiches will be served around 1am. On New Year’s Day enjoy a leisurely Bloody Mary breakfast/brunch served from 9:30 am. Guests can also use the Middlethorpe Hall spa with indoor pool too.
Cost of New Year 2021 at Middlethorpe Hall: From £680 for a single room and from £1,270 based on two sharing. More information
What it’s like to stay at Middlethorpe Hall
The hotel: Privately owned by the Duke of Devonshire, this 40-room hotel is set in acres of rolling parkland at Bolton Abbey. The interior décor of the hotel is traditional country house style with individual touches of contemporary chic. Four-posters carved on the Chatsworth Estate have pride of place in the hotel suites, and original artwork is plentiful throughout the property.
New Year at The Devonshire Arms: The two-night New Year package at The Devonshire Arms includes a Black Tie gourmet dinner, before welcoming in the New Year with a piper, fireworks display and dancing until the early hours. New Year’s Day offers a stroll to the iconic Priory ruins then afternoon tea, a drinks reception and candlelit dinner with paired wines.
The cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at The Devonshire Arms: From £995 per person based on two sharing. More information
Best hotels for New Year aka Hogmanay in Scotland
The hotel: Luxury, award-winning five-star hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, with period furnishings and interiors as well as breath-taking gardens, forests, and the seascapes that surround the castle.
The New Year’s package: Guests are welcomed on 30th December with Champagne afternoon tea by log fires while listening to the Glenapp pianist on the hotel’s baby grand piano before a three-course gourmet dinner. On New Year’s Eve have a day of fun at the New Year Curling Bonspiel in Stranraer before the black-tie Hogmanay party which begins with a champagne cocktail in the drawing room and guests are then piped into the six-course Hogmanay banquet dinner followed by traditional Scottish dancing with a ceilidh band and piper at midnight. After New Year’s Day brunch there’s a falconry display and a final six-course gourmet dinner.
Cost of Hogmanay at Glenapp Castle in 2021: From 4,005 per room based on two sharing.
The hotel: One of the top hotels in Scotland, the 850-acre Gleneagles estate offers an array of attractions that includes a five-star luxury hotel, three championship golf courses and an award-winning spa.
Hogmanay at Gleneagles: The hotel is offering a three-night traditional Hogmanay experience at Gleneagles. Guests booking the full New Year experience which includes all meals and entertainment get an extra night free on the 29th December or 2nd January as well as complimentary airport transfers.
Cost of New Year at Gleneagles 2021: £6,595 per room for a three-night stay, based on two sharing a Sovereign Room. More information
The hotel: Situated in the heart of St Andrews, the five-star Old Course Hotel with an award-winning spa borders the renowned 17th Road Hotel of the Old Course, the oldest golf course in the world, just metres from the Scottish coast.
New Year’s Eve 2021 at St Andrews: The hotel says there is no finer place to be when the bells strike and the fireworks fill the sky above West Sands Beach. Arrive on New Year’s Eve to a glass of champagne and canapés. Enjoy Hogmanay dinner in the Road Hole Restaurant or Swilcan Loft and celebrate the new year with a glass of fizz at midnight. Dinner in the Road Hole Restaurant or Swilcan Loft on New Year’s Day, full Scottish breakfast each day and complimentary access to Kohler Waters Spa and Fitness with children’s splash time from 10am until 5pm.
Cost of New Year’s Eve 2021 at Old Course hotel: Tickets from £1,060 per room. More information
The hotel: This 211-room, 520-acre resort has two championship golf courses, a spa and has clifftop views of St Andrews and the North Sea.
New Year’s Eve at Fairmont St Andrews: The package includes two nights luxury accommodation, breakfast in the Squire Restaurant, Hogmanay dinner on 31st December in the Squire Restaurant and to bring in the New Year, a spectacular firework display outside the Atrium with a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
Cost of New Year 2021 at Fairmont St Andrews: One night from £485 per adult per stay. Additional nights available from £249 per room per night.
The hotel: Luxury four-star hotel built in 1625 for the Dukes of Perth, with 15 rooms and set in 20 acres.
The New Year’s Eve package: Roman Camp Hotel is hosting a three-day New Year Break with a traditional Hogmanay party so you dance along to the Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow – all accompanied by its very own Ceilidh band. On 30th December there’s a five-course dinner with all seated at one grand dining table. There will be the spectacle of actors performing a Murder Mystery evening and a prize for those that solve the mystery. On New Year’s Eve enjoy a light lunch and afternoon tea before meeting in the lounges for more Champagne and the gala meal accompanied by vintage wines. The Ceilidh band will lead guests in traditional Scottish and modern dancing while the New Year will be greeted with fireworks, Champagne and stovies. New Year’s Day is a day of relaxing before a grand final dinner.
Cost of New Year 2021 at Roman Camp hotel: Rooms from £1,499 for the three-night stay based on two sharing. More information
The hotel: Just eight miles from Edinburgh, the 13th-century Dalhousie Castle is Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle and has 35 bedrooms set within 11 acres of parkland on the banks of the river plus a spa and fine-dining restaurant.
Hogmanay at Dalhousie Castle: The castle is putting on a three-night Hogmanay break, starting on 30th December with afternoon tea, falconry and a tour of the 700-year old castle. There’s laser clay pigeon shooting and a light lunch before before a six-course New Year’s Eve gala dinner. Start the New Year with a lazy brunch before the hotel’s Owls, Myths and Legends display before a buffet dinner on 1st Jan and evening’s whisky tasting.
Cost: From £900 per person, based on two sharing. More information
The hotel: One of Scotland’s top gourmet destinations on the West Coast.
The New Year package: Airds is already completely sold out for New Year 2021 but to give you an idea for next year, this year’s package includes full Scottish breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner in the three-AA Rosette restaurant each day, as well as a Ceilidh dance on 31 December and a special Hogmanay black tie gala dinner on New Year’s Day, introduced with music played by a Scottish piper. Spend time exploring stunning locations such as nearby Loch Linnhe or the high peaks of Glencoe and Ben Nevis. Arriving on 30 December, the cost is from £807.50 per person for three nights including all meals and activities listed. More information
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The hotel: Set in 200 acres of parkland just outside Llandudno on the north coast of Wales, Bodysgallen Hall is located in an imposing building dating back to the 13th century but has modern luxuries including a spa with indoor pool.
The New Year package: Arrive for the New Year’s Eve House Party on 31st December. This break includes accommodation for one night, full afternoon cream tea, Champagne reception and a five-course dinner with selected wines on New Year’s Eve (black tie optional or lounge suit), and brunch on New Year’s Day.
Cost of New Year at Bodysgallen Hall 2021: Doubles from £900 for the one-night break, single occupancy for a cottage is £615.
What it’s like to stay at Bodysgallen Hall
The hotel: Privately owned luxury country house hotel nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside with stunning views of the Preseli Hills and just 12 minutes drive to the sea.
The New Year package: The Grove is offering a two- or three-night break, including luxurious accommodation, breakfast, festive tea and cakes, together with pre-dinner drinks and evening dinner including the New Year’s Eve Celebration, a five-course gala dinner followed by midnight fireworks on the front terrace.
Cost of New Year at The Grove at Narberth 2021: Prices for the New Year breaks start from £545 per room per night, based on two guests sharing. More information
The hotel: Welcoming Welsh country house set in its own 50 acres, with rhododendron-lined pathways, riverside walks and a well-stocked trout lake as well as a spa with indoor pool.
The New Year package: Join the Lake Country House for an indulgent New Year break in the Welsh countryside. Enjoy lazy hours in its luxurious lakeside spa, leisurely walks in gorgeous grounds and nearby countryside, fine dining in our award-winning restaurant, not to mention a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember, with Champagne reception in the lounge, multi-course gourmet dinner, fireworks at midnight and mulled wine.
Cost of New Year 2021 at The Lake Country House: From £750 per room for a two-night break. More informatio
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The hotels: The original health spas in beautiful country settings
The New Year packages: New Year’s Eve might be about indulgence but Champneys offers the chance to start the New Year off on a healthy note too. Guests will be able to make full use of spa facilities during their stay to help completely unwind – including a Head in the Clouds massage – before the party gets started. There’s a glamorous gala dinner with fine food, drink and live entertainment and the next day start the New Year off with a nutritious buffet lunch and late departure.
Cost of New Year at Champneys: One and two-night packages available from £289 per person – prices vary per hotel. More information here.
Have you stayed in a luxury hotel over New Year? What was it like? Do let me know in the comments – and if I’ve missed any of your favourites out!
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