Last Minute Breaks for New Year

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2013 is just around the corner; have you made plans to celebrate on New Year’s Eve? If you’re still looking for something to do, why not consider renting a cottage over the New Year period?


See the start of 2013 in style

Get a group of mates together or round up the family for a memorable way to see in the New Year.  With hundreds of cottages to choose from across the UK and Ireland, you’re sure to find something to suit you.  Perhaps you’ll choose one of our larger cottages, big enough for a couple of families or several friends.  We have contemporary properties by the sea, traditional cottages in delightful rural settings and modern apartments in the heart of bustling cities.  If you’d rather enjoy a quiet evening in, choose a cosy cottage perfect for two and watch Big Ben strike midnight with your loved one at your side.


One of our wonderful holiday cottages.

One of our wonderful holiday cottages.


Great value short breaks

As it’s now less than seven days before you’ll depart on your New Year break, you can take advantage of some excellent prices.  If you choose a property offering ‘last minute breaks’, a three night break will set you back only 65% of the normal weekly rental; that’s a massive 35% saving!  Any additional nights are charged on a pro rata basis so making the most of your time off is no problem either!  Split the cost of the cottage between all of you and you’ll see that a New Year cottage holiday is much more affordable than popping to the local for a few, overpriced pints.  As your cottage is self-catering, stock up on delicious food and drinks from the local supermarket for a bargain New Year break.

New Year's Eve 2010 @ London

Great British Traditions

A New Year’s break is a great way to get involved in one of the country’s famous traditions.  If you choose a cottage holiday in Northumberland, head to Allendale for the decades-old ‘Tar Bar’l Procession’.  Watch villagers carry lit tar barrels through the streets to light the ceremonial bonfire in the town square in this ancient Pagan tradition.  If you’re looking for a real party, celebrate Hogmanay in Scotland.  There are huge music and street events planned in major cities with smaller towns and villages welcoming the New Year in traditional style.  Look forward to Scottish dancing, traditional food and a rousing rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ as the clock strikes twelve.  When January 1st dawns, it’s time to get active!  Braver souls might join in with a bracing New Year’s Day Swim in Saundersfoot, Whitley Bay or Scarborough.  For those who prefer to keep two feet on dry land, take advantage of the stunning scenery on the doorstep of your holiday cottage and blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk.

New Years Day on Sand Bay

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