Christmas & New Year’s Eve Breaks in the UK 2020

If you’re thinking about a short break in the UK over Christmas and New Year it pays to be organised. Here’s a few ideas for hotel and B&B breaks, plus some self catering options from the Further Afield collection:


Tuddenham Mill – Suffolk

The romance of Tuddenham Mill cannot be exaggerated. Throw in Christmas and New Year hotel break packages including lunches and dinners in their award-winning restaurant and it becomes the ideal festive bolthole. Two night package prices over Christmas start from £780 (or for another £100 stay Boxing Day too) and over New Year from £520

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Tudor Farmhouse, Gloucestershire

The restaurant at Tudor Farmhouse is superb, so if you couple that with a wonderful bedroom then there are fewer ways we’d rather be spending Christmas or New Year. There are three night Christmas or two night New Year packages available (check them out here) across the festive period including fab Christmas menus. There’s also a Boxing Day special if you need a post Christmas escape.

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The Punch Bowl Inn – Cumbria

With special rates for Christmas including 2 nights’ accommodation, mulled wine & mince pies on arrival, 3 course dinner on Christmas eve, traditional Christmas day lunch, pantry supper on Christmas night and a full Cumbrian breakfast each morning for £805 for two it’s a gift! New Year package from £855.

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St Michael’s Resort – Cornwall

With a great range of Christmas, New Year and Twix’mas rates and packages (which you can see here) head to Falmouth and celebrate in style.

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Georgian House – London

Whilst the rest of the city leaves London for Christmas how about heading to Georgian House for a few days and holing up in one of their lovely rooms – including the Wizard Chambers (above). Explore the city or don’t, but either way this would be an unforgettable Christmas.

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Cozy Festive Holiday Cottages

Next Door at the Old Forge


This beautifully crafted space for five is available for a week across New year. Cozy, stylish and offering the chance to escape and to explore it’s a wonderful retreat from the chaos of Christmas. It’s little brother “The Garden Shed” has some availability across December and January too…

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Stargazy – Padstow

In the heart of vibrant Padstow this beyond cute cottage might have been booked up for Christmas and New Year, but with plenty of January availability what a great way to start 2021.  Take long baths. Cozy in front of the fire. Discover this wonderful area. Whatever you get up to this is the perfect HQ.

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Dyer’s Cottage, Yorkshire

Steeped in family history, this compact but perfectly equipped cottage is just on the outskirts of Halifax and offers easy access to city and countryside. Plus a wood burner you might not want to leave.

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Hen House, Isle of Skye

An award winning studio for two on the windswept beauty that is Skye. Hole up in front of the wood burner and soak up the views or maybe head out into the views to blow away the cobwebs over Christmas week.

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Abbey Stables – Cornwall

We love this cozy cottage for two in Penzance. Hidden away with plenty of privacy but right in the heart of the town it’s a proper retreat for two.

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Cartshed Cottages – Norfolk

The cottages in the converted outhouses of this manor house are stylish and comfortable whilst retaining their character and charm. We love the simple palette used throughout as well as heading out to explore this fascinating part of the world. Availability’s limited, but with five cottages it’s worth a try.

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The Store at Wellhayes – Dorset

Again, too late for the festive season proper, but get your wellies on to kick off 2021 as it should be! On the edge of a private lake with amazing views is this beyond cute house for two. Being small doesn’t mean missing out on space or a wood burner! Plenty to explore nearby including fab coastal walks.

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Family & Friends: Larger Houses to Rent for Christmas or New Year

Old Barn Tregonetha – Cornwall (sleeps 5)

Whilst booked for Christmas and New Year, this multi award-winning barn conversion is a stunning setting for a break in the New Year. With its AGA, wood burning stove and grand piano it almost feels like you’ve stepped back in time. Luckily the mod cons and eco-friendly credentials remind you that this is very much a 21st-century bolthole. Stephen will arrange your shopping to be done for you too. If only the whole of 2021 could be this lovely.

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The Feathered Nest – Gloucestershire (sleeps 4)

This picture perfect cottage for four in Winchcombe is a lovely way to see in the New Year 2020. With a lovely sitting room and character features it’s an ideal post Christmas break.

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Treworgey Cottages – Looe, Cornwall (sleep 2 to 11)

There are various cottages and houses on this beautiful farm, some with availability for Christmas and New Year, but all offering relaxing and beautiful retreats.

The House in Hastings (sleeps 10)

A fun party pad just a short trip from London makes for a perfect New Year group venue. Booked for Christmas there’s the chance for you and nine friends to see 2021 in with style!

Haven’t found quite what you’re looking for in our pick of the best UK Christmas and New Year’s Eve breaks for 2020? Get in touch and we’ll see if we can help.


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