Recharge Your Batteries With a Cosy Country Retreat This New Year
Are you looking for somewhere to go to celebrate New Year? Street Parties not your thing?
This week, we take a look at some of the alternatives out there. Not everyone wants to party until the wee small hours and not everyone wants to be out first-footing round the doors, the way they used to in the days when this was the highlight of the celebrations. Off we went to visit our nearest and dearest, armed with the ‘must have’ gifts of a bottle of Whisky, fruit bun and a piece of coal (for luck). The luck was said to be greater if the bearer was tall dark and handsome! It was deemed very unlucky to set foot over anyone’s doorstep at ‘the bells’ without bringing these items. Scotland in particular are a superstitious bunch and these traditions are often held up today, albeit with less fervour and zeal. However, it’s still customary to take a bottle, flowers or cake when visiting friends and family over the New Year period.
After the busy and (sometimes stressful) few weeks in the lead up to Christmas, the thought of recharging the batteries with a chilled out mini break before embracing the year ahead is becoming more and more popular.
Check out some of these cosy New Year retreats if you fancy a short break away from it all.
See in the New Year by the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, just a short drive from Glasgow. Stunning winter scenery and a peaceful setting will certainly set you up for the year ahead.
Take a look at our travel partners current offers on accommodation and treat yourself to a new year getaway in this stunning part of Scotland.
- Hotels.com – Hotels in Loch Lomond, Alexandria
- Expedia – Loch Lomond Hotels
- Booking.com – Loch Lomond Accommodation, Luss
Aviemore and the Cairngorms
If you fancy a real winter hideaway why not book a nice country cottage in the Highlands. Grab some good food and drink along with a few board games and set up camp for a few days. Simply enjoy the simple things in life amidst some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.
There are some simply charming hotels in some of England’s most beautiful counties and they’re just waiting to welcome you for New Year.
Let someone else do the cooking for a change while you enjoy the sumptuous settings and warm hospitality. Some of these hotels are also offering entertainment too so if you want the best of both worlds, this could be the answer!
The Lake District
The phrase ‘chill-out’ could have been coined with this place in mind. The Lakes is a haven of peace and tranquility – ideal for escaping the stresses and strains of a busy Christmas. The Lake District National Park, or ‘The Lakes’ as it’s affectionately known, lies in the county of Cumbria in northwest England and the perfect setting to get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful start to the New Year.