After some peace and quiet this New Year’s Eve? Escape to the Isle of Skye and stay in this timber-clad self build positioned in the picturesque Scottish landscape. The home boasts two bedrooms, both with en suite facilities, a sauna (ideal for cold winter days), and a light-filled Scandinavian-style open plan kitchen/dining/living space where you can snuggle by the woodburning stove while gazing out at the mountain views through the full-height glazing. Fancy an island adventure this New Year? Find out how to let this project here.
An LA Pad with a View
If you are looking for some winter sun this, go for Hollywood glamour with a stay in the City of Angels. Who wouldn’t want to see in the New Year at this jaw-dropping pad with ocean and city views of Los Angeles from almost every room, breaking out onto decks and balconies. From the lap pool to the home cinema, fire pit and wine room — there’s even a grand piano in the open plan living space perfect for playing a tune to entertain your guests. Once the party is over you can spread out onto the sun terrace to catch the first sunrise of 2017.
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Offering a stunning entertaining space perched up among the fir trees, this Devon self build by CDMS Architects has everything you need to host your New Year’s Eve party; from the open plan kitchen/dining/living space – complete with woodburning stove and 10-seater dining table for all the friends and family to gather round – to the five double bedrooms. There’s even a large timber deck with glass balustrade accessed through sliding doors to break out onto to enjoy the woodland views and catch the firework display at midnight. You can book to stay at this home here.
For those looking to escape to the coast this year, you’d do well to find a holiday home more stylish than this contemporary-style build in Devon, designed by architect Annie Martin. Standing above Seacombe beach, this three-bed home built of stone, timber cladding and crisp white render is entered via a bridge and boasts sea views through full-height glazing.
Whether you want to dine under the stars on the outdoor patio, whip up a feast in the kitchen or catch a blockbuster in the home cinema, you’ll be sure to have a relaxing stay in this holiday home, which can be rented out here.
For those looking to entertain friends and family by throwing a big New Year’s Eve party, this stunning Cotswold stone barn conversion in Gloucestershire is the perfect place — complete with its own dedicated ‘party barn’. With the party barn/leisure space, spa, six bedrooms and generous living accommodation, this Cotswolds retreat is one heck of a place to throw a party.
It may have been 10 years in the making, but this castle-cum-boathouse built into a cliff face in Devon offers the perfect retreat for anyone looking to get away. While the water views from the open plan living spaces provide a pleasant outlook, and the house may boast a quirky library, terraces and a large cinema room, the jewel in the crown here is the large swimming pool on the lower ground floor, complete with roaring fire and impressive columns.
With five bedrooms and a grand open plan kitchen/dining/living space complete with vaulted ceiling, this chapel conversion in the Pennines offers an eclectic holiday home brimming with character. Cosy up by the fire to play board games, dine at the table made of old church pews or take an afternoon stroll in the beautiful surrounding countryside — this holiday let makes for an idyllic getaway. Check the availability for the chapel here.
For those looking for a little down time, this beautiful two bedroom holiday let overlooking a beach in St Ives provides a tranquil spot to recover from the mayhem of Christmas, with panoramic views of the ocean to be enjoyed from all principle rooms. Inside, the exposed oak frame adds warmth to the sleek nautical decor, and impressive 4.5m-high ceilings with full-height glazing adds wow factor.
The high-spec holiday home also comes with rainhead showers in the two en suites, an oak and glass staircase, Corian kitchen worktops and an ocean view terrace to sip your morning coffee. You can let The Chalet yourself here.
A cosy retreat from the hustle and bustle of Christmas, this converted tin chapel – which is in fact the last surviving Victorian tin chapel in Chester – offers guests a characterful stay. Nestled on the edge of the city centre opposite a canal and just two minutes walk from the Roman Walls, this two-bed gem plays host to voluminous vaulted ceilings in the large open plan kitchen/dining/living space boasting a feature woodburning fire.
There is also a roll-top bath for relaxing after a day out exploring, and fully equipped kitchen for whipping up a New Year’s Eve feast. You can let this property here.
A New Year Party House in Ibiza
The ultimate place to throw a New Year’s Eve bash, the party island of Ibiza plays host to this impressive contemporary villa which is geared up for entertaining. Whether you want to get some post-Christmas R&R on the sun terrace, take a dip in the ocean view pool, gather around the outdoor fire pit or throw a party in the indoor entertainment room complete with home bar, you’re sure to see in the New Year in style.
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