Premier Cottages picks party houses for New Year celebrations


Now is the time to book a New Year’s break especially for those who are planning to celebrate with friends or extended family. Lots of the larger holiday houses have been snapped up but there’s still time to secure a country pile or secluded retreat.


Celebrate in style at these super holiday homes from £205 per person for a week


9TH SEPTEMBER 2019: Now is the time to book a New Year’s break especially for those who are planning to celebrate with friends or extended family. Lots of the larger holiday houses have been snapped up but there’s still time to secure a country pile or secluded retreat. Premier Cottages’ collection features some fabulous properties sleeping ten or more including:


Trewidden House – a grade II listed home for 15

Fancy seeing the New Year in in a home that comes complete with servants’ bells just like Downton? Then look no further than dog-friendly Trewidden House, a spacious grade II listed house where up to 15 people can celebrate in style. The beautifully appointed home has eight generous bedrooms, a magnificent dining room, plus two large drawing rooms, a grand entrance hall as well as a children's TV room and extensive kitchen.

A seven night festive break for up to 15 arriving on 27th December costs £5,500 (£367 per person). (, 01736 363021) Images here


Cabalva Mill’s Cwm Pelved Cottage, a secluded Welsh retreat

A historic and secluded retreat on the banks of the River Wye with a wealth of original features, Cabalva Mill's Cwm Pelved is accessed via a private driveway and is just five miles from Haye on Wye and six from the rugged Black Mountains.

It’s also a stone’s throw from the beautiful Offa’s Dyke footpath making it haven for walkers and nature lovers who can marvel at the wildlife in this area. Inside is a spacious lounge with piano perfect for New Year sing-a-longs plus a snug with woodburning stove.  There’s also a well equipped kitchen and six bedrooms. A week’s stay for 14 costs £2868 (£205 per person) arriving on 27th December. ( 01497 831045)Images here


Alma Grange, Ceredigion 

With amazing views, interiors and facilities Alma Grange a Victorian country property situated in West Wales ticks all the boxes for a luxurious festive break. Beautifully restored and modernised by award-winning architects and builders, the property has five beautiful bedrooms with views that look out towards the Preseli Hills or Cardigan Bay and a master bedroom with a bespoke walnut four poster king size bed.

There is also a hand-crafted kitchen with an extensive island and a choice of ovens that’s perfect for whipping up New Year treats and celebration dinners. And, with two reception rooms, a large living room, informal morning room as well as a children’s play area, games room and cinema room there is plenty of space for everyone.   A week’s stay for up to ten guests costs £4000 (£400 per person) arriving on 28th December. (, 01239 801012) Images here


Lilycombe Farm’s Barn in Somerset

The largest of three cottages at Lilycombe Farm, Jack’s Barn has five spacious bedrooms, two on the ground floor with wet rooms - making them ideal for less abled guests. This property, which is only half an hour’s drive from the historic city of Bath, has a spacious living room which seats ten with woodburner and smart TV and a fabulously large kitchen that’s great for the serious cook. Those that prefer to leave the catering to someone else can book a private chef.

Lilycombe Farm has a spectacular indoor heated swimming pool, 15 metres long for proper exercise, but fun for children too. A booking system means that guests can reserve the pool for their exclusive use. There is a cinema room with large screen projector that can show the latest Netflix movies. A week’s stay for up to 10 arriving on 27 December costs £4295 (£429.50 per person). (, 01761 241080) Images here


The Long Barn, Somerset

Nestled between the Quantock Hills and the Blackdowns, The Long Barn is a five-star Gold Award converted barn with six large en suite bedrooms accommodating 12 guests. There is a big kitchen perfect for socialising in and caterers can be arranged for those that prefer not to cook.

On colder days the indoor heated pool is the perfect place to burn off some of the festive excesses and guests will also enjoy competing against one another in the games room or relaxing in the hot-tub. A week’s stay for 12 guests costs £5000 arriving on 27th December (£417per person) ( 07776 188646) Images here


Springfields, Wellesley Park, Somerset with its own spa complex

Those looking to relax over the New Year will love the five-star gold Springfields on the prestigious Wellesley Park estate. Boasting breath-taking views of the beautiful Somerset countryside, the luxurious property sleeps eight adults plus two children and is situated in acres of grounds and surrounded by plenty of woodland walks.

The exclusive on-site spa complex is the perfect place to recharge with its indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and library. For those keen to burn some Christmas calories there is an all-weather tennis court and gym and for a bit of pampering a beauty therapist and private chef can be pre-booked. A seven night stay for ten, arriving 27th December costs £3500 (£350 per person) ( 07930 092293) Images here


Dove House and Swallows, Dorchester, Dorset
Situated at the end of a mile long tree lined drive, the converted barns of Dove House and Swallows offer an idyllic location perfect for escaping the pressures of Christmas. From the doorstep guests can access 1,000 acres of working farmland and a network of footpaths, ideal for stretching the legs are festive feasting. The stunning Jurassic coast with its walks/fossiling/sea fishing and lovely beaches is nearby.

This spacious and comfortable property provides lavish accommodation (seven en-suite bedrooms) with the added bonus of exclusive use of a fabulous secure heated indoor pool and games room. 

With its fabulous big sitting room and kitchen, Dove House is perfect for both adult and extended family groups of all ages. For those not wanting to cook caterers can be booked and there are many excellent local places to eat.  A week’s stay arriving on 27th December costs £5400 (£415 per person) for up to 13.  For larger groups of up to 17, Swallows can also be taken for an additional £1000, 2 en-suite rooms sleeping 4). ( 01305 889338) Images here



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