New Year’s Celebrations in the Cotswolds
As 2023 draws to a close and a new year is about to start, the Cotswolds beckons with its promise of a magical New Year’s celebration. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil retreat or an exhilarating night of festivities, the Cotswolds has exactly what you seek.
The charm of the Cotswolds
Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the Cotswolds with a well-earned break over New Year’s. Come and take in the honey-coloured stone cottages, thatched roofs, and winding lanes, and enjoy all the charm this area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer. As you wander through the quaint villages, admire the quaint shops, and take in the aroma of freshly brewed artisan coffees wafting from local cafes, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a timeless atmosphere that’s perfect for reflecting on the year that’s passed.
Indulge in festive cuisine
The Cotswolds is renowned for its culinary delights and fantastic local produce served in delis and eateries across the region. Book a table at one of our cosy cafes or restaurants to savour the last hearty end-of-the-year roast dinner with all the trimmings, indulge in a hearty steak and ale pie, or treat yourself to a decadent dessert of mince pies or a traditional Christmas pudding. As you savour each bite, raise a glass of bubbly to celebrate the passing year and welcome the new one with a sense of hope and optimism.
Embark on a Cotswold adventure
If you’re seeking more adrenaline-pumping activities, the Cotswolds offers plenty of options to keep you entertained. Take a scenic hike through the rolling hills, embark on a thrilling bike ride along the country lanes, or challenge yourself with a game of golf on one of the region’s many courses. As the sun sets, gather around a roaring bonfire, share stories, and warm yourselves with mugs of hot chocolate.
A tranquil hotel break
Step away from the city lights and immerse yourself in the serene ambience of a country house hotel in the Cotswolds, where time seems to slow down and the stress of the past year melts away. With its cosy fireplaces, plush beds, and attentive staff, a hotel break over New Year’s offers the perfect setting for a relaxing and restorative break.
The Cotswolds is known for its warm and welcoming spirit, and this is especially evident during the festive season. Locals and visitors alike come together to share in the joy of the season, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and goodwill. As you mingle with friends and strangers, you’ll find that the Cotswolds is a place where the heart of the community truly shines.
We’ve put together some fantastic offers to stay, eat, and experience New Year’s Eve 2023 in the Cotswolds:
Billesley Manor ∙ Alcester
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA PARTY
Bring in 2024 in style with Gala party featuring fantastic food and entertainment. Arrive at 7pm and be greeted with a glass of fizz, to be seated for dinner at 7.30pm where a delicious 3-course meal awaits. Live band and DJ will take the party through past midnight.
Offer includes welcome glass of sparkling wine, three-course dinner, live band and DJ, accommodation and breakfast.
Tewkesbury Park ∙ Tewkesbury
2-NIGHT NEW YEAR BREAK: FROM £825 FOR TWO SHARING A ‘JUST RIGHT’ ROOM
New Year break at Tewkesbury Park Saturday ∙ 30 December Room, afternoon tea, three-course dinner.
New Year’s Eve ∙ 31 December Breakfast, Champagne & Canapés, six-course gourmet dinner with live band, Midnight fireworks display with music.
New Year’s Day ∙ Monday, 1 January Relaxed breakfast and fireside lounging before heading home.
Poulton Hill Estate
Embrace the festive spirit and indulge in a couple of delightful events at Poulton Hill Estate in December.
Get into the Christmas spirit at the late-night shopping evening at the Cellar Door on December 15th, from 5pm until 8pm. Go along to see the full range of wines, spirits and gifts, and enjoy a mince pie and maybe a glass of wine too!
The team from Bibury Trout Farm will be present also, selling trout and trout products, with samples for you to try. So, if you are looking for the perfect party snack or festive meal starter to pair with your Poulton Hill wines, you can find them all in one place!
Mallory Court ∙ Leamington Spa
1-NIGHT NEW YEAR’S PARTY AND STAY FROM £669pp
Arrive and unwind with a cream tea served in the lounge. In the evening, enjoy a three-course seasonal dinner served in The Dining Room, available on 30 December or 1 January.
New Year’s Eve ∙ Celebrate with a Champagne reception in the Knights Suite lounge, followed by an indulgent five-course Tastes of the Season menu served in The Dining Room. Enjoy the Manor House party with music from a DJ, then see in the new year and watch midnight fireworks in the garden.
Burleigh Court ∙ Minchinhampton
2-NIGHT BREAK FROM £795 FOR TWO
End the year on a high note with lots of cosy country charm and locally-sourced food in beautiful Burleigh Court Hotel. Unwind, recharge, and celebrate the start of the New Year in style.
Christmas and New Year’s wine from Vinotopia
VARIOUS GOODIES FROM BORDEAUX AND BURGUNDY
At Vinotopia they champion small growers, not big brands, so you can be sure that your wine is specially selected. They offer you a different way to buy wine; from custom labels for weddings and events, to the Vinotopia Wine Club giving you even better prices and members wine tastings.
Unique Cotswold Cottages
BOOK WITH CODE ’10SPECIAL2023′ FOR 10% OFF. T&Cs APPLY.
Unique Cotswold Cottages presents a delightful collection of hand-selected cottages, each a haven of romantic charm and cosy elegance. Each retreat is beautifully decorated to provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Curl up on the sofa with a good book or board game, indulge in a leisurely soak in the bathtub, or simply relax by the fireplace. Unique Cotswold Cottages provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable stay in the Cotswolds.
Heath Farm ∙ Chipping Norton
£100 OFF WITH CODE ‘CC100’
Apply to any stay between now and the end of February 2023
Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Cotswolds at these five award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages.
Each cottage, lovingly converted from old stone farm buildings, offers a unique blend of comfort, quality, and cleanliness. The exquisite craftsmanship, featuring locally sourced materials, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and self-catering luxury with on-site well-being services.
Buckland Manor ∙ Broadway
2-NIGHT PACKAGE FROM £1250 (arriving 30 or 31 december)
If arriving on 30 December, indulge in a sumptuous celebration beginning with a three-course à la carte dinner as you unwind before the next day’s celebrations. The festivities commence with an outstanding seven-course dinner with matching wine flight followed by a magnificent firework display over the estate with Champagne to welcome in the New Year.
Following a hearty breakfast, honour the great tradition of a bracing countryside walk on New Year’s Day, taking in the crisp country air as you explore the ten acres of grounds. If departing on 2nd January, return from your walk to a three-course à la carte dinner.
VARIOUS COTTAGES WITH NEW YEAR’S AVAILABILITY
As we bid farewell to 2023 and prepare to welcome 2024, why not embrace the magic of the Cotswolds for a New Year’s celebration like no other. Imagine being surrounded by picturesque landscapes while sat in front of a cosy fireplace with your nearest and dearest. With lovely cottages for two or larger houses for groups, there’s nothing like celebrating the New Year in a Cotswold holiday cottage.
The Slaughters Manor House ∙ Lower Slaughter
2-NIGHT STAY FROM £880 PER NIGHT
The beautiful 17th century manor house is an idyllic setting in which to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception before indulging in an outstanding six-course dinner with coffee and petits fours. An evening of entertainment ensues with live music and magic tricks, followed by a magnificent firework display and a glass of Champagne to welcome in the New Year.
Following a hearty brunch, honour the great tradition of a bracing countryside walk on New Year’s Day, taking in the crisp Cotswolds air. Upon your return, savour a sumptuous five-course tasting dinner accompanied with live music from The Debonaires.
The two-night New Year’s Celebration package includes:
New Year’s Eve ∙ Champagne & canapé reception, Six-course dinner including coffee & petits fours, Live music and magic display, Firework display, and Champagne toast at midnight
New Year’s Day ∙ Full English & Continental brunch, five-course tasting menu, and live music from Debonaires
2nd January ∙ Full English & Continental breakfast, then Farewells.
The Arden ∙ Stratford-upon-Avon
1-NIGHT NEW YEAR’S PARTY AND STAY FROM £240pp
New Year’s Eve ∙ Settle into your room, then perhaps wander around the gardens, or relax in the lounge and order afternoon tea. Glam yourself up for a James Bond themed evening with casino. Champagne and canapé reception and gourmet four-course dinner and enjoy live music from The Platinum Rogues. Celebrate the new year with midnight munchies, hot chocolate and coffee available in the Club Bar.
New Year’s Day ∙ Recover from the evening’s festivities with a lie in or blow the cobwebs away with a stroll around town before brunch in No44 Brasserie on The Waterside.
Ellenborough Park ∙ Cheltenham
NEW YEAR’S BREAKS + NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Wake up on New Year’s Eve to a hearty Cotswold breakfast. As you prepare for the celebrations ahead spend the day pampering in the spa or brave an invigorating dip in the outside pool.
Delight in a Champagne and canapé reception, followed by dinner served by candlelight in a relaxed and intimate setting. Once dinner is finished you will be invited through to the De la Bere for the party. A live band will create a party atmosphere, so dust off those dancing shoes! As we count down to 2024 join us at the front of the house for a spectacular firework display overlooking the racecourse.
Enjoy a well-deserved lie-in before making your way down for a hearty breakfast. Attending the New Year’s Day Cheltenham races? We’re perfectly located and will be chauffeuring guests across our private track to the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse, so you may arrive in style!
NEW YEAR’S EVE: There is limited seating for non-residents to join the NYE party, which can be arranged by contacting our team via firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01242 545454.
10% OFF SMALL GROUP TOURS with code ‘WINTER2023’
The Lygon Arms ∙ Broadway
NEW YEAR’S BED & BREAKFAST
The Lygon Arms is full for their New Year’s dining packages but still have some availability for a bed & breakfast stay. Retreat to the Cotswolds and enjoy a relaxing escape to ring in the New Year.
The Boutique Distillery
£39.95 for their rum or gin, including free freight to mainland UK
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Brockencote Hall ∙ Kidderminster
1-NIGHT NEW YEAR’S PARTY AND STAY FROM £575pp
Arrive and be shown to your room before joining the party in the lounge whilst you relax and unwind over a Champagne cream tea and prepare for a night of glamorous celebrations. The sophisticated 1920’s themed Champagne filled, gala dinner soiree will begin with a Champagne and canapé reception in Le Colonial Bar with live musical entertainment.
Dinner will be served at joint tables of up to eight guests, as a live pianist and singer play in the background. This year a specially created six-course gourmet tasting menu is served. See in the New Year with dancing until 1am with live entertainment from a house band.
The celebrations end the day after with a refreshing New Year’s Day Mimosa brunch.