10 Gorgeous New Year Cottages For a Mindful Break

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10 Gorgeous New Year Cottages For a Mindful Break


Looking for cottages to rent for a New Year break this January?

Georgina Wilson-Powell

Sun 3 Oct 2021

This article is sponsored by Original Cottages
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Original Cottages is the UK’s leading, independent, holiday-lettings company.

See in the New Year with a cottage break that doubles as a mindfulness escape.

We've found some incredible options in national parks, close to the beach, the mountains and even right on a lake. From hot tub hits to beautiful thatch cottages, check out these great New Year cottages from our partner, Original Cottages.

These stunning New Year cottages also make a great option for a mindful staycation break in January where you can focus on what you want to achieve in the year ahead, set good intentions and personal goals.

10 Gorgeous Cottages For a Mindful New Year Break

1. Mole End, Suffolk

Head for one of the most popular seaside towns on the east coast, Southwold and hole up in cute stay, Mole End. This one bed Victorian cottage is set right in the heart of town, off a picturesque green, minutes from the famous pebble beach. Use your New Year cottage break to head out on bracing walks down the coast before warming up by roaring fires in ancient pubs.

Cosy up in your cottage home with a wood burning stove and roll top bath or impress your partner by using their top of the range kitchen and made to last cookware. A Smart TV and Sonos speakers mean you’re not missing mod-cons either.

Bathroom and kitchen of Mole End cottage

Southwold stay Mole Cottage sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom. Pets welcome.

2. Waternook, Lake District

Kick off 2020 with a New Year’s break in the classic Lake District. This is a luxury stay - it’s not really a cottage, there are six bedrooms and a hot tub; Waternook is set on 26 acres, by a lake, with mountain views. If you’re looking for a house to rent for New Year’s Eve for a large group, this is it.

Say hello to a cinema room, bar, private jetty and spa facilities, there’s even an underfloor heated room for your dogs. Watch local deer wander past the windows from your free-standing bath while listening to the house sound system. Organise yoga sessions, hit the lake with Waternook’s boat or head out on hikes to blow the post-Christmas cobwebs away. If you’re looking for space, peace and quiet, this is a brilliant option.

Cottage living room

Waternook has outstanding views to Ullswater and fells beyond. Sleeps 12. 6 Bedrooms. 6 Bathrooms. 2 pets welcome.

3. Peacehay Barn, Cornwall

Skip the short haul flights and book a cottage break for New Year in north Cornwall. This cottage to rent for New Year has a hot tub, is close to Padstow (for incredible seafood restaurants) and overlooks the Trevibban vineyard, where you can pop in and have a drink. Who needs Barcelona now?

This luxury house is great for a big group, it has six bedrooms, there’s plenty of room for kids and pets plus there is a garden, a barbeque area and a wood fired stove. Explore Cornwall’s rugged north coast and kick off a mindful cottage break with long walks, hot chocolates and set some intentions for 2020 in one of the prettiest spots in the UK.

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Cottage living room with open fire

This brand new house has been built to the highest spec. Sleeps 12. 6 Bedrooms. 4 Bathrooms. Up to 4 pets.

4. Gallus House, Norfolk

We’re big fans of the Norfolk coast at pebble and this Norfolk cottage break at Gallus House is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet New Year on the north Norfolk coast. Gallus House is close to Cromer, Sheringham and Wells-Next-The-Sea, incredible bird reserves and salt marshes.

Book Gallus House for a New Year’s Eve cottage break and find a hot tub, games room, wood fire stove and room for eight adults in this stunning converted flint farmhouse. Old beams and cosy nooks combine with the latest tech plus kids’ toys. Oh and there’s a pub over the road to toast in the New Year.

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Cottage living room with wood fire

Gallus House is a stunning brick and flint property, formerly a farmhouse, has been lovingly restored to a luxurious finish. Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. Up 2 pets.

5. The Copper House, Brighton

Looking for a New Year’s break and cottage where you can still hit the town?

Head for The Copper House in the heart of Brighton, it’s a fantastically done up house, complete with designer furniture, spa-like bathrooms and a pretty back garden. Brighton’s famous beach is only a 10 minute walk away, where you can ohh and ahh over New Year’s Eve fireworks or spend some time clearing your mind in the fresh sea air. The house sleeps 10 and is dog-friendly.

It would also make a great staycation option for any wellness breaks in January, plus there’s 20% off any January bookings.

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Kitchen table with flowers

The Copper House is a jaw droppingly gorgeous townhouse. Sleeps 10. 5 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. Pets welcome.

6. The Old School House, Dorset

If you’re looking for a really special staycation this January or New Year, The Old School House is a cottage break in Dorset that you’ll remember forever. This double storey Victorian property has been beautifully restored, there’s so much light where you can linger in the rustic kitchen over leisurely breakfasts and pots of coffee.

It only sleeps two and is adults only, so it is best for a romantic cottage break, where you can reconnect and use it as a base to explore the rugged Dorset coast, you’re about a 30 minute walk from Swanage or a couple of minutes from a hearty local pub. There are so many easy day trips to explore the countryside ere, from Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve to Hartland Moor National Nature Reserve.

Victorian school house cottage kitchen

This substantial Victorian building dates back to 1855. Sleeps 2. 1 Bedroom. 2 Bathrooms. Adults only.

7. Blue Tile Farm Barn, Norfolk

If you’re looking for a country cottage to rent this January for a spot of mindful me time, Blue Tile Farm Barn can be found in the tiny village of Field Dalling. This modern conversion of an 18th century barn will blow you away with huge floor to ceiling windows, huge kitchen, light bedrooms and a gorgeous garden and courtyard. There’s tons of space to unroll a yoga mat or two as well. It sleeps nine and is kid-friendly.

Feel 2019’s stress drop away as you hole up here with the roaring fire, clear night’s sky and plenty of long walks across the north Norfolk coast.

Outside of barn at night

Blue Tile Farm Barn is a stunning mid 18th century barn. Sleeps 9. 4 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms. 1 pet welcome.

8. Penclogwynau, Snowdonia

If you’re looking for something rural, rustic and really cosy for a New Year’s break, this cottage in Wales will tick every box. Find this detached stone cottage on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris, a couple of miles from the nearest town - perfect for getting some quiet time or a romantic New Year’s Eve with a roaring fire.

This New Year cottage sleeps four, under exposed beams, while an inglenook fireplace and underfloor heating will keep you toasty after country rambles. Fire up the barbeque or the fire pit and keep an eye out for shooting stars, the night sky can be especially clear out here. What could be better for a quiet New Year’s break?

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snowdonia cottage living room

This Welsh cottage is detached, private, scenic, peaceful and cosy. Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. Pets welcome.

9. Aysgarth Nook, Yorkshire

Snap up this stunning country cottage with hot tub for a New Year break, and revel in the glory of being outside in the Yorkshire Dales. Aysgarth Nook is a 300 year old Wensleydale cottage that has been given a very modern makeover complete with free standing baths in rooms, a gorgeous deck and enormous kitchen.

Get you friends together and get booking, it also has a piano for a New Year’s singsong or snuggle up by the log fire.

Clear your head on a walk up to the Aysgarth Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the North, which drew Wordsworth and Turner here. The cottage is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, two minutes from a proper pub and a famous tearoom that will reward any long walks out on the Dales. This New Year cottage break will help you kickstart 2020 with the best of intentions.

Yorkshire cottage kitchen

Aysgarth Nook is a distinctly avant-garde, newly renovated property. Sleeps 8. 5 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. Pets welcome.

10. Dulcima Cottage, Dorset

This New Year, see in 2020 in rustic style by booking a cottage break in Dorset. Dulcima Cottage is perfect cottage to book for a large group, it’s a 17th century thatched family home which has been expanded over the years, so it sleeps eight. There’s a landscaped garden, games room and table tennis table plus a cosy eight seater barbeque hut, where you can wrap up warm and feast it out on New Year’s Eve round a fire.

Dulcima Cottage is close to the stunning Jurassic Coast, so if you’re planning to spend more time in nature in 2020, this is a brilliant way to kick it off. We love the Burton Bradstock walk to West Bay.

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Original Cottages pride themselves on being truly local, they comprise 29 local brands within an over-arching family that has 5,300 cottages all across the UK. Each family-owned brand is staffed by knowledgeable and passionate people who value honest advice. It's no wonder Original Cottages is the UK’s leading, independent, holiday-lettings company.

Thatched cottage in Dorset

Dulcima Cottage is an exceptional 4 bedroom family home. Sleeps 8. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. No pets.

This article is sponsored by Original Cottages
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Original Cottages is the UK’s leading, independent, holiday-lettings company.

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