Country Or City, These Are The 13 Best Airbnbs For UK New Year’s Eve Escapes

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Whether you’re planning a New Year city jaunt or you want to make your toast somewhere truly remote, there’s nothing quite like a NYE getaway. Starting 2022 somewhere different has a certain, special magic to it, not to mention a staycation can brighten a somewhat uncertain time.

So, to help your planning, we’ve rounded up the very best getaways that Airbnb has to offer, from stunning London flats to quaint, cosy cottages and seaside hideaways. But you better be quick booking 'cos it looks like everyone is eager for a change of scenery right now!

<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/Vy27k6" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:St Albans Grove Cottage" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">St Albans Grove Cottage</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Kensington, London<br>Rate: £200 per night<br>Guests: 2<br><br>Just a stone's throw away from Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens and a 20 minute walk from the ice rink at the Natural History Museum, you’re perfectly situated for long, wintry walks with hot chocolate to go and spotting Christmas lights. Inside, this cosy cottage feels a world away from the busy city.

St Albans Grove Cottage


Location: Kensington, London
Rate: £200 per night
Guests: 2

Just a stone's throw away from Kensington High Street and Kensington Gardens and a 20 minute walk from the ice rink at the Natural History Museum, you’re perfectly situated for long, wintry walks with hot chocolate to go and spotting Christmas lights. Inside, this cosy cottage feels a world away from the busy city.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/WD27eJ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The West Nest" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The West Nest</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland<br>Rate: £242 per night<br>Guests: 4<br><br>So you want something really remote? How about the Isle of Skye and a luxury retreat perched high on Glendale, with uninterrupted views down the glen and out to North Uist? Here you’ll truly feel like you’ve escaped the real world, with stunning sea views, long countryside walks and evenings in front of the wood burner.

The West Nest


Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland
Rate: £242 per night
Guests: 4

So you want something really remote? How about the Isle of Skye and a luxury retreat perched high on Glendale, with uninterrupted views down the glen and out to North Uist? Here you’ll truly feel like you’ve escaped the real world, with stunning sea views, long countryside walks and evenings in front of the wood burner.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/a1r7aW" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Lake District Bunkbarn" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Lake District Bunkbarn</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Ings, Cumbria<br>Rate: £753 per night<br>Guests: 13<br><br>Yes, this is definitely the most expensive Airbnb on this list but when you consider that it sleeps 13 and is the perfect reunion base – check out that huge, open-plan kitchen/diner/living room – we reckon it’s worth it.

The Lake District Bunkbarn


Location: Ings, Cumbria
Rate: £753 per night
Guests: 13

Yes, this is definitely the most expensive Airbnb on this list but when you consider that it sleeps 13 and is the perfect reunion base – check out that huge, open-plan kitchen/diner/living room – we reckon it’s worth it.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/Vy27qA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Courtyard" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Courtyard</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Bath, Somerset<br>Rate: £219 per night<br>Guests: 6<br><br>Stylish and cosy, you won’t want to leave this two-bedroom apartment. If you do, though, you’re on the doorstep of the Museum of Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey, a 15 minute walk from ice skating in Royal Victoria Park and less than an hour's drive from Longleat.

The Courtyard


Location: Bath, Somerset
Rate: £219 per night
Guests: 6

Stylish and cosy, you won’t want to leave this two-bedroom apartment. If you do, though, you’re on the doorstep of the Museum of Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey, a 15 minute walk from ice skating in Royal Victoria Park and less than an hour's drive from Longleat.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/gbaYZr" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Covent Garden Apartment" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Covent Garden Apartment</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Soho, London<br>Rate: £172 per night<br>Guests: 2<br><br>Set in the heart of Soho – opposite the Royal Opera House and less than five minutes' walk from Covent Garden – this small but cosy flat makes a great base for enjoying London at Christmas.

Covent Garden Apartment


Location: Soho, London
Rate: £172 per night
Guests: 2

Set in the heart of Soho – opposite the Royal Opera House and less than five minutes' walk from Covent Garden – this small but cosy flat makes a great base for enjoying London at Christmas.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/oeoYEb" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Owlers Cottage" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Owlers Cottage</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Camber, Sussex<br>Rate: £212 per night<br>Guests: 4<br><br>Ever dreamed of spending Christmas by the sea, with bracing walks along the coast, pub lunches and evenings by the fire? This Airbnb will make that a reality.

Owlers Cottage


Location: Camber, Sussex
Rate: £212 per night
Guests: 4

Ever dreamed of spending Christmas by the sea, with bracing walks along the coast, pub lunches and evenings by the fire? This Airbnb will make that a reality.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/EaR7oP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:City Flat" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">City Flat</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Edinburgh, Scotland<br>Rate: £126 per night<br>Guests: 2<br><br>Based in the west end of Edinburgh, near Princes Street and Haymarket, you’re a walk away from the best the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, shops, the old town, Edinburgh farmers' market, the castle, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (phew!).

City Flat


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Rate: £126 per night
Guests: 2

Based in the west end of Edinburgh, near Princes Street and Haymarket, you’re a walk away from the best the city has to offer: restaurants, bars, shops, the old town, Edinburgh farmers' market, the castle, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (phew!).
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/b3jYA9" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tegannedd Cottage" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tegannedd Cottage</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Gwynedd, Wales<br>Rate: £282 per night<br>Guests: 6<br><br>Ready to live out your <em>The Holiday </em>fantasy? This quaint, Grade II listed cottage will have you feeling just like Cameron Diaz, complete with a wood burner and claw foot bath. Even better? The hot tub in the garden with stunning views across the valley.

Tegannedd Cottage


Location: Gwynedd, Wales
Rate: £282 per night
Guests: 6

Ready to live out your The Holiday fantasy? This quaint, Grade II listed cottage will have you feeling just like Cameron Diaz, complete with a wood burner and claw foot bath. Even better? The hot tub in the garden with stunning views across the valley.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/2rVZxz" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Open-Plan Loft Apartment" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Open-Plan Loft Apartment</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Mayfair, London<br>Rate: £244 per night<br>Guests: 4<br><br>With its vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, this London property feels more like a countryside barn conversion, just down the road from Buckingham Palace. The city views from the rooftop patio are the cherry on top.

Open-Plan Loft Apartment


Location: Mayfair, London
Rate: £244 per night
Guests: 4

With its vaulted ceilings and wooden beams, this London property feels more like a countryside barn conversion, just down the road from Buckingham Palace. The city views from the rooftop patio are the cherry on top.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/Ry27v9" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Palmers Lodge" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Palmers Lodge</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk<br>Rate: £330 per night<br>Guests: 2<br><br>Set in the parkland of the Holkham Estate and two miles from the sea, this lodge is truly unique. The perfect choice for a romantic Christmas getaway (or for pretending you’re a character in a Jane Austen novel).

Palmers Lodge


Location: Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Rate: £330 per night
Guests: 2

Set in the parkland of the Holkham Estate and two miles from the sea, this lodge is truly unique. The perfect choice for a romantic Christmas getaway (or for pretending you’re a character in a Jane Austen novel).
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/do5Y1M" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bright Water Cottage" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bright Water Cottage</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Rockfield, Scotland<br>Rate: £125 per night<br>Guests: 4<br><br>Here, you’ll wake to the sound of the sea, enjoy uninterrupted views of the Moray Firth over dinner and drinks and even possibly spot dolphins and otters along the inlet.

Bright Water Cottage


Location: Rockfield, Scotland
Rate: £125 per night
Guests: 4

Here, you’ll wake to the sound of the sea, enjoy uninterrupted views of the Moray Firth over dinner and drinks and even possibly spot dolphins and otters along the inlet.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/NK27O7" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Shippon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Shippon</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Landscove, Devon<br>Rate: £124 per night<br>Guests: 2<br><br>This is the kind of Airbnb you won’t want to leave – a beautifully converted cow barn with stunning wooden beams, hand-built kitchen, cosy reading nooks and views across the garden. If you do want to head out, you’re a 10 minute drive from Totnes and 30 minutes from Exeter.

The Shippon


Location: Landscove, Devon
Rate: £124 per night
Guests: 2

This is the kind of Airbnb you won’t want to leave – a beautifully converted cow barn with stunning wooden beams, hand-built kitchen, cosy reading nooks and views across the garden. If you do want to head out, you’re a 10 minute drive from Totnes and 30 minutes from Exeter.
<strong><h3><a href="http://airbnb.pvxt.net/Vy27rA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Morlo Bach – 'The ECO' Tiny Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Morlo Bach – 'The ECO' Tiny Home</a></h3></strong><br>Location: Bethesda, Wales<br>Rate: £80 per night<br>Guests: 6<br><br>Small but oh so cosy, this tiny eco home is the dream refuge after a day walking Ogwen Valley and Snowdonia. You can freshen up underneath the waterfall shower, stoke the wood burner and settle down for hot cocoa or a glass of wine in the compact living/dining room.

Morlo Bach – 'The ECO' Tiny Home


Location: Bethesda, Wales
Rate: £80 per night
Guests: 6

Small but oh so cosy, this tiny eco home is the dream refuge after a day walking Ogwen Valley and Snowdonia. You can freshen up underneath the waterfall shower, stoke the wood burner and settle down for hot cocoa or a glass of wine in the compact living/dining room.

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