“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.” Head west for New Year, crack open the bubbly and join the celebrations – we’ve got the inside story on the best places to make merry and welcome 2018. And when the last strains of Auld Lang Syne fade, totter back to a cosy cottage for a good night’s sleep and a lovely lie-in – heaven!
Stay at The Cart Linhay, in a peaceful spot two miles from Bideford.
Stay at Dove Cottage, two miles from Dartmouth and with fabulous views of the River Dart.
Stay at Dolphins, on a quiet road 400 yards from the heart of St Ives.
Recover at 1 Glencairn, a three-storey townhouse close to the waterfront.
Stay at 18 Polvella Close, a big detached house handy for Newquay town.
Stay at Pipkin Cottage - it'll be worth the half hour drive.
Stay at The Chapel - a truly stylish start to the new year.
Stay at Badgers, a thatched cottage seven miles from Bridport.
[Main image credit: Sean MacEntee]