New Year Breaks Scotland 2014
Hogmanay 2014/ 2015
From £350.00 per person for 3 nights.
Hogmanay is that time of year when you reflect on the year gone by, make Resolutions for the new year and then forget about them until next year!
Set on the Outskirts of Forres in the Scottish Highlands, Knockomie is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts House. With outstanding views towards Forres and the Moray Firth and beyond. It is the perfect setting for a Hogmanay House Party. Whether you join with our Party Guests or reserve the hotel exclusively to spend with your friends (If you are first to book!). We would like to offer you a New Year Party to remember
Our suggested itinerary to maximise your stay would be as follows:
Arrive at leisure on Tuesday 30th December 2014 (or before) when you will be welcomed into the warm friendly atmosphere that is Knockomie. Afternoon Tea is yours to enjoy from 3.00pm to 5.00pm and will be served in one of the lounges around the fire accompanied by a warming glass of mulled wine.
If you have driven to the hotel you may wish to go for a walk to Blairs Loch first or the Gardens at Brodie Castle will be open to let you enjoy the fresh Scottish air.
For those of you who want to relax or curl up with a book there are over 70 Malt Whiskies in the Malt Library awaiting some company! In the Lounges there are Playing cards, various board games including Monopoly for those with a competitive streak!
Dinner this evening is at your leisure in the Grill Room where a three course welcoming dinner is served. After Dinner retreat to one of the lounges where you can enjoy coffee and a Whisky by the fire.
A hearty Speyside Breakfast will be available from 8.00am - 10am in the Grill Room. The day is yours to explore Moray. You can head for the hills, the Cairngorms are only 40 minutes away along with Ben Rinnes – whisky mountain - and the Banks of the River Spey and Findhorn are almost as welcoming. Walk along the long Pebble Beach at Findhorn. If you are looking for an adventure we have some suggested itineraries which you
can more than fill you day for you. Packed Lunches are available on request.
For the less energetic who wish to relax, by prior arrangement we can organise a selection of relaxing and therapeutic treatments for you in the comfort of your own room.
The hotel will also be running a Car Treasure Hunt which will take you on a tour of the area. This will entail collecting and solving clues from the hotel and its grounds and then within a ten mile radius of the hotel. The person collecting the most correct answers over the New Year Break will win a fantastic prize. This is also a day when you can take the 'Water of Life Challenge', a full day treasure hunting around Speyside and it's fabulous distilleries. Get all the answers right and you will win a fine bottle of Speyside malt!
For those that enjoy whisky at 3.00pm today Penny Ellis – author of Distinguished Distilleries, and The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Ambassador of the Year 2014 – will be offering a Whisky Tasting – A Journey Around Speyside, featuring single malts from various Speyside Distilleries, there is a charge of £30.00 per person which includes a copy of the book. This must be pre-booked prior to arrival.
At 7.30pm the Hogmanay Celebrations begin with Champagne and Canapés in the Lounges and Malt Library Bar. Dinner is served at 8.00pm where our Chef will prepare a fantastic gourmet dinner.
At the stoke of twelve we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015 with our very own firework display. With a Drambuie and Apple Hot Toddy in your hand, let the party continue with you choosing the music to dance to.
On New Years Day Coffee and Croissants will be served in the Restaurant for the early risers from 9.00am . From 10.00 am – 12.00noon New Years Day Brunch is served in the Restaurant. There is a choice of having something light or depending on how hungry you are – The Big Brunch!!
7.00pm – 9.00pm a delicious three course dinner is served in the Restaurant, before we enjoy an entertaining and somewhat competitive New Years Quiz, now in it's 28th Year.
On Tuesday 2nd January a Full Scottish Breakfast is available from 8.00am – 10.00am after which you may depart at your leisure.
Rates for New Year 2014/2015
A Master Twin or Double Room is £350.00 (3 nights)
Our Grand Master Rooms are charged at £395.00 (3 nights)
Four Poster Bedrooms at £410.00 per person (3 nights)
This price is per person and includes Bed, Breakfast and all the meals detailed above, this rate is also inclusive of VAT.
Additional nights are available at
£55.00 per person per night Bed and Breakfast in a Master Room,
£70.00 per person per night in a Grand Master
£80.00 per person per night in a Four Poster
The above rates include Accommodation and Full Scottish Breakfast inclusive of VAT.
Children under 3 years of age will be accommodated free of charge sharing a bedroom with 2 adults
Children aged 4 – 15 years sharing a room with two adults will be charged £250.00 per child, dinner, bed and breakfast for three nights. Children occupying their own room will be charged the full adult price.
A Free Nights Accommodation
Why not add the night of 29th December for free, this includes bed and breakfast, and you must have dinner that night. To take advantage of this offer you must advise us at the time of booking.
Early Bird Offer
Book and confirm your New Year break before 31st August 2014 and you will receive a 10% discount from our package rate.
Confirmation and Cancellation
To confirm a reservation a deposit of £200.00 per person is required. Deposits will not be refunded if the room is cancelled within three months of the arrival date. In the event of a cancellation within one month the full value of the package will be due unless we are able to re-let the room.
We do require you to confirm any provisional reservations with a deposit of £200.00 per person. The balance of the payment for accommodation is required by 21st November 2014. We strongly recommend all guests to take out insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations inclusive of weather. All Cheques should be made payable to Knockomie Hotel.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to make a reservation or have any requests for any other information.