Christmas & New Year

Imagine the delights of a traditional House Party, with attentive staff to indulge your every festive need…

Imagine a succession of sumptuous meals…

Imagine Christmas or New Year at Overwater Hall…

Your hosts, Stephen, Angela and Adrian, invite you to join them for a very special celebration in a very special setting.


24th December: For those unable to join us earlier, festivities begin on Christmas Eve.  Afternoon Tea will be served in the Drawing Room on your arrival.

Later, a glass of Champagne will help to set the mood as you consider the Dinner Menu for the evening.

For those who wish to celebrate Midnight Mass at our local village church, a warming glass of Mulled Wine and hot Mince Pies will be available on your return.

25th December: Christmas Day dawns with a surprise from Santa!

Join us for a Buck’s Fizz Breakfast, then perhaps a leisurely stroll around our lovely gardens and woodlands to make room for your traditional Christmas Day Luncheon, complete with all the trimmings.

Relax then, in the elegant comfort of our Drawing Room, wondering how you’ll ever make room for Afternoon Tea!

A carved Buffet will be available this evening, at a time to suit you.

26th December: A leisurely start to Boxing Day for those who wish it, with Breakfast served until 10am.  A hearty Packed Lunch will stave off any hunger pangs as you spend the day out and about, exploring the region, or completing the Treasure Hunt.  Return to hot buttered Crumpets and Tea.

This evening promises to be the highlight of your stay!  A String Quartet will accompany your eight-course Gala Dinner, for which we have carefully selected wines to be served with each course.  All we ask of you is that you sit back and enjoy the occasion.  Oh, yes, and Black Tie, please!

27th December: Your Christmas Programme will draw to a close after Breakfast this morning, but if you would like to stay on for a few more days, we would be delighted!

New Year Celebrations

Your two day break begins on New Year’s Eve, with a delicious Afternoon Tea served to you in the Drawing Room on your arrival – but take care not to over-indulge lest you spoil your appetite for dinner!

Black Tie is requested for this evening, which begins with a glass of Champagne and a delicious selection of Canapes to set the mood.  Dinner takes the form of a Gala Menu, and we have selected wines to accompany each course – all that remains is for you to sit back and enjoy the occasion!

Weather permitting, there will be a short burst of fireworks in the garden just before midnight, then a chorus of Auld Lang Syne as Big Ben strikes midnight, followed by Haggis, Neeps and Tatties served, in time-honoured tradition, with a ‘wee dram’.

Then it’s up to you, and in case you are one of the party faithful, don’t worry because breakfast will be served until 10am on New Year’s Day!

New Year’s Day is at leisure.  A Brunch Menu will be available from noon until 2pm in the restaurant or bar, and Afternoon Tea will be served throughout the afternoon.

Dinner this evening is a carved Buffet, accompanied by a little light entertainment!