Time off at Christmas doesn’t necessarily equal peace and relaxation and we often start the New Year feeling more tired, sluggish and in need of a serious mood-boost. At Neom, we are all about making 2014 positive and seizing happiness in every possible form. Together with Sheepskin Life, creating bespoke holidays in some of the most stunning parts of the UK, we say that the planning starts now.

After the inevitable rush of year-end, chasing deadlines until dark, last-minute shopping in the crowds and squeezing in precious time to see family and friends, January is the month to take time out for you. Time not just to jump back on the treadmill and offset the festive excesses, but to plan some much-needed me-time and recharge your soul.

A break away in the UK, even in the depths of winter, can be a real energizer. Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway or a luxury cottage to share with friends, the team at Sheepskin can help you pick just the right place and plan your perfect escape. Don’t take time searching for places to eat, shop, walk or visit; let the team at Sheepskin take the hassle away with a tailor-made local guide and leave you with time for a little soul-searching instead.

Enjoy some crisp winter sunshine on a country walk, take time shopping in village shops for local produce and cook hearty winter meals to restore you back to health. Finish off the evening relaxing in front of a roaring fire or brave the cold for a little star gazing before a restful night’s slumber in a large comfy bed.

A winter break to reflect, rejuvenate and return refreshed and ready for all that 2014 has in store? Now that’s real me-time.