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Christmas & New year in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, Cumbria is a magical time. With snow-peaked mountains and the peaceful serenity of the lakes, the landscape takes on a spectacular winter beauty.

Get into the festive spirit and book your holiday break to experience the magical winter landscape, great food, and many Christmas and New Year celebrations that the area has to offer.

The Lake District is well known for the quality of the food available, with so many top restaurants, many of which source ingredients locally produced here in Cumbria. What better way to make your Christmas and New Year break special than to book into one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Wine, dine and see in the New Year in style.

 
 
 

Short breaks over the Christmas period

Keswick View

Keswick View

Central Keswick on pedestrianised Lake Road. Three beautiful, spacious apartments. Each sleeps 4, having lounge, kitchen, bath/shower room, double, king-size (2 with en suite) and twin bedrooms. Fine fell views and private parking.

The Coniston Inn

The Coniston Inn

Located on the shores of Coniston Water with sensational lake and fell views, this classic Lakeland slate building has undergone an exciting restoration to create a sunning pub with rooms. Open all day, every day for food, drinks and rooms.

Great Langdale Campsite

Great Langdale Campsite

With the towering Langdale Pikes looming above it, Great Langdale Campsite is a particularly dramatic spot to pitch up for a holiday in the outdoors.

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Loughrigg Suite

Commanding what is possibly one of the finest views in the Lake District, Loughrigg suite offers a high standard of accommodation in the exclusive Loughrigg Brow development - a choice favoured by many of our clients.

The Travellers Rest

The Travellers Rest Inn

An original 16thC coaching inn on the outskirts of Grasmere village, The Travellers Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn.

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Malvern

A fantastic Lakeland cottage, in a peaceful location just off the absolute heart of vibrant Ambleside.

Whitbarrow Village

Whitbarrow Village

Conveniently located just fifteen minutes from the M6 motorway and halfway between Penrith and Keswick, the Whitbarrow Village resort sits beneath the Blencathra Fell and offers both luxury and serenity to all who visit.

Holiday Cottages Cumbria

Holiday Cottages Cumbria

We specialise in luxury Lake District holiday cottages located in the South Lakes area, around Cartmel village and near Coniston Water.

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Wallace Lane Farm Campsite

Wallace Lane Farm Campsite is a peaceful and quiet little gem set high in the Cumbrian fells, with fantastic views over the Solway plain, sea and Scottish Mountains. Situated a short distance from the Village of Caldbeck.

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Mellbreak

Set in Chapel Stile - one of the most picturesque villages in the Lake District and the gateway to the Langdale valley, Mellbreak is superbly located, surrounded by fells such as Pike o'Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the craggy peaks of

Springbank Farm Lodges

Springbank Farm Lodges

Spacious log cabins in tranquil farm setting with spectacular open views. Wheelchair friendly with ample parking. on farm experience yet close to amenities, farm walks, rare breeds and wildlife.

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

Ambleside Salutation Hotel & Spa

Central Lake District location ideal for sight-seeing and walking. Overlooking the centre of the market town of Ambleside, the Ambleside Salutation Hotel has welcomed visitors since the 1600s.

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Southview Guest House

The Southview is a licensed guesthouse with 10 en suite bedrooms including 6 superior rooms and 4 classic bedrooms.

Barn End Cottage

Barn End

A charming Barn Conversion, renovated to a high standard yet retaining old world charm. 2 bedrooms, sleeping 3/4 people.

Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll

This historic Lake District country house hotel impresses with its wonderful Arts & Crafts architecture and its sweeping views of Windermere, England's longest lake and the looming bulk of the rugged Langdale Fells in the distance.

Cottagescumbria.com

Cottagescumbria.com

We are a small family run cottage letting business in Central Lakeland. Our five traditional cottages are in Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside and Coniston.

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Ghyll Crest Lodge

Ghyll Crest Lodge is a totally unique property sitting within 20 acres of the owners house Ghyll Crest and situated next to its own private lake with access to 8 acres of private woodland to roam around in at your leisure.

Wild Rose Park

Wild Rose Park

A warm reception to our award winning park in the beautiful Eden Valley. A family friendly park in a peaceful rural location with excellent facilities. The only holiday park to offer a wigwam!

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Tweedies Bar & Lodge

Tweedies Bar & Lodge with 2 restaurants and public bar serving guest ales, world beers, excellent selection of wines. Set in 3 acres of mature grounds. Newly refurbished throughout.

Great Gift Experiences

If you are stuck for inspiration for the perfect gift for that someone special, then give a great gift experience this Christmas. We have a selection of perfect gift ideasincluding spa days, meals out and unique treats.

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Golakes Club

The new Golakes Club is here. Offering great discounts to visitors all year round. If you are a regular visitor to the Lake District, Cumbria and love it here, then join now and start saving. Makes a great gift for someone too!

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Festive Events

Check out the many festive events that are being held across the Lake District and Cumbria this Christmas and New Year.

From Christmas markets and Dickensian festivals to the switch on of Christmas lights and family shows there is something for everyone as you relax and enjoy the Cumbrian Christmas cheer.

Christmas shopping

Visit the best local shopping outlets and suppliers during your stay, and find the perfect gift for your loved ones... or that little treat for yourself!

Cumbria and the Lake District has a wealth of choice for that special gift this Christmas. Find a great selection of artisan gifts made by master craftsmen and deliciously tasty food and drink gifts.

With such choice, you are sure to find something with flair and distinction for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.

 

Festive food

The Lake District has so much to offer the food lover this Christmas, with a wealth of quality restaurants, pubs and cafes across the county, many using locally sourced produce. From Michelin starred fine dining to a hearty homemade pub meal with a pint of high-quality local ale, the choice and variety is exceptional.

Sample the best of Cumbrian produce by visiting one of the farmer's markets or food festivals taking place this season and remember to visit some of the many purveyors of high quality artisan food and drink across the county - including local gingerbread, artisan bread, exciting local beers and homemade chocolates, not to mention the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Browse some of the food and drink delights on offer in the Lake District this Christmas using the categories below.

Have a magical Christmas in the Lake District

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