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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

7 Lingmoor View, lounge

2 & 7 Lingmoor View

These two traditional Lakeland cottages are beautifully situated in Great Langdale valley in the heart of the Lake District where there are numerous walks to suit all abilities and ambitions.

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

A 17thC fully restored farmhouse. Spacious cottage with large garden and panoramic views of mountains and sea. Original features include inglenook fireplace, oak beams, flagstone floor and oak panelling.

Holme Lea Guest House

Holme Lea Guest House

Newly refurbished, Victorian stone built property. Situated off the main through road, yet still centrally located close to all shops, restaurants and local attractions. Pleasant, airy rooms.

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage

Squirrel Bank Cottage has recently been redesigned and refurbished into a lovely ground floor cottage. This self contained cottage is set in a peaceful location but minutes away from the bustling village of Bowness and Lake Windermere.

Apartment 4

Langdale View Holiday Apartments

Langdale View is a large traditional Lakeland house divided into 4 self-catering apartments, sleeping 2, 3, 4, and 6 persons. Personally managed by the owner to a high standard.

Appleby Castle

Appleby Castle

Experience living history - stay in luxury in a English Castle that boasts one of the finest Norman Keeps in the UK. Situated beneath the Pennines on the edge of the Lake District Appleby is one of most beautiful castles in England.

Charnwood Guest House

Charnwood Guest House

Listed building, elegant Victorian house. Excellent food using fresh ingredients. Rooms individually decorated to a high standard. Children under 5 not accepted without prior arrangement.

Pine Tops

Pine Tops

Pine Tops has 2 comfortable self catering apartments set in 2 and a half acres of gardens and woodland, with panoramic views of Lake Windermere and mountains. Situated in a peaceful but convienient location near to all the popular amenities

Middleton's Cottage and Fountain Cottage

Middleton's Cottage and Fountain Cottage

Both cottages have been carefully modernised and tastefully furnished to a high standard.

Ring House Cottages

Ring House Cottages

Ringhouse self-catering cottages are open all year, and set in the beautiful unspoilt Woodland Valley close to both Coniston and Broughton-in-Furness. For Bank Holiday weeks short breaks will only be taken 4 weeks in advance

Amboseli Lodge outside area

Amboseli Lodge

Friendly, personal service and quality en suite accommodation with superb views. Excellent varied breakfasts. Ideal location for walking or touring. Close to town and lake. We regret we are unable to accommodate either children or pets.

Threshing Barn

Threshing Barn at Beech House Holidays

Our beautiful 18th Century Threshing Barn has a secluded setting in 20 acres of private countryside and provides sumptuous, stylish accommodation for up to eight people to enjoy on an exclusive-use self catering basis.

Cranford House

Cranford House

A relaxing Victorian town house, peaceful, comfortable and uncluttered, aimed at walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts. Weather updates, secure bike store and advice on local walks/cycle routes.

Heated showers and toilets

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.

Morland Hall

Morland Hall

Morland Hall and 3 beautifully presented VB 5-star self-catering houses nestle in the glorious countryside of the Eden Valley surrounded by 15 acres of private parkland. The Hall can sleep up to 18 people in 9 bedrooms.

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

A former 17thC coaching inn situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of the Lake District, The Kings Head is surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

Dower House

Dower House

The house overlooks lake Windermere, 3 miles from Ambleside. Situated through the main gates of Wray Castle and up the drive. A bird-watcher's paradise.

Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant In Ambleside offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with individually designed bedrooms, comfortable lounges, award winning restaurant and outstanding service.

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Brierholme Guest House

Distinctive Victorian House situated in town centre. Private parking. Lock up storage for motorbikes and bicycles.

Reception

The Lodge in the Vale

The B&B Lodge is all en suite with satellite TV, full range of internet access including broadband and wifi. The residents lounge has breathtaking views and has a feature fireplace with real fire. Pets welcome by prior arrangement.

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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