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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

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

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.

1 Laurel Court

Laurel Court

Set in the heart of the market town. Walking distance to shops, market, pub etc. Thee superb new cottages, all with en suite facilities, is ideal for relaxing at the end of the day for a party of 2 up to a maximum capacity of 38.

Studio

The Halston Aparthotel

The Halston is a luxury Aparthotel in the heart of Carlisle city centre which houses Bartons Yard, a relaxed yet vibrant bistro and wine bar which is open to guests and non-guests.

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.

Quiet Site Caravan Park

The Quiet Site Holiday Park

Idyllic setting overlooking Ullswater. Number one holiday park on Tripadvisor in the Lake District 2017. Green Tourism Gold Award 2017. Top 100 Park 2017. Free showers, bathrooms and probably the best campsite bar in Britain.

Sun Inn

Sun Inn

A warm hearted 17thC inn set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale overlooking St Mary's church. You can walk within minutes to Devils Bridge, Ruskins View and the Lune Valley.

Applegarth Villa & Restaurant

Applegarth Villa & Restaurant

A Victorian mansion house set in the heart of Windermere. Fifteen individually designed bedrooms, many enjoying excellent views towards the lake and fells. A family-run hotel which is rich with historical interest.

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

The Lamplighter ~ Dining Rooms

The family run Lamplighter Dining Rooms offers the very best in accommodation in the Lake District.

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Briery Wood Country House Hotel

Moments from the eastern shores of Lake Windermere and set in seven acres of beautiful secluded gardens and woodland lies Briery Wood. The informal and friendly service is so good you’ll hardly notice it.

Whitrigg House

Whitrigg House

Cumbria Tourism B&B of the year 2016, Cumbria Tourism ‘Superior’ Award, Visit England 4 Star Gold & Breakfast award. A grade 2 listed property, beautifully decorated & furnished sits on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.

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.

Damson Dene Hotel

Damson Dene Hotel

Damson Dene Hotel is a 40-bedroomed hotel, restaurant and leisure centre, tucked away in one of the prettiest and most tranquil settings in the Lake District, yet only a short drive from Windermere.

Threshing Barn

Threshing Barn at Beech House Holidays

Threshing Barn - 3 nights for 2!

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.

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.

Long Byres at Talkin Head

Long Byres at Talkin Head

Warm, specially designed cottages on a hill farm with access to fells for walking, bird watching, cycling. Children any age welcome as are pets by prior arrangement. Entry is usually available from 13.00.

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft is a one bedroom self-catering studio apartment, attached to Lanefoot Farm house in Thornthwaite, near Keswick in the Lake District.

Melbourne Guest House

Melbourne Guest House

The Melbourne Guest house in Bowness Village, on Lake Windermere offers guests worldwide a cheerful and friendly welcome from this family run establishment.

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

Lumley Fee Bunkhouse

With breath-taking views across the Lythe Valley, the Lumley Free Bunkhouse offers cosy accommodation with stunning views. Perfect for families and groups.

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Detached Georgian house set in well-maintained gardens. Spacious rooms, all have been tastefully refurbished. Four poster beds available. Quietly situated, yet close to the town centre and lake. Real log fires.

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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