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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

Pheasant Lodge

Pheasant Lodge

Pheasant Lodge is 5 star luxury Norwegian lodge with hot tub, situated in beautiful peaceful countryside, just three miles from Gretna Green.Having its own private hot tub and affords views of the Northern Cumbrian, hills & Solway Coast.

Meadow Bank

Meadow Bank

A stunning property for 10 people in the heart of Elterwater village in the Langdales. Comfortable, spacious accommodation in a great location and with stunning views.

Ashness Farm

Ashness Farm

Our family welcome you to experience the charm of Lakeland from within a working fell farm with its origins in the 16thC. We have 5 double/twin en suite rooms, 3 with baths, each having a spectacular view across Derwentwater.

West Lakes Hotel

Westlakes Hotel

Small Georgian country house hotel set in 3 acres of gardens, 2 miles to the sea, 5 miles to the Western Lake District mountains.

Little Parrock

Little Parrock

Beautiful Victorian farmhouse in a stunning rural location but only a 15 minute stroll from Grasmere Village. Spacious luxurious accommodation for 10, beautifully furnished and with all mod cons. Children welcome, no smoking.

The Bothy

The Bothy at Rushgill House

The Bothy dates from the late 1700s when the original house was constructed, The Bothy and the house, were renovated in 2016. Situated next to Aira Beck, walks to the fells, beautiful Aira Force & Ullswater straight from your door.

New House Farm

New House Farm

Caravans privately sited. Garden area, parking, cycling route and walking near to Arnside and Silverdale.

Double En-suite Bedroom

Wordsworth Cottage

Stylishly renovated listed cottage, in stunning location, oozing character with woodburner, oak floors, beams mixed with contemporary bathrooms, sumptuous soft furnishings and incredible views.

Langdale Hotel & Spa

Langdale Hotel and Spa

The Langdale Hotel & Spa in the heart of the Lake District, is the perfect place for getting away from it all.

Decking

Langdale Way

Langdale Way is a homely and well equipped first floor apartment for two people with stunning views from it's own private balcony.

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.

Rothay 18 patio and view

Rothay 18

Rothay 18 is located at Lakelands, an exclusive holiday complex in a quiet location with unsurpassed views over Ambleside to Loughrigg and the surrounding area.

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Catering for families and couples, Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Caravan Park occupies one of the finest positions in the Lake District overlooking Derwentwater with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

Storrs Hall Hotel

Storrs Hall Hotel

A stunning four star hotel set in 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere.

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.

Croft Hill Guest House

Croft Hill Guest House

A Georgian-style guest house set in walled gardens in a semi-rural location. All rooms having open views. Ample off-road parking, extensive residents lounge and dining room. Family accommodation and en suite available.

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Puddleduck

Puddleduck is quietly situated in a picturesque woodland setting just above Skelwith Bridge in the Neaum Crag estate, at the entrance to The Langdale Valley with some of the Lake District's finest walks easily to hand.

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Caravan holiday homes for hire. Large leisure centre. Swimming pools, ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade, family entertainment, disco and adult cabaret. Situated on the Solway Coast, popular destination to explore the Lake District.

Bawd Hall

Bawd Hall

Luxury country house with superb views. Excellent walking area 15 minutes from Keswick. Five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large lounge, open fire, garden room, large kitchen/dining room, utility, CH, double-glazing and cycle storage.

Wordsworth Barn Living Area

Wordsworth Barn

Spacious - stylish, contemporary barn conversion retaining origin character features, with spectacular views and idyllically located in a quiet position, metres from the village amenities of Patterdale, a mile from the shores of Ullswater

Great Gift Experiences with Golakes

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 Card

The new Golakes Card is here. Offering great discounts to visitors during winter breaks.
Book your accommodation for winter breaks staying before 31st March and receive a FREE Golakes Card.

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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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