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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

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Southview House & Indoor Pool

The Southview is a licensed guesthouse with its own indoor heated swimming pool, guest lounge, 10 en suite bedrooms including 6 superior rooms and 4 classic bedrooms

Crosslands Farm

Crosslands Farm

Crosslands is a 17thC farmhouse in the unspoilt valley of Rusland nestled between the lakes of Windermere and Coniston. It is a perfect base for walking & cycling within easy reach of Hawkshead, Grizedale Forest and all the lakeland hills.

Carus Townhouse No.7

Carus Townhouse No.7

A marvellous property set on Carus Green golf club perfect for golf lovers but also a fantastic base to explore the Lake District National park only a few miles away.

Brun Lea Guest House

Brun Lea Guest House

We are a long established, 1981, family-run guest house, with friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We have a range of comfortably furnished rooms all with colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and serve an excellent breakfast.

Bramrigg House

Bramrigg House

This fine Lakeland House dating from the early 1900's, is located a ten minute walk from the picturesque village of Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

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Woodside

A delightful and interesting holiday home in very pleasant rural surroundings between Ambleside and Troutbeck Bridge, Woodside has been built on the site of former stables and barns, and enjoys lake views from the two upper floors.

Dunkeld Cottage

Dunkeld Cottage

Chocolate box cottage - fantastic for touring the Lake District. Stunning period features. Large kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/diner with fabulous fireplace. 2 double rooms, bath with shower. Fully enclosed garden.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Centrally located and overlooking Elterwater village bowling green, Rose Cottage is a delightful place for a holiday. Full of character, it sleeps 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

Lowther Barn Tearoom & B&B

Lowther Barn Tearoom and B&B

Lowther Barn B&B rooms provide modern comforts in a secluded rural location on the east side of Ullswater. 2 double ensuite rooms with continental breakfast.

Long Room & Bar

Plough Inn

Food lead roadside inn with six luxurious bedrooms and suites. Head chef Robert Stacey champions simple, seasonal flavours in imaginative ways alongside pub classics.

Winder Hall Country House

Winder Hall Country House

A beautiful and historic Jacobean manor house, now an informal family-run guest house and restaurant with a passion for individual and attentive service. Luxuriously furnished rooms.

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

Oak Bank Hotel is owned and personally managed by Glynis & Simon Wood. We have 13 ensuite bedrooms in three different grades, a two AA rosette awarded restaurant, two guest lounges, of which one has a real log fire and bar and a garden.

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Spinners

Located in the centre of Grasmere village Spinners really does have everything on its doorstep. Being well equipped and beautifully finished this property offers everything you need for a fantastic self catering holiday.

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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.

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage

A beautifully presented cottage/apartment on the ground floor of an 18thC converted barn and a cosy granny annex attached to a 16thC stone cottage in the picturesque hamlet of Hartsop.

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.

Elm How

Elm How, Cruck Barn & Eagle Cottage

Near Patterdale and Glenridding, we have 3 self-catering holiday cottages all offering quiet, comfortable accommodation. Elm How, sleeps 8 and Cruck Barn, sleeps 2 are in the Grisedale Valley above Patterdale, near Ullswater.

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The Lakeland Village

A long established holiday village on the banks of the River Leven, close to all the major attractions and with good transport links. On site leisure facilities are included during any stay.

Brow Top

Brow Top

Holiday house with lake and mountain views, a short walk from Bowness and Windermere. Complimentary access to swimming pool at nearby hotel.

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Cobblestones

We are sure couples will really enjoy Cobblestones.

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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