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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

Lady of the Lake

Waterfoot Park - Self Catering

Waterfoot Park, is located within the Lake District National Park, easily accessible from J40 M6.

Burn How Garden House Hotel

Burn How Garden House Hotel

The unique Burn How Hotel has individually designed rooms set in the privacy of our gardens. An oasis in the middle of bustling Bowness but only a 2-minute stroll to the village or lake Windermere.

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.

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Pavement End Cottage

If you're looking for a Lakeland character property in a world-renowned location, at the heart of the Lakes and immersed in the landscapes that have inspired artists and poets for hundreds of years, then Pavement End Cottage will leave you

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.

George and Dragon

George and Dragon

The George and Dragonis a beautifully restored 18thC coaching inn situated in a quiet village near Penrith. The restaurant and pub serves fresh, seasonal produce from the owners family estate as well as a range of excellent wines and ales.

The Coach House

The Coach House, Derwent Cottage

The Coach House is a ground-floor, 1-bedroom apartment with access through French windows to secluded gardens. It offers comfortable and peaceful accommodation for the less abled in a location ideal for exploring.

Underheron

Underheron

Just a stroll from Grasmere village at the foot of Heron Pike, this much-loved holiday home stands secluded within a large fellside garden, surrounded by mature trees and creating a haven for wildlife.

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Troutbeck

Set in a quiet and peaceful loation, 'Troutbeck' is a well decorated and furnished ground floor apartment in an ideal location. A leisurely three-minute stroll down Peggy Hill will bring you to the village centre.

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Yewfield Vegetarian Guest House

An impressive Gothic and towered house, dating back to 1859. Set in 80 acres of grounds by the beauty spot of Tarn Hows, Hawkshead.

Pine Lodges

Woodlands Pine Lodges

Pine Lodges (sleep 4) with Sauna & spa bath. In a beautiful setting in the heart of a 5 acre wood, Woodlands Pine Lodges are ideal for a relaxing break. On site Restaurant & Bar. Friendly staff. Great Food. Great Value. A real hidden gem.

Wistaria Cottage & No.3 Main Street

Wistaria Cottage & No.3 Main Street

We have two lovely cottages win the village of Elterwater in the Langdale Valley, which we have owned since the early eighties.

Beech House

Beech House

Beech House is a family run guest house offering a warm and friendly atmosphere. It is situated in the small village of Glenridding in the beautiful Eden valley.

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Coniston Holidays

Copper View & Beechgrove are both Vb 4-star bungalows. Set in the centre of Coniston village an ideal base for many activities.

Hill of Oaks Glamping

Hill of Oaks & Blakehome - Glamping

Experience the adventure. Glamping is one of the best ways to stay close to nature, without sacrificing on those all-important home comforts.

The Byre living area

The Byre

A barn, formerly used for keeping cattle on the ground floor, with hay stored on the first floor known as a hay loft. The Byre has been converted to a very high standard with oak wood used throughout, retaining the original beams.

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Gunpowder Cottage

You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater.

Birslack Grange Cottage

Birslack Cottage

This warm and friendly cottage for 2 has wonderful views over the Lyth Valley. An excellent place in which to chill out and relax.

Hill of Oaks and Blakeholme Caravans

Hill of Oaks & Blakehome - Touring

5* Holiday Park offering excellent facilities and self-catering stone conversions for weekly let. Lakeshore access and boat launching on Windermere.

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Keldas

Keldas is situated right in the heart of Ambleside. Newly prepared throughout with high quality fixtures and fittings this smart stone-built terraced cottage is perfect for a holiday in any season and will surely by popular.

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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