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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

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina offers self catering holiday accommodation around a Marina complex, located just outside Carnforth on the Lancashire and Cumbria borders alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal.

Carus Town House No.7

Carus Town House No.7

A marvellous property located at Carus Green Golf Club, perfect for golf lovers but also a fantastic base to explore the Lake District National Park from, as this is only a few miles away.

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The Top Garden Suite

Sawrey Knotts was built in 1861 by the Magistrate Robert Sowler as a stunning Victorian residence with great character.

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Fairfield House and Gardens

The Fairfield is a charming late Georgian house set in quiet secluded grounds with its own car park and located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the centre of Bowness bay. Provides a quiet child free environment to relax.

Goodwin House Guesthouse Keswick

Goodwin House Guest House

Goodwin House is a distinctive Victorian period guesthouse. A short walk to the town centre, Derwentwater and Theatre by the Lake. A warm and welcome awaits you with a quality Cumbrian breakfast made with carefully chosen local produce.

The Yan at Broadrayne

The Yan at Broadrayne

This contemporary bistro with beds is a stone’s throw from the idyllic village of Grasmere.

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The School House

Wonderful Lakeland holidays are made here at The School House, a substantial detached and simply magnificent Lake District residence built in 1799, occupying a secluded setting at the southern tip of Lake Windermere with spectacular far rea

Old Park Wood Holiday Park

Old Park Wood Holiday Park

A prestigious location, acres of tranquil, rural countryside and the very heart of the Lake District on its doorstep; Old Park Wood is an unrivalled private holiday park offering residents their very own luxurious, Cumbrian retreat.

The Ginney Country Guest House

The Ginney Country Guest House

A converted Lakeland Bank Barn built in the 1700s from local stone with open oak beams. Set in the peaceful village of Catterlen, just off J41 M6, The Ginney is the ideal location to explore The Lake District, Eden Valley or Hadrians Wall.

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Low Melbecks Barn

This impressively renovated Lakeland barn lies in an enviable location just a mile from Bassenthwaite Village in a fine rural area on the edge of the Skiddaw Fells, a perfect spot for walking or relaxing.

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Owned and operated by the Heath Family, the award-winning Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, and offers year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

Kirkwood Guest House

Kirkwood Guest House

Kirkwood Guest House in the Lake District is ideally positioned for exploring The Lakes. Situated between the two bustling towns of Windermere and Bowness we are ten minutes walk to the start of both towns.

The Sally

The Sally

Welcome to The Sally where our hospitality is as warm and roaring as our open log fires.

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Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

The camping Pods and The Shepherds' Hut at Lanefoot Farm Campsite present a glamping alternative to camping. Affordable accommodation already set up on site. Just bring everything you usually bring to camp, but leave the tent behind!

Gill Beck Barn

Gill Beck Barn

Luxury restoration of sandstone barn into three ensuite bedroom accommodation (2 downstairs), open plan dining kitchen with 2 oven Aga and hob, log burner, garden furniture, Weber BBQ, private garden and parking. Walkers paradise.

Hart Barn Bedroom

Hart Barn

Stylish, spacious, contemporary stone barn conversion for two with many designer touches including an incredible spiral stair case, bespoke furnishings and living room with woodburner and fabulous views. The perfect romantic retreat.

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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Dale End Barn

A beautiful barn conversion with a designated patio overlooking Grasmere Lake. Spacious and comfortable accommodation for 4 people to enjoy their holiday in the Lake District.

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall

Blencowe Hall accommodates 24 guests in 12 double bedrooms, 10 ensuite and 2 on the ground floor. It boasts superb views, has 2 log burning stoves, a 4 oven Aga, beautiful gardens, Weber BBQ's and private parking. Families and dogs welcome.

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel

The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens.

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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