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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

Megs Beck Cottage

Megs Beck Cottage

Megs Beck Cottage is a charming cottage within Langdale Valley. Sleeping up to 4 people this cottage is perfect for a break away with friends or family.

Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater Hostel

This independent, hostel is perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Elterwater, at the heart of the Langdale Valley in the English Lake District.

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

Quiet family run park in South Lakes. 2 miles from Lake Windermere. Level grass pitches. Additional paddock ideal for motor homes and tourers. Electric hook ups (6amps) & hard standings available. We have 2 luxury holiday homes for hire.

Crookhurst Farm

Crookhurst Farm & Cottages

Crookhurst is a working farm set in open country side, half a mile from the picturesque village on the Solway coast. The farmhouse provides spacious group accommodation sleeping up to 12 people in a cosy, homely environment.

Merewood Country House Hotel

Merewood Country House Hotel

Set in its own secluded, twenty-acre estate of beautiful landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking Lake Windermere, it’s hard to resist a relaxing Lake District break at Merewood.

Park Foot Holiday Park

Park Foot Holiday Park

Shop, bar, restaurant, pony trekking, lake access, play areas. Open mid March to mid November

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

The Lamplighter ~ Dining Rooms

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

Fir Trees Guest House

Fir Trees Guest House

Here at Fir Trees, your hosts Vicki and Tim extend a warm and friendly welcome to their guests at this spacious family run Guest House.

Derwent Apartment living area

Derwent Apartment

Derwent Apartment is a comfortable spacious ground floor apartment which sleeps up to four, all on one level. An excellent base to explore many different locations in the Lake District and West Coastal resorts.

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.

Riversleigh Guest House

Riversleigh Guest House

Family-run, comfortable Victorian guest house in prime location at the south side of town, opposite Kendal college and within walking distance into town, restaurants and pubs.

Stag Cottage

Stag Cottage

Carefully restored 17th century sandstone barn within the grounds of Melmerby Hall, it has 3 ensuite double bedrooms, 1 on the ground floor. Log burning stove in inglenook fireplace with complimentary logs.

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill is a medieval cruck cottage with dry stone walls, modernised to make a cosy character holiday home.

The Penthouse

The Penthouse

A stunning penthouse apartment for up to 7 people on the edge of the Lake District National Park

Beautiful view South from the rear of the property

The Hayloft

Located in a peaceful rural hamlet in the Lake District National Park. Easy access to fells, lakes and Solway coast. A 17thC converted stone barn with lofted ceilings and exposed stone walls.The Hayloft is exceptionally clean and warm.

Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn

Delightfully situated family-run inn on the shores of Windermere at Waterhead Bay. Enjoy country inn style dining, freshly prepared bar meals, real ales and fine wines all served overlooking the lake.

Roundthorn Country House

Roundthorn Country House

The Roundthorn is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in its own landscaped grounds and enjoys panoramic views of the Eden Valley, the Pennines and Lakeland Fells.

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The Old Dairy

The perfect bolt hole for two, wishing to get away from it all. Situated on the outskirts of Ambleside

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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.

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Isaac's Byre

Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family with ground floor accommodation. Pet friendly. Ideal for walking, cycling, or simply relaxing.

The new 2019 Lake District, Cumbria Calendar.

The Perfect Christmas gift, featuring 12 breathtaking seasonal scenes from around the county.
If you love the Lakes, this is for you.

Only £9.99. Buy yours here

The Golakes Card - great discounts for winter visits

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.

Find out more

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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