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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

Low Cleabarrow

Low Cleabarrow

Original lakeland farmhouse set in rural surroundings on the outskirts of Bowness refurbished to a high standard.

Holgates Caravan Park

Holgates Caravan Park

Nestling in an idyllic Lakeland countryside setting, Holgates presents a tempting year round holiday heaven.

Glenridding House

Glenridding House

Iconic, lakeshore villa, recently restored to a five star boutique country house B&B.

Helm Farm

Helm Farm

There are four self-catering holiday apartments at Helm Farm, near Windermere. Helm Farm is close to Bowness-on-Windermere, but is very quiet and right on the edge of pleasant wooded countryside.

Ravenstone Lodge

Ravenstone Lodge Hotel

The Lodge a Victorian building, originally a stable circa 1861, is situated at the foot of Skiddaw in its own 5 acres of spectacular Lake District countryside with splendid views towards Bassenthwaite Lake and the north western fells.

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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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

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake is a relaxed, convivial hotel on the shores of Ullswater from where you can explore the great outdoors. At the heart are good food, fresh air and relaxation.

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The Grange Lodge

Set in the grounds of a glorious gentleman's residence, this sophisticated detached lodge is the perfect place to relax and socialise in a marvelous and peaceful setting, with Windermere village and the lake only a few minutes' stroll away.

Littlebeck Warren

Littlebeck Warren

Littlebeck Warren is a 4* luxury boutique Bed and Breakfast based in the beautiful location of Distington in the Western Lake District. Our luxury guest accommodation comprises 8 stylish rooms, all uniquely themed and all en-suite.

Newlands Farm Stables

Newlands Farm Stables

Converted Stable with traditional stable doors and outside cooking facilities.

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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.

Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

A fine Regency house surrounded by 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in a stunning location on the shores of Ullswater.

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Briardale Cottage

This charming stone-built cottage is one of six in a short, early 20thC terrace set in a little cul-de-sac close to the centre of Ambleside and handy for all the village amenities.

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Wisteria Cottage Studio

This romantic retreat has a picture window for all seasons, shown in the photograph and couples wanting to get away from it all, or enjoy that second honeymoon, will find Wisteria Cottage top of their list.

Lindeth Fell Country House

Lindeth Fell Country House

Superb luxury bed & breakfast overlooking Lake Windermere. 14 individually designed bedrooms &. stunning gardens. Extensive breakfast menu. Full afternoon tea, snacks & cold platters available. Licensed bar. Wi-Fi. Parking.

Cazenovia Hall

Cazenovia Hall

Historic, luxury restoration of sandstone barn into cottage with 4 ensuite bedrooms with private garden and parking. Log burner, garden furniture, Weber BBQ and dining room table which converts into billiards table. Four oven Aga and hob.

Walker Ground Manor

Walker Ground Manor

A beautiful traditional English Lake District country house dating from 1680 retaining many original features, set in its own grounds. Offers guests 5 star accommodation within a relaxed & friendly atmosphere.

Blenheim Lodge B&B nestles serenely into fell side

Blenheim Lodge

Visit Blenheim Lodge B&B for a quiet relaxing stay & enjoy fab Lake & fell views from your room. Bowness town & Lake are only 5-min walk. Enjoy romantic escapes, solo or family breaks, & active hols. Make Blenheim Lodge your home from home!

Wych Elm Caravans

Wych Elm Caravans

Wych Elm stands in about 5 acres and includes a trout fishery. Each caravan stands on a spacious pitch, with decking, in elevated positions with panoramic views across to the Lakeland hills. Shop, pub and post office, walking distance.

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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