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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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Tottergill Farm

The award winning Tottergill Farm is a range of exclusive holiday cottages set in the tranquil Cumbrian countryside. Offering cosy wood-burning stoves, relaxing hot-tubs and breath-taking views.Tottergill Farm is a dog-friendly property.

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.

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks is set in the beautiful and tranquil Troutbeck valley yet is central for the centres of activity at Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. It boasts beautiful views, a croquet and boules lawn and a luxurious Victorian ambience.

6 Church Street

6 Church Street

Charming 17C Grade II listed traditional two bedroom Lakeland cottage. Situated in the heart of Ambleside with original beams, slate flagged flooring, full gas central heating, open fire and small south west facing rear patio area.

Waters edge Caravan Park

Waters Edge Caravan Park

Within easy reach of Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay. The Lancaster Canal within walking distance. Various small villages and eatery's locally. Rail 6 miles.

The Golf Apartment

The Golf Apartment

A beautifully presented ground floor apartment for 4 people, spacious and furnished to a high standard

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Waterfoot Park - Self Catering

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

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The Potting Shed

Hidden away but in a good location, this pretty, well-appointed property allows you to have the best of both worlds. Walking, climbing, shopping or just relaxing, the potting shed is a haven for all to enjoy.

Keswick Country House Hotel

The Keswick Country House Hotel

A short walk away from the market town of Keswick and Derwentwater Lake, the Keswick Country House Hotel is set in 4 acres of landscaped gardens. The hotel has a Victorian conservatory and cocktail bar, as well as a beautiful restaurant.

The Pheasant

The Pheasant

Unspoiled traditional inn with every modern comfort in understated luxury.

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.

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Derwent House and Brandelhowe

Derwent House and Brandelhowe form a character Lakeland building, in stone and slate, now converted to form four comfortable holiday suites.

Family Camping Pod

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Holiday Park of the Year award winner, Park Cliffe is set in 25 acres of picture-postcard countryside above the eastern shores of Windermere. Yet family-owned, Park Cliffe is only a short drive from the M6.

Raise View House

Raise View House

Situated at the northern end of Grasmere, yet just 5 minutes walk into the village centre, Raise View House has uninterrupted views of Easedale and the surrounding fells, including the famed Lion and the Lamb.

Monkhouse Hill Living Room

Monkhouse Hill Cottages

Stunning collection of nine ‘Contemporary Cumbrian’ cottages, winner of Cumbria Tourism’s 2011 'Self Catering Holiday of the Year.

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park

Catering for families and couples, Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Caravan Park occupies one of the finest positions in the Lake District overlooking Derwentwater with breath-taking views of the surrounding fells.

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Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious double-fronted character cottage just outside Ambleside in a little access only lane just off the main road in a short terrace. The path to Loughrigg Fell lies at the back of the cottage.

The Lingholm Estate

The Lingholm Estate

11 beautifully appointed self-catering retreats, set within The Lingholm Estate, which is situated on the Western Shore of Derwentwater in a superb location surrounded by amazing views of some of the best loved Lakeland fells.

Treetops Self Catering Flat

Woodclose Caravan Park - Self Catering

Set in the beautiful valley of the River Lune between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Woodclose Park is a quiet and serene place standing in a slight hollow leading down to the spectacular Devil's Bridge.

The Quiet Site Glamping Pods

The Quiet Site Glamping

The Quiet Site is a family-run site situated in a secluded position amongst the stunning fells that overlook Lake Ullswater.

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.

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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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