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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

Sundial House triple bedroom

Sundial House

A large Victorian house situated 0.25 mile from Kendal town centre. A ground floor en suite room is available. A lock-up garage for cycles. We are 10 minutes drive from M6 jct 36.

Elder Grove

Elder Grove

Elder Grove is a family-run guest house offering you wonderful bed and breakfast in Ambleside.

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Babbling Brook

A well appointed ground floor apartment with a delightful holiday feel in the ever popular residential area of 'The Falls' just on the outskirts of Ambleside and yet within easy walking distance of the village centre.

Overwater Hall Hotel

Overwater Hall Hotel

Grade II Listed building, peacefully secluded in 18 acres of grounds on the Back O'Skiddaw. Relaxed friendly care and personal, attentive service. Excellent reputation for food. Open log fire in winter.

Mylne Bridge House

Mylne Bridge House

No children under 5 years. Quiet location but central with a relaxed atmosphere and good hospitality. High standard of housekeeping, excellent breakfasts. Unobstructed parking for each room. Free fishing permits (subject to availability).

Windermere Marina Village terrace

Windermere Marina

Luxury holiday cottages and apartments nestled around our beautiful marina in the heart of the Lake District. Properties sleep from 2 to 10 people and are available for stays from 2 to 14 nights.

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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Braegarth

An impressive detached property with a beautiful 2 acre garden. The property boasts stylish and comfortable accommodation.

Lands End Cottage

Lands End Cottage

Luxury Cottage set in the heart of the Lake District, between Windermere and Coniston, Lands End Cottage is a beautiful, two-bedroomed cottage.

Wordsworth Barn Living Area

Wordsworth Barn

Spacious, stylish, very well equipped barn conversion with spectacular views and idyllically located in a quiet position, only metres from the village amenities of Patterdale, a mile from the shores of Ullswater.

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Detached Georgian house set in well-maintained gardens. Spacious rooms, all have been tastefully refurbished. Four poster beds available. Quietly situated, yet close to the town centre and lake. Real log fires.

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

The Wordsworth Hotel is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and a AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.

Woodlands

Woodlands

Ideally located for visiting the truly charming surroundings, Woodlands Hotel is a short walk from Bowness and a host of activities on Lake Windermere. This totally refurbished B&B features new individually designed bedrooms and bathrooms.

Goodwin House Guest House

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 Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood

Peaceful 17thC country hotel situated in the heart of the Whinlatter Forest with stunning views of the Skiddaw mountain range. Freshly cooked local and seasonal foods in our award-winning restaurant.

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.

Longlands Holiday Park

Longlands Holiday Park

Set in a quiet corner of Western Cumbria, and with panoramic views over Duddon Sands, South Lakeland and beyond; Longlands is a private holiday park offering its residents a luxurious oasis of calm.

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Salutation Yard

Salutation Yard is a tranquil haven comprising of 3 beautifully converted farm buildings nestled in the Eden Valley village of Skelton. It is a 2 minute walk to an Inn serving food and a 10 minute drive to the Lake District National Park.

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The Queens Head

The Queens Head features a cosy drinking area with newly-refurbished dining areas and 10 comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four-legged companions.

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Haven Cottage

Built from traditional Lakeland stone Haven Cottage provides high quality B&B accommodation with beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms. It also has an enviable reputation for high quality breakfasts and superb customer service.

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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