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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

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre

Caravan holiday homes for hire. Large leisure centre. Swimming pools, ten-pin bowling and amusement arcade, family entertainment, disco and adult cabaret. Situated on the Solway Coast, popular destination to explore the Lake District.

Country Lodge and Courtyard

Land Ends Cabins & Country Lodge

Arrival times 16.30, depart 10.30. Cabins in 25 acres with 2 lakes, peaceful locations, lots of wildlife. The lodge is a converted farmhouse and barn and is made of traditional Lakeland stone and is attractively and comfortably furnished.

Howe View

Howe View

Howe View has magnificent views looking over Keswick and surrounding fells and offers local hospitality at its best. Easy access to Keswick and local pubs. Welcome tray on arrival.

Springbank Farm Lodges

Springbank Farm Lodges

Spacious log cabins in tranquil farm setting with spectacular open views. Wheelchair friendly with ample parking. on farm experience yet close to amenities, farm walks, rare breeds and wildlife.

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.

Swallows Return and Owls Retreat

Swallows Return and Owls Retreat

Converted 19thC farm buildings. Beautifully appointed and well-maintained by Cumbrian owners living in same hamlet. Close to coast and western lakes. Discounts for fortnights. No smokers and no pets.

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.

Double En-suite Bedroom

Wordsworth Cottage

Stylishly renovated listed cottage, in stunning location, oozing character with woodburner, oak floors, beams mixed with contemporary bathrooms, sumptuous soft furnishings and incredible views.

Littlewood Cottage

Littlewood Cottage

Location Location Location.... Littlewood Cottage is splendidly situated overlooking Potter fell and at the foot of the Kentmere Valley giving you access to countless walks from your doorstep.

Crow How Country Guest House

Crow How Country Guest House

Situated in peaceful seclusion in the Rydal Valley, yet only 0.5 mile from Ambleside. This lovely Victorian house is ideal for walking/touring the Lake District. Unsuitable for children under 12 years of age.

Vilcabamba

Vilcabamba

Detached bungalow sleeps 4 (plus cot). Quiet village location with open aspect. Pretty gardens with the back garden fully enclosed. Easy access and within 20 minutes of the M6.

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!

Woodclose Caravan Park

Woodclose Caravan Park - Touring

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

Newlands Farm Stables

Newlands Farm Stables

Converted Stable with traditional stable doors and outside cooking facilities.

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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.

Elm How

Elm How, Cruck Barn & Eagle Cottage

Near Patterdale and Glenridding, we have 3 self-catering holiday cottages all offering quiet, comfortable accommodation. Elm How, sleeps 8 and Cruck Barn, sleeps 2 are in the Grisedale Valley above Patterdale, near Ullswater.

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Dovecot Cottage

This is a real little gem but far removed from the average self-catering cottage - better described as a little bit 'quirky', it is known to have been short-listed for the role of Bilbo Baggins' house in Lord of the Rings.

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Jontys Cottage

In a beautiful location surrounded by hills, Jontys Cottage is a spacious but cosy place to enjoy a peaceful holiday. Tastefully refurbished it offers stylish accommodation for up to four people.

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guesthouse is nestled midway between lake Windermere and Ambleside village with superb views of Loughrigg fell and the Langdales beyond. Lake Windermere is 5 minutes stroll away.

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage

EnjoyEngland gold award 2008 and much improved since then. A luxuriously renovated, character house in the tiny hamlet of Deepdale. Beautifully presented in contemporary, country style. Roaring log fire, beams and magical views.

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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