Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

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

Room 2

Brierholme Guest House

Distinctive Victorian House situated in town centre. Private parking. Lock up storage for motorbikes and bicycles.

1048_loughrigg_view_2

Loughrigg View

Well located in Ambleside this comfortable second floor apartment will suit those looking for a central but quiet spot for a holiday at any time of the year.

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Laurel Bank B&B is a guest house in Keswick which prides itself on the high quality of its bed and breakfast holiday accommodation.

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.

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft is a one bedroom self-catering studio apartment, attached to Lanefoot Farm house in Thornthwaite, near Keswick in the Lake District.

Apartment 7, Harney Peak

Apartment 7, Harney Peak

Luxury apartment in traditional Lakeland building equipped with all modern conveniences. Set in the peaceful village of Portinscale on the edge of Derwentwater, 1 mile from Keswick. Pubs\restaurants within walking distance.

Tilberthwaite Apartment

Tilberthwaite Apartment

Perched above Bowness on Windermere this gem of an apartment provides 4 Star Gold luxury in a superb central location

Sun Inn

Sun Inn

3 nights for 2 at the Sun Inn, Winter Warmer offer at The Sun Inn

A warm hearted 17thC inn set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale overlooking St Mary's church. You can walk within minutes to Devils Bridge, Ruskins View and the Lune Valley.

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.

Master Bedroom

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

Barn conversion situated in rural area close to Lorton Vale with easy access to Keswick and Cockermouth.

Link House

Link House by Bassenthwaite Lake

Link House is perfectly situated for a Lakeland holiday. Built in late Victorian times the house enjoys views over both fells and open countryside close to Bassenthwaite Lake and has a warm and friendly atmosphere.

May Cottage

May Cottage

Quiet location, close to Lake Windermere, restaurants and shops. Free parking, Wi-Fi & leisure facilities. Hearty breakfasts; comfortable, light rooms with high spec en-suites. High standards of cleanliness.

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.

Hart Barn Bedroom

Hart Barn

Stylish, spacious, contemporary stone barn conversion for two with many designer touches including an incredible spiral stair case, bespoke furnishings and living room with woodburner and fabulous views. The perfect romantic retreat.

Blakeholme Bay View

Hill of Oaks & Blakehome - Self Catering

Nestled on the slopes of ancient woodland, Hill of Oaks is an award winning 5 Star Holiday Park located in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Linthwaite House Hotel

Linthwaite House

2 night classic deal at Linthwaite, 2 night deluxe room deal at Linthwaite, 2 night hot tub suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night junior suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night Lake Suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night loft suite deal at Linthwaite, 2 night Luxury deal at Linthwaite, 2 night view room deal at Linthwaite

Located in the heart of the Lake District and set in 14 acres of established gardens and well-maintained private woodlands, this luxurious 36-room boutique hotel is on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere.

Brandelhowe kitchen

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.

Spedding Fold

Spedding Fold

Enjoy the scenery at Spedding Fold. This delightful property sleeps up to 10 and has beautiful views over Langdale.

The Dairy

Fellside Cottages

4 spacious, well equipped & well located cottages/barn conversions in quiet Pennine village, near pub, sleeping 2-30. Ideal base for groups. Numerous, varied activities from the doorstep or a range of options for celebrating special events.

Exterior

Braegarth

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

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

Like what you see? Follow us