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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

Tower Bank Arms

Tower Bank Arms

Tower Bank Arms is a small country inn featured in the tale of Jemima Puddleduck by Beatrix Potter and next door to Hill Top her former home. A traditional country pub with log fire and flag floors.

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Owned and operated by the Heath Family, the award-winning Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, and offers year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms

Centrally located in the heart of the popular market town of Keswick, 18/20 Cellar Bar, Dining & Rooms offers an ideal base from which to explore the spectacular Northern Lakes.

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Holly Tree Cottage

Sat on the edge of Chapel Stile, this beautifully situated cottage is furnished tastefully throughout, and enjoys spectacular views towards Lingmoor and The Langdale Pikes.

Welcome to the Lockholme Bed & Breakfast

Lockholme Bed and Breakfast

Beautiful Victorian house, on famous C2C Path. Stunning views, we offer 3 stylish rooms with fabulous ensuites and a warm welcome. Perfect base for many activities, guests can be assured of a relaxing stay. Our Home, Your Home, Lockholme!

1 Far End Cottages, Coniston

1 Far End Cottages

This charming Grade II Listed cottage is in a lovely peaceful location at the foot of the fell no more than 10 minutes walk from Coniston village where there are a good selection of shops and a number of pubs.

West Lakes Hotel

Westlakes Hotel

Small Georgian country house hotel set in 3 acres of gardens, 2 miles to the sea, 5 miles to the Western Lake District mountains.

Cruck Barn

Cruck Barn

Cruck Barn sits in the small hamlet of Berrier which offers amazing views, both to the Pennines in the east and to the magnificent Lake District mountains and fells to the south and west.

Fellside

Fellside

A property with fabulous views and contemporary interior, located in the hamlet of Clappersgate, near Ambleside

Park Foot Holiday Park

Park Foot Holiday Park

Shop, bar, restaurant, pony trekking, lake access, play areas. Open mid March to mid November

All 3 caravans

Lakeland Static Caravan Hire

We have a beautiful caravan situated on Lakeland Leisure Park in Grange Over Sands, which is known as the Lake District Peninsular.

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Rydale

Without a doubt the keynote of this charming and attractive Victorian apartment is the huge bay window in the sitting room from where you have a panoramic and ever-changing view over the rooftops, beyond the church spire to Todd Crag in the

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

A 17thC fully restored farmhouse. Spacious cottage with large garden and panoramic views of mountains and sea. Original features include inglenook fireplace, oak beams, flagstone floor and oak panelling.

Beck Allans Guest House

Beck Allans Guest House

A warm, comfortable, centrally situated 4-star guest house. All rooms have en suite bath and shower. Guest House lies in own grounds in the centre of Grasmere village. Close to shops, bars and restaurants.

The Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

Rated The Sunday Times "Top 12", super-luxury self catering accommodation and retreats within a private, lake fronting estate, with helicopter landing and exclusive concierge services.

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Bield How

Bield How offers guests a delightful holiday base for any season. It sits in an elevated position, with a sunny aspect, above Lake Road, equally positioned between Lake Windermere and the centre of Ambleside.

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Plough Inn

Food lead roadside inn with six luxurious bedrooms and suites. Head chef Robert Stacey champions simple, seasonal flavours in imaginative ways alongside pub classics.

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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.

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Mellbreak

Set in Chapel Stile - one of the most picturesque villages in the Lake District and the gateway to the Langdale valley, Mellbreak is superbly located, surrounded by fells such as Pike o'Blisco, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the craggy peaks of

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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.

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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