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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

Lakeland Leisure Village

South Lakeland Leisure Village

Set in 43 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. Set around picturesque lake. Winners of David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for the last several years.

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.

Jontys Cottage

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.

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

Typical Victorian Lakeland town house, ideal base for walking, cycling and touring. Five minutes walk from the centre of town, lake and main bus links. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, providing good hearty breakfasts.

Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club

Whitewater Hotel

The Whitewater Hotel is the ultimate Lake district retreat featuring the fantastic Cascades Leisure Club & Spa.

The Oaks Country House

The Oaks Country House

The Oaks building was built in 1862 for Cammell Laird, the famous ship building company based in Birkenhead, as a Lakeland Country House.

Park Foot Holiday Park

Park Foot Holiday Park

Family park set in magnificent scenery with access to lake Ullswater. Modern facilities for touring caravans and camping include bar, restaurant, takeaway, shop, pony trekking, tennis, bike hire, laundry and childrens playground.

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Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

Newby Bridge Caravan Park is a perfect location for self catering holidays; surrounded by woodlands, the Park provides a a tranquil setting with an abundance of wildlife, excellent facilities and easy access to a variety of activities.

Wistaria Cottage & No.3 Main Street

Wistaria Cottage & No.3 Main Street

We have two lovely cottages win the village of Elterwater in the Langdale Valley, which we have owned since the early eighties.

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Waterfoot Park - Self Catering

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

Holgates Caravan Park S/C

Holgates Caravan Park S/C

Nestling in an idyllic Lakeland countryside setting, Holgates presents a tempting year round holiday heaven.

Highgate Hotel double room

Highgate Hotel

Family run historic Grade II Listed town centre B&B. Ideally situated for all amenities. Non-smoking.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Take a warm Cumbrian welcome, a team of people who love to look after you and fantastic facilities, a perfect combination at any time of the year. Public areas are spacious with log fires and deep, comfy sofas throughout.

Rothay Manor Hotel

Rothay Manor Hotel & Fine Dining

Rothay Manor Hotel & Restaurant In Ambleside offers a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere in a luxury country house setting, with individually designed bedrooms, comfortable lounges, award winning restaurant and outstanding service.

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Workshop Cottage

This perfect Lake District Cottage has recently been sympathetically transformed to a contemporary and chic escape.

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage

Bowfell Cottage is admirably situated fronting a private drive just off A5074, Lyth Valley Road, above eastern shore of the lake about 1 mile south of Bowness Bay and set in 0.5 acre of wooded ground and gardens. Excellent parking.

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Chapelside Cottage

Chapelside Cottage is an attractive stone built cottage in a great location just on the outskirts of Ambleside Old Town conservation area.

Greaves Farm Caravan Park - Savoy

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

A small quiet park, family owned and supervised in a rural setting. The small static park is situated in an old farm orchard and has 2 luxury VisitEngland accredited caravans for hire. Ideal base for south of Lake District National Park.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

A superb luxury self-catering cottage in the peaceful village of Hesket Newmarket, 200 metres from the village pub and restaurant. A spa bath and log burner are two of the world-class luxuries available.

Rosthwaite Annex

Rosthwaite Annex

A perfectly located duplex style property in the centre of Windermere.

Great Gift Experiences with Golakes

If you are stuck for inspiration for the perfect gift for that someone special, then give a great gift experience this Christmas. We have a selection of perfect gift ideasincluding spa days, meals out and unique treats.

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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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