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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

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats are known for their comfort, facilities, situation, panoramic views and good value. Grange-over-Sands' mild climate and relative dryness make it an ideal venue for Lakeland holidays throughout the year.

Deepdale Hall Farm

Deepdale Hall Farmhouse

A 17thC Lakeland farmhouse, on working hill farm, with stunning mountain views, oak beams, log fires and breakfast cooked on the Aga. An ideal base for walking and touring the Lakes or just relaxing in a beautiful setting.

Waterfoot Park - Lodges

Waterfoot Park - Lodges

There are four Hive Cabins on the Park, an alternative Self Catering option to try. The Hive Cabins can be hired for short and weekly breaks. Fully equipped and some are dog friendly, complete with outside dog/boot wash.

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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.

Leeming House

Macdonald Leeming House

A fine Regency house surrounded by 22 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland in a stunning location on the shores of Ullswater.

Trout Hotel

Trout Hotel

The hotel is surrounded by award-winning gardens on the banks of the river Derwent. Many of the bedrooms have wonderful views of the river and gardens.

Maple Bank exterior

Maple Bank Guest House

Maple Bank is a magnificent Edwardian residence in the quiet valley of Braithwaite enjoying uninterrupted views across the Derwent Valley towards Skiddaw and Latrigg. We are only 2 miles from Keswick.

Master Bedroom

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

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

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Penny Red Cottage

Penny Red Cottage takes its name from the little red letter box set in the end wall of the property. This charming cottage offers an excellent holiday base in any season.

Wheelgate Country Guesthouse

Wheelgate Bed & Breakfast

Welcoming and friendly B&B, award-winning breakfast, spacious, well-equipped rooms. Free Wi-Fi. Ideal base for exploring.

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.

The Old Farmhouse

The Hyning Estate

The Hyning Estate provides Luxurious, High Quality, "Green", Self-Catering Accommodation on the edge of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks just minutes from the M6 and Scotland to Euston main line railway station.

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.

Family ensuite room with free standing bath

Midtown Farm Bed and Breakfast

A warm, comfortable rural property on the Solway Coast, furnished to a high standard. We use the best locally sourced and homemade produce. Ideal for walkers and cyclists and visitors to The Lakes, Gretna Green and Scotland.

Crake Trees Manor

Crake Trees Manor

Our beautiful farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales on outskirts of Lake District National Park. Secluded yet 10 mins the M6 & A66. Perfect walking, running, biking and exploring. Superb views, informal hospitality & unforgettable breakfasts.

Broughton Bank Cottage

Broughton Bank Cottage

In a quiet wooded location with secluded garden overlooking a restful garden tarn and own drive, this cottage has been completely refurbished with walnut wood floors and two bathrooms.

Whitewater Hotel & Leisure Club

Whitewater Hotel

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

Highgate Hotel double room

Highgate Hotel

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

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Old Stones Cottage

Old Stones Cottage is set in a quiet side lane in Ambleside with all the village amenities right on your doorstep. It has now been thoughtfully brought up to date and offers a delightful place to stay in an ideal location.

Willow Cottage

Willow Cottage

A beautifully presented cottage/apartment on the ground floor of an 18thC converted barn in the picturesque hamlet of Hartsop.

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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