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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

Fair Rigg

Fair Rigg

Fair Rigg is a fine Victorian Guest House enjoys a rural setting on the edge of Bowness, with magnificent views up the lake to the fells beyond, It retains many period features and is very well furnished and decorated and has 5* reviews.

Bottom Shop

Bottom Shop

Originally a Joiners workshop, this charming terraced cottage is traditionally furnished and has stunning views to relax and enjoy. A great location for exploring this beautiful part of Cumbria.

Glassonby Old Hall

Glassonby Old Hall

Traditional, luxury sandstone longhouse with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. 2 Log burners in living room and main hall. 4 oven Aga, electric oven, BBQ and garden furniture in enclosed garden.

The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood

Peaceful 17thC country hotel situated in the heart of the Whinlatter Forest with stunning views of the Skiddaw mountain range. Freshly cooked local and seasonal foods in our award-winning restaurant.

Inside Out Camping Seatoller

Inside Out Camping

Inside out offers luxury camping in six Yurts at Seatoller Farm in the stunning Borrowdale Valley.

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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.

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!

Wateredge Inn

Wateredge Inn

Delightfully situated family-run inn on the shores of Windermere at Waterhead Bay. Enjoy country inn style dining, freshly prepared bar meals, real ales and fine wines all served overlooking the lake.

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Oakmere

For those of you wanting a central getaway, this is the apartment for you. The location is quiet yet all the village amenities are only a short level stroll away.

The Old Sawpit

The Old Sawpit

Enjoy a cosy holiday in The Old Sawpit. This Elterwater property has lots of character, and sleeps up to 4 people.

Crookwath Cottage Lounge

Crookwath Cottage

Crookwath Cottage is the ultimate hideaway cottage. Aga, wood fires, walks straight from the door onto the Dodds. Sleeps 2-6 people. Cost range between £595-£1295per week. Private 25 acre woodland along the Aira Beck.

MacDonald Old England Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa

The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa stands right on the shore of Windermere and boasts unrivalled views of England's largest lake.

Dower House

Dower House

The house overlooks lake Windermere, 3 miles from Ambleside. Situated through the main gates of Wray Castle and up the drive. A bird-watcher's paradise.

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Fell View

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

Talbot House

Talbot House & Talbot Studio

Romantic Lakeland Stone cottages with terraced garden. The ideal location for a Lake District holiday, within 7 miles of Penrith. Three bedroom house & studio apartment. Open fire and wifi. Short breaks available.

Ullswater View Cottage kitchen

Ullswater View Cottage

Location, location, location the three things you need for the perfect holiday cottage and this has all three. Ullswater View cottage was built for the miners of the Greenside Lead Mine and is situated 1/2 mile above Ullswater.

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

The Gables

A collection of holiday cottages and apartments set amongst 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, yet only a 2-minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside.

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

Hillside Farm

Hillside Farm B&B

Hillside Farm is situated in the quiet and peaceful setting of Boustead Hill in the northern part of Cumbria between the villages of Burgh-by-Sands and Bowness-on-Solway, amongst some of the finest unspoiled scenery in the country.

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina

Tewitfield Marina offers self catering holiday accommodation around a Marina complex, located just outside Carnforth on the Lancashire and Cumbria borders alongside Tewitfield Locks on the Lancaster Canal.

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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