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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

holidaycottages.co.uk

holidaycottages.co.uk

A leading holiday cottage lettings company with a selection of handpicked cottages in Cumbria and the Lake District.

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.

Bank House garden

Bank House Bed and Breakfast

A beautiful period house with a large terraced garden giving fabulous views to the Lakeland fells. A special place to stay with a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy a superb breakfast.

Wallace Lane Farm guest lounge

Wallace Lane Farm

Offering 4-star quality bed and breakfast in their 17thC farmhouse. Situated close to the beautiful Lakeland village of Caldbeck on the edge of the Lake District National Park. 15 minutes from Keswick, Cockermouth and the city of Carlisle.

Master Bedroom

Wood Farm Self-Catering Cottages

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

Alston Art Apartments

Alston Art Apartments

Three award winning cottages situated in a secluded corner of historic Alston, in the heart of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All furnished to a very high standard.

The Old Barn & The Farm House

The Old Barn & The Farm House

Situated in the heart of Newlands Valley Keswick, opposite Catbells, The Old Barn and Farm House have outstanding views of the entire valley.

Family Camping Pod

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Holiday Park of the Year award winner, Park Cliffe is set in 25 acres of picture-postcard countryside above the eastern shores of Windermere. Yet family-owned, Park Cliffe is only a short drive from the M6.

Augill Castle

Augill Castle

A neo-Gothic Victorian fantasy, romantic, quirky, laid back and utterly beguiling. The ultimate escape. Truly family friendly. Anything goes at Augill except false formality. Winner of B&B of The Year 2008 - Cumbria Tourism.

Ashness Farm

Ashness Farm

Our family welcome you to experience the charm of Lakeland from within a working fell farm with its origins in the 16thC. We have 5 double/twin en suite rooms, 3 with baths, each having a spectacular view across Derwentwater.

Inspire Pod

Castlerigg Hall Glamping

Camping Pods and Glamping have become very popular and here in the Lake District we can now offer a variety of accommodation here at Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park to suit most budgets.

The Belsfield

Laura Ashley The Belsfield Hotel

Originally built in early Victorian times, dating back to 1815. Situated in 6-acres of gardens overlooking Lake Windermere. Check in from 15.00 and check out 11.00. Rooms with lake views available at request.

Double En-suite Bedroom

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.

Scales Farm Country Guest House

Scales Farm Country Guest House

Scales Farm a 17C farmhouse on the slopes of Blencathra with spectacular views, close to Keswick, 10 mins from M6. All rooms en-suite, beamed lounge, private parking, bicycle storage and drying room. Mobility and dog friendly rooms.

The Horse and Farrier Inn

The Horse and Farrier Inn

Fine food, drink and accommodation at the foot of Blencathera. Dine unwind and stay in our finely refurbished facilities – locally sourced food, local real ales, open fires bedrooms and suites to suit all.

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Briardale Cottage

This charming stone-built cottage is one of six in a short, early 20thC terrace set in a little cul-de-sac close to the centre of Ambleside and handy for all the village amenities.

Longlands Farm Cottage living room

Longlands Farm Cottage

Comfortable 17 Century oakbeamed cottage in beautiful valley, with original features and cosy log-fires included free of charge. Peace, space and lovely walks to enjoy from the door. Ample parking.

Abbey Coach House

Abbey Coach House

Delightful recently refurbished cottages in a quiet location, yet a stroll from Windermere & Bowness. Abbey Coach House Cottages are set within extensive gardens & ideally based for exploring the Lakes. Pets welcome & bike storage available

Waterhead Hotel bedroom

Waterhead Hotel

Waterhead is the Lake District's only 4-star town house hotel situated in Waterhead Bay, on lake Windermere. It cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance with the comfort and luxury of a contemporary town house hotel.

Patterdale Hall Estate

Patterdale Hall Estate

In a magnificent mountain setting at the southern tip of Ullswater in the English lake District, Patterdale Hall Estate is ideally situated for holidays and outdoor activities. Comfortable range of accommodation from lodges to bothies.

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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