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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

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Haven Cottage

Built from traditional Lakeland stone Haven Cottage provides high quality B&B accommodation with beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms. It also has an enviable reputation for high quality breakfasts and superb customer service.

Oak Bank Hotel Garden

Oak Bank Hotel

Oak Bank Hotel is owned and personally managed by Glynis & Simon Wood. We have 13 ensuite bedrooms in three different grades, a two AA rosette awarded restaurant, two guest lounges, of which one has a real log fire and bar and a garden.

Ralston Dining Room

Woodside Cottage, Mill Rigg & Ralston

Woodside Cottage, Mill Rigg & Ralston are 3 luxurious properties in Ambleside. A home away from home in the heart of the English Lake District.

Superior Room 4

Laurel Bank

Laurel Bank B&B is a guest house in Keswick which prides itself on the high quality of its bed and breakfast holiday accommodation.

Wordsworth Barn Living Area

Wordsworth Barn

Spacious, stylish, very well equipped barn conversion with spectacular views and idyllically located in a quiet position, only metres from the village amenities of Patterdale, a mile from the shores of Ullswater.

Mill Beck

Mill Beck

A delightful, modern, 2-bedroomed house with south-facing patio garden in a quiet courtyard location with its own private parking. It has been furnished and equipped to a very high standard with full gas central heating and free WiFi.

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.

Wansfell Holme BnB Holiday Lets

Wansfell Holme BnB Holiday Lets

A beautiful period home, dating from 1837, in a perfect location close to the shoreline of Lake Windermere and on the lower slopes of Wansfell.

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.

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.

The Lodge, Matson Ground

The Lodge

A fabulous new holiday cottage, set in lovely surroundings and very close to Bowness-On-Windermere.

Littlewood Cottage

Littlewood Cottage

Location Location Location.... Littlewood Cottage is splendidly situated overlooking Potter fell and at the foot of the Kentmere Valley giving you access to countless walks from your doorstep.

Park Foot Holiday Park

Park Foot Holiday Park

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

Mere Syke Cottage

Mere Syke Cottage

Close to Elterwater village Mere Syke Cottage is a great property for a family holiday. Sleeps up to 6, well equipped and spacious. The views at Mere Syke are stunning, it will be a struggle to leave!

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

Number 43 lounge

Number 43

3 nights for the price of 2 at Number 43

A beautiful and stylish approach to bed and breakfast accommodation, right on the edge of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National parks and with stunning views across the Kent Estuary.

Treetops Self Catering Flat

Woodclose Caravan Park - Self Catering

Set in the beautiful valley of the River Lune between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, Woodclose Park is a quiet and serene place standing in a slight hollow leading down to the spectacular Devil's Bridge.

Gill Brow Farm

Gill Brow Farm

A 17thC farm house on a working fell farm in the heart of Newlands Valley. Situated 5 miles from Keswick and 3 miles from Buttermere with unspoilt views across the valley to Catbells, Bullcrags and Scope End.

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.

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guest House

Lyndale Guesthouse is nestled midway between lake Windermere and Ambleside village with superb views of Loughrigg fell and the Langdales beyond. Lake Windermere is 5 minutes stroll away.

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.

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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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