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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

Inside one of our guest bedrooms

The Queens Head

The Queens Head features a cosy drinking area with newly-refurbished dining areas and 10 comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four-legged companions.

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.

Windermere Luxury Camping Pods

Windermere Luxury Camping Pods

Luxury glamping pods situated on Barker Knott Farm, Windermere. Each pod has raised decking with views across the meadows, pond and mountains. Each one with amazing sunsets.

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.

Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage

Orchard Cottage is centrally situated in Coniston village. Excellent accommodation with three attractive en suite rooms all on ground level. Tea and coffee making facilities. Guest lounge with television, separate dining room.

7 Lingmoor View, lounge

2 & 7 Lingmoor View

These two traditional Lakeland cottages are beautifully situated in Great Langdale valley in the heart of the Lake District where there are numerous walks to suit all abilities and ambitions.

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.

Coffee Shop

The Lodge in the Vale

The Lodge is all en suite with satellite TV, full range of internet access including broadband and wifi. The residents' lounge has breathtaking views and has a feature fireplace with real fire. Pets welcome by prior arrangement.

Kestrel Cottage

Wall Nook Cottages

Wall Nook is located in lovely countryside just over a mile from the charming, foodie village of Cartmel.

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft

Lanefoot Loft is a one bedroom self-catering studio apartment, attached to Lanefoot Farm house in Thornthwaite, near Keswick in the Lake District.

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Hillcroft Holiday Park

Owned and operated by the Heath Family, the award-winning Hillcroft Park is set in the beautiful Ullswater Valley, and offers year-round holiday accommodation to suit every taste and pocket.

Kirkbride Hall

Kirkbride Hall

Traditional, luxury sandstone longhouse. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, downstairs cloakroom. Log burner in living room, doors open onto large garden, Weber BBQ and garden furniture. Bosch appliances and American style fridge freezer in kitchen.

1863 Bar Bistro Rooms

1863 Bar Bistro Rooms

1863 is more than a bar, bistro and B&B accommodation with seven elegant bedrooms; we are a family affair who enjoy getting the little things just right, welcoming guests back times and again to share in a slice of Lake District paradise.

Lattendales Guest House bedroom

Lattendales Guest House

A warm welcome awaits at our small friendly guest house. Comfortable en-suite rooms with a hearty breakfast. A central base for walking or touring. Free parking and WiFi. Discounted mid-week breaks available.

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Rowan Cottage

This picturesque part of The Lake District, much loved by Beatrix Potter and where she made her home, offers guests a chance to relax and enjoy the peacefulness and charm of one of the prettiest parts of The National Park.

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.

Over Brandelhow kitchen

Over Brandelhow

The views down the Borrowdale valley from the cottage must be some of the best in the area. The location is so peaceful and has great walks from the doorstep. The sitting room has an electric log effect fire.

Crescent View

Crescent View

This first-floor apartment is situated in the heart of bustling Windermere, so has plenty of things for your to enjoy right on it's doorstep.

Rothay Garden Hotel

Rothay Garden Hotel

Voted Best Small Hotel at the 2018 Cumbria Tourism awards, Rothay Garden is a delightful Lakeland hotel, overlooked by majestic fells in the vale of Grasmere, surely the perfect choice to enjoy a holiday in Cumbria's English Lake District.

Bawd Hall

Bawd Hall

Luxury country house with superb views. Excellent walking area 15 minutes from Keswick. Five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, large lounge, open fire, garden room, large kitchen/dining room, utility, CH, double-glazing and cycle storage.

Great Gift Experiences

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 Club

The new Golakes Club is here. Offering great discounts to visitors all year round. If you are a regular visitor to the Lake District, Cumbria and love it here, then join now and start saving. Makes a great gift for someone too!

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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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