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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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Lowtherwood

The height of Lake District luxury, with breathtaking views over Lake Windermere and a prestigious location on the edges of cosmopolitan Ambleside village.

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Fellside Cottages

4 spacious, well equipped & well located cottages/barn conversions in quiet Pennine village, near pub, sleeping 2-30. Ideal base for groups. Numerous, varied activities from the doorstep or a range of options for celebrating special events.

Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge

Crown Inn at Pooley Bridge

A fabulous traditional inn at the heart of the picturesque village of Pooley Bridge, next to Lake Ullswater. Home-cooked food and cask ales served in the cosy bar or outdoors on the large sun terrace overlooking the river.

Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Country House Hotel

Beautiful secluded setting. The Woodlands Hotel & Pine Lodges is an ideal base for touring the Lake district . Great food. Great value. Friendly staff. A real hidden gem. Guests return again & again. View our 5-star Trip Advisor reviews.

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The Lakeland Village

A long established holiday village on the banks of the River Leven, close to all the major attractions and with good transport links. On site leisure facilities are included during any stay.

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.

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Langdale View Holiday Apartments

Langdale View is a large traditional Lakeland house divided into 4 self-catering apartments, sleeping a maximum of 2, 3, 4, and 5 persons. Personally managed by the owner to a high standard.

Elterwater Hostel

Elterwater Hostel

This independent, hostel is perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Elterwater, at the heart of the Langdale Valley in the English Lake District.

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holidaycottages.co.uk

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

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The Lindow Hall

Low cost bunk dormitory for groups or individuals of up to 16 people. At the very end/start of the Hadrian's Wall route, next to a pub/restaurant. On the bus route.

Denton House

Denton House

A friendly atmosphere awaits you at this large 17th century house modernised to provide a Lake District guesthouse with 20th century comforts.

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Gunpowder Cottage

You might wonder at the name of this enchanting holiday cottage in the Langdale Valley, tucked away in the pretty village of Elterwater.

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.

Greystoke House

Greystoke House

Typical Victorian Lakeland town house, ideal base for walking, cycling and touring. Two minutes walk from the centre of town, lake and main bus links. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, providing good hearty breakfasts.

The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

The Lamplighter ~ Dining Rooms

The family run Lamplighter Dining Rooms offers the very best in accommodation in the Lake District.

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Babbling Brook

A well appointed ground floor apartment with a delightful holiday feel in the ever popular residential area of 'The Falls' just on the outskirts of Ambleside and yet within easy walking distance of the village centre.

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Thornthwaite Farm

Thornthwaite Farm is set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Woodland Valley. We have four cottages including our 4 star VisitEngland Gold Award barn conversion and a handbuilt Log Cabin all with stunning views of the Lakeland fells.

Greaves Farm Caravan Park - Savoy

Greaves Farm Caravan Park

A small quiet park, family owned and supervised in a rural setting. The small static park is situated in an old farm orchard and has 2 luxury VisitEngland accredited caravans for hire. Ideal base for south of Lake District National Park.

Lingmoor Guest House

Lingmoor Guest House

Lingmoor is a beautiful Victorian guesthouse in Windermere in the heart of the English lakes only 200 metres from Windermere railway/coach and bus station. Wi-Fi throughout. Choice of breakfast. Recently refurbished rooms.

Hill of Oaks Glamping

Hill of Oaks & Blakehome - Glamping

Experience the adventure. Glamping is one of the best ways to stay close to nature, without sacrificing on those all-important home comforts.

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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