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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

Swallow's Nest at Low Dyke Self Catering Cottages

Swallow's Nest

Visit England 4 Star Gold Award cottage just outside Penrith in the Eden Valley. Arranged "upside down" solid oak staircase leads to open-plan living area. Juliet balcony. Woodburning stove. Wi-Fi, towels and linen incl. Sleeps 4.

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Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage is a charming and deceptively spacious double-fronted character cottage just outside Ambleside in a little access only lane just off the main road in a short terrace. The path to Loughrigg Fell lies at the back of the cottage.

Acorn House bedroom

Acorn House

Detached Georgian house set in well-maintained gardens. Spacious rooms, all have been tastefully refurbished. Four poster beds available. Quietly situated, yet close to the town centre and lake. Real log fires.

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.

Rowling House sitting room

Rowling End & The Mouse House

Rowling End Farm and The Mouse House Rowling End are located in the Newlands Valley, with private gardens and access straight on to the fells.

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.

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.

Swallows House

Swallows House

Swallows House is a spacious home full of character and with spectacular views. Ideal for a family gathering with the added benefit of a games room.

Highgate Hotel double room

Highgate Hotel

Family run historic Grade II Listed town centre B&B. Ideally situated for all amenities. Non-smoking.

The Sheep Pen

The Sheep Pen

A fantastic cottage, newly refurbished to a high standard, located perfectly for you to enxplore The Lake District National Park.

Leathes Head Hotel

The Leathes Head Hotel

A stunning Edwardian Country House Hotel situated in two and a half acres of private grounds with a Bar, Lounge & Rosette Restaurant with dishes freshly prepared by the hotel’s award-winning chef.

Enjoy a truly relaxing break in total luxury

The Lodges at Artlegarth

6 Exclusive luxury log cabins on a beautiful seven acre private grounds, each with its own private outdoor hot tub, offering peace, tranquility and wonderful views, walking distance to three fantastic village pubs. National Park location.

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Kirkby Lonsdale Cottages

Two 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom purpose built houses in Kirkby Lonsdale, offering spacious, contemporary welcoming luxury holiday accommodation. Both sleep up to 8 people and have hot tubs and private parking.

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.

The Sally

The Sally

Welcome to The Sally where our hospitality is as warm and roaring as our open log fires.

holidaycottages.co.uk

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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Heron Cottage

We are sure our guests will enjoy a visit to Heron Cottage set at the foot of The Kirkstone Pass, just out of Ambleside centre, only a short stroll from local facilities, pubs, restaurants, shops and entertainments.

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth has a superb position combining glorious mountain views with easy access to Windermere Lake and Ambleside.

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Isaac's Byre

Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family with ground floor accommodation. Pet friendly. Ideal for walking, cycling, or simply relaxing.

The Villa, Levens

The Villa, Levens

Located in the South Lakes, our hotel is furnished to 5-star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions, and a spectacular purpose-built marquee pavilion for all occasions.

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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