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The whisperings of the Christmas break are getting a little more excitable as we get closer to the holidays. And for us here at Lakelovers we know that a Christmas holiday is different for each and every one of our guests, so as the countdown starts, we look at five Christmas styles …whatever your style, we have a Christmas break for you here in the Lakes. 

Feeling curious, why not try something a little different for your approach to Christmas. What do you want to say with your Christmas and New Year style statement this year we wonder? 

Festive Family Gathering

The goose is getting fat and if for you, Christmas is all about the bringing together of family and friends, you’re in good company and what better place than the Lake District for a luxury location. Book a large cottage and have your nearest and dearest all under one roof. Here you can cook together, eat, drink and be merry. And, of course, you can take to the outdoors to walk off all that festive food or simply settle down in front of an open fire to play games and talk turkey. Added value comes in the shape of a stress-free Christmas as everyone can lend a helping hand to ensure a good time is had by all. Read our interview with TV chef Peter Sidwell for tips for hosting a dinner party plus recipe ideas. Traditional, private and pleasurable.

Modern and Minimalist

If you’re thinking of a quieter Christmas then a modern and minimalist approach, where traditions fine-tuned for contemporary living, may be the way to go. Here the emphasis is on a paired-back style and quality as opposed to an overindulgent and fussy Christmas. So, it’s out with the Douglas Fir and lots of colour and in with a more elegant contemporary tree. Out with sacs of stocking fillers and in with more mindful, understated gifts, such as experiences like a Lake District predator experience, or other unique Lake District things to doCalm, quiet and relaxed.

Romantic Noel

There may be a nip of frost in the air at Christmas time, but there’s also romance so get the most from your Christmas break by booking a cosy cottage for two. From here you can indulge in all things romantic like a candlelit dinner at a fine dining restaurant, followed by a visit to a Christmas market en route back to the cottage for a festive film in front of the fire. Plenty of our Christmas cottages in the Lake District have entertainment packages like Sky Movies, that are perfect for home movie nights. A cheeseboard and some port and hopefully snow-capped fields, and you’re whisked away to a scene from the Holiday. Read our guide to Christmas Markets in the Lake District 2019 and a Weekend for Two in the Lake District for some romantic Christmas gift ideas.  Warm, intimate and intoxicating.


Loveday, Lakeside

Homemade Yuletide

This is about spending some time in the lead up to Christmas making gifts for family, printing your own cards and wrapping paper. Sustainable style is what a homemade yuletide is all about; stay in a luxurious lodge or Christmas log cabin, forage for food and make the most of what the countryside has to offer. Decorate your Christmas tree with fir cone baubles and make holly wreaths. As Jack Frost nips outside, hibernate within the warmth of the kitchen making homemade cranberry-flavoured sausage rolls and sugar-dusted mince-pies. Make gifts that give all year long, such as 12-months of ‘dates’ like a trip to a Lake District stargazing tour. 

Bringing the kids and the family dog? Look out for our family and dog-friendly Christmas cottages when looking for the perfect Christmas break in the Lakes. Festive, friendly and fun.

Winter Spa

Get active and have a healthy Christmas. Whether it’s walking, cycling or running, the Lake District provides the perfect backdrop for a rejuvenating winter spa break. Many of our cottages come with access to spa facilities at a range of establishments and so after a little exercise, you can relax, detox and replenish in style. Browse our Ambleside and Grasmere cottages for Lakelovers leisure club passes.  Alternatively, be well and prepared for 2020 by spending New Year with us. New Year is all about celebrating and what better way than in a large cottage in the tranquil Lake District lake and mountain setting. So that you can concentrate on relaxing, why not as us to arrange a private chef to take care of all your entertaining needs. We can also arrange in-house health and beauty treatments with our mobile spa partner Glo-Pamper, like massages and facials, where you don’t even have to leave your holiday home to feel taken care of. Health, hot tubs and happiness.

Shop our Christmas cottages 2019 with availability to host your festive celebrations and in case you missed it, here’s our guide to Christmas shopping in the Lakes District, ‘Tis the season of giving.  Call  015394 88855 or email [email protected] and we look forward to delivering just what you want this year for your Christmas cottage holiday.