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Christmas Breaks in the Lake District

Christmas Cottages

A Great Lake District Christmas Holiday

Comfort and joy awaits you in one of our hand-picked Christmas cottages. The Lake District is a truly magical place to visit over the festive holidays. Season’s greetings are shared in the welcoming local country pub and the yuletide lights of villages and towns twinkle against the silent night of the starry Lake District sky. Visit Santa in a winter wonderland grotto, enjoy a tea party with Father Christmas at The World of Beatrix Potter or aboard a Santa Cruise on Lake Windermere.

A stylish self-catering cottage, that is a home from home, set in the most beautiful and tranquil scenery in the UK is truly the best way to spend your Christmas and New Year holiday.

All The Trimmings

Whilst our festive elves are busy preparing our Christmas cottages, if you’re wanting a ‘dressed’ cottage for your Christmas or New Year holiday this year, get in touch so that our festive helpers can arrange this for you, so all you have to bring is yourselves.

Choose a cottage with an open fire of woodburning stove and order a Fire Box from our online booking service to create a cosy country cottage Christmas atmosphere. The crackle of a fire, scent of Christmas spices and relaxed time with loved ones is what Lakelovers Christmas holiday cottages are all about.

If you’re staying with us into the New Year, don’t forget some coal to carry out of the back door and into the front, as per the traditions of Northern English folklore.

Pâté and Parfaits

Our self-catering kitchens are beautifully designed and outstandingly fitted for sharing delicious food over the festive period. Keep bubbles chilled, ready to pop once the pressie wrapping starts.

We can almost smell sprouts bubbling away, and the crackle of a three bird roast in the oven as guests enjoy bacon-wrapped cocktail sausages and canapés as they wait.

Our luxurious lounge spaces are designed for families, friends and couples to share a warm mince pie and sherry or port. TV entertainment packages have Christmas movies at your fingertips and hot tubs provide that extra element of occasion and celebration to you Christmas cottage, especially with a warming mulled wine and the fresh winter Lake District air and scenery around you.

Peace For All

Whilst we’re dusting off our Christmas jumpers ready to raise some festive cheer this year, there are many Christmas fairs across the Lake District selling crafts and local produce to raise money for local charities. Our hand-picked Christmas holiday cottages are all ideally placed to best enjoy these. In the north Lake District, the Keswick Victorian Fayre welcomes 30 not-for-profit organisations and you’ll be able to pick up some truly unique gifts and enjoy some special festive food and entertainment.

The Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Lake District have beautiful ranges of Christmas cards and 2018 calendars that can be picked up in shops across the region. They feature stunning photography celebrating the region’s delightful wildlife and landscapes. What better way to spread ‘Season’s Greetings’ than with a photo of snow-capped Skiddaw or a cheeky red squirrel?

For the person who has everything, why not dedicate a tree this Christmas with the Woodland Trust. How Tun Woods, in Barrow in Furness just outside the south Lake District, is a newly planted woodland of oak, ash and birch, overlooking Walney Island and Morcambe Bay, and you can buy a tree or acre of woodland as a gift. If you decide to visit, this is a particularly nice spot to walk your dog.

Advent is the beginning of the church’s year and reminds us to slow down and appreciate all that we have as we look forward to the coming celebrations of Christmas and New Year. This Christmas, why not visit the Wordsworth family church, St. Oswald’s Church, in Grasmere or one of Wordworth’s much-loved churches, St Michael and All Angels Church in Hawkshead, and enjoy some time to reflect and rejoice in the family and friends around us.

Lakelovers Christmas holiday cottages are ideally located to enjoy a peaceful Christmas in the Lake District and we look forward to welcoming you with a “ho, ho, ho”.

‘Tis The Season

A Boxing Day or New Year’s Day walk from your Christmas cottage is a much-loved tradition in the Lake District and for many includes a stop at a local pub to spread tidings of good will. The illuminated Lake District towns and villages twinkle against the wintry starry skies and are a magical place to be during the Christmas holidays.

WindermereKeswick, Kendal and Ambleside are the places to go for magical Christmas light displays and the illuminated windows of Keswick Live Advent is a great way to get into the seasonal spirit.

When walking off the Christmas pud, be wise this season and come prepared with waterproofs, maps and torches. If you need to stock up, head to Ambleside or Keswick for the best selection of shops selling outdoor gear.

Pocket Tourist Map is a great app that will help you to easily navigate the Lake District fells – just remember to charge your phone before setting off.

Whilst it is rare that major lakes freeze over in the Lake District, the best snow conditions in the region are in the north at the Lake District Ski Club, next to Helvellyn. These wintry conditions make Keswick and Derwentwater a particularly beautiful place to visit over the winter months. Across the region, however, frost and snow on the high fell tops turns the Lake District into a natural winter wonderland like no other and is a great time to get out walking, with care.

In case frosty the snowman doesn’t deliver that sprinkling of snow during your stay, enjoy a winter wonderland in one of the Lake District’s top attractions. You can meet huskies at Brockhole on Windermere, visit ‘Santa in the Forest’ at Rheged, in Penrith. There’s ‘Snow Play’ theatrics this year at Keswick’s famous Theatre by the Lake, a ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ in Bowness and Hayes Garden World in Ambleside is an interactive, fun world of snowballs and woodland animals that all will love.

Alternatively, step back in time and enjoy an enchanted traditional Christmas at Sizergh Castle, Kendal. Also in the south Lakes, and offering Dickensian style festivities is the Ulverston Christmas Festival, where Victorian costumes, horse-drawn carriages and carol signers set the scene perfectly. The Lake District certainly ‘tis the place to be jolly this Christmas.

Holly, Jolly Holiday

The Lake District’s famous friendly country pubs are filled with Christmas spirit over the festive holidays. Our 3-5 star self-catering cottages for Christmas and the New Year are a great way to get into the heart of country life and soak up some of the region’s heart-warming ambience and cheer throughout the festive period.

Self-catering gives you the flexibility of coming and going as you please, sampling the very best of the region’s gastro wonders at your leisure.

Eat, drink and be merry after a visit to a Cumbrian farmer’s market, of which there are many and you’ll pick up a stocking-load of Christmas delights.

From the people who know a thing about puddings, try a very special Christmas Pudding from the world-famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding company. Whilst in Cartmel, stock up at the Unsworth’s Yard Christmas Food Market for some of the finest food from the region’s specialty producers.

Christmas is all wrapped up at Booths supermarket, Windermere, which is open across the season (closed Christmas Day only). This high quality supermarket is brimming with Christmas treats and deliver across the region. From farm assured turkeys to everything you need for the ultimate ‘Northern Christmas Dinner’, Booths will deliver.

Tummies enjoying a self-catering holiday in the Lakes are very well looked after indeed.

Why not mix it up and indulge in some dining out at the Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite, this Christmas, where carols and the cheer of spirits past, future and present will hit the spot. On Derwentwater, Keswick, Christmas trees will be on sale at The Lingholm Estate, and the newly opened and award-winning kitchen and octagonal walled garden are offering exclusive festive dining’s options too.

Follow the Lakelovers blog for a more detailed guide to Christmas in the Lake District, including the region’s famous Santa Express at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and top Santa’s Grottos.

Christmas Giving

Christmas is the season of peace, love, joy and of course giving. Hopefully you’ll have a boot filled with the crinkling and sparkle of Christmas wrap, in preparation for meeting loved ones and exchanging gifts. Bed linen and towels are free with Lakelovers, as we’re sure you’ll be pleased of the extra car space. We all know that a dog is not just for Christmas, so please bring pooch along for free with Lakelovers. Look out for the paw print and choose from over 160 dog friendly cottages that welcome up to 3 dogs.

We hope you enjoy browsing our collection of cottages available for Christmas and New Year. Get in touch if you don’t find what you are looking for or if your dates are not available. Our excellent customer service team are available Monday to Saturday on 015394 88855 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk to help get your festive escape started.

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Ashton House Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Luxurious, terraced cottage accommodation in a prime Ambleside location. Ashton House has a real 'wow' factor; traditional Lakeland character blends effortlessly with 21st century chic. One or two couples could easily spread out here to enjoy a relaxed, sophisticated break; two reception rooms, two impressively stylish bathrooms and a patio for pre-dinner drinks.

Available From£425on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £599 to £509
The Old Chapel Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This intriguing rural character property is a former Lakeland chapel; a stunning blend of olde worlde character and 21st century chic. Only a 10 minute drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere, The Old Chapel enjoys a blissful countryside setting; only a stroll from an excellent country pub yet in complete seclusion at the foot of a gated road.

Available From£350on Saturday
Special Offer
River Falls View Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Perched above Stock Ghyll gorge, with a stream rushing past one balcony and sun glinting through woodlands at the other, River Falls View is a spacious and perhaps romantic retreat just minutes from the centre of Ambleside village. Beautifully presented, the apartment is well suited to families or couples alike.

Available From£360on Saturday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Oozing contemporary minimalist design; a fusion of wood, glass and slate combine at this luxury self-catering hideaway evoking a rustic Lakeland's shepherd's bothy. Amidst a secluded private 17th century estate, circumscribed by landscaped informal gardens leading to an arboretum and tarn at the foot of the Kentmere valley lies this dynamic and unique architect-designed luxury cottage.

Available From£890on Friday
Special Offer
Bakery Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Located just a couple of minutes' walk from the heart of the popular village of Bowness-On-Windermere, Bakery Cottage benefits from the most convenient of locations for those wanting to enjoy this vibrant village to the full and is ideal for family, friends or couples.

Available From£395on Friday
Special Offer ***Special Offer! 7 nights reduced from £475 to £425***
Lakeland Loft Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This is a contemporary and sophisticated central retreat, nestling in a peaceful spot just a stone's throw from the absolute heart of picturesque and bustling Windermere village. If you yearn for sumptuous relaxation, surrounded by all Windermere has to offer with a bird's eye superb panoramic view, then we are sure you will love Lakeland Loft. One or two couples can spread out here, relax and soak up this stylish loft.

Available From£325on Friday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

In a dreamy setting alongside the River Rothay close to Grasmere village, this unique split level cottage is flooded with light and fantastic views. Formerly within the grounds of an impressive country house, the cottage has been tastefully extended and modernised to create a superb holiday home.

Available From£400on Saturday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi

You can sense the history in this luxurious and romantic Grasmere cottage, providing the perfect romantic retreat for a couple. Almost neighbour to the former home of William Wordsworth, Dove Holme Cottage is beautifully presented, displaying the most elegant of traditional features; adorning oak beams, woodburning fireplace and gorgeous modern bedroom.

Available From£385on Friday
Special Offer ***Special Offer! 7 Nights reduced from £1395 to £1100!***
Honeywood House Grasmere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This eclectic Lakeland cottage combines contemporary luxury with cosy styling set only a few minutes stroll away from the absolute heart of picturesque Grasmere village centre- what a breathtaking setting and with glorious views of the stunning surrounding scenery. Soaking up the very best of both worlds; strolling distance from bustling Grasmere and the shores of the lake, yet in a peaceful spot perfect for exploring straight from your doorstep.

Available From£695on Friday
Special Offer
Birkwray Barn Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously eclectic detached Lakeland barn conversion occupies a sublime setting within gorgeous countryside between Ambleside and Hawkshead, set in beautiful gardens commanding simply breathtaking uninterrupted panoramic views as far as the eye can see... For a holiday with 'wow factor' - this is a special place and one to spend your precious time together soaking up Lakeland's luxuries.

Available From£999on Saturday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This contemporary retreat enjoys an absolutely magical setting on the banks of the River Leven, at the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Part of an original Lakeland barn, Riverbank Retreat is ingeniously converted to create stylish, soothing accommodation that really makes the most of the location. Here, al-fresco living has a whole new meaning with the enormous balcony overlooking the river. Sink into relaxation, or enjoy nearby access to the lake. Inside, you'll find crisp contemporary decor, sumptuous furnishings and chic dining facilities to suit your cosy sociable gathering.

Available From£375on Friday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £895 to £807
Boutique 4 eight Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This glamorous and spacious boutique-style self-catering property takes prime location only a few hundred yards from Ambleside's bustling village centre. But the superb location is just the half of it. With sumptuous contemporary decor throughout the property, each bedroom in the property boasts individual character and charm providing uniquely stylish accommodation for up to 8 people.

Available From£550on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2000 to £1700
Glen Bank Ullswater
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Glen Bank is a striking 5 star Gold Award property situated in the centre of the charming village of Brampton in the picturesque rural Eden Valley area of Cumbria, with easy access and one mile from the market town of Appleby.

Available From£1850on Friday
Special Offer
The Great Barn Ullswater
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

The Great Barn exudes five star luxury and overlooks the serene waters of Ullswater in the Lake District National Park, arguably boasting some of the most enviable vistas imaginable anywhere in the world. This quintessential 17th century converted barn, has seductively leapt into the 21st century with true flair and sophistication, providing outstanding quality and luxury.

Available From£3995on Friday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Just as its name suggests, this stylish Lake District holiday cottage provides an adorable retreat within a peaceful corner of Bowness, next to a park and bowling green. Only slightly away from the buzz of the village and the attractions of Lake Windermere, you'll find a unique blend of country cottage charm and contemporary flair. Fireside warmth in the cosy lounge is finished with luxury leather furnishings.

Available From£385on Saturday
Special Offer
Above Town Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

Located in its elevated position, Above Town benefits from its convenient situation in Ambleside Village and also the views to Loughrigg Fell. This traditional Victorian Lakeland Slate terrace house has been refurbished to a high standard whilst retaining so much of its period charm.

Available From£420on Friday

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Christmas Breaks in the Lake District

Christmas Cottages

A Great Lake District Christmas Holiday

Comfort and joy awaits you in one of our hand-picked Christmas cottages. The Lake District is a truly magical place to visit over the festive holidays. Season’s greetings are shared in the welcoming local country pub and the yuletide lights of villages and towns twinkle against the silent night of the starry Lake District sky. Visit Santa in a winter wonderland grotto, enjoy a tea party with Father Christmas at The World of Beatrix Potter or aboard a Santa Cruise on Lake Windermere.

A stylish self-catering cottage, that is a home from home, set in the most beautiful and tranquil scenery in the UK is truly the best way to spend your Christmas and New Year holiday.

All The Trimmings

Whilst our festive elves are busy preparing our Christmas cottages, if you’re wanting a ‘dressed’ cottage for your Christmas or New Year holiday this year, get in touch so that our festive helpers can arrange this for you, so all you have to bring is yourselves.

Choose a cottage with an open fire of woodburning stove and order a Fire Box from our online booking service to create a cosy country cottage Christmas atmosphere. The crackle of a fire, scent of Christmas spices and relaxed time with loved ones is what Lakelovers Christmas holiday cottages are all about.

If you’re staying with us into the New Year, don’t forget some coal to carry out of the back door and into the front, as per the traditions of Northern English folklore.

Pâté and Parfaits

Our self-catering kitchens are beautifully designed and outstandingly fitted for sharing delicious food over the festive period. Keep bubbles chilled, ready to pop once the pressie wrapping starts.

We can almost smell sprouts bubbling away, and the crackle of a three bird roast in the oven as guests enjoy bacon-wrapped cocktail sausages and canapés as they wait.

Our luxurious lounge spaces are designed for families, friends and couples to share a warm mince pie and sherry or port. TV entertainment packages have Christmas movies at your fingertips and hot tubs provide that extra element of occasion and celebration to you Christmas cottage, especially with a warming mulled wine and the fresh winter Lake District air and scenery around you.

Peace For All

Whilst we’re dusting off our Christmas jumpers ready to raise some festive cheer this year, there are many Christmas fairs across the Lake District selling crafts and local produce to raise money for local charities. Our hand-picked Christmas holiday cottages are all ideally placed to best enjoy these. In the north Lake District, the Keswick Victorian Fayre welcomes 30 not-for-profit organisations and you’ll be able to pick up some truly unique gifts and enjoy some special festive food and entertainment.

The Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Friends of the Lake District have beautiful ranges of Christmas cards and 2018 calendars that can be picked up in shops across the region. They feature stunning photography celebrating the region’s delightful wildlife and landscapes. What better way to spread ‘Season’s Greetings’ than with a photo of snow-capped Skiddaw or a cheeky red squirrel?

For the person who has everything, why not dedicate a tree this Christmas with the Woodland Trust. How Tun Woods, in Barrow in Furness just outside the south Lake District, is a newly planted woodland of oak, ash and birch, overlooking Walney Island and Morcambe Bay, and you can buy a tree or acre of woodland as a gift. If you decide to visit, this is a particularly nice spot to walk your dog.

Advent is the beginning of the church’s year and reminds us to slow down and appreciate all that we have as we look forward to the coming celebrations of Christmas and New Year. This Christmas, why not visit the Wordsworth family church, St. Oswald’s Church, in Grasmere or one of Wordworth’s much-loved churches, St Michael and All Angels Church in Hawkshead, and enjoy some time to reflect and rejoice in the family and friends around us.

Lakelovers Christmas holiday cottages are ideally located to enjoy a peaceful Christmas in the Lake District and we look forward to welcoming you with a “ho, ho, ho”.

‘Tis The Season

A Boxing Day or New Year’s Day walk from your Christmas cottage is a much-loved tradition in the Lake District and for many includes a stop at a local pub to spread tidings of good will. The illuminated Lake District towns and villages twinkle against the wintry starry skies and are a magical place to be during the Christmas holidays.

WindermereKeswick, Kendal and Ambleside are the places to go for magical Christmas light displays and the illuminated windows of Keswick Live Advent is a great way to get into the seasonal spirit.

When walking off the Christmas pud, be wise this season and come prepared with waterproofs, maps and torches. If you need to stock up, head to Ambleside or Keswick for the best selection of shops selling outdoor gear.

Pocket Tourist Map is a great app that will help you to easily navigate the Lake District fells – just remember to charge your phone before setting off.

Whilst it is rare that major lakes freeze over in the Lake District, the best snow conditions in the region are in the north at the Lake District Ski Club, next to Helvellyn. These wintry conditions make Keswick and Derwentwater a particularly beautiful place to visit over the winter months. Across the region, however, frost and snow on the high fell tops turns the Lake District into a natural winter wonderland like no other and is a great time to get out walking, with care.

In case frosty the snowman doesn’t deliver that sprinkling of snow during your stay, enjoy a winter wonderland in one of the Lake District’s top attractions. You can meet huskies at Brockhole on Windermere, visit ‘Santa in the Forest’ at Rheged, in Penrith. There’s ‘Snow Play’ theatrics this year at Keswick’s famous Theatre by the Lake, a ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ in Bowness and Hayes Garden World in Ambleside is an interactive, fun world of snowballs and woodland animals that all will love.

Alternatively, step back in time and enjoy an enchanted traditional Christmas at Sizergh Castle, Kendal. Also in the south Lakes, and offering Dickensian style festivities is the Ulverston Christmas Festival, where Victorian costumes, horse-drawn carriages and carol signers set the scene perfectly. The Lake District certainly ‘tis the place to be jolly this Christmas.

Holly, Jolly Holiday

The Lake District’s famous friendly country pubs are filled with Christmas spirit over the festive holidays. Our 3-5 star self-catering cottages for Christmas and the New Year are a great way to get into the heart of country life and soak up some of the region’s heart-warming ambience and cheer throughout the festive period.

Self-catering gives you the flexibility of coming and going as you please, sampling the very best of the region’s gastro wonders at your leisure.

Eat, drink and be merry after a visit to a Cumbrian farmer’s market, of which there are many and you’ll pick up a stocking-load of Christmas delights.

From the people who know a thing about puddings, try a very special Christmas Pudding from the world-famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding company. Whilst in Cartmel, stock up at the Unsworth’s Yard Christmas Food Market for some of the finest food from the region’s specialty producers.

Christmas is all wrapped up at Booths supermarket, Windermere, which is open across the season (closed Christmas Day only). This high quality supermarket is brimming with Christmas treats and deliver across the region. From farm assured turkeys to everything you need for the ultimate ‘Northern Christmas Dinner’, Booths will deliver.

Tummies enjoying a self-catering holiday in the Lakes are very well looked after indeed.

Why not mix it up and indulge in some dining out at the Lakes Distillery, Bassenthwaite, this Christmas, where carols and the cheer of spirits past, future and present will hit the spot. On Derwentwater, Keswick, Christmas trees will be on sale at The Lingholm Estate, and the newly opened and award-winning kitchen and octagonal walled garden are offering exclusive festive dining’s options too.

Follow the Lakelovers blog for a more detailed guide to Christmas in the Lake District, including the region’s famous Santa Express at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway and top Santa’s Grottos.

Christmas Giving

Christmas is the season of peace, love, joy and of course giving. Hopefully you’ll have a boot filled with the crinkling and sparkle of Christmas wrap, in preparation for meeting loved ones and exchanging gifts. Bed linen and towels are free with Lakelovers, as we’re sure you’ll be pleased of the extra car space. We all know that a dog is not just for Christmas, so please bring pooch along for free with Lakelovers. Look out for the paw print and choose from over 160 dog friendly cottages that welcome up to 3 dogs.

We hope you enjoy browsing our collection of cottages available for Christmas and New Year. Get in touch if you don’t find what you are looking for or if your dates are not available. Our excellent customer service team are available Monday to Saturday on 015394 88855 or email bookings@lakelovers.co.uk to help get your festive escape started.