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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£419on Friday
Special Offer
Bow Peak Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

This stylish and sophisticated Lakeland treat, occupying a peaceful yet central position within this ever popular lakeside village destination, commands a superb view towards the Langdale Pikes with a glimpse of Lake Windermere. With private parking right outside, this contemporary bolt-hole is literally a stone's throw from the centre of the village and only a five minute stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere where a plethora of water-borne activities can be enjoyed.

Available From£325on Friday
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
Special Offer
Osprey Cottage Grasmere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This much loved cottage has just undergone an amazing transformation and will continue to be a firm favourite with returning visitor to Grasmere. Just one minutes' walk from the centre of Grasmere village, with a secluded garden, Osprey offers high quality accommodation in a first class location.

Available From£675on Friday
Special Offer
The Old Beams Ambleside
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car

This traditional yet contemporary central Lakeland bolthole is a stone's throw from the heart of picturesque Ambleside village providing a romantic and convenient hideaway for any special occasion. Completed in traditional Lakeland cottage style, but step inside and you'll fall in love with the clean and crisp presentation of this beautiful apartment and and those superb views.

Available From£350on Saturday
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Ambleside Haven Ambleside
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

As the name suggests, Ambleside Haven is a great retreat for couples or small families who'd like to explore Ambleside village, stroll to the shores of Lake Windermere and walk in the surrounding area. This attractive ground floor apartment is all on one level and is very comfortably furnished making it the perfect retreat to relax and unwind.

Available From£335on Friday
Special Offer Special Offer 7 Nights reduced from £1530 to £1300
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Finished to the highest possible standard, No 1 and No 2 Rose Cottages are two adjacent country cottages that are presented to the very highest standard and offer and amazing option for two couples wishing to travel together but wanting their own space and privacy. Both cottages are finished to the same very same standard and so arriving at the cottages you will be spoilt for choice between the two. The cottages are set in the unspoilt village of Bouth just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere in the heart of the pretty Rusland Valley. These superb romantic retreats offers something special and provide you with the opportunity to enjoy time together and for your holiday to be as active or relaxing as you wish.

Available From£870on Friday
Special Offer ***Special Offer! 7 Nights reduced from £1150 to £995***
Edelweiss Ambleside
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Located close to the centre of the bustling village of Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, Edelweiss has been beautifully finished to offer quality accommodation, with beautiful views, a secluded garden all just a few minutes' walk from all the village amenities. Flexible accommodation for 8 set over 3 levels to provde privacy when wanted. The lounge is bright and airy and offers a great place to relax, socialise with friends or family around the large dining table or to simply relax and enjoy the views over Loughrigg from the balcony.

Available From£795on Friday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This classy bolt hole is found on the fringes of Ambleside; alongside a park, close to the River Rothay yet still only a minute's stroll from the village centre. The shores of Lake Windermere are just a few minutes further. Relaxed sophistication is the theme of the interior; cosy up together in front of the woodburning stove, gaze out to distant fells through cute cottage windows and relish impeccable interior design with a finish fit for any glossy magazine.

Available From£495on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £2350 to £1999
One Long Houses Windermere
  • Sleeps 11
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Nestled between the hills of the Kentmere Valley, One Long Houses, commands some of the best views in the area. The eighteenth century farmhouse has been lovingly restored and opened into the adjoining barn to create one of the most impressive properties in the area. Finished to the highest standard with exacting attention to detail the current owners have created the prefect holiday retreat for friends and families.

Available From£1475on Friday
Special Offer
The Mews Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A short walk from Ambleside, you'll find this fabulous character property on the banks of the River Rothay. The setting is sublime with breathtaking panoramic views, and the property itself is a retreat to write home about. Once a coachman's cottage and stables, the property was later owned by Queen Victoria's physician, then more recently by a local artist.

Available From£695on Friday
Special Offer
Foxdene Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This luxuriously refurbished 17th century cottage takes a sublime rural setting; nestled down a leafy lane, backing onto woodland glade and gazing out over the lush Lyth Valley. Wonderful walking and cycling begins on the doorstep, and at the end of a long day you'll choose from two excellent country pubs close by.

Available From£499on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £520 to £468
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This charming character apartment nestles on the banks of the River Leven, in a magical setting at the southern outlet of Lake Windermere. Riverbank Hideaway occupies the ground floor part of an original Lakeland barn on the water's edge, converted with taste and style, with hand upholstured luxurious fabrics to create a special holiday retreat. Perfect for couples or a small family, the riverside setting is idyllic all year round.

Available From£335on Friday
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

This handsome Lakeland home takes a fantastic location above Bowness village, backing on to National Trust land and commanding superb fell and lake views. With ample living space for family or friends, the interior is comfortably furnished, warmed by feature woodburning stove and featuring characteristic oak panelling in the living room and master bedroom.

Available From£375on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Pretty as a picture, this central Bowness holiday cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the village and the boating activities in Bowness Bay. Even better, the property provides central private parking - making touring by car a breeze - and a delightful, enclosed and furnished patio for meals al-fresco on sunny days.

Available From£395on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £595 to £537
Gable Lodge Windermere
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Capturing the very essence of the Lake District this conveniently located lodge cottage has been beautifully refurbished to provide a truly sophisticated Lakeland retreat. Tucked away in a peaceful backwater, close to both Windermere and Bowness villages and the shores of the lake. The living room is made for cosy evenings in by the woodburner, the kitchen / dining room has it all and the bedrooms are chic and spacious.

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
The Bobbin Loft Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Starnthwaite Ghyll, once a thriving bobbin mill sits in the heart of the spectacularly beautiful Lyth Valley. Close by and within perfect leisurely walking distance sits the picturesque village of Crosthwaite. Take a 20 minute stroll along quiet tree laden country lanes to enjoy dinner and a glass of wine at the well renowned Punch Bowl Pub, visit the impressive 13th Century church and absorb the peace and serenity of the farmland and woods of the area.

Available From£375on Friday
Special Offer 5 nights reduced from £428 to £400
Birslack Cottage Windermere
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

This attractive cottage occupies a glorious setting with far reaching panoramic views within the grounds of the owner's home in a sleepy village called Levens complete with country pub and shop in the Lyth Valley, a 9 mile drive from the ever-popular Windermere.

Available From£325on Saturday
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
Middlerigg Ambleside
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This luxurious character property is part of a converted coach house and stables, a couple of miles from Ambleside village and a stroll from 'Brockhole', the National Park Visitor Centre incorporating the adventure thrill Treetop Trek, a must during your stay. Found up a private lane, within lovely landscaped gardens, Middlerigg has a peaceful and secluded feel without any compromise on convenience, yet inclusive Wi Fi at the property will always keep you in touch.

Available From£425on Saturday

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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.