Last Minute Christmas Cottages 2016


Relax this Christmas in the beautiful Lake District and enjoy the festivities surrounded by frosty fells and glittering lakes. What could be better during the season than an invigorating winter walk, a pint in front of a cosy pub fireplace, or just being with your loved ones in a beautiful part of the world?

The Old Homestead, Lorton Valley

The Old Homestead holiday cottageA getaway for all the family! This magnificent property is a converted longhouse for up to 25 people. With under floor heating, award-winning architectural design, and wonderful views across the Buttermere Valley, this is a great location to get everyone together over the holidays.

As if that’s not enough, the cottage is also being offered at a discounted rate for Christmas! Groups of 13 or less can also benefit from further discounts.

Sleeps 25; no pets; wood burner

Routen House, Ennerdale

Routen House holiday cottageRouten House is a stunning Victorian country farmhouse in a picture-perfect location. It is the perfect retreat to enjoy with friends and extended family – 12 people can be accommodated in 6 good-sized bedrooms, 2 of which have classically styled en-suite bedrooms. There are unspoilt views from all of the bedrooms, two stately sitting rooms, a large kitchen, and a wonderful dining room for that all important Christmas meal. The house is dog-friendly, accepting up to 3 furry friends.

Book now and save £200 on Christmas week.

Sleeps 12; 3 pets

Cockley Moor Cottage, Ullswater

Cockley Moor holiday cottageSet high on the rolling moorland of Matterdale Common to the west of Ullswater and overlooking beautiful mountaintops, Cockley Moor Cottage is a stunning house sleeping up to six people with a history as interesting as the cottage is elegant. The cottage itself was once the servants' quarters for the adjoining house, Cockley Moor, which is mentioned in the Wainwright Guides as the highest inhabited house in the Lake District. The worlds of art and science collide here, with the house, surroundings, and starry skies providing inspiration for noted artists, poets, and astronomers. Owned in the past by patron of the arts Helen Sutherland, the house has over the years played host to and provided inspiration for venerated guests such as Norman Nicholson and T. S. Elliot. This is a truly magical place to spend a truly magical time of year.

Sleeps 6; 2 pets; open fire

Eagle Cottage, Glenridding

Eagle Cottage in GlenriddingEagle Cottage is a beautiful stone built Lakeland cottage nestled in a private setting high above Glenridding Village. Offering views of the lake, Eagle Cottage has all the benefits of a secluded location whilst still being close to local amenities. There is direct fell access whether you are seeking a family friendly stroll to the beautiful Lanty’s Tarn or a big adventure onto St Sunday Crag and the Helvellyn Range. With the added option of curling up in front of the fire with some mulled wine and a mince pie, Eagle Cottage is a perfect escape for a quieter Christmas.

Sleeps 4; no pets; wood burner

15 Penrith Road, Keswick

15 Penrith Road in Keswick15 Penrith Road is a beautiful cottage with high quality and comfortable furnishings throughout. Here is a cottage that is light and spacious with thoughtful touches and a homey feel. It is the ideal place to stay for couples, families, or a group of friends and sleeps 4 in three bedrooms.

With views over the park set against the high fells of Skiddaw and Latrigg, 15 Penrith Road has a feeling of surrounding open space to it, yet it is only a five minute walk to the centre of Keswick which is a busy, vibrant, friendly town with plenty of pubs, cafes, and restaurants, as well as outdoor shops and other interesting independent shops.

If you want to escape for Christmas while maintaining the convenience of a bustling town, 15 Penrith Road could be just the place for you.

Sleeps 4; 1 pet; gas effect fire


7 Queen’s Square, Kirkby Lonsdale

7 Queen's Square in Kirkby LonsdaleA charming, stone-built Grade II listed town house nestled among the enchanting network of narrow lanes that is Kirkby Lonsdale, this attractive property has a unique position overlooking the picture-postcard grounds of St Mary's Church in the heart of the town. Period features such as deep windowsills and sash windows enhance the character of this property.

Kirkby Lonsdale is one of Cumbria's most picturesque market towns. Its position on the bank of the River Lune adds to its photogenic charm and its many grand historic buildings celebrate the town's illustrious past. Exploring the narrow winding streets and cobbled squares will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time for a real old-fashioned Christmas.

Sleeps 6; no pets; gas effect fire

Lower House, Lord’s Seat, Applethwaite

Fell views from Lower House in the Lake DistrictIf you’re looking for a quiet place to stay with great amenities nearby, then Lower House, Lord’s Seat, is the place for you. The views of the Lake District mountains are glorious and the apartment is a superb base to plan which walks you might like to take next, as well as a comforting home to return to after a day on the fells.

The busy market town of Keswick with all it has to offer is only a mile and a half away.  You can walk there along the road or on one of the many paths cutting through the village to celebrate Christmas in style in this traditional Lake District town.

Sleeps 4; no pets; wood burner

Melissa Cottage, Eskdale

Melissa Cottage holiday cottageThis lovely holiday cottage, sleeping 4, has been recently renovated to a high standard to provide comfortable self-catering accommodation with luxury contemporary furnishings and decor.

Melissa Cottage has the added advantage of an eco wood pellet burning stove . The cottage is situated in the grounds of historical Irton Hall where both Oliver Cromwell and Henry VI have visited. The 1000 year old oak tree, known as The King's Oak, is said to be where Henry spent the night after being refused shelter at the Hall by Irton, a Yorkist. The 12 acres of Irton Hall mature parkland can be enjoyed by holidaymakers and make a really unique festive location.

Sleeps 4; 1 pet; wood burner

Conifer Cottage, Keswick

Conifer Cottage in KeswickConifer Cottage is perfectly situated right at the heart of the beautiful Lake District town of Keswick. All the amenities of Keswick are right on the doorstep, the lake is just a few minutes walk away and, with it's own designated parking space, you can easily come back from exploring the stunning surrounding area and instantly relax in this wonderful cottage.

The cottage has been refurbished in December 2016, with new carpets, furniture and a brand-new kitchen so you can be sure of a comfortable Christmas in the true heart of the Lake District.

Sleeps 4; 1 pet; gas effect fire

4 Miller Bridge, Ambleside

4 Miller Bridge in AmblesideHow does an elegant apartment for two in a beautiful Victorian manor house set in a quiet area of picturesque Ambleside sound for an idyllic Christmas? Well, if that sounds like it fits the bill then take a look at 4 Miller Bridge House. The spacious apartment overlooks the house's extensive shared grounds to Ambleside and the fells beyond. Set along a quiet road next to the River Rothay, it's perfectly placed to take a walk along the river and over an idyllic stone footbridge to the town's park to make the most of everything this delightful Lakeland town has to offer.

The much-loved town of Ambleside has a vibrant atmosphere and retains all of its Victorian character while attracting mountain adventurers at the same time. With attractive slate buildings, winding alleyways, highly acclaimed restaurants, independent shops, characterful pubs, and a stunning position at the head of Lake Windermere nestled among some glorious fell scenery, it really will provide you with an idyllic Christmas.

Sleeps 2; no pets; electric fire

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