Last-Minute Christmas Cottages 2018


What’s your ideal way to spend Christmas? Perhaps you love getting involved in all the fanfare of the festive period, surrounded by family, friends and a plentiful supply of food? Or maybe you’d prefer things a bit quieter, and would relish the chance to put your feet up for a few days in front of a fire?   

However you dream of spending Christmas, the Lake District offers something for everyone.

Whether it’s an activity-filled getaway with your family, or a bit of tranquillity for just you and your loved one, here’s our selection of last-minute Christmas cottages for your perfect festive break. What could be better than waking up on Christmas morning in the beautiful Lake District?

The Pump House, Appleby

The Pump House in ApplebyThe Pump House is a characterful retreat sitting on the banks of the River Eden and would make the perfect place for a romantic Christmas holiday for two. Its upside-down layout – with the living areas on the first floor – make the most of its lovely views over the river towards the church.

Appleby is a wonderful market town with its own castle and plenty of shops and eateries to explore. With 21st century amenities merging harmoniously with the historic buildings around the market square, the town offers traditional delights with all modern conveniences! Footpaths lead from and around the outside of the town and are ideal for a gentle, Christmas day stroll!

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £415

Discover our other cottages in and around Appleby.

Helm Mint, Windermere

Helm Mint in WindermereHelm Mint is a studio apartment that is simply ideal either for a couple or if you’re travelling solo. Found in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by open countryside, you’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere better for a more tranquil Christmas. But if you fancy something more lively, the popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere is an easy drive away.

Windermere, England’s longest lake, is also the Lake District’s most popular. With plenty to do on and around the water – including walks, cruises and, if you’re feeling brave, swimming – it’s not hard to see why the lake has such enduring popularity!

Sleeps 2, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £460

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Hollin View, Bampton nr Haweswater

Log burner at Hollin View near Haweswater

Why not spend Christmas with family or friends in this 17th century character cottage? Hollin View offers luxurious furnishings whilst still maintaining its original charm with its wood burning stove and original beamed ceiling. Wrap up warm and head outside to the pleasant patio area, where you can enjoy a mince pie at the picnic table whilst enjoying the views of Howes Beck waterfall.

The village setting of Bampton offers a village store, post office, tearoom, pub and garage, and is just two miles from the tranquillity of Haweswater, which offers walking for all abilities.

Sleeps 4, 2 pets
Christmas 2018: £625

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Cherry Tree Barn, Eden Valley

Mountain views from Cherry Tree Barn in the Eden ValleyThis rural hideaway, hidden in the picturesque countryside of the Eden Valley, is a perfect quirky home for a last-minute Christmas break. The views from the property are wonderful and at this time of year you can look over the mountains of the Pennines, which are likely to be capped in glistening white snow! You won’t find Santa’s reindeer here, but you will find some friendly ponies parading in the adjoining fields – something that the kids will love!

There is plenty of walking straight from the front door and the nearby child-friendly pub, the New Crown Inn, offers restaurant-style dining and a relaxing setting in front of an open fire.

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £390

Take a look at our other cottages in the Eden Valley.

Slate Knoll, Keswick

Slate Knoll in KeswickA warm welcome to Slate Knoll, a charming, first floor apartment in the heart of Keswick. The unusual, Alpine-style exterior hides a modern interior with comfortable furnishings and wonderful fell views.

Keswick is an incredible place to stay for Christmas with lots of eateries (many of which will serve food on Christmas Day), attractions and, of course, unparalleled surrounding scenery! With so much to do in the town, you can leave your car in the private parking space at Slate Knoll and spend your whole stay exploring on foot!

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £570

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Burnthwaite Farm Cottage, Wasdale

Burnthwaite Farm Cottage in WasdaleIf you want a truly peaceful Christmas with no WiFi, no TV reception, and unparalleled scenery, then Burnthwaite Farm Cottage is just the ticket. Found in Wasdale – a valley known for having England’s deepest lake, highest mountain, and smallest church – the farm cottage would make a perfect Christmas getaway for those who really want to get back to basics and explore the beautiful countryside. From riverside walks to scaling the heights of mountains like Scafell Pike, this is the place to spend your time on foot. The valley is also the birthplace of British climbing and there are climbs of all grades to be explored.

Wasdale has three pubs so you won’t go hungry (or thirsty!) and the nearby village of Gosforth has shops and a bakery for your basic provisions.

Sleeps 4, 2 pets
Christmas 2018: £460

Take a look at our other cottages in Wasdale.

Greengage Cottage, Eskdale

Greengage Cottage in EskdaleNext door to Wasdale is Eskdale, one of the Lake District’s most unspoiled valleys, which still remains relatively undiscovered compared to other parts of the national park. Greengage Cottage is found in Eskdale village, which has a village shop and a pub serving tasty food (and is open on Christmas Day).

The cottage boasts stunning views of the mountains and walks start from your front door – take a stroll along the River Esk or challenge yourself further with a hike up the fells. A short drive away (or a walk if you’re feeling energetic), is Ravenglass, the Lake District’s only seaside village, where you can enjoy a sunset over the estuary or hop on the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature steam railway.

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £500

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Yewdale Crags Apartment, Coniston

Yewdale Crags Apartment in ConistonA cottage that will appeal especially to families with young children, Yewdale Crags is a comfortable first floor apartment, well-equipped with everything you would expect from a self-catered cottage.

Though situated on a quiet lane, Yewdale Crags is just a short stroll from Coniston Water and Coniston village with its shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. There are also hundreds of walks available around the area, or why not hop onto a wonderful Steam Yacht Gondola and explore the water in style?

Sleeps 4, 0 pets
Christmas 2018: £520

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Clough View, Threlkeld

Clough View in ThrelkeldSituated in an imposing stonebuilt barn conversion at the foot of Blencathra and conveniently located on the A66 road, Clough View makes a perfect base for easy access to the wider Lake District with Keswick, Penrith and the M6 and easy drive away.

Clough View makes a perfect budget Christmas getaway with its wonderful views and a pub – The White Horse Inn – just a few yards from the door. Welcoming up to two well-behaved pooches, this will be a wonderful Christmas base whether you have two legs or four!

Sleeps 4, 2 pets
Christmas 2018: £410

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Meadowside Cottage, Bassenthwaite

Meadowside Cottage in BassenthwaiteThis bright, modern cottage, conveniently located for the popular market towns of Keswick and Cockermouth, is a stylish spot to relax at Christmas. The open plan living area – complete with mood lighting and an electric fire – offers plenty of room for everyone to spread out after a delicious festive lunch!

Whatever you want to do with your Christmas, Meadowside Cottage is conveniently located for it all! Explore wooded paths in Whinlatter Forest, stroll along the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, head up mighty Skiddaw, or discover cobbled streets, the Jennings Brewery, and Wordsworth’s childhood home in the Gem Town of Cockermouth.

Sleeps 4, 2 pets
Christmas 2018: £690

See our other cottages available in and around Bassenthwaite.

Longrigg Green, Eskdale

Longrigg Green in EskdaleLongrigg Green is a wonderful family home with lots of space to spread out in. Nestled next to the secluded Miterdale Valley in the village of Eskdale Green, it offers a large garden (complete with babbling brook), a relaxing conservatory, mountain views and a roaring open fire – just perfect for falling asleep in front of after a long day of Christmas celebrations!

For something a little different during your stay, you must head for the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature steam railway, which tootles through the valley from the coast, or to the spectacular Muncaster Castle with its history and family-friendly events.

Sleeps 5, 2 pets
Christmas 2018: £820

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