The Lake District is a magical place to celebrate the Christmas season. Imagine enjoying crisp winter walks with your family and loved ones, taking in the stunning fells sprinkled with snow. Then it's on to a traditional Lakeland pub for a pint festive ale or mulled wine before retiring for the night at your cosy cottage. We have fabulous cottages still available for Christmas and New Year. Whether you're looking for a 3 night getaway or a 7 night stay, browse all our festive cottages here.
To help inspire you, we've rounded up some of our favourite things about our Christmas cottages below...
It's all about the views...
The Old Joiner's Shop is one of our newest cottages and has a glorious setting in peaceful Eskdale. The views over the valley are breathtaking and you can soak up the scenery from the bright conservatory or out on the decking area. Sleeps 6-8 with 2 pets welcome.
Peace is the word
If it's seclusion and calm you want this Christmas, Irt Valley View is a wonderfully remote option. The cottage is based near Wasdale, one of the quietest and most remote valleys in the Lakes. Wastwater is the nearest lake and on a clear, cold evening the stars are amazing. Sleeps 6.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
After a walk over the fells, what could be better than curling up by a traditional open fire with a bubbling hot chocolate. Helm Lune is less than a mile from Windermere Lake and has a stylish living area with a charming fireplace for those chilly festive nights...
Visit the pub on Christmas Day
One of our annual traditions on Christmas day is a family trip to the pub for a wee drink before lunch. If you fancy being in walking distance of one our friendly Lakeland inns, have a look at Rose Cottage in Threlkeld. It has a pub, the Horse & Farrier next door! How handy is that for a wee festive tipple...or two... Sleeps 6.
Let's get romantic!
How about getting away from it all, just the two of you this year! Cosy Cottage sleeps 2 and is set in one of Cumbria's best kept secrets...the Eden Valley. Comfortable, warm and quaint with stylish touches to create a special break away. The local pub is also just a 2 minute stroll away from the door. Sleeps 2, 1 pet welcome.
Get-together with all the family
Routen House is a superb property to whisk all your nearest and dearest too. Our grand Victorian country house is large enough for everyone to have their own space and has 6 generous bedrooms all featuring amazing views over Ennerdale. There are also two grand sitting rooms, a large kitchen and a dining room - ideal for Christmas lunch! After you've opened all your pressies, enjoy a walk through the 4 acres of land the property is set amongst, stretching down to the lake. Sleeps 12, 3 pets welcome.
For further ideas, browse all of our Christmas Cottages on our dedicated page.