Christmas and New Year breaks: Lake District

December 15, 2020
Christmas New Year break in Lake District National Park

Most of us have been stuck indoors for months and a time like this when everything around you screams holidays is something very special. Christmas is a time when you say bye-bye to all those work and study commitments of your life. It is a time dedicated for our families and loved ones.

Most of us have been working from home this year and let me tell you, you should consider yourself lucky for being safe in these terrible times of Covid-19. But it is now the time to take that holiday with your loved ones and give yourself a chance to live the Christmas as it should be.

However, if you or a loved one are supposed to be isolating due to coronavirus, I do not recommend you or anyone affected, to leave their place and travel in public. Afterall, health comes first and we all still believe in ‘Stay home, stay safe’ motto, right?!

But if you can and it is safe to do so, I highly recommend taking a festive break in the Lake District National park in Cumbria – up in the North. Honestly, the beauty of the place is indescribable and it leaves people awestruck by the natural beauty of the mountains with lakes flowing between the valleys.

It is a 5 or 6-hour drive from London depending on where you live. Although the drive is a long one, there are many services on the way for stopovers. These services are great for stretching for the one who is driving and you can also grab some food and drinks.

Check out the list of options for some of the hotels in the Lake District National Park, perfect for families and loved ones, that are offering some great break options for Christmas and/or new year.

Inn on the Square

The Inn on the square is located in Keswick. The Inn has 3 types of bedrooms including herdwick luxury room, town room and hygge room. There are 13 herdwick luxury rooms at the Inn and all rooms come with the complimentary WIFI. And just like any other good standard hotels, the rooms at Inn on the Square has all the basic amenities like tea and coffee machines, hairdryer, daily cleaning services and more.

Inn on the Square is great for families specially for this time of the year. They have some great offers for Christmas and New Year breaks. And if you are a family with a dog-member, then its perfect, as the Inn is dog-friendly too. There is plenty of amazing food and drink options for everyone.

There is a beautiful, picturesque spot, only a short walk from the Inn. So, make sure you take that walk and enjoy the amazing views of the place.  

Address: Market Square, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5JF

Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa

The Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa is also located in Keswick. The Lodore Falls has 5 types of bedrooms, including deluxe spa suites, lodore suites, lake view rooms, classic rooms and standard rooms. All rooms come with complimentary WIFI and other basic amenities that comes with any good standard hotel and spa. The Lodore Falls has a small but a great gym so if you are somebody who doesn’t want to sacrifice their workout regime, this one is a perfect match. Oh, and did I forgot to mention, it is dog-friendly too?

There are plenty of options to pick from in terms of food and drinks. A contemporary restaurant, a bar and Mizu – a Pan-Asian restaurant are some of the choices to eat at the Lodore Falls.

Just like any other hotels in the area, the scenery is spectacular here. Make sure you have your camera packed for this break, if you are someone who likes to keep photos for memories.

Address: Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

Borrowdale Hotel

Another great hotel option in Keswick is the Borrowdale Hotel. It is located in the Borrowdale Valley and the views are just out of the world, specially if the peaks are filled with snow.

Another great hotel option in Keswick is the Borrowdale Hotel. It is located in the Borrowdale Valley and the views are just out of the world, specially if the peaks are filled with snow.

Borrowdale Hotel has 3 type of bedrooms including prestige room, classic room and standard room. Again, all rooms come with free WIFI and basic amenities. Borrowdale Hotel is also dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your furry-friends in care of friends or pet-sitters.

Borrowdale offers food and drink options to suits all ages. So, if you or the kids love a burger or sandwich, you are in for a treat.

Address: Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UY

If hotels are not your thing and you prefer a much private space of your own, then the Airbnb is rather a perfect option for you. Airbnb properties are self-catering which means it is perfect for that Christmas dinner being cooked by the family. Although many hotels are practicing the safety precautions for social distancing, Airbnb is much more suitable for people for whom social distancing is highly important or needed. Some of the great Airbnb options to consider are listed below.

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The Lake House Airbnb

The Lake House is an Airbnb situated in Windermere. It has a 4.8 rating and is a super-host property. The Airbnb offers 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and it is perfect for up to 8 people. the Airbnb is perfect for larger groups.

The Lake house is located close to Ambleside, which is literally the centre of the Lake District national park. Some of the amazing views can be captured in your camera from here.

Comraich Lodge Airbnb

Comraich Lodge is an Airbnb situated in the Limefitt Holiday Park of the Troutbeck Valley in the Lake District national park. The Lodge is a super-host property and is a very bright and airy property designed in a modern style.

The lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which means the lodge can sleep up to 4 people. this will be a perfect option for smaller groups or families. Comraich Lodge is dog-friendly too.

Just as you would expect from the surrounding of the national park, the views are just amazing.

Midland Bank Chambers Flat Airbnb

The Midland Bank Chambers is an Airbnb option for anyone who prefers an apartment for their stay. The Midland Chambers is a modern, contemporary style apartment, located in Ambleside. The apartment has a rating of 4.8 and is a super-host property like the ones listed above.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and it is perfect for up to 4 people. Although the apartment is based in the town centre, there are a couple of places around to grab a coffee or have dinner at. You can also experience lakeside walks just a few steps from the property.

Staying in the Lake District national park has got a lot to offer for the families visiting the park for their festive breaks. You along with your loved ones, can do a lot of things nearby. Some of the possible stuff to visit around are listed below.

  • Lodore Falls Waterfall
    • Derwentwater Lake
    • Ashness Bridge
    • Catbells Mountain
    • Keswick Town Centre
    • Visit Honister Mine
    • Skiddaw Mountain
    • Lake District Wildlife Park

So what are you waiting for? Book your place of liking, pack your bags, grab your cameras, and drive off to spend a great holiday break with family. Happy holidays everyone! XX

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