It’s Not Too Late to spend Christmas in the Lakes

lake district christmas breaksLeaving holiday bookings to the last minute is common practice for today’s traveller. However there are certain times of the year when just a little bit of prior planning and booking may be necessary, most notably Christmas.

For many reasons even booking to go away for Christmas may be a late decision but it is getting quite near now, just a month away in fact!

Busy schedules on the run up to Christmas are inevitable but some prospective Christmas travellers may be simply holding out for a bargain. Yes, there are offers but lets face facts, it is Christmas and understandably one of the most expensive times to go away.

Yet the Lake District for example could make Christmas more than extra special. Booking a holiday cottage is the ideal solution whether being booked for 2 or 12. Imagine a walk up the fells on a crisp Christmas morning before settling down to a delicious festive dinner. Naturally, a holiday cottage will enable guests to make dinner themselves but there is an amazing choice of restaurants and hotels who serve Christmas dinner too.

Many holiday cottage agencies have availability for the Christmas week and some have opened up the remaining selection for short breaks too. Filling guests with even more festive cheer is The Lakeland Cottage Company who are offering 20% discount on Christmas short breaks and full weeks in their cottages located in Coniston, Ullswater, Windermere and Cartmel. All would be quite simply stunning places to create and enjoy the most memorable of Christmas celebration with friends, family or just the two of you. Visit for more details and to book.

Warming offers this winter at Grasmere hotel

grasmere hotel winter offers

Oak Bank Hotel in Grasmere village is offering two fabulous winter warming offers. Choose from stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 and stay 4 nights and only pay for 3 from November 6th until February 9th 2017.

Choose to have a pre Christmas escape and be treated to Grasmere village all trimmed up and super Christmassy. The choice of shops, most independent means any last minute shopping can be done at the same time. Grasmere has an excellent selection of retailers from Lake District gift and crafts to outdoor clothing, books and not forgetting the famous Grasmere Gingerbread shop.

After Christmas get away from it all in January in full relaxation, the perfect antidote to a hectic festive and New Year period. Sit back and relax with no washing up!

After shopping, exploring the area, heading up one of the many fells on the doorstep, head back to Oak Bank, relax in front of the real log fire in the lounge with pre dinner drinks before enjoying the 2 AA Rosette food prepared by Head Chef Stephen Collier.

Changing with the seasons and making the most of the local produce found on Oak Bank’s doorstep, dining at the hotel from breakfast through to dinner is a real delight. Head Chef Stephen is a desert master, look out for his delicate use of the very now Douglas Fir.

The offer equates to just £65.33 a night per room midweek through November, December, January & early February. The only stipulation is that guests on the warming winter offer 3 for 2 or 4 for 3 deal dine in the restaurant a minimum of 2 or 3 times respectively. Being such a renowned hotel for its food with most guests choosing Oak Bank for this very reason, both new and returning guests will have the best of breaks.

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