With the festive season fast approaching, it’s not just families who are thinking about the possibility of going away over Christmas. Whether it be during Christmas or perhaps a break after to recharge batteries (Twixmas) or even for a New year knees up.
The number of couples choosing to spend Christmas away is increasing each year. With less and less annual leave for many and the stress of an extending family and large Christmas lunches to cater for, the Christmas break is ever important.
An excellent destination for Christmas escapism is the English Lake District. It is a Christmas destination for all. There is a fantastic choice of Lake District hotels to stay at with most offering special Christmas packages to take away all the stress and hassle. A particularly good location is Windermere and the hotels in the Lake District really go to town during the festive period. Windermere and the surrounding area is one to visit no matter what time of the year but around and during Christmas, the streets are lined with decorations. The village itself, close to Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells, but also to Ambleside, Grasmere and Coniston. Windermere lake cruises can be taken and even private charters can be booked for an extra special Christmas treat. The difference in scenery is evident whilst cruising the lake from the pretty countryside of Newby Bridge to the rugged fells when approaching Waterhead. Walking off a Christmas dinner couldn’t be done in a better setting. A short stroll down to the lake or for those serious walkers, a hike up Fairfield to blow the cobwebs away. Some hotels offer guided walks by qualified guides with organised cruises and events at the hotel all part of the Christmas package.
Carol concerts are held in both locations and if a spot of last minute shopping is required, Windermere and Bowness have a plethora of gift shops. Our Lady of Windermere and St Herbert Roman Catholic church welcome visitors wanting to attend midnight mass also. For the second year running and on the back of such a successful inauguration, the Windermere Christmas Market returns on the weekend of December 9th and 10th.
Applegarth Villa Hotel still has some availability for their 3 or 4 night Christmas breaks. They will look after everything for you whilst giving everyone the opportunity to explore and unwind in complete relaxation. Visit http://www.lakesapplegarth.co.uk/special-breaks/lake-district-christmas-breaks to view all the festive fun and to book.