Christmas in the Lakes

Christmas in the Lakes

There’s nothing like a long country walk at Christmas time. And there are few better places to take one than the matchless English Lake District. There’s clean, fresh air, stunning views and plenty of greenery even in the depths of winter. Add the warm and welcoming pubs at the end of your walk, and that fresh air is even more appealing. So why not enjoy Christmas in Cumbria?

Your Cumbrian home from home

Guestz offer a range of apartments and family holiday homes at Eden Grove. This recent development is nestled in the grounds of a former residential school in the Cumbrian countryside. The converted original school buildings are complemented by new bungalows. All units come with everything you need for a comfortable self-catering stay, from a fully-equipped kitchen to a smart TV with apps.

You’ll be staying in the heart of the lovely Eden Valley. Which is also surrounded by some of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The Lake District National Park to the west, the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the south and the North Pennines to the east. All can easily be reached from Eden Grove. Closer to home is Bolton Village, for convenience shops, pubs and cafés.

Perfect for ‘tribal gatherings’

The range of accommodation available at Eden Grove means it’s especially suitable for family gatherings. And ideal for bringing together two or three households on a shared holiday. Spend the days with the extended tribe, but still get away to your own home from home at night. The best of both worlds! And it means no one family has to endure a seasonal invasion by playing host. No one’s imposing because everyone’s a guest.

Whether you spend Christmas itself at Eden Grove, or take a long weekend during advent, there’s everything you need here. Enjoy a truly magical Christmas getaway with friends and family.

Hike, stroll, eat, drink… enjoy

There are plenty of gorgeous walks to be had from Eden Grove itself. But you’ll probably want to get out in the Lakes as well. It’s a short drive to Keswick and Derwent Water. Or to Ullswater and the sublime Aira Force waterfall. But the whole Lake District is in easy reach. Of course, only hardened wild swimmers will be tempted by the freezing lakes and tarns in December. But everyone else can admire them from a safe distance on the shores and fells!

Ridge walking is a particular treat for hikers. And there’s the opportunity to ‘bag’ a few Wainwrights (peaks catalogued by the celebrated fell walker). Even if a gentle stroll on level ground is more your bag, the Lake District will not disappoint. From crisp morning walks to afternoon rambles, you’ll never run out of options. And what better conclusion to that walk than settling down in front of a roaring fire in a country pub?

There are plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore too. Hunt for antiques or pick up some local crafts before lunch or coffee in a cosy café or tea room. Admire historic village churches and quirky local museums. You’ll even find Christmas markets and other seasonal attractions.

And at the end of the day, you’ll return to your comfortable Cumbrian hideaway. Relive the adventures of the day over a glass or two with the tribe. And congratulate yourselves for your good judgement in booking such a fantastic Christmas break!