The days might well draw to a close much earlier but you can still make the most of the season with a luxury winter break in Windermere – bring on lazy mornings, short walks in our stunning World Heritage landscape, and long evenings full of good food and drink.
Here are our five top tips for loving winter in the lakes:
1. Winter breaks are perfect for long, luxurious lie ins
Waiting for the day to warm up is the perfect excuse for an easy start to the morning. Make the most of our huge beds and soft, sumptuous bedding. Order a piping hot Cumbrian platter, which is served in the privacy of your suite at your chosen time, and ease yourself into the day at a relaxed pace.
2. A luxury break in Windermere means stunning winter views
Take your pick of spots to enjoy the winter light. This time of year delivers some of the most spectacular views in the Lake District. A low sun peeking through the trees will provide you with an impressive picture-perfect moment, so make sure you have your camera at the ready. Whether you choose to explore Windermere, Derwentwater or Bassenthwaite, you’re guaranteed to enjoy breath-taking scenery – and you might even be lucky enough to see the surrounding hills dusted with a layer of snow.
3. Match the shorter days with shorter walks
There’s something deeply satisfying about wrapping up warm and embracing the cold weather. Get your hats, scarves and gloves at the ready and step outside for an enjoyable walk in the Lake District. It’s the perfect time of year for less demanding strolls. And well-timed shorter walks mean you’ll also catch the earlier sunsets.
4. Make a roaring open fire part of your luxury Lake District break.
The Lake District certainly isn’t short of pubs with roaring open fires and a friendly welcome. They are an ideal place to warm up and refuel whilst you’re out and about. Discover some of the fantastic local ales and dip into tasty seasonal menus. With plenty of charm and character, some of our favourites include The Wild Boar, The Hole In’t Wall and the Elterwater Inn.
5. Add a special evening out to your winter stay in Windermere
Of course, shorter days mean longer nights, and an opportunity to make the most of the evening scene in the Lakes. If you’re more of a night owl, the bars, clubs and theatres are sure to become a highlight of your stay. Baha is Windermere’s newest super-venue and it showcases live music six nights a week. There’s certainly a lot more to the Lake District than lakes!