2014 Christmas Breaks at the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside

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The Waterhead is the Lake District’s only four star townhouse hotel, and the perfect location to enjoy a truly special Christmas. The interior is stylish and luxurious belonging firmly in the twenty-first century, but the exterior views are timeless with the Bar & Grill and many of the 41 rooms looking out over a tranquil Lakeland setting with a backdrop of Wetherlam Fell and Coniston Old Man. Our aim at Waterhead is for you to unwind, relax and completely spoil you with our sumptuous selection of culinary delights throughout your stay, whilst enjoying our home from home atmosphere.

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2014 Christmas Breaks - Programme

Christmas Eve – Wednesday 24th December 2014

Following a warm welcome and glass of our ‘secret recipe’ homemade mulled wine on arrival, you can unwind and relax in our Bar and Lounge whilst enjoying some festive nibbles with stunning views over the Lake to the fells beyond. Suitably refreshed why not discover the delights of Ambleside to buy that last minute Christmas present, or alternatively relax and unwind in our bar and lounge with a glass of your favourite tipple.

Mark Needham, General Manager, and his team then welcome you to the evening celebrations with a champagne and canapé reception, followed by a luxurious four course dinner in the stylish surroundings of the Bar & Grill Restaurant.

It’s then time for our ever-popular casino night, with blackjack, roulette and the wheel of fortune game. The local parish churches welcome the community and visitors alike for midnight mass and a glass of mulled wine will await your return to the hotel.

Christmas Day - Thursday 25th December 2014

Our chimneys will be swept in anticipation of a seasonal visitor who will greet you with presents and a glass or two of Bucks Fizz prior to a full Christmas breakfast. Although we’re sure that for many the rest of the morning may be spent opening gifts, why not enjoy some stimulating and invigorating Lakeland air on one of our local walks where we will give you a flask of mulled wine to enjoy on your way. Hopefully, you’ll now have some space for our traditional five course Christmas Day lunch served with all the trimmings, followed by the Queen’s speech televised at 3pm in the bar. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the obligatory board game or a Christmas movie, or maybe a cheeky siesta.

Join us again in the evening for a light but sumptuous buffet supper, the rest of the evening being relaxed and informal and the perfect opportunity to unwind following the exertions of the day.

Boxing Day - Friday 26th December 2014

Relax and enjoy a well-earned lie-in! Brunch will be served in the Bar & Grill. Following this, you could take advantage of a complimentary cruise on Lake Windermere or head for the sales in the village. In the afternoon join the team for a light Cumbrian buffet along with cocktail demonstrations and table magic.

This evening’s three course dinner will feature our chef’s twist on some traditional British Pub favourites served in the Bar & Grill, keeping with the theme it’s then time to assemble your team for the Waterhead Festive Pub Quiz with prizes for the lucky winners.

A drink or two overlooking Lake Windermere will round off a memorable and relaxing Christmas at The Waterhead.

Saturday 27th December 2014

Following a final hearty Lakeland breakfast the team at the Waterhead will bid you farewell and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Christmas Breaks Tariffs 2014

Our 3 night festive break, commencing 24th December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £550 per person. If commitments do not allow you a 3 night break, then we can also offer a 2 night break, commencing 24th December, from £450 per person.

Room Supplements

Lake view rooms - £25 per room per night. Luxury Lake view room - £60 per room per night.
Single occupancy - we have two single rooms. Once these have been sold, a supplement of £75 per night will apply to double rooms required for single occupancy.

Discounts

If there are three or more couples in your party, and you will be requiring a table of six or more for meals, then you may all be eligible for a 5% discount. Please contact us for details.

Children's Rates

The Waterhead’s festive break is not suited to young children and so we are unable to welcome those under 15. Any young adults over this age will be charged at the full adult rate.

Additional Nights

Extend your Christmas Break - 21st, 22nd or 23rd -£80.00 per person for Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a House Room, or a special rate of £115 per person per night for Dinner, bed and breakfast in a House Room on the 27th and 28th December.

Booking your 2014 Christmas Break

To book your Christmas holiday contact the hotel direct by telephone: 08458 504 503.

Terms & Conditions

Booking & Deposits

For more information, or to book your Christmas or New Year Holiday, please telephone us or email us. To secure your holiday, a non-refundable deposit of is required at the time of booking. This can be made by simply quoting a credit card number and details, or by sending a cheque which must be received within 7 days of the booking being made.

Festive Terms and Conditions

  1. £100.00 Deposit per adult is taken at the time of booking.
  2. £100.00 Deposit per Child is taken at the time of booking if staying in there own room.
  3. The final balance is required 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  4. Deposits for Festive packages are non-refundable.

Contact us

Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0ER  
email: reservations.waterhead@englishlakes.co.uk