Christmas Breaks at Waterhead

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 the Waterhead is for you to unwind, relax and completely spoil yourselves with great food, fantastic wines and a real home from home atmosphere.

Christmas Programme

Monday 23rd December 2019

Arrive to a warm welcome and piping hot glass of mulled wine together with a mince pie before unwinding and relaxing in our Bar and Lounge overlooking Lake Windermere and the fells beyond.

We will be serving a light afternoon tea as everyone settles in prior to the festivities ahead with the chance to meet friends old and new, along with our team who will be taking care of you during your stay.

The evening begins with our Manager, Beau Irwin, and his team welcoming you to a Champagne and canapé reception, following which Head Chef Adam Graham will serve a special multi-course menu to the sound of our resident saxophonist.

After dinner we will have plenty of festive games in our bar area for you to enjoy and a glass of your favourite tipple will help the night along!

Christmas Eve

Tuesday 24th December 2019

Following a hearty Lakeland breakfast, why not discover the delights of Ambleside to buy that last minute Christmas present, or simply sit back and relax in our Bar and Lounge.

Following breakfast we will be setting off on our annual ‘Champagne Walk’ as we explore the local countryside with a brief stop to toast the festive season.

Join us back in the restaurant where we will be serving a ‘Taste of the Lakes’ buffet, celebrating some of our favourite Cumbrian produce, gins and ales. Tea and coffee will also be available.

Following lunch we will then host our all new ‘Cocktail Competition’ with the chance to impress fellow guests with the winning creation taking centre stage as this evening’s pre-dinner drink.

This evening join us back in the Bar and Lounge to enjoy our award-winning cocktail together with canapés, followed by a four course dinner in our restaurant.

To top off the evening why not chance your hand at our ever-popular casino night with the opportunity to win prizes without compromising your wallet!

Our 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

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Our chimneys will be swept in anticipation of a seasonal visitor and the day begins with presents and a glass of festive bubbly 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 before returning to the hotel 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 with obligatory board games, a Christmas movie, or maybe a drink or two in our Bar and Lounge.

Join us again in the evening for a light buffet supper, the rest of the night being relaxed and informal - the perfect opportunity to unwind following the exertions of the day or maybe to challenge family and friends to a game of giant Jenga!

Boxing Day

Thursday 26th December 2019

Relax and enjoy a well-earned lie-in! Brunch will be served in the Bar & Grill and then why not take advantage of a complimentary cruise on Lake Windermere or alternatively head for the sales in the village?

Join us back in the restaurant where we will be serving a light buffet, followed by a Laurent Perrier Champagne tasting - the perfect way to spend an afternoon at Waterhead!

Tonight, begins with a ‘World of G&T’ drinks reception, featuring some of our favourite gins, paired with a selection of mixers provided by our friends at Fever Tree.

Following dinner, assemble your team for our annual ‘Festive Pub Quiz’, with prizes for the lucky winners!

A drink or two in our Bar and Lounge will round off a memorable and relaxing Christmas at The Waterhead.

Friday 27th December 2019

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

2019 Christmas Break Tariff

4 Night Christmas Breaks

Our 4 night festive break, commencing Monday 23rd December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £725 per person.

3 Night Christmas Breaks

Our 3 night festive break, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £595 per person.

Please note that participation in any hotel-arranged walks will be dependent on the wearing of appropriate footwear and, whether the walk itself occurs, will be subject to the prevailing weather conditions.

Room Supplements

Classic lake view rooms - £25 per room per night.
Luxury lake view room - £60 per room per night.

Single Occupancy

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.

Christmas Breaks Offers

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.

Additional Nights

Extend your Christmas Break -  20th, 21st, and 22nd - £110.00 per room per night for Bed and Breakfast,  or a special rate of £125 per room per night for bed and breakfast on the 27th,28th and 29th December, subject to availability.

Tariffs

Our 4 night festive break, commencing Sunday 23rd December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £695 per person.

Please note that participation in any hotel-arranged walks will be dependent on the wearing of appropriate footwear and, whether the walk itself occurs, will be subject to the prevailing weather conditions.

Room Supplements

Classic 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 breaks are 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 -  19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd - £99.00 per room per night for Bed and Breakfast,  or a special rate of £99 per room per night for bed and breakfast on the 27th or 28th December.

Terms & Conditions

To secure your festive break, a deposit of £100 per adult is required at the time of booking. This can be made by simply quoting a credit card number and details. Full payment of the outstanding balance is required 8 weeks prior to your stay and is non-refundable.

Booking Your Christmas Breaks

Our Christmas Breaks cannot be booked online. To book you Christmas Break please call us on:

0333 2203 106
(Lines Open: Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm, Weekends 10am - 4pm)

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