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.
New Year Breaks at Waterhead
Saturday 29th December 2018
Following a warm welcome and glass of our homemade mulled wine on arrival, unwind and relax in our Bar and Lounge and enjoy stunning views over Lake Windermere to the fells beyond.
We will be serving a light arrival buffet as everyone settles in prior to the festivities ahead. This afternoon we have selected a seasonal movie for you to relax and enjoy whilst settling into the hotel.
Join Hotel Manager Anthony Sutcliffe and his team for a champagne and canapé reception, courtesy of our friends at Laurent Perrier, followed by head chef Adam Graham’s special multi-course tasting menu, celebrating some of the very best produce and dishes the region has to offer.
After dinner we will have plenty of festive games in our bar area for you to enjoy, a glass of your favourite tipple will help the night along!!!
Sunday 30th December 2018
Following a hearty Lakeland breakfast, the early part of the day is free for you to relax.
Join us back in the restaurant where an afternoon of Bavarian fun will commence as we serve some continental classics as well as a sampling of European Beer. Tea and coffee will also be available!
Following lunch we will then host our all new treasure challenge or, alternatively, take advantage of the leisure facilities at the nearby Low Wood Bay Health Club or discover the delights of Ambleside to browse the sales.
Early evening join the team as a chilled glass of champagne awaits you prior to a Monte Carlo-inspired four course dinner in our restaurant followed by our ever-popular casino night with the opportunity to chance your hand without compromising your wallet!
New Year’s Eve
Monday 31st December 2018
Enjoy your last breakfast of 2018, and then join Anthony on a Champagne walk to Rydal Caves enjoying some fresh air before the big night ahead and toast your last walk of 2018!
This afternoon, and prior to the evening’s celebrations, a delicious afternoon tea will be served in our Bar and Lounge leaving plenty of time to prepare yourselves for the celebration ahead.
The team will then welcome you to a champagne and canapé reception before we serve a NYE gourmet six course gala dinner in our Restaurant (black tie preferred but not essential).
Our resident DJ will then raise the tempo, count down the last moments of 2018 and welcome in the New Year to the sounds of Big Ben and popping champagne corks.
New Year’s Day
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Relax and start 2019 with a well-earned lie-in and a leisurely brunch.
After brunch, why not enjoy a complimentary lake cruise on Windermere or for those of you wanting some fresh Lakeland air, there will be local walk information available - along with a flask of strong coffee for those nursing a sore head!
Back in the bar and restaurant this the afternoon we will be serving a light afternoon buffet together with our own gin tasting with Fever-Tree Tonic. Tea and coffee will also be an option for those still feels the effects of the party the night before!
Join us for a final champagne reception prior to dinner and the opportunity to assemble your teams for our annual Festive Pub Quiz, with prizes for the lucky winners!
A drink or two in our Bar and Lounge overlooking Lake Windermere will round off a memorable and relaxing New Year at The Waterhead
Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, but why not stay another night at an especially reduced rate? If commitments do pull you away, then we will have to say our fond farewells after a final hearty Lakeland breakfast.
Our four night New Year’s break, commencing Saturday 29th 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.
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.
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.
The Waterhead’s festive break 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.
Extend your New Year Break - receive a special rate of £99 per room per night for bed and breakfast on 27th and 28th December. Extend your break for a special one off rate from £99 per room bed and breakfast in a house room for the 2nd and 3rd January 2019.
To book your New Year break contact the hotel direct by telephone 0333 2203 106.
NB. Christmas and New Year packages cannot be booked online.
Terms & Conditions / Booking & Deposits
To secure your holiday, 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.