New Year Breaks at Waterhead

The Waterhead is the Lake District’s only four star townhouse hotel, and the perfect location to enjoy a truly special New Year’s Eve.

New Year Breaks

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 2021

Wednesday 29th December

We warmly welcome guests old and new to our four night New Year break with a glass of mulled wine and homemade mince pies on arrival.

This afternoon we will be serving an informal afternoon tea as everyone settles in prior to the festivities ahead and tonight, join our management team for a festive cocktail and canapé reception, followed by head chef Adam Graham’s special multi-course menu, celebrating some of the very best Cumbrian produce and dishes.

Thursday 30th December

Following a hearty Lakeland breakfast, unwind and relax in our Bar and Lounge and enjoy stunning views over Lake Windermere to the fells beyond.

We will be serving a leisurely buffet this afternoon alongside an informal Laurent Perrier Champagne Tasting with the opportunity to perhaps decide your tipple of choice for the big night tomorrow!

The evening begins with a champagne and canape reception and dinner in our restaurant, followed by the opportunity to assemble your teams for our popular annual Festive Pub Quiz, with prizes for the lucky winners!

New Year’s Eve

Friday 31st December 2021

Enjoy your last breakfast of 2021, and then join us on our annual Champagne walk, enjoying some fresh air before the big night ahead!

Back in the bar and restaurant this afternoon we will be serving a light afternoon buffet together with our own informal wine tasting in conjunction with our friends at Lakeland Vintners. Tea and coffee will also be an option for those pacing themselves for the night ahead!

Tonight, join us back in the bar and lounge to enjoy champagne and canapés, followed by 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 2021 and welcome in the New Year to the sounds of Big Ben and popping champagne corks.

New Year’s Day

Saturday 1st January 2022

Relax and start 2022 with a well-earned lie-in and a leisurely brunch.

Following this, 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!

This afternoon, and following a light lunch, we will be hosting our inaugural gingerbread house making competition together with a piping hot glass of mulled wine for all competitors!

Join us tonight for welcome drinks followed by an informal dinner in our hotel restaurant. Then why not chance your hand with the return of our popular casino night with the opportunity to chance your hand without compromising your wallet!

A drink or two in our Bar and Lounge overlooking Lake Windermere will round off a memorable and relaxing New Year at The Waterhead.

Sunday 2nd January 2022

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.


2021/22 Tariffs

4 Night Package

Our 4 night package, commencing Wednesday 29th December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £725 per person.

3 Night Package

Our 3 night package, commencing Thursday 30th December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £615 per person.

2 Night Package

Our 2 night package, commencing Friday 31st December, including all the entertainment and meals detailed above, starts from only £495 per person * Please note only House rooms available on the 2 night package.

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 Room - £40 per room per night.

Luxury Lake View Room - £90 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 a small number of other double rooms that may be allocated for single occupancy, subject to availability

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.


2021 Terms & Conditions / Bookings & Deposits

Festive Deposit Payments

At the time of booking your Christmas or New Year Festive Package a £200.00 per room deposit will be taken to confirm your break.


Festive Total / Final Payments

The remaining balance is to be paid by 31st October for bookings made before this date.

For bookings made after the 31st October the full amount will be taken at the time of booking.


Festive Package Cancellations

£200.00 per room is deemed a non-refundable / transferable deposit.


Festive Package Total / Final Payment Cancellation

Should you need to cancel your Festive package after the full payment has been taken:

Before 1st December Less the deposit, half of the amount will be transferred to another stay within the 12-month period or transferred to the following years package with the other half of the balance refunded.

After 1st December the total cost would be lost.

We recommend individual holiday insurance be taken out.


Free Festive £200 T&CS

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for further details.


Booking Your New Years Break

Free Festive £200

When you book and pay a £200 deposit on any Christmas or New Year package to secure your booking you will receive an amount of £200 to use on any other online booking. An exclusive link in your Festive package confirmation email will allow you to save up to £200 on your next online booking. This offer will be valid throughout the year on any booking taken by 20th December 2021.

Our Festive Packages are bookable both online or over the phone. For online bookings simply click the buttons below:

3 Night Package

4 Night Package

To book you New Years Break by phone please call us on:

0333 2203 106
(Lines Open: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 8pm, Weekends 10am - 4pm)

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