Christmas on Lake Windermere
- Enjoy Christmas fare
Look forward to a traditional Christmas lunch at your hotel.
- Macdonald Old England
The Hotel & Spa boasts an enviable waterfront setting.
- Peter Rabbit
Step into the world of Beatrix Potter’s mischievous creation.
- Wnder Wonderland
Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Windermere this winter.
- No fly
- Full board
Enjoy Christmas in the Lake District
Where better to spend Christmas than a former Georgian mansion on the banks of Lake Windermere, from where you can drink in the beauty of the Lake District.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is a perfect location for your festive celebrations, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome, tables adorned with festive novelties and the delicious foods of the season served in the stylish restaurant. After arriving at the hotel on December 23, look forward to a welcome drink of mulled wine to help you settle into your surroundings before dinner. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on Christmas Eve before you can look forward to what is sure to be a breathtaking, and bracing, cruise on gorgeous Lake Windermere this morning. Return to the hotel for a buffet lunch and a relaxing afternoon at leisure. Enjoy some live piano music performed over dinner, another another three-course affair with coffee, which should help if you wish to attend Midnight Mass this evening, St Martin’s Church is located just over the road from the hotel.
Kick-off Christmas Day with a breakfast buffet before a morning at leisure - why not use the hotel’s complimentary Wi-Fi to catch up with friends or family via video call before returning to the restaurant for a sumptuous Christmas lunch. If you still have room this afternoon there will be mince pies, tea and coffee served during the Queen’s speech. Dinner tonight is a lighter, buffet-style affair.
After breakfast on Boxing Day, look forward to a very special included excursion to help clear your head of any festive excesses. The Lake District’s natural beauty and abundant wildlife inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much-loved stories. Just a short stroll from the hotel entrance is the World of Beatrix Potter – an attraction which draws hundreds of thousands of tourists each year who flock to explore this wonderful landscape where Potter’s tales are brought to life. Be sure to keep an eye out for that pesky Peter Rabbit and watch your step in Mr McGregor’s garden.
There will be another buffet lunch back at the hotel this afternoon and your final dinner with your fellow guests. Check out after breakfast the following day to begin your journey home.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Traditional Christmas lunch
- Dedicated Saga Host
- Welcome drink
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights
- Windermere cruise
- The World of Beatrix Potter
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, 23 Church St, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3DF
The Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa (4Q) is considered one of the finest locally rated 4-star hotels in the Lake District. Set in the heart of the rugged Cumbrian countryside, it boasts stunning views of the beautiful Lake Windermere – the largest lake in England – with its own private jetties allowing you to get even closer to the natural beauty of the region. The elegant hotel is light and airy throughout and offers superb spa facilities which are complimentary for hotel guests.
All 106 en-suite rooms are traditionally furnished but boast a range of modern conveniences.
Tea coffee making facilities
Iron with Ironboard
Food and Drink
Your stay at the Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is on a full-board basis. The Restaurant at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa sits on the shore of Lake Windermere and boasts stunning views over the lake and surrounding fells. Breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner will be served buffet-style, with the other dinners three-course waiter-served affairs with coffee to finish. The Terrace Lounge is an elegant lounge and cocktail bar boasting more stunning views over the water.
Indoor swimming pool
Treatments (extra charge)
Set in north-west England in the county of Cumbria, the Lake District captivates visitors with its chocolate-box scenery of rolling hills, mountain peaks and ancient woodlands, as well its sprinkling of charming villages and hamlets that dot the landscape. As well as being home to England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its deepest Lake, Wastwater, the Lake District's famous countryside has coloured the imaginations of some of England's best-loved literary icons including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Of course no visit to the Lake District is complete without exploring Lake Windermere, which stretches for 11 miles.
Bowness lies on its eastern shore, from where you can catch boats like buses and really appreciate the idyllic beauty of the lake and its surrounding scenery. From here, cruises on the lake make it easy to see all the best attractions that line the banks, including the Lakes Aquarium and the Lakeland Motor Museum, with its extensive collection of vintage automobiles, scooters and motorcycles.
The World of Beatrix Potter
Rekindle fond memories of Peter Rabbit's adventures in Mr McGregor's garden, Jemima Puddle-Duck's misfortune at the hands of the Foxy Whiskered Gentleman or Tom Kitten's mischievous misdeeds during his mother's tea party at The World of Beatrix Potter, a short walk from your hotel in the town of Bowness-on-Windermere.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Enjoy a cruise on the beautiful waters of Lake Windermere, enjoying the sprawling views of the countryside that surround you. It's the largest lake in England and home to the elusive Brownessie monster. Likely a distant cousin of Nessie, this snake-like beast has been sighted several times in recent years lurking beneath the surface of the scenic lake – keep your camera at the ready in case you spot it!
Included on 4 nights itinerary