Creating Magical Memories: Christmas Getaways with Mill House Cottages

31 October 2023

It's never too early to plan your perfect Christmas getaway, and Mill House Cottages has a property for every type of festive escape. Whether you dream of a cozy retreat with a crackling fireplace, a picturesque lakeside adventure, or an idyllic countryside celebration, our collection of properties offers the ideal backdrop for your holiday dreams.

From enchanting decorations to scenic surroundings, our cottages are designed to make your Christmas extra special. Below are our top picks for a magical and unforgettable festive season.

pre-lit Christmas tree with assorted Christmas tree ornaments


Drakes Barn


Located in the picturesque countryside village of Lupton, Drakes Barn is the ideal holiday escape for the festive season. This gorgeous Nordic-styled property boasts two spacious king-sized bedrooms, spectacular 360 views, a hot tub, and a wood-burning fire, making it the perfect place for a festive break with friends or a romantic winter getaway.

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and explore the nearby festive attractions. Plus, with the south Lake District village of Cartmel only a short walk away, you can explore the village’s charming Christmas market if you are staying from the 24th of November.



Lakeside is a luxury, waterfront hideaway located at the gateway to the Lake District, offering an idyllic retreat for the Christmas period. Just a stone’s throw from Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this unique property is the perfect setting for a festive getaway.

With two spacious bedroom suites, cozy interior, a decking area that wraps around the property, and floor-to-ceiling stunning lakeside views, family and friends can marvel at the gorgeous turquoise lake while getting into the festive spirit.

Lakeside is well-equipped for a memorable Christmas celebration, providing a fully stocked kitchen, ample living space, and a serene atmosphere. While you’re here, you should definitely take a short trip to Beetham Nurseries’ magical Christmas market in the Lake District.

So, whether you're unwinding indoors or exploring the scenic surroundings, Lakeside offers a peaceful and joyful holiday escape for families and friends to gather and create lasting seasonal memories.


Mill House Cottages - Cumbria


Our Cumbria properties offer an exceptional Christmas escape. Nestled in the heart of the Lake District, all our 5* properties provide a winter wonderland for your festive celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a quaint cottage for a romantic retreat or a stunning spacious lodge to throw a festive party for family and friends, we have the perfect property for you.

All our properties come with luxurious amenities, stylish interiors, and picturesque surroundings, setting the stage for a magical holiday. The well-equipped kitchens and inviting living spaces make hosting a Christmas gathering effortless. If you fancy partaking in some traditional festive fun, why not pay a visit to the Dickensian Christmas Festival in Ulverston on the last weekend of November? Or you can visit the delightful town of Ambleside on the 18th of November, where you’ll be treated to a truly magical lantern and festive fireworks display!

Whether it's enjoying the tranquility of the Lakes, exploring the local culture, or simply unwinding by the fire, these cottages promise a Christmas filled with warmth and cherished memories in one of the UK's most stunning regions.

Church Mews Cottage

Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair returns with a bang

This delightfully cute cottage, residing in the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, is a splendid choice for a romantic Christmas retreat. This enchanting one-bedroom cottage combines historical charm with modern comforts to create a cozy holiday haven. The charming interior details and welcoming ambiance, make it the perfect place to celebrate the season with a loved one.

The well-appointed kitchen and spacious living areas ensure a delightful holiday experience. Located in a picturesque setting, Church Mews Cottage offers opportunities for scenic winter walks and exploration around the Lake District of the Forest of Bowland. It's the ideal home away from home for a memorable and joyful Christmas celebration. To complete your festive stay, you must take a stroll down to the Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair. Taking place from the 30th of November to the 3rd of December, you’ll be treated to parades and live entertainment, and the jolly red man himself might even make an appearance.

Like the look of our fantastic festive properties? If yes, what are you waiting for? Now is the time to secure your festive escape, ensuring you find the perfect home away from home



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