Christmas at Langdale Chase

Christmas has always been an extra special time at Langdale Chase. Edna Howarth, who built the house in 1891, held legendary gatherings for her staff and friends. It was the highlight of the year; a chance for the great and good of Windermere to make merry and enjoy the finest food and drink in the most beautiful surroundings. A century later, the tradition is reinstated in equally unforgettable fashion as we celebrate in style over three nights.

Christmas Eve

Welcome to your Christmas at Langdale Chase, a time to join in as much or a little as suits you. Arrive at any time from 1pm to give yourself plenty of time to settle in, explore the hotel and find your feet.

Do join us in the Main House for your festive afternoon treats and a glass of mulled wine. Spend time getting some fresh crisp winter air, or simply relax by the fire, read a book or play a board game before getting ready for the evening.

Evening drinks set off proceedings, a glass of  champagne and canapés wait for you before moving to the Dining Room for a five course dinner extravaganza- a fine dining journey created by Chef Michael just for the night. Soprano singer Iona  Fisher will help build the Christmas spirit with classic favourites before you retire to the bar for a night cap.

Christmas Day

As dawn breaks over the snow capped Langdale Pikes, we welcome the magic of Christmas. 

Start the day with a glass of Champagne or Bucks Fizz and our special Christmas breakfast. Take your time, linger a bit before heading back to your room to open your gifts, or better still bring down your stocking to the lounges to open them by the fire – today is all about the festivities.

A Christmas morning stroll around the private gardens offers the chance to take in the tranquillity of Lake Windermere and the amazing setting.

From midday, harpist Sarah Greenall will perform in the hall before you join us in the panoramic setting of the Dining Room for a spectacular seven course Christmas Day lunch. 

Carefully planned by Chef Michael, making the most of the finest Cumbrian produce, this is the highlight of the day. Wine pairings from the cellar or the sommelier’s selection are available for you to choose from*. The King’s Speech will be available to watch at 3pm.

In the evening, a gourmet platter supper will be served whenever suits you. If you have epic powers of endurance our extravagant cheese trolley and desserts are there to help round off an unforgettable day.

Boxing Day

After Breakfast, Boxing Day is a day to dust off  the cobwebs, take a  trip out on the Lake on us or head up to Ambleside to walk up Loughrigg for a stunning winter view of Lake Windermere and The Langdale Pikes. 

Back at the Hotel, Head Gardener Claire will lead a tour of the garden, sharing progress to date and our plans for the future. Afternoon tea will be served in either the restaurant or in the one of our lounges.

With either a relaxing afternoon behind you, or pumped up by a long walk, you will be ready for a delightful five course dinner followed by renowned swing singer Jay Irving will entertain you with some Christmas classics.

On the 27th, there is no hurry to depart, enjoy your morning before departing by midday. The team will be there to bid you farewell and we hope you come back soon.


For the three night package, prices begin from £2995 per room based on 2 sharing. Single occupancy is £2100.  Suites are available at £3895 with single occupancy at £3000
*Wine not included.

To enquire about Christmas at Langdale Chase please call 01539 432201 or email