Winter breaks

Winter Breaks

From November to March

From November to March our cosy Lakes holiday cottage is available at off season rates. You can take a short break if you like. Our minimum stay is 3 nights and we can be flexible about changeover days. The best value is for a 7 night stay. Check your dates on the booking chart at the bottom of this page to see availability, rates, and weekly discount offers.

Why would I want to take a winter break in the Lake District?

There are lots of reasons to take a winter break in the Lake District. The Lake District has recently been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, recognising the unique beauty and culture of this area. That beauty if often at its best in winter.

If you are thinking of a winter break, there are lots of reasons why our holiday cottage might be a good choice. Winter breaks at our cottage are enjoyable whatever the weather. Just read the reviews by guests who stayed in December and January by clicking on this link.!

stove brockstone recent photo

Log burning stove in our Grasmere cottage

Here’s the lovely log fire to relax by on a winter evening.

Perched high on a Lakeland hillside with glorious views, Brockstone Cottage gets any sun that the Lake District has to offer in the winter months.brockstone-sun-view-january-25281-2529Here’s a photo taken on a sunny January day. On a ¬†winter’s day, enjoy a relaxed breakfast, then put on your boots and start walking from the door, making the maximum use of the daylight hours. Return home to a warm cosy cottage, soak in the spa bath, then spend the evening by the log burning stove, reading, listening to music, watching a film, doing a jigsaw or just gently snoozing .

Restaurants, pubs, theatres, cinemas

You can go out of course! The restaurants, pubs, cinemas and theatres are quiet, and you’ll be made very welcome.

The best value if for a full week’s stay, but we are happy to offer shorter breaks. Please email us for quotes.

Here are a few photos I’ve taken of the area in winter. The views can be better than summer, as there are no pesky leaves on the trees …

alcock-tarn-walk-grasmere-january-sunset-004

Rydal Water taken above Brockstone Cottage

Winter sun at Brockstone Grasmere Cottage

It is widely acknowledged that most of us in this Northern island don’t get enough sun in winter. We can’t guarantee sun in the Lakes in winter, but we can promise you that if you wrap up warm ( waterproofs may be needed too) and get outdoors in winter you will feel much better than if you stay huddled up indoors.

Winter breaks are good for you. It’s a fact. Winter breaks in the countryside refuel body and soul.

Langdale Ridge from Alcock Tarn, Late January afternoon

Langdale Ridge from Alcock Tarn, Late January afternoon

red-squirrel-january-walk-010allan-bank-grasmere