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Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Christmas and New Year at Macdonald Leeming HouseAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Leeming HouseWatermillock Ullswater Nr. Penrith CumbriaUllswaterCA11 0JJTel 0844 879 9142International +44 1768 486674

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One of the finest hotels in Cumbria, Macdonald Leeming House is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Lake District countryside.  Set in 22 acres of gardens and woodland, experience a fantasy world Christmas surrounded by amazing countryside and join in our festive merriment.

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Christmas & New Year Packages

  • Treat your favourite guests to a wonderfully relaxing and indulgent experience when you bring them to Macdonald Leeming House for an exclusive country house party. If you have at least 50 guests, you can take over the whole of our gorgeous 200 year-old house. We’ll welcome you with a winter warmer and roast chestnuts on arrival, followed by a sumptuous three course dinner in keeping with the captivating surroundings, and a private disco afterwards. And as masters of the house, you can theme your celebrations or combine the fun with a day’s adventure on and around the lake.

    From £75.00 per person

    • Winter warmer and roast chestnuts on arrival
    • Delicious three course dinner
    • Disco to dance the night away

    Thursdays: 27th November, 11th, 18th December
    Fridays: 28th November, 5th, 12th, 19th December
    Saturdays: 29th November, 6th, 13th, 20th December

    3.00pm - 1.00am

    Prices (per person)
    Thursdays: £75.00
    Fridays: £85.00
    Saturdays: £95.00


  • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

    Arriving at our beautiful hotel, the 22-acre grounds and calm lake views set a tranquil scene for a very special Christmas celebration. Our chefs have worked hard to select the finest produce to create the most delectable two or three course festive lunch, served to you in our elegant Regency Restaurant by our friendly and professional staff. We cater for groups from two to 60. And afterwards you can relax in our lounges by roaring fires and simply enjoy the perfect peace and the wonderful views.

    From £21.95 per person

    £21.95 two courses, £26.95 three courses.

  • Treat yourself to a fabulous break this Christmas on one of our luxurious overnight packages. You can do as little or as much as you like, join in the festive entertainment, enjoy a bracing cruise on Ullswater or simply relax by our roaring fires. Arrive on Christmas Eve, enjoy a Champagne afternoon tea and relax by the open fires, then join us in the evening to tuck into a mouth-watering candlelit dinner. Next morning, welcome Christmas Day with a leisurely breakfast, then work up an appetite for a truly sumptuous five course festive lunch. And if you’ve room later, you can feast on our evening buffet! After a Boxing Day breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to cruise on the lake, with refreshments, and come back ready for our elegant black tie gala dinner with entertainment and cabaret. After a great night’s sleep, you’ll bid us a reluctant farewell – but there’s always next year!

    From £435.00 per person

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    • Champagne afternoon tea on arrival on Christmas Eve
    • Candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve
    • Leisurely breakfast on Christmas Day
    • Five course Christmas lunch and buffet dinner in the evening
    • Breakfast on Boxing Day
    • Cruise on the lake with refreshments
    • Black tie Gala Dinner with entertainment and cabaret

    Arrive 24th December from 2.00pm
    Depart 27th December

    Prices (per person)
    From £495.00 per person in a Classic room, upgrades available from £10.00 per person, per night
    Additional nights are available from £112.00 per room including breakfast

    Order Champagne to be waiting in your room for £40.00

  • Make this New Year’s Eve something to remember at our elegant black tie gala event, in one of the most beautiful of Lakeland settings. You’ll start your stay with a Champagne afternoon tea as the winter sunset falls over the Ullswater fells, then retire to your comfortable room and dress in your finery for the evening. Join us for Champagne and canapés in the drawing room before sitting down to an extraordinary six course gala dinner of exquisite deliciousness. Then the big countdown is on to welcome in 2015 with superb entertainment and amazing midnight fireworks display brings in the bells in memorable style. Next morning a leisurely breakfast awaits before you blow the cobwebs away on board one of the Ullswater ‘Steamers’ or explore the shops and attractions of Penrith, then return for an intimate candle-lit dinner. A spectacular celebration in a stunning location. Book before 30th September 2014 and receive 10% off!

    From £229.00 per person

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    • Champagne afternoon tea on arrival
    • Champagne and canapés in the drawing room before a six course gala dinner
    • Midnight fireworks display brings in the bells
    • Leisurely breakfast on New Years Day
    • Trip on the Ullswater ‘Steamers’
    • Intimate candle-lit dinner in the evening

    Wednesday 31st December and Thursday 1st January

    Arrive from 3.00pm

    Prices (per person)
    £229.00 per person for one night package (based on two people sharing a Classic Twin or Double room)
    £399.00 per person for two night package (based on two people sharing a Classic Twin or Double room)
    Upgrades available. Why not stay an extra night either side of your package from £112.00 per room per night?