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Christmas and New year at Macdonald Old England Hotel & SpaAA 4 Stars

Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa23 Church StreetCumbriaLA23 3DFTel 0344 879 9144International +44 15394 87890

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A former Georgian mansion on the banks of Lake Windermere surveying all of the surrounding beauty of the Lake District, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is a picture perfect location for your festive celebrations.  From the warmth of our festive welcome to the tables adorned with festive novelties and the delicious food served in our award-winning restaurant, whatever your reason to celebrate, do it beautifully at Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa. 

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    Christmas & New Year Packages

    • Our beautiful Bay Room is available for dates throughout December. Suitable for parties from eight – 18 guests, it is the perfect location to treat your friends, family or colleagues. Our award-winning chefs will create a memorable feast from the finest, specially sourced ingredients for you. Call us to discuss your menu requirements and preferences. The room hire, the services of your own private head waiter and all festive decorations and accoutrements are included in the menu cost, together with a 10% bar discount for your party for the duration of the dinner.

      £40.50 per person

    • Arrive on Christmas Eve and unwind with a champagne afternoon tea enjoying the gorgeous lake view and the melodies of our harpist. Later the Lakeland Hand Bell Ringers will entertain you before rounding off the evening with a delicious dinner by candlelight. On Christmas Day take your time over an award-winning breakfast and get ready for a lavish Christmas lunch of exceptional quality and flavour. In the evening – if there’s room – it’s time to feast from our buffet and pit your wits against our quizmaster. Boxing Day begins with restaurant breakfast, then a scenic cruise on the lake or an afternoon exploring the attractions of Bowness. Later it’s back to the hotel for cocktails and canapés in the lounge and an extravagant black-tie gala dinner with entertainment and cabaret.

      From £575.50 per person

      • Champagne afternoon tea on arrival
      • Entertainment from Lakeland hand bell ringers
      • Candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve
      • Christmas lunch
      • Buffet dinner in the evening
      • Christmas Day quiz
      • Lake cruise on Boxing Day
      • Cocktails and canapés before gala dinner
      • Entertainment and cabaret
      • Breakfast each morning
      • Accommodation in a Classic bedroom
      Arrive - Thursday 24th December  Depart - Sunday 27th December 
      From £575.50 based on two people sharing a Classic room
      Check-in from 3.30pm 


    • Eat & Drink in Windermere

      Created by our exceptional culinary team and exclusively available from 1st December – 23rd December, our festive afternoon tea is a treat on the senses. Join us in our stunning Terrace Lounge, with the backdrop of Lake Windermere and the snow-covered fells, to enjoy one of England’s finest traditional afternoon teas. From our superb savouries and Chef ’s famous homemade scones with local berry jam, to the decadent dessert selection – there is no better way to spend an hour or two in the company of family and friends.

      From £19.50 per person

      Tuesday 1st - Wednesday 23rd December 
      12noon until 4.30pm
    • Kick off the New Year celebrations with champagne afternoon tea as the winter sunset tints the enchanting Lakeland landscape. Retire to your comfortable room to dress in your finery for the evening or perhaps pamper yourself in our delightful spa. Join us for cocktails and canapés in the lounge before your extraordinary gala dinner. Then it’s the big countdown to 2016 with superb entertainment and cabaret. Our piper joins the party and a Midnight firework display brings in the bells in memorable style. New Year’s Day begins with a leisurely breakfast before you blow the cobwebs away on our Windermere cruise or enjoy the shops and attractions of Bowness, all perfectly rounded off with an intimate candle-lit dinner. Depart on Saturday 2nd January after a full breakfast.

      From £429.50 per person

      • Welcome champagne afternoon tea
      • Cocktail and canapé reception
      • Gala dinner
      • Live entertainment and cabaret
      • Piper and fireworks at midnight
      • Leisurely breakfast on New Years Day
      • Windermere cruise on New Years Day
      • candle-lit dinner in the evening
      • Accommodation in a Classic room
      Arrive - Thursday 31st December
      Depart - Saturday 2nd January 
      From £429.50 based on two people sharing a Classic room