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Christmas and New Year at Macdonald Swan HotelAA 3 Stars

Macdonald Swan HotelKeswick Road, GrasmereCumbriaLA22 9RFTel 0344 879 9120International +44 1539 435742

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Bulit in the 1650s as a coaching inn, the Macdonald Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District.  Nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views stretching across fells and beautiful landscapes, get away from it all this festive season and enjoy a relaxing break.  Impeccable service, great food and time to just absorb the amazing surroundings.  

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    Christmas & New Year Packages

    • If you’re looking for something truly special for a party of 50 to 70 people this festive season, imagine how pleased you will be to receive an invitation to stay at an historic Coaching Inn. Amid the gorgeous surroundings of the charming village of Grasmere, your guests will enjoy comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast, with a hearty festive pub fayre buffet laid out before them in the evening. You’ll get exclusive use of the hotel, and enjoy a winter warmer and Grasmere gingerbread on arrival, followed by a traditional cask ale and wine reception. And then you can dance the night away to classic tunes chosen by our own DJ.

      From £75.50 per person

      • Exclusive use of hotel
      • Full English breakfast
      • Winter warmer and Grasmere gingerbread on arrival
      • Traditional cask ale and wine reception
      • Buffet dinner
      • Resident DJ entertainment
      November 2015
      Thursday 26th - £75.50 per person
      Friday 27th - £85.50 per person
      Saturday 28th - £95.50 per person

      December 2015
      Thursday 3rd - £75.50 per person
      Friday 4th - £85.50 per person
      Saturday 5th - £95.50 per person
      Thursday 10th - £75.50 per person
      Friday 11th - £85.50 per person
      Saturday 12th - £95.50 per person
      Thursday 17th - £75.50 per person
      Friday 18th - £85.50 per person
      Saturday 19th - £95.50 per person
      Times - Check-in from 3.00pm

      Prices based on two people per room. Single supplements apply.

      Subject to availability.

      Full terms and conditions available on enquiry.


    • Christmas at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

      Guests have been enjoying the delightful hospitality of our enchanting Coaching Inn for centuries. We’ll serve you up a delectable festive feast made of the finest ingredients, while the fire crackles in the hearth and the snow-topped fells outside add the picturesque charm of a Lakeland winter.

      From £22.45 per person

      • Delicious two or three course meal
      • Freshly brewed coffee or tea and mini mince pies

      £22.45 two courses, £27.45 three courses.

    • Accommodation in Grasmere

      The winter scenery at Christmas here is truly breathtaking, and provides a great setting to relax and unwind in peace and quiet. On our three day festive break, you’ll arrive to a Lakeland cream tea on Christmas Eve, then settle into your comfortable room before enjoying a delicious intimate candlelit dinner. We’ll also be serving up hot chocolate and mince pies after midnight Mass, by our roaring fire. On Christmas Day, you’ll wake up to a scrumptious breakfast, then our chefs will prepare a delectable traditional five course Christmas lunch for you. In the evening, if you've room, you can feast from our buffet and test your knowledge with our fun quiz. Boxing Day is packed with enjoyment, from a Windermere cruise to a fabulous gala dinner complete with entertainment. And after another luxurious night’s sleep, you’ll bid a reluctant farewell to our inn after a final deluxe breakfast. Book before 30th September 2015 and receive a 10% discount.

      From £435.50 per person

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      • Lakeland Cream Tea on arrival
      • Candlelit dinner on Christmas Eve
      • Hot chocolate and mince pies after midnight Mass
      • Traditional five course Christmas lunch
      • Buffet dinner in the evening
      • Windermere cruise on Boxing Day
      • Gala dinner on your final evening
      • Full English breakfast each morning

      Arrive 24th December
      Depart 27th December

      From 3.00pm

      Prices (per person)
      From £435.50
      Upgrade to Executive room on request.
      Additional nights available on request.

      Full terms and conditions available on enquiry.

    • Make this New Year’s Eve something to remember at our elegant gala black tie event, in one of the most beautiful of Lakeland settings. You’ll kick off the evening with a Lakeland afternoon tea as the winter sunset falls over the Grasmere fells, then retire to your comfortable room to dress in your best for the evening. Our chefs will create a wonderful six course gala dinner for you, and then it’s the big countdown to new year, when a midnight firework display brings in the bells in memorable style. Next morning, a leisurely breakfast awaits you and, if you are staying for two nights, why not take a cruise on Windermere or amble around Ambleside or Grasmere? A further three course dinner awaits you, and a good night’s sleep before breakfast. Book before 30th September 2015 and receive a 10% discount.

      From £195.00 per person

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      • Lakeland cream tea on arrival on New Year's Eve
      • Prosecco and canape reception
      • Six cours black tie Gala Dinner
      • Highland Piper
      • Fireworks at midnight
      • Breakfast each morning
      • Dinner on the second night
      • One or two night packages available

      Wednesday 31st December and Thursday 1st January


      Prices (per pers on)
      £195.50 for one night (based on two people sharing a Classic twin or Double room)
      £369.50 per person for two nights
      Upgrade to Executive room £30.00 
      Extra nights available on request.

      Full terms and conditions available on enquiry.