Swim Club at dusk
Another Place, The Lake
A girl takes a look over Aira Force


Join our four-day Christmas house party on the shores of Ullswater. Stand-up paddleboarding on the lake, wreath making, wine tasting, stories around the tree for the children. Back together to swap stories over a feast and watching the starry night sky for Father Christmas.

Your four night stay

Breakfast and dinner each day, and lunch with all the festive trimmings on Christmas Day.

Christmas sample menus


Butternut squash velouté (V/GF)
Toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin oil

Cantonese chicken noodle and peanut salad (DF)
Udon noodles, red cabbage, chilli, spring onion

Smoked ham hock terrine (DF)
Homemade piccalilli, crispy fried quail’s egg, crostini

Bang bang cauliflower (VG/GF)
Toasted sesame seeds, spicy dressing, chilli, spring onion

Salt cod (DF/GF)
Chorizo risotto, olive and onion tapenade

Louisiana prawn cocktail 
Celery, peppers, sweetcorn, lettuce, prawns, Louisiana mayo, crispy shallots


Classic beef burger (GFA)
Lake District beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, gherkin, twice cooked chips, pancetta, applewood smoked cheese, pretzel bun

Beer battered fish and chips (GFA)
Mushy peas, charred lemon, coriander, tartare

Guinea fowl (GF)
Roast guinea fowl breast, fondant potato, braised leeks, shallot, confit swede, shimeji mushroom, parma ham, truffled cream

Halibut (GF/DFA)
Hazelnut crusted halibut, king oyster mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke pureé, saffron new potatoes, toasted hazelnuts

Miso mushrooms (VG/GFA/DF)
Miso braised flat mushrooms, spelt, baby gem, tofu dressing, pumpkin seed pesto

Thai green tofu curry (VG)
Basmati rice


Vanilla cheesecake (V)
Baileys, chocolate ice cream

Tiramisu (V)

Dark chocolate and coconut ganache (VG)
Coconut tuille, sour cherry compote

Honey and whisky panna cotta (GFA)
Crème pat, caramac, honey gel, Biscoff ice cream

Sticky toffee pudding (V)
Date gel, vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce

Local cheese selection (V/GFA)
Celery gel, apple, homemade chutney, Peter’s Yard crackers


Chicken and black pudding terrine (DF)
Piccalilli, toasted hazelnuts

Smoked salmon, mascarpone and tarragon pâté
Sourdough crisp breads, quail egg salad

Caramelised Jerusalem artichoke velouté (VG)
Burnt pear and walnut granola

Compressed melon (VG/GF/DF)
Mulled apple, clementine salsa

Seared scallops (GF)
Salsify, blood orange, brown shrimps


Fillet of beef (GF/DFA)
Oxtail braised onion, celeriac pureé, red wine truffled jus

Butter roasted turkey (DFA)
Pigs in blankets, sage and apple stuffing, parsnip pureé

Pan fried halibut (GF)
Smoked mashed potato, pancetta lardons, button onions, girolles

Beetroot Wellington (VG)
Mulled wine gravy

Sea trout
Fish pie flavours, sea vegetables, parsley oil, charred leek


Blackberries (V)
Fresh figs, goats curd, gingerbread

Panettone bread and butter pudding (V)
Ginger anglaise, Lakes Distillery whisky ice cream

Chocolate, cherry and honeycomb parfait (VG)
Sour cherries, vanilla ice cream

Honey and clove panna cotta
Mulled spiced oranges, port reduction

Christmas pudding
Burnt orange eggnog, marzipan ice cream


Rare beef salad (GF)
Beetroot carpaccio, truffle dressing, friseé

Chalk stream trout gravlax (DF)
Dill, lemon, capers, rye bread

Smoked chicken Caesar croquette
Gem lettuce, Caesar dressing, crisp bread

Heritage beetroot (V)
Burrata, pickled walnuts

Sesame tofu nori wraps (VG)
Carrot and ginger dipping sauce


Duck (GF)
Celeriac pureé, potato fondant, duck parcel, five-spice jus

Roast cod (GF)
Lemon beurre blanc, winter ratatouille

Samphire, confit potato, mussel chowder

Miso braised mushrooms (VG)
Spelt, baby gem, tofu dressing, pumpkin seed pesto

Crispy pork belly 
Black pudding, celeriac remoulade, apple pureé


Classic Paris-brest (V)
Praline cream

Sticky toffee pudding (V)
Caramelised banana, candied pecans, caramel ice cream

Raspberry and cream cranachan (V)
Fresh raspberries, double cream

Selection of local cheeses (V)
Frozen grapes, tea bread, celery, chutney

Mulled winter fruits (V)
Cinnamon ice cream


Wild mushroom fricassee with slow cooked egg and Jerusalem artichoke

Rabbit terrine with spiced pear and tarragon

Winter vegetable salad with truffle dressing

Smoked haddock and yellow pepper soup with ratte potato

Oxtail fritters with nasturtium mayonnaise

Crab and grapefruit with brown crab, watercress mousse and crisp sourdough



Sirloin of beef with truffle pudding, crispy potato, girolles and spinach

Goosnargh duck with turnip and alliums

Spelt bourguignon risotto, roast vegetables, parsley root and vegetable jus

Poached tofu with sea vegetables, crispy seaweed and dashi

Curried hake with spiced potato, roasted cauliflower and salted almond puree

Grilled cod with chorizo cassoulet and spinach



Lemon olive oil cake with lemon sorbet, lemon mousse and raspberries

Bitter chocolate fondant with milk ice cream and chocolate tuile

Pineapple crème brûlée with spiced ice cream, vanilla and squash puree

Tonka bean panna cotta with salted caramel and toffee

Cheese board – A La Carte cheese

Local Jersey milk ice cream


Parsnip and chestnut soup

Duck terrine, ginger, port and pear

Smoked salmon with traditional garnish of lemon, capers, bread and butter and shallots



Roast bronze turkey with forcemeat, pigs in blankets, Brussels sprouts, roast parsnips, duck fat potatoes and turkey gravy

Fillet of beef with roast shallots, kale and dripping potatoes

Vegetable wellington with roast shallots, kale and creamed potatoes

Stone bass with lobster cannelloni and bisque



Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Cheeseboard with celery, grapes, pear chutney and biscuits

Iced chocolate parfait with clementine salad


Chicken liver parfait with griottine cherries and brioche

Slow roast pig fritter with apple ketchup

Lobster and prawn cocktail with watercress, avocado and caviar

Coquille St Jacques

Jerusalem artichoke soup with slow cooked egg

Poached pear with salad blues, blue cheese and walnut salad



Paneer bahji with spiced potato, roasted cauliflower and sultana puree

Halibut with creamed potato and forestiere sauce

Chicken with cauliflower, macaroni cheese and truffle dressing
Rump of lamb with purple sprouting broccoli, lamb fat potatoes, apricot and almond

Cod, bacon and hazelnut pesto with creamed leeks and beans

Warm squash panna cotta with roast squash, bocconcini and semi dried tomato



Spiced gingerbread crème brûlée with salted caramel

Blood orange tart with chocolate ice cream

Iced chestnut parfait with damson jam and hazelnut crumble

Chocolate delice with milk ice cream and chocolate tuile

Abbots Lodge Jersey milk ice cream

Cheese board


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Winter sunrise over Ullswater

A Lake District New Year

Three-nights with dinner. Lake sports, games for the children, music and plenty to eat and drink. A fire garden on New Year’s Eve.