by Hugh Renny
If you are looking for something different this Christmas, then you cannot go wrong with a romantic weekend getaway. Take that special someone and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a quaint little cottage in the Cumbrian countryside. After all, Christmas, let's face it, can drag. So if you're sick of the same old family board games and being lumbered with the task of cooking Christmas dinner, then get away from it all for a change with that special someone. Keswick cottages in the Northern Lake District, for example, provide the perfect piece of paradise. [Search Amazon.com for holiday destinations]
Cumbria really is the gem of British holiday resorts. It is one of the few holiday destinations in the country that can be enjoyed at all times of the year, so there is no need to let the fact that it is winter put you off an English holiday.
A location such as Keswick, a picturesque market town in the north of the region, provides the ultimate stress relief. Keswick is definitely the hub of the area, with plenty of shops for visitors, as well as a variety of both indoor and outdoor attractions. There is a vast choice of Keswick cottages available over the Christmas period.
Another area which is popular among visitors to the Lake District is the region surrounding the Ambleside cottages. Staying in one of the Ambleside cottages provides peace and quiet, as well as a bustling market town on your doorstep.
Compared to your cramped Camden flat shares or fiddly Fulham apartments, the Cumbrian cottages are a paradise, offering quaint and cosy accommodation, with all the space you could ever desire just outside your front door.
Cumbria has everything to offer for the perfect Christmas weekend getaway. From breathtaking scenery and plenty of outdoor activities to the comfort of traditional English pubs and hot chocolate by the fireside, this is the place to go for a good old fashioned Christmas. [Search Amazon.com for holiday destinations]