Presents under the tree, powdery white footprints on the hearth, a mince pie with a mouthful missing and mantelpiece stockings now filled to the brim - it can only be Christmas morning! Whatever your rituals on December 25th, there’s nowhere more perfect to wake up with friends and family than this enchanting Lake District cottage surrounded by tumbling fells. This charming, five bedroom home is worth over £2,500,000 and is just a 15 minute drive from the jewel in this treasured national park’s crown, Lake Windermere. Father Christmas has safely ascended the chimney and it's time to light a fire before amassing your loved ones for a stroll. Allow an invigorating walk in the fresh lakeland air, under fast-rolling clouds, to prepare you for a day of indulgence. Pass endless green meadows of wildly waving grass, mature trees in their state of winter undress and drystone walls alive with golden lichen and emerald moss. If you’re lucky the Lake District may even treat you to snow underfoot. Once home, warm your hands by the softly crackling wood of the log burning stove’s roaring flames, enjoying a hot coffee and your first mince pie of the day. Today, you need not question whether it’s yet too early for Champagne! Crack open the bubbles and toast to being together, here, in this truly magical setting.Now gather around the farmhouse wooden table, with its glittering golden crackers, flickering tapered candles and centrepiece of perfectly bronzed turkey. Enjoy the quintessential Christmas feast, presided over by a majestic grandfather clock and twinkling spruce tree, with the softest, deep-pile rug beneath your feet. Hours of laughter and extravagance may pass before it’s time to sojourn to the lounge’s plump sofas to drink eggnog by the fire while exchanging gifts and stories. For some, perhaps those who have not yet nodded off, time alone may beckon. The traditional stone annex is one of the property’s several outbuildings, which also include a garage and stable, and is a cosy hideaway from the activities of the main house. Once ensconced in the annex lounge, decorated in calming neutrals, baby blues and rustic wood, your guest can relax into the softly-cushioned sofa’s embrace to watch their favourite Christmas film. Young and old will sleep soundly in the comfort of their luxury beds, lulled by the contentment of a fairytale Christmas. The stillness of the Lake District’s dark night skies and mountainscapes will bring a rare peace to the hearts of all who stay here with you.
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