Escape to the Dales this Christmas

Christmas Break

Saturday 24 December 2022

  • Arrive at The Coniston and let the festivities begin!
  • Enjoy a festive afternoon tea with glass of fizz accompanied by our live harpist.
  • Relax in your room, unwind in our Bar & Lounge or start to explore our estate before the evening begins.
  • Take a sip of your Christmas Cocktail and indulge in a three course dinner, packed with local produce.
  • Join us for post-dinner drinks and live music in Macleod’s Bar & Lounge.Retire to your room for the evening, where a little gift awaits . . . from our family to yours.


Sunday 25 December 2022

  • It's Christmasss! Start the day right with a Bucks Fizz breakfast and fuel-up for a busy day.
  • After some free time, a Champagne reception awaits before it's time to tuck into a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
  • Join us at 3pm as we come together to watch the Queen’s speech.
  • Spend the afternoon at leisure and unwind with a winter walk, family board games or a Christmas movie - the choice is yours.
  • Supper is served, along with our popular Christmas quiz, so put your knowledge to the test.
  • Fall into a deep slumber after a festive-fuelled day.


Monday 26 December 2022

  • Enjoy a hearty Yorkshire breakfast and a day at leisure.
  • Relax in our award-winning Nàdarra Spa with a soothing spa session - included in your stay -, enjoy the great outdoors with 4x4 driving or clay pigeon shooting or discover the Dales on our doorstep!
  • Refresh with a light lunch.
  • For those seeking a little competition, join us for a self-guided Scavenger Hunt around the estate.
  • Your last night is complete with pre-dinner bubbles and a delicious three course dinner. 
  • Rest up overnight for your final night's stay.


Tuesday 27 December 2022

  • Begin with breakfast, before we bid you a fond farewell.


Our Three Night Christmas Break is available from £699.00 per person (based on two people sharing a Classic Room).

Find out more by calling 01756 748080 or book your place via the button below.

  • 24 December | Afternoon Tea Menu


    Roast Turkey & Cranberry Sauce
    Cucumber, Dill & Cream Cheese
    Egg, Cress & Chive
    Home Roast Honey Glazed Ham & Grain Mustard



    Pigs in Blankets
    Roast Shallot, Cheddar & Sage Tartlet



    Fruit Scone with a Mulled Berry Compote & Clotted Cream
    The Coniston Christmas Cake with Brandy Cream
    Mini Mince Pie
    Homemade Stollen

  • 24 December | Dinner Menu


    Celeriac Soup
    Homemade Bread

    Chicken Liver & Clementine Brûlée
    Spiced Apple and Toast

    Beetroot & Gin Cured Gravlax
    Citrus and Pomegranate Salad

    Pigeon Breast
    Mulled Pear Puree, Shepherds Purse Yorkshire Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnuts



    Corn Fed Chicken & Dauphinoise Potatoes
    Tarragon & Garlic Puree, Green Beans and Brandy Cream Sauce

    10oz Sirloin Steak
    Truffle Oil Mash, Wild Mushroom, Roast Carrot, Celeriac Puree and Jus

    Pan Fried Sea Bass
    Butternut Squash, Dill and Confit Tomatoes

    Wild Mushroom, Artichoke & Chestnut Wellington
    Roast Garlic Sprouts, Celeriac and Shallot



    Sticky Fig Pudding
    Brandy Caramel and Clotted Cream

    Treacle Tart
    Almond Ice Cream and Almond Brittle

    Chocolate Orange Caramel Brownie
    Pistachio Marshmallow

    Selection Of Courtyard Dairy Cheeses
    Timothy Taylor's Landlord Chutney, Accompaniments and Biscuits (£5 Supplement)

  • 25 December | Lunch Menu


    Wild Mushroom Velouté
    Tarragon Croutons

    Roasted Partridge Breast
    Yorkshire Parkin, Partridge Lollipop and Celeriac Puree

    Lobster Salad Rillette
    Cucumber Compression, Apple and Poppy Seed Cracker

    Shallot & Thyme Tarte Tatin
    Yorkshire Fettle and Hazelnut Dressing



    Altham’s Butchers Whole Roast Bronze Turkey
    Sage & Apple Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Duck Fat Roast Potatoes and Thyme Jus

    Beef Wellington
    Spinach, Pickled Shimeji Mushrooms, Vine Tomatoes and Bordelaise Sauce

    Butter Poached Lobster Tail
    Dauphinoise Potato, Samphire and Thermidor Sauce

    Vegetarian Nut Roast
    Chicory, Wild Mushrooms and Gravy



    Traditional Christmas Pudding
    Rum Sauce and Redcurrants

    Chocolate Jaffa Brownie
    Chocolate Orange Brownie, Chocolate Mousse and Orange Gel

    Frozen Raspberry Parfait
    Vanilla Gel and Chocolate Crumb

    Selection Of Courtyard Dairy Cheeses
    Timothy Taylor's Landlord Chutney, Accompaniments and Biscuits (£5 Supplement)

  • 26 December | Lunch Menu

    Select Two Courses from below:



    Roast Onion Beef Broth

    The Coniston Estate Game Pâté
    Toast and Timothy Taylor's Landlord Chutney

    Smoked Haddock Brandade
    Charred Braised Fennel, Apple and Pickled Radish

    Home Cured Duck Pastrami
    Date Purée, Pickled Shallot, Pear and Toast

    Mushroom, Chestnut & Baby Leaf Spinach Risotto
    Truffle Oil



    Rosemary & Thyme Confit Jacksons Of Cracoe Lamb Shoulder
    Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy

    Jacksons Of Cracoe 28 Day Dry Aged Roast Sirloin of Beef
    Served With Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Gravy

    Wild Mushroom, Artichoke & Chestnut Wellington
    Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy

    Hetton Dark Horse Beer Battered Cod
    Hand Cut Triple Cooked Chips and Crushed Peas

    Braised Blade Of Beef Cottage Pie
    Roast Root Vegetables



    Tonka Bean Panna Cotta

    Millionaires Chocolate Torte

    Rose Water 'Turkish Delight' Cheesecake

    Selection Of Yorvale Ice Cream

    Selection Of Courtyard Dairy Cheeses
    Timothy Taylor's Landlord Chutney, Accompaniments and Biscuits (£5 Supplement)

  • 26 December | Dinner Menu


    Spiced Pumpkin Soup

    Treacle Braised Ham Hock Salad
    Citrus & Pomegranate

    Citrus Tuna Niçoise
    Quail Egg, Marinated Olive, Green Bean, Cherry Tomato and Micro Cress

    Beetroot, Pickled Carrot & Wild Rice Infused Goats Cheese Tart
    Micro Red Vein Sorrel


    Sous Vide Lamb Rump
    Parmentier Potato, Spinach, Confit Garlic, Aubergine and Tomato Sauce

    Braised Ox Cheek
    Celeriac & Potato Gratin, Carrot and Jus

    Pan Fried Hake
    Roast Chicken Skin Crumb, Green Olive Crushed New Potatoes, White Wine and Thyme & Mussel Sauce

    Beetroot Wellington
    Braised Red Cabbage, Garlic & Chestnut Butter Roasted Green Beans and Rosemary Gravy


    Mulled Wine Poached Pear Crumble Tart
    Vanilla Custard

    Caramel & Sea Salt Profiteroles

    Trio Of Chocolate
    Chocolate Brownie, Frozen Mint & Chocolate Parfait and Millionaires Chocolate Torte

    Selection Of Courtyard Dairy Cheeses
    Timothy Taylor's Landlord Chutney, Accompaniments and Biscuits (£5 Supplement)