Cartmel Valley Cottages for Christmas & New Year’s Eve

20th August 2017

Christmas time & New Year is a great time of year to visit the Cartmel Valley and stay in 1 of our Lake District holiday cottages.

Unlike in days gone by, the pubs and restaurants don’t close in winter or at this time of year and there’s a great festive spirit in the air that helps provide that much forgotten ‘Christmas feeling’.

Each of our cottages in the Cartmel area are all tastefully adorned with Christmas decorations and of course a Christmas tree too. The tree and decorations are usually in place by mid December and remain until the new year.

Guests staying at our cottages can forget about having to worry about “who’s going to drive?” or “can we get a taxi?” as all  of our Cartmel Valley cottages have great pubs within a 2 minute walk of the cottage. You can enjoy a great night out with locals and fellow holiday makers and then wander around the corner back to your lovely warm and cosy holiday cottage.

The wonderful local shops offer a vast and tempting array of fantastic local produce that include artisan bread and cakes, award winning pies, meats, poultry, hams & bacon and to finish off (if you have any room left) the much celebrated Cartmel village shop not only sell their famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding but also a wonderful selection of other very tempting indulgences too.

Here’s our guide to the great local produce on offer in the wonderful village of Cartmel click here

Over the last 3 or 4 years we’ve been lucky enough to have at least a bit of snow over Christmas. Imagine how beautiful and picturesque our valley is with snow clad hills and fells, frost laden hedges and the warmth of a real log fire waiting for you in the local pub and even better a roaring log fire in one of our luxury Lake District cottages!

Fortunately, as most of the roads in the Cartmel Valley are either at or just above sea level, none of our guests have ever struggled to get to and from our cottages over the Christmas and winter periods. The vast majority of roads in the Southern Lake District and Lake District Peninsulas are frequently gritted. None of our cottages are down inaccessible lanes-if you book elsewhere you do so at your peril!

Christmas in the Cartmel Valley staying in one of our luxury Lake District cottages is definitely hard to beat! Click here to see our holiday cottages in the Cartmel area.

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Gorgeous holiday cottages in the English Lake District

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5 People 4 Beds
(3 Bedrooms)
1 Bathroom
6 People 4 Beds
(3 Bedrooms)
1 Bathroom
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
5 Bathrooms
8 People 5 Beds
(4 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms
10 People 6 Beds
(5 Bedrooms)
3 Bathrooms

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8th April, 2019

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Weekend away”

What a lovely cottage in an amazing part of the world. The cottage had everything we needed.

The village of Cark is very friendly for both children and dogs. There is a lovely safe walk to Cartmel which was enjoyed by all of us. Will defo return 🤗 – Sara, Burnley

31st March, 2019

Carree Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely comfortable Cottage!!”

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely comfortable cottage. Cottage is pet friendly too and our pet dog “George” really enjoyed his stay and was very relaxed staying in the cottage.

We loved the whole layout and it was so well equipped. Spotless bed linen and towels also.The real log fireplace was really cosy to light on an evening after enjoyable long /short walks.

We really enjoyed looking up at the star filled sky on a clear night from the cottage garden. It’s in such a lovely peaceful place. It’s in a great location too. Lovely friendly pub “The Engine Inn” is less than 2 minutes walk away. Handy grocery shop/general store “Londis” is also less than 2 minutes away.

Simon has thought of everything and his recommended walks written in the guest book were a great help.

We will highly recommend staying in your cottages to family/friends/colleagues. Thank you!! – Liza

22nd March, 2019

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 Review on ‘Trip Advisor’

“Amazing house!”

We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed Cartmel Hill.

The house is beautiful, even nicer than expected, so spacious. Lots of room for our group of 7, so nice to have so many bathrooms and living space to spread out when we wanted.

The summer house is awesome, what a wonderful place to have a glass of wine and play some games at night.

Cartmel village is wonderful, so many friendly people and great shops and restaurants.

We loved taking the public footpaths through the forest to get to the village. Also enjoyed exploring the footpaths up the hill from the house – what views!!

Simon is a great host, house was easy to find thanks to his directions. We hope to come back to Cartmel one day and wouldn’t hesitate to book Cartmel Hill again. Thanks Simon! – Gillian Pettersen – Prince George, British Columbia, Canada