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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18th February, 2019

Sawmill Cottage Reviews

5 Star Review on Trip Advisor


This venue was amazing for a relaxing tranquil weekend. Lazy mornings, long soak in the bath, walking, pub meals and real fires 🔥 – Catherine

28th January,

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Beautiful house, warm, welcoming, modern but with so much character. A real corker of a property!”

Thanks Simon, my family and I had a wonderful weekend stay at Charcoal House.

My husband loved taking early morning walks to Coniston Water and it was a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District.

The only problem we had was the house was so great, we didn’t want to leave! – Liz & Family

25th January, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Perfect for a family getaway!”

8 of us and our dog Harley stayed at Charcoal House for a week in January.

The house was super, very spacious with lovely furnishings, and everyone had a lovely break, even the Aga was a hit and produced an excellent Sunday lunch!

Even though the weather was snowy, we had no problem getting about, and took advantage of a number of Simon’s recommended walks which were right on the doorstep.

We also visited his recommended cafes and restaurants in Lowick Bridge, Greenodd and Ulverston, all of which were great.

All in all, the house is perfect for a family getaway and we will definitely look to book one of Simon’s properties for our January break next year – Peter Jones, Wrexham