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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9th August, 2019

Charcoal House Reviews

From Email

Hi Simon,

Just wanted to send a review of our 4 night stay at Charcoal House from the 5th of August to the 9th as I never found the time to write a review in the guest book.

The property was absolutely stunning and I must say the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in (and we’ve stopped in quite a few).

Fabulous kitchen with the Aga. The Nook was so perfect for my daughter and her boyfriend and the other bedrooms were gorgeous, beautifully decorated, comfy beds and lovely bedding.

The lounge area was excellent for chilling out in the evening for all six of us and our chocolate Labrador Mabel, who thoroughly enjoyed her stay in this lovely cottage and the surrounding areas.

Thank you so much and we will have no hesitation recommending this property to our friends and will definitely be back to this property or one of your others in the future.


Melanie Caddy

5th August, 2019

Weavers Cottages Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Fantastic cottage”

Just home from our Friday to Monday stay. We were there as a family to celebrate a special surprise birthday treat. It was perfect, the cottage is beautiful and so well equiped to meet all of your needs. So close to the centre of the village which is also stunning.

Lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. A perfect place to relax and spend quality family time. I would not hesitate to recommend or to stay here again. Loved it – June

12th July, 2019

Carree Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Cosy country cottage”

Carree is a charming and well-equipped country cottage in South Lakeland. It’s perfect for a quiet getaway within easy walking of Holker Hall, Cartmel village and the Cartmel peninsula. It’s great whether you’re interested in gardens, gastronomy or the local bays and birdlife.

For years we’ve driven by South Lakeland and headed for the peaks. What a mistake! South Lakeland has so much to offer and is still within easy reach of Grizedale, Coniston, the Duddon valley and Windermere – Kay