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Christmas & New Year in the South Lakes

28th November 2018

Christmas & New Year is a great time of year to visit the South Lakes and stay in 1 of our Lake District holiday cottages. There’s a great festive spirit in the air that helps provide that much forgotten ‘Christmas feeling’.

All of our cottages are decorated 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.

Our wonderful local shops offer a tempting selection of fantastic local produce that include artisan bread, cakes, award winning pies. Our fabulous local butchers provide excellent local meat, poultry, hams & bacon and much more.

To finish off (if you have any room left) you can also indulge in the much celebrated Cartmel Sticky Toffee.

Unlike in days gone by, the pubs and restaurants in the South Lakes don’t close in winter.

You can read more about the great pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops in wonderful village of Cartmel here & more about the Coniston area here

Snow at Christmas

Elterwater with autumnul trees and the snow capped Langdale Pikes behind


Over the last 3 or 4 years we’ve been lucky enough to have at least a little bit of snow over Christmas. The Lake District is so beautiful and picturesque with snow clad mountains and fells and after you’ve had fun enjoying the scenery, shops & pubs, you can then return to your warm and cosy Lake District cottage with the warmth and glow of a real log fire.

We’re very fortunate that all of our cottages are all located just above sea level, therefore 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 are frequently gritted.

Spending Christmas or New Year in one of our luxury Lake District cottages is definitely hard to beat!

To see our holiday cottages in the Cartmel & Coniston areas, Click Here





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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