We have had another gander through the albums and here is a lovely photo of Carlton Towers, all dressed up for Christmas. What a way to celebrate with family and friends! Country houses for Christmas tend to be booked around a year in advance of the event (so start thinking now for Christmas 2014), although there are always places available at short notice if you are flexible over size and location. A great tip is to think about getting in a chef or cook and there are several London-based agencies which operate country-wide. We suggest that you try Annabel at Blues Agency on 020 7731 7533.