Howbarrow Farm Cottage, Cartmel
Arrival day: Saturday | Sleeps: 2
What a magical find - we fell in love with this detached characterful, contemporary Lakeland cottage, which nestles in a secluded sublime country setting overlooking this green lush valley, only a mile out of picturesque Cartmel. Set within the grounds of an organic farm, Howbarrow Farm Cottage is fit for the front of any 'chocolate box', perfect for any romantic occasion. Sleepy Cartmel is a short drive from Lakeside and the southern tip of Windermere boasting a wealth of eateries ranging from gorgeous country pubs and cafes to sophisticated restaurants including l'enclume; Cartmel Priory is a must to visit and you may be lucky enough to spend a day at the races at Cartmel racecourse.
If searching for somewhere special to escape from the everyday and spend precious time together then you have found it here, quintessential Lakeland on the outside but full of eclectic surprises inside.
Accommodation in detail
Park right outside your cottage in the farmyard; a stable door leads into the kitchen, very well equipped, also with a breakfast bar. The lounge / dining room has sumptuous furnishings by the woodburner and a vaulted ceiling. On the ground floor is the slate wet room perfect for invigorating hosing after a day's walking and this elegant wet room features a Lloyd Loom chair. Upstairs to the romantic king size bedroom again with vaulted ceiling. There is a seating area outside the cottage.
If Howbarrow Farm Cottage happens to be unavailable on the days you require or you have friends that may like to join you, then nearby on the same Farm is Howbarrow Loft which you can view by clicking here.
This unspoilt medieval village is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park.
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.
Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings.
All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the centre of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases.
A picture postcard sleepy village so close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere with everything you could wish for.