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Cartmel Cottages

Cartmel Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Cartmel

The unspoiled, historical gem that is the village of Cartmel, described by Radio 2’s Chris Evans as a ‘thimble full of diamonds’, is most famous for its 12th Century Priory Church, around which the spectacular, picturesque village has grown; making it the perfect place to spend a self-catering holiday in the Lake District. The priory receives some 60,000 visitors and worshipers annually, making Cartmel a tourism hotspot. Steeped in history, with its 16th to 18th century inns, shops and homes, Cartmel offers a peek into a bygone era for holidaymakers and pilgrims alike to enjoy. Choose from one of our hand-picked portfolio of holiday cottages in Cartmel.

Cartmel Races has been a local specialty since 1856. However; it is believed that racing has been a part of its history since the 15th Century. Monks would entertain themselves, by racing on mules. The famous Racecourse, home to the annual Cartmel Show, is also used for various equestrian and dog agility activities throughout the year. The Village is perhaps most famous for being the home of the famous, ‘Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding’. Which is so good each pack should come with a helpline number! This unique dessert is shipped all over the country. It can be found is the very best stores, such as Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. It’s also said that Madonna ranks highly as a fan of the famous pudding!

Self-catering accommodation in Cartmel

Our holiday cottages in Cartmel are historical gems. A converted 16th-century farmhouse, renovated to two exceptional quality properties. This includes the main farmhouse and a loft apartment, is a real treat! Each sleeping 2, the accommodation offers contemporary luxury, with modern fixtures and fittings. Placed amongst traditional cottage features, such as exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls. Our Cartmel cottages are also Green Tourism, Silver Award Winners.

Self-catering in Cartmel warrants a visit to the Grange Bakery, in nearby Grange over Sands. There you can stock up on fresh baked bread, cakes and other savouries. Don’t fancy cooking every night in one of our Cartmel holiday cottages? Why not take a trip to L’Enclume, a Michelin star restaurant. Owned and run by celebrity chef Simon Rogan who has recently shot to fame on such shows as the Great British Menu. Simon even has his own farm and land where he grows many of the ingredients that he serves. You can’t get fresher than that! L’Enclume is number one on Tripadvisor as the best place to eat in Cartmel. This contemporary, eclectic restaurant offers a new and exciting culinary experience, including a cheese course! Or why not visit the 450-year-old Cavendish Arms coaching inn? With delicious ales, they also serve the award-winning Higginson’s meat.

Travelling to our holiday cottages in Cartmel is easy. There is a train service running to Cark, for Cark and Cartmel. There’s also a range of public buses that will pass through the village all through the day. Plus ample pay and display parking available at Cartmel Racecourse.

For a Lake District holiday with history at its heart, in a picture postcard village. Set amongst the spectacular South Lakeland scenery. You can’t beat Cartmel holiday cottages for a perfect Lake District break.

Cartmel out and about

There is plenty to see, do and experience whilst self-catering in Cartmel, such as carriage rides from the famous Black Horses; experience an adventure with Lakeland Segway; or make a visit to Unsworth’s Yard, where you can sample Cartmel Cheeses and Bakehouse’s finest foods, HOT wines and for the lover of ales, a sip or two at the new Cartmel microbrewery. There is also the nearby Holker Hall and Garden Centre, owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish, which is an extremely popular tourist attraction, seeing visitors daily from all over the North West and beyond. The annual Holker Hall Garden Festival is certainly a wonderful day out for all the family and shouldn’t be missed if you are lucky enough to be visiting the Lake District when its on.

For further information on things to do in Cartmel, we have provided information on exploring, places to eat in Cartmel and walking.

Experience all this and more whilst staying at one of our fabulous Cartmel Cottages.

Book your break away in one of our self-catering Cartmel holiday cottages and one of the Lake Districts most historic towns.

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1 Rose Cottages Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Finished to the highest possible standard, No 1 Rose Cottage is set in the unspoilt village of Bouth just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere in the heart of the pretty Rusland Valley. This superb romantic retreats offers is something special and offers you're the opportunity to enjoy time together and for your holiday to be as active or relaxing as you wish.

Available From£425
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 7 cars
  • 6 pets allowed

An adorable group of four Lakeland properties that are all set within a pretty courtyard amongst two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside.

Available From£1265
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

Green Tourism: Gold Award | 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 a Soil Association licensed organic farm, Howbarrow Farm Cottage is fit for the front of any 'chocolate box', perfect for any romantic occasion.

Available From£325
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Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

What a find! This chic and unique couples' hideaway takes the form of a converted Lakeland barn, nestled in rural bliss and overlooking the lush Lyth Valley. Found down a leafy lane, backing onto 'bluebell carpeted' woodland, Dove Tail Barn has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, warm rugs on elegant slate floors, Villeroy & Bosch wet room and a superbly romantic sky-lit bedroom.

Available From£399
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £655 to £591
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This gorgeous Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be sociable and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£419
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Ellerbeck Bridge is situated in the sweet village of Underbarrow, on the edge of the Lyth Valley. This stunning property has been recently extended to create a suitable base for any occasion, Ellerbeck bridge prides itself on being finished to a high standard throughout, offering plenty of living space and beautiful views, you really do get the best of both worlds. Complimenting the location of this property is the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' which is only a few minutes' walk down the road, there are also many other country pubs within driving distance. Ellerbeck Bridge has an excellent location, there are plenty of laid back country walks and it is also close to the market town of Kendal, or the foodie village of Cartmel, famous for Cartmel Races. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£695
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars

Finished to the highest possible standard, No 1 and No 2 Rose Cottages are two adjacent country cottages that are presented to the very highest standard and offer and amazing option for two couples wishing to travel together but wanting their own space and privacy. Both cottages are finished to the same very same standard and so arriving at the cottages you will be spoilt for choice between the two. The cottages are set in the unspoilt village of Bouth just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere in the heart of the pretty Rusland Valley. These superb romantic retreats offers something special and provide you with the opportunity to enjoy time together and for your holiday to be as active or relaxing as you wish.

Available From£870
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Scar View Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Commanding the most outstanding views as far as the eye can see over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Scar View occupies a truly idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss. This superb bolt hole has been lovingly designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Sumptuous furnishings, oak floorings, a chic bedroom and substantial bathroom and not forgetting the large garden, perfect for lazy summer days.

Available From£335
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

This 17th century Westmorland 'longhouse' is what we'd describe as a dream Lake District holiday home. Elegantly refurbished to 5 star luxury, unforgettable for its 'olde worlde' charms and part of a picture-postcard rural scene - overlooking the lush Lyth Valley, a mile from the acclaimed Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank only a few miles from the shores of Lake Windermere.

Available From£525
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

A true 'picture postcard' cottage in sublime open countryside, less than a mile from two outstanding country pubs and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Lavender Cottage is a divine retreat for your precious time away, with family or friends. Retaining charming original features in its old oak beams, inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows, the accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to stylish 4 star standards.

Available From£425
Special Offer
2 Rose Cottages Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Enjoying a beautiful location overlooking the surrounding countryside in the pretty Lakeland village of Bouth, No 2 Rose Cottage is a real delight. This beautifully presented cottage offers a welcoming retreat with many period feature complemented with a contemporary finish. For those seeking peace and quite, quality and privacy, No2 Rose Cottages is an excellent choice at any time of the year.

Available From£445
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Hedgehog Hideaway is a beautifully presented cottage of incredible character and quality. Lindale village is perfectly located for exploring the Lake District and taking advantage of the wonderful nearby village of Cartmel and the incredible foodie destinations.

Available From£345
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £385 to £347
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

This contemporary little cottage is set alongside a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. Perfect for a romantic couple this compact treat is adorned in character yet is newly renovated throughout.

Available From£280
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

This spacious Grade II listed Lakeland barn is a real find in the breathtaking Lyth Valley. The interior is an eclectic blend of handcrafted rustic features and contemporary furnishings, while the dramatic vaulted beams of the original building create an exceptional space for holiday living. Spread out and relax in the lounge, perhaps to watch a DVD, and dine together at the quirky woodcraft table.

Available From£335
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Located on the edge of the Lyth Valley, in the pretty village of Underbarrow, Ellerbeck Bridge offers excellent accommodation, with beautiful views in an excellent location. Recently extended, the owners have created a fantastic property suitable for every occasion that is finished to a high standard throughout. The cottage offers plenty of living space with a large lounge / diner, a great family kitchen, a cosy snug / reading room and a generous conservatory. Outside, the landscaping has created not only two large patios, but also a terrace by the beck. Heading out to explore, the village pub, 'The Black Labrador' is only a five minute stroll away and there are a great selection of country pubs all within a few minutes' Drive. Recently included within Lonely Planet's list of “the most beautiful places on earth”, the Lyth Valley is a rural idyll whatever the time of year and offers a great selection of country rambles. For those wanting to explore further afield, the central Lake District, with all it has to offer is within easy reach, the market town of Kendal is just down the road and the foodie village of Cartmel is just across the valley. Why not try our virtual walkthrough of the property. Simply click here or follow the floorplan link above.

Available From£625
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £475 to £429
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed

This eclectic and romantic Lakeland barn is set in a pretty courtyard of cottages within over two acres of grounds, including a natural woodland and ponds in this picturesque and sleepy setting between Coniston Water and Lake Windermere, circumscribed by glorious open countryside. The upside down accommodation may be quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old barn is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£375
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £595 to £537
Smithy Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

A true 'picture postcard' traditional Lakeland cottage in this pretty countryside hamlet, less than a minute's stroll to The Hare & Hounds, a superb pub serving real ales and great food and only a short drive from Bowness and Lake Windermere. Retaining charming original features with inset woodburning fireplace and enchanting cottage windows.

Available From£395
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £745 to £671
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Crag View is a beautiful family-friendly holiday cottage that sleeps 6 and welcomes dogs. Nestled in the peaceful hamlet of Underbarrow, it is just a quick walk from the delightful Black Labrador pub, renowned for a great menu. Crag View is a short 15 minute drive to Bowness and Kendal. Overlooking the picturesque Lyth Valley, it is also ideal for a walking holiday. There is a magnificent range of local walks to suit all abilities, from a hike over nearby Cunswick Scar (steep in places and well worth the effort) to fun walks with young children, for example the walk over Scout Scar. This is one of the 'Miles Without Stiles' walks and is suitable for pushchairs.

Available From£495
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

Located on in one of the prettiest villages in the country and on the edge of the famous Cartmel Racecourse, The Old Barn At Cartmel is a pretty barn conversion that offers high quality accommodation in a much sought after location

Available From£425
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £699 to £594
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Quintessential Lakeland on the outside, chic and luxurious within, this converted barn in the Lyth Valley has been refurbished with undeniable contemporary flair. You'll never forget the character of the place, with its old oak beams, vaulted ceilings and traditional gas fire log effect stove to complete the cosy country lifestyle.

Available From£425

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Cartmel Cottages

Cartmel Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Cartmel

The unspoiled, historical gem that is the village of Cartmel, described by Radio 2’s Chris Evans as a ‘thimble full of diamonds’, is most famous for its 12th Century Priory Church, around which the spectacular, picturesque village has grown; making it the perfect place to spend a self-catering holiday in the Lake District. The priory receives some 60,000 visitors and worshipers annually, making Cartmel a tourism hotspot. Steeped in history, with its 16th to 18th century inns, shops and homes, Cartmel offers a peek into a bygone era for holidaymakers and pilgrims alike to enjoy. Choose from one of our hand-picked portfolio of holiday cottages in Cartmel.

Cartmel Races has been a local specialty since 1856. However; it is believed that racing has been a part of its history since the 15th Century. Monks would entertain themselves, by racing on mules. The famous Racecourse, home to the annual Cartmel Show, is also used for various equestrian and dog agility activities throughout the year. The Village is perhaps most famous for being the home of the famous, ‘Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding’. Which is so good each pack should come with a helpline number! This unique dessert is shipped all over the country. It can be found is the very best stores, such as Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. It’s also said that Madonna ranks highly as a fan of the famous pudding!

Self-catering accommodation in Cartmel

Our holiday cottages in Cartmel are historical gems. A converted 16th-century farmhouse, renovated to two exceptional quality properties. This includes the main farmhouse and a loft apartment, is a real treat! Each sleeping 2, the accommodation offers contemporary luxury, with modern fixtures and fittings. Placed amongst traditional cottage features, such as exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls. Our Cartmel cottages are also Green Tourism, Silver Award Winners.

Self-catering in Cartmel warrants a visit to the Grange Bakery, in nearby Grange over Sands. There you can stock up on fresh baked bread, cakes and other savouries. Don’t fancy cooking every night in one of our Cartmel holiday cottages? Why not take a trip to L’Enclume, a Michelin star restaurant. Owned and run by celebrity chef Simon Rogan who has recently shot to fame on such shows as the Great British Menu. Simon even has his own farm and land where he grows many of the ingredients that he serves. You can’t get fresher than that! L’Enclume is number one on Tripadvisor as the best place to eat in Cartmel. This contemporary, eclectic restaurant offers a new and exciting culinary experience, including a cheese course! Or why not visit the 450-year-old Cavendish Arms coaching inn? With delicious ales, they also serve the award-winning Higginson’s meat.

Travelling to our holiday cottages in Cartmel is easy. There is a train service running to Cark, for Cark and Cartmel. There’s also a range of public buses that will pass through the village all through the day. Plus ample pay and display parking available at Cartmel Racecourse.

For a Lake District holiday with history at its heart, in a picture postcard village. Set amongst the spectacular South Lakeland scenery. You can’t beat Cartmel holiday cottages for a perfect Lake District break.

Cartmel out and about

There is plenty to see, do and experience whilst self-catering in Cartmel, such as carriage rides from the famous Black Horses; experience an adventure with Lakeland Segway; or make a visit to Unsworth’s Yard, where you can sample Cartmel Cheeses and Bakehouse’s finest foods, HOT wines and for the lover of ales, a sip or two at the new Cartmel microbrewery. There is also the nearby Holker Hall and Garden Centre, owned by Lord and Lady Cavendish, which is an extremely popular tourist attraction, seeing visitors daily from all over the North West and beyond. The annual Holker Hall Garden Festival is certainly a wonderful day out for all the family and shouldn’t be missed if you are lucky enough to be visiting the Lake District when its on.

For further information on things to do in Cartmel, we have provided information on exploring, places to eat in Cartmel and walking.

Experience all this and more whilst staying at one of our fabulous Cartmel Cottages.

Book your break away in one of our self-catering Cartmel holiday cottages and one of the Lake Districts most historic towns.

Even more details