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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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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Hot Tub
  • Private 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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed

An adorable Lakeland cottage within a pretty courtyard of cottages 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. The upside down accommodation may be sociable, spacious and quirky, adorned in character yet is newly renovated and this old cottage is simply contemporary throughout.

Available From£419
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Originally built for the local gamekeeper, Low Dog Kennel Cottage offers a wonderful blend of charm and character alongside stylish and contemporary living. Enjoy the walk through the open countryside to the neighbouring village of Cartmel with its historic 12th Century priory and a great range of village pubs and popular eateries including the acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume; artesian local shops including the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Shop and

Available From£350
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £625 to £563
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Private 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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
Smithy Cottage Bowness
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Car Park Available
  • 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 £799 to £679
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Infants welcome

The Swans Nests is an exclusive development of four contemporary and luxurious cottages situated next door to the acclaimed Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.

Available From£2000
Special Offer
The Lodge Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Set in a secluded location looking out across the Rusland Valley, The Lodge is a contemporary romantic retreat to relax and unwind and enjoy each other's company. Presented to a very high standard this cosy hideaway offers quality accommodation and not only benefits from lovely views, it is complemented by a hot tub and elevated patio where you can sit, with a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful views across this pretty and tranquil area of the Lake District

Available From£299

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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