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 speciality since 1856, however; it is believed that racing has been a part of its history since the 15th Century, when 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 and 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 inevitably historical gems. A converted 16th-century farmhouse, sympathetically renovated to two exceptional quality properties, including the main farmhouse and a loft apartment, is a real treat! Each sleeping 2, the accommodation offers contemporary luxury, with modern fixtures and fittings; delicately placed amongst traditional cottage features, such as exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls. Our Cartmel cottages are also Green Tourism, Silver Award Winners making them perfect for those lovers of the environment.

Self-catering in Cartmel warrants a visit to the Grange Bakery, in nearby Grange over Sands during your stay, to stock up on freshly baked, bread, cakes and other savouries. If you 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 voted 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, who serves the award-winning Higginson’s meat.

Travelling to our holiday cottages in Cartmel is easy, with 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 and there are ample pay and display parking available at Cartmel Racecourse.

For a Lake District holiday with history at its heart, in a picture postcard village, 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
  • 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.

From £325 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £355 to £321
Orchard Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Electric Fire
  • Parking for 1 car
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

A unique opportunity to embrace rural Lakeland life, and a fabulous family experience. This character barn conversion lies within the grounds of a 54 acre traditional working farm, at the heart of the walkers' paradise that is the Lyth Valley. The setting is sublime, but only a short drive from Bowness and  Lake Windermere.

From £355 Per Week
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Highbeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

This sophisticated Lakeland residence is breathtaking inside and out, with panoramic glorious views through enormous windows, elegant living space for your sociable gathering. Highbeck stands alongside Highbeck Cottage within a secluded 3 acres of gardens and grounds, a stroll from the village of Crosthwaite and the award-winning Punchbowl Inn.

From £399 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 7 cars

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.

From £1245 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 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.

From £250 Per Week
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.

From £299 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £345 to £311
  • 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.

From £345 Per Week
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 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.

From £595 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £495 to £447
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Woodburner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Infants welcome

Crosthwaite House is quite simply a gorgeous Period Lakeland residence occupying a picture postcard perfect setting with breathtaking views in every direction. This stylish property forms the first floor of this distinctive house and the property has been carefully and sympathetically divided to retain privacy and maximise the benefits of the stunning and far reaching views.

From £495 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £365 to £329
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.

From £365 Per Week
Special Offer
Howbarrow Loft Cartmel
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking for 1 car

Green Tourism: Gold Award | Howbarrow Loft has been converted from a 16th century farmhouse, 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, this loft is perfect for any romantic occasion.

From £299 Per Week
Special Offer
  • 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.

From £395 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £399 to £359
  • 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.

From £399 Per Week
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Dove Tail Barn Bowness
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Woodburner
  • 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.

From £380 Per Week
Special Offer
The Bobbin Loft Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 1 car

Set in the beautiful scenery of the Lyth Valley and a few minutes' walk from the picturesque village of Crosthwaite Starnthwaite was once a bustling hive of industry as one of many bobbin mills that could be found across the Lake District. Now redeveloped in to a number of luxury apartments, the penthouse, christened The Bobbin Loft offers contemporary and luxurious accommodation.

From £375 Per Week
Special Offer
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.

From £325 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £499 to £424
  • 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.

From £499 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £395 to £336
  • 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.

From £395 Per Week
Special Offer 7 nights reduced from £485 to £437
Crag View Bowness
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets allowed
  • Infants welcome

Enjoying lovely views over the picturesque Lyth Valley, Crag View occupies a idyllic spot on the outskirts of Underbarrow hamlet, nestled in rural bliss within a cluster of similar modern properties a short drive away from bustling Bowness and the shores of Lake Windermere.

From £485 Per Week

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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 speciality since 1856, however; it is believed that racing has been a part of its history since the 15th Century, when 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 and 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 inevitably historical gems. A converted 16th-century farmhouse, sympathetically renovated to two exceptional quality properties, including the main farmhouse and a loft apartment, is a real treat! Each sleeping 2, the accommodation offers contemporary luxury, with modern fixtures and fittings; delicately placed amongst traditional cottage features, such as exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls. Our Cartmel cottages are also Green Tourism, Silver Award Winners making them perfect for those lovers of the environment.

Self-catering in Cartmel warrants a visit to the Grange Bakery, in nearby Grange over Sands during your stay, to stock up on freshly baked, bread, cakes and other savouries. If you 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 voted 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, who serves the award-winning Higginson’s meat.

Travelling to our holiday cottages in Cartmel is easy, with 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 and there are ample pay and display parking available at Cartmel Racecourse.

For a Lake District holiday with history at its heart, in a picture postcard village, 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