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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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Special Offer Reduced price due to possible noise disruption nearby - £1085 for 7 nights!
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£565.00
Special Offer 7 nights only £473! book now!
Crag View Windermere
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Open Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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. The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer, The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank are all within a short drive. 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£515.00
Special Offer
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 2 pets 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£425.00
Special Offer
Highbeck Bowness
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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.

Available From£565.00
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£360.00
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£2000.00
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. Just yards from the market square and the historic 12th Century Priory everything you could need is just a few minutes walk away; choose from a 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 Cartmel Cheeses.

Available From£435.00
Special Offer
Lothlorien Cartmel
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Gas Fire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • 1 pet allowed
  • Infants welcome

Overlooking the open expanse of Morecambe Bay, Lothlorien is a homely bungalow situated in the pretty community of Kents Bank, close to the village of Grange Over Sands and just five minutes drive from the popular “foodie” village of Cartmel. Owned by a local family, Lothlorien benefits from the ever changing views and light of Morecambe Bay with its amazing skies, breath taking sunrises and in an evening the lights of the village that surround the bay are like fairy lights as they reflect in the sands and the water.

Available From£345.00
Special Offer Special Offer - 7 Nights reduced from £325 to £290
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • 1 pet allowed

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

Available From£295.00
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£1295.00
Special Offer 7 nights reduced by 15%
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Children welcome
  • Log Burner
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private 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£715.00
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£2000.00

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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