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.
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
Idyllic, remote rural property located 1.5 miles from the village of Cartmel. Approached along a rambling, leafy and undulating lane.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. In the seperate outbuilding you can find a 4 seater hot tub, perfect for a relaxing soak after a day out in the countryside alongside an "Endless" Swimming Pool, ideal for a gentle swim or even to train for an open water event like the famous Great North Swim. Outside the cottage there is a seating area and to cement the green credentials of the property there is an electric car charging point, a woodchip biomass boiler providing the hot water and up the lane the farm's own wind turbine.
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.
1 King size bedroom
Romantic secluded detached Lakeland cottage
Breathtaking rural views
Small patio area with seating
On-site Endless swimming pool
On-site Hot Tub (both shared with Howbarrow Loft)
Wood burning stove
Secure mountain bike storage
Electric car charging facility
Electric underfloor heating
Luxurious slate wet room
Fridge with ice compartment
Washer / dryer
1 mile to village