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Bridge House - Cartmel Fell

Cartmel Fell, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic and tranquil location yet within easy walking distance to the local pubs
  • With a Rayburn and a wood burner, this cottage is cosy all year round
  • Discover a variety of walks from the door including Whitbarrow Scar and Gummers How
Property code: SZ101

With a warm welcome for couples, small groups and families alike, this traditional country cottage is perfect for those who want to unwind amongst the beautiful scenery of Cartmel Fell.

This traditional country cottage is perfect for those who want to unwind in the peaceful scenic location of Cartmel Fell. Sleeping six in three comfortable bedrooms, it is an ideal property for a family or group of friends holidaying together. The cottage is set on a peaceful lane amidst a country garden with an orchard and with only an occasionally occupied converted barn next door, guaranteeing you a truly undisturbed retreat!

There is a lovely Rayburn in the kitchen to keep the cottage warm and cosy through the colder months. There is also a wood burner in the sitting room and electric heating throughout. The owners provide maps to the local area that you are welcome to borrow.

The property is detached and set amidst rolling countryside. The large garden is perfect for kids to run around and burn off excess energy. There are public footpaths across the fields to the nearby hamlet of Bowland Bridge where there are two good pubs. There are lovely country walks of varying difficulty straight from the door including Whitbarrow Scar and Gummers How, which has stunning views of Windermere.

The Winster Valley is lightly populated and benefits from pretty, peaceful lanes, open fields and views of the limestone cliff of Whitbarrow. Windermere is just a 15-minute drive away and the town of Bowness just another 5 minutes from there. In the surrounding area there is an aquarium at Newby Bridge and Beatrix Potter’s home at Far Sawrey. You can also visit the coastal peninsulas and the market town of Kendal.

Entrance into the house is by the side door. This leads directly into the outer kitchen, which features an integral fridge and separate integral freezer, microwave, dishwasher and freestanding two ring electric hob. This room is ideal for hanging wet coats and boots and for wet dogs to be towelled off. Off this room is the utility room with washing machine, ironing board, WC and wash basin.

The main kitchen is a spacious open plan area featuring a dining table, chairs and dresser. The focal point is the Rayburn cooker which also heats the hot water (there is a separate immersion heater if necessary). Please note that the Rayburn is the only cooker in the property.

A door leads into the sitting room which has comfortable seating around the wood burner, set into a character fire surround and with an initial supply of logs provided. There is also a storage heater for warmth. There is a modern flatscreen TV and DVD player, and a picture window looking out to the garden.

Stairs from the kitchen/diner lead upstairs to the first floor. Upstairs are the bedrooms; a bunk bedroom with adult-size bunks, a king-size bedroom with views to the fells and craggs and a twin bedroom. The windows all have child locks. The large bathroom has bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Please note there is no shower. Water is by private fell supply and this is tested regularly.

The lawned garden is ideal for children and dogs to play in. Please note the garden is not escape-proof especially for small and determined dogs. The house is set in a very tranquil area whilst being within easy walking distance to the local pub and shop.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 bunk room with adult-sized bunks
  • 1 bathroom with bath and wc
  • Outer kitchen has freestanding two ring electric hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Main kitchen has a Rayburn cooker (please note that the Rayburn is the only cooker in the property)
  • Utility room with washing machine, ironing board, WC and washbasin
  • Wood burner (initial supply of logs provided)
  • The Rayburn heats the hot water, there is a separate immersion heater if necessary
  • TV and DVD
  • Unenclosed, lawned garden with outdoor seating
  • Off-road parking for up to three cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Space to store bikes in the utility room, and excellent cycle routes nearby
  • Private tested water supply
  • Pub 1.5 miles and restaurant 4 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Robert 10th June 2022

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Great location to get away from it all just what we where looking for, if tranquility and a remote quiet holiday walking in the hills or just chilling in the beautiful large garden is what your looking for this is perfect. We would go again. Word of advice unless you are going to eat out at the various wonderful country pubs make sure you take plenRead morety of supplies with you as there aren't any local shops nearby. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 29th April 2022

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A lovely spacious cottage in a quiet setting, with a useful utility room for boots and dogs. Many lovely walks straight from the door. Parking immediately outside the cottage and a beautiful garden and orchard. We really enjoyed our stay,

Reviewed by Julie 24th April 2022

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On the positive side, the cottage is in an idyllic spot. Easy to get to from the motorway but out in the country. It's quiet and the views are spectacular. It's unfortunate that there's clearly been no investment in the property for a long time. I'm not too particular, but when I go away I do at least expect to have a decent shower and a relativelyRead more comfy bed. The shower in particular was awful and, in that respect, we were all relieved that we were only there for a short stay. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 11th March 2022

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This is a lovely cottage in a great setting. Very traditional decor and feel. The barn conversion used by the owners is very close by so not entirely isolated. Lovely garden and views.

Reviewed by Heather 29th October 2021

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We had a lovely stay at the end of October 2021, the house was clean, well equipped and we felt at home. The owners were staying close by at the time and were very helpful and friendly and it was lovely to meet them, highly recommend this holiday home, cant wait to return.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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