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Small micro-let in historic lock up building
Welcome - come on in
Wet room
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
Snuggle up and enjoy a film
Nice touches
Enter the lock-up
Attention to detail
Or maybe a glass of vino?
It's the little touches
Outdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking
Enjoy the warmth of the patio heater on those lazy evenings
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2 / 14  Welcome - come on in
3 / 14  Wet room
4 / 14  Enjoy a refreshing shower
5 / 14  Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
6 / 14  Snuggle up and enjoy a film
7 / 14  Nice touches
8 / 14  Enter the lock-up
9 / 14  Attention to detail
10 / 14  Or maybe a glass of vino?
11 / 14  It's the little touches
12 / 14  Outdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking
13 / 14  Enjoy the warmth of the patio heater on those lazy evenings
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Cartmel Jail

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Double bed and wet-room only
  • Beautifully finished romantic micro-let retreat - intended  only for short stays
  • Located in the very heart of the sought-after village of Cartmel

 

 

Property code: 61953

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPETY DOES NOT CONTAIN A LOUNGE OR A KITCHEN.

This stylish and historic listed property is located in the beautiful village of Cartmel which offers a choice of highly-acclaimed restaurants, food shops and pubs, a short drive from Lake Windermere.

Situated in the heart of the pretty, medieval village of Cartmel on the southern edge of the Lake District, this former ‘lock-up’ is an ideal romantic bolthole for couples looking to escape their hectic pace of life. With a range of walking and cycling routes on your doorstep, you can immerse yourselves in the natural beauty of the area and spend quality time together. Along with its Norman Priory, the village is most well-known for its fine dining and boutique shopping. Home to two Michelin star restaurants and the humble sticky toffee pudding, foodies will be in their element.

Despite its charming, historic exterior, this micro-let has been exquisitely renovated with high-end fixtures and fittings creating a luxurious retreat for two. On the ground floor, you’ll find the wet room as well as a small kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, a welcome hamper and a small fridge for that bottle of champers. A built-in wardrobe offers somewhere to keep your overnight bags and outdoor gear. On the first floor, you’ll find the double bedroom with a contemporary four-poster bed under a vaulted ceiling. Outside, table and chairs offer somewhere to sit on a warm evening. A shared utility room and bike storage is available across the courtyard.

Heading north from the village, you’ll find the breathtaking landscape of the Lake District National Park, where you can take part in a range of activities such as hiking, fishing, climbing and canoeing. The nearest of the lakes is Windermere (approx. 7 miles), which offers boat trips between the towns and villages on its shores, such as Bowness-on Windermere (13 miles). Coniston Water is also nearby (14 miles), sitting in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston, a favourite with walkers and climbers.

  • This is a very compact property and is not suitable for longer stays or guests with mobility issues
  • Wharton House Mews can be booked with this property (to sleep 4)
  • Please note, there is no lounge or kitchen space in this property
  • Outdoor sitting space with wall heater
  • 1 bedroom - double
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and mini fridge
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer is across the shared courtyard
  • under-floor and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking permit available
  • Regret no pets
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Welcome hamper
  • Shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs within walking distance
  • Smart TV / Sonos sound bar in bedroom
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kerry 22nd June 2022

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It was delightful. We had a small issue while we were there and the owners/staff could not have been more helpful, so would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ann 7th June 2022

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Neat and lovely restoration in heart of village. Very compact living.

Reviewed by Karen 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Louis 11th February 2022

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What an amazing place! The jail is full of character and beautifully fitted-out. Literally 2 seconds from The Square and all the main restaurants & pubs. It feels very cool to be literally staying where all the old miscreants have been locked up! Great experience, and Id definitely recommend it for a weekend away.

Reviewed by Charlotte 4th February 2022

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Reviewed by Greg 10th September 2021

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The Jail is a great place to stay for a few days (we did four nights) and Cartmel is a surprisingly interesting destination with some amazing eating places and watering holes - even its own micro brewery. The Jail is small, so go with a close friend who you get on well with!! It's cozy, romantic, quirky and fun. We loved sittting out in the little Read morecourtyard with the heater. If it rains there are a few pubs in easy walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 13th August 2021

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This is an absolutely lovely getaway. The jail itself is quaint and finished to a high standard. Along with the courtyard for some alfresco dining or a nice drink. As well as the opportunity to stay in a little piece of history which is unique in itself. It's perfect for a couples retreat to unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Cartmel isRead more a lovely little village with plenty of pubs and restaurants for your choosing. The owners are lovely with great communication. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 26th July 2021

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I knew the space was small and it was..probably 4 nights was a bit too long considering it rained and we couldn't make use of the outdoor seating.....a parasol would have been a handy addition. Ideal location.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd July 2021

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Lovely quirky property. As described this was only suitable for short stays but in a great location and the welcome gifts were a nice touch.

Reviewed by Amelia Rose 9th July 2021

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Brilliant location, the accommodation is snug and quirky would definitely recommend if your just wanting a couple of nights away, its perfect! Thank you so much for the welcome package it was a lovely touch

Reviewed by Russell 25th June 2021

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The jail is a lovely little property, It is like having a nice hotel room without the hassle of a hotel, The location is fantastic seconds away from everything, the race course is across the road, great on race days. If your lucky like us, there is a parking space just outside. If not there are plenty of spaces around. The jail has a nice outside aRead morerea, so even though there is no where to sit inside except the bed, you can sit out there and have a drink or eat. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 7th May 2021

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I took my partner here for her birthday and we had a great time. The old jail house is exactly what you need for a small stay, its unique, interesting and in a beautiful location. The pubs and locals were amazing. All in all we had a great weekend and would definitely recommend this place.

Reviewed by Victoria 1st May 2021

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Great place to stay for a couple of nights, it's very quirky, and it's finished to a high spec. It's also in a great location. I would recommend for a short break, but it's worth knowing that it is really, really tiny - it's pretty tricky to walk around the bed, and there's very little space for your bags etc., so definitely best for those weekend Read moretrips when you don't have much luggage, and you'll be out and about all day, and just need a bed to collapse on at the end of it! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Joseph 30th October 2020

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The Jail is ideally situated for exploring all that Cartmel has to offer, but even for a small couple like ourselves, the property is very cramped at times! Certainly a unique stay, but not the most relaxing.

Reviewed by Vincent 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn 4th September 2020

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Small micro-let in historic lock up building
Welcome - come on in
Wet room
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
Snuggle up and enjoy a film
Nice touches
Enter the lock-up
Attention to detail
Or maybe a glass of vino?
It's the little touches
Show 2 moreOutdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking

Location

Map
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.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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