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The Cottage - Cartmel

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance


  • Charming family home combining modern décor and character features
  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner after a day exploring the local area
  • In the heart of Cartmel, with fine dining and an abundance of walks on your doorstep
Property code: 87074

A contemporary and stylish cottage set within the village of Cartmel – the perfect property for a group of friends or family looking to explore this scenic region.

Sitting right next door to the beautiful 12th-century Cartmel Priory, this cottage in the picture-postcard village of Cartmel is adorned with charming period features throughout. Sleeping seven people over four bedrooms, this property is both historic in character and contemporary in style. It’s the perfect accommodation option for large families or groups of friends who want to spend their days strolling by the picturesque River Eea, and their nights catching up with their loved ones over a glass of wine by the cottage’s glowing wood burner.

Step inside this spacious cottage and you’ll be immediately struck by the building’s original beams and period features. Make yourself at home by the inglenook fireplace in the elegant lounge before heading through to the traditional Lakeland kitchen to cook up a storm for you loved ones. Gather the whole gang together around the oak and marble table in the dining room for a dinner to remember, and then retire to the lounge to warm your toes by the wood burner and catch up on all the latest gossip. When the day is done, you’ll find four lovely bedrooms upstairs, including an impressive master with a vaulted ceiling with ancient wood beams.

Just next door you’ll find the stunning Cartmel Priory, which was built by Augustinian canons between 1190 and 1220. A large part of the priory was destroyed at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but a lovely parish church remains. Take a look at the massive arches of the nave and the fine Renaissance screens before taking a stroll to check out the village’s lively foodie scene. Treat yourself to some Lakeland lamb, sample the local shrimps or get stuck into a bowl of Cartmel’s famous sticky toffee pudding.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 super king, 1 king, 1 4ft double bed, and 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC, and 1 downstairs WC
  • Range gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Smart TVs in the lounge and twin bedroom
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • On-street parking and public car parks in the village available
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Please note: there is no outside space
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Hollie Tattersall

This property is personally managed by Hollie.

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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.

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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