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Idyllic 18th Century Quaint Cottage- Beautifully Styled - The Cottage- Beautiful Tranquil Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Cottage- Beautiful Tranquil Retreat

The Beautiful Maggie Puddle Cottage is a short walk to the centre of Cartmel, located at the foot of Haggs Lane. The luxurious 'Chocolate Box' cottage has been recently refurbished to provide characterful accommodation set over two floors keeping many of original features.

The well appointed cottage has a country style kitchen with a large range oven, wooden work tops, fridge freezer, dish washer and traditional slate floor, leading into a utility room which is perfect to store coats and boots. The large cosy bright living room come dining area benefits from two stoves one wood burning and one electric each with original slate hearths. The charming window seat is a perfect place to sit, relax and watch the world go by. The stunning shower room has been newly installed and is situated on the ground floor. Upstairs there is three well proportioned bright bedrooms with crisp fresh linen each offering spacious accommodation complimented with a lovely family bathroom.

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About the property

18th Century Cottage, Cartmel

The Beautiful Maggie Puddle Cottages are only a short walk to the centre of Cartmel, located at the foot of Haggs Lane making it only a short walk the Michelin starred famous L'Enclume, the 12th century priory, the home of sticky toffee pudding and the picturesque racecourse. In addition a handful of village pubs serving delicious food and a number of gift shops. The seaside resort of Grange over Sands also only 2 miles away with all it has to offer.

The quaint cottages have been recently refurbished to provide characterful accommodation set over two floors keeping many of original features.

These perfect appointed cottages are great for short breaks or weeks away and superbly located for those wanting to explore the Lakes.

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Harriet Morris
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About Harriet Morris

Having always loved the outdoors and everything the beautiful Lake District has to offer, we fell in love and chose Cartmel for a number of reasons. It really is a picture postcard English village and this 'thimble full of diamonds' whilst still steeped in history has become a fantastic foodie destination and whilst a great destination in its own right is superbly placed for exploring all of a The Lakes. Then there are the race days on what has been described as the prettiest racetrack in the UK. When we first stumbled on Maggie Puddle, we instantly fell in love with it. Two cute, cosy cottages that have been sympathetically restored and we hope you agree offer a real 'home from home.' We live locally and are on hand for any questions you may have at any point during your stay.

Harriet Morris purchased this cottage in 2015

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Cartmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 961 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Cottage- Beautiful Tranquil Retreat
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Stylish and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just perfect.Very well appointed.The location was just right within easy walking distance of the village . It was warm and easily coped with four adults and two children. I would highly reccomend it to anyone wanting a holiday in the Lakes .

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and perfect for our weekend break. Plenty of room for the 5 of us and lovely and peaceful. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in Cartmel.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Lovely Cottage , excellent location in Cartmel.

  • 4 of 5

Very welcoming cottage, nice facilities, original features were lovely, updated to excellent standard, great bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A lovely cottage in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, well appointed, clean and roomy. Fab location near everything in Cartmel. We'd definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Stunning and restful

  • 5 of 5

On arrival greeting of flowers and prosecco

Lovely modern just right for two

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful, homely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a cottage in the Lakes, for a short break with my family. We all needed a well deserved rest. After much searching, I stumbled upon Maggie Puddle Cottage (I love the name!) and, boy, was I glad I did! I instantly liked the cottage from the photos, and the reviews were great. The bonus for me was that my dogs were allowed to stay (I have two small Jack Russells). I went ahead and booked the cottage, and the process was nice and straightforward. The communication from the lovely owner, Harriet, was fantastic. She was very helpful!

When we arrived, I couldn't wait to get in and see the cottage; it looked so lovely in the photos. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed; it was exactly as described. I could instantly tell that a lot of thought had gone into the decoration and the finishing touches. It felt like a home. We were greeted with a welcoming gift of sunflowers, home-made brownies and a bottle of prosecco. It was so very thoughtful, and a nice start to our stay.

The cottage was clean, tidy and welcoming. The bedrooms are nicely finished. There are two well-appointed double bedrooms, and the third bedroom has a bunk bed, so it's perfect for children. There is a main bathroom upstairs, and a shower room downstairs. The living-dining room is a nice room, and very comfortable.

It rained, in typical British fashion, on our first full day, but we were happy to stay in and relax at the cottage. We found some DVDs and games in the cupboard, so this kept us occupied for a while! There were some pamphlets and guide books about the area and the various attractions, which was very helpful when it came to putting a plan together for the next couple of days.

The village of Cartmel is beautiful. It was just a few minutes walk to the nearest pub, and convenience store. Within a few more minutes you can walk to the main part of the village, where there are pubs, restaurants, gift shops, a cheese shop, brewery and café. There's also the village shop, which is the home of sticky toffee pudding - a must try! There were lots of ducks in the river running through the village. It was very picturesque!

It was no more than 30-40 minutes to get up to and explore the areas around Coniston and Windermere, so you don't have to spend hours in the car. The cottage is also a good base to explore further afield.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage, and would love to return. Thank you Harriet and Richard for making us so welcome!


  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Pig and Whistle
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Grange over Sands
Car: recommended

The Medieval village of Cartmel is a simply stunning steeped in history, complete with an ancient priory, its own race course and of course home to the sticky toffee pudding. This unspoilt village offer visitor many modern surprises including England's best restaurant - L'Enclume, where you will find Michelin star chef, Simon Rogan, fabulous specialist food and gift shops making it a treat to visit.


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