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Stunning Luxury Cottage, in one of the best locations in the village, sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage in quiet location, 2 minutes walk from the village square and its eateries.

A traditional cottage made beautifully modern with style and comfort in mind. Downstairs is a spacious open plan living/dining room, perfect for friend and family get togethers. There is a very well equipped kitchen for those of you preferring home cooking. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, 2 have king size beds and 1 with two single beds. 2 of the rooms have en suites and there is a family bathroom. Our change over day is Friday.

NB. Our short breaks run from Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday and are charged at 65% of the weekly rate. Avoid paying the service fee and book directly,

More Details

Property Manager
Steven BENN
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

Why Steven BENN chose Cartmel

The cottage boasts an excellent location in the picturesque, medieval village of Cartmel. There are beautiful views from the front overlooking parkland, woods and the race course. It is 1 minute walk from the village square and all the amenities. The acclaimed 2 Michelin starred restaurant, l'enclume, can be accessed through a narrow passage way, with the Cavendish arms on the way. Cartmel has many watering holes for a small village, no need to use the car to find variety. If needing exercise as part of you holiday, there are many walks right from the doorstep. The appeal of Cartmel is wide, the beauty, the history, the tranquility, the food, did I mention Sticky Toffee Pudding? I was born and grew up in the village and after many years away, was drawn back to the unique charm of the place. Before moving back permanently, I stayed in a few holiday cottages in the area and began to get ideas about how I would present my own holiday cottage.I was lucky to find Racecourse cottage for sale and although it was in need of complete renovation, there was a nice feel to it. A beautiful cottage in a beautiful village. In the words of Chris Evans, Cartmel is a "thimbleful of diamonds".

What makes this cottage unique

We have only been running for just over a year and have already had several repeat bookings, this speaks for itself.


Cartmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Decorations/banners must not be stuck or attached to the walls and windows.
  • The cottage should be left in a clean and tidy condition with all washing up finished and put away.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The family bathroom has bath with integrated shower, wc and sink. The en suites shower rooms are equipped with modern shower fittings, wc's and sinks.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms have smart digital TVs, hair dryers and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and an en suite shower room. Bedroom 3 has a king size bed and is next door to the family bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Unfortunately we have a strict no pet policy. We feel the cottage unsuitable for children under the age of five, please ask. No hen or stag parties. No smoking. Outside: There is a patio garden adjacent to the cottage. It has a table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned on a weekly basis. Towels and bed linen are provided.


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Stunning Luxury Cottage, in one of the best locations in the village, sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Fabulous cottage in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you needed fir a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Teresa for your 5 star review. Kind regards, Steven
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Fabulous cottage and a discerning owner.

  • 5 of 5

A cottage for all seasons- warm, cosy and highly functional from the easy to light woodburner to the comfy beds.

Staying was was an absolute delight and this is a holiday accommodation owner that is prepared to go the extra mile. I would recommend it highly for a stress free stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Deborah, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I feel humbled by your kind words. Being in the Lake District, we cannot always guarantee good weather, so we hope to give you a comfortable place to stay with a bit of luxury thrown in. I hope we will be able to welcome you again. Best wishes, Steven
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Great property - we loved it

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here in late July/early August. The property is well decorated throughout. Each bedroom has a TV and a bathroom/ensuite. The kitchen had all we needed including a dishwasher and washing machine. Great location for the village of Cartmel which has 4 pubs, a priory, a mirco-brewery (Unsworths), a Segway tour (good fun) and is the home of "sticky toffee pudding". Any downsides? i) The property is a bit south of the main lakes area, but in our view the village of Cartmel is well worth staying in and is near Grange-Over-Sands which is also good to visit (we liked the Hazelmere Cafe for afternoon tea) and it's not too far to drive to the south lakes. ii) You pay a lot but then you get a lot for it. Would we go back? Yes.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased the cottage had everything you needed and that Cartmel also didn't disappoint. I feel very lucky to live here. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, kind regards, Steven
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What a Gem. The cottage had everything we needed, would highly recommend this cottage.

  • 5 of 5

An absolute Gem. We had everything we needed. The cottage is well equipped, and the welcome pack was gratefully received. Lots of essentials and treats too . If your looking for accommodation in Cartmel, then this is the cottage to Book . Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review. We always supply a welcome pack and from our guests' comments we know it is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Steven
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Exceptional Cottage

  • 5 of 5

So unusual to find a rental cottage or house that ticks all the boxs, great interior, very clean and a lot of thought has gone into furnishing the cottage with everything a person would need, amazing surroundings a stones throw away from Cartmel village, needless to say we had a lovely weekend and didnt want to leave.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so pleased the cottage had everything you needed. We are lucky with the location, all Cartmel has to offer within a short walk. I hope you will visit us again in the future. Best wishes, Steven
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Beautiful well appointed cottage with great views

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in the centre of cartmel with great views over the racecourse. It is well fitted out and was beautifully clean on arrival. The welcome pack was comprehesive and greatly appreciated.

There is plently of opportunities to explore from the cottage either on foot or by car. the village itself had great pubs and restaurants and the local shop provided both essentials and luxuries (ie sticky toffee pudding). All bedrooms were a good size, bathrooms well appointed and living rooms spacious.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Chris Evans described Cartmel as a "thimble full of gems". For a village of it's size, it does have a lot to offer. You were our perfect guests and we hope we might be able to welcome you again in the future. All the best, Steven
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Cartmel is 20 minutes from J36 of the M6 Motorway. Grange over Sands railway station is 2 miles away. London is less than 3 hours away and Manchester 90 minutes both by train. Although Cartmel itself is easy to explore on foot, we do recommend a car for travel further afield and to take full advantage of the Lake District.


Grange over Sands 2 miles, Windermere 5 miles

Further Details:

Cartmel Village is built around the 12th Century Priory and is home to Simon Rogan's award winning 2 Michelin star restaurant, L'Enclume and it's sister restaurant, Rogan's. It is also home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding shop. With five pubs selling real ales and serving good food, Cartmel is fast becoming a food destination. There is a small convenience food shop and Grange over Sands, a mere 5 minute drive away, has a supermarket, award winning Higginson's Butchers, Fletcher's fruit and vegetable shop, 2 excellent bakeries and various Banks and Cashpoints.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We accept bookings by telephone or email and require a 25% deposit at time of booking. The balance must be paid 1 month prior to the start of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day. The cottage will be available from 1600hrs on the day of arrival, unless otherwise arranged. Departure by 1000hrs, unless otherwise arranged. Short breaks out of season run Friday-Monday (3nights) or Monday-Friday (4 nights).
Our short breaks are charged at 65% of the weekly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.