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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 3 - 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

Steven BENN
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

Why Steven BENN chose Lakes Peninsula

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 2 minutes 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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 twelve. 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Stunning Luxury Cottage, in one of the best locations in the village, sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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: Apr 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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Quality with no corners cut and the welcome pack, we thought these were a thing of the past.

  • 5 of 5

It was just perfect for all of us and very impressive. That is the opinion of all of us not just me and of course the girls Ladies over 60) were taken with the tasteful decor. We brought home more than we have ever done as not even logs to buy for the fire. Brilliant! However we would like to keep this our secret as we do not want it becoming to popular. We are considering a repeat visit in late October if diaries of everyone can do this. Many many thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you so much! There is a lot of competition out there and we never take our guests for granted. I still feel the same need to please as we did with our very first visitors. We will be more than happy to welcome you again. Wishing you all the best, Steven
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Gorgeous cottage in perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing stay in Racecouse cottage. Beautiful decor and modern styling with attention to detail. Central location in Cartmel and the shops, pubs and restaurants. Perfect for a relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carrie, Thank you for review. We do think that we have one of the best locations in the village and I am pleased you liked the decor in the cottage. I hope you will visit us again for a relaxing break. Best wishes, Steven
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Excellent property, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Both the property and location were perfect for our holiday. Cartmel village is a little gem, pubs and coffee shop in easy walking distance and lovely longer walks in the surrounding area. The lakes were within easy reach by car.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your review, I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Racecourse cottage. We are very lucky with the location of the cottage, everything in Cartmel is within a short distance of the front door. There are many walks from Cartmel and it sounds like you tried a few. I hope there are still a few left to tempt you to visit Cartmel again. Best wishes, Steven
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Wonderful and relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from spending 4 days relaxing in Cartmel at Racecourse Cottage, each of the 3 couples who where there and have spent holidays in many places all agree that the cottage surpassed anywhere else we have stayed.

The cottage was superbly fitted with absolutely nothing left to chance, the lovely welcome pack was very much appreciated and was put together with the same care and attention to detail as to the fixtures and fittings of the property.

Thanks to Steven for the means for a relaxing and enjoyable stay and we would all thoroughly recommend the cottage as somewhere to relax.

Elizabeth and friends

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We have never had a holiday rental cottage before but have refurbished many properties. We took the same care and attention as we would for ourselves, using quality fixtures and fittings. Being in the Lake District, we cannot always guarantee good weather, so we made sure the cottage was a nice place to rest in not just a base. The welcome pack is to make sure our guests have something when they arrive to kick start the holiday! It makes me very happy to know that our visitors have enjoyed there time out in Racecourse cottage.
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5 adults staying in Cartmel for the races and we couldn't have had a better property in terms of location and luxury. The layout worked well for us with a shower room or bathroom for each bedroom. A superb kitchen, social living and dining space with quality fixtures and fittings and all spotlessly clean. Beautifully co-ordinated decor and soft furnishings too. The weather was a bonus and we were able to have breakfast outside - perfect. The owners are so helpful with excellent communication from Steven. We were so delighted with the cottage and surrounding area we have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, thank you so much for your glowing review. We can't always guarantee the weather but we have tried very hard to make sure our cottage meets with your expectations. We are very lucky with the location, lovely views over the parkland, racecourse and yet near to the pubs and restaurants. With careful planning we managed to make sure each bedroom had a bathroom. We decided to go a bit bolder with the decor and used fixtures and fittings we would use in our own house. I am delighted that the extra mile we went to has been appreciated.
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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

Cartmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season plus
Apr 21 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May races
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low season plus
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
June races
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
July races
Jul 21 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
August races
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low season
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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