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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury cottages, quiet rural location, short breaks perfect for special occasions, log stove, hot tub (extra) WiFi

Luxury romantic retreats for 2 people. Strictly Friday and Monday changeover days. Strictly 3 nights over weekend and 4 nights during week. Awarded SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY BY ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S 2017. Visit us at for availability and prices. Situated one mile from the ancient market town of Cartmel – home to the racecourse and a few Michelin stars – and on a quiet no-through lane used mostly by walkers and horses, sits a lovely 500-year-old Cumbrian long house and your cottages attached. Lovingly restored by owners, oak beams, shutters, log stove. Smart TV, secure bicycle storage and private parking. Lots of varied quiet walks right from the door. Follow us on Facebook for news and offers. When booking Upper Crumble you can choose to add hot tub courtyard to your booking.

Sarah Byrne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Sarah Byrne

Crumble Cottages were a barn and cow shed that we have been transformed into a cosy romantic hideaways, full of character with many of the original features such as the oak beams and stonework. We undertook most of the work ourselves and have the scars and stories to prove it. The cottages are set in seven acres of mixed farmland, ancient woodland, water gardens and productive areas where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. In the summer and autumn we ask guests if they would like a complimentary basket of our excess produce. (Please note not always available depends on how successful we have been.) This year we have also started keeping bees

Sarah is a horticulturalist and garden designer (CHort MCIHort) running her own landscape business from home and when she can escape loves taking people around the gardens.

Stewart works with technology and dementia and spends his spare time restoring vintage cars and bikes and is always delighted to show you his tool box.

Both of us are keen nature lovers and much of the work we do externally encourages wildlife, and our reward has been a huge increase in the diversity of creatures visiting and living here. Including hedgehogs, dragon flies, otters, toads, kingfishers, newts, house martins, swallows, buzzards, bats and owls to name but a few.

Not content with surviving building Crumble Cottage ourselves, this last year we started building Upper Crumble, a similar offer with hot tub in private courtyard, hopefully opening March 2017. Follow us on Facebook for news and special offers.

Sarah Byrne purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sarah Byrne chose Lakes Peninsula

Beautiful quiet and sheltered location being only 3 miles from the sea. The bustling medieval village of Cartmel is only a ten minute walk away. It’s hard to believe sometimes that we are so close to the village when it is so quiet here. We get very little light pollution so star gazing has become another great attraction. We love going to restaurants and are spoilt for choice as we are surrounded by many award winning places to eat. Simon Rogan’s L ’Enclume best restaurant in the UK for the third year is possibly the most well-known. The village also has many other specialist food shops, pubs and cafes.

What makes this cottage unique

Luxury peaceful location with lots of walks right from the door and only a mile from sophisticated civilisation.

Very romantic cosy cottage, with log stove, oak beams, crystal chandeliers and shutters at the tiny windows. Secure car park, old bikes to borrow. Owners on site but out of sight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first taste of Crumble - perfectly delicious! We look forward to returning for another helping or two......very soon. Aug 2014 Christina and Terry Dorset.

A perfect place to stay in - the cottage, the village, the hosts were all amazing. Thank you September 2014 Neil and Laria West Midlands.

Fab location, lovely walks from the cottage. Cartmel is a foodies heaven, L'Enclume and Rogan and Co were outstanding. We had a lovely relaxing break. October 2014 Julie and Barry Cheshire.
Oct 2014
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Cartmel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One king size bed, oak beams and magnificent chandelier (swinging from it discouraged).
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A recent beautiful renovation by current owners. Outside: Garden areas include table, chairs and chimera with lovely views in the evening sun. Plenty of outdoor blankets for cool autumn evenings. South East facing cosy sunken terrace adjacent to house with stone bench great for morning coffee. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Basic washing up materials, all towels and bedding included. Cottage is cleaned weekly. Other: Two outdoor sitting areas: Stone bench in morning sun. Table and chairs and Chimera with evening sun.


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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully presented and equipped with everything you could ever wish for, including some essentials and special treats to get us started in the kitchen!

Our hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful, from giving us tips on places to visit to helping us out with supplies of fresh herbs for our dinner.

Make sure you explore the extensive gardens - we had a lovely evening watching the stream trickling by with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elly Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you had a lovely time! All the best Sarah and Stewart
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Ideal cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing, top quality break in the Southern Lakes.

Beautifully renovated farm building in a quiet and beautiful location; ideal for a couple.

Friendly, helpful owners ensure a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First taste of the Lake District at Upper Crumble

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing long weekend at Upper Crumble Cottage. What a lovely place. Stylish, beautifully thought through, comfortable and relaxing. Friendly and helpful owners,Sarah and Stewart have created a haven of tranquillity just outside the village of Cartmel in the Southern Lakes. Eating in or out is easy as there is a good choice of eateries within walking distance and Cartmel's position in the South of the Lake Dstrict makes it easy to explore the region. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you found this to be a great base to explore The Lake District with its now World Heritage Status. Hope you will be back for more very soon. We will be ready! All the best Sarah
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What a gorgeous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we found Crumble cottage! We had the most wonderful little holiday. The cottage itself is beautiful and so comfortable - the weather we got was fantastic so we were glad of the patio area at the front available to guests, but the cottage would also be perfectly cosy for a cold wintry stay too! Sarah and Stewart were really kind hosts -

friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is idyllic - lovely for walks, Cartmel is ideal for coffee or meals out (we enjoyed the beer garden by the river at the back of the Royal Oak), and we found it to be a good spot from which to explore the Lake District a little. Such a tranquil setting for a refreshing break away from the busyness of the everyday! Can't fault anything about this cottage - we loved it! Thank you Stewart and Sarah.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I agree I love the garden next to the river at the back of the Royal Oak it's such a surprise when you find it! All the best. Sarah and Stewart
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing retreat from hectic lives. The restoration of this building is incredible and the setting is perfect. The facilities and accommodation are only enhanced by the hospitality of Sarah and Stewart. I would certainly recommend a break here and Warren and I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a very special weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and Warren Delighted you enjoyed your stay in Crumble Cottage and it was so relaxing for you. We know we are so lucky to live here! All the best and see you soon. Sarah and Stewart
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Jewel in Cumbria

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a peaceful holiday, to visit West Coast and the Southern Lakes. The cottage has been built by Stewart and Sarah to the highest standards and quality. It is equipped with everything you would need on a short break holiday, even a wood burning fire. It was wonderful to be woken each morning by the "Morning Bird Chorus". We visited many places-- Coniston,Grange-over-Sands and the brilliant steam railway at Ravenglass which runs to Eskdale.

Cartmel is great for restuarants and would highly recommend The Cavendish Arms.

Thank you to Sarah and Stewart, perfect hosts, looking forward to another visit soon.--- Ian and Janet.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian and Janet Oo thank you so much! Glad you had lovely time and I will send over a note to Richard at The Cavendish. All the best and see you soon. Sarah and Stewart
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Car: recommended


Car recommended


One mile from Cartmel

Further Details:

Cartmel is a thimble full of diamonds, a foodie heaven. 2 star Michelin restaurant L'Enclume, Rogan and Co, many great pubs and coffee shops, Unsworth's Yard featuring a micro brewery, wine bar, cheese and artisan bread shops. Home also to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. There is an ancient Priory and a lively Racecourse. Awarded Special Place to Stay by Alastair Sawday's 2014


Rates & Availability

Cartmel Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email or phone 015395 34405 to confirm price and request bank details and booking form.
Up to date reviews
Crumble Cottage Facebook and Alastair Sawdays Special Place to Stay

Changeover Day:
Change over days are Monday and Friday
Cottage is available from 3:30pm and departure is 10:30am

Notes on prices:
4 nights weekday rate Monday to Friday £350
3 nights weekend rate Friday to Monday £360
7 nights weekly rate £560
Daily rate on request £150 per night minimum 2 nights
Special Weeks Christmas and New Year, Cartmel race meetings please contact us details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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