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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury cottage, quiet rural location, specialising in short breaks perfect for special occasions, log stove and Internet

Luxury romantic retreat for 2 people. Awarded SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY BY ALASTAIR SAWDAY'S 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 cottage 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 and details of our second cottage with hot tub.

Sarah Byrne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Sarah Byrne

Crumble Cottage was a cow shed that we have transformed into a cosy romantic hideaway, 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. Ask us to tell you the story of the carved stone mantelpiece!

The cottage is 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.)

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • 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.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful log fire cottage for two in Cartmel

  • 5 of 5

A quintessentially beautiful white painted cottage for two in Cartmel a short distance- (we walked but taxis are easily available) from the main village and restaurants. A log fire fully stocked for cosy evenings in and a superbly modern bathroom offer the perfect retreat. Sarah and Stewart have prepared a comprehensive guide for local amenities and attractions for days out. We couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough and fully intend to return on our next visit to the Lakes.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you had such a lovely time both here at the cottage and in and around Carmel. See you both again soon. All the best Sarah and Stewart
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Second Helpings at Crumble Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Having had a wonderfully relaxing stay over a (very wet!) Christmas, we couldn’t resist returning for another visit to this cosy and charming cottage!

Owners Stewart and Sarah have managed to combine many features of the original character, whilst skillfully incorporating modern conveniences, such as under-floor heating in the bathroom.

Going for a long ramble, even in the rain, in the beautiful rolling countryside was no problem, knowing we could easily use the compact washer/tumble-dryer to dry wet clothes, whilst we basked in the glow of the log stove, enjoying our hot toddies!

Whether using as a base for exploring the south Lakes peninsular, or staying indoors to unwind in the warm, romantic atmosphere, Crumble Cottage is the perfect choice.

We will definatey be returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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divine rural retreat, with Cartmel fine dining too

  • 5 of 5

Wow, lovely wee place for two to cosy up and rekindle romance by the log burning stove! We stayed midwinter, but had some glorious days for exploring the super countryside. You can nip over to the Lakes, but really, why bother with the crowds and inevitable traffic congestion? You've lanes and walks to yourself fabulous Cartmel's just a short stride away. The Priory makes a super visit and then it's an epicurean paradise, from L'Enclume to gastropubs, plus a handful of select shops to browse.

Horsey flutterers will love the racecourse meets (book the cottage EARLY, apparently) and I believe they're now doing a few summer concerts - I saw ads for Jools Holland and Simply Red.

The cottage interior is just gorgeous. Really tasteful and well appointed. Lovely shower. Sweet touches from owners Sarah and Stewart. They made us feel right at home, but then left us to our privacy.

Altogether a gem in the northwest quality self-catering firmament that needs to be discovered!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage - extremely comfortable, very clean and tidy with a very relaxed feeling about it. All that you need for your stay, oh, lovely and warm too with the wood burning stove!

We had a lovely stay perfect place to come following a busy Christmas and New Year!

Situated in a very quiet and peaceful location the cottage was only a short 5 minutes drive from the centre of Cartmel, as a result we found it perfectly located to explore Cumbria and the Lake District.

Sarah and Stewart were wonderful hosts and the directions given to the cottage were spot on and communication throughout the stay and before was greatly appreciated.

Overall a truly lovely place to stay when needing a little time out.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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:
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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
Refundable damage deposit $128.36

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

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