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Cartmel Cottage

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 936625)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Mrs Adshead

    “We arrived at this cottage on a cold November day but sadly the heating wasn’t already on and it took a long time to warm up, not the best welcome.”


    The overwhelming impression in the living area was how much the space was compromised by an oversized sofa and armchairs. The latter of which were not as shown in the promotional photos. The space was so small that I struggle to imagine how four people could move about in the room. Also there is a Smart TV which has clearly been an issue with previous guests, us included. It’s so annoying having to use apps and log into the various channels not all of which offer live TV. There was no washing machine in the property either although checking on the web page it doesn’t refer to there being one so I guess that was an oversight on my part and wasn’t really an issue to be fair. There was also an issue with lightbulbs, there were two boxes in a cupboard but they were not of the correct fitting so no idea why they were there in the first place? Overall we found our stay rather disappointing, with a little more imagination and a modest financial outlay Cartmel Cottage could be a very nice holiday cottage.

The property

Perfect for families or two couples, Cartmel Cottage is a great base for a Cumbrian holiday, positioned just 8 miles from the stunning Lake Windermere.

Beyond the picturesque white walls and sage door is an interior that boasts contemporary flair while still retaining traditional features.

The sitting room is equipped with comfortable seating and an alluring woodburner - an essential feature during those colder periods.

Just round the corner sits a solid oak dining table which leads into the ample kitchen, complete with a selection of integrated appliances.

Upstairs plays host to both bedrooms, one double and one zip/link twin which can be arranged into a king-size double upon request.

Completing the inside is the modern bathroom with slate walls.

To the front of the property is a decked patio with furniture, providing a spot to catch views over the river, and to the rear is a more private patio.

Endure an easy stroll into the village of Cark where there is a general shop and two pubs.

Why not visit Holker Hall for some exceptional garden displays and an impressive food hall?

Cartmel is slightly further afield and home to a selection of outstanding restaurants, including one Michelin-star, as well as small racecourse which thrives in the summer.

Explore the Lake District, famous for its picturesque landscapes and the quintessential villages of Bowness and Ambleside that some quality attractions and eateries.

With lots to see and do, a stay at this lovely cottage definitely has the potential for a holiday to remember.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2' 6'' twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, George Foreman grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on other side of the river
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and rear decked garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is alongside a river, children and pets to be supervised at all times.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 16 miles.

Cark in Cartmel is a small Lakeland village just two miles from Cartmel, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. Cark is well served by the Furness line railway, and features pretty streamside strolls, lovely walks to the local coastline overlooking Morecambe Bay, two fine traditional old pubs and a scattering of small shops. It is a very short stroll from here to Holker Hall, the stately home of Lord Cavendish, whose house, gardens and deer park are open to the public and also now home to a licensed brasserie The Ilex. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful unspoilt countryside or visit The National Hunt Racecourse, the Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition and the Lakeland Motor Museum, all close by. Nearby Cartmel offers quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, charming gift shops, welcoming traditional pubs serving real ales, and the nationally acclaimed Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings, mountain backdrop, fabulous sea views, promenade and two golf courses is four miles away. Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a fifteen minute drive. A superb holiday destination at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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