Image of Cartmel Village shopThe front of Cartmel HillSunny image of Weavers Cottage from the rearCartmel Hill and rear gardenCartmel PrioryView of Cartmel village in Autumn 2014

 

Cartmel Valley with its gentle undulating landscape of lush green fields, leafy lanes and rolling hills is a great location from where you can easily access the whole of the Lake District, the Cumbrian coast and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Cartmel Valley also has a milder, drier climate than the rest of the Lake District.

There’s more information about the Cartmel Valley further down the page>>> and you can see details of our lovely cottages in and around Cartmel here:-

 

Bridgelands Cottage

PRICE RANGE - £220 to £750
BATHROOMS 1
BEDROOMS 3
SLEEPS 5

CARK IN CARTMEL

  • 4 star, luxury 18th Century Grade 2 listed cottage
  • Lovely cottage with log fire, oak beams, private enclosed walled garden
  • Log fire
  • Quiet off road village location
  • 2 off-road parking spaces

Carree Cottage

PRICE RANGE - £300 to £900
BATHROOMS 1
BEDROOMS 3
SLEEPS 6

CARK IN CARTMEL

  • 4 Star, Gold Award, luxury 19th Century Grade 2 listed cottage
  • Charming cottage, oak beams, new fully equipped kitchen, enclosed garden overlooking open fields
  • Log Fire
  • Quiet off road village location
  • 1 off-road parking space (additional free parking available 100 yards away)

Cartmel Hill

PRICE RANGE - £600 to £1700
BATHROOMS 3
BEDROOMS 5
SLEEPS 10

CARTMEL

  • Cartmel’s best holiday House
  • Very spacious, detached, luxurious house, stunning views, large enclosed garden
  • Quiet off road rural location
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Log fire

Shamrock Cottage

PRICE RANGE - £180 to £490
BATHROOMS 1
BEDROOMS 2
SLEEPS 3

ALLITHWAITE VILLAGE, nr. CARTMEL

  • Delightful 19th Century cottage, full of character,
  • Panoramic sun deck overlooking open fields with views across the Bay.
  • Ideal for couples
  • Log Fire

Weavers Cottage

PRICE RANGE - £600 to £1700
BATHROOMS 3
BEDROOMS 4
SLEEPS 8

CARTMEL VILLAGE

  • Spacious, detached, luxurious cottage, large conservatory, high spec kitchen
  • Cartmel’s best holiday cottage
  • Great village location. 6 minutes level walk to centre of village
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars (very rare in Cartmel)
  • Large secluded garden and patio

 

The unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is the oldest and most picturesque village in the South Lakes. Here you’ll find the imposing 12th century priory. Cartmel Priory escaped destruction during the Dissolution of Henry VIII and remains one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England.

The ancient village square is home to 2 good pubs and is a lovely place to relax with a drink. There are also a further 2 good pubs in the village and a wealth of lovely boutiques, cafés and artisan food shops.

In the last few years Cartmel has become THE place in Northern England to head for top cuisine. You can read more about the gastro delights of this wonderful village here>>>

Cartmel is a wonderful village and in many people’s opinion has more to offer than any other village in Cumbria. You’d be hard pushed to find such a beautiful small village that isn’t too busy, not at all commercialised and has so many great places to eat drink and buy wonderful local food and drink.

There are dozens of walks in and around Cartmel Valley with the ancient Cistercian Way and Cumbrian Coastal way passing through the and linking up to all major walking routes in the Lake District.

In the south of the valley is Holker Hall, Cumbria’s premier stately house and home to Lord & Lady Cavendish. Hear you can walk around the extensive parklands stocked with herds of deer and rare breed cattle and sheep, visit the stately house and gardens, relax in the ‘courtyard café’ or buy great local produce from the Holker Estate and other great local food in Holker Food Hall.

10 minutes’ drive north from Cark & Cartmel is the nostalgic Haverthwaite to Lakeside Steam Railway which connects you to the awaiting Windermere Lake steamers and cruise boats that travel the full 10 mile length of England’s longest lake, dropping passengers at Waterhead/Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere. The Lakes Aquarium on the shores of Lake Windermere at Lakeside gives you a look at the marine life of Lake Windermere and beyond but you won’t see Bownessie the mysterious Lake Windermere monster here!

Cartmel Valley is part of the Lake District Peninsulas and the southern and western areas of the valley are home to the spectacular Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay remains one of the last wildernesses in England, a sand plain of over 120 square miles that changes twice each day with the ebbing tide which carves the surface into subtly different reliefs each time. It is a mercurial landscape existing in two states, as sea and as sand, while infinite variations of sky and cloud endlessly tint and shade the plains of water and of land.

Its vast expanse of sand, marshes, sand dunes and stunning estuaries are a great place to explore and popular haunt for bird watchers too.

In May, July & August Cartmel Racecourse is the spectacular setting for Cartmel races and a fabulous event for all the family with party crowds, a funfair, country stalls and a typical Lake District laid back atmosphere.

The original ‘steeplechase’ course is the only racecourse in Britain actually located within a village.

You can read more about Cartmel races here>>>

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Reviews

10th November, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

What a lovely place to stay. We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Charcoal House-very homely and welcoming.

We had a lovely few days exploring the beautiful lakes and surrounding area. Thank you! – Paul & Sharon Smith, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

3rd Novemeber, 2017

Charcoal House Reviews

5 of 5 Review on Home Away

“Fantatsic few days in the Lakes”

Charcoal house was a fantastic base for our break in the lakes, even better than the photographs.

The house is filled with quality furnishing and finishes, with everything you can think of at hand.

The walk into the woods with the dog was a definite highlight.

We would thoroughly recommend the house, all details and information provided were spot on – David Page,  East Cottingwith, Yorkshire

20th October, 2017

Shamrock Cottage Reviews

What a lovely cottage!

A great wee break. Will recommend and return. – Cecilia, Gordon, Finlay & Buddy the dog

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