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

  • 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 - £240-£890
BATHROOMS 1
BEDROOMS 3
SLEEPS 6

CARK IN CARTMEL

  • Award winning 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 £1900
BATHROOMS 3
BEDROOMS 5
SLEEPS 10

CARTMEL

  • 1 of Cartmel’s best holiday homes
  • Very spacious, detached, luxurious house, stunning views, large enclosed garden
  • Quiet off road rural location
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • 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 is home to 5 good pubs, 2 restaurants with Michelin stars and several 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

8th April, 2019

Bridgelands Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Weekend away”

What a lovely cottage in an amazing part of the world. The cottage had everything we needed.

The village of Cark is very friendly for both children and dogs. There is a lovely safe walk to Cartmel which was enjoyed by all of us. Will defo return 🤗 – Sara, Burnley

31st March, 2019

Carree Cottage Reviews

5 out of 5 Review on Trip Advisor

“Lovely comfortable Cottage!!”

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely comfortable cottage. Cottage is pet friendly too and our pet dog “George” really enjoyed his stay and was very relaxed staying in the cottage.

We loved the whole layout and it was so well equipped. Spotless bed linen and towels also.The real log fireplace was really cosy to light on an evening after enjoyable long /short walks.

We really enjoyed looking up at the star filled sky on a clear night from the cottage garden. It’s in such a lovely peaceful place. It’s in a great location too. Lovely friendly pub “The Engine Inn” is less than 2 minutes walk away. Handy grocery shop/general store “Londis” is also less than 2 minutes away.

Simon has thought of everything and his recommended walks written in the guest book were a great help.

We will highly recommend staying in your cottages to family/friends/colleagues. Thank you!! – Liza

22nd March, 2019

Cartmel Hill Reviews

5 of 5 Review on ‘Trip Advisor’

“Amazing house!”

We can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed Cartmel Hill.

The house is beautiful, even nicer than expected, so spacious. Lots of room for our group of 7, so nice to have so many bathrooms and living space to spread out when we wanted.

The summer house is awesome, what a wonderful place to have a glass of wine and play some games at night.

Cartmel village is wonderful, so many friendly people and great shops and restaurants.

We loved taking the public footpaths through the forest to get to the village. Also enjoyed exploring the footpaths up the hill from the house – what views!!

Simon is a great host, house was easy to find thanks to his directions. We hope to come back to Cartmel one day and wouldn’t hesitate to book Cartmel Hill again. Thanks Simon! – Gillian Pettersen – Prince George, British Columbia, Canada