A bright and spacious lounge
The open fire will keep the chill at bay on those chillier evenings
Relax in the cosy and chic lounge
Sumptuous sofas to sink into
a well-equipped kitchen which inclludes wine cooler and bread maker
Create your favourite meals
Kitchen with range cooker
Grand dining room with an elegant feel
Enjoy an evening meal with loved ones
Make your way to the chillax room
Unwind in the chillax room
The appropriately named chillax room
Sit back and relax
King-size bedroom which overlook the village square
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
Finishing touches create an ambient fell
King-size bedroom with en-suite
En-suite shower room with also doubles up as a dressing room
Extra features in the en-suite
King-size bedroom with luxury furnishings
A homely feel
Time to snooze
King-size bedroom with ornate fireplace
Get ready for the day
Dressing table
The attic bedroom with king-size bed
The attic room with king-size bedroom
Steep and narrow stairs bring you to the attic bedroom
En-suite to attic room with basin and toilet
Nearby Cartmel Bridge and Priory
The bustling village of Cartmel
Cartmel Square
Cartmel Priory
Perfect location for ramblers
Nearby Hampsfell summit
A sweet little river runs through the village
Located next to the square
1 / 38  A bright and spacious lounge
2 / 38  The open fire will keep the chill at bay on those chillier evenings
3 / 38  Relax in the cosy and chic lounge
4 / 38  Sumptuous sofas to sink into
5 / 38  a well-equipped kitchen which inclludes wine cooler and bread maker
6 / 38  Create your favourite meals
7 / 38  Kitchen with range cooker
8 / 38  Grand dining room with an elegant feel
9 / 38  Enjoy an evening meal with loved ones
10 / 38  Make your way to the chillax room
11 / 38  Unwind in the chillax room
12 / 38  The appropriately named chillax room
13 / 38  Sit back and relax
14 / 38  King-size bedroom which overlook the village square
15 / 38  Enjoy a restful nights sleep
16 / 38  Finishing touches create an ambient fell
17 / 38  King-size bedroom with en-suite
18 / 38  En-suite shower room with also doubles up as a dressing room
19 / 38  Extra features in the en-suite
20 / 38  King-size bedroom with luxury furnishings
21 / 38  A homely feel
22 / 38  Time to snooze
23 / 38  King-size bedroom with ornate fireplace
24 / 38  Bathroom
25 / 38  Get ready for the day
26 / 38  Dressing table
27 / 38  The attic bedroom with king-size bed
28 / 38  The attic room with king-size bedroom
29 / 38  Steep and narrow stairs bring you to the attic bedroom
30 / 38  En-suite to attic room with basin and toilet
31 / 38  Nearby Cartmel Bridge and Priory
32 / 38  The bustling village of Cartmel
33 / 38  Cartmel Square
34 / 38  Cartmel Priory
35 / 38  Perfect location for ramblers
36 / 38  Nearby Hampsfell summit
37 / 38  A sweet little river runs through the village
38 / 38  Located next to the square

Bank Court

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star Gold
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC05


The owners have shown their huge flare for design and style in creating a very special holiday home for themselves and their guests. A perfect pallet of pastel colours is the backdrop for well-chosen furnishings, fabrics, lighting and art, all combining to give a chic house that wraps you up in warmth and comfort, perfect for families, friends and as a very special romantic retreat.

Cartmel is one of our most popular and sought-after villages and home of the Cartmel Races, the smallest steeplechase racecourse in the country. Located on the peninsula, it lies just six miles south of Lake Windermere, a huddle of the most delightful period architecture it includes the magnificent Norman Priory, an eclectic mix of specialist shops, along with a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants, among which is the UK’s top dining venue, Simon Rogan's two Michelin star L'Enclume.

Pass for Cartmel Races Cartmel has the smallest national hunt race course in England. A popular fun day combining exciting races with a carnival feel. When you have purchased you race day paddock enclosure passes, the owners have secured Run-in-Rail Car Parking Membership, where as an added treat and extra fun, you can drive your car to a reserved spot alongside of the home straight rails in the Paddock Enclosure.

Tucked away in the corner of Cartmel Square, opposite the Norman Arch and the market cross with its old water pump and stone bench, the unassuming exterior of Bank Court belies the interior that lies behind. The house lies to the right of the passageway, as seen on the main exterior image. There are two entrances, one in the passageway and one at the rear, where a few steps lead up to the kitchen door.

The Living Spaces

From the rear entrance you step into the kitchen. A good size, it has all you need to rustle up your favourite meals. Units house a range cooker, all the usual white goods and the delightful luxury of an under-counter wine cooler, and a thoughtful selection of smaller appliances for their guest's benefit, such as bread maker and slow cooker for hearty stews ready and waiting on your return home after a day exploring the National Park.

From the kitchen you go through to the sitting room. As cosy and chic as can be, there are two plump sofas set around the open fire. Soft lighting, pictures and ornament combine to make a room perfect to relax in, tuck up with a book or movie and, in winter months, the glow of a roaring fire adds extra ambience and comfort – perfect.

From the sitting room you come into the stairway hall which you cross through, and down a step or two, into the dining room. Set for six, upholstered chairs are set around the contemporary mango wood table. Richly coloured drapes hang at the bay window which overlooks the square, where with some very clever lighting and ornament the room makes for a grand place to dine with your friends and family, enjoying long suppers and conversation into the wee hours.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The stairs lead up to the first floor. Here there are two double bedrooms. The master bedroom overlooks the village square. The bed is a 5ft king size with memory foam mattress, ensuring a restful night's sleep. Beautifully furnished there is an en-suite shower /dressing room with shower, basin and WC.

The second bedroom is also a 5ft king, again with memory foam mattress and with the same attention to quality and furnishing.

The house bathroom also lies on the first floor. A good size, it has a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC. Off the bathroom is a fabulous dressing room with a dressing table, armchair and chaise lounge, perfect to pamper and preen in readiness for a night out at one of the many restaurants in the village.

A steep, narrow tread stairway leads to the attic bedroom. A 5ft king with memory foam mattress sits under a pitched ceiling. Cosy and comfortable, there is a very small en-suite WC with basin tucked in under the eaves.

Finally, from the attic bedroom you duck through to the chillax room. Criss-crossed with huge oak beams there are fabulous Ligne Roset chairs and sofa along with a wide screen TV. Adults will enjoy it and kids will love it.

Out & About

Possibly the most picture-perfect places in the Lake District, Cartmel has grown into a chic little village, wrapped up in the most delightful architecture of traditional lime washed and stone-built houses, shops and pubs.

Centred on the village square, overlooked by the huge Normal Priory, the village is a maze of little lanes and bridges crossing a sweet little river, cruised by fleets of ducks and swans.

For those who like to step out and wine and dine the village has much to offer. Home of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, it has moved up the gastronomic scale to become a place of pilgrimage for foodies and celebrities. A clutch of cafes compliments the four excellent pubs, with cherry on the Cartmel Cake, or should I say Pudding, being Simon Rogan's two establishments, Rogan & Company, an easy-going bistro and the famed two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, voted the 2015 Good Food Guide's No1 UK restaurant.

There are plenty of easy walks from the village. A favourite is to climb high up onto Hampsfell with its panoramic views across the Morecambe Bay, then descend down to Grange Over Sands or explore the tracks running through Eggerslack Woods.

A great day out is to take a Segway off road tour. The offices are by the car park and the reviews so far from our guest make this a must for a bit of fun.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms -king-size. Please note that one of the bedrooms is situated in the attic
  • Electric range oven with gas hobs, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wine cooler unit, Nescafe dolce Gusto machine – uses coffee pods, sandwich toaster, bread maker, slow cooker, food mixer
  • TV with Amazon Fire Stick, surround sound system with iPod dock, portable Bluetooth speaker system and DVD
  • Dining room with iPod dock
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower/dressing room with WC
  • 1 en-suite WC
  • Parking in the village square is on a first come first served basis. The easiest place to park is in the village car park, a short walk from the square (charges will apply)
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and gas central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Run-in-Rail Car Parking Membership at Cartmel Races
  • Open fire - logs and coal available to purchase locally

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 4th October 2019

This is a cosy cottage right in the centre of Cartmel village. Great location for walking and mountain biking. The only negative is the restriction on parking. The parking permits were no longer valid after 7 Oct 2019 and we had to pay for the parking. This was because the public car park had revised paying machines and ANPR cameras - set up part wRead moreay through our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Trish 30th August 2019

We're older, looking for peace and quiet so it was ideal for us. There are 3 lovely bedrooms but one is up narrow stairs on the top floor so those guests have to be agile. Beautifully appointed and every convenience available. Hosts kindly left prosecco and chocolates as welcome gifts! Gas stove great to cook on, wood left for lighting a fire in liRead moreving room. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 19th July 2019

Lovely cottage in the centre of the village. The location could not have been better!

Reviewed by Andrew 5th July 2019

Well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great little village with 4 pubs, 2 restaurants and a brewery! Only minor downside is the lack of outside space (e g. a garden) but with the abundance of local pubs and of course the Lakes a short drive away...not a big problem.

Reviewed by William 31st May 2019

Ideal location in the village centre with car parking just round at the race course . Plenty of eating options but strongly advise booking in advance . Multiple floor levels in the house so not suited for people with mobility issues. No space to sit outside .

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A bright and spacious lounge
The open fire will keep the chill at bay on those chillier evenings
Relax in the cosy and chic lounge
Sumptuous sofas to sink into
a well-equipped kitchen which inclludes wine cooler and bread maker
Create your favourite meals
Kitchen with range cooker
Grand dining room with an elegant feel
Enjoy an evening meal with loved ones
Make your way to the chillax room
Unwind in the chillax room
Show 26 moreThe appropriately named chillax room


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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