Open-plan kitchen/diner, great for entertaining
Create memories with loved ones
Lounge with warming woodburner
Kitchen area
Dining area with woodburner
French doors open out onto the courtyard garden
King-size bedroom with views over the local fields
Beautiful details throughout
Shower room with unique basin
Twin bedroom
Enjoy each others company on a lazy summer evening
Comfy rattan furniture with out-house which contains laundry facilities
Towards the property
1 / 13  Open-plan kitchen/diner, great for entertaining
2 / 13  Create memories with loved ones
3 / 13  Lounge with warming woodburner
4 / 13  Kitchen area
5 / 13  Dining area with woodburner
6 / 13  French doors open out onto the courtyard garden
7 / 13  King-size bedroom with views over the local fields
8 / 13  Beautiful details throughout
9 / 13  Shower room with unique basin
10 / 13  Twin bedroom
11 / 13  Enjoy each others company on a lazy summer evening
12 / 13  Comfy rattan furniture with out-house which contains laundry facilities
13 / 13  Towards the property

Brookside - Lake District

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC10


This delightful turn of the century, 1900's cottage, has been completely re-designed and refurbished throughout to offer guests a perfect combination of stylish decor, easy living, great comfort, along with all the amenities of a perfect Lakeland village, where the quality of the property has been recognised by Visit England’s 5 Star award.

Set in the beautiful and popular village of Cartmel, about six miles south of Lake Windermere, Brookside lies a few minutes' walk from the village centre where you will find a clutch of excellent inns, cafes and restaurants including the two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, along with a fine selection of shops.

For me this cottage will be perfect for couples (no babies or children under 18), where I am sure you will enjoy the property as much as the village and the wider Lake District National Park.

Living Spaces

Brookside sits in the middle of the terrace of houses, to the right of the picture. Having arrived you should find easy parking on the lane. From the small front garden, you step into the hall with smoky grey stone flags and a fine oak staircase.

The sitting room is relaxing and comfortable, with the use of soft colours and warm fabrics. Quality plump sofas sit on an oak floor where, along with great art and a huge widescreen TV with Sky Q, the focus is on a log burning stove giving both extra warmth and atmosphere in winter months, and just perfect to tuck up and relax with a movie or a good read after your day out in the lakes.

The kitchen - dining space lies off the hall at the rear of the cottage, with the stone flag flooring continuing through giving continuity of design. For me the quality and care show in abundance. The kitchen area has excellent units housing quality appliances, which are topped off with a swish, pale cream Silestone work surface.

To the dining end there is a fine table set in front of a huge, ultra-modern log burning stove, where the chimney breast is flanked by fitted cupboards and two armchairs – so no excuse not to keep the chef company. The colourways of pale cream and graphite grey, along with the stone flags all combine to set the room off beautifully, making it a pleasing space to prepare your favourite recipes and spend long relaxing dinners around the table.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs you have the two bedrooms, both stylish, both comfortable. You can choose between the King-sized double with TV and its views over the village green, or the twin again with TV at the rear of the cottage.

The shower room is bright and crisp, with a good-sized walk-in shower, basin and WC. With complimentary Bath Store toiletry products for your enjoyment.

Garden Spaces

French doors open out to the small courtyard, patio garden where you can spill out in summer months. Walled on both boundaries, there is a little-whitewashed stone out-building housing the laundry facilities, also where you can store wood, bikes, bits and bobs. With comfy outdoor furniture, you can relax with a drink or dine alfresco. The combination of kitchen opening out onto this little walled garden is just perfect for summer.

Out & About

Cartmel is one of Cumbria's finest and unique villages. Set on the Cartmel Peninsular and surrounded by rolling hills that tumble down to the coast it is picture perfect, with ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a little river along with the smallest National Hunt race course. A lively village, it is centred on a sunny square to gather and sit or wine and dine in one of the many cosy inns or fine restaurants, notably the top venue, Simon Rogan's L'Enclume.

There are good local walks, notable is Hampsfell and Eggerslack Wood, a limestone fell and ancient woodland where the summit gives panoramic views of the Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Mountains, and wherein spring the woodland is carpeted in bluebells.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Regret no babies
  • Regret no children
  • 2 bedrooms - both with TV. 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Sky Q TV system including Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and Entertainment packages included
  • DVD, Bose Bluetooth Speaker
  • Outhouse with washer/dryer and storage space for bikes
  • Shower room with WC
  • Luxury Bath House toiletries included
  • Courtyard with patio and garden furniture
  • Roadside parking available
  • Electric and gas central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub within walking distance
  • 2 wood burners - first basket of logs included

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 20th September 2019

Comfortable and bright cottage in a lovely location. Well equipped, however we dined out each evening. Cartmel is lovely, and has lots of fine dining options and lovely independent shops. Would definitely recommend this cottage and location.

Reviewed by Kirsty 12th July 2019

We had a v relaxing time in this beautiful cottage. Bed, sofas etc were all very comfy and the dog friendly, enclosed courtyard was well used during a week of mainly sunny weather. We didnt cook during our stay, but could see that the kitchen was well equipped. There were basics provided such as tea, coffee and sugar and there was a bottle of proseRead morecco in the fridge when we arrived :) Cartmel was a great place to stay with so many places to eat (most welcome dogs) and lovely walks. Will be back! Hide

Reviewed by David 28th June 2019

Lovely appointed house tastefully modernised and suitable for a full week stay Great location and owner was very accommodating and would like to visit again Visited in summer but can imagine it being cosy in winter with the fire going

Reviewed by Janet 7th June 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location, would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Gillian 17th May 2019

This cottage was in a great position within a short walk of the centre of Cartmel, but in a quiet spot with great views. The facilities were excellent there was a shop two minutes away for any essentials.

Reviewed by John 3rd May 2019

A very nice house, a stones throw from a lovely pub and just around the corner from the village shop. Location is perfect for a number of walks from the property. No problem parking with the residents pass. Would definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Michael 12th April 2019

Great location near to the centre of Cartmel. Comfortable cottage with all the facilities you need.

Reviewed by Kate 29th March 2019

Comfortable and clean cottage in village. Near pubs, village shop and restaurant.

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd March 2019

Brookside is a great holiday cottage, clean & tidy. The quality of the furniture/kitchen equipment was 5star. The beds were comfortable & there was plenty of hot water - the shower was fab. Would have been nice to receive a welcome hamper - the bottle of fizz was not great. Cartmel is a foody place, theyre missing a trick! Nothing else is supplied Read more- be sure to take all cooking condiments such as oil/ sauces. I was surprised that past guests havent left things for future guests! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 21st December 2018

This cottage is a delight , tastefully decorated, very clean. Free Wi-Fi and Sky Q, great for a night in after a long walk. Very comfortable beds/ Sofas/ good shower, the kitchen /dining room is lovely and well equiped. Didn't get to use the courtyard but in summer it would be lovely. The cottage is in a prime spot , local shop & Pig & Whistle Pub Read morein striding distance and centre of Cartmel with its shop/pubs/restaurants 5 min walk max. Perfect ! Look forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Gill and Gary (and Dolly the dog) September 2018

We had a fabulous time in Cartmel. This cottage is very comfortable and very dog friendly. Cartmel is a lovely village with fantastic pubs and shops. We shall certainly return in the future. GREAT STAY. Thank you.

Reviewed by Paul, Sue and Dexter May 2018

We have had a wonderful weekat Brookside exploring the lakes. The cottage is lovelt and we felt instantly at home. The weather was fantastic and we had breakfast in the courtyard garden every day! Cartmel is lovely. We ate at The Pig and Whistle, Kings Arms and Royal Oak.All very dog friendly . The best food by far was at Rogan & Co. We hope to comRead moree back one day. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Tommy and Kate (and Georgie the Schnauzer) February 2018

Have had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing few days in this lovely cottage - it really is "home from home". Cartmel is a lovely little village and we will look forward to returning. Mnay thanks.

Reviewed by Catriona & Gary ( & Sula, the Flattie) August 2017

Brookside is a lovely cottage situated in a quiet part of Cartmel but only a few minutes walk to the village centre where there's a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops. The house has high quality furnishings and fittings and is very stylish but in suiting to it's cottage feel. On sunny days/evenings the patio and garden are a delight, but equallRead morey on a gloomy evening the woodburner adds a very cosy feel. Parking wasn't an issue although there's so much to do nearby we rarely used the car. Cartmel is great! A cheese shop, a bread shop, a wine shop and sticky toffee pudding ... what's not to like? Very dog friendly pubs and we particularly enjoyed the beer gardens to the rear of The Pig and Whistle and The Royal Oak. Good dog walking in the woods around the racecourse and also walking up Hampsfell to admire the views. We had a fantastic stay at Brookside and hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Terry & Yvonne November 2015

A really great stay, the cottage is cosy, beautifully kept and very stylish. Great facilities, would book again. Visited all the dog friendly pubs and they really all were!

Reviewed by Pam, Kev, Hilary & Stefan November 2015

Fabulous stay at Brookside cottage. Just fantastic with great facilities, loved the surroundings.The village is unbeatable and we sampled the local beer, wine and food. Looking forward already to another visit

Reviewed by Marie & John August 2015

Thanks for a lovely holiday in your beautiful cottage. It's like home from home. All the little details have been well thought out and we settled straight in. Gorgeous patio & garden. Cartmel is a joy, lots to see and do. Some excellent pubs and scenic walks.

Reviewed by Jake & Sally Anne April 2015

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. Your house is beautiful and we have just had the most amazing family time together, filled with lots of fun and long days exploring the surroundings

Reviewed by Judith & Dave February 2015

WOW! Thank you for the use of your wonderful home, we have loved every minute and had the most fantastic break.

Reviewed by Tracey & Michae December 2014

A wonderful stay at Brookside, you really couldn't wish for more in the cottage. Very high quality furnishings and fittings and everything you could wish for in the kitchen. Thanks for a great trip.

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Open-plan kitchen/diner, great for entertaining
Create memories with loved ones
Lounge with warming woodburner
Kitchen area
Dining area with woodburner
French doors open out onto the courtyard garden
King-size bedroom with views over the local fields
Beautiful details throughout
Shower room with unique basin
Twin bedroom
Enjoy each others company on a lazy summer evening
Show 1 moreComfy rattan furniture with out-house which contains laundry facilities


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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