UM3
Open plan living
Lounge with wood burner
Individual touches
Kitchen area
Cook up a storm
Double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Views over the racecourse
Shower room
Summer house
Tranquil rural location
Lovely place to sit and read
View towards the property
Cartmel village
Local amenities
Local attractions
Lots to see and do
Destination for keen foodies
1 / 18  Open plan living
2 / 18  Lounge with wood burner
3 / 18  Individual touches
4 / 18  Kitchen area
5 / 18  Cook up a storm
6 / 18  Double bedroom
7 / 18  Tastefully decorated
8 / 18  Views over the racecourse
9 / 18  Shower room
10 / 18  Summer house
11 / 18  Tranquil rural location
12 / 18  Lovely place to sit and read
13 / 18  View towards the property
14 / 18  Cartmel village
15 / 18  Local amenities
16 / 18  Local attractions
17 / 18  Lots to see and do
18 / 18  Destination for keen foodies

Garret House Cottage

Cartmel, Cumbria
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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Property code: LCC18

Overview

Owner Ann has completely refurbished this delightful traditional Lake District cottage to a high standard, offering her guests a super stylish, cosy romantic retreat just for two.

Garret House Cottage lies just out from Cartmel village centre, overlooking the Cartmel Steeplechase Course, the smallest national hunt race course in the country. Cartmel is one of our most popular and sought-after villages. 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.

One of half a dozen little cottages, the view is over the racecourse and surrounding woodland, down to the village, resting on the great ridge of Hampsfell, with its famous limestone pavements.

Living Spaces

The front entrance leads into the open plan living space. The decor is bright and contemporary, designed for easy living and comfort. A comfy sofa and armchair are drawn to a log burning stove with wide screen TV and to one corner is a little dining table for candlelit romantic suppers.

The kitchen area lies to the rear of the space. A large central workspace has a sleek, white quartz, Silestone worktop inset with a butler style sink. Quality equipment and accessories, including a Bosch oven and hob, will allow you to rustle up your favourite recipes, finishing with coffee courtesy of the Nespresso Coffee Machine & Aeroccino milk frother.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Stairs lead up to the first floor and the bedroom with its plump double bed, well-chosen furniture, along with a widescreen TV. The shower room with underfloor heating is crisp and shiny with floor to ceiling tiles and a large walk-in shower, along with basin and WC. All enhanced with complimentary luxury toiletries from the White Company.

Garden Spaces

At the front of the cottage is a little bench where you can sit in the sun with a valley view. To the rear of the cottage is a small patio garden and garden room. When the sun is shining it is perfect to relax with a drink or dine alfresco on balmy evenings.

All in this is a delightful little cottage, where you can tuck up and relax, step out into the village to sample its fine cuisine, enjoy many excellent local walks and explore the whole of the magnificent Lake District National Park.

Out & About

One of 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 a delightful 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 foodies, it is a place of pilgrimage. Nice cafes compliment the four excellent pubs, with the cherry on the proverbial cake being Simon Rogan's two establishments, Rogan & Company, an easy-going bistro and the famed two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, the favourite of celebrities and voted the 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 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 guests make this a must for a bit of fun.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 1 bedroom - double with TV
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV and Bluetooth speaker
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - first basket of logs included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Luxury bathrobes provided for your stay
  • Welcome pack upon arrival - including milk, bread, butter, eggs and sticky toffee pudding
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Julia and Keith Wolstenholme - Liverpool January 2018

We felt really comfortable and cosy here in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your generosity re the welcome pack.

Reviewed by Mr and Mrs Golbourn January 2018

We had a fantastic time in probably the best little village we've ever stayed in! Food and drink fantastic! Thank you

Reviewed by Julia & Keith January 2018

We felt really comfortable and cosy here in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your generosity re the welcome pack.

Reviewed by The Goldbourns January 2018

We had a fantastic time in probably the best little village we've ever stayed in! Food & drink fantastic. - thank you very much indeed!

Reviewed by Mary and Dave - Yorkshire December 2017

A relacing christmas break in this lovely cosy cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack - much appreciated.

Reviewed by Neil, Rachel, Hector + Percy - North Yorkshire December 2017

What a lovely cottage in such a great location, in our favourite place. We will definitely be back again. Thank you!

Reviewed by Mary & Dave December 2017

A relaxing Christmas break in this lovely cosy cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack - much appreciated.

Reviewed by Neil & Rachel December 2017

What a lovely cottage in such a great location in our favourite place. We will definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Lucy and Ed - Oxford November 2017

A perfect stay in such a cosy, comfortable cottage. Stunning walks, lots of relaxation and a great mix of meals in and out - Thank you!

Reviewed by Heather and Adele - County Durham November 2017

Such a lovely few days, the cottage is gorgeous with perfect views. Enjoyed the local walks by the race course. Would love to return soon.

Reviewed by Lucy & Ed November 2017

A perfect stay in such a cosy, comfortable cottage. Stunning walks, lots of relaxation + a great mix of meals in and out. - Thank you!

Reviewed by Trish and Julie - Wigan October 2017

What a fantastic cottage! We had a really relaxing and well needed rest and wanted for nothing. The cottage has everything you needed for a wonderful week away. Many thanks. We will return!

Reviewed by Jon, Newcastle upon Tyne October 2017

Wow! What a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. A relaxing break away from city life and Garret House Cottage provided everything needed - a beautiful restoration. Weather was mixed but not even ex hurricane Ophelia could spoil this trip (although the pots outside the front door fell over and one broke) lovely walk into Cartmel on a sunny morRead morening and various drives around the Lakes. Not sure I want to leave - already planning a return trip! Thank you Ann for sharing your gorgeous cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Heather & Adele October 2017

Such a lovely few days. The cottage is gorgeous with perfect views. Enjoyed the local walks by the race course. Would love to return soon.

Reviewed by Trish & Julie October 2017

What a fantiastic cottage! We had a really relaxing and well needed rest and wanted for nothing. Thecottage has everything you need for a wonderful week away. Many thanks, we will return!

Reviewed by Jan October 2017

Wow! What a beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. A relaxing break away from city life, Garret House Cottage provided everything needed - a beautiful restoration. Weather was mixed but not even ex-hurricane Ophelia could spoil this trip (although the pots outside the front door fell over and one broke). Lovely walk into Cartmel on a sunny morniRead moreng and various drives around the lakes. Not sure I want to leave - already planning a return trip! Thank you Ann for sharing your gorgeous cottage Hide

Reviewed by Claire & Mike October 2017

Lovely comfortable cottage. Lots of great walks in the area. Friendly pubs and L'Enclume was a fab experience!

Reviewed by Jayne & Patrick September 2017

Relaxing weekend despite the weather! Cosy cottage with lovely views and great walks. Cartmel is fantastic with great pubs and their dog friendly!

Reviewed by Alison & Alan September 2017

Wonderful cottage and Cartmel is fantastic, the views are great and is so peaceful. Thank you

Reviewed by Amie & Paul August 2017

Gorgeous cottage with lovely views, very stylish, clean and very comfortable. Lovely furnishings.

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Open plan living
Lounge with wood burner
Individual touches
Kitchen area
Cook up a storm
Double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Views over the racecourse
Shower room
Summer house
Tranquil rural location
Show 6 moreLovely place to sit and read

Location

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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