The garden room, to sit and relax in
Open plan living
Lounge with wood burner
Individual touches
Kitchen area
Cook up a storm
Double bedroom
The view from the bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Views over the racecourse
Shower room
Summer house
View towards the property
Fantastic view from the front door
Cartmel village
Local amenities
Local attractions
Lots to see and do
Destination for keen foodies
Tranquil rural location
1 / 20  The garden room, to sit and relax in
2 / 20  Open plan living
3 / 20  Lounge with wood burner
4 / 20  Individual touches
5 / 20  Kitchen area
6 / 20  Cook up a storm
7 / 20  Double bedroom
8 / 20  The view from the bedroom
9 / 20  Tastefully decorated
10 / 20  Views over the racecourse
11 / 20  Shower room
12 / 20  Summer house
13 / 20  View towards the property
14 / 20  Fantastic view from the front door
15 / 20  Cartmel village
16 / 20  Local amenities
17 / 20  Local attractions
18 / 20  Lots to see and do
19 / 20  Destination for keen foodies
20 / 20  Tranquil rural location

Garret House Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
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
Towels included
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Property code: LCC18


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

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
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine & Aeroccino milk frother
  • 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 dogs welcome
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 13th November 2019

Beautiful, modern and well equipped in a gorgeous location .... would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Karen 25th October 2019

Set just a short walk from Cartmel centre. Amazing views and stunning property. Great places to eat nearby. All equipment high class and the cottage was immaculate. Thank you for a fabulous break.

Reviewed by Julie 18th October 2019

Beautiful cottage furnished lovely and cant wait to return would go numerous times if price was lower

Reviewed by Jude September 2019

You have a beautiful home, in a fabulous location. We have had a great time and will happily recommend

Reviewed by Angela September 2019

Perfect escape to the countryside. We loved the cosiness of the cottage and proximity to the village, fabulous

Reviewed by Mark September 2019

Had a lovely time in this stunning cottage. Enjoyed the pubs and a birthday lunch. Weather has mostly been very kind and the walk to Molker and its grounds is a must. This is my first trip to the Lake District and this cottage has certainly been an excellent base, thank you.

Reviewed by Steven August 2019

We had an amazing time in your lovely cottage. Love the area.

Reviewed by Steven 23rd August 2019

Amazing cottage in an amazing village!

Reviewed by Lindsey August 2019

Our first visit to the Lake District and had a lovely time exploring and hill walking. The cottage is fantastic and a tranquil place to stay. We were here for the Cartmel show which was unexpected and enjoyable, thank you.

Reviewed by Sarah July 2019

Thankyou for the welcome hamper a nice touch. What a view, We loved our stay here, perfectly appointed and a lovely basket of goodies, Thank you.

Reviewed by Claire 12th July 2019

Absolutely fabulous cottage, in a great location. Great to have some off-road parking. Great base to visit the various Lakes. The local walks through the Racecourse went down well with our two little dogs.

Reviewed by Ann, Jim and Cody (Lab) July 2019

Wonderful cottage. We have been coming to Cartmel for years. Another fabulous stay. Weather lovely. Plenty of nice walks, pubs handy and great food. Thank you for the welcome hamper a nice touch!

Reviewed by Mark and Beverley, Storm and Mia (Greyhounds) July 2019

Fabulous cottage - perfect for our needs! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cartmel. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jenny and David June 2019

Stunning cottage. Well equipped and artfully furnished. Fantastic time, we've had lovely weather - thank you.

Reviewed by Tom, Rhiannon and Teddys June 2019

What a wonderful cottage! From the fab welcome hamper to the stunning views we loved every second. Cartmel is gorgeous and this was the perfect place for Teddy's first holiday! Thank you so much xxx

Reviewed by Jane, Mick and Tess June 2019

We all had a wonderful stay at your cottage. It is really comfy and ideal for what we needed. Even though the weather wasnt sunny we still made the most of our holiday. Perfect for walking to the village for food and drinks. We found everyone very welcoming and dog friendly which is lovely as our doggie goes where we go. A big thank you for the welRead morecome goodies they were gorgeous (sticky toffee pudding) would come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Peter and Rachel May 2019

Great location and comfortable, well-equipped cottage. Enjoyed trying to dodge the rain showers whilst still being 'at the races' Stunning Views from Hampsfell - Rogan & Co is excellent.

Reviewed by Rachel 24th May 2019

Comfortable cottage, close to the racecourse without the noise and traffic of the village centre.

Reviewed by Anne and Rufus May 2019

My husband died last year and this is the first time I have ever been on holiday on my own. I felt quite anxious about it, but I have felt very safe and comfortable in this charming little cottage. Lovely village, the really narrow roads are a bit scary though.

Reviewed by Carole 1st April 2019

Garrett cottage was lovely very well equipped and everything was of a high quality. Great views and a short stroll into the village.

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The garden room, to sit and relax in
Open plan living
Lounge with wood burner
Individual touches
Kitchen area
Cook up a storm
Double bedroom
The view from the bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Views over the racecourse
Shower room
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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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