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 50 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.

Reviewed by Dave and Sue, Buster and Polo March 2019

Stunning cottage and views. First visit to Cartmel. Lovely people, fantastic village. So relaxing, I could live here... so idyllic and peaceful spent ages sat on the bench out front listening to the birds, just enjoying nature. Gorgeous!

Reviewed by Mr and Mrs Marunya & Monty the dog March 2019

Had such a relaxing time. The cottage is so nicely presented.

Reviewed by Kate 17th February 2019

Great cottage and location and will be back many thanks for all the great attention to detail.

Reviewed by Tony 12th February 2019

This cottage is a peach for the two of you and the dog of course. Very high spec and the views are amazing. You are absolutely guaranteed a very peaceful and relaxing time if you book No. 2 Garret House Cottage. The team at Holiday Cottages make it all very easy and are always on hand if you need any advice. Superb all round experience and we'll deRead morefinitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by John - Writtle February 2019

A beautiful cottage made for a relaxing stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jane, Alan and Eddie November 2018

We had a lovely weekend lovely walks in the sunshine - Eddie the Cockapoo was in his element. The cottage is just perfect, very comfortable, in a great location and had everything we needed. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jane 16th November 2018

Really lovely cottage in a great location. Well equipped, comfortable and decorated and furnished to a high standard. We had a lovely weekend. Would highly recommend Garrett House cottage.

Reviewed by Michelle and Richard October 2018

A beautiful cottage. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Cartmel is such a lovely place - would recommend eating at the Cavendish Arms. We will miss the view in the morning while eating our breakfast.

Reviewed by Hazel and Alistair October 2018

An absolutely delightful cottage, everything so beautifully presented - thanks for a fabulous stay.

Reviewed by Clare, Sean and baby Lucy October 2018

A stunning cottage, and absolutely perfect for our first family holiday. The facilities and the standard of the decor at Garret House are excellent. We don't want to leave! thank you.

Reviewed by Gillian, John, Ruby and Trigger September 2018

.It took me a long time to find this cottage for 2 adults and 2 dogs. Walled garden was important! Windermere boat trip was amazing. Spent lots in the doggy shop! Motor museum and Donald Campbell Bluebird today rained lots however the birds are feeding well! Cartmel food market, lots of cheese and meat. Beatrix Potter's Hill Top - fascinating. AmblRead moreeside then back to this lovely cottage. Oh dear! had to think of preparing for home! Strolled into Cartmel, more sticky toffee pudding! Thank you, a lovely experience. I want to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Alison and Chris and Delilah the Cockapoo September 2018

Beautiful cottage, well equipt and spotlessly clean. Thank you Sarah. Dinner at The Pig and Whistle Excellent. Meat pie, chips and veg. Followed by delicious sticky toffee pudding, gin and tonic, red wine and cheese and biscuits. Well worth a visit. Breakfast and lovely coffee at Cartmel Coffee. Visit to Nlackwell arts and crafts house, victoria spRead moreonge cake with fresh cream and damson jam. Cafe and gift shop can be used without paying admission to the house. We paid - house very interesting. Dinner at The Punch Bowl, Crosthwaite - Excellent food and service. Saw a deer by car parking area on arrival back at the cottage approx 9pm. Hide

Reviewed by Emily, Paul, William and Marty the Boarder Terrier September 2018

Our first family holiday and we are so glad to have spent it here at Garret Huse. Cartmel will certainly be our local haunt for future trips to the Lakes! Alas William will be too big for us to return next year, but shouls a grown ups only weekend arise, we know where to book!

Reviewed by Amanda, Lee and Woody the Fox Terrier September 2018

Lovely cottage with everything thought of. Had a fabulous time for my 50th birthday! Will definitely be backs! THANKS!!

Reviewed by Amanda 31st August 2018

Lovely,well thought out and equipped cottage.Cartmel is very pretty and just a short walk away,pubs and restaurants are all very good and dog friendly.Thoroughly enjoyed our break in Cartmel.

Reviewed by William 24th August 2018

Beautifully updated and well equipped cottage. Fabulous location on the edge of the village. Close to the Race Course and short walk to the village with selection of pubs and eateries. Lovely village and local walks, perfect for a quiet or romantic getaway!

Reviewed by Neil and Teresa, Fred and Seth August 2018

Lovely cottage very well equipped, fantastic views and a fab village. Fantastic views to wake up to and we will be back in early 2019. Thank you.

Reviewed by Bill and Linda August 2018

Pretty, perfect, little cottage, lovely walks, great to see two race meetings too. Hope to return.

Reviewed by Neil 19th August 2018

Fantastic cottage in a great location, very well fitted out, we will return and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ann, Kim and Molly August 2018

Brilliant Cottage with every amenity. Loved watching birds at feeder and spectacular view. Rained all week but still had a chilling week.

Reviewed by Ken 12th August 2018

The property was 1st class and the views from the property were priceless.

Reviewed by Alli and Andy Fincham, Staffs July 2018

What a stunning cottage! The design and facilities are to such a high spec. Loved the location, its a nice walk into the village and parking in Cartmel is a real bonus! Recommend Unsworths Yard. The Cavendish and The Blacksmiths Arms (Broughton Mills). Walking-wise, Tarn How (perfect in the warm weather, lots of shade and water).

Reviewed by Sally and David Keenan, Edinburgh July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garret Cottage and Cartmel, a beautiful little village. A lovely part of the country with lots to see and do. The cottage is beautifully presented and comfortable. Hope to come back soon.

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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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