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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
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
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
  • 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 small dogs welcome
  • Designated parking for 1 car
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
5
Overall comfort
5
Overall location
4.8

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.

Reviewed by David, Jacqueline and Jeorge Greenway June 2018

We had an excellent stay at the cottage. Views were 10/10. Cleanliness 10/10. Appliances 10/10. Get position, if you think about selling let us know. Fantastic. Thank you so much.

Reviewed by Lynda and Brian Woodhall Plus Woody and Buzz May 2018

A lovely cottage in a quaint village. We have had good weather and plenty of trips out. The dogs are exhausted. What more could we ask for. Thank-you

Reviewed by Jan, Iain and Rose the dog - Southampton May 2018

Love Cartmel, Stunning views from your well equipped, cosy cottage.Beautiful walks...bluebells carpetting the woods. We'll be back. x

Reviewed by Gary and Laura May 2018

We have had a lovely weekend here in Cartmel celebrating our birthday! The cottage is very cosy and is in the perfect location for exploring the village and nearby hills. We have enjoyed reading in the summer house and looking at the views out the front. The highlight of our trip ia a truly memorable meal at L'enclume. It has been a wonderful weekeRead morend. Definitely worth the 7 hours it took us to get here! Hide

Reviewed by David, Anne-Marie and Harvey the Shih Tzu ( who snored endlessly when in front of the wood burner ! March 2018

Even the return of the cold weather couldn't stop our enjoyment of a fabulous weekend at this lovely cottage. On arrival we were delighted to find waiting for us a welcome hamper and a full basket of logs and kindling - just the job for a cosy evening in front of the fire. The cottage was spotlessly clean and is superbly appointed with everything yRead moreou need for a weekend away or even longer. We thoroughly enjoyed what was on offer in Cartmel - dog friendly pubs and cafes, excellent restaurants, shops and a microbrewery as well ! We ventured further afield to Grasmere & Grange -over-Sands and after a day out in this wonderful area were always delighted to return to the haven that is the Garrett House Cottage. Thanks for a terrific stay. Hide

Reviewed by Dave, Sue and Margot (The dog) March 2018

The smartest and most comfy cottage we have been to, thank you.

Reviewed by Gaby, Carol and Millie dog February 2018

Beautifully situated with stunning views at breakfast etc. Fabulously equipped and comfortable cottage.

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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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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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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