View towards the property
Lounge area
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Styled by award-winning designer
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Open-tread wooden stairs
Double bedroom
Shower room with walk-in shower
Dressing room
Relax next to the wood burner
1 / 10  View towards the property
2 / 10  Lounge area
3 / 10  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 10  Styled by award-winning designer
5 / 10  Enjoy a home cooked meal
6 / 10  Open-tread wooden stairs
7 / 10  Double bedroom
8 / 10  Shower room with walk-in shower
9 / 10  Dressing room
10 / 10  Relax next to the wood burner

Lyme Cottage

Lindale (Nr Cartmel), Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
VE 5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC32


Set in the village of Lindale, this super little cottage has been fully refurbished and decorated throughout by Lake District based and Vogue award winning interior designer, Sarah Jane Neilsen. The result offers the perfect retreat for couples, with easy access to the lakes, fells and the rugged coastline of the Cartmel Peninsula.

The Living Spaces

From the little front garden, you step into the open plan living space with a canopy of oak beams and the original stone flagged floor. To one end is the sitting room space, with its plump leather sofa, armchair and roaring log burning stove, perfect to tuck up with a good book or take in a movie.

The middle section is taken up with a well-chosen table set with rush chairs, and to the far end are the kitchen units with most mod cons to rustle up your favourite recipes.

From the sitting room end a door opens into a laundry/storage room, with a washer/dryer, a freezer and plenty of space for provisions, suitcases, bits, boots and coats.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The contemporary timber and glass stairway leads up to a central landing. The bedroom has low ceilings and has been furnished with soft, warm colours and is as comfy as it looks. For total relaxation there is a small flat screen TV.

Across the landing is a delightful dressing room come study, and finally the shower room offers a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

The Location

Lindale is quite delightful if very quiet, with craggy stone houses huddled together marching down the hill, where from the top you get a fine view of some lovely architecture with a backdrop of Morecambe Bay. There are two pubs, both serving local ale and pub food and a village store for most day-to-day items. You will have plenty of 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 where in spring the woodland is carpeted in bluebells. Another of the best is to pick up Cumbria's Coastal Way, where you can discover such gems as Humphrey Head or drive across the bay to Arnside for a great route down the bay shoreline, with miles of flat sands reaching out before you as the tide goes out - please note you must observe the bay warnings and stick to the edge.

Nearby is the village of Grange over Sands, a pretty Edwardian village that overlooks the bay where you will find an excellent grocer, Higginson's famous butchers, two bakers and local stores. On the prom there are nice gardens to stroll and in summer the prom hosts an outdoor art market. Finally, Grange offers two golf clubs, both set in quite delightful countryside.

Over the fell from Grange is Cartmel, one of Cumbria's finest and unique villages. With ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a sweet clear river along with the smallest National Hunt race course and a local brewery, this lively village is centred on a sunny square to gather and sit or wine and dine in one of the many cosy inns or fine restaurants.

A mile out from Cartmel is Cark in Cartmel and Holker Hall, a magnificent country house open to the public with beautiful gardens and a food hall.

To the east is Kendal, south lakes main town offering a variety excellent stores, high end clothing shops, supermarkets and farmers markets, along with dining and a good cultural scene with great art galleries, theatre and cinema, where all make for a good a full day out. Overlooking the town is the remains of Kendal Castle, home to the Parr family and worth the climb to these ancient ruins.

To the north of the village, clustered at the foot of Windermere lake, lies Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Fell Foot, the National Trusts parkland. Here you will find a couple of good inns, the Swan at Newby Bridge and, a mile further on, the Lakeside Hotel. From the latter you can hop on a steamer for a trip on the lake, which winds its way for ten miles into the central fells, passing on the way Bowness, Sawrey and finishing at the Waterhead terminus near Ambleside. At Fell Foot you can moor boats and hire row and sailing craft or simply swim and picnic by the shore. From Newby Bridge you can head north, through the Furness Fells, to explore the greater national park.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 1 double bedroom
  • Shower rooms with WC
  • Smart TV, hi-fi, and iPod dock, plus TV/DVD in the bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner - logs available to purchase locally
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no children or babies
  • 1 dog welcome - ok outside on lead
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Shop and pubs within walking distance
  • £150 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sally 11th October 2019

What a lovely cosy romantic cottage, especially when you get the log burner on! Lovely little touch with the goodie bag, robes and LOccitane toiletries. We had no complaints but some of the comments in the guest book cited having no back garden and no gate on the front if youve got a dog as issues. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Matthew 8th October 2019

Very nice cottage, great location and clean, comfortable and we'll equipped. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Anthony 13th September 2019

The cottage is very cosy and quaint and in a very quite location and is ideal for traveling the lakes The stairs in cottage are very steep and slippery would benefit with some treads

Reviewed by Louise 4th August 2019

2nd time to Lyme Cottage and it was as perfect the second time round as it was on our first visit. Cute, charming, close to the Royal Oak Pub, driving distance to incredible hikes and walks. The perfect hideaway. Will definitely come back for a third visit!

Reviewed by Hannah 10th June 2019

We had a great time here! Perfect location and a wonderful home for the week, we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Snusu 29th April 2019

Lyme Cottage is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful quaint village. The village itself provided excellent access to all of the Southern Lakes area. The cottage itself had everything you could ask for including a little hamper bag which was gorgeous! Perfect for a romantic getaway in the Lakes :)

Reviewed by Barry 7th April 2019

We loved the cottage although it was smaller than it looked from the pictures on the website. It was a nice but not ideal location. However it was well furnished, modern and clean and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Abbie 2nd January 2019

Lovely character cottage in a good location for accessing the lakes. The cottage has everything you need and a great pub at the top of the hill called the Royal Oak and the food is very good there. The home made welcome pack with bread, scones and jam was a lovely touch. Would stay again.

Reviewed by Paul 29th November 2018

Lovely cottage in a really nice location. Really gave us everything we needed. Royal Oak pub in the village does fantastic food too.

Reviewed by Nigel 25th November 2018

Excellent location for visiting the South Lakes. The property is perfect for couples. It is cosy and well equipped and extremely comfortable. We were greeted with a spotlessly clean property and a home made welcome pack. Only downside very little outside space but as we visited in November this was not an issue. Would I use this property again....YRead morees. Hide

Reviewed by Molly 5th November 2018

We absolutely loved our time at Lyme Cottage- a relaxing and comfortable stay! The house didnt disappoint, it was just as cosy as the photos depict. It had everything you could need and we especially loved the log burner! We werent sure whether the location would be a bit isolated but it turned out to be ideal for accessing all areas, both the coasRead moret and the lakes. Any main shops are only a 5 minute drive and the local pub is a short walk from the house. We would definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Jan and Dave December 2017

We had a lovely Christmas break in Lyme Cottage and managed the facilitieswell to cook a lovely Christmas meal. The cottage was cosy especially with the wood burning stove on the damp evenings and all the necessary equipment and a lovely comfortable bed too. The low beamed ceilings upstairs were a slight challenge for my tall husband but easily adjRead moreusted to after a couple of days. Lindale was a lovely quiet village and we enjoyed a meal in the Royal Oak, visiting Cartmel, Grange over Sands and Arnside - the cottage is in an ideal location for walking in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Janice and Neil Runkee

We had a lovely relaxing break at Lyme Cottage. It was very well equipped and beautifully appointed. The lovely L'occitane bath products and the bread, scones, jam and biscuits were much appreciated. We enjoyed being able to walk to The Royal Oak which served great food. We will probably return for another short break in the future. Thank you

Reviewed by Lisa & Garrie July 2017

Cottage lovely, relaxing base. Quiet area but easy access to lakes and Lancashire.

Reviewed by Lyme Cottage Guest July 2017

We had a very enjoyable stay here in July. The cottage met our expectations, and everything was as described on the website.It was clean, equipped well for two people, and tastefully and stylishly furnished. Lindale was a good base to explore the area and the Royal Oak pub served excellent food with good service - we ate there twice and were impresRead moresed both times.Would definitely recommend Lyme Cottage for a romantic getaway. Hide

Reviewed by R & J

We had a really great holiday; it's a top little spot you have here.. We've had a few breaks in the Lake District over the years but have always tended to head "inland" either to Ambleside or Grasmere out of habit really, but in future this part of the LD is definitely a bit we won't be missing again. It's got everything: olde worldy villages, kissRead more me quick seaside towns, great beaches and then there's the Lake District countryside/wilderness to top it off... Weather gods been smiling on us all week too, we totally lucked out. Anyway we've thoroughly enjoyed it. Hide

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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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