Enjoy an evening outside
Stylish kitchen with everything you need
Plenty of room to relax
Comfy seating
Elegant features
Beautifully decorated
Finishing touches
King-size bedroom
Plenty of storage
Relax in style
Lovely big windows
All the home comforts
Sleek designs
Shower room
Room to get ready in the morning
Wake up refreshed
Ample storage
Reduced height in Super-king-size bedroom
Watch the cloping ceilings
2nd shower room
Spacious and light
Free standing bath under exposed beams
Property details
Keep the chill off with the chimnea
Prime location
Stunning scenery
Experience village life
View towards the property
Relax in the walled patio area
1 / 32  Enjoy an evening outside
2 / 32  Stylish kitchen with everything you need
3 / 32  Kitchen/diner
4 / 32  Plenty of room to relax
5 / 32  Lounge
6 / 32  Comfy seating
7 / 32  Elegant features
8 / 32  Beautifully decorated
9 / 32  Finishing touches
10 / 32  King-size bedroom
11 / 32  Plenty of storage
12 / 32  Relax in style
13 / 32  Lovely big windows
14 / 32  All the home comforts
15 / 32  Sleek designs
16 / 32  Shower room
17 / 32  Room to get ready in the morning
18 / 32  Wake up refreshed
19 / 32  Ample storage
20 / 32  Reduced height in Super-king-size bedroom
21 / 32  Watch the cloping ceilings
22 / 32  2nd shower room
23 / 32  Spacious and light
24 / 32  Bathroom
25 / 32  Free standing bath under exposed beams
26 / 32  Property details
27 / 32  Keep the chill off with the chimnea
28 / 32  Prime location
29 / 32  Stunning scenery
30 / 32  Experience village life
31 / 32  View towards the property
32 / 32  Relax in the walled patio area

Old Bank House

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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Property code: LCC42


If your idea of the perfect holiday retreat is a chic house where by day you can explore the landscape and, come evening, step out for some of the finest dining in the Lake District, then Old Bank House may well be for you.

Applying heaps of flair and imagination, the owners have restored this Grade 2 listed town house into a chic holiday retreat, offering their guests great comfort and easy living, where the high standard has been recognised by a Visit England 5 Star award.

Cartmel is one of our most popular and sought after villages and home of the Cartmel Races, the smallest steeplechase racecourse in the country. 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.

Old Bank House lies in the main square of the village, opposite the Norman Arch and the market cross, with its old water pump and stone bench.

Living Spaces

From the front door you step into a small vestibule for coats, boots and bits. From here you go into the main open plan living space.

Stylish, comfortable and easy on the eye, the room is a delight for both dining and relaxing. The kitchen area is well equipped with all mod cons, right down to a Tassimo coffee machine. Off the kitchen is a small pantry with the fridge freezer, microwave and storage.

The main space is divided into dining and sitting room. A solid rustic timber table is set with leather chairs, where with a few candles it makes for romantic suppers or family diners taken long into the night with chatter or games.

The sitting room area is furnished with bold pieces along with a comfy sofa and oversized armchair to curl up in, enjoy a movie on the widescreen, or lose yourself in the latest best seller.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Stairs lead up to the first floor and the two double bedrooms. The master room has a 5ft double bed with timber frame, delightful furniture and a diffused, gentle light coming from the shuttered windows that overlook the square. The second double is to the rear of the house and overlooks the walled patio garden. The shower room is a delight with a large walk in shower, twin hand basins and WC, each presented with the most stylish of fixtures and fittings.

A further flight of stairs takes you to the attic floor for a large bedroom with super king bed, which can be made up as two singles on request when booking. A second shower room again stylish and of high quality with large shower cubicle, twin hand basins and WC. Then a separate bathroom with a wonderful free standing double ended bath, to luxuriate, relax and enjoy at the end of the day.

Garden Spaces

Outside there is a lovely walled patio garden. Accessed by either coming through the passageway set to the side of the house, or from the stable door in the sitting room, you can spill out in warmer months and enjoy alfresco dining in the most delightful outside setting.

With the village and all it has to offer, along with ease of exploring the National Park and the coastline, Old Bank House will not only be the perfect place for your holiday, but also for those couples looking for a very special retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries or simply romantic breaks.

Out & About

Possibly 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 the 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 those who like to step out and wine and dine the village has much to offer. Home of the famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, it has moved up the gastronomic scale to become a place of pilgrimage for foodies and celebrities. A clutch of cafes compliment the four excellent pubs, with cherry on the Cartmel Cake, or should I say Pudding, being Simon Rogan's two establishments, Rogan & Company, an easy-going bistro and the famed two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, voted the 2015 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 descend down 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.

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

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  • 3 bedrooms: 1 super-king, 1 king-size and 1 double
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • 2 shower rooms with shower and WC
  • TV, iPod dock, and DAB radio, plus TV/DVD in each of the bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Roadside parking and car parks available locally
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • £150 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 7th February 2020

As above

Reviewed by Alison 22nd November 2019

Lovely place ideal for 4 adults. Very clean and comfortable ideal location. Parking is at the local racecourse which is a five minute walk.

Reviewed by Susan 1st November 2019

Old Bank Cottage is located right in the centre of Cartmel. We spent a long weekend here to celebrate a special family birthday. It is perfectly located a very short walk from the Michelin starred Rogan restaurants. The cottage is beautifully decorated in neutral shades and has a well equipped kitchen. There are some lovely touches such as scented Read morecandles throughout and bath salts by the freestanding bath. I would highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 4th October 2019

Fantastic location in the heart of Cartmel. Very comfortable beds & lovely bathrooms with plenty of towels.

Reviewed by Gail 30th August 2019

Lovely cottage in a great location, lots of shops, cafes & great eating places.

Reviewed by Andrea 19th July 2019

Ever you could ask for in a cottage. in a perfect location for exploring the Lakes.

Reviewed by Ian 5th July 2019

Great location if you're a foodie. Lots of places to eat out in despite Carmel being quite a small town/village. Very quiet as well, cottage on main street but next to no traffic noise at night.

Reviewed by Johnathon 27th June 2019

We all had a wonderful time in the house.

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Enjoy an evening outside
Stylish kitchen with everything you need
Plenty of room to relax
Comfy seating
Elegant features
Beautifully decorated
Finishing touches
King-size bedroom
Plenty of storage
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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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