View towards the property
Enjoy an evening outside
Alfresco dining
Comfy seating
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Beautifully decorated
Elegant features
Stylish with everything you need
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
Keep the chill off with the chimnea
Property details
Picturesque surroundings
Relax in the walled patio
Front of the property
Prime location
Experience village life
Plenty to see
Stunning scenery
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2 / 36  Enjoy an evening outside
3 / 36  Alfresco dining
4 / 36  Comfy seating
5 / 36  Lounge
6 / 36  Kitchen/diner
7 / 36  Enjoy a home cooked meal
8 / 36  Beautifully decorated
9 / 36  Elegant features
10 / 36  Stylish with everything you need
11 / 36  Finishing touches
12 / 36  King-size bedroom
13 / 36  Plenty of storage
14 / 36  Relax in style
15 / 36  Lovely big windows
16 / 36  All the home comforts
17 / 36  Sleek designs
18 / 36  Shower room
19 / 36  Room to get ready in the morning
20 / 36  Wake up refreshed
21 / 36  Ample storage
22 / 36  Reduced height in Super-king-size bedroom
23 / 36  Watch the cloping ceilings
24 / 36  2nd shower room
25 / 36  Spacious and light
26 / 36  Bathroom
27 / 36  Free standing bath under exposed beams
28 / 36  Keep the chill off with the chimnea
29 / 36  Property details
30 / 36  Picturesque surroundings
31 / 36  Relax in the walled patio
32 / 36  Front of the property
33 / 36  Prime location
34 / 36  Experience village life
35 / 36  Plenty to see
36 / 36  Stunning scenery

Old Bank House

Cartmel, Cumbria
Visit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 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 with 3 permits provided
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • £150 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Old Bank House Guest January 2018

David and I recently stayed in one of your cottages and we were amazed by the exceptional standards and attention to detail. The Old Bank was a delight to see the new year in and would highly recommend this cottage and the company to our friends and family. We have booked to come to another cottage this spring and look forward to the experience. ThRead moreank you! Hide

Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Hegarty December 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas break at Old Bank House! It is a wonderfully equipped house with some fabulous little touches to add a hint of luxury. Some of the most memorable positives include: - brilliant location - tastefully decorated for Christmas - tree, wreath, decorations and floral arrangement were beautiful - quality throughout - beds, linRead moreen, towels, Jo Malone, decor throughout - An outstanding hamper including Cartmel Chocolates and Toffee Vodka, Molten Brown, local beers all very much appreciated. We had a fabulous stay, please thank the owners. This is our 4th reservation with Yourselves. We stayed at Nannygoat Cottage, twice at Causeway House at Christmas and now Old Bank House. We recommend your services to our friends. Hide

Reviewed by Karen July 2017

We had an amazing time at the Old Bank House in Cartmel. The house location was perfect for the races and had everything and more we could have wished for.It was decorated and maintained to a high standard and had all the equipment needed. Would definitely recommend to others for a great break.

Reviewed by John June 2017

We had a great time. The property is wonderfully located in the centre of historic Cartmel, finished to an exceptional standard and we timed our visit for some quite remarkable hot sunny weather. We would certainly recommend to others and would very much like to return ourselves one day.

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View towards the property
Enjoy an evening outside
Alfresco dining
Comfy seating
Enjoy a home cooked meal
Beautifully decorated
Elegant features
Stylish with everything you need
Finishing touches
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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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