Peace and quiet
Cosy up with the open fire
Catch up on some TV after a day walking
Ample seating
Enjoy the outdoors
Master king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
En-suite shower
Watch the sun set
View towards property
Shingled courtyard
1 / 14  Peace and quiet
2 / 14  Lounge/diner
3 / 14  Cosy up with the open fire
4 / 14  Kitchen
5 / 14  Catch up on some TV after a day walking
6 / 14  Ample seating
7 / 14  Enjoy the outdoors
8 / 14  Master king-size bedroom
9 / 14  En-suite bathroom
10 / 14  Twin bedroom
11 / 14  En-suite shower
12 / 14  Watch the sun set
13 / 14  View towards property
14 / 14  Shingled courtyard

Rossendale House

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC47


Owners James and Rachel Bartholomew have refurbished this two-bedroom cottage to the highest standard. James is an accomplished artist and member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art, where along with tasteful décor and furnishings you will find in the cottage a selection of his fine prints and paintings. To see more of James's work visit his web site at www.jamesbartholomew.co.uk.

The cottage lies on the edge of the village, a few minutes' walk to the central square. From the lane, large double gates open into the private courtyard where you can park two cars and enjoy the patio garden.

The Living Spaces

Enter via the scullery, where you have laundry facilities and plenty of space for boots, bits and bobs. From here you go through to a good-sized dining room. There is a large table, a real flame gas fire and a big comfy leather sofa and a flat screen TV, all perfect for gathering and dining with friends or family.

Off the dining room is a very well fitted kitchen with excellent units, granite work tops and a Britannia range cooker with double oven and gas hobs.

From the dining room you also access the main hall across which lies your sitting room. Large sofas, a huge bean bag, a big wide screen TV and a real flame gas fire to give atmosphere in winter, along with French doors where you can spill out into the patio garden, all combine to make the perfect space to relax whatever time of year you decide to visit.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

From the hall stairs lead up to the first floor-landing. Here you have a very comfortable double bedroom which lies next to the main bathroom, with bath, hand shower, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC. This can be accessed from the master bedroom and made en-suite. There is also a lovely twin bedroom with its own en-suite shower room with basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

The courtyard is gravelled with raised beds planted with bushes and shrubs. During spring and summer it makes a delightful, private place to relax or to enjoy a good book.

For me this is a perfect retreat for couples or small families offering first class accommodation, easy living all with the added benefits of the excellent wining and dining that Cartmel has to offer.

Out & About

The village just about has everything you could want for a holiday destination. Picture perfect there are four excellent pubs along with celebrity favourite, Simon Rogan's l'Enclume. Awarded two Michelin stars and voted the 2015 Good Food Guide's No1 UK restaurant, this is a must for special occasions.

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 guest 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 £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size with TV and 1 twin
  • En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and WC to the king-size room
  • En-suite shower room with WC to the twin room
  • TV/DVD in the lounge and lounge/diner
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (Parking can be difficult to find on the road in Cartmel - especially on race days)
  • 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 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 14th February 2020

Rossendale House is spacious and bright. It is close to the village and has a corner shop, public house and bread shop three doors down. The decor is fresh and modern with stunning prints by the owner. The sofas, beds and furniture are functional as well as comfortable, I fell asleep on the sofa too many times to mention!! The kitchen is well equipRead moreped and clean. All in all Rossendale House is an excellent place to stay, we fell in love with it & Cartmel. Our next stay will be in the summer x Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 31st January 2020

This is our second visit. If it wasnt perfect the first time why would you have a second?

Reviewed by Joyce Elizabeth 20th September 2019

Lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Denis 6th September 2019

Location of cottage is fine but too many issues needing to be resolved for a relaxing stay. Spent about two hours on day after arrival trying to sort out issue of lock on French windows and ended up having to sort out problem myself. Gave up on other issues as did not want to waste more time which should have been leisure. Overall property is not uRead morep to the standard expected for a weekly rental of 900. Hide

Reviewed by Anette 23rd August 2019

The cottage is well located in the village for all the amenities. A great base for exploring the lakes.

Reviewed by Fiona 9th August 2019

A comfortable, clean and well-equipped cottage in a fantastic location. We found it a fantastic base from which to explore the beautiful Lakes. It was a pleasure to return to after a day out exploring.

Reviewed by Jane 26th July 2019

Lovely cottage, excellent location for restaurants & pubs, idyllic village location, good base for activities around the lakes

Reviewed by Wendy 28th June 2019

Rossendale house was amazing Rachel and James have made the house so beautiful it was a great holiday and Im already booked in again for next year so all you people out there if you need a fabulous cottage in cartmel then book Rossendale house

Reviewed by Kirsty 21st June 2019

Perfect location and the off-road parking was ideal. The enclosed, gated garden provided privacy and safety for our 2 dogs and has the sun all day. The cottage was spacious and provided everything we needed for our week long stay. I would definitely return and recommend it.

Reviewed by G 31st May 2019

Location of Rossendale House was fantastic. Almost opposite a good local pub. Having only a two minute walk into the village was also a luxury. I could imagine this would be a premium on race day! The home itself had well appointed bedrooms - both bedrooms with an En-suite. There was a good feeling a space and comfort and there were also a full ranRead morege of appliances which meant you didnt have to do lots of washing up or running out of clean clothes! Having off street parking was helpful too. Hide

Reviewed by S 24th May 2019

This is the second time we have stayed at Rossendale House and can't wait to return again next year. The property is spacious and comfortable,a real home from home . The off road parking is a massive plus due to the village filling up over the racing weekend. Good location to explore all the village pubs also the rest of the South Lakes and beyond.Read more Would definitely recommend a stay at Rossendale house. Hide

Reviewed by Pat 17th May 2019

Lovely house and very comfortable and roomy. Would definitely stay again

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Peace and quiet
Cosy up with the open fire
Catch up on some TV after a day walking
Ample seating
Enjoy the outdoors
Master king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom
Twin bedroom
En-suite shower
Show 2 moreWatch the sun set


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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