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

Rossendale House

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 5 star Gold
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, work which is reflected in the Visit England higher award of 5 Star Gold Award. 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

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, enjoy a good book or set up the barbecue for some alfresco dining.

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 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 £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 Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jocelyn 19th October 2018

After a long hard car journey the cottage was extremely welcoming with warmth, a hamper, lamps and fairy lights. Very tastefully furnished and extremely like a home from home. Spacious and clean. Great place to explore the Southern Lakes from. Cartmel is a gem of a village and foodie heaven. Loved the owners art work on the house walls.

Reviewed by Paul and Janice July 2018

Very comfortable and blessed with good weather. Plenty of good walks and food.

Reviewed by Jane, Ian, Liz and Maisy dog! July 2018

What a find! We have had a lovely couple of weeks in your lovely cottage and would love to come again. Our dog Maisy was at home here too! Home is going to be a shock after all the beautiful walks we have had. Cartmel is lovely and we have eaten everywhere bar the Rogan! that was only because it ewas booked up when we wanted to go! It has been easyRead more to get to wherever we have wanted to go and have seen so much of the Lakes! We have felt so at home here and roll on our next visit. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Goldie, Sarah and Millie July 2018

Good daty out at the races. Excellent walks despite the very hot sun. Will be back.

Reviewed by Jo, Mart, Sheila and Sid June 2018

Fab cottage, clean and comfortable. Great village. Pig and Whistle is the best pub in village for food and drink. We have "chilled our beans" here. Thanks.

Reviewed by Paul and Theresa May 2018

Great week and lovelt cottage - well appointed and comfortable. Had many walks on the fells in relatively good weather - Langdale, Loughrigg and Helm Crag. Food as good as always at L'Enclume. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Nick, Amanda, Jonathan and Chantel, Shropshire March 2018

A very pleasant stay in very comfortable surroundings. Thank you.

Reviewed by The Findley Family - Leicestershire February 2018

Good accomodation, clean and cosy. Lovely village with lots of places to eat, recommend L'Eclume and Cavendish Arms. Fab places to celebrate my 50th! Lots of lovely walks.

Reviewed by Pauline June 2017

Thank you for your email.We had another great stay in one of your lovelycottages in the Lake District. Rossendale House was ideal on this occasion as the Cartmel Racing was on. Having a parking space in the driveway was perfect for us when the village was so busy. The house itself was everything we hoped it would be, it was spacious, clean, very coRead moremfortable and in a great location. The master bedroom was particularly spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by John March 2017

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Rossendale. The accommodation haseverything you could want in terms of equipment and facilities and ismaintained and presented to very high standard. Friends who have joined uson three separate occasions have expressed similar opinions, describing thehouse as the best self catering holiday accommodation theRead morey have ever stayedin. Its position in Cartmel makes it handy for all the village amenities,with walks, food and drink readily on hand. Cartmel is also ideally situatedfor access to all parts of The Lakes, so a good place to stay from allpoints of view. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Julie, Tim, Val & Bill February 2017

A thoroughly enjoyed week spent in this lovely cottage. Delicious meals at the Pig & Whistle, Cavendish Arms and Rogans restaurant, which was especially nice

Reviewed by Katie, Giles & Ollie February 2017

Such a lovely cottage in a fantastic location! We have had a fantastic weeks stay and have enjoyed exploring both Cartmel and the near by lakes. Lovely food at the Cavendish Arms and the Pig and Whistle, very friendly. Beautiful walks Tarn Hows, Grasmere, Old Man of Coniston, our Dash Hound especially enjoyed! We will be back!

Reviewed by The Layer family February 2017

We have had a lovely comfortable stay in your lovely cottage. Very close to all amenities, nice and warm and everything we needed. A great choice of eating places at the local pubs and restaurants and a beautiful area for walks. our first stay but hopefully not our last.

Reviewed by Sylvia & Peter December 2016

WOWEE what a fabulous Christmas we have had! The house was beautifully decorated very tastefully done. Cartmel is our favorite village in the lakes, lots of choice where to eat the Cavendish was especially good food and great gin bar with the choice of around 20 different brands. I also visited the Cartmel Spa which is very welcoming and offers Read morea good selection of treatments. My husband and his some went on the Lakeland Segway's highly recommended! The staff there are lovely and they have a range of different activities to try. We had a truly fabulous week! Hide

Reviewed by Steve & Alison September 2016

Thanks for providing a holey base where we could kick back and relax after a long day of walking and exploring the surrounding area. Cartmel is a great place to stay with tasty food and drink within walking distance. It also provides easy access to the southern lakes where the scenery is astounding!

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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
Show 2 morePeace and quiet


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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