Enjoy a cup of tea on the patio
Cosy up with the fire
Ample seating
Tasteful decor
Double bedroom
Look out at the view in the morning
Single bedroom
Finishing touches
Enjoy some quiet time
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2 / 12  Lounge/diner
3 / 12  Cosy up with the fire
4 / 12  Ample seating
5 / 12  Tasteful decor
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7 / 12  Double bedroom
8 / 12  Look out at the view in the morning
9 / 12  Bathroom
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11 / 12  Finishing touches
12 / 12  Enjoy some quiet time

The Old Pottery - Lake District

Lindale (Nr Cartmel), Cumbria
Visit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
VE 4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC62


This super little cottage for three is perfect for a couple or a small family, offering easy access to the lakes, fells and the rugged coastline of the peninsula. Set in the little village of Lindale, along with a huddle of other houses and cottages, it is an ideal base to explore the undiscovered beauty spots of the south lakes and the peninsulas.

The Old Pottery is the lower section of a traditional bank-built stone building, which originally formed part of a 17C water mill. Most of the mill is long gone, however the beck with its narrow dam that powered the mill wheel is a stone's throw from the cottage.

Living Spaces

From the shared courtyard and parking area you go down a small set of steps to the little private patio garden.

With the accommodation all on one level, the main living space is open plan; the comfortable sitting room area has a plump sofa and armchair set around a gas effect fire, adding a warmth and ambience in winter months. The kitchen is well equipped to rustle up a quick lunch or hearty dinner.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off the main living space lie the two bedrooms, one a comfortable king size double the other a small single. The bathroom is a nice mix of old and new with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

Outside the little patio garden catches the afternoon sun, perfect for relaxing with a long drink or dining alfresco to the sound of falling water.

All in all this is a super little cottage, thoughtfully refurbished by its owners to offer their guests a comfortable base to both spend time relaxing and exploring the landscape of the National Park.

Out & About

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.

There plenty of walks locally, 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 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 bikers 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 on 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.

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 up 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.

Over to the west lies Coniston Water, and in between the two great lakes is the Grizedale Forest, a day out in itself for walking or mountain biking. Beyond this lies the central massif of the Langdales for some high level walking and climbing.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine and washer/dryer
  • TV with HDMI outlet and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • iPod docking station
  • Garden with furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 5 minute walk
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included

This property is personally managed by Chantelle.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Sam, Dan & Catrin October 2017

A lovely stay at The Old Pottery. Such a shame that we have to go home. Thanks so much for the wine, biscuits and coffee

Reviewed by Andy & Pauline September 2017

A great Autumn break for us! Comfy cottage! The owl and hawk display at Muncaster Castle well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Clare, Al & Eve September 2017

A lovely little cottage we've had a relaxing break despite the awful weather! It's a great base for exploring. Can recommend the Royal Oak great food and friendly staff.

Reviewed by Richard, Lesley, Alfie & Anna August 2017

We got off to a funny start with a power cut thanks to a man in the local area cutting a tree down next the power lines! But things just kept getting better. Our children loved the house, as did we! A perfect base for visiting the area we loved the Haverthwaite Railway, Safari 200 and Old Farm Vintage Ice Cream Farm. A lovely well needed rest and Read morerelax (even with two small children.) Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Emma & John July 2017

Time to say goodbye to The Old Pottery which has felt like home for this last week. It was all we had hoped for. Very glad we packed our waterproof leggings, but apart from that we've had a great time!

Reviewed by Gary June 2017

Great location for exploring. Everything you need to feel like home from home. Comfortable and ideal to retune back to after a long day of walking for relaxing. Would recommend and look to return!

Reviewed by John & Sarah June 2017

Wonderful cottage great location, really pleased I was cool during the amazing hot weather this week! We shall return!

Reviewed by Alex & Aischa June 2017

First visit to the Lake District and we're very glad we found this lovely cottage. We enjoyed our time here very much, not least of all because we were able to explore the lakes in every direction from here. Our highlight was a day at Cartmel Races.. didn't win anything though! We're certainly keeping a good memory of the cosy place thank you veryRead more much! Hide

Reviewed by Teresa, Georgy & Jesse December 2016

Myself and my 2 daughters have had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful, clean, warm and welcoming. Thank you from me for the wine and the girls say thank you for the biscuits! I will definitely be telling friens and family all about your lovely cottage. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jackie & Trevor October 2016

Great cottage, great location and a great stay! Home from home, will be back next year. Thank you for the wine and biscuits.

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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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