A bright and airy lounge with plenty of seating
Sit back and relax in front of the gas log effect fire
Let the natrual light flood in
A formal dining room to appreciate with loved ones
Enjoy a candlelit dinner
A great space to let the world drift by
French doors lead out into the garden
Prepare your family's favourite meals
Plenty of space to create a new dish
Small breakfast bar, which is great for entertaining guests
Enter the property through the large boot room, which is a great place to leave your belongings
A useful cloakroom
Stairs lead you to the first floor where you can find the bedrooms
King-size bedroom with a touch of grandeur
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
Wake up with views over the green
A pretty double bedroom
Rest your head after a long day of exploring
Bedroom offerings views over the garden and the green
Modern bathroom
Bathroom with shower over
A wonderfully contemporary bathroom
Twin bedroom, perfect for children
Twin bedroom with views over the garden
Towards the property and adjacent annexe
Additional bonus of the annexe
Comfy lounge in the annexe
Sit back and relax
King-size bed
Studio-style annexe
Time to snooze
A contemporary studio-style layout
Stairs lead up to the first floor annexe
Shower room
Towards the property
Enjoy an al fresco meal
Enjoy breakfast on a lazy summer morning
A stone wall lines the garden
Towards the property
Cartmel nearby with an array of amenities
Bustling village of Cartmel nearby
Cartmel priory
A great location for keen ramblers
Explore the local area
1 / 44  A bright and airy lounge with plenty of seating
2 / 44  Sit back and relax in front of the gas log effect fire
3 / 44  Let the natrual light flood in
4 / 44  A formal dining room to appreciate with loved ones
5 / 44  Enjoy a candlelit dinner
6 / 44  A great space to let the world drift by
7 / 44  French doors lead out into the garden
8 / 44  Prepare your family's favourite meals
9 / 44  Plenty of space to create a new dish
10 / 44  Small breakfast bar, which is great for entertaining guests
11 / 44  Enter the property through the large boot room, which is a great place to leave your belongings
12 / 44  A useful cloakroom
13 / 44  Stairs lead you to the first floor where you can find the bedrooms
14 / 44  King-size bedroom with a touch of grandeur
15 / 44  Enjoy a restful nights sleep
16 / 44  Wake up with views over the green
17 / 44  A pretty double bedroom
18 / 44  Rest your head after a long day of exploring
19 / 44  Bedroom offerings views over the garden and the green
20 / 44  Modern bathroom
21 / 44  Bathroom with shower over
22 / 44  A wonderfully contemporary bathroom
23 / 44  Twin bedroom, perfect for children
24 / 44  Twin bedroom with views over the garden
25 / 44  Towards the property and adjacent annexe
26 / 44  Additional bonus of the annexe
27 / 44  Comfy lounge in the annexe
28 / 44  Sit back and relax
29 / 44  King-size bed
30 / 44  Studio-style annexe
31 / 44  Time to snooze
32 / 44  A contemporary studio-style layout
33 / 44  Stairs lead up to the first floor annexe
34 / 44  Shower room
35 / 44  Towards the property
36 / 44  Enjoy an al fresco meal
37 / 44  Enjoy breakfast on a lazy summer morning
38 / 44  A stone wall lines the garden
39 / 44  Towards the property
40 / 44  Cartmel nearby with an array of amenities
41 / 44  Bustling village of Cartmel nearby
42 / 44  Cartmel priory
43 / 44  A great location for keen ramblers
44 / 44  Explore the local area

Town End Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC71


Town End Cottage is the country retreat of owners Daniel and Alyson. Set in the beautiful and popular village of Cartmel, about six miles south of Lake Windermere, Town End lies on the edge of the village overlooking a small green, a two minutes' walk from the village square where you will find a clutch of excellent inns, cafes and restaurants, including the two Michelin star awarded L'Enclume, along with a fine selection of shops. Closer by, set around the green, is The Pig & Whistle pub, a small grocer and a baker.

For me this cottage is just perfect for both families and couples, where I am sure you will enjoy the property as much as the village along with all the wider Lake District National Park has to offer.

The Living Spaces

Park up in the parking area in front of the garage and Studio Annex Suite and enter into The Cottage from the garden back door. You step into a small hall off which is the kitchen, a very useful large boot room with laundry facilities and a downstairs WC.

The kitchen is a good size, L shaped room, well equipped with shaker style painted units and includes a fine range cooker with double oven and gas hobs.

From the kitchen you go through to the central hall. The sitting room is to the front of the house. A bright sunny room it is decorated in muted colours and fabrics. The two plump sofas, along with the large floor cushions are perfect for relaxing, watch a block buster on the wide screen or gather together and play one of the many board games. Come autumn and winter, the room is given a nice cosy atmosphere by the gas log effect fire.

The dining room lies to the rear of the cottage, where French doors allow you to spill out into the garden. To one end is a fine hand painted dining table, perfect for long dinners into the night and romantic suppers.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Stairs from the main hall wind up to the three house bedrooms and the house bathroom. The master double has a comfortable French style king size bed. Delightfully furnished and decorated with calm colours, it lies at the front of the house where the sun streams through the two windows looking out to the little green.

The pink double lies at the back of the cottage, again with a French style double bed, complimentary furniture and a view down to the garden.

The twin is a small simple room, with double aspect windows to both the garden and little green, suitable for adults or children.

The house bathroom is all modern and sleek with floor to ceiling tiles, with a bath and overhead shower, basin and WC.

The Studio Annex Suite

Set above the garage, the Studio Annex Suite is my favourite, a wonderful modern space, set under a pitched ceiling and with views of Hampsfell.

Accessed by the side door of the garage the lower level has a small shower room with basin and WC. Stairs lead up and open into the large open plan space. To one end you have a sofa and armchair set around a coffee table along with a wide screen TV, to the other is the king size double bed.

Garden Spaces

The grounds wrap around the cottage, beginning with the garage and parking area. The garden is a happy mix of dry stone walling, lawn and stone flagged patio, along with raised beds, bursting with shrubs and small trees, giving colour from spring through to autumn and is perfect for grown-ups to relax and children to play.

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 village car park and the reviews so far from our guest make this a must for a bit of fun.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 3 bedrooms in main house – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Studio annexe suite with king-size bed, shower room, Smart TV with Blu-ray/DVD player, Bose iPod dock, Wi-Fi and small fridge
  • Range electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, smoothie maker, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with Blu-ray/DVD player
  • Bose iPod dock
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi include
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Parking - off-road for 3 cars
  • Pub 50 yards and village shop 100 yards

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Howard 4th October 2019

Great location - short walk into the village with a small pub opposite. Comfortably appointed and plenty of space. If going in the winter make sure that the owner allows full access to the heating system as the hours were limited when we stayed. Even in October it can get very cold at night!

Reviewed by Alison 6th September 2019

Lovely cottage, just a short walk from main village centre. It was very well equipped, including a new Rangemaster cooker. Cottage and annexe studio bedroom beautifully decorated. Great security being able to get 2 big cars off the road.

Reviewed by A H 2nd August 2019

Does what is says on the packet! Lovely house & great location

Reviewed by Steve 17th May 2019

Excellent property in great location. Perfect for large family or big group of friends.

Reviewed by Arleen 22nd March 2019

Beautiful cottage in a great location. Everything you could need. We had a issue with the heating on the first night and someone arrived in the space of 30 mins to fix it. Always the sign of people who care about their guests. Loved our stay and will be back.

Reviewed by Bryan 8th March 2019

Comfortable cottage with plenty of room and a good location.

Reviewed by Louise 9th February 2019

Clean, comfortable, spacious cottage on the outskirts of the centre of the village but ideally situated next to the village shop and local pub. There are no maps, leaflets or books on the area which I found unusual having always found them previously in cottages we have hired so had to go and make some purchases.

Reviewed by Keith 4th January 2019

A gorgeous comfortable cottage.All you would want for a home from home experience.The owners, whos holiday home it also is, have tastefully put together a retreat of quality and will want for nothing here.Five minutes walk to the fabulous village centre of Cartmel(no street lights so take a torch)under a star filled sky...magical.

Reviewed by The Burtons August 2018

Thank you for providing everything we needed for a perfect holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in South Lakeland and will be very happy to recommend Town End Cottage. Thanks again.

Reviewed by John, Chris and families August 2018

Perfect. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Perfect week with children and grandchildren. Perfect location. 10/10

Reviewed by The Hopper Family August 2018

Lovely cottage and Cartmel is a great village with lots of amenities. First time in the Lake District and we have has a wonderful time exploring. The cottage slept 7 of us comfortably and we were very grateful for the boot room with 2 small boys and the ability to wash and dry clothes. All in all a great weeks holiday.

Reviewed by Capes and Kirk Family May 2018

Very comfortable cottage, great location, beautiful garden. Fantastic week with the weather.

Reviewed by The Browns May 2018

Wonderful cottage in a fabulous village. Super comfy beds and everything you could wish for. Lovely stay

Reviewed by The Macdonalds and Martins April 2018

Very comfortable cottage in a superb location. Thanks very much for a lovely stay!

Reviewed by Denise Porthouse and family October 2017

Many thanks for the return of our deposit. I would just like to say how much we loved the cottage. It was so homely - we really felt like we were a guest in somebody's house. It was spotlessly clean and really well equipped. In fact the nicest cottage we've stayed in and we would definitely want to return. I just wish we could hire it for a long weRead moreekend in the summer instead of just autumn/winter but I will definitely recommend the cottage and your company to our friends and family. Everything was spot on. Hopefully we'll be back!! Hide

Reviewed by James O'Hara July 2017

I recently stayed at Town End Cottage in Cartmel with my wife, our two children ages 8 and 6, and our four parents.The cottage was beautifully presented, very well located and had all mod cons available to make for a very comfortable stay. The garden was beautiful and enjoyed by the both children and adults. The local shop, pub and restaurant were Read moreless than a minute walk from the front door. I would highly recommend this property that comfortably housed 6 adults and 2 children. It was very near to the beautiful village of Cartmel (approx. 5 mins walk), a truly stunning part of the Lake District and close by to Windermere and Coniston for great day trips. Many thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Brenda July 2017

Have to say we had a very enjoyable stay at Town End Cottage. It was ideal for our party of 8 over the weekend. The cottage was beautifully decorated and immaculately kept.

Reviewed by Graeme, Pam & Family April 2017

Lovely cottage in a prime location for all local and further away amenities. An ideal base and a home away from home.

Reviewed by Ruth Ansari April 2017

We all enjoyed our time in Cartmel at Town End Cottage.It was a lovely cottage, very comfortable and very well equipped.We didn't use the annex but it was extremely well set up.It was very conveniently positioned being only two minutes walk from the village centre.We loved the village of Cartmel. Excellent coffee shop, restaurants and food stores.TRead morehe Prior was very interesting and has an excellent gift shop.We would definitely recommend the cottage and would certainly book again. Hide

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A bright and airy lounge with plenty of seating
Sit back and relax in front of the gas log effect fire
Let the natrual light flood in
A formal dining room to appreciate with loved ones
Enjoy a candlelit dinner
A great space to let the world drift by
French doors lead out into the garden
Prepare your family's favourite meals
Plenty of space to create a new dish
Small breakfast bar, which is great for entertaining guests
Enter the property through the large boot room, which is a great place to leave your belongings
Show 32 moreA useful cloakroom


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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