Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
A log burner for those chillier evenings
Beautiful beams in a modern setting
From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
The dining area overlooking the stream
The spacious lounge
The open plan dining and kitchen space
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
The great kitchen space leading through to the garden and hot tub
Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
King size bedroom
Unique bathroom
A modern bathroom
King size bedroom
Time to relax
The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
A riverside entrance
Relax in the garden
Towards the property
1 / 23  Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
2 / 23  A log burner for those chillier evenings
3 / 23  Beautiful beams in a modern setting
4 / 23  From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
5 / 23  The dining area overlooking the stream
6 / 23  The spacious lounge
7 / 23  The open plan dining and kitchen space
8 / 23  Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
9 / 23  A great sociable space
10 / 23  The bright and airy kitchen
11 / 23  Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
12 / 23  The great kitchen space leading through to the garden and hot tub
13 / 23  Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
14 / 23  King size bedroom
15 / 23  Unique bathroom
16 / 23  Bathroom
17 / 23  A modern bathroom
18 / 23  King size bedroom
19 / 23  Time to relax
20 / 23  The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
21 / 23  A riverside entrance
22 / 23  Relax in the garden
23 / 23  Towards the property

Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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Property code: LCC75


Built over some 200 years ago it has been modernised, extended and refurbished to offer guests a fine and popular Lake District holiday cottage, the results being awarded a coveted 4 Star Gold Award from Visit England.

From winter 2016 the owners are delighted to offer their guests the added luxury of a garden Spa Softub in the privacy of the walled garden off the kitchen.

The Living Spaces

From the front riverside entrance you step into a large hall with steps leading down to the semi open plan living areas. The lounge area has two plump sofas and an armchair set under a canopy of beams. Add soft lighting and a roaring wood burning stove (guests to provide their own logs) and you have the perfect place to relax after your days explorations.

Just off the lounge is the conservatory which holds the dining area with riverside views. The kitchen is well equipped with marble work tops and opens onto a small but sunny walled garden with the added bonus of a Spa Softub to soak away those aching muscles after a day on the fells. Or relax and enjoy an evening view of the night sky.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Upstairs you can choose between two comfortable double bedrooms both with king size beds, the rear bedroom has the added facility of a TV. Both rooms are well furnished and share the super bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

From the kitchen is a little walled garden area with Spa Softub and garden furniture. To the front of the cottage there is the small terraced patio overlooking the river, perfect to enjoy a drink and feed the ducks and swans that cruise up and down.

There is a small iron bridge which crosses over to the opposite side of the river to a little private wild riverside bank.

For me this is a charming little cottage, perfect for those who are looking for a comfortable and welcoming base for their holiday, yet be able to step out in the evening to wine and dine and I am sure Wheelhouse Cottage will meet all your expectations.

Out & About

Set on the Cartmel Peninsula and surrounded by rolling hills that tumble down to the coast Cartmel is one of Cumbria's finest and unique villages. Picture-perfect with ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a sweet clear river along with the smallest National Hunt race course and a local brewery, this lively village a friendly welcome where you can sample the many cosy inns or fine restaurants, not least Simon Rogan's L'Enclume.

There are good local walks, 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.

For shopping there is the Cartmel Village Store in the square, and in Unsworth Yard you have Cartmel Cheeses and The Bread Shed along with The Red Pepper & Hot Wines shop and the Cartmel Brewery where you can sample some fine local brewed ale. Once a month the village holds a food market with many local producers setting up their stalls.

To the north of the village, clustered at the foot of Windermere lake, lies Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Fell Foot, the National Trusts parkland. At the Lakeside 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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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 king-size bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine with small supply of complimentary capsules, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burning stove  (guests to provide their own logs)
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Under floor heating throughout the ground floor
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking permit for one car
  • Pub 2 minutes walk
  • Please note that if you are over 6ft that there are low ceilings throughout the ground floor of the cottage

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Abby 16th March 2020

Beautiful cottage, in a beautiful location! Very spacious and would defiantly come again!

Reviewed by Tracey 2nd March 2020

Amazing cottage in a lovely part of the world. All needs catered for, the hot tub was brilliant.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th February 2020

Extremely cosy cottage. Great setting with the stream running directly beneath the window. One of the best cottages we ve ever had

Reviewed by Julie 7th February 2020

Beautiful setting. Nicely furnished. A good size for four people. The kitchen was well-equipped. We will definitely go rent it again.

Reviewed by Ian 24th January 2020

All good. Great spot. Lovely cottage.

Reviewed by Alison 3rd January 2020

As above

Reviewed by Sheila 27th December 2019

Cottage is beautiful condition and very central location to the village.

Reviewed by Ann 20th December 2019

A beautiful luxury cottage in a superb location. Finished to a very high quality, I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Michael 29th November 2019

Might be worth pointing out that the garden has artificial grass rather then a real lawn.

Reviewed by Susan 18th November 2019

This cottage is a gem, very thing you need cosy warm just lovely. Hot tub a bonus if you like them. The garden is ideal if you have small dogs which we do, secure and very private.

Reviewed by Wayne 8th November 2019

Beautiful cottage set in a beautiful friendly village. The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. The village is very dog friendly with great country walks complete with dog friendly pubs. I drive a lot for work. So for the duration of our visit my car was parked up. However if you wish to drive. There are lots of great places to visit a liRead morettle further away. We loved our quiet and relaxing holiday. Our dog loved the walks and exercise on the local racecourse. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 21st October 2019

The cottage is absolutely lovely. It felt like a home away from home, with everything you needed to be comfortable. It was a welcome change from other rental cottages that often feel a bit soulless. The location couldn't be better, a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants and with beautiful country walks right on your doorstep. Being able to tRead moreake a dog is also an added bonus. We can't wait to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 20th September 2019

Lovely cottage in a really great little village

Reviewed by Joanne 2nd August 2019

Beautiful setting, everything we could possibly need. Hot tub lovely after a day out walking. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. So relaxing, good local food and very friendly everywhere.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd July 2019

Wheelhouse Cottage was perfect. Such a beautiful house in an idyllic location and so close to the centre of the village.

Reviewed by Kate 5th July 2019

A beautiful cottage with thoughtful extras from the owners. Great location and the hot tub was great to use after a long day walking.

Reviewed by P 14th June 2019

Wonderful cottage, fabulous location, spotlessly clean, comfortable and done out to a very high standard throughout. As it says on the website if youre pretty tall you may bang your head as my husband did but we would still definitely return as love the cottage so much.

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Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
A log burner for those chillier evenings
Beautiful beams in a modern setting
From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
The dining area overlooking the stream
The spacious lounge
The open plan dining and kitchen space
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
Show 11 moreThe great kitchen space leading through to the garden and hot tub


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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