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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
Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
King size bedroom
Unique bathroom
Bathroom
A modern bathroom
King size bedroom
The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
A riverside entrance
Towards the property
1 / 20  A log burner for those chillier evenings
2 / 20  Beautiful beams in a modern setting
3 / 20  From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
4 / 20  The dining area overlooking the stream
5 / 20  The spacious lounge
6 / 20  The open plan dining and kitchen space
7 / 20  Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
8 / 20  A great sociable space
9 / 20  The bright and airy kitchen
10 / 20  Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
11 / 20  The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
12 / 20  Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
13 / 20  King size bedroom
14 / 20  Unique bathroom
15 / 20  Bathroom
16 / 20  A modern bathroom
17 / 20  King size bedroom
18 / 20  The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
19 / 20  A riverside entrance
20 / 20  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
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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Property code: LCC75

Enjoying an idyllic riverside location, this beautiful traditional cottage is perfect for a couple or small family exploring the southern reaches of the Lake District. The cottage occupies a delightful spot on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Cartmel, with the 12th-century priory close by. Imaginatively updated and retaining original exposed ceiling beams, the cottage features a charming wood burner and a pretty walled garden. Providing cosy and relaxing accommodation for up to four guests, this delightful property is an idyllic retreat for keen walkers and nature lovers discovering this spellbinding area.

 

The airy and tastefully decorated lounge is an ideal space for relaxation and leads into a charming conservatory-style dining area overlooking the stream. The ground floor also offers a fully equipped and elegantly designed kitchen which is a pleasure to cook in. The first floor has two comfortable king-size bedrooms and a stylish bathroom. A small, terraced patio to the front of the cottage overlooks the river and meadow beyond. The walled back garden features outdoor furniture. A small iron bridge leads over the river to a private riverside bank where you can enjoy a peaceful picnic.

 

The cottage overlooks the River Ea and is just a short walk from the main village square in Cartmel. This welcoming village has a range of friendly restaurants, pubs and independent shops, and is known for its delicious sticky toffee pudding and for its National Hunt racecourse (within a quarter of a mile). Numerous local attractions and landmarks include Hampsfell, Eggerslack Wood and Holker Hall and Gardens (all within 3.5 miles). Heading north, you can explore some of the UK’s Great Lakes, with Windermere (6.5 miles), Coniston Water (16 miles) and Esthwaite Water (12 miles) all within easy reach.

 

  • 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 furniture and BBQ
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • Roadside parking permit for one car
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Please note that if you are over 6ft that there are low ceilings throughout the ground floor of the cottage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. 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

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Matthew 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage. Beautiful location in a superb village. Enjoyed every minute. The owners have invested well in the cottage and it's a delight to stay in. The local walks, racecourse on the doorstep, short drive to the Lakes, all make this a must stay property that is a credit to the owners.

Reviewed by D 18th March 2022

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What a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend made even more special by the March sunshine ! Wheelhouse Cottage is beautifully appointed, clean and comfortable and in a perfect village location alongside the river with any number of pubs, cafes and shops within easy walking distance. We will undoubtedly return. The welcome pack was much appreciated - thRead moree only disappointment was that we didn't need to use the log burner !! David, Anne-Marie and Harvey (the Shih-Tzu) x Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 14th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 25th February 2022

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We love Wheelhouse cottage and this is our 2nd stay. Its been renovated since we last came and is even better than we remembered. Great location, cosy and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Paul 7th February 2022

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Warm cosy cottage with superb village location.

Reviewed by Bronwyn 28th January 2022

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We visited this cottage at the end of Sept/beginning of Oct and loved it and Cartmel so much that by November I was back here re-booking. We arrived back just 4 months after our first visit and it felt so lovely pulling up to the house. The village is wonderful, quiet, safe and a great array of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and a spa. The house waRead mores spotless and a lovely welcome hamper awaited us again. However, I should have re-read the advert as the hot tub has been removed, which was a shame. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 24th January 2022

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Really lovely cottage in a great position , standard of everything provided very good , we will be coming back for a 3rd time hopefully .

Reviewed by Jane 7th January 2022

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Wheelhouse Cottage is simply the cosiest and most comfortable accommodation we have stayed in for a long time. The beds are so comfortable and make for a fabulous nights sleep. Dining area is just stunning and its lovely to watch ducks swimming by while having your breakfast! All amenities within the cottage and the village of Cartmel are superb.

Reviewed by Jackie 20th December 2021

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Reviewed by A 10th December 2021

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It is in a prime position in cartmel I have stayed before and enjoyed my stay however think needs bit of update now with new furniture needed, all a bit jaded and tired looking

Reviewed by Daniel 3rd December 2021

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A beautiful cosy cottage in an excellent location within Cartmel village, the welcome hamper was a lovely touch. Only a short drive to several other beautiful and charming villages as well as Windermere was a bonus, would definitely recommend and return. The owners have done a wonderful job and I really did not want to leave as it was so homely. FuRead morelly equipped cottage and spotlessly clean, cannot recommend enough. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 26th November 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 19th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic spot within a beautiful village, some lovely pubs too.

Reviewed by Michelle 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea And Ray 29th October 2021

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Very comfortable and welcoming cottage, loved the welcome pack and what a fabulous location!

Reviewed by Hayley 22nd October 2021

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Wheelhouse cottage is absolutely gorgeous. It has a well equipped and modern kitchen. Very comfy lounge and extremely comfortable bed! Cant fault the place. Wheelhouse is situated in a beautiful village and you can see a beautiful church from the bedroom window which still does bell ringing. Fell in love with the place and would definitely go back.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Bronwyn 24th September 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Perfectly situated on the little river running through Cartmel, you are directly opposite LEnclume (2 Michelin Stars, voted UKs Best Restaurant) so book well in advance to go there! It was super clean and underfloor heating and the log burner makes it warm and cosy in the evenings or rainy days. The kitchen Read morewas well equipped with everything you need. The beds so cosy! Lovely enclosed garden for the dog and BBQ too! Relaxing! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 3rd September 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful position in Cartmel, which was adequately big enough for 4 adults and I would say one medium sized dog. Parking can be quite an issue in Cartmel and although we had a permit to park one car, its not a guaranteed parking space, so you might find that you have to pay to park at the racecourse, which costs 35 Read morefor a week. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 9th August 2021

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We were so lucky to have stayed in this beautiful cottage in August 2021. The cottage was spotlessly clean and stunning with a mix of rustic and modern charm. The owners have thought of absolutely everything and more. Ate out most nights in Cartmel, food delicious at the Cavendish arms, Pig and Whistle but the pizzas at Unsworths Yard are amazing. Read moreWe visit the lakes often but Cartmel and its famous sticky toffee pudding is now an absolute favourite of ours. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 30th July 2021

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We were impressed with the quality of the cottage and its fittings and items available to use. The cottage was cosy and very central. Nothing not to like :)

Reviewed by Joanne 23rd July 2021

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This is a gorgeous property in a fantastic location. There is a lovely selection of places to eat and drink very close by yet the property feels private and quiet. When we arrived, the welcome basket was a lovely surprise - a nice thought from the owners. Location wise, there are so many places close by to explore - its a great base for accessing aRead morell the south lakes offer. We had an amazing holiday - thank you. Hide

Reviewed by PHILIP 16th July 2021

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Super cottage in an outstanding Location .

Reviewed by Debbie 5th July 2021

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We enjoyed our visit to Cartmel and the cottage was amazing. It was clean and comfortable and everything was within walking distance. Our dog enjoyed the view from the seating area by the stream and spent his time looking out of the window! It was a lovely break and we would like to return one day.

Reviewed by Joanna 25th June 2021

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Our stay at Wheelhouse Cottage was a delight from start to finish. On arrival, the welcome message and food basket was a lovely touch. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and well decorated and we had everything we needed for our stay. Cartmel is very pretty with a good selction of places to eat and drink. We enjoyed lovely evening walks withRead more our dog around Cartmel Racecourse and found Cartmel a good base to visit the Lake district. We would highly recommend Wheelhouse. Hide

Reviewed by Alane 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Guy 14th June 2021

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Reviewed by K 28th May 2021

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Our second visit to Wheelhouse and cannot be beaten for location within an absolute stunning village. Race days at Cartmel add to a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Christine 17th May 2021

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We had a really good break at The Wheelhouse . It was very comfortable and well presented with good quality furnishings . Our only criticism is that Cartmel is very busy in general, and the cottages location opposite a Michelin Star Restraunt and a Hotel a hundred yards away means you can rarely get parked near the property and I suggest you book aRead more ticket for your stay at the Racecourse car park Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Lorraine 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by B 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Natalie 12th April 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location! We really enjoyed our stay here!

Reviewed by Gary 7th December 2020

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Amazing. All very nicely fitted out and very tasteful. Would love to stay in the summer as such a beautiful place in a beautiful location. Overall loved the cottage.

Reviewed by Frederick John 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Fiona 23rd October 2020

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This is a well appointed, clean and cosy little cottage in a super location in the centre of Cartmel. The breakfasting/dining area is delightful, overlooking the stream.

Reviewed by Russell 16th October 2020

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We loved staying in Wheelhouse Cottage. Clearly a great deal of thought and effort went into its renovation, and the result is a warm, comfortable and very practical space, ideal for a walking / eating / relaxing break. We'll definitely be back.

Reviewed by Samantha 2nd October 2020

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Amazing!!! So clean, beautiful and so cosy. We will be back !

Reviewed by Ruth 28th August 2020

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Lovely character Cottage . Very comfortable and home from home. Stones throw from all village facilities but still quiet and private.

Reviewed by Judith 17th August 2020

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We had a great stay in Wheel House Cottage - Amazing property, totally lived up to the pictures and description, we would definitely be re-booking Cartmel is a great place and the cottage whilst private is only a stone throw away from the square

Reviewed by PHILIP 20th July 2020

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Fantastic location in Cartmel Superbly equipped Very relaxing. Ticked every box

Reviewed by Emily 10th July 2020

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Wheelhouse cottage is just perfect, we took our two dogs in July on what should have been our honeymoon as our wedding was cancelled. The cottage has everything you could possibly need, we loved coming back to it after our walks. It was spotlessly clean and so comfortable we really didn't want to leave. It is also set in the beautiful village of caRead morertmel which has lots of little shops, pubs and places to eat aswell as surrounding walks. We would definitely come back another year. Hide

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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
Show 8 moreThrough the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor

Location

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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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