Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
Characterful lounge
Exposed beams in the lounge
Time to put your feet up
Enjoy a family meal together
King-size bedroom
Unique bathroom
A modern bathroom
King-size bedroom
Time to relax
The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
Towards the property
Relax in the garden
A riverside entrance
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Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 4 star Gold
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 sitting room space has two plump sofas and an armchair set under a canopy of beams. Add soft lighting and a roaring fire and you have the perfect place to relax after your days explorations.

Just off the sitting room is the dining area, with French doors opening out onto a little riverside patio. 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 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 £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
  • Open fire - coal included, logs available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Xbox 360
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • Dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking by the property and 1 free pass for the village car park
  • Pub 2 minutes walk

This property is personally managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Deborah 30th November 2018


Reviewed by Annabel 23rd November 2018

Lovely cottage in the perfect location and easy for doggies too!

Reviewed by Charlotte 9th November 2018

Absolutely perfect cottage for a homely relaxed break. Everything you need is readily available, the style of the cottage is very homely and modern. Great location and Cartmel is a lovely little quiet village with some great pubs and grub. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Michelle 21st September 2018

a great week in a lovely cottage ,would definitely return.

Reviewed by Olivia 3rd August 2018

Beautiful cottage very well equipped with quality crockery, furniture and appliances.

Reviewed by Ian & Karen December 2017

A lovely stay in an idyllic cottage. Perfect winter weather and won't want to go home now! Thanks for everything!

Reviewed by Angus, Bev, Mary & Peggy the dog November 2017

Fab time, lovely cottage, very comfortable, great hot tub! Be back soon!

Reviewed by Wheelhouse Cottage Guest June 2017

This is a lovely cottage with some querky features. The cottage is very comfortable.

Reviewed by Ian & Sandra May 2017

Had a great time on our second visit here despite the weather. Lovely village and people. Special cottage, fantastic drives out and great local food. Hope to come back. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Wheelhouse Cottage Guest January 2017

Lovely stay to celebrate my birthday. Cosy and spotlessly clean cottage. Lots of attention to detail and very thoughtful welcome pack. Thank you!

Reviewed by Georgie, Laura, Alice & Libby January 2017

Had the most amazing stay. The cottage was perfect base to explore the Lakes, and such a cosy cottage to head back to in the evenings, the hot tub was a winner for us! We will definitely be back and have already recommended this place to friends and family thank you!

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Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
Characterful lounge
Exposed beams in the lounge
Time to put your feet up
Enjoy a family meal together
King-size bedroom
Unique bathroom
A modern bathroom
King-size bedroom
Time to relax
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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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