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Bank Court


Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award


Pets:No Pets

Other: Easy Access For Cartmel Races
Run In Rail Parking Membership For Cartmel Races
Wi-Fi Broadband
New Property

Bank Court – Cartmel


Owners Carl and Sylvia have shown their huge flare for design and style in creating a very special holiday home for themselves and their guests. A perfect pallet of pastel colours is the backdrop for well chosen furnishings, fabrics, lighting and art, all combining to give a chic house that wraps you up in warmth and comfort, perfect for families, friends and as a very special romantic retreat.

Cartmel is one of our most popular and sought after villages and home of the Cartmel Races, the smallest steeplechase racecourse in the country. Located on the peninsula, it lies just six miles south of Lake Windermere, a huddle of the most delightful period architecture it includes the magnificent Norman Priory, an eclectic mix of specialist shops, along with a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants, among which is the UK’s top dining venue, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin star L’Enclume.

Pass For Cartmel Races -  Cartmel has the smallest national hunt race course in England. A popular fun day combining exciting races with a carnival feel. When you have purchased you race day paddock enclosure passes, Carl and Sylvia have secured Run-in-Rail Car Parking Membership, where as an added treat and extra fun, you can drive your car to a reserved spot along side of the home straight rails in the Paddock Enclosure. 

Tucked away in the corner of Cartmel Square, opposite the Norman Arch and the market cross with its old water pump and stone bench, the unassuming exterior of Bank Court belies the interior that lies behind. The house lies to the right of the passageway, as seen on the main exterior image. There are two entrances, one in the passageway and one at the rear, where a few steps lead up to the kitchen door.  


The Living Spaces

From the rear entrance you step into the kitchen. A good size, it has all you need to rustle up your favourite meals. Units house a range cooker, all the usual white goods and the delightful luxury of an under counter wine cooler, and a thoughful selection of smaller appliances for their guest's benefit, such as bread maker and slow cooker for hearty stews ready and waiting on your return home after a day exploring the National Park.

From the kitchen you go through to the sitting room. As cosy and chic as can be, there are two plump sofas set around the open fire. Soft lighting, pictures and ornament combine to make a room perfect to relax in, tuck up with a book or movie and, in winter months, the glow of a roaring fire adds extra ambience and comfort – perfect.

From the sitting room you come into the stairway hall which you cross through, and down a step or two, into the dining room. Set for six, upholstered chairs are set around the contemporary mango wood table. Richly coloured drapes hang at the bay window which overlooks the square, where with some very clever lighting and ornament the room makes for a grand place to dine with your friends and family, enjoying long suppers and conversation into the wee hours.


Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The stairs lead up to the first floor. Here there are two double bedrooms. The master bedroom overlooks the village square. The bed is a 5ft king size with memory foam mattress, ensuring a restful nights sleep. Beautifully furnished there is an en-suite shower /dressing room with shower, basin and WC.

The second bedroom is also a 5ft king, again with memory foam mattress and with the same attention to quality and furnishing.

The house bathroom also lies on the first floor. A good size, it has a bath with overhead shower, basin and WC. Off the bathroom is a fabulous dressing room with a dressing table, armchair and chaise lounge, perfect to pamper and preen in readiness for a night out at one of the many restaurants in the village.

A steep, narrow tread stairway leads to the attic bedroom. A 5ft king with memory foam mattress sits under a pitched ceiling. Cosy and comfortable, there is a very small en-suite WC with basin tucked in under the eaves.

Finally from the attic bedroom you duck through to the chillax room. Criss-crossed with huge oak beams there are fabulous Ligne Roset chairs and sofa along with a wide screen TV. Adults will enjoy it and kids will love it.


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.

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

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide



Newby Bridge To Bouth 

Grange Over Sands 

Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe and Winster Valleys - Arnside and the Morecambe Bay 

The Grizedale Forest 



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Bank Court
The Details

Bank Court

  • Property Type
    Lake District Holiday Cottage - Terraced - Village location 
  • 1 Master bedroom with 5ft king, memory foam mattress and en-suite shower/dressing room
  • 1 Double bedroom with 5ft king, memory foam mattress
  • 1 Attic bedroom with 5ft king, memory foam mattress and en-suite WC and basin
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • 1 House bathroom with bath with overhead shower, basin, WC and adjoining Dressing Room
  • 1 Travel Cot
  • 1 Highchair
  • Gas central heating
  • Open Fire - Please purchase coal and logs locally
  • Electric range cooker with gas hobs
  • Microwave
  • Fridge - freezer
  • Wine cooler unit
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Nescafé Dolce Gusto machine - uses coffee pods
  • Sandwich Toaster
  • Bread Maker
  • Slow cooker
  • Food Mixer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Flat screen TV with Amazon Fire Stick, Surround sound system with iPod dock, portable Bluetooth speaker system
  • DVD
  • iPod dock in the dining room
  • Attic Chill Room has wide screen TV with DVD, Amazon Fire Stick, Surround sound system with iPod dock
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Welcome basket of various treats and delights
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Gas & Electricity inclusive
  • No Pets
  • No smokers
  • Parking - 
    There is parking in the village square but is on a first come first served basis. The easiest place to park is in the village carpark, a short walk from the square. There will be 3 free pass in the property - please replace on your departure
  • Nearest Pub - KIngs Head/Royal Oak on the square, Cavendish Arms - 1 Minute Walk
  • Cartmel Races Run in Rail Car Parking Membership
    Located alongside the home straight rails in the Paddock Enclosure, this area offers the perfect spot to spend a day at the races. Full details will be in the property.
  • For Cartmel Racecourse fixture dates visit their website cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Grange over Sands
Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Finsthwaite
Cark in Cartmel
Local Areas of Interest

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Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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If you have yet to visit the Lake District, then why not start by watching our little film. An 11 minute movie, it gets to essence of this beautiful landscape. Shot by Jack Serginson and Ollie Gough, the movie shows why our stunning area is the No1 holiday destination.


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Lake District Personal Sanctuary


We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
See our Lakeland Extras Page for more details