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Garret House Cottage
Owner Ann has completely refurbished this delightful traditional Lake District cottage to a high standard, offering her guests a super stylish, cosy romantic retreat just for two.
Garret House Cottage lies just out from Cartmel village centre, overlooking the Cartmel Steeplechase Course, the smallest national hunt race course in the country. Cartmel is one of our most popular and sought after villages. 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.
One of half a dozen little cottages, the view is over the race course and surrounding woodland, down to the village, resting on the great ridge of Hampsfell, with its famous limestone pavements.
The front entrance leads into the open plan living space. The decor is bright and contemporary, designed for easy living and comfort. A comfy sofa and armchair are drawn to a log burning stove and to one corner is a little dining table for candlelit romantic suppers.
The kitchen area lies to the rear of the space. A large central workspace has a sleek, white quartz, Silestone worktop inset with a butler style sink. Quality equipment and accessories, including a Bosch oven and hob, will allow you to rustle up your favourite recipes, finishing with coffee courtesy of the Nespresso Coffee Machine & Aeroccino milk frother.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Stairs lead up to the first floor and the bedroom with its plump double bed, well chosen furniture, along with a wide screen TV. The shower room with underfloor heating is crisp and shiny with floor to ceiling tiles and a large walk in shower, along with basin and WC. All enhanced with complimentary luxury toiletries from the White Company.
At the front of the cottage is a little bench where you can sit in the sun with a valley view and, during race weeks, watch all of the action from your own private grandstand seat! To the rear of the cottage is a small patio garden and garden room. When the sun is shining it is perfect to relax with a drink or dine alfresco on balmy evenings.
All in all this is a delightful little cottage, where you can tuck up and relax, step out into the village to sample its fine cuisine, enjoy many excellent local walks and explore the whole of the magnificent Lake District National Park.
Out & About
One on 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 a delightful 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 foodies it is a place of pilgrimage. Nice cafes compliment the four excellent pubs, with cherry on the proverbial cake being Simon Rogan’s two establishments, Rogan & Company, an easy-going bistro and the famed two Michelin star awarded L’Enclume, favourite of celebrities and voted the 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 guests make this a must for a bit of fun.
For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide
Beautiful cottage with all the lovely Hotel extras that make it really special! Had a lovely break. Our first visit to Cartmel, Foodie Heaven. We will return! Many thanks 10/10
Sheree and Gordon Dunn, Cheshire
WOW, WOW, WOW! First visit to Cumbria. We arrived in the dark. What a view to wake up to on our first morning. The cottage is absolutely fabulous - EVERYTHING!! You could possibly want, very tastefully furnished with luxury quality items, we where very lucky to find your cottage was available. Thank you x 10/10 (it was also lovely to have the Christmas Tree).
Simon Taylor and Tracey Fleming
Lakeland Extras - You Time
Holidays are are all about relaxing and reviving along with having fun. It should also be about your time, time for yourself, a little self indulgence. Adding some of these extras will enhance your holiday experience and give you that much deserved You Time.
My Personal Sanctuary
MPS is a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service delivering 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your cottage. Your treatments are carried out by carefully selected therapists, who ensure you are enveloped in calmness, serenity and relaxation from the moment you embark on your treatment journey. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enhance your stay and even better, when you book one of our lake district cottages you will recieve a 5% reduction from MPS on your chosen treatment.
Home Cooked Meals
A delicious home cooked meal delivered to you door will give you even more time to yourself. We have found a few companies that offer a tasty selection. Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Lucy's of Ambleside, and in the north Lakes, Choice Catering run by Debbie Bainbridge.