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Garret House Cottage


Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award


Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: Easy Access For Cartmel Races
Wi-Fi Broadband
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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.


Living Spaces

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.


Garden Spaces

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

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 



 Your Say


FABULOUS !!  We loved it here….quirky cottage, high standard, lovely neighbours. Great walks in the hills to the north of Ambleside, Grasmere, Langdales – we'll be back again. Amazing meal at Rogans. Very peaceful. Thank you 10/10
Jo & Alistair 

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

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Garret House Cottage
The Details

Garret House Cottage Inventory

  • Property Type
    Lake District Holiday Cottage - Terraced - Rural/Village location 
  • 1 Double bedroom with flat screen TV
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Bathrobes
  • 1 Shower Room with underfloor heating, walk in shower, hand basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Log burning stove - Starter pack logs & kindling. Please purchase additional supplies at local garages and outlets.
  • Oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge - freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer dryer
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine & Aeroccino milk frother, small complimentary supply of coffee pods
  • Welcome pack - Bottle of wine, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Eggs, Bread, Butter, Milk & Sugar
  • Compilmentary White Company toiletries 
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Flat screen TV
  • Broadband WiFi
  • Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for use with Bluetooth enabled Smart phones
  • Electricity inclusive
  • Garden furniture
  • 2 small well behaved dogs welcome at £25/dog. Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pets where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No smokers
  • Parking - Designated parking for 1 car a short distance from the property
  • Nearest Pubs - Kings Head/Royal Oak/Cavendish Arms - 1 Mile flat walk into Cartmel village
  • For Cartmel Racecourse fixture dates visit their website cartmel-racecourse.co.uk

Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Cark in Cartmel
Grange over Sands
Levens & Sizergh
Morecambe Bay & Arnside
Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Finsthwaite
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