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Lyme Cottage

Lindale - Nr Newby Bridge And Cartmel

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 5 Star


Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: No Children or Babies
Wi-Fi Broadband

See Also - The Dairy   Somewhere  

Easy Access For Cartmel Races

Lyme Cottage


Set in the village of Lindale, this super little cottage has been fully refurbished and decorated throughout by Lake District based and Vogue award winning interior designer, Sarah Jane Neilsen. The result offers the perfect retreat for couples, with easy access to the lakes, fells and the rugged coastline of the Cartmel Peninsula.


The Living Spaces

From the little front garden you step into the open plan living space with a canopy of oak beams and the original stone flagged floor. To one end is the sitting room space, with its plump leather sofa, armchair and roaring log burning stove, perfect to tuck up with a good book or take in a movie.

The middle section is taken up with a well chosen table set with rush chairs, and to the far end are the kitchen units with most mod cons to rustle up you favourite recipes.

From the sitting room end a door opens into a laundry/storage room, with a washer/dryer, a freezer and plenty of space for provisions, suitcases, bits, boots and coats.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

The contemporary timber and glass stairway leads up to a central landing. The bedroom has low ceilings and has been furnished with soft, warm colours and is as comfy as it looks. For total relaxation there is a small flat screen TV.

Across the landing is a delightful dressing room come study, and finally the shower room offers a walk-in shower, basin and WC.


The Location

Lindale is quite delightful if very quiet, with craggy stone houses huddled together marching down the hill, where from the top you get a fine view of some lovely architecture with a backdrop of Morecambe Bay. There are two pubs, both serving local ale and pub food and a village store for most day-to-day items. 

You will have plenty of 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. Another of the best is to pick up Cumbria's Coastal Way, where you can discover such gems as Humphrey Head or drive across the bay to Arnside for a great route down the bay shoreline, with miles of flat sands reaching out before you as the tide goes out - please note you must observe the bay warnings and stick to the edge.

Nearby is the village of Grange over Sands, a pretty Edwardian village that overlooks the bay where you will find an excellent grocer, Higginson's famous butchers, two bakers and local stores. On the prom there are nice gardens to stroll and in summer the prom hosts an outdoor art market. Finally Grange offers two golf clubs, both set in quite delightful countryside.

Over the fell from Grange is Cartmel, one of Cumbria's finest and unique villages. 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 is centered on a sunny square to gather and sit, or wine and dine in one of the many cosy inns or fine restaurants.

A mile out from Cartmel is Cark in Cartmel and Holker Hall, a magnificent country house open to the public with beautiful gardens and a food hall.

To the east is Kendal, south lakes main town offering a variety excellent stores, high end clothing shops, supermarkets and farmers markets, along with dining and a good cultural scene with great art galleries, theatre and cinema, where all make for a good a full day out. Overlooking the town is the remains of Kendal Castle, home to the Parr family and worth the climb to these ancient ruins. 

To the north of the village, clustered at the foot of Windermere lake, lies Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Fell Foot, the National Trusts parkland. Here you will find a couple of good inns, the Swan at Newby Bridge and, a mile further on, the Lakeside Hotel. From the latter 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. At Fell Foot you can moor boats and hire row and sailing craft or simply swim and picnic by the shore. From Newby Bridge you can head north, through the Furness Fells, to explore the greater national park.

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide

Grange Over Sands 

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

Newby Bridge To Bouth 



The Grizedale Forest 



Your Say

We had a really great holiday; it's a top little spot you have here.. We've had a few breaks in the Lake District over the years but have always tended to head "inland" either to Ambleside or Grasmere out of habit really, but in future this part of the LD is definitely a bit we won't be missing again. It's got everything: olde worldy villages, kiss me quick seaside towns, great beaches and then there's the Lake District countryside/wilderness to top it off... Weather gods been smiling on us all week too, we totally lucked out. Anyway we've thoroughly enjoyed it.
Thanks again, R & J 

Lyme Cottage has been our home for three days & we've loved every minute. The cottage is beautifully decorated & perfectly situated to enjoy the natural beauty of the Lakes. We particularly enjoyed cooking & relaxing in front of the fire. I hope other guests enjoy the cottage as much as we did!
Thanks V & S
Thank you for our time at Lyme Cottage. We have stayed here for two weeks after having recently returned from Afghanistan and it's been wonderful. Both of us have throughly enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful countryside, (a welcome relief.) The cottage is beautiful and we will definitely be back!
Many thanks L & A
Lovely cottage, adore the Japanese touches. The setting here is wonderful and it is so nice to find a cottage that has been finished with such great taste, not so easy to find. It's so cosy and warm, perfect way to spend an evening in front of the fire…
We will be back.
Many thanks.
H & J

Lyme Cottage
The Details

Lyme Cottage Inventory

  • 1 Double bedroom with flat screen TV - DVD player
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • Bathrobes 
  • 1 Dressing room/study
  • 1 Shower room, basin and WC
  • Gas Central heating
  • Log burning stove - Please purchase logs locally
  • Electric oven - 2 Ring electric hob
  • Microwave
  • Slow cooker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Smart TV 
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • iPod Dock & CD stereo
  • Gas & electricity inclusive
  • Garden bench
  • Parking 1 car, off road to rear of the property
  • Welcome hamper of locally produced freshly baked bread, scones, oat biscuits, jam and tea
  • L'Occitane complementary toiletries
  • 1 Well behaved dog - £30.  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 Damage Deposit charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
  • No Smokers
  • The property is very much tailored to adults, thus we must regretfully decline babies & children
  • Nearest Pub - Royal Oak 5 minutes walk
  • For Cartmel Racecourse fixture dates visit their website cartmel-racecourse.co.uk
Access Statement
Nearest Amenities
Grange over Sands
Cark in Cartmel
Levens & Sizergh
Morecambe Bay & Arnside
Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Finsthwaite
Walks, Activities and Info Links
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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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