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The Old Pottery

Lindale - Nr Newby Bridge And Cartmel

Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star


Pets:No Pets

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

See Also - Millers Loft  

Easy Access For Cartmel Races

The Old Pottery


This super little cottage for three is perfect for a couple or a small family, offering easy access to the lakes, fells and the rugged coastline of the peninsula. Set in the little village of Lindale, along with a huddle of other houses and cottages, it is an ideal base to explore the undiscovered beauty spots of the south lakes and the peninsulas.

The Old Pottery is the lower section of a traditional bank-built stone building, which originally formed part of a 17C water mill. Most of the mill is long gone, however the beck with its narrow dam that powered the mill wheel is a stones throw from the cottage.


Living Spaces

From the shared courtyard and parking area you go down a small set of steps to the little private patio garden.

With the accommodation all on one level, the main living space is open plan; the comfortable sitting room area has a plump sofa and armchair set around a gas effect fire, adding a warmth and ambience in winter months. The kitchen is well equipped to rustle up a quick lunch or hearty dinner.


Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Off the main living space lie the two bedrooms, one a comfortable king size double the other a small single. The bathroom is a nice mix of old and new with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.


Garden Spaces

Outside the little patio garden catches the afternoon sun, perfect for relaxing with a long drink or dining alfresco to the sound of falling water.

All in all this is a super little cottage, thoughtfully refurbished by its owners to offer their guests a comfortable base to both spend time relaxing and exploring the landscape of the National Park.


Out & About

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.

There plenty of walks locally, 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 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 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.

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 up 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.

Over to the west lies Coniston Water, and in between the two great lakes is the Grizedale Forest, a day out in itself for walking or mountain biking. Beyond this lies the central massif of the Langdales for some high level walking and climbing.

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

A lovely cottage made most welcoming. A great hub for enjoying this most beautiful & picturesque part of the country.
Thank you. Simon, Alison & Robb Morgan from Shropshire

A lovely cottage in a lovely area. The cottage is the best equipped self-catering place I have ever stayed in, so thank you for that.  We have had a great time exploring both Coniston and Windermere lakes – what a beautiful place, made even better with plenty of sunshine.
Harold family

Our second visit to the Pottery. Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable and a perfect place to see lots of the Lakes.  Would love to come again.
Judy, Phil & Nicola, Manchester

Thank you so much for a fabulous week.  The cottage is great and incredibly comfortable.  The perfect size for our little family.  It’s in a great location and we managed to explore all around the area.  I’m sure we will be back and will happily recommend it to others.
Pip, Colin & Tom.

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The Old Pottery
The Details

The Old Pottery Inventory

  • 1 Double bedroom with king-size bed
  • 1 Single bedroom
  • Duvets - Full linen & towels
  • 1 Bathroom with bath & overhead shower, basin and WC
  • 1 Travel Cot - please note bedding & linen not provided
  • 1 High Chair
  • Central heating
  • Gas coal effect fire
  • Electric oven - Gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Electric wok
  • Coffee cafetiere
  • Coffee espresso machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • HD TV with HDMI outlet
  • DVD player
  • Wi-Fi Broadband
  • Series 5 IPod Docking station
  • Gas & electricity inclusive
  • Hairdryers
  • Complimentary bottle of wine, biscuits and coffee
  • Decorated Christmas Tree with the owner's Seasonal Best Wishes
  • Patio furniture
  • Private residents parking for 1 car off road, to the side of the property
  • No Pets
  • No Smokers
  • Nearest Pub - The 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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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.
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