The dining area overlooking the stream
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The open plan dining and kitchen space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
King size bedroom
Unique bathroom
Bathroom
A modern bathroom
King size bedroom
Front door with riverside bistro set
Riverside setting
The fabulous garden pod with heater and wine cooler
Use the fantastic Kadai fire bowl and grill
Make the most of outdoor in the cosy garden pod
Dining outside or perfect for morning coffee
1 / 24  The dining area overlooking the stream
2 / 24  Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
3 / 24  A great sociable space
4 / 24  The open plan dining and kitchen space
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8 / 24  The bright and airy kitchen
9 / 24  Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
10 / 24  The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
11 / 24  Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
12 / 24  King size bedroom
13 / 24  Unique bathroom
14 / 24  Bathroom
15 / 24  A modern bathroom
16 / 24  King size bedroom
17 / 24  Front door with riverside bistro set
18 / 24  Riverside setting
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20 / 24  The fabulous garden pod with heater and wine cooler
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22 / 24  Use the fantastic Kadai fire bowl and grill
23 / 24  Make the most of outdoor in the cosy garden pod
24 / 24  Dining outside or perfect for morning coffee

Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage with private riverside bank 
  • Small terrace to the front of the property overlooking the river , fantastic heated garden pod, enjoy the outside all year round
  • Wonderful woodland, lakeside and mountain walks direct from the doorstep
Property code: LCC75

Situated by the river Ea and Wheelhouse bridge, this property enjoys a peaceful location just a short walk from the main village square. Here you will find a clutch of excellent inns, cafes and restaurants including a Michelin star awarded restaurants. Set out on foot to follow one of the many walking routes in the area, which take in Hampsfell and Eggerslack Wood and the Lake District Mountains. Or why not rest your feet and hop on the Lake Windermere steamer, which winds its way for ten miles into the central fells, passing Bowness and Sawrey along the way.

The front door opens into a large hall, which steps down to the welcoming living areas. With plump sofas, a roaring wood burning stove (guests to provide their own logs), exposed ceiling beams and cosy rugs, the lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day outside. The kitchen is light and airy with a door leading out to the walled garden, while the conservatory is home to the dining area with riverside views. Upstairs there are two comfortable king-size bedrooms, both beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and charming ornaments. The bedrooms share a stylish contemporary bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, to the front of the property, a small terraced area overlooks the river  and meadow beyond. To the rear of the cottage is a lovely walled garden, such a private and delightful setting to enjoy  the  fantastic garden pod which has a heater in so you can enjoy the outdoors all year round,  and a mini fridge to keep your choice of beverage cool too, there is also a table and chairs for enjoying al fresco meals that you can cook on the brilliant Kadai fire bowl and grill, the fire bowl can be lowered on to another frame if desired, so ingenious A small iron bridge crosses over to the opposite side of the river where there is a small private riverside bank for enjoying peaceful picnics surrounded by nature.

 

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine with small supply of complimentary capsules, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burning stove  (guests to provide their own logs)
  • Under floor heating throughout the ground floor
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Garden pod with heater, wine cooler, garden furniture and Kadai fire bowl and grill to cook on
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • Pub within walking distance
  • There is ONE parking permit with the property that must be left at the property on departure. Other options are the village car park (300 yards from house) which is pay and display or street parking limited to 2 hours.
  • Please note that if you are over 6ft that there are low ceilings throughout the ground floor of the cottage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Charlotte Scott

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 37 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian, 22nd March 2024

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We had a wonderful weeks stay in Wheelhouse Cottage in the bea utiful village of Cartmel. The cottage ticked all the right boxes in terms comfort, location, and facilities, what took it to the next level was the fantastic view from the dining room of the River Eea and all the wildlife in and around the river.

Reviewed by Kerry, 15th March 2024

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Fantastic stay in this wonderful, warm, cosy, home from home cottage. The location is just perfect, straight out of the door for all that Cartmel has to offer.

Reviewed by Cathy, 4th March 2024

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A really lovely cottage in a wonderful location . We felt at home straight away. The cottage had all we needed with a wonderful outlook. Cartmel was a delight .

Reviewed by Tracey, 29th December 2023

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So good we booked to go again the day we returned!

Reviewed by Mark, 22nd December 2023

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Reviewed by John, 8th December 2023

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We had a lovely warm and cosy week. Wheelhouse Cottage is in a perfect spot for enjoying all that Cartmel offers and for some lovely walks on the surrounding fells and hills.. We had a very happy week. Thankyou for lending us your cottage!

Reviewed by Natalie, 27th November 2023

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My husband and I spent 4 nights at Wheelhouse Cottage with our 2 dogs. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. It's perfectly situated for a stroll into Cartmel where you will find an amazing choice of pubs, shops and walks. We will certainly visit again.

Reviewed by Susan, 10th November 2023

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Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful setting, away from the bustle of the main square but only a two minute walk away. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by Sharon, 6th October 2023

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Lovely cottage in a lovely village. We really enjoyed staying here.

Reviewed by Lucy, 18th September 2023

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We stayed in the cottage for our honeymoon with our two greyhounds and it was really special - the location was perfect, in the heart of the village with a lovely view of the river. The property is beautifully decorated, well equipped and really cosy - we particularly enjoyed using the log burner. The welcome hamper was a lovely treat, and it was gRead morereat to have access to a guest parking permit. We would love to stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Christian, 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Jane, 25th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in the heart of this very pretty village. Very well equipped and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Judy, 11th August 2023

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Fantastic cottage with everything you could possibly need or want. It had a charming feel to it and the location was perfect. We loved looking out onto the stream. Beds were very comfortable and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Had an issue with parking the day we got there but only because there was some function going on in the village. After thRead moreat parking was not an issue at all. Cartmel was gorgeous and we would definitely go back. We loved the heated garden pod. Fantastic holida. Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 7th July 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Wheelhouse Cottage. Beautiful and very homely. I loved the rocking chair on a morning with my cup of tea watching the wildlife. We had a daily visit from a squirrel. The welcome pack was very kind. Loved the outside summer house, thinking of putting one in our own garden after spending many nights in yours. The village was lRead moreovely with plenty of pubs and eateries. The food in the Pig and Whistle was excellent. Would definitely recommend this house to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Gail, 19th June 2023

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The cottage was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there . The dogs had a great time meeting everyone at the tea rooms and local pubs in the village . I bought some lovely things in the beautiful gift shop . The owned was lovely .

Reviewed by Matthew, 19th May 2023

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Another wonderful stay at Wheelhouse - this time taking in the race meet. Can't fault the cottage - fabulous location, spotlessly clean, welcoming home from home. It's a real credit to the owners who have invested well to make sure it has everything you could possibly wish for. Already booked to return.

Reviewed by Sarah, 12th May 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage has everything you could need and more. If you walk across the racecourse you will find some woods. Great for the dogs. I highly recommend Rojan & Co. Food and service fantastic. Lots of lovely pubs and on your door step. Brewery is a nice place for a pint. Parking was not a problem. We parked near thRead moree Priory until a spot in the evening became available outside the house. Cartmel is lovely place. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 1st May 2023

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Wheelhouse Cottage acts as a great base to explore Cartmel and surrounding area. It has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped and the welcome basket is most appreciated. The location right on the stream was idyllic-we loved watching the local wildlife from the rocking chair! Highly recommend all the local pubs for their friendliness and Rogan & Read moreCo for its fantastic food, staff and ambience - it was a real treat. Hide

Reviewed by Verity, 14th April 2023

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Wheel cottage is a dream. It was a home away from home. You have everything you need. Well stocked kitchen with all equipment, really comfortable beds with high quality linen, bathrobes in the wardrobe, mini toiletries in the bathroom, welcome hamper and it was spotlessly clean. We were away with our 3 year old so im very picky about cleanliness buRead moret i couldn't fault it. The house is 5 minutes walk to shops, pubs, reasturants, play park. Windermere 30 mins away. Book you won't be disappointed! Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 6th March 2023

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Wow. What an amazing cottage and location. The facilities are better than we have at home! What a lovely setting to sit and look at the stream when having meals. Or to sit and relax in front of the log burner in the lounge. Take your pick. We are already planning our next visit. AMAZING

Reviewed by Nadia, 3rd February 2023

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We had a fabulous short stay in Wheelhouse cottage. Perfect location with a lovely view of the Priory. The cottage was immaculate, comfortable and we really appreciated the welcome pack, which was unexpected given we were only staying for a few nights. Thoroughly enjoyed watching the birds, coots and ducks on the stream that runs by the cottage. ThRead moreankyou Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 27th January 2023

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This is a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Very central in the village, with a lovely outlook across the stream and field beyond. We really enjoyed watching the birds, ducks and squirrels out of the dining area window! The cottage is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. We loved the fire pit and the garden was sheltered enough toRead more allow us to use it - even in January. Hide

Reviewed by Glen, 30th December 2022

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When we arrived at the cottage we immediately thought wow. This was our first NYE away and it was perfect. The cottage had everything we needed, was lovely and clean and super cosy. We dont have the kind of money to stay somewhere like this very often, but we would go back in a heartbeat! Glen.

Reviewed by Stuart, 24th November 2022

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Reviewed by Judith, 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Tammy, 28th October 2022

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Fantastic location and beautiful cottage. Everything on your doorstep, spoilt for choice! You could do a short leisurely walk and long walks - whatever you felt on the day. Cake shops with amazing cakes, personally loved Cavendish Arms 10/10 food. Could not fault Cartmel AT ALL. Just note they have church bell practice on a Friday evening between 7Read more.30 and 8.30 - lovely but a bit noisy (Priory) Also chimes on the hour every hour. Did not bother me at all though. Would deffo go back! Hide

Reviewed by Louise, 14th October 2022

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Wheelhouse cottage was very well equipped and we had a very comfortable stay. Its location is perfect for a quite get away, with things to see and do locally and further afield. We enjoyed the river side views so much that we didnt really want to go out. Overall a great cottage in a lovely village thats very well serviced.

Reviewed by Matt, 7th October 2022

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Great location and immaculately presented. The cottage has everything you need and is both well equipped and spotlessly clean. So much to do in the village with pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and great walks with the dog from the doorstep. Rain or shine Cartmel caters for all.

Reviewed by Anne, 30th September 2022

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Beautiful setting and fabulous cottage to stay in. The equipment was first class and the cottage had a lovely feel. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.

Reviewed by Simon, 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Natalie, 9th September 2022

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We had an amazing time at Wheelhouse in Cartmel and will definitely stay again. The cottage is immaculate with everything needed and more, including a welcome pack. Our dogs loved sleeping in their beds overlooking the river and we really enjoyed the garden and summerhouse after a morning walk. There is so much choice in terms of pubs, cafes and reRead morestaurants within the village so you don't even have to leave. Country walks are in the doorstep and Windemere is just a short car journey. LOVED it! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer, 2nd September 2022

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Gorgeous, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by David, 26th August 2022

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Excellent property, very well equipped with quality appliances, very comfortable, and in one of the best locations in the village.

Reviewed by Tom, 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Philip, 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Cheryl, 10th June 2022

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Our second time staying at Wheelhouse Cottage and it was just as good as the first time. The cottage itself is very comfortable and has everything you need with clear instructions how to use everything. The location is absolutely perfect and the setting very beautiful. Although we were initially disappointed that the hot tub had been removed we reaRead morelly liked the heated seating pod that replaced it. We had a lovely time and hope to return again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew, 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage. Beautiful location in a superb village. Enjoyed every minute. The owners have invested well in the cottage and it's a delight to stay in. The local walks, racecourse on the doorstep, short drive to the Lakes, all make this a must stay property that is a credit to the owners.

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The dining area overlooking the stream
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The open plan dining and kitchen space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
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Location

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