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Cartmel Cottages

23 properties found

Cartmel Cottages

23 properties found
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No 3 Church View

Cartmel, Lake District

2111


7 nights

£632 - £1,029

Garret House Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District

2112


7 nights

£632 - £994

Ducklings Retreat

Cartmel, Lake District

211


7 nights

£517 - £796

Wharton Loft

Cartmel, Lake District

211


7 nights

£656 - £1,020

Kathryn's Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District

421


7 nights

£651 - £1,276

Ducks Haven

Cartmel, Lake District

4213


7 nights

£608 - £1,006

Rossendale House

Cartmel, Lake District

4222


7 nights

£784 - £1,404

Wharton House Mews

Cartmel, Lake District

422


7 nights

£807 - £1,374

Brookside - Lake District

Cartmel, Lake District

4211


7 nights

£719 - £1,275

Clogger Beck Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District

422


7 nights

£753 - £1,299

Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District

4212


7 nights

£769 - £1,379

Ford Barn

Cartmel, Lake District

5322


7 nights

£845 - £1,546

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Cartmel is an historic medieval village in Cumbria, just south of the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. Situated in a quiet valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Cartmel serves as the perfect starting point for your exploration of either the Lake District to the north or the coastline at the northern edge of Morecambe Bay to the south.

The history of Cartmel

Cartmel’s history is intertwined with that of religion in the area. In 677 King Egfrith of Northumbria donated the village on the site of present day Cartmel to St Cuthbert, whose followers worshipped in the area up until the construction of Cartmel Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael has been a focus for Christian worship for more than 800 years, but for a brief 16th century blip during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.

The medieval monks of the original monastery are believed to have been responsible for a modern-day Cartmel tradition - horse racing at Cartmel Racecourse dates back to 1856, but it is likely to have originated during the 15th century when monks from the Priory entertained themselves by organising races on mules.

Things to do and see in Cartmel

The most popular attraction in Cartmel is the Priory itself. Today the building is a place of inspiration, with its wonderful old stone and stained glass set in glorious grounds. It is still a working church today of course, so any visit must be planned around the Priory’s busy religious schedule.

The racecourse is open on seven occasions throughout the summer months, starting on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May and ending on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Although a small course it boasts some of the largest attendances of any course in the UK, with up to 20,000 visitors there to cheer on their chosen runner on a sunny summer afternoon.

Cartmel is home to a number of artisan shops and endeavours. Cartmel Cheeses in Unsworth Yard offers upwards of 50 varieties of cheese, varying wildly in pungency and potency, and these may well be complemented by the range of wines at the Red Pepper Cartmel shop nearby.

If wine is not your thing, perhaps a visit to the Unsworth’s Yard Brewery may be more to your liking. Their tasting room is open and tours of the brewery are available, as you see how beers such as Cartmel Peninsula copper ale and Sir Edgar Harrington’s Last Wolf are brought to the pump.

Eating and drinking in Cartmel

If you’d rather sit and enjoy a drink and perhaps a meal rather than touring the brewery, Cartmel has plenty of eating and drinking options to choose from. The Pig & Whistle is a small and cosy pub offering uncomplicated Cumbrian fare, the Royal Oak has a huge beer garden to enjoy the summer sunshine, while the 18th century coaching inn the Kings Arms offers a typically English experience with its snugs made of wood and materials from the local area, and large selection of local real ales.

Cartmel has most recently found itself in the spotlight thanks to L'Enclume, the double Michelin-starred riverside restaurant of chef Simon Rogan, which was voted best restaurant in the UK in the 2014 Good Food Guide.

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Holidays in Cartmel

Cartmel is home to Simon Rogan's Michelin-starred restaurant L'Enclume, and Cartmel Racetrack which hosts two or three meetings a year. Holiday in one of our Cartmel cottages if you're interested in trying the culinary experiences on offer or venturing into the picturesque scenery of the nearby Lake District. View our guide to Cartmel holidays or search for Cartmel cottages above.

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