Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
Characterful lounge
Exposed beams in the lounge
Time to put your feet up
Enjoy a family meal together
King-size bedroom
Unique bathroom
A modern bathroom
King-size bedroom
Time to relax
The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
Towards the property
Relax in the garden
A riverside entrance
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6 / 15  King-size bedroom
7 / 15  Unique bathroom
8 / 15  Bathroom
9 / 15  A modern bathroom
10 / 15  King-size bedroom
11 / 15  Time to relax
12 / 15  The perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee
13 / 15  Towards the property
14 / 15  Relax in the garden
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Wheelhouse Cottage,

Cartmel, Lake District
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully refurbished historic cottage in the village of Cartmel
  • Roaring open fire in the sitting room for cosy nights in
  • Walled garden with hot tub
  • Small terrace to the front of the property overlooking the river
  • A short walk from Cartmel’s shops, cafes and pubs
  • Wonderful woodland, lakeside and mountain walks direct from the doorstep
  • A cosy cottage which has been recognised by Visit England with a 4 star gold rating
Property code: LCC75

Built some 200 years ago, this charming cottage has been beautifully refurbished to offer home from home accommodation in the heart of the Lake District.

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 restaurant. 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 open fire, exposed ceiling beams and cosy rugs, the sitting room 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 dining space beyond has French doors opening onto the riverside patio at the other side of the house. 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 patio area overlooks the river and meadow beyond. To the rear of the cottage, there a little walled garden with table and chairs for enjoying al fresco meals. Here you will also find a luxurious hot tub, perfect for soothing those achy muscles after a long day on foot. 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.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • Open fire - coal included, logs available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Xbox 360
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • Dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking by the property and 1 free pass for the village car park
  • Pub 2 minutes walk

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Michelle, 21st September 2018

a great week in a lovely cottage ,would definitely return.

Reviewed by Olivia, 3rd August 2018

Beautiful cottage very well equipped with quality crockery, furniture and appliances.

Reviewed by Ian & Karen, December 2017

A lovely stay in an idyllic cottage. Perfect winter weather and won't want to go home now! Thanks for everything!

Reviewed by Angus, Bev, Mary & Peggy the dog, November 2017

Fab time, lovely cottage, very comfortable, great hot tub! Be back soon!

Reviewed by Wheelhouse Cottage Guest, June 2017

This is a lovely cottage with some querky features. The cottage is very comfortable.

Reviewed by Ian & Sandra, May 2017

Had a great time on our second visit here despite the weather. Lovely village and people. Special cottage, fantastic drives out and great local food. Hope to come back. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Wheelhouse Cottage Guest, January 2017

Lovely stay to celebrate my birthday. Cosy and spotlessly clean cottage. Lots of attention to detail and very thoughtful welcome pack. Thank you!

Reviewed by Georgie, Laura, Alice & Libby, January 2017

Had the most amazing stay. The cottage was perfect base to explore the Lakes, and such a cosy cottage to head back to in the evenings, the hot tub was a winner for us! We will definitely be back and have already recommended this place to friends and family thank you!

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Enjoy a soak in the sunken hot tub
Characterful lounge
Exposed beams in the lounge
Time to put your feet up
Enjoy a family meal together
King-size bedroom
Unique bathroom
A modern bathroom
King-size bedroom
Time to relax
Show 3 moreThe perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

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