Comfortable bed. Excellent shower. Everything you need is provided. Very clean on arrival.Bakery and general store (with cash machine) just across the road. Good wi-fi.and TVs. Pub next door for good food. Close to main Cartmel Square with lots of eateries, and, of course, the Priory. A good base for exploring a delightful area.
The cottage is on a busy road junction with a lot of traffic parking directly in front of the cottage. Although a parking permit is provided for the space in front of the cottage, going out in the car will lead to other cars parking in the space so that on return, you will need to park some distance from the cottage, You then need to look out for the vehicle to move and run to re-position your car while someone stops others parking there. After discovering this, we walked or cycled everywhere, leaving the car outside the cottage full time.
The cottage has only one door for entrance and exit, and no garden or yard. After a couple of days, we felt we needed to leave the door open to give a feeling of space, even though there was a lot of passing pedestrian and car traffic.
In summary, if you can live with the negative comments above, the cottage will serve you well as a comfortable base from which to explore the area. I recommend this cottage with these provisos.
The accommodation is slap bang in the middle of town, everything you want on your doorstep, great pub next door, walks from straight out of the village, you can pretty much put your car aside and eat, I mean walk, your way through town for a few days. We stayed here while eating at l'enclume for a special birthday, The cottage was the best choice of someone to stay, so glad we booked it. Patricia was a wonderful host, she couldn't have been more helpful, and really helped us out of a bind on one evening..
Not sure why the other reviewer felt cramped, it's a great size for a couple, cosy but with everything you need, good size bedroom and bathroom and set out as you'd expect a little cottage in the lakes to be. The underfloor heating is a blessing, the shower hot and powerful. Would totally recommend.
The cottage was clean, we had everything we needed, lovely pub next door, dog friendly , enjoyed our weekend.
Thank you Pat for such a superb & cosy cottage. The decor is so tastefully done & certainly has all the luxuries of home. We wanted to stay another night as it was so fabulous but unfortunately you were booked, but we will certainly be back again."
The cottage is easy to find in a village location. It is well equipped with everything you need for a vacation. However, it is very, very small and dark inside. The lounge/kitchen/dining is all in one room which was all spotlessly clean.
Being next to a pub, the beer garden of which, is at the rear of the property means if you open the back window your conversations can be heard by the people sitting there and vice versa.
Upstairs there is a nice bedroom with modern bathroom off this.
I would suggest that the accommodation is only suitable for 2 people.
My husband and I left a day earlier than the 4 nights we had booked for as we just felt to cramped.
We felt that at £125 per night it was greatly over priced.
However, if you are looking for a base from which to travel around then it is ideal.
We visited just after Cartmel races and noticed there is a difference in menu & drink prices at the local pubs, being more expensive for the race times.
We also noticed that there were different prices for locals and tourists at the bar.
Cartmel is in a good location for driving to visit the many beautiful places to see.
Cartmel also has plenty of places for long walks through the fields and woodland.
Patricia was very helpful and communication could not be faulted.