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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Cartmel, the Lake District your home away from home

The delightful village of Cartmel attracts many visitors to enjoy its historic and colourful attractions. It is famous for its horse racing at the nearby racecourse and the Cartmel Agricultural Show is the highlight of the August calendar. It is also home to the wonderful “sticky toffee pudding” which can be bought in local shops. A holiday rental in Cartmel is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Lake District, with Lake Windermere and Coniston close by. Visit the coast at Grange-over-Sands or enjoy the local woods and scenery from the many walking paths.

Things to Do in Cartmel, Lake District Hill Walking and Cycling

The area around Cartmel is perfect for hill walking on the surrounding fells and local woods. The magnificent views across to Morecambe Bay are quite breathtaking on a clear day. Mountain biking is also popular in the area.

A Day at the Races

The Racecourse at Cartmel is well-known for its horse racing on the Spring and Summer Bank Holiday weekends. At other times the racecourse hosts equestrian and dog shows and the local Agricultural Show in early august.

Take the Train

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway combines a journey on a historic railway with a trip to Lake Windermere. The railway has been running for 140 years and its route goes through the picturesque Leven Valley taking approximately 18 minutes to reach the Lakeside. Combination tickets also include a trip on one of the historic lake steamers, making a great day out from your Cartmel holiday rental.

Places to Visit Near Cartmel, Lake District Cartmel Priory

Known as “the most beautiful church in the Northwest” the priory attracts around 60,000 visitors each year. Built more than 800 years ago, it has many unique features. Look for the square belfry sat diagonally across the original lantern tower, the 15th century stained glass and the Piper Choir with its early English pointed arch and groined roof.

Holker Hall and Gardens

Built in the 16th century, this magnificent stately residence was once owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Its Gothic-style architecture includes many ornamental chimneys, gables and mullioned windows making it a most impressive sight. The 25-acre gardens include colourful herbaceous borders, an arboretum, a rockery and a water cascade. The Lakeland Motor Museum is also located at Holker Hall.

Weather in Cartmel, Lake District

The Lake District has cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this beautiful area.

Travel to Cartmel, Lake District

The closest local airport to Cartmel is the Leeds/Bradford International Airport which is 54 miles from your Cartmel holiday home. Newcastle Airport is 66 miles away along the A69, and the Liverpool John Lennon Airport further south is 68 miles drive away. All these options, along with Manchester Airport, are a pleasant one hour’s drive from Cartmel, using the M6.

The Lake District is very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal), Penrith or Carlisle. You can pick up a hire car from the station making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (18 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Multiple rentals Cottage #1872559
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (17 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Multiple rentals Cottage #1872559
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      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (20 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8145078
        20
        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #1872752
          4
          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Cottage #8173599
            2
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              House #6468634
              9
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (17 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #71909
                17
                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Cottage #1968183
                    • 1 BR
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #1865311
                      • 3 BR
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1902393
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #8232658
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Cottage #1964270
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (16 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 10
                            House #8156322
                            16
                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8301177
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (20 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #8158830
                                20
                                Viewed 138 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (22 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1933633
                                  22
                                  Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (40 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Bungalow #1905885
                                    40
                                    Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (19 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #1747932
                                      19
                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (23 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #1123064
                                        23
                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (26 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8151978
                                          26
                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #6492026
                                            13
                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (28 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Barn #8173830
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                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Bungalow #8146970
                                                22
                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1933735
                                                  31
                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Cottage #8076509
                                                    17
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #1876740
                                                      22
                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8072662
                                                        22
                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (42 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          House #8079212
                                                          42
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (86 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #411435
                                                            86
                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (26 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8132297
                                                              26
                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1682369
                                                                22
                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #6974568
                                                                  9
                                                                  Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #6864690
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (38 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cabin #8132074
                                                                      38
                                                                      Viewed 98 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #8088447
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Good! 3.7/5
                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8161669
                                                                          14
                                                                          Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6104875
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #6536149
                                                                              15
                                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (26 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8078250
                                                                                26
                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (42 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1880897
                                                                                  42
                                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #8131438
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (54 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Bungalow #1110081
                                                                                      54
                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8169090
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          House #1407112
                                                                                          23
                                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (31 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #8123199
                                                                                            31
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6724173
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cabin #6085808
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1879216
                                                                                                  17
                                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1110759
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (32 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Barn #1834723
                                                                                                      32
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely and perfectly formed!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      A great holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived at the bungalow in glorious sunshine and were immediately impressed with the splendid garden which surrounded the property. Claverley's location is very central to both Windermere town and Bowness, and an excellent base for exploring the South Lakes The house was spacious with enough room and facilities for our needs, which included those of a centenarian and an almost one year old.. We had some minor difficulties with the heating and the clothes washer, but these were readily dealt with thanks to the owner's availability and helpfulness.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017