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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! 4.8/5
      (18 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Multiple rentals Cottage #1872559
      18
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (21 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8145078
        21
        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #1872752
          4
          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Cottage #8173599
            2
            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (19 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #71909
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                Exceptional! 5/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                House #6468634
                9
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Cottage #1968183
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                    • 1 BR
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #1865311
                    1
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1056321
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                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • Separate Toilets
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1902393
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8232658
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8301177
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #1964270
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (17 reviews)
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #8156322
                                17
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (21 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8158830
                                  21
                                  Viewed 214 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (42 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Bungalow #1905885
                                    42
                                    Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #1747932
                                      20
                                      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (26 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Cottage #1123064
                                        26
                                        Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (24 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1933633
                                          24
                                          Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (29 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #8151978
                                            29
                                            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (15 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6492026
                                              15
                                              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #1876740
                                                25
                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (28 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Barn #8173830
                                                  28
                                                  Viewed 51 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (33 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1933735
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                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (46 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #8079212
                                                        46
                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (28 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8132297
                                                          28
                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #8076509
                                                            18
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (87 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #411435
                                                              87
                                                              Viewed 59 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 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (23 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #8072662
                                                                  23
                                                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6974568
                                                                    13
                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (29 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #8078250
                                                                      29
                                                                      Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #8088447
                                                                        16
                                                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #6864690
                                                                          8
                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #6104875
                                                                            13
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (27 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #1682369
                                                                              27
                                                                              Viewed 38 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #1407112
                                                                                  25
                                                                                  Viewed 116 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (41 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cabin #8132074
                                                                                    41
                                                                                    Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #8169090
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8131438
                                                                                        10
                                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (56 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Bungalow #1110081
                                                                                          56
                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #1871663
                                                                                            25
                                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (44 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1880897
                                                                                              44
                                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1879216
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8103178
                                                                                                  21
                                                                                                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Barn #1880940
                                                                                                    21
                                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6724173
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Had A Great Time

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Me and my fiancé stayed here for 4 nights. We had the most wonderful time, the cottage was lovely and very relaxing. Everything we could have wanted and more. There are plenty of things to do around the area. Can't wait to come back in December.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect Holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just returned from a week in The Granary and already we wish to book again for next year! Very Spacious, Clean and Comfortable Cottage within a very short distance to Hawkshead and Ambleside. We were truly blessed with the weather and couldn't of wished for anything more from a holiday in The Lakes. Food in the nearby Outgate Inn is fab and also check out the Kings Arms in Hawkshead. For those who like a hearty breakfast before hitting the hills I would recommend purchasing some first class bacon and free range eggs from the local dairy farmer who visits the property each day. Just leave a note on the doorstep and they will leave the goodies in a box and settle the bill with you at the end of the week. The cheese is delicious too and all reasonably priced. There are walks on your doorstep and just a short car journey will open up further adventures. Couldnt recommend enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017