Cartmel is one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. At the centre of the village is the 12th century Cartmel Priory and surrounding it are traditional lime washed stone built houses, shops and pubs. The village has more recently become known as the “home of Sticky Toffee Pudding” and is also an important destination for people who enjoy Michelin-starred restaurants as both Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume and Rogans restaurants are situated in the village. There are also four very good pubs, a micro brewery, Cartmel Cheeses and an artisan bakery.
Cartmel Racecourse is a small but very popular course which holds four National Hunt Race meetings a year, with one usually including a music event, and is within walking distance of all our properties.
Cark in Cartmel is a small village just two miles from Cartmel and is next to the Holker Estate which is the home of the Cavendish family, who open the house, gardens and deer park to the public and host food, art and Christmas markets throughout the year. Cark has its own railway station, a lovely artisan bakery, general store, garden centre and a couple of pubs.
Both villages are close to Grange-over-Sands, Newby Bridge and Lake Windermere and are the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas of the Lake District National Park with its beautiful lakes, walks, sailing, outdoor activities and interesting places to visit.