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The property with its courtyard tucked away to relax in
Welcome - come on in
Wet room
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
Snuggle up and enjoy a film
Nice touches
Enter the lock-up
Attention to detail
Or maybe a glass of vino?
It's the little touches
Outdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking
Enjoy the warmth of the patio heater on those lazy evenings
1 / 14  The property with its courtyard tucked away to relax in
2 / 14  Welcome - come on in
3 / 14  Wet room
4 / 14  Enjoy a refreshing shower
5 / 14  Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
6 / 14  Snuggle up and enjoy a film
7 / 14  Nice touches
8 / 14  Enter the lock-up
9 / 14  Attention to detail
10 / 14  Or maybe a glass of vino?
11 / 14  It's the little touches
12 / 14  Outdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking
13 / 14  Enjoy the warmth of the patio heater on those lazy evenings
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Cartmel Jail

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

 

  • Four poster bed and wet-room only
  • Beautifully finished romantic micro-let retreat intended for short stays
  • Located in the very heart of the sought-after village of Cartmel

 

 

Property code: 61953

This stylish and historic listed property is located in the beautiful village of Cartmel which offers a choice of highly-acclaimed restaurants, food shops and pubs, a short drive from Lake Windermere.

Arrange a romantic break with a difference when you decide to stay at this former gaol at Cartmel, close to the southern fringes of the Lake District. Set right at the heart of the desirable village, some 5 miles from Lake Windermere, this bijou, one-bedroom retreat has been carefully converted to offer comfort and style. Head out to explore the scenic Lake District or to reach the coast at Grange-over-Sands, 2.5 miles away. Enjoy wandering the pretty streets of Cartmel and dining out at renowned restaurants within the village.

Open the door of this former lock-up, where wrong-doers were once temporarily housed, to discover a space, with a fridge, where you can make tea and coffee, and a cupboard for your shoes, jackets and walking gear. A modern wet room, with under-floor heating, is also on the ground floor. Make your way up the narrow stairs within this historic building to the inviting bedroom, with its four poster, double bed. Watch the Smart TV, which comes with a sound bar, there at the end of each exciting day. Sit outside in the courtyard with a glass of wine on balmy evenings. Find you have access to a shared utility room, with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also space here for bicycles. This individual holiday home comes with a parking permit for one car.

Wander round Cartmel and pause to see the 12th-century priory and its gatehouse, which is now a heritage centre. Drive 6 miles to Newby Bridge in the Lake District to catch a steam train along the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. Take in the magnificent scenery on your journey or catch a boat the length of Lake Windermere to Waterhead. Take a ferry from Lakeside Pier over to the National Trust’s garden at Fell Foot.

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

  • This is a very compact property and is not suitable for longer stays
  • Wharton House Mews can be booked with this property (to sleep 4)
  • Please note, there is no lounge or kitchen space in this property
  • Outdoor sitting space with wall heater
  • 1 bedroom - double
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and mini fridge
  • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer is across the shared courtyard
  • under-floor and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Parking permit available
  • Regret no pets
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Welcome hamper
  • Shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs within walking distance
  • Smart TV / Sonos sound bar in bedroom

Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Greg 10th September 2021

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The Jail is a great place to stay for a few days (we did four nights) and Cartmel is a surprisingly interesting destination with some amazing eating places and watering holes - even its own micro brewery. The Jail is small, so go with a close friend who you get on well with!! It's cozy, romantic, quirky and fun. We loved sittting out in the little Read morecourtyard with the heater. If it rains there are a few pubs in easy walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 13th August 2021

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This is an absolutely lovely getaway. The jail itself is quaint and finished to a high standard. Along with the courtyard for some alfresco dining or a nice drink. As well as the opportunity to stay in a little piece of history which is unique in itself. It's perfect for a couples retreat to unwind and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Cartmel isRead more a lovely little village with plenty of pubs and restaurants for your choosing. The owners are lovely with great communication. Highly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 26th July 2021

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I knew the space was small and it was..probably 4 nights was a bit too long considering it rained and we couldn't make use of the outdoor seating.....a parasol would have been a handy addition. Ideal location.

Reviewed by Michael 23rd July 2021

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Lovely quirky property. As described this was only suitable for short stays but in a great location and the welcome gifts were a nice touch.

Reviewed by Amelia Rose 9th July 2021

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Brilliant location, the accommodation is snug and quirky would definitely recommend if your just wanting a couple of nights away, its perfect! Thank you so much for the welcome package it was a lovely touch

Reviewed by Russell 25th June 2021

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The jail is a lovely little property, It is like having a nice hotel room without the hassle of a hotel, The location is fantastic seconds away from everything, the race course is across the road, great on race days. If your lucky like us, there is a parking space just outside. If not there are plenty of spaces around. The jail has a nice outside aRead morerea, so even though there is no where to sit inside except the bed, you can sit out there and have a drink or eat. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 7th May 2021

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I took my partner here for her birthday and we had a great time. The old jail house is exactly what you need for a small stay, its unique, interesting and in a beautiful location. The pubs and locals were amazing. All in all we had a great weekend and would definitely recommend this place.

Reviewed by Victoria 1st May 2021

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Great place to stay for a couple of nights, it's very quirky, and it's finished to a high spec. It's also in a great location. I would recommend for a short break, but it's worth knowing that it is really, really tiny - it's pretty tricky to walk around the bed, and there's very little space for your bags etc., so definitely best for those weekend Read moretrips when you don't have much luggage, and you'll be out and about all day, and just need a bed to collapse on at the end of it! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Joseph 30th October 2020

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The Jail is ideally situated for exploring all that Cartmel has to offer, but even for a small couple like ourselves, the property is very cramped at times! Certainly a unique stay, but not the most relaxing.

Reviewed by Vincent 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Kathryn 4th September 2020

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The property with its courtyard tucked away to relax in
Welcome - come on in
Wet room
Enjoy a refreshing shower
Star gazing from the sumptuous four poster bed,
Snuggle up and enjoy a film
Nice touches
Enter the lock-up
Attention to detail
Or maybe a glass of vino?
It's the little touches
Show 2 moreOutdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking

Location

Map
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.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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