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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
Relaxing courtyard even when the sun goes down
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
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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  Relaxing courtyard even when the sun goes down
9 / 14  Enter the lock-up
10 / 14  Attention to detail
11 / 14  Or maybe a glass of vino?
12 / 14  It's the little touches
13 / 14  Outdoor table and chairs to relax after a days walking
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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

  • PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT CONTAIN A LOUNGE OR A KITCHEN
  • Quirky small cottage sleeps 2 in a 4-poster double bed
  • Beautifully finished romantic micro-let retreat
  • Patio space for morning coffee or afternoon vino
  • Located in the very heart of the sought-after village of Cartmel
  • On the edge of the Lake District National Park, with Lake Windermere a short distance away
  • Brilliant base for race goers or walkers. Super-cosy spot after a day outdoors
  • The adjacent Wharton Loft ref: 61870 can be booked with this property as 'Wharton House Mews' - to sleep 4

 

 

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.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPETY DOES NOT CONTAIN A LOUNGE OR A KITCHEN.

As a former village "Lock-Up" the property was a place of temporary detention for rogues and miscreants and was awarded listed status in 1970. In the heart of Cartmel, lying between the Lake District National Park and Morecambe Bay Coastline, the village is a "go-to" destination for foodies with Simon Rogan's two 'starred' restaurants a short stroll away. Staying in this property, you can take advantage of the array of good quality restaurants, charming shops and pubs all within easy walking distance. Cartmel is also home to an impressive Norman Priory as well as its own racecourse which holds meetings on certain bank holiday weekends and hosts a range of other events throughout the year. There are some fantastic walks to enjoy close to the village and of course, the picturesque Lake District is a short drive away.

Venture through the front door of this tiny former jail and you will find a small area with tea and coffee making facilities, a welcome hamper and a small fridge. There's also a built-in wardrobe with ample space for coats, clothing and walking boots, as well as additional blankets to wrap up warm on cooler days when enjoying the outside space. You will also find the contemporary wet room on this floor with shower and WC and under floor heating. Heading up the narrow stairs to the first floor you'll discover the sumptuous bedroom with its romantic four poster double bed and Smart TV with Sonos sound bar.

In the courtyard, you will find the patio area where you can rest and enjoy a morning coffee and the night skies in the evening. There is also a shared utility room across the courtyard with washing machine, tumble dryer and ample space to store your bikes securely. There is a parking permit available for one car.

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 less suitable for larger guests
  • Wharton House Mews can be booked with this property (to sleep 4)
  • Please note, there is no lounge or kitchen space in this property
  • 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

Anthony Cole

This property is personally managed by Anthony.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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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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Reviewed by Lee 12th July 2019

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We really enjoyed it. The cottage is not for the bigger built person, as there is not much space. It had all the mod cons including a sonos sound bar and was very well presented. Ideal for a weekend break.

Reviewed by Matt 1st May 2019

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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
Relaxing courtyard even when the sun goes down
Enter the lock-up
Attention to detail
Or maybe a glass of vino?
Show 2 moreIt's the little touches

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.

2 more properties at this location

Wharton Loft

Wharton Loft

Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1

£919 - £1290

Wharton House Mews

Wharton House Mews

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£1088 - £1768

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

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