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Towards the charming cottage
The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
Characterful lounge with exposed beams
Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
Sit back and relax
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
Thoughtfully decorated
Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
Boasting plenty of character
A warm welcome awaits
Get competitive with a game of pool
Wonderful features throughout
Four poster bedroom with feature fireplace
Four poster bed creates a sense of grandeur
Time to snooze
A bedroom fit for a king or queen
A more contemporary bedroom
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
King-size bedroom with a pop of colour
Bathroom with roll top bath
Shower enclosure
Dressing room
Get yourself ready for a day of exploring
Attic bedroom with exposed beams
Time to relax
A relaxed bedroom with additional seating
Attic bedroom with a pitched ceiling
Den with TV to keep the kids entertained
Plenty of seating in the den
Plenty of charisma in the property
The approach to the wing of the country house
A wonderful way to start your morning
A warm welcome awaits
Savour the views from the property
1 / 35  Towards the charming cottage
2 / 35  The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
3 / 35  Characterful lounge with exposed beams
4 / 35  Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
5 / 35  Sit back and relax
6 / 35  Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
7 / 35  Thoughtfully decorated
8 / 35  Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
9 / 35  Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
10 / 35  Boasting plenty of character
11 / 35  A warm welcome awaits
12 / 35  Get competitive with a game of pool
13 / 35  Wonderful features throughout
14 / 35  Four poster bedroom with feature fireplace
15 / 35  Four poster bed creates a sense of grandeur
16 / 35  Time to snooze
17 / 35  A bedroom fit for a king or queen
18 / 35  A more contemporary bedroom
19 / 35  Enjoy a restful nights sleep
20 / 35  King-size bedroom with a pop of colour
21 / 35  Bathroom with roll top bath
22 / 35  Shower enclosure
23 / 35  Dressing room
24 / 35  Get yourself ready for a day of exploring
25 / 35  Attic bedroom with exposed beams
26 / 35  Time to relax
27 / 35  A relaxed bedroom with additional seating
28 / 35  Attic bedroom with a pitched ceiling
29 / 35  Den with TV to keep the kids entertained
30 / 35  Plenty of seating in the den
31 / 35  Plenty of charisma in the property
32 / 35  The approach to the wing of the country house
33 / 35  A wonderful way to start your morning
34 / 35  A warm welcome awaits
35 / 35  Savour the views from the property

Thorphinsty Hall Cottage

Cartmel Fell, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideally located for exploring the many local walks and villages right from the doorstep
  • Idyllic garden with a mix of natural rock, patio and herbaceous beds
  • Popular village pub within walking distance
Property code: LCC65

This charming cottage has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer guests a comfortable retreat in a peaceful setting.

Lying on the eastern flank of Cartmel Fell, this delightful wing of a former 16th-century grand country house is a rural treat. Sleeping six people and their holidaying hound, it’s ideally located for exploring the many scenic hiking trails which pass its front door. With a popular village pub within walking distance and the lakes a short drive away, this is a super choice for groups who love the great outdoors.

This three-bedroom home has been beautifully refurbished to create a stylish blend of old and new. Step into the welcoming sitting room, with exposed beams and roaring wood burner, and take the weight off your feet. In the kitchen/diner, budding cooks will be eager to cook up a storm using the traditional AGA, which sits in a large inglenook fireplace. The oak table is perfect for long family meals, before those in a competitive mood head for the cellar beyond, for a game of pool. Oak stairs lead up to a romantic king-size bedroom with four-poster bed, along with a second king-size room. A further flight of stairs takes you up to the cosy double attic bedroom, with pitched ceiling and an en-suite. A spacious den is also to be found up here, which has sloping ceilings and is perfect for younger guests. Step outside and enjoy a little al fresco dining on the patio, in the delightful garden.

Pack a picnic and stroll around the Simpson Ground Tarn (1.5 miles), a reservoir set amongst woodland. Take a cruise across Lake Windermere (6.5 miles) or get in the water to try out canoeing or paddleboarding. Foodies should head to Cartmel (8 miles) which is packed with great eateries, along with the chance to sample its famous sticky toffee pudding.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 attic double with pitched ceilings
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath and hand held shower, 1 shower in dressing room
  • Electric Aga oven, gas hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner - honesty box for logs
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • TV and DVD
  • Audio system
  • Wi-Fi included (note this can at times be intermittent due to the rural location)
  • Xbox screen in attic den
  • Telephone with honesty box
  • Garden with furniture, BBQ and chiminea – please bring charcoal
  • Due to location of the property, bats live close by to the property during the summer months and can sometimes enter the roof space of the property.
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking directly outside property
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 3rd September 2021

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This cottage is absolutely delightful, and a perfect place to stay if you are looking for a quiet, off the beaten track, well equiped and comfortable home from home, with attractive walks from doorstep. Cartmel village nearby with a wide choice of excellent pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Simon 11th June 2021

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A fantastic cottage in a remote location reached by narrow lane and steep drive but the benefit of this is total peace and quiet! Lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep in the less touristy part of the Lake District. Lots of good pubs a short drive away. Beds very comfortable and lots of extra touches which were really appreciated. This is a speRead morecial cottage for those wanting a rural relaxing retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 4th June 2021

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A lovely old building converted well. Lots of low doorways and beams for the unwary, but to be expected. The loft bedroom gets a bit hot and stuffy in warm weather. Otherwise, great!

Reviewed by Paul 28th May 2021

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Had a lovely stay at the cottage. Very spacious and would thoroughly recommend. Would not hesitate to stay there again. Very rural but at same time everything in easy reach. Kids loved the pool table and games room in the attic.

Reviewed by Alison 14th May 2021

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Stunning cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by James 7th May 2021

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Cottage was cosy and very well equipped. It was very clean and we felt very welcome. It was a shame to have to leave. We will definitely be going again

Reviewed by Tracey 30th April 2021

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Had a wonderful week at this cottage, great size for our extended family. Although in a remote location, we enjoyed driving out to some beautiful locations for walks. Cottage is well equipped with everything needed for self catering, and some lovely welcoming touches like home made cake, milk and a bottle of wine. Kathleen telephoned to welcome us Read moreand was very friendly and helpful recommending walks. Was just the break we all needed after the last 12 months. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 28th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage but in a remote location so a car or long walks are necessary. Did long for a pub close by but a 5 min drive was not too bad. Very clean and nicely equipped. We also had beautiful weather during our stay. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Claire 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2020

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Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful secluded location but only 5 minutes drive from Grange where they have a selection of shops including an excellent butcher. Wonderful walking and good pubs. Kathryn, the housekeeper, was fantastic and went out of her way to help make our holiday perfect.

Reviewed by Nicola 31st January 2020

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The cottage was beautiful and well equipped. There was a lovely cake and a bottle of fizz on arrival.The owner phoned me the night before to say if we weren't working on the Friday we could go in earlier.I haven't ever had that option before. I'd highly recommend this property I can't imagine you would be disappointed with your stay.Just book !

Reviewed by Abbie 17th January 2020

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Wow what an amazing stay we had everything was just perfect. The cottage is stunning and the restoration has been completed with total love and to the highest standards. The little things such as Kathryn, milk, coffee, tea, cake, hand washes etc made us feel at home straight away. The location although very rural is only a short drive to Bowness-onRead more-Windermere is truly beautiful and would recommend the journey. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 3rd January 2020

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This cottage was well appointed and the caretaker was very helpful. It's worth noting that whilst dogs are welcome, they are not allowed upstairs.

Reviewed by Simon 22nd November 2019

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A fabulous cottage. Everything we needed was there. Lovely housekeeper who gave us lots of local knowledge.

Reviewed by Leah 4th November 2019

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Lovely characterful cottage in a peaceful location but close enough to amenities and popular walking spots. The cottage is spacious and there are three great sized bedrooms to choose from. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property.

Reviewed by Jane 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Thomas 18th October 2019

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This is a lovely holiday home. The setting is just wonderful, feels lovely and remote with some brilliant walks provided in the drawer and inside it is really wonderful, cosy and tastefully done. The staircase and sitting room are really quite wonderfully atmospheric. Lots of appreciated character, clearly put together with skill and well maintaineRead mored. Hide

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Towards the charming cottage
The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
Characterful lounge with exposed beams
Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
Sit back and relax
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
Thoughtfully decorated
Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
Boasting plenty of character
A warm welcome awaits
Show 23 moreGet competitive with a game of pool

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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