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Crumble Cottage & Upper Crumble - Self-catering in Cumbria

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Beckside, Cartmel, LA11 7SP, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)15395 34405(landline)

Two romantic retreats with a superb garden in a rural spot near Cartmel surrounded by bluebell woods, hay meadows and wildlife

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One mile from the ancient market town of Cartmel – home to the racecourse and a few Michelin stars – and on a quiet no-through lane used mostly by walkers and horses, sits a lovely 500-year-old Cumbrian longhouse and two cottages attached, which Sarah (a horticulturist) and Stewart have carefully renovated. Then they started on the garden, now ready for them to show you round: an ancient walled vegetable garden with bee boles, orchards (for crumbles, of course), topiary and herbaceous borders, a new water garden and wildflower meadow. Wildlife is abundant and, with farmland in front, the only disturbance are the cows. Both Crumble Cottage and Upper Crumble are fresh, airy, open-plan spaces painted in soft colours, with small-pane windows, wood shutters, thick walls and old beams. You get a basket of logs for the wood-burner, cosy rugs, comfy sofas and a galley kitchen with all you need (but there's a Michelin-starred restaurant 5-minutes away). Up tiny carpeted stairs are bedrooms with big comfy beds and linen as light as air. If you stay at Upper Crumble you can book the Hot Tub Courtyard.


Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles


Local points of interest from Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe:

Local points of interest from
Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe:

  • Cartmel: Surrounded by fantastic food and drink in all directions: L’enclume, Rogan’s, Sticky Toffee Puddings, Unsworth’s Yard with its collection of specialist food and drink shops, 3 great pubs and award winning coffee shops.
  • Things to do:If you want an active break then why not try horse riding, paragliding, fell walking, trout fishing, shooting, sailing and cycling – you name it – we can help you enjoy it.
  • • Activities from your door: Walks, cycle routes and horse riding all start on our lane we link to the Cumbria Coastal Way. Lots of local maps and guides in the cottage.
  • • Bikes: Wash down facilities, secure storage or borrow ours.• Fishing: We have two guest permits for you.• Your own outside space: Morning sun by the cottage and dining area to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun.
  • • The hosts: Sarah is a horticulturalist and garden designer, Stewart works with dementia technology and re-builds vintage cars and bikes. Both love their gardens and are committed to improving the wildlife at Crumble Cottage.
  • • Garden tours: Sarah is happy to show the private areas of our gardens but most areas are there for you to enjoy.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Stayed at Upper Crumble cottage and have to say that we could not fault the accommodation, location or weather. While the last of these can not be guaranteed for all visitors, the first two certainly are. I would not hesitate to recommend this place for a relaxing, luxury get away holiday. I suppose the best advert is return visits and we most certainly will be back. "

Rob - Inverness, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Excellent.Great location and very accommodating owners... "

Pete - Manchester , United Kingdom

November 2016
"A beautiful cottage in a great location (down the road from the lovely Cartmel). We would love to have seen the garden in full bloom in the summer, but it was a very cosy holiday home in the winter. The perfect place for our first visit to the Lake District. "

Holly - London , United Kingdom

November 2016
"Perfection in miniature. This tiny cottage has everything you could want for a getaway romantic break. Great location, great facilities and welcoming and friendly hosts. We'll be back!"

Phil - Glasgow, United Kingdom

October 2016
"We can highly recommend Crumble Cottage. We arrived to a basket of vegetables and fruit a jug of herbs and vases of sweet peas all from the garden, lovingly cared for by Sarah and Stewart. The cottage was beautifully prepared for us and Sarah and Stewart were on hand every day always unobtrusive so we felt we were on our own. We did enjoy their company and conversation. Cartmel and the surrounding area was beautiful and some super places to eat particularly in Cartmel from budget to Michelin Star. "

Helen - Richmond, United Kingdom

August 2016
"What a fabulous cottage in the most stunning location. Everything to make your stay relaxing and comfortable has been provided by Sarah and Stewart. Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Cartmel village is close by with lots of gourmet delights and its own racecourse. Will definitely return."

Angela - Wilmslow, United Kingdom

August 2016
"We had a magical stay, The cottage was really beautiful, we were given a lovely warm welcome and made to feel very at home. The attention to detail was excellent the complimentary bottle of wine being a particularly nice touch. I enjoyed the walk into Cartmel which is charming and strongly recommend the double decker bus ride to Grange via the villages, it is a must !! We look forward to coming back to stay again so a big thank you to Sarah and Stuart"

Hugh - Guildford, United Kingdom

August 2016
"Our short break in Cartmel was fantastic & it was wonderful having such a beautiful, homely & luxurious place to base ourselves. Sarah & Stewart were so friendly & the little touches of a birthday message, wine, cake & fresh vegetables on arrival were really touching. Crumble Cottage is beautifully laid out & comfortable. The setting is stunning & quiet but within walking distance of all that Cartmel has to offer. We would highly recommend It to anyone looking for a lovely hideaway to relax in. We will definitely be returning!"

Nancy - York, United Kingdom

July 2016
"Crumble Cottage is a gorgeous place to stay just south of the Lake District. We enjoyed 4 days relaxing here on our mini-moon and we had such a great time. Ideally located within walking distance of the 2 Michelin star restaurant l'enclume in Cartmel village and just a 30 minute car ride away from the very best walks and scenic routes that the Lake District has to offer. Crumble cottage with its wood burner is a delight to come home to after a day walking the lakes and the hills of the Lake District and the bed is so super cosy that you will almost definitely have a great night's sleep!! "

Kate - London, United Kingdom

April 2016
"A very nice cottage, tastefully decorated, nice and warm, helpful and friendly hosts. We will return"

John - Beverley, United Kingdom

April 2016
"A wonderful short break in a idyllic place ,lovely cottage ,very comfortable and Sarah and Stewart were so welcoming and helpful .hope we get the chance to come back "

Josephine

August 2015
"My husband and I spent a week at Crumble Cottage for our summer holiday & both agreed it was the perfect place to relax & unwind. The cottage had everything we needed in the most beautiful surroundings; we were spoiled for choice when it came to things to do, places to see and delicious things to eat! Within really easy reach there are gorgeous country pubs & stunning walks. The cottage itself is designed to make you unwind & if you're lucky enough to hear Sarah & Stewart (the most interesting & friendly hosts you could hope to meet) talk about the story of the cottage, you're in for a treat!"

Laura

August 2015
"A gorgeous, cosy and comfy cottage – beautifully decorated and cleverly renovated with all mod cons and lovely touches to make you feel welcome and at home! Sarah and Stewart are fantastic hosts. Cartmel village is a pleasant and scenic one mile walk away, and has everything you need for a relaxing weekend. I can’t recommend a stay at Crumble Cottage highly enough!"
July 2015
"We had a lovely holiday in this cottage. The renovation of a milking parlour is superb. Sarah and Stewart go that extra mile to ensure that you have everything you need plus the little luxuries."
June 2015

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Cottages for 2
Price:(i) £595 to£610 per week

£375 for 3 nights at weekends, £360 for 4 nights midweek.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Short breaks available.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

Beckside, Cartmel, LA11 7SP, Cumbria


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering Crumble Cottage (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 shower room.
Price: (i) £ 595 to £ 610 per week
Self-catering Upper Crumble (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 shower room
Price: (i) £ 595 to £ 610 per week
Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)15395 34405(landline)