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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

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+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.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Hot tub
Available to all guests, but may require booking.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

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.
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Guest feedback
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"Upper crumble cottage is a truly stunning property in a peaceful location. Sarah and Stewart were the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble. A lot of love and attention has been put into the design of the cottage rennovation. Cartmel itself is gorgeous. There are lots of lovely places to eat / coffee shops / gift shops. This was my first trip to the Lake District and I thoroughly recommend staying at the cottages. We will definitely be returning. Thank you so much Sarah and Stewart! x"

Rachel - Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

August 2017
"A gem of a place! So beautifully renovated with so many finishing touches. Perfect location - the tranquility being out of the village, yet walking distance to Cartmel. The hot tub was amazing & particularly therapeutic after climbing a mountain! Will definitely return!"

Susan - Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

August 2017
"We recently stayed in crumble cottage. What a beautiful place set in a charming part of the world. Ideally suited for exploring the Cartmel Peninsula and a sort walk from the village itself. Crumble cottage is superbly decorated with high end fixtures and fittings. The bathroom is one of the nicest we have stayed in. The kitchen is excellently equipped. Sarah and Stewart are extremely friendly and helpful. We would go there again tomorrow!"

Dan - Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom

August 2017
"We stayed at Upper Crumble as part of our honeymoon and couldn't have chosen a more perfect place. The cottage itself is beautiful and so well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. The garden is gorgeous and we enjoyed eating our breakfast in the sunshine (especially the morning we looked up to see a pheasant walking past! The hot tub was a fab luxury. We look forward to coming back! "

Kay - Leicester, United Kingdom

August 2017
"Beautiful cottage with everything one could possibly want - well equipped kitchen, delightful bathroom, log burner and a huge bed with pillows like clouds. Sarah and Stewart are excellent and helpful hosts. Cartmel village a stroll away and the majestic lakes an easy drive. There are loads of nearby attractions, the village has great pubs and if it rains, hole up and enjoy a round of Scrabble, provided in the box of goodies. We'd thoroughly recommend this cottage."

Jo - St Ives, Cambridgeshire , United Kingdom

August 2017
"Beautiful place. Upper crumble so spacious yet cosy and beautiful decor. Very private and beautiful surroundings. Owners Stewart and Sarah so lovely and couldn't have been any nicer. Hot tub fabulous. Highly recommended I will be staying again. Thank you so much!"

Camila - Denbigh, United Kingdom

August 2017
"A gorgeous cottage in a stunning location with amazing hosts. Thank you Sarah and Stewart for making our long weekend perfect. We cannot wait to visit again. "

Kate - St Helens, United Kingdom

August 2017
"Cosy, comfortable and quirky .. with little thoughtful special touches which make you smile … you need to go to find out!! Smart shower room, and well equipped kitchen .. and super living space with a dining table by the huge window giving lots of natural light!! The gallery bedroom was lovely. We really liked the flowers and herbs right outside of our door …pretty and tasty too!! Stewart and Sarah are working incredibly hard making a special place for visitors, as well as a haven for wildlife; the gardens, ponds and cottages are a credit to them!! We didn't want to leave. Brian & Glenys "

Brian - Billingham, United Kingdom

July 2017
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Upper Crumble cottage. The cottage has been restored to a very high standard and is a cosy, comfortable place to relax in after a day exploring. Cartmel is only a short walk away and has a good selection of places to eat while the lakes are only a drive away. I would highly recommend staying at Crumble cottages as I'm sure you will not be disappointed. "

Bryony - Fife, United Kingdom

July 2017
"What's not to like? Upper Crumble is beautiful, comfortable, stylish. Should you choose to eat in, you can, with ease. Should you wish to eat out, there is plenty to choose from in Cartmel, which is within walking distance. You will sleep well and relax. The cottages are nestled in lovingly created grounds, tended to by Sarah and Stuart, who themselves go all out to ensure you have a great holiday in their home. if you can tear yourself aways from the immediate surroundings of the cottages, then the lakes are without a doubt a stunning landscape of natural beauty and great places to visit."

Kate - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

June 2017
"A brilliantly well thought out layout that perfectly blends the original features with all modern amenities, the photos don’t do it justice. We immediately felt relaxed and at home and couldn’t have wished for a better location as wonderfully peaceful but only five minutes from the centre of Cartmel. We booked the optional hot tub which was fantastic after a hard day hiking and really did add to the luxury feel. Sarah and Stewart are also the perfect hosts as lovely to chat to and get some recommendations but left you with plenty of privacy to enjoy what is an idyllic romantic break."

Shayne - NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Crumble Cottage was heaven. Perfect location to visit the West Coast and Southern Lakes and on our 4 night stay we certainly made full use of the ambience and location of the cottage. It was brilliant to be wakened in the morning by the Morning Bird Chorus. The cottage has been built to the highest standards and has everything you would want even a log burner. Nearby Cartmel has some wonderful restaurants serving great food and cask beers, don't miss a visit to the micro brewery and cheese shop. Cannot wait to revisit in near future."

Ian - Hazel Grove. Stockport, United Kingdom

June 2017
"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 "


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!"


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

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

Special Offer: NOVEMBER AVAILABILITY IN CRUMBLE COTTAGE - Flexible arrival days. Choose either Champagne Breakfast or Champagne Supper for breaks in November and December 2017. Email

Booking info:

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




Beckside, Cartmel, LA11 7SP, Cumbria

Self-catering Crumble Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double; 1 shower room.
Price: (i) £ 595 to £ 150 per week
Self-catering Upper Crumble (self-catering)
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)