Crumble Cottage

Cartmel, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 534405
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£86 - £210
per night
£600 - £720
per week

A cosy bolt hole near medieval Cartmel with woods, meadows and wildlife – great for walkers in this quiet part of the South Lakes


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Babies welcome

£86 - £210 per night

£600 - £720 per week

The Experience

Find oak beams and shutters, small-paned windows and thick old walls in this pretty cottage surrounded by glorious gardens and stunning countryside. Horticulturist Sarah gardens with wildlife in mind and has her own beehives and a walled vegetable garden – any summer/autumn excess is offered to you and you are free to wander at will in the evenings.

It’s a generous place, with wine in the fridge, the fire ready to light and a full basket of logs. Stroll to Cartmel for Michelin-starred food from Simon Rogan, Unsworth Yard for a bakery, a super cheese shop, tapas bar, brewery and wine merchant, or enjoy a pint in one of the riverside pubs.

Visit famous gardens, take a lake cruise or head to the coast – then return to a stylish kitchen, a sociable place to cook and eat together while admiring the garden views through the stable door from the bistro table. Sink into the large comfortable sofa in front of the wood-burner to chat about today’s – and plan tomorrow’s – adventures.

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We think you'll love

  • The peace and quiet, surrounding wildlife and stunning walks
  • Wild swimming, water sports and riverside pubs nearby
  • Watching star-filled dark skies, coming in to warm yourselves by the fire
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You should know

  • The stairs are quite steep and narrow
  • No dogs
  • There’s another cottage on site and the owners’ house


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £86
Weekly price
from £600
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 2
From £861 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
10am, please get in touch for late check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Just returned from a 6 night New year break, WOW WOW WOW, what a stunning cottage, my wife and I stayed in Upper Crumble cottage, it was spotlessly clean, had everything needed for a proper relax, had amazing views, oh and a fabulous hot tub again with great views. You are a 20 minute walk into Cartmel which is a lovely little village. Our hosts Stewart and Sarah were just the best, so friendly and helpful, a little visit on New year's eve was a wonderful touch. We will definitely return again this year without doubt. This was the most relaxing UK break we have ever had.

Ian, Shrewsbury

Our stay at Crumble Cottage was delightful! The accommodation was attractive, clean and comfortable, and had everything we needed. The cottage is a wonderful conversion from its previous role. Sarah and Stuart were excellent hosts, really welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area. They were brilliant to talk to and their garden is an absolute joy - do take the opportunity to walk round it. Thank you for making our stay such an enjoyable one!

Mike and Sue, Norwich

We thoroughly enjoyed our break at Crumble Cottage. The cottage is very cosy and had everything we needed for our 4-night stay. We appreciated the period features of the building and the very tranquil surroundings of this quiet spot in southern Cumbria. There are lots of quiet paths and lanes to explore in the vicinity, and Cartmel itself is just a 20 minute walk. Little light pollution here, so wonderfully starry skies at night. Sarah and Stewart are thoughtful, welcoming and generous hosts and we really enjoyed seeing all they have achieved in their home and lovely garden. We hope to return.

Duncan, Harrogate

A perfect three night break - great cottage; great location and great hosts. Crumble Cottage is exactly what it says in the information. A perfect place for a wet November weekend! Thank you, Sarah and Stewart, for your hospitality

Sarah, Fordingbridge

A beautifully renovated cottage with gorgeous gardens and peaceful setting. Comfortable and cosy and lovely,welcoming hosts,we loved it.

Jo, Ramsgate

Just back from a lovely weeks holiday in Crumble cottage ! The cottage has been lovingly restored and is very cosy & comfortable . It was a great base from which to explore this quieter and relatively unspoiled area of Cumbria. Sarah and Stewart are perfect hosts - friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Thank you !

Julie & Reg, Bolsover

Fabulous cottage in a fantastic location. Wonderful walking and eating nearby, friendly, helpful hosts. Highly recommended.

Sue, London

We had such a lovely break at Crumble cottage. It is perfectly appointed and Stewart and Sarah are so welcoming. The garden is inspirational and a great location.

Clare, Tunbridge Wells

Had a wonderful 3 nights at Crumble Cottage. The owners live next door and are so friendly and informative about the area. You are just a mile from the beautiful village of Cartmel. You can walk through the back lanes to the gourmet pubs and restaurants. Also Cartmel has its own brewery. We did several walks straight from the cottage including one to Grange over Sands. At night we had two great meals at the Cavendish Arms in Cartmel. Will definitely return.

Mark, Walsall

What a wonderful place!!! Lovely and romantic, cottage finished to a beautiful standard, lovely walks, legendary gastro village nearby but staying in for the one day was a treat itself. I booked this as a surprise long weekend away for my wife's special birthday and it was spot on. Certainly earned me countless brownie points. Already talking about a return trip.

Rupert, North Wales

We had such a wonderful stay at Crumble Cottage for our First Wedding Anniversary, the cottage has been lovingly refurbished whilst still maintaining a rustic charm. It's cosy and spotlessly clean and the facilities/appliances are of a really high standard. The kitchen has everything you'd need for cooking in as well as it being walking distance to Cartmel with lovely pubs and restaurants. It's a great location for exploring the Lake District and Sarah and Stewart are wonderful hosts with lots of knowledge of things to do both from the doorstep and further afield. We will definitely be back!

Erica, Manchester

We came to Crumble Cottage and Upper Crumble for our honeymoon. Both Cottages are absolutely stunning. Stuart and Sarah are incredible hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. They even posted a jumper that we’d left back to us. The hot tub is in a magical location. Everything about both cottages is so romantic. They’re absolutely spotless, well equipped, super comfortable and brilliantly located for access to Cartmel which is a gorgeous little village with fantastic places to eat. If you’re thinking about staying: Go for it. You won’t regret it.

Suzy, London

A lovely cottage in idyllic surroundings. What was a very special weekend for us was made truly memorable by a warm welcome and a wonderfully comfortable, beautifully furnished little place. We'll be back!

Nick, High Peak

We had a great stay at Crumble Cottage. Cosy and warm in a lovely peaceful location within a mile of the village. So meant we could walk to one of the very good restaurants or pubs for an evening meal when we didn't feel like cooking. We couldn't have wished for better hosts, with lovely touches like the home made cake on arrival and bottle of wine in the fridge. We really enjoyed the walk around the garden and definitely look forward to a return visit.

Liz, Grimsby

We really loved this place. The cottage is beautifully furnished and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The location is idyllic and close to local villages, amenities and the lakes. We'd visit here again.

Simon&Carl, London

We have just returned from an amazing 3 night stay in the Upper Crumble and we had such a brilliant time! Stewart and Sarah are 2 of the nicest, most welcoming people you will ever come across and will help in any way to ensure your stay is perfect! The place itself is of a really high standard - tastefully decorated, with lots of nice little additions and touches. The hot tub area is perfect for relaxing and under the stars at night, with all the lights off is an experience in itself! Perfect for a few days to get away and relax and will have no hesitation in recommending Crumble Cottages! 5*

Kenny, Glasgow

We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet and relaxing stay. Cartmel has plenty of good pubs/resturants and we particularly enjoyed pizza and beer/wine at the Unsworths on the Saturday night. Sarh and Stewart were on hand and were very helpful and amenable.

Peter, Leeds

We had such a wonderful holiday staying at Crumble Cottage. Sarah and Stewart were so welcoming and helpful and they have created such a beautiful place to stay. The cottage is really comfortable, with everything you could need. The gardens are stunning. It’s a short walk from Cartmel which is such a gorgeous village, and a short drive from Lake Windermere and Coniston, where we went on some amazing walks and found lots of great places to eat. We will definitely be back!

Juliette, London

This is a well designed and cosy cottage with all home comforts considered and catered for. Thoughtful touches, such as flowers and little treats, from the (very discreet) owners add to the charm. Cottage is nicely buffered from the owners house and adjacent cottage by good layout and design of outside space. The property feels secluded but is within walking distance of Cartmel and there are a number of walks straight from the door. Have stayed twice and really felt relaxed and a little sad to leave each time.

Jo, York

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.


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The neighbourhood

Crumble Cottage is set in rolling countryside just a mile from Cartmel, not just famous for Sticky Toffee Pudding but full of small independently run artisan shops, Michelin-starred food and even its own brewery and wine merchant. Haverthwaite Steam Railway is ten minutes away and it’s only 15 minutes to Lake Windermere. Grizedale Forest is great for mountain biking. Scafel Pike, The Old Man of Coniston and the Langdales are all in easy reach and the coast at Grange over Sands is just three miles.

Local points of interest from Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe

  • Leave your car in the car park and walk straight from the cottage, almost immediately you will have views of Morecambe Bay. Join the Coastal Path at Bigland Tarn or walk the sea shore from Grange to Humphrey Head. Guides and maps are in the cottage.
  • Coniston Water is perfect for wild swimming - 20 mins away, the east shore has quiet bays and shallow water. Mountain biking at Grizedale, water sports on Lake Windermere, climbing Via Ferrata at Honiston Slate Mine and in the village Cartmel Segway.
  • Four miles over the hill just past the Lakeland Motor Museum is the Haverthwaite Steam Train - transfer to a hop-on-hop-off ferry around Lake Windermere. You can opt to walk between stops. An easy way to visit Bowness or the new Jetty Boat Museum.
  • Crumble Gardens open for the NGS but guests can visit privately each evening. Close by is Levens Hall with it’s ancient topiary, Holehird, Sizergh Castle and Holker Hall are also great gardens and along the way lots of specialist plant nurseries.
  • Cartmel’s riverside pubs are warm, welcoming with craft ales, log fires and good food or, eat at one of Simon Rogan’s Michelin restaurants for a special treat. Several places serve hearty breakfasts, delicious coffee and of course sticky toffee pudding!
  • Our famous cheese shop is a firm favourite with guests - set in Unsworth Yard a place also to eat al fresco with tapas, fresh pizza, fine wine and it’s own microbrewery. Visit the delicatessen and bakery to bring a selection home for a special supper.


Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe

Sarah and Stewart are warm, professional, passionate about design and about making sure you feel completely at home. Sarah is a garden designer/horticulturalist and if not tending the walled garden, growing flowers or improving wildlife habitat, she restores rocking horses and antiques. Stewart can often be found in his workshop working on vintage cars or sharing fly-casting skills with guests.