Upper Crumble

Cartmel, Cumbria
+44 (0)1539 534405
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A rural idyll with a hot tub near lovely Cartmel, surrounded by woods, meadows and wildlife - great for walkers, near to the Lakes


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

The Experience

Couples will love it here, hidden away down a quiet lane and with a stunning garden. Sarah and Stewart, who live in the adjoining longhouse have created a bright and pretty space with big windows to let sunshine and rolling countryside flood in.Stroll to fabulous Cartmel for a treat of a meal at Michelin starred L’Enclume, pick up all you need from a plethora of independent shops and a micro-brewery or simply enjoy a pint at a riverside pub. There are gentle walks and some more challenging ones straight from the door.This is a generous place – there are bikes to borrow for free, back packs for picnics, blankets for outdoors, a good supply of logs for the wood-burner and wine to open in front of it. An even nicer surprise is the candle-lit courtyard with a hot tub – the perfect stargazing spot.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking into Cartmel for shopping or eating out
  • Being so near to the Lakes
  • Sarah and Stewart - genuinely enthusiastic and generous hosts
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You should know

  • There is another holiday cottage on site
  • The shower is down stairs and the stairs are steep and narrow
  • No pets


  • 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

& pricing

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
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £980
Damage deposit
£480 for 3 nights at weekends, £490 for 4 nights midweek.
1 Cottage for 2
From £1401 bed1 bedroom


Just returned from a very wet stay in upper crumble. Despite the weather, we were warm cosy and comfy. The hot tub was so nice and we managed to gaze at stars. The cottage is really well equipped and spotless. Hoping to return in better weather when we can explore the gardens more too. Just a lovely relaxing break.

Sally, Lothian

A delightful cottage in a idyllic setting. Our stay at Upper Crumble was perfect from start to finish. Our hosts, Sarah and Stewart went the extra mile to make our visit extra special and were very helpful in sharing their knowledge of Cartmel and the surrounding areas. The cottage was clean and tidy and had a lovely cosy feel to it. During our stay, we enjoyed most of our evenings stargazing in the hot tub followed by a few drinks in front of the fire - a perfect way to relax after exploring the beauty of the lakes.

Alex, Lincoln

What a little gem this place is, beautifully clean and tidy. Very well equipped and perfectly located to visit delightful Cartmel. We had three relaxing days visiting the local area following the advice of Sarah and Stewart, eating fantastic food at the local pubs. Then, despite the inclement weather we chilled in the hot tub watching the stars and listening to the owls, rounding the night off with a few glasses of wine in front of the log burner. A real find, and we will return, thanks to our warm welcoming hosts who even invited us to their Christmas party. Don't hesitate, see for yourself.

David, Stockton on Tees

Just returned from a most memorable 4 days at this stunning cottage. Sarah & Stewart are exceptional hosts, very knowledgeable & helpful. The cottage has everything you need & more! Lovely additions of cake, fresh coffee & wine. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. Spotlessly clean, warm, fizzy, secluded & an accompanying shower. Just lie back & gaze at the stars after some wonderful walks & several located geocaches!! We will definitely be returning & highly recommend this accommodation.

Roisin, Glasgow

We had the most wonderful holiday at Upper Crumble. The setting is magical and we loved waking up every morning to bird song and silence! The location is perfect for exploring some of the most unspoilt parts of the Lakes and is outside the busyness of the main tourist trail. Sarah and Stewart are such welcoming, thoughtful and hospitable hosts - with the most gorgeous garden. The cottage was completely immaculate, with the added treat of the hot tub bubbling away in the private courtyard - an ideal place for star gazing! All in all this is one of the best places we've stayed.

Lizzie, Birmingham

Upper Crumble is a superb place to stay. We enjoyed peaceful sunny morning coffees sat out at the side and glorious sunny evenings in the hot tub - perfect after a long walk. Towards the end of our week when the weather turned we retreated inside to the warmth of the wood burner. Heavenly! Sarah and Stewart are perfect hosts who had time to answer any questions and left us some lovely (and delicious) surprise welcome gifts - thank you! If you're looking for a calming countryside retreat but with plenty to keep you occupied close by, then this is the place for you.

Joanne, Westhoughton

This is a really comfortable cottage, beautifully fitted out and very peaceful. A great base for exploring the south Lakes. And the hot tub is a lovely bonus.

Helen, RIpon

Cottage was beautiful and immaculate. The bed was so comfy. The hot tub was fab, very secluded and private. Lovely views from cottage.

Janette, Wigan

An absolutely stunning cottage, beautifully restored with great attention to detail. The hot tub was the 'icing on the cake' ! Sarah and Stewart were very welcoming from the start and we had a lovely relaxing long weekend. Cartmel is within walking distance with 2 Michelin starred restaurants and lovely pubs. There are lovely local walks with beautiful views. We had a wonderful stay here and will be returning. Highly recommend.

Alastair, Manchester

We had the most wonderful 7 night stay at Upper Crumble this Easter. Sarah and Stewart could not have made us feel more welcome and have thought of everything to ensure your stay is as perfect as possible. The cottage is done to the highest of standards, with a log burning stove and a beautiful private courtyard complete with hot tub - a real treat after spending the day exploring the surrounding countryside. With Windermere a 15 min drive away, several great walks direct from the cottage and Cartmel a short walk along a pretty lane, Upper Crumble is truly a perfect retreat. Highly recommended

Sarah, London

We have bearly been home 24 hours and we are missing Upper Crumble already! Sarah and Stewart are wonderfully warm people and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. Upper Crumble has been lovingly designed and is perfectly formed. It has everything you need for a very relaxing and romantic stay. The location is peaceful (especially in the hot tub!) and you feel miles from anywhere yet you are only a short walk from the brilliant food on offer in Cartmel. A holiday in Upper Crumble is an opportunity which should not be missed.

Kathryn, Birmingham

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

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 & Gordon, Princes Risborough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The neighbourhood

Upper Crumble is set in rolling countryside only a mile from Cartmel, not just famous for Sticky Toffee Pudding, but full of small independently run artisan shops, Michelin starred food and 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.

Local points of interest from Sarah Byrne & Stewart Cowe

  • Cartmel: Foodie heaven! Sticky Toffee Pudding, Simon Rogan's 3 star Michelin L’Enclume, 1 star Rogans Bistro and takeaway options. UnsworthYard with its specialist cheese, wine bar, bread shop and own brewery. Pubs with covered riverside seating.
  • The Lake District: A perfect spot if you want to explore The Lakes. Grizedale Forest great for mountain biking. Scafel Pike, The Old Man of Coniston and the Langdales are within easy reach, all places we love to visit. Lake Windermere is only 15 mins away.
  • Gardens and trips: Levens and Sizergh are stunning. RHS Holker Hall and Holehird are worth visiting. Haverthwaite Steam railway & Windermere boat trip 10 mins away. NT Tarn Hows and Coniston close by, visit where the new Swallows and Amazons was filmed.
  • Museums, houses and castles: The Lakeland Motor Museum and Bluebird is 10 mins away. Dove Cottage -Wordsworth, Hill Top -Beatrix Potter, Brantswood -Ruskin and Blackwell -Arts and Crafts are fascinating. As are Lowther and Muncaster Castles.
  • Activities 1: Walks right from door, just off Cumbria Coastal Way and easy day trip access to most popular Lakeland walks and trails. Maps & guides in cottage and we’re publishing our own bespoke guides this year. Cycling safe storage of own bikes.
  • Riding stables nearby and rides pass cottage. Many guests really enjoy the Segway and archery in Cartmel. Slate mine experience, Zip wires, Canoeing and Go Ape nearby. Fishing 5 mins away.


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.