Causeway Cottage Cartmel

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The cottage has gas central heating and underfloor heating on the ground floor and has a gas-fuelled stove in the fireplace and comprises:

Ground floor
Lounge area - with comfy seating arranged around the gas fuelled stove and TV.  Unlimited Wifi.
Dining area/kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge with small freezer box, dishwasher and microwave.

First floor
Bathroom with shower over bath, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom with double bed (with super new Sealy Mattress) and flat screen Digital TV.

All gas, electric, towels and bed linen for 2 people included. Sorry no cot available. The Cottage has unlimited Wifi
Roadside parking.  There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and a gas central heating and hot water system.


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The Cottage

Causeway Cottage sits in a short terrace next door to The Pig and Whistle, a traditional country pub and right in the heart of Cartmel famous for its 12th century Priory and medieval village.  A level walk round the corner in to the village square brings you to a further selection of traditional pubs, some wonderful, award winning restaurants and of course, the famous sticky toffee pudding shop, The famous Cartmel Racecourse which holds several meetings throughout the year is only a few minutes walk through the village quite a sight on race day and well worth a visit. The area offers some wonderful walking and is also an ideal base for touring as Windermere, Kendal and Grange Over Sands are all close by.

Right next to the pub, Causeway Cottage is ideal for those wishing to cater for themselves and there are plenty of superb eating places in Cartmel to satisfy even the most educated palate. The Cottage is delightfully presented in keeping with the style of the building with the obvious additions of modern bathroom and kitchen. The perfect place for a break in or out of season, Causeway Cottage is somewhere to relax and enjoy happy times together.

The Area

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, with its winding streets, pretty cottages, whitewashed houses and medieval buildings leading to the village square. The village offers visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, and eateries.

Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings. It is also home to Britain’s smallest National Hunt racecourse and the National Trust attraction of Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, a historically important building situated in the heart of the village.

Occupying one of the most attractive spots in the area, Grange-over-Sands looks out across the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, a rich feeding ground for many species of birds that take advantage of the great climate in the area. It is easily accessible from the Lake District (Lake Windermere is only seven miles away) and towns such as Kendal are also just a short drive from here. There is much to do and see on the Peninsular from golf , horse riding and fishing to hot air ballooning and parachuting! There also a good number of great walks, plus many places of historical interest.

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Places of interest
Beautiful walks from the door up onto Hampsfell, along the top to the Hospice (viewing tower) and down into Grange or back to the Cartmel valley. Leaflets in sitting room detail the route or check on maps. Famous for lime-stone pavements and orchids and lambs. Great views of the whole peninsular, mountains and lots of sheep (control dogs carefully) Approach via public footpath on the bend up the road towards Grange and via golf course.

Great walks through Cartmel village into the racecourse and out onto tracks leading along the river, through the blue-bell and wild garlic woods or out further onto nearby fells. Wonderful views throughout and an easy walk to Holker Hall.

Holker Hall – a lovely place to visit - see leaflets! A good short walk from Cartmel Racecourse through woods easy for less lively people and children! Beautiful gardens, wonderful hall, café and shop – a great place to visit. Also a must see is Holker’s private beach approached down a small road on the Left 600M after passing the main entrance to Holker Hall see a caravan park sign, go to end of the road over a cattle grid and park in parking area on the L. The beach is straight ahead and there are spectacular mountain views and lovely headland walks with wildflower wetland meadows and wonderful birdlife.

High Dam – a beautiful walk up through woodland following streams up to two reservoirs High and Low Dam and continuing up to Stott Park Heights with great views over Windermere and mountains. Brill walk for children – some bits are a bit steep but overall a very easy walk. Turn R for Lakeside after Newby Bridge Roundabout, follow road towards Hawkshead and turn R at Bobbin Mill, then turn L towards Finsthwaite and see sign for High Dam on R after 100 yards.

Gummers How - a great little walk up a little “mountain” with fantastic views of Lake Windermere and surrounding area. Turn R at Newby Bridge roundabout and A592 and take a R turn just after Fell Foot Park. See parking and picnic area on R towards top of hill.

Fell Foot Park (NT) - a lovely place to admire views of Lake Windermere – only 10 mins drive down to Newby Bridge Roundabout – turn R and see Fell Foot Park on L after a mile or so. Lovely walks, kids playground, café – but it’s the views that are the main draw.

Places to eat
In & around Cartmel
First stop is The Pig & Whistle – this is where the locals gather. Excellent food – great beer and lots of locals to chat to. Children and dogs welcome.

The Rose & Crown at Cark (01539 58501) - Turn L at the T Junction at the bottom of the hill opposite the Pig & Whistle and follow signs to Holker Hall, Its on the L after a RH turn. The Rose & Crown is our favourite for bar meals, very friendly, stylish and a good menu at reasonable prices.

The Kings Arms and the Royal Oak are in Cartmel village square. They are both owned by the same people and offer a good choice of food and bevs – children welcome in both – the Royal Oak has a roaring fire and more space with big beer garden overlooking the river.

The Cavendish is through the archway – a country eating-pub, the prices are higher here – the landlord (Richard) is very friendly and you can eat for the same price in the dining room as in the bar.

The Priory Hotel – chic and stylish, good lunch option and nice menu.

L’Enclume – for those who have booked ahead and are really splashing out – what a treat. Michelin Star Simon Rogan’s place.

Rogan’s Bistro - as you have guessed, another Simon Rogan but at more affordable prices – chic stylish – great food.

In Grange there is a good selection of cafes all open until 5pm. The local pub is the Commodore Inn serving food upstairs and children are welcome until 9pm. There is a Chinese take-away, a Chinese eat-in or take away opposite the Spar, a fish & chip shop on Kents Bank Road and an excellent Indian Restaurant on Main Street. See our range of menus and leaflets on the bookcase in the sitting room.

Hampsfell House Hotel has a really good Early Bird menu (order by 6.30pm) much cheaper and the food is very very good. The hotel is stuffed with antiques and has a Country House feel, it is tucked away on Hampsfell Road on the way up to Eggerslack Woods. Up Hampsfell Rd, Turn L at library, L again keep going up till you see it. 015395 32567 – you have to book. Children welcome.

Lymestone Restaurant, Lymehurst Hotel, Kents Bank Road (015395 33076) - excellent cuisine, stylish – not much atmosphere but excellent food.

The Netherwood Hotel - 015395 32552 is on the road into Grange set back with topiary. A lovely atmospheric family run hotel, very busy wedding venue. Reasonably priced tasty bar-meals worth a visit just to see the Christmas Decorations and roaring fire.

A bit further to drive
The Derby Arms at Witherslack (15 mins) - drive Just off the A590 towards Kendal. Lovely country pub, great food, lovely atmosphere – quiz night Wednesday. One of my favourites.

The Strickland Arms - 015395 61010 (20 mins) by the same owners as the Derby Arms and even better – just outside the gates of Sizergh Castle and furnished in the same style as the castle. Follow the A590 towards Kendal watch out for the turning to Sizergh Castle just before the roundabout .

The Brown Horse Inn, Winster - 015394 43443 (30 mins) situated on the A5074 just this side of Bowness, a lovely chic country Inn with excellent food and good atmosphere.

The Crown Inn - 015395 31793 (10 Mins) High Newton, great pub, good beer – lovely food, friendly service, children welcome. A good choice.

The Mason’s Arms, Strawberry Bank is an absolute treat…A bit of a hike up Cartmel Fell but well worth the trip. Special old world pub, fruit beers brewed on premises, brewery in-house excellent food – warm smoking area!! Easiest route is take A590 to Newby Bridge Roundabout, turn R for Bowness and then turn R just after Fell Foot Park following sign to Cartmel Fell and Gummers How – then just keep going – keep going……you will end up at the Mason’s and be glad you did. If it’s full up then keep on following the road down to the Hare & Hounds just below at Bowland Bridge – another excellent pub – great atmosphere – country style with great menu and delicious food and a much bigger car-park.

Special Occasion? My favourite is Aynsome Manor Hotel - 015395 36653 - situated just outside Cartmel. A gem of a place – little country house hotel with lovely views, beautifully furnished, friendly staff and very very good food. Not overpriced either – you can choose from a 2, 3 or 5 course menu from about £23 - £30 a head – worth every penny. Look at their website or phone for details. Follow signs to Cartmel then turn R passing the Londis store on L keep going for a couple of miles until you see the Aynsome Manor sign on your L, turn L and see hotel on R after half a mile.

The Wheatsheaf at Brigsteer - 015395 68938 - owned by the same company as the Masons Arms, the Wheatsheaf is a lovely pub with a good menu – the drinks are expensive but worth going to for a treat. Brigsteer is towards Kendal they have a good website with directions.

Prices & Availability

Please see prices below.

To make a booking, please e-mail or phone Pat on 015395 36483 or 07777 695802 (mobile).

To confirm your booking we will ask you to make a bank transfer payment for a deposit of £200. Alternatively you can send a cheque for this amount to P.Bernard 2 Broughton Grove, Field Broughton, Grange over Sands, Cumbria LA11 6HW

Causeway Cottage Prices 2015/16

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Prices include linen and towels for 2 people

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PRICES 2016/17

3 Night stay 75% of weekly rate for weekend stay and BH dates
3 Night stay 60% for midweek dates not including BH
4 Night stay 80% of weekly rate
Dogs are charged at £20 per stay (one dog permitted only)

3 January to 29 February £390 for 7 night stay
1 March to 1 April £440 for 7 night stay
2 April to 26 May £440 for 7 night stay
27 May to 2 June £525 for 7 night stay (Cartmel Races) (min 7 night stay)
3 June to 23 June £440 for 7 night stay
24 June to 30 June £495 for 7 night stay (Cartmel Races)
1 July to 14 July £440 for 7 night stay
15 July to 21 July £495 for 7 night stay (Cartmel Races)
22 July to 25 August £495 for 7 night stay
26 August to 1 Sept £525 for 7 night stay (Cartmel Races) (7 nights min stay)
2 September to 30 Sept £440 for 7 night stay
1 October to 31 October £415 for 7 night stay
1 November to 1 December £415 for 7 night stay
2 December to 22 December £390 for 7 night stay
22 December to 29 December £495 for 7 night stay (min 7 nights)
29 December to 5 Jan £495 for 7 night stay 


Guest Comments

29/3/16 Mandy & Stuart Hunter - Lovely stay - cottage comfortable in lovely setting - loved Cartmel.
24/03/16 Lesley & Ian Whatmough - Thank you we had a lovely stay it is a well appointed comfortable cottage
20/12/15 Nigel Bray.  A lovely nest in beautiful Cartmel
18/12/15 Katie & Mark - Excellent cottage lovely village (smiley face)
30/11/15 John & Mia King - Our sanctuary from the rain, thanks Pat for a comfortable stay
17/11/15 Chris & Kathy Lovett - Lovely cosy cottage all we needed to enjoy exploring the area despite the rain.  Good behond Millom amazing and great Prom at Grange.
19/10/15 Sam & Philip - super cottage, we had a very good holiday
17/10/15 Ela & Duncan - Lovely cottage in a lovely location.  Great for S.Lakeland walking
20/09 Ann & Ken Clinch - Love the cottage - Love Cartmel with thanks
28/8/15 Steve & Janet Redding - Lovely cottage really enjoyed it.  Dog had a great time.
23/8/15 Eric Bash - thanks for a great stay in lovely Cartmel - great dog walks
3/8/15 Chloe, Mark & dogs Millie & Hugo - lovely cottage, perfect location, great dog walks
31/7/15 Stacey & Paul - Stoke on Trent - Lovely cottage, lovely place we will be returning
27/7/15 Brian Mossie Ayr - Lovely clean and tidy cottage we will come back
24/7/15 I Sumner & S Rawlings, Bristol - What a lovely cottage in a lovely village
17/7/15 Lynda & Dennis Lowth, Lincs - Lovely cottage, everything you need - lovely village
10/7/15 John & Gwendoline, Newell, Glenrothes - Perfect location, lovely village, very nice walks, had a great time Rogan meal was the BEST
29/6/15 Caroline, Bob & Mimi, Gateshead - Thank you for sharing your cottage with us - we've had a great weekend - even had the sun - see you again - we'll be back
26/6/15 Stew & P Hewby, York - Very cute cottage, lovely area.
31/5/15 Sonia & Steve Forsyth, Bolton - Beautiful little cottage, everything you need Highly Recommended will be returning.
25/5/15 Rob and Emma, York - Great place, cosy cottage thanks
Amy Hebditch May 2015 - Thank you for a wonderful stay, fantastic cottage, very cosy and perfect surroundings.  we'll certainly be back.

Jm Harrison - September 2012. "Although the property is small it has been modernised to a high standard with excellent facilities and storage. It is just right for a couple. There are no problems with parking either."

K Cook - July 2012. "Fantastic location, only a few minutes walk to the centre of Cartmel. Shops and local pubs literally on the door step. We ate at both E'nclume and the Kings Arms which were both excellent."

A Williams - October 2011. "Lovely and would like to own it!"

L Dean - June 2011. "Ideal for us and our little dog."

C Salthouse - October 2010. "Good location , lovely kitchen, bedroom and bathroom"