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A log burner for those chillier evenings
Beautiful beams in a modern setting
From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
The dining area overlooking the stream
The spacious lounge
The open plan dining and kitchen space
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
King size bedroom
Unique bathroom
Bathroom
A modern bathroom
King size bedroom
Front door with riverside bistro set
Riverside setting
The fabulous garden pod with heater and wine cooler
Use the fantastic Kadai fire bowl and grill
Make the most of outdoor in the cosy garden pod
Dining outside or perfect for morning coffee
1 / 25  A log burner for those chillier evenings
2 / 25  Beautiful beams in a modern setting
3 / 25  From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
4 / 25  The dining area overlooking the stream
5 / 25  The spacious lounge
6 / 25  The open plan dining and kitchen space
7 / 25  Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
8 / 25  A great sociable space
9 / 25  The bright and airy kitchen
10 / 25  Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
11 / 25  The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
12 / 25  Through the lounge, up the stairs to the first floor
13 / 25  King size bedroom
14 / 25  Unique bathroom
15 / 25  Bathroom
16 / 25  A modern bathroom
17 / 25  King size bedroom
18 / 25  Front door with riverside bistro set
19 / 25  Riverside setting
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21 / 25  The fabulous garden pod with heater and wine cooler
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23 / 25  Use the fantastic Kadai fire bowl and grill
24 / 25  Make the most of outdoor in the cosy garden pod
25 / 25  Dining outside or perfect for morning coffee

Wheelhouse Cottage

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful cottage with private riverside bank 
  • Small terrace to the front of the property overlooking the river , fantastic heated garden pod, enjoy the outside all year round
  • Wonderful woodland, lakeside and mountain walks direct from the doorstep
Property code: LCC75

Built some 200 years ago, this charming cottage has been beautifully refurbished to offer home from home accommodation in the heart of the Lake District.

Situated by the river Ea and Wheelhouse bridge, this property enjoys a peaceful location just a short walk from the main village square. Here you will find a clutch of excellent inns, cafes and restaurants including a Michelin star awarded restaurant. Set out on foot to follow one of the many walking routes in the area, which take in Hampsfell and Eggerslack Wood and the Lake District Mountains. Or why not rest your feet and hop on the Lake Windermere steamer, which winds its way for ten miles into the central fells, passing Bowness and Sawrey along the way.

The front door opens into a large hall, which steps down to the welcoming living areas. With plump sofas, a roaring wood burning stove (guests to provide their own logs), exposed ceiling beams and cosy rugs, the lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day outside. The kitchen is light and airy with a door leading out to the walled garden, while the conservatory is home to the dining area with riverside views. Upstairs there are two comfortable king-size bedrooms, both beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and charming ornaments. The bedrooms share a stylish contemporary bathroom with shower over bath.

Outside, to the front of the property, a small terraced area overlooks the river  and meadow beyond. To the rear of the cottage is a lovely walled garden, such a private and delightful setting to enjoy  the  fantastic garden pod which has a heater in so you can enjoy the outdoors all year round,  and a mini fridge to keep your choice of beverage cool too, there is also a table and chairs for enjoying al fresco meals that you can cook on the brilliant Kadai fire bowl and grill, the fire bowl can be lowered on to another frame if desired, so ingenious A small iron bridge crosses over to the opposite side of the river where there is a small private riverside bank for enjoying peaceful picnics surrounded by nature.

 

  • 2 king-size bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine with small supply of complimentary capsules, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Wood burning stove  (guests to provide their own logs)
  • Under floor heating throughout the ground floor
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Underfloor heating on the ground floor
  • Garden pod with heater, wine cooler, garden furniture and Kadai fire bowl and grill to cook on
  • Padlocked iron bridge to riverside bank
  • Pub within walking distance
  • There is ONE parking permit with the property that must be left at the property on departure. Other options are the village car park (300 yards from house) which is pay and display or street parking limited to 2 hours.
  • Please note that if you are over 6ft that there are low ceilings throughout the ground floor of the cottage
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 47 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Glen 30th December 2022

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When we arrived at the cottage we immediately thought wow. This was our first NYE away and it was perfect. The cottage had everything we needed, was lovely and clean and super cosy. We dont have the kind of money to stay somewhere like this very often, but we would go back in a heartbeat! Glen.

Reviewed by Stuart 24th November 2022

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Reviewed by Judith 4th November 2022

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Reviewed by Tammy 28th October 2022

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Fantastic location and beautiful cottage. Everything on your doorstep, spoilt for choice! You could do a short leisurely walk and long walks - whatever you felt on the day. Cake shops with amazing cakes, personally loved Cavendish Arms 10/10 food. Could not fault Cartmel AT ALL. Just note they have church bell practice on a Friday evening between 7Read more.30 and 8.30 - lovely but a bit noisy (Priory) Also chimes on the hour every hour. Did not bother me at all though. Would deffo go back! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th October 2022

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Wheelhouse cottage was very well equipped and we had a very comfortable stay. Its location is perfect for a quite get away, with things to see and do locally and further afield. We enjoyed the river side views so much that we didnt really want to go out. Overall a great cottage in a lovely village thats very well serviced.

Reviewed by Matt 7th October 2022

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Great location and immaculately presented. The cottage has everything you need and is both well equipped and spotlessly clean. So much to do in the village with pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and great walks with the dog from the doorstep. Rain or shine Cartmel caters for all.

Reviewed by Anne 30th September 2022

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Beautiful setting and fabulous cottage to stay in. The equipment was first class and the cottage had a lovely feel. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.

Reviewed by Simon 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Natalie 9th September 2022

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We had an amazing time at Wheelhouse in Cartmel and will definitely stay again. The cottage is immaculate with everything needed and more, including a welcome pack. Our dogs loved sleeping in their beds overlooking the river and we really enjoyed the garden and summerhouse after a morning walk. There is so much choice in terms of pubs, cafes and reRead morestaurants within the village so you don't even have to leave. Country walks are in the doorstep and Windemere is just a short car journey. LOVED it! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 2nd September 2022

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Gorgeous, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by David 26th August 2022

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Excellent property, very well equipped with quality appliances, very comfortable, and in one of the best locations in the village.

Reviewed by Tom 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Cheryl 10th June 2022

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Our second time staying at Wheelhouse Cottage and it was just as good as the first time. The cottage itself is very comfortable and has everything you need with clear instructions how to use everything. The location is absolutely perfect and the setting very beautiful. Although we were initially disappointed that the hot tub had been removed we reaRead morelly liked the heated seating pod that replaced it. We had a lovely time and hope to return again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage. Beautiful location in a superb village. Enjoyed every minute. The owners have invested well in the cottage and it's a delight to stay in. The local walks, racecourse on the doorstep, short drive to the Lakes, all make this a must stay property that is a credit to the owners.

Reviewed by D 18th March 2022

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What a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend made even more special by the March sunshine ! Wheelhouse Cottage is beautifully appointed, clean and comfortable and in a perfect village location alongside the river with any number of pubs, cafes and shops within easy walking distance. We will undoubtedly return. The welcome pack was much appreciated - thRead moree only disappointment was that we didn't need to use the log burner !! David, Anne-Marie and Harvey (the Shih-Tzu) x Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 14th March 2022

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Reviewed by Jane 25th February 2022

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We love Wheelhouse cottage and this is our 2nd stay. Its been renovated since we last came and is even better than we remembered. Great location, cosy and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Paul 7th February 2022

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Warm cosy cottage with superb village location.

Reviewed by Bronwyn 28th January 2022

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We visited this cottage at the end of Sept/beginning of Oct and loved it and Cartmel so much that by November I was back here re-booking. We arrived back just 4 months after our first visit and it felt so lovely pulling up to the house. The village is wonderful, quiet, safe and a great array of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and a spa. The house waRead mores spotless and a lovely welcome hamper awaited us again. However, I should have re-read the advert as the hot tub has been removed, which was a shame. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 24th January 2022

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Really lovely cottage in a great position , standard of everything provided very good , we will be coming back for a 3rd time hopefully .

Reviewed by Jane 7th January 2022

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Wheelhouse Cottage is simply the cosiest and most comfortable accommodation we have stayed in for a long time. The beds are so comfortable and make for a fabulous nights sleep. Dining area is just stunning and its lovely to watch ducks swimming by while having your breakfast! All amenities within the cottage and the village of Cartmel are superb.

Reviewed by Jackie 20th December 2021

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Reviewed by Daniel 3rd December 2021

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A beautiful cosy cottage in an excellent location within Cartmel village, the welcome hamper was a lovely touch. Only a short drive to several other beautiful and charming villages as well as Windermere was a bonus, would definitely recommend and return. The owners have done a wonderful job and I really did not want to leave as it was so homely. FuRead morelly equipped cottage and spotlessly clean, cannot recommend enough. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart 26th November 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 19th November 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic spot within a beautiful village, some lovely pubs too.

Reviewed by Michelle 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrea And Ray 29th October 2021

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Very comfortable and welcoming cottage, loved the welcome pack and what a fabulous location!

Reviewed by Hayley 22nd October 2021

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Wheelhouse cottage is absolutely gorgeous. It has a well equipped and modern kitchen. Very comfy lounge and extremely comfortable bed! Cant fault the place. Wheelhouse is situated in a beautiful village and you can see a beautiful church from the bedroom window which still does bell ringing. Fell in love with the place and would definitely go back.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Bryan 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Bronwyn 24th September 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a lovely village. Perfectly situated on the little river running through Cartmel, you are directly opposite LEnclume (2 Michelin Stars, voted UKs Best Restaurant) so book well in advance to go there! It was super clean and underfloor heating and the log burner makes it warm and cosy in the evenings or rainy days. The kitchen Read morewas well equipped with everything you need. The beds so cosy! Lovely enclosed garden for the dog and BBQ too! Relaxing! Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 3rd September 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful position in Cartmel, which was adequately big enough for 4 adults and I would say one medium sized dog. Parking can be quite an issue in Cartmel and although we had a permit to park one car, its not a guaranteed parking space, so you might find that you have to pay to park at the racecourse, which costs 35 Read morefor a week. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 9th August 2021

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We were so lucky to have stayed in this beautiful cottage in August 2021. The cottage was spotlessly clean and stunning with a mix of rustic and modern charm. The owners have thought of absolutely everything and more. Ate out most nights in Cartmel, food delicious at the Cavendish arms, Pig and Whistle but the pizzas at Unsworths Yard are amazing. Read moreWe visit the lakes often but Cartmel and its famous sticky toffee pudding is now an absolute favourite of ours. Hide

Reviewed by Marie 30th July 2021

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We were impressed with the quality of the cottage and its fittings and items available to use. The cottage was cosy and very central. Nothing not to like :)

Reviewed by Joanne 23rd July 2021

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This is a gorgeous property in a fantastic location. There is a lovely selection of places to eat and drink very close by yet the property feels private and quiet. When we arrived, the welcome basket was a lovely surprise - a nice thought from the owners. Location wise, there are so many places close by to explore - its a great base for accessing aRead morell the south lakes offer. We had an amazing holiday - thank you. Hide

Reviewed by PHILIP 16th July 2021

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Super cottage in an outstanding Location .

Reviewed by Debbie 5th July 2021

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We enjoyed our visit to Cartmel and the cottage was amazing. It was clean and comfortable and everything was within walking distance. Our dog enjoyed the view from the seating area by the stream and spent his time looking out of the window! It was a lovely break and we would like to return one day.

Reviewed by Joanna 25th June 2021

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Our stay at Wheelhouse Cottage was a delight from start to finish. On arrival, the welcome message and food basket was a lovely touch. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and well decorated and we had everything we needed for our stay. Cartmel is very pretty with a good selction of places to eat and drink. We enjoyed lovely evening walks withRead more our dog around Cartmel Racecourse and found Cartmel a good base to visit the Lake district. We would highly recommend Wheelhouse. Hide

Reviewed by Alane 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Guy 14th June 2021

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Reviewed by K 28th May 2021

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Our second visit to Wheelhouse and cannot be beaten for location within an absolute stunning village. Race days at Cartmel add to a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Christine 17th May 2021

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We had a really good break at The Wheelhouse . It was very comfortable and well presented with good quality furnishings . Our only criticism is that Cartmel is very busy in general, and the cottages location opposite a Michelin Star Restraunt and a Hotel a hundred yards away means you can rarely get parked near the property and I suggest you book aRead more ticket for your stay at the Racecourse car park Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Lorraine 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by B 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Natalie 12th April 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location! We really enjoyed our stay here!

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A log burner for those chillier evenings
Beautiful beams in a modern setting
From the lounge looking out to the fantastic dining space
The dining area overlooking the stream
The spacious lounge
The open plan dining and kitchen space
Lovely view from the kitchen/dining area
A great sociable space
The bright and airy kitchen
Great space for rustling up your favourite meals
The great kitchen space leading through to the garden
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