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Idyllic 18th Century Quaint Cottage- Beautifully Styled - The Nest- Perfect For Couples



Updated: 22-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


The Nest- Perfect For Couples

This cosy holiday retreat is located in this picturesque and unspoilt medieval village, famous for its historic priory and race course. It has been recently refurbished with tasteful furnishings and well equipped with a small patio.

Ground floor: Newly fitted kitchen with slate floor, Open plan living/dining. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with new en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (Starter basket of wood provided). New central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children, except babies under 12 months, due to open tread stairs.

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About the property

18th Century Cottage, Cartmel

The Beautiful Maggie Puddle Cottages are only a short walk to the centre of Cartmel, located at the foot of Haggs Lane making it only a short walk the Michelin starred famous L'Enclume, the 12th century priory, the home of sticky toffee pudding and the picturesque racecourse. In addition a handful of village pubs serving delicious food and a number of gift shops. The seaside resort of Grange over Sands also only 2 miles away with all it has to offer.

The quaint cottages have been recently refurbished to provide characterful accommodation set over two floors keeping many of original features.

These perfect appointed cottages are great for short breaks or weeks away and superbly located for those wanting to explore the Lakes.


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About the Owner

Harriet Morris
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Harriet Morris

Having always loved the outdoors and everything the beautiful Lake District has to offer, we fell in love and chose Cartmel for a number of reasons. It really is a picture postcard English village and this 'thimble full of diamonds' whilst still steeped in history has become a fantastic foodie destination and whilst a great destination in its own right is superbly placed for exploring all of a The Lakes. Then there are the race days on what has been described as the prettiest racetrack in the UK. When we first stumbled on Maggie Puddle, we instantly fell in love with it. Two cute, cosy cottages that have been sympathetically restored and we hope you agree offer a real 'home from home.' We live locally and are on hand for any questions you may have at any point during your stay.

Harriet Morris purchased this cottage in 2015

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Weekend breaks 3 nights Friday - Monday
Midweek Breaks 4 nights Monday- Friday
Changeover days are Friday or Monday

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)


Wonderful, cosy Cartmel cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely stay at The Nest.

The cottage is perfect for a getaway for a few days - cute, cosy, immaculately presented and in a great location – just a couple of minutes’ walk to Cartmel’s pubs and restaurants. Bed very comfortable, good shower. Checking in and out is easy and Harriet responded very quickly to enquiries.

We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and comfortable little retreat

  • 5 of 5

A little end cottage, one up one down with a lovely airy open feel. Wood burner if you need it but the heating is quick and responsive. Nice bathroom and really lovely bed and bedding. Everything has been very nicely done and the Prosecco, flowers and mince pies were a real treat when we arrived in the cold and the dark. Kitchen modern and well appointed. Car parking a bonus. Owners close and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage ina lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved The Nest! Although only 1 bedroom it was big enough not to feel small and it was beautifully furnished with everything we needed with a few nice extras left for us by the owner. It was about 5 minutes walk into the centre village so near enough but not too close (make sure you take the torch supplied out at night - there are no street lights but this adds to the romance of the place!) Cartmel is a beautiful village and we will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cartmel .

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equiped cottage. Lovely place to stay and enjoy Cartmel and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Lovely clean, tastefully modernised cottage. Cartmel delightful. Handy shop and plenty of places to eat and drink within short walk.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Home from Home ..

  • 5 of 5

We both loved the property. It's situated in a perfect position in Cartmel , so as not to be disturbed by daily visitors but close enough to walk to the Main Square. Nothing was too much trouble when dealing with the Owners and we felt very welcomed by the bottle of Prosecco and Cupcakes when we arrived. Maggie Puddle will be the first place we look to book, when we plan our next trip to the Lake District!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Pig and Whistle at 30 Metres Nearest Train : Grange over Sands at 3 Miles Car: recommended

The Medieval village of Cartmel is a simply stunning steeped in history, complete with an ancient priory, its own race course and of course home to the sticky toffee pudding. This unspoilt village offer visitor many modern surprises including England's best restaurant - L'Enclume, where you will find Michelin star chef, Simon Rogan, fabulous specialist food and gift shops making it a treat to visit.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Newly fitted bathroom which is modern, yet fitting with the traditional feel of the house.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • A spacious bedroom with King size bed, giving a great feel of space with dual aspect windows. The built in walk in wardrobes give a lot of extra space.


  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children

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