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



Updated: 24-Oct-2016

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.


Details for holiday cottage The Nest- Perfect For Couples, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful stay second to none quality all through

  • 5 of 5

Lovely setting welcoming arrival

Well equipped little kitchen all contemporary and spotlessly clean

Gorgeous lounge


Little touches all through the property

Awesome hotel style bedding

Totally beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"The Nest" Maggie Puddle Cottage. Cartmel.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at "The Nest" at Maggie Puddle Cottage in Cartmel and this was the perfect base for a couple to explore the local area. The Nest is clean, tidy and beautifully maintained and on arrival we found that the owners had provided a welcome pack which included, flowers, a bottle of prosecco and a couple of home made almond slices, which was a lovely touch and very welcome. It's only a short walk, approx. 100 metres to the nearest pub, "The Pig and Whistle" and only another 2 minute walk from there in to the beautiful village of Cartmel where you will find Cartmel's famous Priory, numerous shops, one of which Hales sells a variety of excellent ice creams, but the vanilla in my opinion is the best. You can take some time to sit and relax and sample some of the finest local cheeses, pies, fine wines, bread and beer from the micro brewery situated in Unsworth Yard. Or you could try one of a number of the busy pubs in the village that all serve food throughout the day and evenings. We had a particularly good time at The Cavendish Arms, where the food was really good, served in a relaxed atmosphere and they also have a large selection of gins just waiting to be experienced.

There are a number of good local walks to be taken, all varying in length and difficulty depending on your preference.

And after a day of walking, eating and the odd drink or two you can head back to the comfort of "The Nest" for a great nights sleep before it all starts again in the morning. Just a really lovely place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely place top notch in every way

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Stay in Picturesque Cartmell

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Cartmel was enhanced by the clean, neat and modern styling in this cottage. The cottage was perfect with a good sized bathroom/shower. Ideally located to visit the southern lake areas,we used it as a base for Windemere & Morcombe bay. The village itself is a treasure and every one was friendly and helpful. I have recommended it to all my friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property in superb location

  • 5 of 5

The Nest is a small, but beautifully presented and well equipped property close to many amenities. Its location and the comfort it offered made our visit to the Lake District an extremely enjoyable and memorable few days.

More than happy to recommend The Nest to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maggie Puddle - The Nest

  • 5 of 5

The Nest is perfect for a couple; cosy, comfortable, centrally located, and immaculately presented upon arrival. Harriet was most helpful before and after our visit too.

Cartmel is a beautiful and friendly village with good access to other parts of the lakes; we hope to return one day and will certainly stay at Maggie Puddle again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Peak
2 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/ NY
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Please note

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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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


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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

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