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Crumble Cottage 5 star luxury Cartmel.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Newly renovated ancient cottage for two with log stove, WiFi and own carpark

Crumble Cottage idyllic romantic retreat for 2 people. Perfect for special occasions, celebrations or just a wonderful place to relax. Great location as a base to explore The Lake District. Lovingly restored by ourselves, with oak beams, window shutters, and a log stove. The bedroom is bright and airy with huge chandelier. There is a very large walk in shower with heated floor. Well equipped kitchen with everything you will need for a getaway from it all holiday and only a mile from Cartmel. We have WiFi and a Smart TV, secure bicycle storage, fishing licence and private parking. Lots of walks start right from the door then arrive home to a cosy log stove and huge comfy sofa. Outdoor sitting areas for morning and evening sunshine. Please ask if you would like a tour of the extensive water gardens and grounds. This cottage has also a sister cottage Upper Crumble with hot tub. They can be booked together with shared use of hot tub.


More Details

Sarah Byrne
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Sarah Byrne

Crumble Cottage was a milking shed that we have been transformed into a cosy romantic hideaways, full of character with many of the original features such as the oak beams and stonework. We undertook most of the work ourselves and have the scars and stories to prove it. The cottages is set in seven acres of mixed farmland, ancient woodland, water gardens and productive areas where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. In the summer and autumn we ask guests if they would like a complimentary basket of our excess produce. (Please note not always available depends on how successful we have been.) This year we have also started keeping bees.

Sarah is a horticulturalist and garden designer (CHort MCIHort) running her own landscape business from home and when she can escape loves taking people around the gardens.

Stewart works with technology and dementia and spends his spare time restoring vintage cars and bikes and is always delighted to show you his workshop and tool collection!

Both of us are keen nature lovers and much of the work we do externally encourages wildlife, and our reward has been a huge increase in the diversity of creatures visiting and living here. Including hedgehogs, dragon flies, otters, toads, kingfishers, newts, house martins, swallows, buzzards, bats and owls to name but a few.

Not content with surviving building Crumble Cottage ourselves, this last year we completed building Upper Crumble, a similar offer with hot tub in private courtyard. Also to be found on Owners Direct.

Sarah Byrne purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sarah Byrne chose Cartmel

Beautiful quiet and sheltered location. The bustling medieval village of Cartmel is only a ten minute walk away. We get very little light pollution so star gazing has become another great attraction. We love going to restaurants and are spoilt for choice as we are surrounded by many award winning places to eat. Simon Rogan’s L ’Enclume with two Michelin stars, but there are many more exciting places to choose from. Always ask us for advice we try to keep very up to date with research and reviews! The village also has many other specialist shops, pubs and cafes. Unsworth Yard is a favourite where you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer brewed on the premises outside in their courtyard and have cheese brought to you from Cartmel Cheeses. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful peaceful location please see our reviews with lots of walks right from the door and only a mile from sophisticated civilisation.

Very romantic cosy cottage, with log stove, oak beams, crystal chandeliers and shutters at the tiny windows. Secure car park, old bikes to borrow, fishing licence. Owners on site but out of sight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first taste of Crumble - perfectly delicious! We look forward to returning for another helping or two......very soon. Aug 2014 Christina and Terry Dorset.

A perfect place to stay in - the cottage, the village, the hosts were all amazing. Thank you September 2014 Neil and Laria West Midlands.

Fab location, lovely walks from the cottage. Cartmel is a foodies heaven, L'Enclume and Rogan and Co were outstanding. We had a lovely relaxing break. October 2014 Julie and Barry Cheshire.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cartmel in Lower Allithwaite

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Glamorous shower room with under floor heating, hair dryer, shaver socket, heated lighted mirror and separate magnifying mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One king size bed, oak beams and magnificent chandelier (swinging from it discouraged).
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A recent beautiful renovation by current owners who live on site but are out of sight unless you need help with anything. Outside: Garden areas include table, chairs and chimera with lovely views in the evening sun. Plenty of outdoor blankets for cool autumn evenings. South East facing cosy sunken terrace adjacent to house with stone bench great for morning coffee. Utility Room: Vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen Basic washing up materials, all towels and bedding included. Cottage is cleaned weekly. Kitchen: Oil, vinegar, salt and pepper fresh seasonal herbs can be picked from the gardens. Great kitchen knives and hopefully everything you need!


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(16 traveller reviews)

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Crumble Cottage 5 star luxury Cartmel.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully presented and equipped with everything you could ever wish for, including some essentials and special treats to get us started in the kitchen!

Our hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful, from giving us tips on places to visit to helping us out with supplies of fresh herbs for our dinner.

Make sure you explore the extensive gardens - we had a lovely evening watching the stream trickling by with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elly Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you had a lovely time! All the best Sarah and Stewart
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Ideal cottage

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing, top quality break in the Southern Lakes.

Beautifully renovated farm building in a quiet and beautiful location; ideal for a couple.

Friendly, helpful owners ensure a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First taste of the Lake District at Upper Crumble

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing long weekend at Upper Crumble Cottage. What a lovely place. Stylish, beautifully thought through, comfortable and relaxing. Friendly and helpful owners,Sarah and Stewart have created a haven of tranquillity just outside the village of Cartmel in the Southern Lakes. Eating in or out is easy as there is a good choice of eateries within walking distance and Cartmel's position in the South of the Lake Dstrict makes it easy to explore the region. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you found this to be a great base to explore The Lake District with its now World Heritage Status. Hope you will be back for more very soon. We will be ready! All the best Sarah
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What a gorgeous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we found Crumble cottage! We had the most wonderful little holiday. The cottage itself is beautiful and so comfortable - the weather we got was fantastic so we were glad of the patio area at the front available to guests, but the cottage would also be perfectly cosy for a cold wintry stay too! Sarah and Stewart were really kind hosts -

friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is idyllic - lovely for walks, Cartmel is ideal for coffee or meals out (we enjoyed the beer garden by the river at the back of the Royal Oak), and we found it to be a good spot from which to explore the Lake District a little. Such a tranquil setting for a refreshing break away from the busyness of the everyday! Can't fault anything about this cottage - we loved it! Thank you Stewart and Sarah.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I agree I love the garden next to the river at the back of the Royal Oak it's such a surprise when you find it! All the best. Sarah and Stewart
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing retreat from hectic lives. The restoration of this building is incredible and the setting is perfect. The facilities and accommodation are only enhanced by the hospitality of Sarah and Stewart. I would certainly recommend a break here and Warren and I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a very special weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane and Warren Delighted you enjoyed your stay in Crumble Cottage and it was so relaxing for you. We know we are so lucky to live here! All the best and see you soon. Sarah and Stewart
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Jewel in Cumbria

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a peaceful holiday, to visit West Coast and the Southern Lakes. The cottage has been built by Stewart and Sarah to the highest standards and quality. It is equipped with everything you would need on a short break holiday, even a wood burning fire. It was wonderful to be woken each morning by the "Morning Bird Chorus". We visited many places-- Coniston,Grange-over-Sands and the brilliant steam railway at Ravenglass which runs to Eskdale.

Cartmel is great for restuarants and would highly recommend The Cavendish Arms.

Thank you to Sarah and Stewart, perfect hosts, looking forward to another visit soon.--- Ian and Janet.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ian and Janet Oo thank you so much! Glad you had lovely time and I will send over a note to Richard at The Cavendish. All the best and see you soon. Sarah and Stewart
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Car: recommended


Car recommended


One mile from Cartmel

Further Details:

Cartmel is a thimble full of diamonds, a foodie heaven. 2 star Michelin restaurant L'Enclume, Rogan and Co, many great pubs and coffee shops, Unsworth's Yard featuring a micro brewery, wine bar, cheese and artisan bread shops. Home also to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. There is an ancient Priory and a lively Racecourse. Awarded Special Place to Stay by Alastair Sawday's Travel Guide


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

You can arrive on a Monday or a Friday
Cottage is available from 3:30pm and departure is 10:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.