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The Chard

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Longtown, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Me and my Boyfriend had the best stay here, the owners were lovely and there to greet us when we arrived!"

    ! Was so clean and tidy, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Property was clean, great shower, extremely comfy bed (love the bedding!) Nice little extras - cosy blankets, picnic crockery incl wine glasses - great while in the hot tub! Gorgeous, private, peaceful, romantic location. To keep cost down, we used the hob, bought food from the very friendly local Spar, and enjoyed delicious meals with a beautiful outlook. We were fortunate with weather so sunbathing on the decking, hopping in & out of the hot tub was a perfect way to unwind and relax. The owners are extremely friendly!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "The stay was absolutely beautiful, it had everything we needed and it was just one of the nicest places to stay."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2023

  • "Loved our stay here."

    It was very peaceful and private and the cottage had everything we needed. We will definitely go back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great accomodation, very quiet & peaceful, owners made us feel very welcome"

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Chard."

    The surroundings were peaceful and private. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage was perfect, comfortable, had everything we needed and so.e lovely personal touches. We will definitely book again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A real break from the everyday craziness."

    The little cottage has everything in it what you need . Situated in a beautiful setting really private and peaceful. The hot tub, amazing. We will be definitely returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ramona5.0Jun 2023

  • "We booked a long weekend in The Chard and truly feel like we found a little slice of heaven!"

    On arrival, Trevor was there to greet us and was very helpful. The grounds of the property are absolutely stunning and well maintained. It was a lovely surprise to be able to watch ducks nesting by the pond! The cabin itself has everything you could need; comfy bed, cooking facilities, towels etc. Whilst it is in the same grounds as other properties, The Chard is secluded and private - excellent for enjoying the hot tub! Having the hot tub made the trip for us, and we were lucky enough to have one night where there were breaks in the clouds and we could see the stars. Stunning! Before our trip was over we were already talking about returning. We absolutely loved our stay and can't thank the hosts enough for the love they have put into building this place. We hope to see you again on another stay!

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice and friendly."

    Extremely welcoming, gave us info on everywhere in the area which was helpful. The whole area of the plot was incredible, so nice and peaceful. Lovely to just sit outside at night and look at the stars. Hot tub was unreal, so spacious and set to the perfect temperature. We agreed it was the best place we have stayed at so far in terms of a lodge break. Cant fault it one bit, had everything we needed too. Thank you very much for our stay, and the lollies were a nice touch for the drive home.

    Reviewed by Harrison5.0Apr 2023

  • "We visited The Chard for our mini-moon and it was absolutely perfect, there's no outside noises except the flowing river and beautiful birdsong, it's not too far away from Carlisle city centre so there's plenty to do and also close to Gretna Green which is a must do visit during your stay, the owners were so welcoming and their beautiful dogs made an appearance a few times which made this dog lover incredibly happy, the accommodation was spotless and so comfortable, the hot tub was so relaxing and much needed for two busy working mum's, we made friends with a very cheeky starling who enjoys sitting on the door handle and knocking you up in the early hours but it brought us so much laughter and happiness, this is the perfect place if you want to switch off and just relax away from the hustle and bustle of every day life."

    Reviewed by Harri5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property, ideal setting if you want a relaxing stay, hot tub was excellent"

    Reviewed by Brian3.8Mar 2023

  • "The chard was fantastic we would definitely stay again the hot tub was highlight ..."

    The chard was fantastic we would definitely stay again the hot tub was highlight of the stay it clean well maintained lovely bottle of prosecco for arrival we only spoke to the owners once When we arrived she was lovely and helpful we heard the dogs but never saw them husband was disappointed

    Reviewed by Jamie4.1Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant place to stay, facilities were fantastic and set up brilliantly."

    prosecco left was a nice touch and owners very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Aiden5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely little cabin, so quiet and just what we needed to recharge."

    The hot tub was the highlight of our stay, even when it was raining. All the facilities we needed were there including a fan which came In handy as the weather was muggy if not sunny all the time. We made friends with the wild life including ducks and pheasants and fed the Koi Karp in the pond. Only saw Trevor on our stay but he was lovely and told us about the area. Went to Gretna and into to the town of Carlisle. Lots of nice restaurants but book in advance. We would come back again and stay longer than the 3 days we did this time. Thank you for such a fantastic time. We didn't want to leave.

    Thankyou for your lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stayed 10-13 June at the chard, while the lodge is very compact (small) there is nowhere to hang clothes up,cooking facilities consist of 1 induction hob & a microwave, no fire pit or bbq just a chiminea, outside could have been tidier (lots of weeds growing through the gravel, hot tub was good."

    All in all a enjoyable stay,not sure I would return

    We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay in one of our micro lets the Chard . We will look to perhaps replace the bedside ladder chairs with a storage unit .The kitchen is not big but it does also have a kettle ,toaster and fridge We supply free unlimited logs for the chiminea ,sorry it was not to your liking Although we do not provide a bbq guests are welcome to bring a disposable one. We do spray the weeds on the gravel by the wildlife pond i can only apologize that we had not removed them Glad you enjoyed the hot tub / courtesy bottle of fizz Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jun 2022

  • "What a wonderful place to stay for a quiet break away!"

    ! The owners were just lovely, even to the point of finding a cover for my motorbike (as we were expecting rain) without me asking... that's the extra mile right there!! We will definitely be looking to book again in the future as it was just perfect for my wife and I. Thank You So Much

    Reviewed by Eliot4.7Jun 2022

  • "Although the photographs of the Chard were accurate, what the listing did not divulge was the building work directly outside the Chard’s fence and behind the building itself."

    During the day, there was constant noise from the building site where a large venue was being erected. The incessant noise from the cement mixer made my husband and I glad to have booked no longer than we did. This was the first trip away, for just the two of us, in a very long time. We had travelled for 5 hours to get there and were hoping for a quiet, romantic retreat, as listed. There was no mention of the ongoing building work and therefore no concession for the disruption; we were charged full price for the 3 nights, even though other guests would have had a much more enjoyable stay before the inception of the building work. Unfortunately, we left disappointed and were looking forward to returning home.

    So sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay The event barn building has suffered delays due to the pandemic and material supply issues . We have tried to the best of our ability to minimise any guest disturbance during the working week . Had our team been aware of your concerns on the Monday they would have looked to relocate you to another of our properties (all have hot tubs etc) further away from the barn On behalf of all the team here sorry . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian2.8Mar 2022

  • "Booked this for my partners birthday for 3 nights very last minute at such an amazing price!"

    We arrived here Tuesday afternoon, we managed to score perfectly with the weather! The place was beautiful and very secluded considering there was lodges around us! Lovely pond in front of the lodge with a fire pit to the side and it made us feel alone and away from everything else. Inside it was small but perfect for everything we needed, totally immaculate and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival. We had a lovely few days here. We ordered a takeaway on the first night, and travelled out to Longtown and Gretna the other days short ride out in the car, come home and cooked food with the hob supplied. On my partners birthday we came back to a bottle of Prosecco and happy birthday balloons what a lovely personal touch which made us want to come back again! Spent most nights in the hot tub and chilling around the fire pit. We were greeted every morning by the owners dogs after breakfast was cooked very friendly and happy to see us, we seen the owner Danielle a few times and she was ever so lovely recommending us places to visit. She was on hand if we needed her but never bothered us during our stay. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone that comes and we’re looking to book back up again in the future!

    Thank you for your great feedback .We look forward to seeing you again in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful, can't wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was wonderful, I thoroughly enjoyed my time and the jacuzzi was amazing, clean and ready for use for the evening of my arrival."

    The only issue is the wifi is really slow. Additionally there is no reception what so ever, so bear that in mind, but that is to no fault of the owners.

    Reviewed by Jonela4.7Nov 2021

  • "We loved our 3 night mini honeymoon"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful, relaxing stay."

    We weren't able to use the chiminea as it hadnt been emptied and was very wet which was a shame, but not the end of the world.

    Reviewed by Nay4.7Oct 2021

  • "This is a beautiful little property."

    We were greeted by the owners daughter who was extremely helpful and answered all of our questions. The property was beautiful, it was spotless and had everything we needed for 3 nights. The hot tub was ready for us when we got there and we enjoyed sitting on the decking taking in the gorgeous view. The property feels so secluded and you are completely left alone for your stay which was brilliant. The shack was an amazing feature which we were not expecting, we bought some of the honey on sale and it is amazing! There are some great places to eat in Longtown, which is only a 5 minute drive away. We will definitely be coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by Kelsey5.0Oct 2021

  • "It's a beautiful little place in a lovely part of the world."

    It's incredibly private so the hot tub and bifold doors meant we spent lots of time drinking in the nature of the pond and wildlife area. (We had lots of visits from Mr Pheasant) It is compact with no wardrobe and only a small handheld mirror, so pack light. As pathetic millennials we would have loved a bigger TV (maybe that swivelled around to the bedroom area), or a bigger sofa as we had very rainy weather so settled in for a movie and popcorn and found it a little tricky to get properly comfy - but that compelled us to get out and brave the rain more and of course to enjoy the hot tub in the rain...which is fanctasic! We would highly recommend going for a meal at the hidden river cafe. It's a beautiful restaurant with great food and we saw deer on our way there. Book a taxi well in advance if you want to have a drink. Longtown has lots of amenities and is a short drive, (not really walkable for the pub) but with a hot tub at home we were happy to get back and settle in for the evening. Good takeaways available which is great as cooking isn't the easiest but I did manage a full English! Would highly recommend for couples wanting some down time. It's a bit like very glamourous glamping, I felt at one with nature, yet I had all my creature comforts. I would love to go back and try one of the other properties on site, all of which seemed really private and like they had something unique to experience. Also, the Moat honey sold in the shack is *chefs kiss*. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning location and the perfect property for any couple looking to travel to the Lakes and/or Scotland."

    The accommodation couldn’t be improved upon, is perfectly private and wonderfully inspiring. Would recommend to absolutely anyone.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Sep 2021

  • "No oven and we had brought oven meals with us, so was a shame but we still had a lovely time."

    The lady that greeted us was so lovely, very informative and friendly. Lovely accommodation

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2021

  • "The Chard was perfect!"

    Lovely micro lodge with hot tub and the surroundings are beautiful. Had a great few days here. Danielle the host was brilliant. We even got to meet Bentley the Frug, what a character he is. The accommodation was ideally situated between Gretna and Carlisle. Will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely owners, great location and a stunning cabin."

    Very clean and tidy on arrival. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Sep 2021

  • "The staff were all so loverly and helpful the dogs were an added bonus when ..."

    The staff were all so loverly and helpful the dogs were an added bonus when getting to meet them , the chard was spotless and so cute and private , I felt like I have my own mini love island , it’s perfect for a quit getaway with your partner

    Reviewed by Elena5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had an amazing 3 nights in the Chard, stunning views and scenery."

    So relaxing and peaceful! Will definitely be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Chantel5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owners were amazing, Danielle showed us to the lodge and explained all about the local area."

    Told us all about what was going on around as recently got a wedding license. It is an amazing place 1 of 5 holiday let's on the site but you wouldn't know it all looks like the house

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thank you so much for such a fantastic stay for my boyfriends birthday."

    You were all fantastic and so accommodating. The location and The Chard were beautiful and we’d definitely come back again. The doggos were a highlight, so well behaved and friendly! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon, Jess and James x

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Jul 2021

  • "All staff friendly and welcoming, lovely greeting."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, very private and peaceful. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jul 2021

  • "What a lovely relaxing few days, after both working all the way through Covid etc and me from home- we needed a change of scenery and this was perfect !"

    Lovely accommodation in perfect surroundings, lovely hosts to show you around but then they leave you to it. A perfect stay I highly recommend that you try .

    Reviewed by Sherraden5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Chard."

    The cabin felt very secluded and private and was immaculate on our arrival, as were the grounds on which the cabin is situated. We particularly enjoyed sitting out on the decking and watching the wildlife visiting the artificial pond. The hot tub was a definite highlight too! I'd highly recommend The Chard to anyone thinking of booking a stay!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the Chard, will definitely be returning in the future."


    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2021

  • "One of the best places I stayed at!"

    The owners were really friendly and helpful, couldn't ask for better host!

    Reviewed by Khakan5.0May 2021

  • "On arrival to the site, everyone was very friendly and welcoming to both me and my partner."

    They politely told us where we would be stopping, guided us there and once at the chard, explained everything about it and what it was like. The owner also told us where to go if we wanted to go do some country walks which I found very beneficial as I did not know much about the area The place had definitely exceeced both our expectations and we'd both love to come back up there other time. Definitely amazing for a romantic getaway or even just to get away from all the noise if you like somewhere quiet and away from it all as no disruptions

    Reviewed by Shauna4.7Oct 2020

  • "Huge thanks to Danielle & Trevor!"

    The Chard is a beautifully designed, relaxing, practical & comfortable accommodation in a stunning location. The carefully considered lighting in combination with the hot tub welcomes the most amazing romantic getaway & such a different experience to any other. A highlight for us was stargazing in the hot tub with a hot chocolate! Highly recommend you will not be disappointed!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Oct 2020

  • "An amazing holiday the owners were lovely and friendly, always waving and saying hello when they saw us."

    They're two dogs were adorable coming to say hello on a morning. The stay was lovely and private with all the facilities and location exceeding our expectations.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "The chard was amazing , both Danielle and Trevor were so helpful and the grounds ..."

    The chard was amazing , both Danielle and Trevor were so helpful and the grounds keeper les was really helpful on Friday morning when we had a flat tyre Cant wait to visit again

    Reviewed by Hanna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Despite the restrictions in place due to coronavirus we were made to feel welcome and invited from the moment we pulled up."

    The brownies were lovely and the prosecco was a great addition whilst in the hot tub. The Chard was secluded and private giving us a great escape from every day life enabling us to spend time together away on the comfort of a wonderful place. Will definitely be booking again and was easily our greatest “glamping” experience to date. The ducks and newly installed water feature were a fantastic addition.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Microwave, fridge with icebox, portable electric hob and microwave
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Garden with hot tub and covered decked area with furniture and lawn area with additional seating, fire pit and pond
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 3.4 miles, shop within 3.3 miles
  • Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

The property

Boasting a rural positon on the outskirts of the bustling town of Longtown is this romantic hideaway, The Chard.

This wonderful escape to the country is ideal for a couple seeking to explore the four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as the picturesque border of Scotland.

Spend your evenings within the open-plan living room which comes with everything you could possibly need during your break, as well as mood-lighting to ensure a tranquil setting to unwind with your partner after an action-packed day.

Rustle up tasty treats within the compact kitchen and pop open a bottle of fizz to enjoy at the quaint dining space whilst planning the days ahead.

Choose to spend your evening curled up on the plush sofa and tune into the TV, or enjoy a refreshing drink in the summer months upon the decked area which overlooks the pond before dipping into the bubbling hot tub to soak up your surroundings further.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the night’s embrace to the plush double bed, boasting quality linens and a well-appointed en-suite shower.

As you wake up, look forward to opening up the bi-folding doors to enjoy your morning coffee on the decking before roaming the lawn and admiring the pond.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short car journey will bring you to Longtown where you will find a superb selection of amenities, whilst Gretna Green lies slightly further afield and promises to complete your romantic trip with its Blacksmiths Shop which is now a stylish restaurant and shopping arcade.

Alternatively, brush up on the local history by spending time within the city of Carlisle where you can discover its 12th century fortress, the medieval cathedral and the superb Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, or head to the famous landmark of Hadrian's Wall.

If you are feeling active, look forward to exploring the magnitude of walks within the surrounding areas, including Solway Coast, Lake district national park, Northumberland National Park and the North Pennines.

The Chard is an outstanding base for exploring the delights that this part of the country has to offer.

The Chard is one of a group of properties which may be booked together to sleep up to 10 people.
Ideal for groups of friends who like to holiday together with the benefit of individual private facilities.

Carwinley Mill House sleeps 2. Reference 972318
The Heronry sleeps 2. Reference 972390
Reflection sleeps 2 Reference 973959
The Snug sleeps 2 Reference 973959

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About the location


Gretna Green 7.7 miles; Carlisle 8.5 miles; Brampton 11 miles; Dumfries 27.5 miles

A delightful, well-stocked town in northern Cumbria that runs alongside the River Esk. Longtown is a fantastic base for a holiday as it comes in the centre of four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including Solway Coast AONB, the Northumberland National Park, North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park.The local area offers a pleasant range of shops, pubs and restaurants for you to choose from. There are some beautiful places nearby, offering even more places to go and things to do. Brampton and Carlisle are nearby with beautiful buildings. As Longtown is so close to Scotland, it would be rude not to visit Dumfries and Galloway. Edinburgh and Glasgow are just over an hours drive away.

Please note as the hot tub is emptied, cleaned and re filled between each booking it may not be at the optimum temperature for your arrival.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas