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High House

Newton in Cartmel near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 929869)



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62 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful weekend spent in this lovely cottage, I will certainly return as soon as I can."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "The property felt like home from home really and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated."

    Clean, cosy and very well equipped, from kitchen paraphernalia to the veritable library of books and DVD’s. Lovely views savoured through the top floor windows and from the beautiful garden. A good base from which to explore this beautiful part of the country. PS The village pub ‘The Crown’ closed down in recent times and is now an expensive restaurant, closed Mon, Tues, Wed.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2021

  • "This was a beautiful accommodation."

    It was clean and well presented. Comfortable and cozy.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "Cottage was warm and comfortable, well equipped, a good base to explore the southern Lakes."

    The weather was a bit cool for us to use garden, but it would be a lovely place to sit in warmer weather. Although car parking is across the road (one car) there is an allocated space just a few paces from the cottage door. No street lights - bring a torch if coming and going after dark! The village is very quiet, and the road has only occasional traffic, but road noise from the nearby A590 is noticeable in top bedroom with windows open, but easy access to A590 also means easy access to road network to explore the area.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "The comfort of a snug cottage in the autumn in the Lake District."

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at High house."

    The cottage was so warm and comfortable and the wine and cake were a sweet touch. Julie had arranged for everything including dishwasher tablets and wood for the log burner. The summerhouse is lovely and we had breakfast outside in the garden. Kids loved the attic bedroom.. it has steep steps but we kept a light on at night in case they wanted to use the bathroom. we will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by ShefaliAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, cosy and had everything we needed to make us feel at home."

    We enjoyed the stunning views from the upstairs windows, we had family breakfasts on the raised patio, looking out at the mountains and enjoyed watching the sun setting behind the mountains. My daughters' favourite part was the cosy summer house. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by LynAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this quirky, cosy cottage."

    We loved the layout which made it feel spacious for a two bedroom house. We particularly enjoyed the summer house with views from the garden of the hills, and the log burner on the chilly evenings. It was lovely to be welcomed with cake and wine. Our children loved the attic room and having their own floor! The village was characterful and there were nice walks from the front door. We had a fabulous meal at the newly opened Heft - the pub in the village, for their set menu meals booking is necessary. Overall a great base for exploring the Lake District.

    Reviewed by VickiAug 2021

  • "It was a restful week the cottage was great with a welcoming package."

    Would recommend

    Reviewed by JJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a convenient location for the Southern Lakes area and an event we were attending."

    It was clean, the kitchen was well equipped and the rear garden a lovely sun trap. The top bedroom does indeed have steep steps, as described. The room does not have a proper blind. A thin piece of white cotton is draped over it but fails to stop any light so consequently the room is very light and difficult to sleep in if you prefer a darker room. We ended up fashioning a blanket over the bamboo pole. Neither bed is particularly comfortable however this could be individual preference. The lower sheet on the middle floor bed had laundered but dry blood staining which was unpleasant. There is a fair amount of noisy, fast moving farm traffic using the narrow lane right outside the cottage mainly morning and late afternoon. The cottage smelt clean on arrival but the following mornings there was quite a smoky smell in the living area. This may have been as a result of the previous week’s occupants as we did not use the wood burner. The pub was closed which was a huge disappointment. Renovations are progressing and it looks to be opening for the summer. Yew Tree Shop is a gift/ antique shop with a popular cafe. It also sells a range of chutneys, beers and wines. For families Fell Foot National Trust Property is very close and a lovely day out with the kids but book online in advance. Great ice cream, a pizza landrover, water sports and shallow water for playing etc. Dog friendly too. The walk to High Dam near Newby Bridge is also very pleasant.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at this lovely cottage."

    It was extremely clean and well equipped. We would definitely like to book another holiday at this property. It is in a lovely area. The only thing you have to be careful about is when you leave the cottage front door to check there is no traffic coming as it is really close to the road.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "High House was a brilliant place to stay, made to feel welcome & so so comfortable, there was everything you could need & more & a great place to explore the Lake District."

    All I could say we would stop there again with out question.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "The listing mentions the village pub---it closed some months ago."

    Suggest this is removed. Apart from that the property is ideally placed for getting around the area and is clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "High house lives up to it's name, the views from the bedrooms are stunning."

    A very nice warm and homely place. Nice big relaxing sofa, great after a trek around the lakes. Kitchen / Diner was lovely. Kids loved the summer house and all the games they found in their 'Attic' bedroom, which has a very steep staircase. A bit tricky to find at first, small village with narrowish roads. Located just a few minutes drive from Lake Windermere with easy access to the rest of the road network around the Lakes. Very nice comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2020

  • "Had a fantastic holiday."

    Lovely cottage and had some lovely homely touches.

    Reviewed by LizMar 2020

  • "High House is perfectly positioned as a base to explore the entire Lake District being close to the arterial road network so you can strike out in any direction to make the most of your holiday ."

    After a day’s walking up and down the Cumbrian Mountains and nicely tired , what better place to return to than High House , light the log burner and put your feet up ! The kitchen is well equipped but we brought our Slow Cooker to ensue a fabulous meal was ready on our return from a day’s walking. You don’t have to head for the Lakes either - explore the peninsulas and discover gems such as Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel Priory. We finished our holiday with a gentle walk up Hampshill overlooking Cartmel and Morecambe Bay - simply beautiful!! Needless to say we will be returning to High House later this year !

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cakes and bottle of wine when we arrived."

    Very good wood burner.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2020

  • "Lovely old cottage in a village close to Cartmel."

    The cottage is extremely well furnished with lovely comfy beds, although the stairs to the second floor were a bit steep for us! So we only used one room. The kitchen is very well equipped and the owner kindly leaves a selection of DVD’s and cds’ along with maps to cover the whole of the Lake District. We had a wonderful holiday and would recommend both Sykes and this cottage

    Reviewed by JaniceJan 2020

  • "A great location and everything I need."

    This is my third visit to this cottage in 3 years and that tells you all you need to know

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Downstairs excellent with all the home from home comforts. Unfortunately what prevents it being the perfect cottage. Bathroom very small and compact and definitely as indicated in the details access to the second bedroom could difficult for some people. Fortunately as we were a party of 2 it was not an issue. Despite these 2 issues the positives out way the negatives and we would use it again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "A cozy little cottage very clean and had everything we needed for our stay."

    .birds sang in the garden on a morning and the log burner kept us warm in the evening..really enjoyed it wine and cakes on arrival was a lovely touch and our dog teddy even had a little basket made up for him..would highly recommend...the only downside which had nothing to do with the cottage was the local pub the crown...food was very poor.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2019

  • "High house was the cosiest house I’ve ever stayed in."

    We felt so comfortable there, we didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by DarylSep 2019

  • "Clean and cosy cottage, great location for exploring the area."

    Nice welcoming wine and cake and the fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Always a good experience when we book with Sykes.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "We has a lovely time the mobile phone reception is awful there is no signal in the area"

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay at High House."

    Our first trip to The Lakes. The location was perfect for exploring the Lake District. The cottage itself was gorgeous. Fully equipped with everything we needed as well as welcoming extra touches. The dog bowl even had fresh water in it, and the cakes and wine were very much appreciated. The property was spotlessly clean and very well maintained. We can't wait to return! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage,has everything you need ."

    Brilliant location to access all areas within the Lake District and so homely to come back to at the end of the day . Woodburner is a bonus if it’s a bit chilly , enclosed garden for the dog and excellent sun trap . Every detail is covered with wine and cakes on arrival and dog bowls and towels if needed . 11/10 for cleanliness it was faultless ! My first time in the Lake District and I will def be hitting the rebook button ... highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MelJun 2019

  • "Very homely cottage, in a lovely village."

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "A cottage where everything comes together perfectly."

    Great location, lovely little village, a well equipped kitchen, big comfortable beds, private garden with a restful sun-house and a wood burning stove - what’s not to like? Thanks to Julie for the arrival treats, so nice and much appreciated. One line of caution, stairs to loft bedroom are steep so guests do need to be able and mobile.

    Reviewed by GavinMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage located in a very quiet hamlet with a nice pub very near by that did good food."

    Within half hours drive of Windermere so quite well situated for southern and central lakes . Really enjoyed our break and would have no hesitation in booking this cottage again .

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Booking was easy to make and the process was seamless."

    The cottage was exactly as listed, a great base to explore a lovely area from. The cottage is well equipped with modern facilities while maintaining a traditional relaxing ambience. High Newton is a quiet hamlet with friendly people. Great food at the Crown. Cannot fault and would recommend.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "We did not realise how close the cottage was to the road, which seemed to be a short cut for considerable amounts of traffic, commencing at 5."

    30am! We had poor weather on arrival and the cottage felt cold as the storage radiators were turned low. The bath is tiny and the shower erratic! Perhaps fitting just a reasonable shower and removing the bath might be the answer to solving the problems of a tiny bathroom. The welcome pack for the cottage was thoughtful

    Reviewed by LizzieApr 2019

  • "What a beautiful place."

    Situated in a central location for the South Lakes. Very comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. Pub 5 minutes and 10 minutes from Cartmel. Upstairs room not suitable for elderly, however perfect for young people and kids. Lovely Garden at the rear We had a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by MauraMar 2019

  • "High House is a very pretty, well equipped cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay, the summer house is a lovely place for a relaxing glass of wine and listen to the many birds. The welcome pack of wine and cake was much appreciated. However, care is needed when exiting the property as it's situated on busy rd, the noise of farm traffic was quite loud at times.

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "First attempt at taking the dog away with us so were a little apprehensive if she would be ok somewhere strange and new."

    No need go worry at all, she settled straight away! Lovely cottage with dog bowls and towels provided. Nice and quiet a little out of the way but also only 10/15 mins drive away from windermere. Lovely welcoming local pub.

    Reviewed by KimberleyNov 2018

  • "High house cottage was by far one of the best cottages we have ever stopped in."

    When we arrived the owner had left us a welcome pack of the following, cakes,flowers,wine and treats for the dogs,all most appreciated. All the rooms were nicely decorated and clean. Would definitely come back and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2018

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    As stated the stairs and steps are quite steep.We are 70ish and managed ok but anyone with mobility problems might not.The cottages is set in a beautiful location handy for all the Lake District .The cottage was spotless and the oven was the cleanest I have ever come across in a holiday cottage.Would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2018

  • "3 High house is a really lovely cottage."

    Very clean, and had all home from home comforts needed for a relaxed stay. We are a family of 4 with 2 dogs and we were all happy here. Really appreciated the extra touches, cakes on a pretty cake stand, fresh flowers, milk, tea, coffee. Water bowl and towels for the dogs. Mrs Bowen is a vey considerate host.

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2018

  • "The cottage had all the amenities anyone could wish for and was in a great location for seeing the area."

    The contact with the owner was good and they left special touches such as wine and items for the dog. We really enjoyed the accommodation and the break.

    Reviewed by ColetteSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage so quaint."

    Everything you could want. Area good for walking. Cartmel has some lovely old pubs. Not far to Lakes. Would recommend

    Reviewed by TriciaSep 2018

  • "A blind on the window in top floor bedroom as it wakes you up very early."

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "Perfect home from home."

    This cottage is homely comfortable and well equipped. The beds are very comfortable. Best of all is the views from the garden. I even saw a hot air balloon go over early one morning.....great spot to have a quiet cuppa in the mornings. Very dog friendly cottage , owner thought of everything even leaving us a ball for Ted to play with and the welcome back was.....,well,...very welcome

    Reviewed by TracySep 2018

  • "Additionals needed in kitchen, slotted spoon, potato masher, tin opener that works, couldn’t find ant tea towels."

    Apart from that we had a wonderful weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Wonderful! Everything we expected and more - we would definitely use Sykes again and fully intend to stay at High House again."

    Reviewed by NicholaJun 2018

  • "Our second stay at High House and once again a great break."

    The cottage has everything you need and is in a lovely village with a good pub and good road connections to get around the district. I stayed with my 2 sons and dog to do some walking as this cottage makes a great base. Stuart from Kent

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    From the moment we arrived we could relax. Great welcome pack of cakes and wine. Perfect to enjoy on a warm evening in the garden. Doggy friendly also so our pooch settled very quickly. We will definitely be staying again and recommend to anyone who loves the countryside and a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2018

  • "A perfect holiday."

    The cottage was immaculate and the owner made sure everything you needed was available, well equipped. Enclosed garden, perfect for dogs. Welcome pack a lovely touch and instructions on how to use appliances easy to follow. I would certainly recommend this cottage because it is situated in a tranquil area with easy access to other areas for days out. Thank you for making my break to the lakes comfortable.

    Reviewed by HughesApr 2018

  • "Lovely homely cottage described accurately online."

    Comfortable clean rooms, small bathroom and not so great if you’re tall however it was perfectly adequate for us. Dogs were welcomed and supplies on arrival were a lovely touch both for us and our four legged friends. Beautiful garden, just a shame we had poor weather as I’m sure it’s a real feature in the warmer, drier months. Overall a lovely cottage with a nice local pub with excellent food. Just one watch out there are some very fast moving vehicles that travel up/down the road as you step out of the cottage!

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    We stayed during the cold snap, and although it was freezing outside the cottage was warm and cosy and the log burner was super. Cottage was charmingly furnished, and we especially appreciated the cakes, wine and roses left by the owner on our arrival. Location was spot on - village pub a short walk away and the food was great, beer good too! So much to do just a short drive away. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2018

  • "The above boxes for 'your holiday cottage' are blank so I wasn't sure if I clicked on the correct box."

    All I can put is that I would have ticked on excellent for all of them. This was the first time that we have spent xmas away from home but from this visit, it won't be the last. We both loved this cottage and the little extra that Mrs Bowen left us were heart warming. Lovely stay, lovely area, lovely cottage. Well worth going back to again. Many thanks

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2017

  • "Enjoyed our stay at our house was as expected comfortable and in a good location"

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2017

  • "Cottage needs dark blind on Velux as it was too light in the mornings in bedroom."

    Bed was VERY comfortable though as was rest of Cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2017

  • "Very homely feel to the cottage, in a pretty and convenient location."

    Lovely garden with a nice view. Lots of character, with the owner's artwork adorning the walls and a cosy wood burning stove.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2017

  • "Second set of stairs difficult otherwise ok"

    Reviewed by DouglasMay 2017

  • "Fantastic location, stunning views, excellent facilities and furnishings."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "Absolutely loved the property, was in a great location and just perfect for our needs."

    Loved the very friendly pub just down the road also. Will def be back ! Many thanks!

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2017

  • "On arrival we met the owner and were greeted with wine cakes and a lovely bunch of flowers which I thought was a lovely."

    One of the nicest cottages we've stopped in

    Reviewed by JoyOct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very warm and cosy. Welcome pack left for us was great. No local shop was only drawback. Would go again.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2016

  • "Amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Highly recommended. Lovely, immaculate cosy home from home. Will do definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KateSep 2016

  • "All facilities in cottage very good apart from shower area as the ceiling was to low and we all banged our heads!"

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2016

  • "A superb cosy cottage with a real fire, enclosed garden and even a summer house."

    It is in a very convenient location with a good local pub and within an hour of most of the Lake Districts main attractions.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2016

  • "A beautiful place and a lovely cottage."

    The owner was lovely and helpful. Had a wonderful stay, it was a home from home and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cartmel is a stunning little village and the walks around are fantastic.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2016

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful views from the garden."

    It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and there was everything you need and more for cooking your own meals and relaxing inside on the bad weather days. There were lots of walks and things to do near to the cottage and a very friendly village. Everything was exactly as described and was very well presented.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2016

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The property

This beautifully-presented, end-terrace cottage is located in the hamlet of Newton in Cartmel, three miles from Cartmel in the Lake District National Park.

This wonderful cottage is set over three floors and from the top floor there are far-reaching views towards the Old Man of Coniston.

From the cottage-style kitchen/diner, step next door into the spacious but cosy sitting room with a fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove and traditional beams.

This is a delightful room to relax in after a day full of activities.

Alternatively why not open the French door to the superb, elevated garden with a lawn, mature plants and a summerhouse with electricity?

Sit in the garden and enjoy the privacy, bird song and excellent views to Newton Fell with family or friends.

The hamlet has a butcher and a pub which was formerly a 17th century inn serving local ales and locally sourced food.

Within walking distance is the popular Yew Tree Barn, which has antiques for sale, a gallery, arts and crafts, an artisan fair, and you may wish to enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea at the on-site cafe.

The pretty village of Cartmel is nearby, home to the smallest racecourse with race meets throughout the year, gastropubs and restaurants, including the Michelin star rated L’Enclume restaurant, along with a glorious 12th century priory.

Newby Bridge is also on your doorstep where you can enjoy cruises to Bowness across the lake.

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is nearby, where you can travel by steam train 3.5 miles via Newby Bridge to Haverthwaite.

Close to the southern tip of Lake Windermere, but also close to Morecambe Bay, this cottage is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area.


  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with TV with Freeview, DVD and PS2
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Summerhouse.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, 2 x TV with Freeview (1 Smart TV), 2 x DVD, PS2 with games, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car opposite
  • Additional roadside parking 5 mins walk
  • Elevated lawned garden with summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 4 mins walk
  • Note: There's five steps up to the entrance to the cottage and seven steps up to the garden at the back
  • Note: Inside the property there's a very steep staircase to the second floor, please take care when using it
  • Note: No children under 5 allowed due to staircase.

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About the location


Cartmel 3 miles; Grange over Sands 4 miles; Bowness-on-Windermere 10.5.

Newton in Cartmel is an attractive hamlet within the Lake District National Park which has a 17th century coach house pub serving real ales and locally produced food and a butcher’s farm shop. Located just off the A590 and opposite fells, it is also just 3.5 miles to Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a 10 minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

Region Information

Note: No children under 5 allowed due to staircase.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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