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Longlands Groom's Quarters

(Ref. 10308)

Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant. Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Wonderfully set up accommodation, very dog-centric and friendly with loads of local walks."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "The setting and location certainly had the wow factor."

    Stunning scenery and the walled garden was amazing, we loved working out all the different flowers there. Lots of seating around the garden to enjoy the views and peaceful atmosphere. The accommodation was good, the super king size bed very comfy, loved the little balcony. Overall the cottage had everything we needed and we had a lovely holiday. A couple of minor things (this didn't change our enjoyment of the cottage but feel need a mention). Some more comfy chairs would have been nice if there longer than a week as not very comfortable for a cosy evening in front of the fire/tv. As previously mentioned by others a mirror at the end of the drive would be good to help getting out safely but it is a fairly quiet road and you just needed to be cautious pulling out.

    Reviewed by Gill4.1Aug 2023

  • "Well where do i start."

    The most lovely of setting. In a quite area but close to so many places that are a must to see in the wonderful Lakes. I have looked back over many other reviews and it is very obvious that no one takes any notice what guest are telling you. Some of the issues i had other guest had back in 2016. The cottage is great for a base but you do need to address the fact it needs an update. The settee is very uncomfortable so much so i sat on the floor. You need to put the tiny TV back into the dolls house and get a decent size one. It was clean enough but i can see why other guest have complained. You really do need to put a mirror at the end of your drive it is not safe pulling out onto the road. The walled garden was a real treat, thank god i could use it as the whole week was completely ruined due to the fact the whole of the complex was hired out to a film company filming a Bollywood Film. I did not need an alarm clock as i was woken up at 6am every morning and again gone 11pm, I know the owner spoke to them but with around 30 people staying there there was no way it was going to be a good break. The smell from the chefs cooking was not good, filling the cottage all day, every day. There were black bags of food open in the yard and being enjoyed each day by the wildlife. I did get a part refund but still came home very stressed. You have one hell of a gem if you could only made the most of it. It was a bonus that the sun was out all week so i could go out as much as possible. Sykes sorry being told my only option was take the refund and go home was not really what i wanted to hear. This holiday was booked for a year. The film crew booked a few weeks.

    Reviewed by Michelle2.5Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay at grooms quarters."

    Lovely quaint cottages set in fabulous grounds which are very well maintained. The cottage was warm constantly which was very welcome given it was March. Martin was very easy to get hold of if any assistance needed which there was none. I’m looking forward to my next booked stay for New Year

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cosy cottage with a large bed."

    The walk to the local pub took around 15 minutes, albeit on a twisty road where some people did drive too fast. Alternatively you could take a leisurely walk up the fell and back into the village rewarding yourself with a well earned pint. Though you may want to leave a couple of hours for this option! The grounds are lovely, the walled kitchen garden especially was enjoyable to walk around. Also provided an opportunity to safely let the dog off the lead. The shared laundry facilities were handy when walks turned muckier than expected. We'd happily come back for our next visit to the lakes.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Sep 2022

  • "Area is lovely and walled garden is beautiful."

    Cottage itself needs a lot of attention. Place smelled of stale urine and generally dirty. Sofa was uncomfortable and one chair was filthy. Kitchen was well equipped but with mainly old items. Cooker was very dirty. Carpet was thread bare in places and you wouldn’t walk round without shoes or slippers on.

    Reviewed by Tony2.2Aug 2022

  • "Had the nicest week staying at Longlands, such a beautiful place."

    Our cottage was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Loved exploring the lakes and getting to know the local village

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely old property but very warm and cosy with everything you need for a stay in the lakes."

    Short distance from Cartmel it's an ideal base for the South Lakes and the great local walks.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful and tranquil setting."

    ..very quiet (although we were the only visitors over New Year!) The local amenities/facilities around Cartmel were superb. Ideally located to tour the southern Lakes. Accommodation was cozy and clean and a delight to stay in and dogs allowed which is great for walkers... Highly recomended , thank you. Jane and Phil. (Plus Bonnie and Tulah)

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Dec 2021

  • "The property was everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay with your ..."

    The property was everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay with your four legged friend the setting is beautiful great for walks the walled garden is magical the only thing I’d recommend is taking a really good torch with you because it’s beyond dark at night

    Reviewed by Tracy4.1Oct 2021

  • "Nice and quiet beautiful surroundings and the village near by was lovely lots of nice areas to walk in"

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is in a beautiful estate and fundamentally it is how it is shown in listing."

    It is in close proximity to Cartmel and not to far from Windermere. My advice however, is take your own towels as what was provided i may have been using for cleaning cloths back home ..including the bath mat which probably needs to be binned. Its just lacking TLC and items such as dish drainer was rusty so we didn't use it and cold water tap the washer has gone. We embraced it as a quirky place to stay in a beautiful area, but if you are expecting high end or even standard facilities you may be disappointed. Owners just need to walk around it and replace / upgrade certain things and it would improve it alot without major cost.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1May 2021

  • "Lovely location and setting with beautiful surroundings Cottage itself would have benighted from a better clean pre arrival , generally dusty and musty smelling Felt we left it cleaner when departing than it was on arrival Very low cold water pressure - literally a trickle from All Cold water taps No hot water for first two days and no instructions to set hot water … we finally managed to find a switch on the hot water tank to set to one hour boost on evening of second day … overall this somewhat spoilt the actual stay and time In the cottage which was disappointing as always found places we’ve stayed via Sykes clean tidy and functional …."

    Overall felt the cottage needed an overall deep clean and a bit of update .. better instructions would have helped and the cold water pressure needs sorting

    Reviewed by Stuart2.2May 2021

  • "Thank you. Groom’s Quarters was a lovely, cosy place to stay."

    It was very clean and had all the amenities we required. Great to be able to walk straight outside and follow the footpaths up to walk in the Cartmel fells. It was a little difficult to find, so signage could be clearer on the gates of Longlands Estate. Booking was easy through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2021

  • "Really nice cottage in a picturesque setting."

    The rooms were clean and had all the facilities required to make it a real home from home. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning location."

    Cartmel is a 10 minute walk away and is a beautiful village. The cottage is a bit shabby in places but it adds to the character of the building. The porch as you walk in could do with a clean and dust to get rid of the cobwebs and spiders. Also the end of the drive could do with a traffic mirror as you can’t see what is coming from the right. But would we return? Most definitely. Worth every penny x

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely break in this comfortable rural location ."

    Very historical and traditional Cumbrian setting . Easy access to Cartmel though the narrow lane isn't very pedestrian friendly . Cottage warm ,quiet and we'll equipped . Good amenities . Lovely views . Spoilt for eating out and local produce .

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very draughty living room in the cottage otherwise very good!"

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Oct 2019

  • "This was our first visit to the Lake District and we found this to be a wonderful location within a large country house setting and grounds."

    We used it as a base to explore the local area on foot with our dog walking up to the Hospice of Hampsfell from the rear of the property and back down into the idyllic village of Cartmel for a pub lunch. There we found an amazing cheese shop, bakery and brewery. An hours drive and we were soon walking through Grizedale Forest, we also drove back up to walk around Derwentwater and explored Keswick on the way round. On our return to the grooms quarters we would light the fire, make a bite to eat and snuggle up for a quiet, cosy night.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful location."

    Quiet with old world charm. A little tired in places, but beautifully comfortable & cosy. The gardens are a delight & we all enjoyed the break (2 humans & 2 dogs!)

    Reviewed by Nicki4.4Sep 2019

  • "A little disappointed with cleanliness."

    Empty flower pot at front door, and ashtray on bedroom balcony were both full of cigarette ends when we arrived. We are non smokers ourselves but it created a bad impression. Bedroom and lounge were full of very small moths flying around all night. Kitchen utensil drawer was full of bread crumbs. We stripped bed as asked and found feather duvet had stains on it. looked grubby, as did inside of lamp shades. Curtain in bedroom torn at top. Just felt the whole question of cleaning needs to be more thorough. Nice warm cottage, let down by skimping on cleaning.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Mar 2019

  • "Had a thoroughly lovely time at Grooms Cottage."

    The grounds are a delight and the walled garden was a joy to walk around spotting all the lovely fruit/vegetables and different species of flowers. The only negative comment we had 2 super huge bath towels but no hand towels. I think this was probably an oversight and didn't see the cleaners to mention this. You do needd a car to get into Cartmel as there are no footpaths.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Sep 2018

  • "The entrance to the grounds needs better signs, but the most important item is that the exit is very bad due to poor visibility to the right."

    It needs a mirror on the oposite side so that traffic approaching can be seen. There is no sign to warn drivers of the hidden entrance

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2018

  • "Very good accommodation for 2."

    Ideal for dog and walks. Lovely tranquil setting with helpful but unobtrusive staff.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2018

  • "An extremely enjoyable holiday."

    Beautiful scenic and peaceful surroundings with friendly staff and other holiday guests ,helped make this a wonderful holiday.Thank you Sykes Best Wishes to all concerned Pat and Steven.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2018

  • "A nice comfortable property in beautiful surroundings ideal for dogs with plenty of room to run around in the grounds."

    A great base for visiting the beautiful lakes, dog friendly pubs and local amenities.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay except for the last night when we did not get to sleep until past 4 am."

    I think it would be worth informing future guests that the cottage is one small part of a larger development which is set up for large groups. The place was ideal for us & our very nervous rescue dog until the Friday. On the Friday groups of men began to arrive throughout the afternoon & evening until there were 25+. A huge amount of alcohol was piled up on a table in the quad outside our back window & some of the men began to drink on arrival. They used the large barn for their entertainment and were continually on the move between the big house & the barn all night. Being 2 women in this sort of situation was unsettling as we are aware a large number of men together with huge amounts of alcohol can be unpleasant. As it turned out the men did not bother us ( we had drawn all the curtains & locked the door) but we were on high alert all evening as the noise level & movement grew and it spoiled our last evening. I think it is important that guests are informed about issues like this before they book. Had we known that a large male only group was booked in we would not have stayed & it has certainly put us off going back there again. I hope you understand our issue with this. We did not feel safe & although the men were simply enjoying themselves we were on edge.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Feb 2018

  • "A nice simple cottage set in lovely grounds."

    An old school cottage without too many frills but none the worse for it. Everything we needed for a week away was there and available. The sizeable shared grounds are great and most welcome for dogs. We did have one small issue but it was dealt with very quickly. It’s about half a mile from the village which was perfect, plenty to do close by.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.0Nov 2017

  • "Absolutely loved the area, closeness to the Lakes."

    Cartmel a picturesque proper village. Plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Very pretty. The cottage was in the most beautiful setting, and dog heaven. We had plans to eat out regularly but stayed in every evening because the cottage was gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "A very well set up cottage in a great location just on the edge of the Lake District national park, and also close to the sea."

    The manor grounds were just great for the dogs with lots of rabbits to chase, the walks directly behind the property were simply stunning. We really loved the herb/vege/fruit garden, what a cooks paradise collecting all the stuff for a great dinner. Thank you for letting us use this ammenity! The cottage was small and comfy, the gas fireplace just great and great bedroom ensuit. The kitchen could have been a little better equiped, we missed a decent kitchen knife, but for the rest perfect.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom (zip and link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • External utility.
  • Electric storage heaters with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of laundry in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate by request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of gardens with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage will offer short breaks (at 75% of the weekly rate for 3 nights) bookable at any time of the year, starting on a Friday or a Monday only.

The property

A lovely, cosy semi-detached Cartmel cottage, perfect for couples seeking a relaxing getaway.

With open plan accommodation downstairs and well appointed decor, this Cartmel cottage is sure to please.

The bedroom at this Cartmel cottage can be arranged as either a twin room or a king-size double and there is a lovely outlook from the Juliet balcony over the croquet lawn and grounds towards the driveway.

Superb walks can be enjoyed from the door including a pleasant ramble up to the 'Hospice of Hampsfell', a viewing tower providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs 10306 and 10307 and together they accommodate 6 people.

Longlands Cottages

Cartmel 1 mile. Dating back to the early 19th Century, these three Cartmel cottages are situated on the magnificent Longlands country house estate, on the fringes of the village of Cartmel in the Lake District. Occupying a commanding position at the foot of Hampsfell hills with sweeping views across the Cartmel valley and approached via a private driveway through beautiful parkland, these three Cartmel cottages are sure to impress with their grandeur and charm. Tucked away behind the main house, these three Cartmel cottages have been created out of what was originally the servants’ quarters and the stable blocks. Longlands has a superb walled kitchen-garden overflowing with the freshest natural produce just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. These three Cartmel cottages offer the perfect base for exploring the Lake District and Cumbria and a warm welcome will be extended to all.

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About the location


Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is 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 Cartmel 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 thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas