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Crag End Cottage

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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy cottage which is perfect to return home to after a long day of walking around the lakes."

    Mary was really accomodating and we agreed with her recommendations for Rogan & Co. and the Cavendish Arms. We had a wonderful week there with our Labrador and would highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent cottages."

    Very clean, comfortable. Amazing views and excellent walks on the doorstep. Mary is an excellent host. Kitchen is well equippped this is easily the best cottage I’ve stayed in

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely stay, very comfortable cottage like home from home."

    Lovely surounding walks. Mary a lovely lady who makes guests feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2024

  • "So pleased that our second visit to Crag End Cottage was as amazing as the first."

    Everything in the cottage is immaculate, it has everything you need and more. We had a fantastic, relaxing break. Really pleased we timed our visit so we were there for ‘Christmas in Cartmel’ which was a lovely start to the festive season! So lovely to see Mary and Bertie again!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our stay was our 2nd visit and you never let us down Mary, on the evening we arrived you had turned on the lights the heating and pulled the curtains and what a delight that' was to see as we pulled up as the rain was horrendous."

    Our stay was perfect even with the rain the views was amazing and out the back of cottage it feels like your own back garden with lots of walks nearby , thank you Mary we do really love our chats with you and we will be back next year for certain

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "Probably the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Immaculately clean and great facilities with a lovely comfy bed, nice walk in shower and well stocked kitchen. Excellent location that is handy for the local village with some good shops and eateries. The cottage felt really secluded, quiet and peaceful with walks literally on the doorstep. The owner Mary was a great host and met us on arrival and also checked with us before we left. We appreciated the welcome treats! Overall an exceptional property and we would not hesitate to recommend Crag End Cottage to others and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We use Sykes holiday cottages often and Crag End Cottage is our favourite up to now."

    The owner Mary was so welcoming and only a phone call away if needed but everything was perfect and comfortable in a lovely area and lovely bedding and well equipped kitchen and it was a home from home,thankyou again Mary and Bertie from Marie Chuck &Rosy

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wow what an absolutely charming beautiful little cottage."

    We had the most amazing stay here for a long weekend away in the lakes. Mary was absolutely wonderful and made sure the cottage was perfect for our stay. I have never stayed anywhere as immaculately clean and presented as crag end cottage was. Our dog Ollie also absolutely loved it and Mary had even provided a doggy treat tin for him too! Just wonderful and another big thanks to Mary for this absolute gem of a cottage. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage great owner the cottage was all it was said to be really enjoyed our stay love to Mary and Bertie xx"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "This a lovely cottage, a short distance from Cartmel, Mary the owner who we met on arrival explained everything we needed to know about the cottage and the area which was very helpful."

    The cottage is spotlessly clean and there was everything provided for a lovely stay. We recommend this cottage very highly and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a great location."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean, really comfortable with great facilities. We had a really lovely week here. A great place to return home to at the end of each day walking and exploring the stunningly beautiful and peaceful lake district. Cartmel Village is a short walk away and also has everything. Nice pubs, restaurants wine bar, village shop and race course. We would highly recommend a visit to Cartmel with a asway at Crag End Cottage

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "The setting, atmosphere and hospitality provided by Mary the owner of this cottage I have not found elsewhere."

    The property is immaculate and thoughtfully done and a joy to return to at the conclusion of fun filled local excursions that can easily be found with a little imagination each day.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well maintained cottage with an excellent location."

    Mary and Bertie were great and very welcoming - we really enjoyed our visit and can’t thank them enough for such a pleasant stay. Would gladly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Mary the owner goes above & beyond to provide a lovely stay."

    It is immaculately clean, the kitchen has everything you need, the view is spectacular. The cottage has a wonderful welcomeing & friendly feel & there were one or two gin & tonics drank sat at the front enjoying the view! Cartmel village & the lakes are close by & a visit to the magnificent priory church is a must.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Crag End is a lovely cottage, extremely clean and comfortable, in a great location."

    Mary, the owner, was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great little cottage that fulfills all needs, lovely place to stay, if we return to the Cartmel area we would not hesitate to book it again."

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely private little cottage, very, clean,comfortable and well equipped."

    Jake, our little dog, loved the near by walks. Unfortunately didn’t get to meet the owner, as she was poorly but she kept in touch by messaging and assured us if we needed anything to just be in touch.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gill, (Darcy the dog) and myself had a really lovely weeks stay at Crag End Cottage, (19th - 26th May) Its the most comfortable and clean place we have ever stayed."

    Mary the cottage owner was lovely, very friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend staying at this lovely cottage. We hope to return again in the future. Thank you Mary. Lesley

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7May 2023

  • "We had an amazing relaxing stay at Crag End Cottage!"

    The cottage is immaculately presented and Mary (and Bertie the dog!) go above and beyond to ensure that every need is met. The cottage was spotless, modern and well equipped with a lovely thoughtful welcome hamper to greet us on arrival. Our dog loved being able to run along the fells behind the cottage whilst we enjoyed the outstanding views that the area has to offer. Highly recommend a walk into Cartmel where you can pick up some of the infamous Sticky Toffee Pudding!! We loved how the entire town was dog friendly! Every shop/cafe and pub happily welcomed your four legged friend! We have recommended Crag End Cottage to all of our friends and family and we will definitely be back again soon!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was so comfortable and very well equipped it felt like home there ..."

    The cottage was so comfortable and very well equipped it felt like home there was everything we needed and it's was very clean also we are definitely returning again

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crag End Cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more. We loved the rural setting and it wasn't too far to walk or drive into the village. The cottage decor was modern but with a cottage charm. The lovely owner was nearby if we ever needed anything and was happy to give recommendations for restaurants and places to go which was much appreciated. We also enjoyed the little extras such as tea and biscuits which was so welcoming and great to arrive to after a long drive. We would have no hesitation in booking this lovely cottage again and have also recommended to family.

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2023

  • "Crag End cottage is an exceptional place for getaway holiday."

    The cottage is beautiful inside with no expense spared to make it a home from home. The cottage is so comfortable and the scenery is outstanding. We had such a relaxing break with our dog, walking every day in the most beautiful surroundings. And also the nicest, friendliest owner Mary who put a lovely welcoming pack and biscuits for Belle, our shih Tzu. My wife, Belle and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying here 100%. Thank you Mary

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a perfect location for dog walks and the cottage had everything we needed."

    We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing little cottage."

    We have stayed in one of Mary’s cottages before and this one has the same 5star quality. Warm, welcoming and just perfect. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second visit to the cottage and there’s a reason we came back!"

    It’s a perfect hideaway for a visit to the Lakes. We visited with our German Shepherd for a week. You can’t fault the facilities - comfy bed, fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom with a fantastic shower, great heating system. The kitchen in particular has everything you need - even a slow cooker and a recipe book! Perfect to get a joint of meat from a local butcher and leave it stewing all day while you go out for a walk. We recommend the sticky toffee puddings from the shop in Cartmel (they are every bit as good as you think!). Mary is very welcoming and made sure every part of our stay was perfect. I can’t wait to book again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Dec 2022

  • "On the edge of Cartmel village tucked away, its the ideal property for a relaxing holiday in the lakes."

    Modern, clean and tidy, with a well equipped kitchen, it has everything you need. Lovely walks nearby for the dog. Owner Mary was really nice and happy to help with anything. Already booked again for 2023.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location, and a lovely warm welcome from the wonderful owner who gave us lots of tips of where to go/what to visit etc."

    We had a perfect week; lots of dog walks on the doorstep, a choice of great pubs and restaurants and gorgeous scenery. We’ve stayed in lots of cottages and this is one of our favourites. We definitely want to return.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2022

  • "Crag End cottage is a great cottage and one not to be missed."

    Owner Mary is really friendly and very helpful. Our four night stay was just what we needed and we will be back too. The weather was not on our side but we expected that from this part of the country. Crag End was so lovely and made up for any wet weather. Thank you Mary from Sheelagh, Shane and Barney.x

    Reviewed by Sheelagh5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Cragend Cottage, it had everything we needed very clean and comfortable we would book again."

    Gary & Annie

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Sep 2022

  • "Crag End Cottage is the most peaceful accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    The countryside is absolutely beautiful. As for the cottage….10 out of 10 for Mary. It is spotlessly clean and Mary has thought of absolutely everything to make your stay like home from home and all the little decor touches just add to this. The whole cottage is decorated very tastefully. There is everything you need in the kitchen, the lounge is very cozy and the bathroom provides constant hot water when needed. The bedroom is cozy too with a comfortable king size bed. Our only moan (and it is a very small one) was lack of storage for clothes in the bedroom. There is nowhere to hang anything should you need to and we did live out of our suitcase the whole week. Mary mentioned lack of storage to us so she is aware of this. We enjoyed our stay and so did Sid our cockapoo who (as we live in a bungalow) thought the stairs was a game!! Mary was on hand should you need her and was very knowledgeable on places to visit and an extremely helpful and friendly host. Would we recommend Crag End Cottage, ABSOLUTELY. Thank you Mary.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2022

  • "Tranquil and peaceful yet a short walk from the charms of Cartmel"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was well equipped with good quality items and everything you could possibly need on holiday."

    Lots of personal touches from the owner enhanced our stay. As a dog friendly cottage for us it would have been an advantage to have had the little courtyard enclosed by adding a gate.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Aug 2022

  • "Get PAT test done when property not vacated"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful stay, Mary was so kind and her scones are delicious!"

    The cottage was immaculate and the downstairs bedroom was lovely & cool on the hottest day on record! The race course is a lovely 10min walk and a great day out. Cartmel Village is one of the prettiest in the Lakes, we will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Crag End Cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    The cleanliness and attention to detail is second to none. Mary, the owner popped by a couple of times to check we were ok and to see if we were happy with everything. It was lovely to chat about the local area and Mary suggested a few places of interest. We can honestly say it’s absolutely one of our favourite UK holidays ever. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Our 2nd visit and just as good as the last time."

    Mary has the cottage lovely and it is so handy for a walk onto the fell or down to the village

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2022



    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage cosy well equipped really helpful owner great location"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and in a great location."

    The host was very helpful and made us feel welcome during our stay

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage and Mary has thought of everything to make it a home from home."

    Lovely welcome pack as well and she made sure we had all we needed. Furnished to a high quality in beautiful surroundings. Great for our dog to go for a run. Thanks Mary for a great stay x

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "We stayed at the crag end cottage for 7 nights,and we couldn't have asked for more ."

    Mary has made this beautiful cottage home from home .It was so comfortable and everything you needed was included it was spotlessly clean ,and you come out of the front door you were straight out onto the Fellls.we had some beautiful walks and our dog lottie loved it too ,we will most definitely will be returning in the summer. I would highly recommend this fantastic cottage and also its only a 20 minute walk to the quant village where there's lots of little tea rooms and pubs.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    It is very well thought out and equipped. Very warm, comfortable, stylish and also practical. I cannot think of anything else that would have been useful. It feels like the owner, Mary really wants you to have a lovely experIence, above providing the basics of a rental property. We received helpful information about the area prior to our visit. Mary is nearby and happy to be contacted. Lovely walks straight from the cottage. Cartmel and the surrounding area are beautiful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2022

  • "It was all it said it was."

    Mary was very helpful and friendly and the Welcome treats were perfect. We wanted a rest in a nice place and all the boxes were ticked

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, excellent hospitality from owners could not ask for more."

    Reviewed by Bernard4.7Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and cosy."

    The owner has chosen decor and facilities of quality which make also for ease of use. The location is very peaceful on the edge of the lakeland fells.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our stay at Crag End Cottage was fabulous."

    The cottage was furnished to a high standard and was very comfortable. Mary had thought of everything and there was nothing lacking in the cottage. There was also a nice touch of a thoughtful welcome gift pack and a call from Mary to make sure we had everything we needed. The location was very quiet and set in beautiful countryside but within easy reach of the village centre. I would recommend staying at Crag End Cottage, you wont be disappointed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Mary asked us to let her know if we had any suggestions to make it better."

    We couldn't think of anything. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful little cottage with an equally wonderful owner (Mary)."

    Welcomed on arrival and had a very tasty lemon drizzle cake and bottle of prosecco along with a pint of milk. Cottage is ideally located and cartmel an easy walk away. The cottage has the fell just behind it which is perfect for letting the dog out for a quick run about. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for such a wonderful stay Regards Michael/Victoria & Amber

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "What can I say."

    We loved it. Everything we wanted in the cottage. A lovely cake and Prosecco left by Mary the owner who was so helpful and caring. Our dog loved the fact that the fell was right behind the cottage. Views of sunrise was spectacular Easy walk from cottage through woods and over racecourse to Cartmel Will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Loved this cottage so relaxing and comfortable Mary who owns it is so friendly ..."

    Loved this cottage so relaxing and comfortable Mary who owns it is so friendly and welcoming welcome package is more then welcoming just loved it just what we needed to chill

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Immaculate presentation."

    A great deal of thought and care has gone into providing a very comfortable and enjoyable experience. A most welcoming bottle of Prosecco and a delicious lemon drizzle and elderflower cake made by our host Mary went down a treat!

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for us and Dany the Lab."

    Mary the owner was both friendly and helpful, so much so we’ve booked it again next year.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2021

  • "Mary the cottage owner was exceptionally helpful and went out of her way to ensure that we were able to enjoy our holiday."

    The welcome pack was extremely generous and got us of to a good start and the help given in enabling us to log into their wi fi was invaluable. When Mary heard that our car sat nav had packed up she arranged the loan of a unit to help us find our way round for the week.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week in Crag End Cottage."

    It was a perfect home from home, beautifully presented and equipped with everything you may need. I slept better than I do at home!! Lovely welcome from Mary who even text during our stay to suggest a visit to the Westmoreland Show. We would definitely recommend Crag End Cottage

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2021

  • "My partner and I stayed at Crag End Cottage for 4 nights and had a fantastic stay."

    The owner, Mary was very communicative and friendly. The cottage is really lovely and very well equipped with everything you could need. We ate there most nights after walking and exploring the Lakes during the day. I would absolutely recommend this as a place to stay to anyone - a true retreat from city life.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful Cottage."

    Extremely well furnished excellent taste. Cleanliness 10 out of 10. All towels and bedding were perfect. Didn’t need to bring anything regards facilities as everything was in the cottage. Peaceful location. Cartmel was a 20 minutes lovely walk away. Shops restaurants pub food. Local produce available. Mary who owns this cottage is a wonderful lady passed on lots of information of walks and where to visit. Thank you. Would I recommend. It’s a BIG YES from us.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning, well equipped and finished to an excellent standard."

    The location was perfect, just as described, isolated and quiet for a peaceful, relaxing stay with plenty to see and do within walking distance or a short drive. Although not on site, the owner, Mary, is absolutely lovely, extremely attentive and readily available by phone or text to answer any questions, give recommendations etc. We look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Jul 2021

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  • Reverse-level
  • One ground-floor king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC with bluetooth mirror
  • First-floor kitchen
  • First-floor living/dining room with electric stove
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, slow cooker, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property accepts adults only

The property

Crag End Cottage is a very special upside-down cottage resting up a private driveway in the picturesque village of Cartmel, Cumbria.

Home to a quaint patio area, and footpaths from the doorstep leading over the fellside, and down to the village, this delightful dwelling is ideal for a solo traveller or couple looking to explore the beautiful Lake District.

It's situated within easy reach of the village but offers a lovely quiet location.

Arriving at the cottage, off-road parking greets you before stepping into the hall and making your way up to the first floor.

Hosting a living/dining room with an electric stove, enjoy snuggling up with your loved one to watch some TV after an adventurous day out, during the Winter period Cartmel Priory can be clearly seen from the window.

From here, take advantage of the kitchen, which hosts an electric oven and hob so you can whip up delicious meals to enjoy at the dining table, and a handy dishwasher to make cleaning up a breeze.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way back downstairs to rest your head in the plush king-size.

When you wake, utilise the en-suite shower room and prepare for another day of discovering your surroundings.

In the warmer months, make yourself a coffee using the coffee machine, and savour it out in the garden in the crisp morning air.

Nearby, be sure to visit the famous Cartmel Village Shop to pick up some sticky toffee and quirky souvenirs for your friends, or pop to one of the many local village pubs for some tasty pub grub in a friendly setting.

Horse racing enthusiasts will enjoy a day at Cartmel Racecourse, this property boasts a perfect position to enjoy the races, offering perfect access with being only a short walk away, you can enjoy a drink and all the races has to offer whilst leaving your car safely at the property.

For history buffs and architecture lovers, the magnificent Cartmel Priory towers over the village.

Spend a day in the lovely coastal town of Grange over Sands; the town is home to the picture-perfect Grange Promenade, perfect for enjoying some fish and chips or an ice cream in the fresh sea air.

Avid golfers can tee off one afternoon at Grange over Sands Golf Club while enjoying the vast views and luscious greenery.

Why not stick your walking boots on and venture further into the Lake District National Park for an abundance of walking and cycling opportunities.

The popular town of Windermere is just a scenic car journey away, where you can enjoy boat rides and peaceful lakeside walks any time of year.

Whatever the weather, enjoy a romantic escape at Crag End Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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