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The Coach House

Cartmel near Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 10307)

3.9

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Stinks of dog pee, musty smell also, even in cupboards."

    2 inches of hot water per day - nowhere near sufficient. No point having a roll top bath if you can’t fill it!! Owner has been informed about this by others and it’s still the same. At £126 approx per night, that’s a disgrace. Bee/wasp nest in chimney stack outside cottage. Furniture was dated, carpets were a disgrace. You wouldn’t go barefoot or just socks downstairs. Would’ve been much more practical to have wooden/tiled floor. We’ve stayed in many, many dog friendly places and this is the worst accommodation we’ve encountered. Even the basic dog friendly travel lodges are better than this. The walled garden was lovely but outside there were a lot of dirty spaces, behind the wood shed were used bottle tops. At the side of the barn next to campfire we’re discarded alcohol bottles/cans. The staff were very friendly. Area was lovely, accommodation not. Tried phoning owner on day of arrival but went to voicemail which he says he never got. We left a day early as we were not using the property except for sleeping in. Waste of money. Dreadful shame as there was to be a wedding there later in the week and the whole venue had been booked. Hope they don’t need to wash!!!

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2022

  • "Goregous setting and wider grounds."

    The Coach House cottage is detached on its own which was good for us as we had a young baby so weren't worried we disturb anyone. The walled garden that is just through a lovely old white gate is amazing, it's like entering the secret garden or something for a film where you're able to help yourself to produce for your supper - absolutely fantastic. The Gardner who tends to it deserves and award! We also found the cottage perfect for our active border collie as we could be up on the fields at the back and up the hill towards Grange over Sands in a matter of minutes. We only briefly drove through Cartmel village but it looked very charming with a few nice pubs and a racecourse running through the centre! Other reviews mention the settee in the cottage, it is rubbish but the look of it fits in with the decor. Would definitely return thank you

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault the friendly staff , beautiful gardens , access allowed to all areas, exceptionally dog friendly, peaceful, the seating in the cottage was not comfortable, good furniture in it’s day but past it’s best, we always take a bed topper so the bed was ok ."

    Could do with a larger tv . Would return but stay in a larger cottage or main Georgian house which was fabulous

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxed time with our 2 dogs."

    Enjoyed walks and the gardens and didn't have to obsess about muddy footprints on the carpets. We were all made very welcome by the staff and their canine assistants also. Would recommend highly to dog owners with well socialised dogs that need a break from city life.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2022

  • "We had a really nice stay."

    The location of the property is very convenient and ideal for dogs thanks to the really nice green space around. The cottage was as advertised. Decor is a bit dated but it has everything one needs. Despite there being several cottages we had enough privacy. The only thing that I can think of in terms of improvement is to have an option to be able to discard rubbish outside the cottage. We collected the dog poo and kept it in the kitchen bin and it became a bit smelly. For us it would have been a bit more convenient to have a shower vs a bath but we simply overlooked it in the description when booking because the pictures were so nice ;)

    Reviewed by VerenaJun 2022

  • "A fabulous place to stay."

    Personally would have preferred a log burner to the gas fire in the coach house, and could really do with a traffic mirror at the end of the driveway as you cannot see traffic coming from the right. Apart from that no complaints at all, had a great stay, and wouldn't hesitate to book here again if visiting the region.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings plenty of space to walk around and ..."

    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings plenty of space to walk around and brilliant for our puppy dog friendly and very safe staff are always around and very friendly and helpful this is the second time we’ve stayed here and loved it as much as the first time definitely go back again

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2021

  • "Lovely setting; quiet and peaceful."

    Furnishings a bit dated but description/photos were accurate, so we knew what we were getting. Things that would have improved our stay: comfier lounge chairs, quieter extractor fan in bathroom. Overall enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by TreforNov 2021

  • "Coach House was a lovely little home from home."

    Clean and tidy and gave us what we needed for a few days. Would be nice if they had a secure area where we could let dogs off without the risk of them disappearing into neighbouring fields of sheep.

    Reviewed by MyraSep 2021

  • "Room was disgusting."

    Furniture damaged. Badly equipped, hot water only lasted half a day. Worse was the infestation of fleas...dog was bitten all over.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing location!"

    !! The walks straight from the house are incredible, beautiful garden, great stay for dogs but the inside of the house was very tired and not that clean. If the interior had a make over this would be a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by EllenAug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage looked a bit tired but beds were comfy and spotless our dog loved the open spaces."

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2021

  • "Beautiful location but house badly needs a deep clean."

    Little or no hot water during stay No manual to assist with heating that wasn’t functioning The staff were very friendly and helpful Over cluttered with furniture which seemed superfluous and would recommend some upgrades. I.e a functioning shower

    Reviewed by BruceJun 2021

  • "Place is stunning, definitely we will come back."

    Just need to add some signage/labelling where the outside property bins are & outside facilities , so these can be easily identified for guest use. We also commented that ( on an ideal world) would be good to have an internal footpath right of way through farms , to walk to the town without using the main road or walking too far. Other than that, place is absolutely stunning on its own right and we enjoyed every single moment, including the garden, meeting the gardeners & find some useful plants tips, also admiring the fantastic cottage garden with the new goldfish addition and the lovely black Labrador which we met in the cottage garden. ( pity they don’t have plants for sale , because I would have bought some to bring with me for sure) Breathtaking views, wildlife, absolutely loved it! & we were delighted when we found there are places here with red squirrels!! Great fun with the board games & the brilliant disc on the DVD player, the cd might not be for older audience taste , but definitely at our street. There’s always something for everyone. The whole experience & place is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by M CJun 2021

  • "When we arrived at 3pm the property had not been cleaned there were dog biscuits ..."

    When we arrived at 3pm the property had not been cleaned there were dog biscuits on the kitchen floor an uneaten meal in the fridge bed not made let alone even changed wet dirty towels in the bath i phoned the owner who then took 2 hours to arrive and then clean the place given the current COVID situation i feel this is disgusting we finally got into the cottage at 6 pm very bad standards

    Reviewed by CharmaineMay 2021

  • "Shabby chic set in lovely surroundings."

    Fabulous location for dogs who were free to run around. Minor problems with hot water cause tank too small to fill huge bath with enough water for more than an inch or so. Couldn’t get gas fire to work but other heating on all day so never cold. We would visit again as it suited our needs but wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Good value for money and you get what you pay for.

    Reviewed by LlynwenMay 2021

  • "I was disappointed that after arriving back to the cottage late last night there was no hot water."

    I felt it too late to call the owner. I set off early this morning and still no hot water so unfortunately this really spoilt my trip

    Reviewed by NigelDec 2020

  • "The grounds were an unexpected bonus."

    The setting was amazing.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2020

  • "Coach House was as we expected."

    We had only seen 1 positive review but I can now make that 2. The cottage is quite dinky like a 1 up 1 down. Ground floor was an all in one sitting area with sofa and 2 chairs, kitchen area and a Gateleg dining table and 2 chairs. Stairs are up from the sitting room straight into bedroom. The bed was very comfortable although we would have preferred a larger size. The ensuite was nice. The cottage was very clean and the only problem we had was a bee nest in the flu allowing bees to come down into the cottage. We did ring the owner. I did think the ground floor was cluttered. Maybe a more comfortable sofa and just 1 chair. Also the table was too big when extended. As the cottage sleeps just 2 people, perhaps less furniture downstairs would be better. We had just 3 nights there with our young cocker spaniel and really enjoyed it. Cute cottage in lovely surroundings. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "I booked this cottage without reading the reviews, if I had I would not of stayed there ."

    I would recommend that you speak to your clients, and tell them to paint the house throughout , and new carpets as the house smells musky . This could be fantastic property if it had some TLC , the only part of the house that felt clean is the bathroom which was beautiful and the location was lovely.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "I have stayed here before a couple of times, and degonwould again I love this place."

    People are so friendly in cartmel, very picturesque.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2020

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location."

    The grounds and in particular the walled garden are beautful and peaceful. We had seen some poor reviews of the Coach house on other sites. All I would say is the cottage was perfect for us and our dog. Dont be put off by poor reviews. This place is wonderful and very well located for the Lake District attractions.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Very relaxing environment, clean quiet and friendly people, easy access to all popular locations from the cottage."

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "Such a lovely idyllic cottage, very quiet, fantastic scenery and great walks."

    We are regular visitors. Great to find somewhere that allows dogs too!

    Reviewed by LyndaNov 2019

  • "The coach house, stayed August 2019."

    The positives:The location of this property was great and there was the comforting smell of bleach in the bathroom when you arrived. Tea and coffee were also provided. The negatives: No welcome pack despite it being referred to and neighbours during stay had no pack either so no helpful hints on things to do in the area. The bed was also extremely hard and uncomfortable. There were no matches to light the gas fire. The biggest problem was the bath - there was no shower and the bath was fed by a tank which had an emersion heater at the top. Consequently only about a third of the tank would actually heat up. This made it impossible to have a warm bath as after the water got about a couple of inches deep the hot water would stop and the tap would feed in cold water. Therefore if you were not right on top of it you lost all the heat in the water already in the bath. I finally managed a luke warm bath by repeated filling the kettle. As a result we left a night early. Due to the way the boiler is heated this is going to be an issue until it is replaced.

    Reviewed by EloiseAug 2019

  • "Although it is a lovely cottage in a lovely setting (the walled garden is beautiful), the whole cottage needs a thorough cleaning and a bit if TLC, in particular the paint work and the kitchen, especially the cooker which I really didn't feel happy to use."

    Also the roll top bath looked fab but the shower didn't work properly, the water was either scalding hot or freezing cold. One of the biggest issues was that there was no WIFI, despite the website description stating there was. The location is beautiful and a short distance from the village, but you'd be taking your life on your hands if you decide to walk on the road. Overall it must have been a lovely cottage once but now feels a bit unloved. Not sure we'd go back.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2019

  • "Only there 2 nights, and as I have not been feeling very well the cottage was booked to relax and especially relax in the bath as I only have a shower at home."

    After one bath on the Saturday night then we could only receive cold water.... 2 phone calls later the owner rang back saying he would get his man on to it in the morning.... problem is..... we had to vacate by 10am.... so no bath and no man arrived. The owner was supprised I had not mentioned it to him when I passed him earlier in the day, may be if he had actually introduced himself it might have been a differant situation. ..... it's a pity as It is a beautiful place .... but feel no value for money.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2018

  • "The location is outstanding for a couple looking for peace and quiet."

    The walled garden to be remembered for all time. I will certainly return. Peehaps there could be a little more equipment in the kitchen. We loved the rabbits, squirrels and pheasants. A jewel of a property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "The location and setting was ideal for a dog friendly break."

    Some of the furniture needs some attention or replacement as both settee, chairs and dining chairs were uncomfortable. Plus deeper cleaning in bathroom. Location and nearby facilities were excellent, good weather and an enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2018

  • "The property was fair but there were a several things that could have a Lot Better, the arm chairs and couch were well by their comfort date !"

    !! we had to build up the base of the arm chairs so that we could have some comfort. the cooker was well worn and the igniter knob was missing and we couldn't find any other means of lighting the cooker or fire. T The bed was very comfortable and attractive and the house was clean. The facilities round about were excellent there are several good restaurants in Cartmel and all reasonably priced all in all it was an enjoyable holliday.

    Reviewed by KennethMar 2018

  • "The setting is perfect however one or two possible improvements ..."

    The setting is perfect however one or two possible improvements The settee is not comfortable at all The gas fire is unpredictable and doesn’t throw out much warmth It would have been helpful to know that the main road to Windermere was closed during our stay The signage to the property is difficult to see at night and is set back from the road I suspect most people drive past before realising

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2018

  • "Landlord Martin was very hepful on our arrival."

    Very nice cottagd that was well presented. A light at the entrance from the road would have been very hepful at night.

    Reviewed by GerardFeb 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely spot."

    Even nicer than the photos!

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2017

  • "What an amazing place this is."

    The location, set way back off the main road, is in a beautiful setting surrounded by a beautiful countryside with the sound of bleeding lambs all round, birds singing in the morning.....heaven. The cottage is a lovely one bedroomed, fully furnished piece of country. Beautifully laid out with all the amenities required for your stay. We loved it there and didn't want to leave. If you have dogs, it's an ideal are for some lovely walks. The beautiful village of Carmel is just a little walk away with places to eat and drink. The locals are very friendly and had a lot of fun talking to them, so friendly. Loved it.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2017

  • "Lovely location, comfy inviting cottage, if you want a laid back hassle free break this is the one to choose, recommended."

    Reviewed by RayMar 2017

  • "Was great location as we have a dog lovely walks and just 1 mile into Cartmel"

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2016

  • "The bath/ & bathroom were quite small, a shower would have been better."

    Minor really as cottage was lovely as was the walled garden. Didn't meet owner, but was easily contacted if needed.

    Reviewed by SuAug 2016

  • "Loved the cottage and the surrounding, Cartmel is a lovely village and the location was easy to access the lakes"

    Reviewed by DianneJul 2016

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Summary

  • One four poster double bedroom with en-suite free-standing bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • External utility.
  • Electric 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 detached former coach house, this Cartmel cottage is located next to the walled kitchen-garden and is surrounded by beautiful grounds and established trees.

With open plan accommodation and a feature fireplace, this Cartmel cottage is the perfect base to return to after an exciting day exploring the region.

Upstairs, the jewel in the crown of this Cartmel cottage is the exceptional four poster bed, complete with drapes, and the en-suite bathroom containing a lovely roll-top bath.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs 10306 and 10308 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

CARTMEL

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas