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Old Book Shop

(Ref. 1125953)

Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "The property was exquisite."

    It was tastefully presented. The kitchen was lovely and contained more appliances than other cottages I have stayed at. The layout of the cottage was quirky which added to its charm. The proximity of the cottage to the racecourse was an added benefit and made our day at the races so easy. I just wish we had booked a longer break.

    Thankyou for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Dressing room
  • Second-floor snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs, Bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Public car park available near property
  • Public courtyard to side
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are low beams and steep steps throughout this property that may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: The public car park is charged, and not included with property
  • Please note: Be considerate with heating usage in winter months

The property

Set at the heart of the delightful Cumbrian village of Cartmel lies this charming, semi-detached holiday home, Old Book Shop.

Perfect for families or even friends sharing, this property is well-positioned to a wealth of nearby attractions and amenities, and makes a wonderful base for exploring The Lake District and surrounding nature reserves.

As you step into the property, be charmed by the well-presented living areas, including a fully-equipped kitchen where tasty meals can be rustled up to be enjoyed in either the dining room or even in the plush sitting room, complete with sofas, a Smart TV and a centre-piece open fireplace.

As the evening grows darker, retire to one of three tastefully-decorated bedrooms, including a king-size bedroom with accompanying en-suite shower room, an idyllic spot to relax and unwind as the day draws to a close.

If you fancy leaving your quaint lodgings, step out into Cartmel, where you can find a plethora of fine dining options within easy reach, including The Monk’s Bistro and the Michelin-starred L'Enclume, along with a selection of pubs such as The Pig and Whistle.

Grange-over-Sands is just a short drive away, where visitors can spend the day roaming the grounds of the Ornamental Gardens or The Victorian Aviary Garden.

Slightly further afield, Bowness-on-Windermere offers attractions such as the family-friendly The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction along with stunning views of the eponymous Lake Windermere.

If you want to make a day of it, the breathtaking landscapes of the Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve and Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are situated a brief car journey away and are simply unmissable.

Whisk your loved ones away for an unforgettable trip to Cumbria by booking a stay at Old Book Shop.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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