Shamrock Cottage

Allithwaite, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 990172)


  • Sleeps 3 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mrs Matthews

    “Wonderful week spent in this cosy little cottage in a lovely area with plenty of walks from the doorstep perfect just what we wanted.”

The cottage

Shamrock Cottage sits in the small village of Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands, on the southern tip of the Cartmel Peninsula.

Resting in a quiet area near the market town of Kendal, it is a cosy, traditional dwelling perfect for a small family or couple.

Explore Morecambe Bay and a whole host of other attractions before being welcomed back into the cosy lounge.

Wrap yourselves around the woodburner and enjoy the company of your loved ones while you chat about your adventures over a hot brew.

The kitchen is small and compact, yet equipped enough for some home-cooking while you are away, complete with a dining table set for three.

Climb the carpeted staircase and half way up the landing you will find the family bathroom, well-appointed for those early mornings getting ready for the day ahead.

From the kitchen is a back door leading up to the raised garden accessed via a set of steep steps, unsuitable for very small children yet a perfect little suntrap for you to soak up a balmy evening.

Pretty sunsets can be enjoyed on the patio with a glass of wine in hand and views over green fields towards Morecambe Bay as you reflect on the day.

Allithwaite conveniently offers a local pub, shop and Post Office, while Grange-over-Sands is a quiet resort nearby with plenty of things to occupy your time in and around the area.

The Cartmel Peninsula is a lesser known part of Cumbria, yet boasts the qualities of a true hidden gem, with rolling fells and a patchwork of meadows interlaced with quiet country lanes.

Walking and cycling come in abundance and you have a host of towns and villages worth a visit.

Attractions of the region include Holker Hall and Gardens, a privately owned country house, the verdant hilltop of Arnside Knott, while the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in the Leven Valley allows you to travel back in time on one of its steam trains.

You have plenty to see and do, with a charming retreat you will want to book time and again.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, Blu-ray DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The garden is fenced off but not fully enclosed, dogs will need to be supervised
  • Note: There is limited head space at the top of the landing.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Grange-over-Sands 2 miles.

The lovely village of Allithwaite is idyllically located on the southern edge of the Cartmel Peninsula, at the edges of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Described as being “set like a jewel in a cloak of green”, this village provides a shop, Post Office and a local pub serving food. The historic village of Cartmel, renowned as the prettiest in the Lake District, is just 2 miles away, and boasts charming streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed Michelin Star-awarded L'Enclume restaurant. It is also home to the famous priory and racecourse. The picturesque Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands is also within 2 miles and features a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, a choice of golf courses and excellent birdwatching opportunities. A superb base from which to enjoy this magical area.

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