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Cartmel Priory

The original vingage steeplechase - Cartmel Racecourse

The original vingage steeplechase - Cartmel Racecourse

The Lakeland Peninsula's beautiful local produce centre Cartmel is an idyllic Medieval village and former 'Cumbria in Bloom' award-winner, famed for its delectable specialist foods including the award-winning Cartmel sauces and puddings. Just outside the village sits Cartmel Racecourse, Lakeland's top Jump and National Hunt course with superb on-site hospitality facilities.

Iconic heritage sites in the area include the beautiful Cartmel Priory, founded around 1189 and open for weekly Wednesday guided tours (April to October). Based in a Cartmel cottage or B&B you're ideally placed for exploring Morecambe Bay and the South Lakes, and you'll find an excellent range of amenities in the village from famous Michelin Star restaurants like L'Enclume to pretty tea rooms and four traditional real ale inns which include the 450 year old Cavendish Arms coaching inn. Browse Cartmel's selection of award-winning village shops for fine locally grown and reared produce and visit the nearby Holker Hall estate with an on-site Food Hall offering an array of delicious local Lakeland produce from cheeses to meats and preserves.

The ancient narrow streets and yards of Cartmel village are lined with an exquisite choice of unique shops and you'll find a choice of tasty farm shops in the area, including the not to be missed Howbarrow Organic Farm Shop and check out Cartmel's Food Market on the third Friday of each month. Places to stay in Cartmel include everything from luxury B&B guest houses and Camra award-winning inns with rooms to stylish self-catering apartments and Edwardian holiday homes. Look at our wide choice of Cartmel accommodation and book online with Iknow.

Accommodation in Cartmel

  • Flookburgh   (3.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
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    £158
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    Fun filled Haven Holiday Park in the Lake District with indoor & outdoor pools, great entertainment programme, kid's clubs & choice of restaurant. School holiday breaks available.
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  • Grange over Sands   (3.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
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    £172
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 6-8
     
    Family friendly holiday park near Grange over Sands with extensive on-site leisure facilities & amenities including swimming pools, golf, restaurants & entertainment. Pets welcome.
     
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  • Cark In Cartmel   (1.7 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 4
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    £292
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    This terraced cottage is set in the village of Cark in Cartmel, close to the Lake District National Park and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Cark In Cartmel   (1.7 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 3
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    £284
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 3
     
    This terraced cottage is set in the village of Cark in Cartmel, close to the Lake District National Park and sleeps three people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Cartmel   (0.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
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    £75
    Per room B&B (based on 2 sharing)
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    Historic Lakeland Inn providing high quality ensuite rooms in Cartmel. Award winning breakfasts served daily and restaurant onsite. Ideal for romantic retreats with free parking.
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  • Allithwaite   (1.6 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
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    £323
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    This end-terrace cottage on the outskirts of the village of Allithwaite sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Cark   (1.8 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 7
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    £338
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    This spacious semi detached house is on the edge of the village of Cark in Cartmel and sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.
     
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