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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

  • Grange over Sands   (3.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
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    £142
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-8
     
    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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  • Flookburgh   (2.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 12
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    £525
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 12
     
    With five bedrooms offering spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 12 people, this splendid, detached house is an ideal location for a large family or group of friends...
     
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  • Allithwaite   (1.6 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 4
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    £323
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 4
     
    This end-terrace cottage on the outskirts of the village of Allithwaite sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Flookburgh   (2.1 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 8
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    £413
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 8
     
    This semi-detached cottage is in the village of Flookburgh in the Lake District and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms.
     
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  • Allithwaite   (1.2 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 6
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    £378
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 6
     
    A delightful barn conversion set within walking distance of the village of Allithwaite near Cartmel sleeps six people in three bedrooms.
     
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  • Cark in Cartmel   (1.7 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 5
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    £323
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
     
    Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this ground floor apartment is next to the river in Cark in Cartmel village.
     
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  • Cark   (1.8 miles from the centre of Cartmel)
    Sleeps 7
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    £363
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 7
     
    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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