Traditional 17th Century Lake District meets 21st century luxury convenience as you step inside Low Cartmell Fold. This quintessential Lakeland farmhouse has been fully refurbished with love and care to create high quality and luxurious accommodation, in the pretty village of Crosthwaite, whilst retaining so many original features from the slate floors, wooden panel walls, oak beams, feature fire place, characterful staircase and the occasional sloping floor! Low Cartmell Fold is a real find and is a great setting for family celebrations, special occasions and simply spending time with family and friends.
Offering plenty of social space with large lounge and a family dining room both with feature fireplaces, a cosy snug and a large farmhouse kitchen. Choose from four bedrooms, two with super ensuite facilities and a luxurious family bathroom. A private cottage garden wraps around the rear of the property with a choice of two patios. A detached garage offers plenty of secure storage for bikes, canoes and outdoor gear and on the upper floor the games room is popular with the teenagers.
Situated in the village of Crosthwaite in the Lyth Valley, which has recently been included by Lonely Planet' Beautiful World List list of the "most beautiful places on earth", Low Cartmell Fold is only 15 minutes away from Lake Windermere and Bowness and a similar distance from the renowned "foodie" destination of Cartmel home to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding and the acclaimed and Michelin award winning L'Enclume. Closer to home, however, the great news is that Low Cartmell Fold is less than a 5 minute walk from the popular Punch Bowl Inn which is renowned for its excellent menu of local produce, quality wine cellar and great local ales and The Gilpin with one Michelin star is a ten minute drive from the cottage.
Accommodation in detail
A narrow farm lane leads the short distance from the village of Crosthwaite to Low Cartmell Fold. Stepping from the slate porch and through the front door, visitors are immediately struck by the age and character of the beautiful Lakeland farm house.
The reception rooms are arranged on the ground floor and include beautiful traditional slate floors. The welcoming living room with feature oak panel wall is a great room where friends and family can relax on comfortable sofas in front of a cosy log burning stove or enjoy a film on TV. The spacious family dining room is a real feature of the house with original feature fire place and large family dining table and continues to play host to many special family celebrations or relaxing social dinners with friends. As you would expect, the large farmhouse kitchen is the real heart of the home. The bespoke fitted kitchen, with granite worktops and feature island unit, includes a traditional aga, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer and a quality kitchen inventory. A farmhouse kitchen table is a great place to gather for breakfast in a morning to plan your day in the lakes or to relax over a drink as your appointed head chef conjures up a "Masterchef" moment! If you need to escape with a good book or the weekend papers, the pretty snug is a real feature of the cottage with club room style wing back chairs.
Choose from one of four pretty bedrooms, all of which include original period features. The master bedroom is presented with a superb super king bed and is complemented by a smart ensuite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC. The second bedroom offers a king size bed and complemented by a luxurious ensuite bathroom with feature bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC. The final two rooms are presented as a pretty double and a delightful twin room respectively and these rooms benefit from the spacious family shower room, just across the landing, with a large walk in shower, basin and WC.
Outside there is ample parking for two cars to the side of the property and one car to the front of the farm house. The detached garage offers secure storage for bikes, canoes and outdoor gear and on the upper floor the owners have created a games room with pool table, bar football and darts board making it the ideal retreat for the teenagers.
A pretty cottage garden wraps around the rear and side of the cottage and includes two patios both with bistro furniture and planted with mature shrubs and borders, lawns and mature trees.
This fabulous self-catering property in the Lyth Valley takes you away from busier Lake District holiday locations, and into a divine rural landscape all of your own that has been included by Lonely Planet list of "the most beautiful places on earth".
The Lyth Valley lies behind Cartmel Fell to the east of Lake Windermere. The valley is known for its serene agricultural landscapes, its vibrant damson blossom (and harvest - look out for locally made damson jam and damson gin from the valley in the local artisan food and farm shops) in spring, and its widely-acclaimed Lake District gastropubs including The Punchbowl at Crosthwaite and The Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank, The Hare and Hounds at Bowland Bridge and the Lyth Valley with its excellent bar and restaurant is only a five minute drive away.
This unspoilt medieval village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty on the fringe of the Lake District National Park is only a fifteen minute drive from Low Cartmel Fold.
Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory Church. It is a special place where ancient history and tradition mingle effortlessly with the present day.
Although steeped in history, Cartmel is not trapped in time and the village offers today's visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, a wide variety of traditional Lakeland inns and cutting edge gourmet restaurants including the internationally acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant, L'Enclume. Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings.
All this and the famous Cartmel racecourse providing national hunt racing in its most original format is just off the centre of the village square. With its party crowds and funfair, Cartmel rekindles the social gathering tradition of the original steeple to steeple chases.
Superb traditional Lakeland Farmhouse
Period feature throughout including slate floors and original beams
1 Super king size bedroom with ensuite shower room
1 King size bedroom with ensuite bathroom
1 Double bedroom
1 Twin bedroom
Family bathroom with a walk in shower
Comfortable lounge with log burning stove
Freeview, Netflix, Amazon and BT Sport channels available to guests
Cosy snug / reading room
Family dining room with feature fire place
Farmhouse style kitchen with family breakfast table
Feature island unit
American style fridge/ freezer
Secure garage for mountain bike storage
Games room with pool table, table football and darts
Oil central heating
Two patio areas with bistro style furniture
Private parking for three cars
Walks from the door
Walking distance to country pub
Wi-fi Superfast Broadband
2 dogs welcome