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Two unique Lake District detached renovated cottages each in its own grounds with great views, cosy fires and private gardens in quiet wood and farmland location. Carefully maintained by owners nearby. Pets welcome for long rambly Cumbrian walks.

Quote greentraveller when you book and you will receive enough milk, jam, coffee and tea for you to make tea when you arrive

Rooms: 2 x 2 bedrm cottages: 1 double & 1 twin; 1 kingsize & 1 twin
Price:

Low / High season £234 / £402 for 3 nights to £390 / £670 for a week.

Meals: Pubs and restaurants (including 2 Michelin star) in Cartmel 1 mile / 1.6km
Open: All year
Address: Broughton Bank, Cartmel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7SH
 

Why we've chosen Cartmel Cottages:

Secluded two-bedroom non-smoking cottages one in its own grounds and one with walled garden in the quiet of Cartmel valley. 

Woodland Cottage was a refurbished farmworker's cottage sitting alone in farmland surrounded by fields with large walled garden and panoramic views to the south of Cartmel valley and Hampsfell to the east. It has an open fireplace and  no stairs to negotiate and, being accessed directly from the parking area beside the building, is an excellent choice for those with mobility issues With a utility room at the back with a quarry tile floor, it is ideal for walkers and guests with pets.

Broughton Bank Cottage is a renovated Lakeland cottage, hidden in a wooded garden above a tranquil pond. It has a wood burner (logs supplied) and is laid out over three levels with two flights of stairs, giving more privacy to each bedroom, and two bathrooms.

Each cottage has one double bed and two single beds, full central heating and hot water and a super full mains pressure shower and bath. Broughton Bank Cottage's heating comes from 'green' ground source.

WiFi in both cottages

Cot and high chair available on request.

Deliveries (e.g. supermarket food deliveries) accepted by arrangement.

Lettings run from Friday, Monday or Tuesday for a minimum of 3 nights, though changeover days can be more flexible during quieter periods.

Well behaved pets are welcome at a small charge.

Eco credentials:

How do you reduce your draw on energy:
Solar panels; ground source heating in one cottage. One cottage insulated to 270mm. All appliances bought in the last 5 years A rated or better. Tree planting programme. Hypnos (awarded the furniture makers sustainability award) mattresses. Sustainable cleaning materials used where possible.

  • We try to produce what we can onsite.
  • We source our requirements as locally as possible and minimise our travel.
  • We purchase carefully from environmentally responsible suppliers wherever we can.
  • We minimise the use of central heating (e.g. use of wood burners for topical heating needs, Broughton Bank Cottage's underfloor heating has room thermostats, user accessible heating controls at Woodland Cottage).
  • Ground source heating is installed at Broughton Bank Cottage, using less than half the energy of oil heating.
  • We recycle whenever possible: we're keen members of Freegle and some of the furniture in the cottages has been re-used after careful refurbishment.
  • Broughton Bank Cottage and Woodland Cottage were renovated, re-use being proven more sustainable than new build.
  • The pine you will see in Broughton Bank Cottage was felled and dried naturally onsite, machined and installed by local businesses.
  • Natural materials are used for hard standings, avoiding carbon use and improving environment and drainage.
  • Energy efficient bulbs are installed wherever possible when the existing units fail.
  • Natural drying facilities are provided inside and outside in both cottages.
  • There's a small herb garden at each cottage to avoid the need to purchase at supermarkets.
  • A rated or better appliances purchased wherever possible.

How you minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill:

  • Recycling bins provided.
  • Composting on both sites.
  • Bulk dispensers for soaps.

How you reduce your consumption of water:
Water saving items are installed in both cottages. (low water use dishwasher in Woodland Cottage, smaller capacity loo cisterns, water pressure reduction in Broughton Bank Cottage).

How much of the food your serve is sourced locally (where possible):
We don't serve food, but complementary milk is delivered to the door.

Do you actively encourage guests to arrive on foot, by bike and by public transport?:
Information is provided on the website.

Top Eco Features at Cartmel Holiday Cottages

 
  • minimise the use of central heating

  • ground source heating is installed

  • pine used in construction is felled and dried on site.

  • recycling everything possible

 

Location

Cartmel Holiday Cottages, South Lakes, Cumbria, England
Nearest train station: Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, or (mainline) Oxenholme

Directions from station:
We can collect guests by arrangement. Cark-in-Cartmel station is 3 to 3.4 miles away. Buses run from Grange to Cartmel (1 mile) and from Cartmel to Field Broughton (1 mile). Go Lakes website offer bike hire in Cartmel and also low carbon car hire from locations like Oxenholme Station.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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