Perched on the edge of the Lake District and close to the sea, the much-loved village of Cartmel is one of Cumbria's hidden gems. Stone-washed bridges hover over rippling brooks, lines of ducks float serenely down the banks and the sound of bells chime each Sunday from the medieval Cartmel Priory. The idyllic village is perfect if you simply need to get away from it all. And at only six and a half miles from Lake Windermere, the Lakeland Fells are a beacon for active holidaymakers.
Our pet-friendly cottages in Cartmel are all finished to a high standard, giving you a calming environment to enjoy your holiday. You can even choose to add a little luxury to your stay by browsing our homes with hot tubs. Whether you want a remote retreat in a detached cottage or you'd like an open-plan ground floor that the whole family can enjoy, our friendly team will find a winner. And Cartmel's traditional architecture means that you'll be cosying up to a log fire each night.
Cartmel's winning location means that you could be deep in Beatrix Potter-land at Bowness-on-Windermere one day, and eating cream tea on the promenade at Grange-over-Sands the next. There is also an abundance of nature reserves in this area, which are often totally undisturbed by regular tourists. Of course, your dog will love the wild walks on offer in these off-the-beaten-path spots. And to round off the holiday, Cartmel's famous sticky toffee pudding is a decadent and delicious must!
More dog-friendly locations around Cartmel
There are so many fabulous Lake District towns near Cartmel, offering access to the medieval village, as well as the rugged mountain scenery nearby. Here are some of our favourites.