Longlands at Cartmel is a collection of rather special holiday cottages in a secret corner of the English Lake District, Cumbria, UK. For vacation rentals in England you need look no further than Longlands

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Surrounding Area

Just 20 minutes from the motorway and four miles from the southern tip of Lake Windermere, the village of Cartmel is uniquely set in the heart of gentle
countryside. For many people, it is the most attractive village in southern Lakeland. The fourteenth century gate-house and the handsome buildings around the market square and in the narrow streets nearby are of continuing
interest to visitors. In the centre of the village, between two rivers, lies the
twelfth century Cartmel Priory with its tower set diagonally. The Priory was
saved from destruction when Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries and
today it is still the village church. Cartmel has changed little over the centuries
and offers all the amenities of village life with a post office, grocer, several
gift shops and four public houses popular with visitors and locals alike. To
many people Cartmel is best known for its race-course, just a few yards
from the village square where meetings are held in May and August, and
which is also home to the village cricket team. The area is renowned for its
mild climate generated by the Gulf Stream washing Morecambe Bay and
nearby Grange-over-Sands has a higher temperature in spring than any other
place in the north of England. The site chosen for Cartmel Priory was
sheltered from strong winds by surrounding hills and offered the monks, as it
does today's visitors, a pleasant haven at all times of the year.

Vacation Rental Property

Longlands at Cartmel is a collection of rather
special holiday cottages in a secret corner of the
English Lake District, Cumbria, UK. For vacation
rentals in England you need look no further than
Longlands at Cartmel, Winners of the England for
Excellence Self-Catering Holiday of the Year

Please explore our Web site to find out why we
have been consistently awarded tourism's highest
accolades for the outstanding quality of our

Sleeps & # of Bedrooms

The cottages sleep anything from 2 to 6 people.


All cottages have full facilities including shower, bath, telephone, fireplace, TV, etc. Some cottages also have dishwashers.

Policies & Restrictions

Dogs are the only pets allowed. Please ask for details.

Rates & Availability

190 UKP to 790 UKP per week, depending on cottage and season.
Availability varies on a daily basis. Please contact us.

Any time between 9am and 9pm GMT.

Other Information

The things they say about the cottages...

"A fine reception, grand hospitality and delightful
accommodation. A true haven."
Jill Dando, BBC Television "Holiday"
"...stay in comfort and style at Longlands at
The Times
"A stately Georgian home, complete with lovely
cottages... that offer every comfort."
"a group of beautifully converted cottages"
Good Housekeeping
"...the finest group of holiday cottages in the
"The best holiday cottages in England are in
Cumbria, and that's official. Longlands at Cartmel
has been awarded the prestigious "England for
Excellence" award, the highest accolade of the
English Tourist Board. The judging panel, made up
of tourism experts, said that Longlands at Cartmel
best met the criteria of excellence in facilities,
personal service, customer care, design and
Cumbria Life
"Self-catering in stately style." "Luxurious holiday
homes with a walled garden where guests can pick
their own herbs."
"They retain the original stonework, timbers and
features... - but are now fitted out to the highest
standards and furnished with uncluttered elegance."
Nigel Richardson, Deputy Travel Editor
of The Daily Telegraph
"...superior holiday accommodation with a rare
ambience of luxury and peace"
The Daily Telegraph
"...an exquisite Georgian house set in four lovely
acres of wood and parkland. Robert and Judy
Johnson are perfectionists, and have set high
standard throughout." "...calm and seclusion."
The Good Holiday Cottage Guide
"Longlands at Cartmel, at the base of Hampsfell
just a mile north of the village lets some delightful
cottages on a self-catering basis, with an optional
repertoire of delicious evening meals."
England - The Rough Guide
"Best accommodation" "top of the range self
"The ultimate in self-catering accommodation."
"Owners Robert and Judy Johnson are experts at
keeping visitors happy."
IN BRITAIN - The Magazine of the
British Tourist Authority
...and about the garden...

"Wonderful walled garden - birds nest in the
garden walls, red squirrels run round, goldcrests
feed from the bird table and dragonflies hover over
the pond."
Amateur Gardening
"Primulas are in profusion everywhere, on top of
the walls and nestling in the beds they give a lovely
splash of colour in the spring."
"...there's a walled garden for catching the sun -
the climate down here is much better than
elsewhere in the Lakes."
The Daily Telegraph
...and about the cooking...

"...salads, made up of leaves and petals are a
delight to look at and taste."
Amateur Gardening
"The Johnson's will even provide a Champagne
breakfast or a special anniversary menu."
Good Housekeeping
"...delicious five course meals are served in the
dining room."
The Daily Telegraph
"Robert Johnson is an excellent cook."
The Good Holiday Cottage Guide
"If you can cook such good food and grow such
good vegetables and fruit you must be a very
happy man."
Derek Cooper - BBC
"Robert Johnson, a talented cook, can bring three
course evening meals to your cottage."


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