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
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 award.
Please explore our Web site to find out why we have been consistently awarded tourism's highest accolades for the outstanding quality of our accommodation.
Map & Directions
Cartmel, Cumbria, United Kingdom LA11 7NR
Directions will be sent to anyone that makes a reservation.
Points of Interest
Longlands at Cartmel Cartmel, Cumbria, England
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
The cottages sleep anything from 2 to 6 people.
Policies & Restrictions
Dogs are the only pets allowed. Please ask for details.
Any time between 9am and 9pm GMT.
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 Cartmel..." The Times "A stately Georgian home, complete with lovely cottages... that offer every comfort." best "a group of beautifully converted cottages" Good Housekeeping "...the finest group of holiday cottages in the country..." LANCASHIRE LIFE "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 innovation." Cumbria Life "Self-catering in stately style." "Luxurious holiday homes with a walled garden where guests can pick their own herbs." FINANCIAL TIMES "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 catering" THE SUNDAY TIMES "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." LANCASHIRE LIFE "...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." FINANCIAL TIMES
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