The Courtyard, Bigland Estate, Backbarrow, Ulverston, LA12 8PB07866

Accommodation near Cartmel

Six luxury holiday cottages near Cartmel

Welcome to The Courtyard Cottages, Bigland Hall, six traditional holiday cottages near Cartmel that offer luxury accommodation. Ranging from two to five bedrooms, the cottages can be hired singly or in combination to accommodate up to 40 guests.

Our six cottages offer luxury accommodation and the traditional Lakeland buildings, which are set around an enchanting courtyard, boast stylish, modern interiors. The views across the Leven Estuary to the Lake District fells provide a magical setting. Enjoy a soak in the privately positioned outdoor hot tubs, share a sociable evening with friends and family around one of our generous dining tables, or snuggle up in front of the cosy log burners.

For more details of the cottages on our private estate near Cartmel, please follow the links below:

Lime Cottage
Yew Cottage
Oak Cottage
Keepers Cottage
Hazel Cottage
Rowan Cottage

5 star holiday cottages

About Cartmel village

Cartmel village is most famous for its 800-year old Priory, which is well worth a visit. The village also features a unique mix of independent shops and artisan producers, which are tucked away in its quaint streets.

Home to both Simon Rogan’s Michelin-starred L’Enclume and the original Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, it’s no surprise that the village is popular with foodies. Look out for the regular food markets when the streets and market square are packed with a tasty array of stalls.

Cartmel Village highlights

Cartmel is a lovely place to visit during your stay with us, here’s some more details on our favourite spots to visit in the village…

Cartmel Priory

Large and well maintained, Cartmel priory has a long and fascinating 800-year history yet is still a parish church. The Priory and its little shop is manned by volunteers. There are guided tours or printed guides, and you can deepen your knowledge of Pilgrimage of Grace history as you explore the building. We recommend taking some time to appreciate the large stained-glass windows and the beautiful wood carvings, and to listen to the magnificent organ.

L’Enclume, Cartmel

Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume is a central attraction for foodies staying near Cartmel. The menus feature seasonal and local ingredients, including organic vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers grown on his 12-acre farm. Simon also takes inspiration from the finest produce from the surrounding Cumbrian countryside so this is a local taste experience not to be missed.

Cartmel Racecourse

Racing has taken place at Cartmel since 1856. The race meetings attract large crowds to the two public enclosures, which offer a variety of viewing and hospitality options, from relaxed picnics to fine dining. Shopping, food outlets, and fairground entertainment can also be found on site. It’s a great place for family and friends to gather, and the events are both social and informal in nature – wellies often replace high heels.

Cartmel Food Market

The popular food market is held in the streets around the village on every third Friday of the month. It features some of the finest food and produce from around the area and you’ll meet farmers, growers, artisan producers and speciality food merchants on the stalls. Look out for cheeses, wild boar and local meats, fish and game, home-reared lamb and beef from local farms, fresh veg, cakes and baked goods, chutneys, chilli plants, and (of course) Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding.