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Towards the charming cottage
The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
Characterful lounge with exposed beams
Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
Sit back and relax
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
Thoughtfully decorated
Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
Boasting plenty of character
A warm welcome awaits
Get competitive with a game of pool
Wonderful features throughout
Four poster bedroom with feature fireplace
Four poster bed creates a sense of grandeur
Time to snooze
A bedroom fit for a king or queen
A more contemporary bedroom
Enjoy a restful nights sleep
King-size bedroom with a pop of colour
Bathroom with roll top bath
Shower enclosure
Dressing room
Get yourself ready for a day of exploring
Attic bedroom with exposed beams
Time to relax
A relaxed bedroom with additional seating
Attic bedroom with a pitched ceiling
Den with TV to keep the kids entertained
Plenty of seating in the den
Plenty of charisma in the property
The approach to the wing of the country house
A wonderful way to start your morning
A warm welcome awaits
Savour the views from the property
1 / 35  Towards the charming cottage
2 / 35  The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
3 / 35  Characterful lounge with exposed beams
4 / 35  Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
5 / 35  Sit back and relax
6 / 35  Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
7 / 35  Thoughtfully decorated
8 / 35  Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
9 / 35  Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
10 / 35  Boasting plenty of character
11 / 35  A warm welcome awaits
12 / 35  Get competitive with a game of pool
13 / 35  Wonderful features throughout
14 / 35  Four poster bedroom with feature fireplace
15 / 35  Four poster bed creates a sense of grandeur
16 / 35  Time to snooze
17 / 35  A bedroom fit for a king or queen
18 / 35  A more contemporary bedroom
19 / 35  Enjoy a restful nights sleep
20 / 35  King-size bedroom with a pop of colour
21 / 35  Bathroom with roll top bath
22 / 35  Shower enclosure
23 / 35  Dressing room
24 / 35  Get yourself ready for a day of exploring
25 / 35  Attic bedroom with exposed beams
26 / 35  Time to relax
27 / 35  A relaxed bedroom with additional seating
28 / 35  Attic bedroom with a pitched ceiling
29 / 35  Den with TV to keep the kids entertained
30 / 35  Plenty of seating in the den
31 / 35  Plenty of charisma in the property
32 / 35  The approach to the wing of the country house
33 / 35  A wonderful way to start your morning
34 / 35  A warm welcome awaits
35 / 35  Savour the views from the property

Thorphinsty Hall Cottage

Cartmel Fell, Lake District
Visit England rating: 4 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Four Poster
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Ideally located for exploring the many local walks and villages right from the doorstep
  • Idyllic garden with a mix of natural rock, patio and herbaceous beds
  • Popular village pub within walking distance
Property code: LCC65

This charming cottage has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer guests a comfortable retreat in a peaceful setting.

Lying on the eastern flank of Cartmel Fell, this property looks out to the rugged cliff of Whitbarrow Scar and its nature reserve. Set out on foot to explore the charming local area with its outlying villages, hamlets and popular inns. Nearby Simpson Ground Tarn, a reservoir set amongst small woodland, is only a mile and a half away and makes for an easy walk for a waterside picnic. A short car ride will bring you to iconic Lake Windermere and the River Leven, where you’ll find the villages of Newby Bridge, Lakeside, Finsthwaite and Backbarrow, offering a selection of cafes, galleries, shops and boat trips. Or travel west with a 20 minute drive to the Victorian seaside town of Grange-over-Sands and the historic village of Cartmel.

Step through the old oak front door into the welcoming sitting room. With exposed ceiling beams and a stone fireplace with roaring wood burner, this lovely room has been dressed with comfortable sofas, cosy soft furnishings. Continue through to the kitchen/dining room where a polished flagstone floor lies beneath a beamed ceiling and a large inglenook fireplace houses an Aga for preparing delicious meals. Once prepared, dine at the large oak table nearby before enjoying a competitive game of pool in the cellar beyond. A fine set of oak stairs lead up to the first floor where you will find an impressive king-size bedroom with four-poster bed and feature fireplace, a contemporary king-size bedroom, charming main bathroom with roll-top bath and useful dressing room with shower cubicle. A further flight of stairs leads up to the attic space where a double bedroom with pitched ceilings and en-suite WC sits on one side of a landing and a spacious den with sofas and large screen sits on the other, perfect for younger guests.

Outside, the garden is a charming mix of planting, patio and natural rock. A table and chairs offers al fresco dining while a chiminea is perfect for those chilly evenings.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 attic double with pitched ceilings
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath and hand held shower, 1 shower in dressing room
  • Electric Aga oven, gas hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner - honesty box for logs
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • TV and DVD
  • Audio system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Xbox screen in attic den
  • Telephone with honesty box
  • Garden with furniture, BBQ and chiminea – please bring charcoal
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Parking directly outside property
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Anthony Cole

This property is personally managed by Anthony.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 28th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage but in a remote location so a car or long walks are necessary. Did long for a pub close by but a 5 min drive was not too bad. Very clean and nicely equipped. We also had beautiful weather during our stay. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Claire 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Rebecca 10th July 2020

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Lovely, comfortable cottage in a beautiful secluded location but only 5 minutes drive from Grange where they have a selection of shops including an excellent butcher. Wonderful walking and good pubs. Kathryn, the housekeeper, was fantastic and went out of her way to help make our holiday perfect.

Reviewed by Nicola 31st January 2020

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The cottage was beautiful and well equipped. There was a lovely cake and a bottle of fizz on arrival.The owner phoned me the night before to say if we weren't working on the Friday we could go in earlier.I haven't ever had that option before. I'd highly recommend this property I can't imagine you would be disappointed with your stay.Just book !

Reviewed by Abbie 17th January 2020

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Wow what an amazing stay we had everything was just perfect. The cottage is stunning and the restoration has been completed with total love and to the highest standards. The little things such as Kathryn, milk, coffee, tea, cake, hand washes etc made us feel at home straight away. The location although very rural is only a short drive to Bowness-onRead more-Windermere is truly beautiful and would recommend the journey. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 3rd January 2020

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This cottage was well appointed and the caretaker was very helpful. It's worth noting that whilst dogs are welcome, they are not allowed upstairs.

Reviewed by Simon 22nd November 2019

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A fabulous cottage. Everything we needed was there. Lovely housekeeper who gave us lots of local knowledge.

Reviewed by Leah 4th November 2019

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Lovely characterful cottage in a peaceful location but close enough to amenities and popular walking spots. The cottage is spacious and there are three great sized bedrooms to choose from. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the property.

Reviewed by Jane 25th October 2019

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Reviewed by Thomas 18th October 2019

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This is a lovely holiday home. The setting is just wonderful, feels lovely and remote with some brilliant walks provided in the drawer and inside it is really wonderful, cosy and tastefully done. The staircase and sitting room are really quite wonderfully atmospheric. Lots of appreciated character, clearly put together with skill and well maintaineRead mored. Hide

Reviewed by David September 2019

Great place to celebrate a significant birthday. Easy to get out onto the fells and easy access to the lakes. Thanks for a lovely place to stay and all the little extras.

Reviewed by Terence 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Jonathon August 2019

A lovely spacious cottage. Thannk you for the cake and prosseco. Xbox room and snooker table were both brill. Soap, bath salts etc were lovely.

Reviewed by Mike August 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location, so peaceful. The cottage is very clean and well equipped for all the family. Thank you for everything especially the cake

Reviewed by Teresa, Carl and Tina, Willow the collie July 2019

Firstly thank you to Kathryn for the lovely welcome , cake and fizz and for being there throughout the week wonderful cottage which was well equipped . We enjoyed our early morning fresh coffee we loved sitting and relaxing in the sunny quiet garden , at one with nature. the weather was lovely and sunny so we enjoyed plenty of walks the old man of Read moreConiston was a challenge , but we enjoyed it thank you x Hide

Reviewed by Lynne, David ,Andrew,Cameron and Rosie the flat coat retriever June 2019

We have had a wonderful week relaxing in this beautiful cottage. The weather has been great and we have enjoyed BBq's and lovely meat from Higginson#s butchers. Thanks for the cake, we bought another one too, and the fizz. Sorry to be going home, thank you.

Reviewed by Lynne 28th June 2019

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Excellent property in a peaceful rural setting. Great place to relax and be with nature.

Reviewed by Two Chapman families June 2019

Great week, children loved the freedom , especially 'the rock' and we all learned alot about bats. Lovely area , appreciated the surroundings

Reviewed by Teresa 21st June 2019

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The housekeeper (Kathryn) is wonderful and makes sure that your stay is perfect. Good location (plenty of walks). Good bed comfort. It is right in the heart of nature.

Reviewed by Andy,Pam,Henry, Kathryn and partner,Keira and Lou Poppy ,our big soft Bassett hound June 2019

Thank you for the amazing cottage , so many features and perfect for the whole family.The Heritage guide walks you provided us with was brilliant for local walks and no's 4 and 5 take in the Mason's arms so you cant go wrong. We relished the peace and quiet and would love to come back again.

Reviewed by Deb and Ian , Jan and Phil June 2019

thank you Kathryn for making us all feel welcome. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at this cosy peaceful and very comfortable cottage. The prosecco and lovely cake were much appreciated ! We all loved exploring the area and we were kept busy everyday. The pool table was a great sourse of amusement . we managed to avoid the rain most days and eveRead moren managed a couple of evenings on the patio listening to the bird song , drinking a glass or two of wine. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Hide

Reviewed by Ian 7th June 2019

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A comfortable, cosy, and peaceful cottage, nicely equipped. A good location to access Windermere and the other Lakes, highly recommend.

Reviewed by Charlotte 26th April 2019

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Fantastic cottage in a great location. The cottage was lovely and cosy with lovely touches throughout. Very well equipped and a perfect base for exploring. We would love to return soon!

Reviewed by Kerry, Mark, Bobby, Gill George, Lil and Oscar April 2019

A brilliant Easter break . The house is amazing everything we wanted and much more. Thank you for the lovely cake, wine and chocolate. The weather was brilliant. Lots of walking and lovely BBQ's Ideal garden for Oscar.

Reviewed by Kerry 19th April 2019

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Reviewed by Laurent and Paul April 2019

A wonderful cottage! we are glad that we could spend our holidays here. It was exactly what we were looking for, for our walking holiday in the Lake district and so much more Kathryn was so nice helping us out when we had some trouble.Thanks for everything,

Reviewed by Laurent 12th April 2019

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Just wonderful. Really lovely cottage with 5 star comfort.

Reviewed by Mary 23rd November 2018

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 12th October 2018

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. More than big enough for six guest, with a sociable kitchen and big living area. The pool table in the basement was fab!

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Towards the charming cottage
The perfect spot to enjoy a summer lunch
Characterful lounge with exposed beams
Sink into the comfy sofas after long day of exploring
Sit back and relax
Enjoy the warmth of the woodburner, a welcome addition on a cool evening
Thoughtfully decorated
Kitchen/diner where you can prepare your favourite meals
Create homely dishes using the Aga, which is situated in the Inglenook fireplace
Boasting plenty of character
A warm welcome awaits
Show 23 moreGet competitive with a game of pool

Location

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