Cheap Hotels in Cartmel
The Cavendish Arms is a 450 year old coaching inn set in the picturesque village of Cartmel. Located on the outskirts of the English Lake District, Morecambe Bay is just 11 minutes’ drive away. Boasting free W-Fi, there is also a restaurant that serves either a continental breakfast or a cooked breakfast in the mornings. It is served within the cosy dining room that is complete with a burning log fire. There is also a dinner menu available. The quaint, low beamed rooms at The Cavendish Arms each feature an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. In the evening, guests can relax and unwind with a drink at the bar after exploring one of the many surrounding walking routes Cartmel has to offer. From the inn, Cartmel Racecourse is a 2-minute walk away. Lake Windermere is also a 15-minute car journey away.
Situated in the village of Cartmel, Priory Hotel is a newly refurbished hotel with free Wi-Fi. The village, which recently became known as the ‘home to sticky toffee pudding’, is more commonly associated with horse racing. Cartmel Racecourse is just a minute’s walk from the property. Paid parking is available nearby. The six elegantly decorated bedrooms each feature a flat-screen TV, an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Within the dining room at the Priory Hotel, an all-day breakfast is available. An evening menu using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients is also available. Guests can also enjoy a drink at bar, which is decorated in horse racing memorabilia. From the hotel, L’Enclume, a Michelin-starred restaurant is a 2-minute walk away. Fell Foot Park is a 14-minute journey in the car and Grange Fell Golf Club is less than 2 miles away.
Hotels in Cartmel
Sitting on the River Eea, Cartmel is one of Cumbria's best-kept secrets. This Lakelands town boasts medieval architecture, industrial heritage and scenic walks in equal measure. The town's racecourse, meanwhile, is one of the best in the country and attracts thousands of visitors several times a year. Not only that, but the village has earned a seriously impressive culinary reputation over the years, thanks to its innovation and top-notch restaurants.
Authentic Cumbrian heritage set in a beautiful landscape
Undoubtedly the most impressive structure in the village, Cartmel Priory has been the religious centrepiece of the village ever since its construction in 1190. Surviving Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the priory now attracts up to 60,000 visitors a year. Even more impressively, it still functions as a community hub, with concerts, floral exhibitions and local events held throughout the year. For an authentic piece of Cumbrian history, this should be your first stop.
A day at the races
Cartmel Racecourse is the village's other claim to fame, hosting seven race days per year. With crowds of up to 20,000, it's also one of the most popular, just behind Aintree and Cheltenham. Whether you're a gambler or not, a day at the Cartmel races is an experience in itself. The village also plays a central role in proceedings, with visitors usually afforded a day between races to explore the local area.
An enviable reputation for culinary excellence
If you're planning a visit to Cartmel, be warned: you may come back a few pounds heavier. This is partly due to the village's claim to being the ‘home of sticky toffee', examples of which can be found in the local shops. A variety of award-winning puddings are available for sale, handmade by a small and dedicated team. A must-try.
If you still have room, head on down to L'Enclume. This Michelin-starred restaurant is located on the riverside and is operated by Simon Rogan, one of the country's top chefs. Sourcing the best local ingredients and staying loyal to the region's gastronomic heritage, this charming establishment has received high praise from critics and the public alike.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Cartmel
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Cartmel?Greenbank Farmhouse, Uplands Inn Cartmel and Priory hotel are some of the popular hotels in Cartmel.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Cartmel?Greenbank Farmhouse in Cartmel offers one night in a double room at the price of £65.
What hotels are in the central Cartmel neighborhood?Priory hotel, The Cavendish Arms and Uplands Inn Cartmel are located in the central neighborhood of Cartmel.
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