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Cottage Holiday Reviews for SHAMROCK COTTAGE

Average rating: (18 reviews)

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SHAMROCK COTTAGE, Allithwaite Village, Cartmel, The Lake District,

Description of the holiday cottage

A delightful 19th Century cottage full of character and cottage charm

Best Features

Very tastefully furnished and ideal for couples or a small family.

Log burning stove.

Panoramic sun deck overlooking open fields and views across the Bay.

Cartmel village is just a mile away and Grange-over-Sands is just 2 miles. Lake Windermere is a 12 minute drive north.

Sleeps: from 2 to 3

Pets: Yes

Contact Details

Contact Name: SIMON CLEASBY

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Reviews


Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2017
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Myself, my Wife and our Dog stayed at Shamrock Cottage for 4 nights a couple of weeks ago and loved the place.

It's very well appointed, retains lots of its original charm but has been brought up to date with several mod cons. It's exceptionally comfortable and to have the sun streaming through the bedroom window one day was just the icing on the cake.

The local pub (The Pheasant Inn) just down the road provided excellent food, ales and service and is even dog friendly. Being so close to places like Cartmel, Grange, Kendal and the Lakes means that Shamrock Cottage is ideally placed.

Loved the Goose too :-D.

Hopefully we'll be back some day.

Make up of party:  Couple + Dog
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: StuKP Review Added: 18.04.2017
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2016
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We had a super stay here.We like staying in this area because it is peaceful, esp during the holidays when the likes of Windermere/Coniston are heaving.Its great to drive into the Lakes but we enjoyed the sanctuary of sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine in the evening sun and just hearing the sheep and cows.A very cosy cottage and perfectly equipped. we would definitely choose to stay here again.

Make up of party:  couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: SARAHCLARKE32 Review Added: 03.06.2016
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6 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2015
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Beautifully decorated, well appointed cosy cottage in a lovely area. Lots of home comforts (fluffy towels, welcome pack and log burner). The local pub (2 mins walk) is excellent for food and very friendly. Great base for all The Lakes attractions [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Family of 3 plus dog
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
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Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 11.09.2015
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9 of 16 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2014
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A fantastic homely cottage, which catered for our every need. A definite home from home in a lovely part of the country, which we keep returning to. Cannot recommend highly enough

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: PA N Review Added: 11.09.2014
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9 of 21 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2014
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Lovely dog-friendly cottage in a quiet village with easy access to the lakeland environment. There's a very good post office/convenience store a minute's walk up the lane. Not particularly good for early morning dog walks locally but it's less than ten minute drive to Cartmel, where there are beautiful woods and open country for your dog to frolic in.

Make up of party:  OAP husband and wife, plus 40-ish son and crazy young dog.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
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Review Added by: Gibbsy Review Added: 24.07.2014
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8 of 17 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2014
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We were very sad to leave after having the most fantastic holiday staying at Shamrock Cottage. Our daughter (4) kissed the living room wall to say goodbye!

Not only is the cottage beautiful, cosy and clean, but it's equipped with everything you could possibly need so you don't need to take any just-in-case-essentials. They'll be there!

We felt at home right away partly because we felt so welcomed by Simon through his emails beforehand, all the great information to help us make more of our stay that was left at the cottage and partly because it just IS so comfortable and homely once you arrive.

You can tell great care has been taken to make sure the cottage is a lovely place to stay. I spent a long time googling for cottages to find one we wanted to stay in and this one stood out as soon I saw it because it looks like a home and not just a house. The woodburning stove is an added bonus.

We will definitely stay at Shamrock Cottage (or one of the others) again.

Make up of party:  Family (Parents and a 4 year old)
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: Amy Purdie Review Added: 08.05.2014
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7 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2014
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We were very sad to leave after having the most fantastic holiday staying at Shamrock Cottage. Our daughter (4) kissed the living room wall to say goodbye!

Not only is the cottage beautiful, cosy and clean, but it's equipped with everything you could possibly need so you don't need to take any just-in-case-essentials. They'll be there!

We felt at home right away partly because we felt so welcomed by Simon through his emails beforehand, all the great information to help us make more of our stay that was left at the cottage and partly because it just IS so comfortable and homely once you arrive.

You can tell great care has been taken to make sure the cottage is a lovely place to stay. I spent a long time googling for cottages to find one we wanted to stay in and this one stood out as soon I saw it because it looks like a home and not just a house. The woodburning stove is an added bonus.

We will definitely stay at Shamrock Cottage (or one of the others) again.

Make up of party:  Family - parents and a 4 year old
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: exceptional
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Review Added by: Amy Purdie Review Added: 09.05.2014
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11 of 24 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 01/2014
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My friend and I booked this cottage as a girl's weekend getaway for my birthday. It was, hands down, one of the best birthday's I have ever had. The cottage was everything I could have wanted. The lounge was nice and cozy, with a lovely fire, where we could sit and read, or chat over wine and cheese (purchased from the famous cheese shop in Cartmel).

The beds were so comfortable, and so cozy, we both declared we must go home and attempt to recreate the coziness in our own homes.

We didn't have a car but that did not pose any problems for us. There are so many great walks and strolls within easy distance of the cottage, we didn't feel like we missed out at all. We did our grocery shopping at all the lovely shops in Grange-Over-Sands when we got off the train, and then took an extremely reasonable and very quick cab ride to the cottage. While a car would be advantageous to explore a greater area, for a relaxing weekend getaway, you can't do better.

We fell in love with the cottage immediately and are already plotting a return!

Make up of party:  2 friends
Cleanliness: good Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
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Review Added by: dzzzle Review Added: 06.02.2014
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11 of 29 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2013
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The photos only give half the story. Shamrock Cottage has a homely, cosy warmth about it that imparts a sense of ownership and belonging whilst staying there. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into styling and equipping the cottage. The kitchen is small but easy and pleasurable to work in. We self catered each evening after busy days out and found everything we needed to prepare a range of meals including Christmas dinner.

The location was ideal for us. Out every day, we found a good mix of things to see and do within short driving distances:

Country/coastal and forestry walks; interesting speciality shops and good visitor attractions - Lakeland Motor Museum/Newby Bridge Aquarium/Beatrix Potter Experience/Flookburgh miniature village (closed for winter but the owners very kindly opened up specially for us).

Memorable highlights of our stay:The Goose lamp light in the window to welcome us when we arrived and then seeing the lit Christmas Tree when we opened the door;and,joining the large crowd to watch and sing along with the Brass Band playing Carols in Flookburgh square on Christmas Day morning.

Booking arrangements were very straightforward and Simons follow up after our visit was very much appreciated.

All in all, as you may have guessed, an excellent and much enjoyed week for us - many thanks, hope we can return someday.

Make up of party:  Family & springer spaniel
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: exceptional Views: good
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Review Added by: Sally Readman Review Added: 08.01.2014
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13 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2013
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Shamrock Cottage is a real gem so cosy and cute, a real find for a few relaxing days in beautiful countryside. It is so well fitted out there is nothing that as been overlooked the wood burning fire makes it feel so homely to return to after fantastic walks or drives to such pretty places Information pack left for guest is so comprehensive listing places of interest, and wonderful places to eat We found it so helpful because we had a dog with us ,it was just amazing to know of so many dog friendly places Special mention the Pheasant in the village, and a really old coaching in Cartmel the Cavendish Arms. Grange is a super spot with a butchers that as won an award for the best butchers in Britain We really loved the Hazelmere Cafe too, Everywhere we went the dog could come also which was great.I would recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing time in fantastic surroundings plus the booking and the follow up as been exceptional well done to everyone at Cumbria Cottages

Make up of party:  2 very old friends having a few days away with HRH Lady [ the dog ]
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Review Added by: sofiaelise Review Added: 11.10.2013
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10 of 22 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2013
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Really nice cottage, very comfortable and well equipped. Convenient location and nearby restaurants are wonderful. Definitely a good base for gastronauts. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]

Make up of party:  Couple and dog.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
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Review Added by: mych editor Review Added: 16.02.2013
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10 of 33 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2013
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We had an amazing weekend at the cottage. We were there to celebrate my wife\'s 30th Birthday.

The cottage was beautiful, cosy and beautifully decorated. The wood burner made for cosy nights in.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by: ttroy Review Added: 13.04.2013
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8 of 18 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2012
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Very cosy, lovely cottage. A wonderful place to spend our christmas. Interior thoughtfully and creatively put together - a 'home from home', delightful. Country furnishings attractive and comfortable. No washing machine or dishwasher, but not a problem for us. Head height fine apart from low doorways. Steep stairs. Great views from roof terrace and small garden from steep flight of steps outside back door. Quirky and quaint. We loved it and hope to return.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
Facilities: good Views: exceptional
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by: janedarling Review Added: 07.01.2013
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17 of 24 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 11/2012
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Well situated, all the photos shown were exactly as the cottage.Cosy, comfortable everything required like a home from home really.Clean, quaint typical cottage feel, owner's information invaluable, recommendations were spot on. Lot of care & attn to detail.Highly recommended.Would book again no question.Loved it.

Make up of party:  Couple - first time in the Lake District
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Review Added by: SusieQ Review Added: 29.11.2012
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12 of 20 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2012
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Shamrock cottage is clean, homely and has all of the modern comforts you need on holiday. At the back, it has a lovely view over fields and our daughter loved to run up and moo at the cows in the morning! The village itself is a perfect Lake District gem - quiet, relaxed and peaceful. Would definitely recommend.

Make up of party:  Two adults and a child (age eight)
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Review Added by: kirstycunningham Review Added: 15.08.2012
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27 of 35 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2012
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We had a lovely stay at Shamrock Cottage.

Everything needed was supplied. Aftr a long day walking it was lovely to return to a comfortable, clean and cosy cottage.

On the warm evenings sitting up on the raised decking was a joy tho difficult access for some i\'m sure.

Surrounding towns of Cartmel & Grange had everything needed to eat in or out.

Make up of party:  couple
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: adequate
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Review Added by: martinrneale Review Added: 28.08.2012
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17 of 35 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2012
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If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of staying in the more popular areas of the Lakes then you could not go far wrong choosing this cottage. Based in the South Lakes and a stone's throw from Cartmel in one direction and Grange over Sands in the other this is the ideal location for those wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the plentiful and varied walks this location has to offer. We stayed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and found lots of walks and places to visit during this time, whether it be walking the 20mins to the quaint little train station and travelling through to Lancaster or walking along the coast watching the dog jumping in and out of rock pools. The cottage is cosy and traditional and so warm that there was no need to light the log fire, except for effect. There are two local pubs though we prefered the Pheasant Inn both for food and the welcome provided to us and our dog. We will be going back to this cottage, which is a little gem.

Make up of party:  Couple plus dog
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
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Review Added by: Yorkshire Pudding Review Added: 12.04.2012
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9 of 25 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 02/2012
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Excellent location for this hidden part of the south lakes. The cottage is close to the big hitters but if like us, you want to be part of the area then cottages like Shamrock cottage are the place to be.

The local pubs were friendly and Grange over Sands,Flookborough and Cartmel had everything you could need.

Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
Facilities: good Views: good
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Review Added by: Annie Review Added: 14.03.2012
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