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Cartmel Village is found in the delightful Lake District it is dominated by the 12th century Priory, built it is said in response to a heavenly prompting. It is amongst this ancient backdrop that the Cartmel Hotels are found and present for their guests comfortable and unique accommodations influenced by their romantic backdrop.

The Lake District is a huge attraction for many people, those who love to walk, fish and explore, it is romantic and magical and this village is set amongst this vivid and exciting backdrop and provides the perfect centre from which to travel to visit all the sites. The town is quaint and offers many photo opportunities and Grange over Sands is a short distance over the picturesque fell road; the beautiful house and grounds of Holker Hall is just down the road in Cark and the lakes are all within easy reach with Windermere and Coniston as the nearest.

The areas offer wonderful opportunities for fishing, riding, playing golf, hot air ballooning and mountain biking besides hiking and walking. Cartmel is described through a collection of small narrow streets, well stocked shops and comfortable inns. At its centre, the market cross and ''fish slabs'' occupy a prime position in the cobbled market place and off to one side is the old gate house bearing an inscription of its history. Much of the Priory that dominates the town was destroyed during the reformation however the church was spared and is of great appeal to visitors as it includes a bronze sculpture by Josephina de Vasconcellos donated by her to the Priory.

The Spring and Summer Steeple Chase draw large enthusiastic crowds to the small local racecourse, providing a wonderful day out for the whole family and is complemented with refreshment stall and fairgrounds hosting a carnival atmosphere. The town offers its visitors a host of accommodations from grand country houses, to quaint coaching inns found in the centre to family accommodations and business rooms.

The Grand Country Houses prove that the age of Elegance is not forgotten many are privately owned and passed through generations that offer a particular warmth and atmosphere that originates from an innate pride in the residence and the charms of the surrounding areas. These singularly beautiful residences provide views over meadowlands and woods and the perfect launch pad to the lakes and the hidden delights of the nearby coastline with its fascinating estuaries and inlets.

In the centre of the Village guests are presented with former coaching inns that may date back as far as 450 years, and still built into the village walls, boasting mounting blocks outside the entrance the interiors showcasing low beamed ceilings, and narrow doorways, open log fires and uneven floors, inner courtyards and signature Ghosts!

Cartmel Hotels offer individually decorated bedrooms some built around courtyards and offer comfort through seating, dining areas and study areas, some offering a modern slant whilst others lean towards traditional ambiences hosting antique furniture, rich drapes and stunning views. Master bedrooms host four poster beds and fine linens whilst lavish bathrooms are home to designer fittings companioned with bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.

The Best restaurants of Cartmel are found within the confines of the Cartmel Hotels they are home to international menus crafted by master chefs from seasonal produce and complemented with vintage wines. Traditional bars welcome through local ales, a selection of wines and spirits, warm crackling fires and great service.

The hotels offer areas suitable for wedding celebrations or for holding business functions, Health Spas pamper and Gymnasiums stretch the body.