Newly renovated 17th century cottage for 2 with log stove, WiFi and own carpark
About Sarah Byrne
Crumble Cottage was a milking shed that we have been transformed into a cosy romantic hideaways, full of character with many of the original features such as the oak beams and stonework. We undertook most of the work ourselves and have the scars and stories to prove it. The cottages is set in seven acres of mixed farmland, ancient woodland, water gardens and productive areas where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. In the summer and autumn we ask guests if they would like a complimentary basket of our excess produce. (Please note not always available depends on how successful we have been.) Sarah is a horticulturalist and garden designer (CHort MCIHort) running her own landscape business from home and when she can escape loves taking people around the gardens. Stewart works with technology and dementia and spends his spare time restoring vintage cars and bikes and is always delighted to show you his workshop and tool collection! Both of us are keen nature lovers and much of the work we do externally encourages wildlife, and our reward has been a huge increase in the diversity of creatures visiting and living here. Including hedgehogs, dragon flies, otters, toads, kingfishers, newts, house martins, swallows, buzzards, bats and owls to name but a few. Not content with surviving building Crumble Cottage ourselves, this last year we completed building Upper Crumble, a similar offer with hot tub in private courtyard. (Not yet on Owners Direct)
Sarah Byrne purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Sarah Byrne chose Grange-over-Sands
Beautiful quiet and sheltered location. The bustling medieval village of Cartmel is only a ten minute walk away. We get very little light pollution so star gazing has become another great attraction. We love going to restaurants and are spoilt for choice as we are surrounded by many award winning places to eat. Simon Rogan’s L ’Enclume with two Michelin stars, but there are many more exciting places to choose from. Always ask us for advice we try to keep very up to date with research and reviews! The village also has many other specialist shops, pubs and cafes. Unsworth Yard is a favourite where you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer brewed on the premises outside in their courtyard and have cheese brought to you from Cartmel Cheeses. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.
What makes this Cottage unique
Beautiful peaceful location please see our reviews here and on social media. Lots of walks right from the door and only a mile from sophisticated civilisation. Very romantic cosy cottage, with log stove, oak beams, crystal chandeliers and shutters at the windows. Secure car park, old bikes to borrow. Owners on site but out of sight.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage!
Such a lovely place to stay! Sarah and Stewart were fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend!
We are so glad you both had a lovely time! Thank you for leaving everywhere so very tidy. Great to meet you both and would be lovely to see you again. All the best Sarah and Stewart
Peaceful with a beautiful cottage to enjoy
Many thanks for coming to stay and so glad you had a lovely peaceful break in Crumble Cottage.
All the best
A wonderful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing, top quality break in the Southern Lakes.
Beautifully renovated farm building in a quiet and beautiful location; ideal for a couple.
Friendly, helpful owners ensure a great stay.
First taste of the Lake District at Upper Crumble
We spent a very relaxing long weekend at Upper Crumble Cottage. What a lovely place. Stylish, beautifully thought through, comfortable and relaxing. Friendly and helpful owners,Sarah and Stewart have created a haven of tranquillity just outside the village of Cartmel in the Southern Lakes. Eating in or out is easy as there is a good choice of eateries within walking distance and Cartmel's position in the South of the Lake Dstrict makes it easy to explore the region. We will be back!
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so glad you found this to be a great base to explore The Lake District with its now World Heritage Status. Hope you will be back for more very soon. We will be ready!
All the best
Such an amazing retreat from hectic lives. The restoration of this building is incredible and the setting is perfect. The facilities and accommodation are only enhanced by the hospitality of Sarah and Stewart. I would certainly recommend a break here and Warren and I will definitely be returning. Thank you for a very special weekend!
Jane and Warren
Delighted you enjoyed your stay in Crumble Cottage and it was so relaxing for you. We know we are so lucky to live here! All the best and see you soon. Sarah and Stewart
What a gorgeous place to stay!
So glad we found Crumble cottage! We had the most wonderful little holiday. The cottage itself is beautiful and so comfortable - the weather we got was fantastic so we were glad of the patio area at the front available to guests, but the cottage would also be perfectly cosy for a cold wintry stay too! Sarah and Stewart were really kind hosts -
friendly and helpful. The surrounding area is idyllic - lovely for walks, Cartmel is ideal for coffee or meals out (we enjoyed the beer garden by the river at the back of the Royal Oak), and we found it to be a good spot from which to explore the Lake District a little. Such a tranquil setting for a refreshing break away from the busyness of the everyday! Can't fault anything about this cottage - we loved it! Thank you Stewart and Sarah.
Thank for lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. I agree I love the garden next to the river at the back of the Royal Oak it's such a surprise when you find it! All the best. Sarah and Stewart
Car recommended however train station in Grange over Sands is only 4 miles away.
One mile from Cartmel
Cartmel is a thimble full of diamonds, a foodie heaven. 2 star Michelin restaurant L'Enclume, 1 star restaurant Rogan & Co, many great pubs and coffee shops, Unsworth's Yard featuring a micro brewery, wine bar, cheese and artisan bread shops and fantastic thin crust pizza made fresh on a Friday and Saturday. Home also to the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. There is an ancient Priory and a lively Racecourse. Awarded Special Place to Stay by Alastair Sawday's Travel Guide