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The Cavendish Arms is much more than a Lake District hotel. It is a 450-year-old coaching inn, set in the picturesque village of Cartmel, with beamed ceilings, a wealth of antique furniture and a blazing log fire. We serve excellent British food using the finest of local produce, wines and traditional beers and ales.

With friendly relaxed service and very comfortable rooms, some with four-poster beds, you will find yourself drifting away into Cartmel’s perfectly laid-back village way of life. This charming retreat also has a fine restaurant where you can dine by candlelight. You can relax outside with a chilled drink or speciality coffee and watch the world go by, or sit beside the babbling River Eea.

We also have three more new luxury double rooms, with en-suite bathrooms, right in the centre of the village square above our new shop, Perfect English. Finished to an exceptionally high standard, the rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of sumptuous modern furnishings and antique furniture. And if you like one of the antiques, you can buy it and take it home with you!

If you’re walking in the Lake District or simply looking for a bed and breakfast, the Cavendish Arms offers that personal and special accommodation. The area is teaming with outdoor activities and we are a stone’s throw away from the seaside and Morecambe Bay and within easy reach of Coniston Water and Windermere. We’ve also teamed up with Black Horses Ltd to offer romantic carriage rides around the village and surrounding countryside.

  •  10 en-suite bedrooms at The Cavendish Arms
  •  3 en-suite bedrooms above Perfect English
  • TVs in rooms
  • Quaint, low, beamed ceilings & uneven floors
  •  Access to rooms above Perfect English is by a spiral staircase
  • All room bookings through The Cavendish Arms
  • Private free parking
Local Attractions
  • Cartmel Priory
  • Cartmel Races 
  • Black Horses Carriage rides 
  •  Holker Hall & Gardens
  • Grange-over-Sands Golf Club


  • 4 Stars from South Lakeland Food Safety Agency
  • One of the Top Breakfast Destinations In The Lake District by Visit Britain
  • Kelloggs UK — Breakfast award
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
The Westmorland Gazette: Get in touch Accommodation Guide

The Cavendish Arms

Cavendish Street



LA11 6QA

Tel: 015395 36240



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Perfect English is a very stylish independent shop selling an eclectic mixture of high end gifts, unavailable in the average high street shop. A great deal of time and thought has gone into selecting the exquisite ceramics, unusual jewellery, home furnishings, traditional confectionary and luxurious toiletries. Perfect English is furnished with pieces of classic country furniture and antiques, all of which are also for sale. It’s the perfect place to buy a souvenir to remind you of your perfect holiday.