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Crumble Cottages

Ornamental cottage garden using a variety of different colour schemes with topiary surround our C17 listed Cumbrian Longhouse. The remaining 4 acres are divided into a Water garden with ponds and rewilded areas designed to improve biodiversity, Kitchen garden using companion planting within listed bee bole wall, wildflower meadows, butterfly borders, cut flower beds and woodland walks.

Owner Info

Crumble Cottages
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About Crumble Cottages

We arrived in 2013 with a plan to develop the gardens alongside a total renovation of our cottage and building two luxury holiday homes out of disused barns. Installing services and drainage required extensive excavations and most areas have been totally rebuilt using existing materials. The vegetable gardens were completely overgrown, the only sight of the bee boles were in documents. The fields that had been intensively farmed for years we now manage for wildlife with our lower field completely re-wilded. This involved a large scale excavation of an underground culvert to introduce ponds, streams, the planting hundreds of trees and lines of hedgerows. Many of our visitors are keen environmentalists. In recent years we have started to concentrate on the ornamental areas around the cottages. As a professional horticulturalist Sarah has now found time to experiment with colour schemes and find homes for her favourite plant collections. We are always delighted to discuss all our developments, design concepts and future projects with garden visitors.

Location details

Crumble Cottages,
Cartmel,
Cumbria,
LA11 7SP

Directions to Crumble Cottages
1m from Cartmel up past the racecourse on the Haverthwaite Rd. Car SatNav brings you directly here but best to avoid mobile phone SatNav which may take you up the wrong lane.

Crumble Cottages openings

Visit by Arrangement

This garden opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September for groups of 20+.

Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Refreshments Home-made teas.
Admission Adult: Free
Child: Free

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access to ornamental areas by house and outlying areas of garden but only by a wheelchair that can cope with uneven ground.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at Crumble Cottages at this time.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

There are no plants for sale for the time being.

Yes, one or more routes at Crumble Cottages are accessible to wheelchair users.

Yes. Crumble Cottages seeks to offer a sustainable refuge for nearby fauna and wildlife. These sanctuaries host diverse habitats supporting indigenous flora and fauna and nurturing local biodiversity.