Cartmel, tucked away out of site but most definitely not out of mind. Within easy reach of the M6, Kendal and Grange Over Sands yet secluded, peaceful and quiet.
Rolling hills yet easy to access from the M6 for visitors, close to Lake Windermere and the South Lakeland fells, it’s no wonder Cartmel is a popular destination for holidays and short breaks. But recent years, Cartmel has become popular for another reason. The reason being food and most notably, Simon Rogan and the 2 Michelin star L’Enclume restaurant. Within the village Simon also owns Rogan & Co which excitedly for them and the village and Cumbria as a whole received their first Michelin Star in September. Each venue offers a different cooking and menu style as well as ambiance. In the Cartmel Valley he also owns a farm where produce is grown for the restaurants.
But food doesn’t stop with Simon Rogan. Cartmel is home to the world famous Cartmel Sticky Toffee pudding. Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding is revered by chefs, by the biggest STP aficionados and can be found worldwide! A few years ago, who would have thought making puddings in the back kitchen of a village shop could result in worldwide recognitions and success, a true testament to a fantastic product.
Other excellent places to visit when in Cartmel are Cartmel Coffee and Cartmel Cheeses. As with all the businesses in the village, these two offer the highest quality produce and service and really make the most of the area and sourcing locally. Cartmel Coffee has been awarded 4 Cup ‘Exceptional’ by BSA and serves home baked cakes and Cartmel Cheeses is an artisan cheese retailer being cheesemakers themselves and a cheese-tastic 50 cheese from Cumbria, the UK and aborad to choose from.
And all these businesses wouldn’t be as popular if it wasn’t for the setting of the village, the architecture and the surrounding landscape. For a guide to eating, drinking and staying in Cartmel, visit https://www.allofthelakedistrict.co.uk/cartmel/