My husband and I had booked at L'Enclume and had tickets to Cartmel races for our "mini-moon" so we needed a romantic retreat that was close enough to walk into the village but far enough from the madness - enter....the Jammy Patch!
Ali and James have opened up their incredible home to provide camping, B&B and a self-contained converted stable block, in which we stayed. The stable is cosy, romantic and well-equipped with lovely thoughtful touches like a stocked fridge and a real fire lit before you arrive. The bed "deck" is accessed by a fairly steep ladder and there's no toilet or shower but what you DO get is thoroughly explained on their website. My only niggle is that although we knew the bathroom facilities were separate, we didn't realise they were shared with all the people staying on the campsite. I suppose this may have been self-explanatory but I honestly got the impression from the description that they were private, just not part of the accommodation. It wasn't ideal but all worked out in the end - I just wanted to make the point in case anyone else thought the same as I did. We also would have loved wi-fi access but maybe that's just us!
The whole setting is idyllic and Ali & James are such friendly and welcoming hosts. We had a fantastic weekend and will be recommending to friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jammy Patch offers camping, and self catering accommodation in the romantic and beautiful Cartmel Valley, 1 mile from L'Enclume, Cartmel racecourse and Cartmel village. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jammy Patch Cartmel, Cumbria