CARTMEL SHOPPING PARADISE
From the Square, ancient streets wend their way out of the village, each well worth the exploration for the variety of shops on offer. Browsers will delight in finding all kinds of Lakeland products - from gifts and clothing to fine art and antiques.
Unsworth's Yard can be found near the Priory with artisan shops Cartmel Cheeses and The Bread Shed bakery, the Red Pepper & HOT Wines shop and a microbrewery.
There are four unusual gift shops in Cartmel, each selling their own blend of unique gifts.
Perfect English is a very stylish independent shop in the heart of Cartmel village selling an eclectic mixture of designer-led high end gifts. Peruse the shelves of exquisite ceramics, unusual jewellery, home furnishings, and luxurious toiletries. Housed in a lovingly restored historic property in the village square, the Perfect English shop is furnished with pieces of classic country furniture and antiques, all of which are also for sale.
The Larch Tree, next to the Priory has clothing, hundreds of present ideas, quality and traditional toys for children, and toys for adults who have never grown up! Opposite, in the Cartmel Village Institute building, Fieldhead Crafts sell gifts made locally in Cumbria and on the third Firday of each month there is a craft fair upstairs.
Next to the Cavendish Arms, Chamberlins' Gifts sell a range of gifts and also life size fibreglass animals.
Cartmel Village Shop make up beautiful food gift hampers and picnics all year round. You can hand select foods, preserves and culinary gifts to make your present truly personal.
A few miles outside of Cartmel is the impressively large nineteenth century Yew Tree Barn. Situated at Low Newton it is an Aladdin's cave of architectural antiques and funrniture. With an impressive upstairs gallery and the workshops of a jeweller, painter, potter and photographer under its oak beams, you can while away a few hours browsing before trying out their super little old fashioned Hat Trick Cafe.
Near to the village you will also discover Howbarrow Organic Farm Shop, selling food fresh from the field. And, in Grange-over-Sands you will find Grange Bakery selling new lines such as Multiseed Loaf and Ciabatta with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They continue to produce favourites that your 'Granny' would remember from childhood, Vanilla Slices, Viennese Whirls, Battenberg Cakes, Current Square and All Butter Shortbread, to name but a few.
For a full directory of Cartmel shops and outlets, with links to their websites, click here to go to our BUSINESSES page.
CARTMEL FOOD MARKET
On the 3rd Friday of every month Cartmel hosts a new food market. See the Food Market page for dates and nformation about stall holders.