Our Story

Proudly owned and operated by Karen and Martyn Farmer, Wall Nook cottages are nestled on the edge of the English Lake District, in a tranquil setting overlooking the medieval village of Cartmel.

The property was originally a working farm, dating back to the early 1700’s. As a traditional farm in the South Lakes, it would have farmed predominantly sheep and cattle.


During the mid 1900’s the property was rented by author Arthur Ransome, famed for writing the Swallows and Amazons series of Children’s books. Along with his wife Evgenia Petrovna Shelepina.

In more recent times, the farm was lovingly converted into the dwellings of today over the past 15 years.


The rental cottages were originally a large barn, which was restored and re-designed into two separate cottages, Pheasant and Kestrel.

Meet Karen & Martyn