Barker House Farm



Our accommodation is very popular in Cartmel College. All rooms are en-suite, with free Wi-Fi and with some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside from many of them!

Our accommodation mostly has eight rooms per corridor or flat, though some areas have fewer rooms. All accommodation is non-smoking.

For further information please see our Accommodation page. You can also find more details, plus image galleries, on the University's Accommodation page.

Students in Cartmel kitchen
Barker House JCR

Junior Common Room

Cartmel has the largest social space of any of the nine colleges. The Junior Common Room, or JCR as it is more commonly called, is next to the bar and is where you'll find the pool tables, air hockey, table football, table tennis and the dart boards. The JCR also contains sofas to relax on during the day, and where we hold our many socials.

Grizedale Bar

The Winning Post (Cartmel Bar)

The Winning Post (Cartmel Bar) is relatively new, built around Barker House Farm, a building dating from the 17th century. The bar has a split serving area with two individual bars, and adjoins the large Junior Common Room (JCR) with a built-in DJ booth. It also boasts the best bar staff on campus! The bar serves a wide range of teas and Starbucks coffee as well as a stronger fare, with ambient music. The décor of the bar is along a traditional theme in keeping with the style of the listed farm building it has been built around.

Hot food

Dining Room

The dining room isn’t actually run by the college, but by the University’s Hospitality and Catering department. However it is located just outside of our bar so is very handy for Cartmel students. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so at any time of day you can go along and pick up something to eat.

Music Room

Music Room

We are the only college at Lancaster with our own soundproofed music room. Students can book the space out for solo or group practice. We have a selection of instruments for you to borrow, including guitars, keyboard and electronic drum kit. To enquire about the space or to make a booking email

Study Space

Study Space

As well as University facilities such as the Library or the Learning Zone, we have both a computer room and a group study area exclusively for Cartmel students. These are located on the two floors of what was the old farmhouse and provide a working environment for those members of the college who do not have a room on campus, or a computer in their room. This area is also an excellent base for off-campus students to work and meet up. The computers have all the software you should need to do your work, as well as being on the University network, and there is a printer available for your use.

Student in bedroom


All rooms in Cartmel have free eduroam Wi-Fi enabling students to get access to the University network using their own computers. You will be issued with a step-by-step guide to getting connected when you move in. For more information, including how to connect to the wired network, see the ASK guide to wired campus network.



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Your postal address is:

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Cartmel College

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