About Us

The Larch Tree - A unique gift shop in Cumbria

Situated in the tranquil medieval village of Cartmel, on the most southerly tip of the Lake District, uniquely located between the 12th Century Priory of St Mary's and the village Gatehouse, you will find The Larch Tree.

William and Andrew Walmsley have owned the The Larch Tree gift shop for over twenty years, each year finding new projects to improve and restore the building to its original fourteenth century condition. Exposed wooden beams and a diverse range of gifts, paintings and clothing make our shop a truly individual attraction.

The Larch Tree is an unexpected discovery; step inside and you will find three floors of inspirational displays of gifts, traditional children's toys, quality ladieswear, children's clothing, a small but carefully selected range of men's clothing, distinctive gift ware, home accessories, jewellery and much more.

We offer a variety of shopping opportunities to create this unique experience. Visiting our store in Cartmel will feel like walking into a treasure chest of exciting toys and collectables, such as our range of Royal Aero Hot Air Balloons, Worlds Fair collection and Wupper Airline wooden models. This website showcases a wide range of our gifts, toys and clothing, however our store offers a much larger selection for you to browse at your leisure. If you are visiting the beautiful Lake District, pop in and experience our friendly and helpful service for yourself.

Worlds Fair Collection

We have a wide Worlds Fair range, featuring rides such as the Swing Carousel, Big Ferris Wheel, Great Roller Coaster and Frenzy Ride as well as the Big Top Circus.

Worlds Fair Collection

Timberkits Wooden Models

Natural wood Timberkits create wonderful moving models and scenes. It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and a fascinating education for all ages.

Timberkits Wooden Models