Coast or country? What if you didn't have to choose? Rent a cottage in Cark with Sykes Cottages, and you won't have to!
Located in southern Cumbria, mere miles from the county's inspiring coast and yet a short drive to the Lake District National Park, our Cark cottages provide a cosy and affordable base for a break in Cumbria.
Let's begin in Cark, a wonderfully picturesque village with a rich industrial heritage. During the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, a water-powered cotton mill operated in the village, bringing with it a railway station which connects Cark to Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. The presence of a railway makes Cark an ideal destination for those travelling without a car. Indeed, several villages on the line are well worth a visit during your Cark cottage holiday, including Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands and Arnside.
Coast or country? The choice is yours with a Cark cottage
If you are travelling by car to your Cark holiday rental, expect wonderful daytrips. Should the sun shine, make for the Cumbrian coast, home to several quality beaches including Aldingham, Grange-over-Sands and Roan Head. Or, take a walk in the peaceful, emerald countryside around the village of Cartmel, enjoying inspiring views of the Coniston Fells and the Hoad Monument.
Travel further afield during your Cark cottage break and feast your eyes on the magnificence of the Lake District National Park. From Grizedale Forest to Coniston Water, Whitbarrow Nature Reserve to the Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, the Lake District is awash with beautiful natural attractions, making it the perfect destination for walkers, cyclists, climbers and everyone in between.
So what's stopping you? Scroll down to book your Cark holiday cottage now and get set for a wonderful self-catering holiday in Cumbria.