1 Cark Manor Stables

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 11772)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    4 Customer Review(s)

    December 2013
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    “Home from home - can I go back?”
    I miss my home from home! I felt so settled after 30 minutes of arriving. The layout was perfect and something I would choose for my own home. The living area was very comfortable and so well equipped catering for everybody with the Dvd's, leaflets with suggestions of things to do, games and colouring pads for the kids, cards, and even some memorabilia. I loved popping out on the balcony in a morning and watching the cows, and had the fairy lights on at night too which made it even more special ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

A delightful, semi-detached cottage, on the edge of the pretty village of Cark in Cartmel, 2 miles from Cartmel itself.

Originally stables belonging to Cark Manor, but now set in its own private and spacious grounds, this Cark in Cartmel cottage is an ideal base for a small family or couple to get away from it all and enjoy this unspoilt area.

This Cark cottage has an unusual 'upside down' layout, meaning the open plan living accommodation is arranged across the first floor.

Warm and cosy with a woodburning stove, a dining area and a modern, well-equipped kitchen, the living accommodation benefits from rolling rural views from every window, and lots of natural light.

This area leads out to a lovely sun-catching balcony overlooking the surrounding countryside, an ideal spot for relaxing with a drink on a warm summer's evening.

This Cark cottage also has three ground floor bedrooms, which combine to provide a first-class holiday home.

Outside this Cark in Cartmel holiday home the gardens are wild and rugged as befits the rural area, and the lawn includes a viewing platform.

Within easy reach of the many walks, trails and attractions of the area, this Cark cottage is an ideal base for visitors to enjoy village life at its very best, with the village itself offering an excellent pub, village store and plenty of great parks and play farms for children close by.

Medieval Cartmel, home of the delicious sticky toffee pudding, is just 2 miles away, with its 12th century priory, while just two minutes' walk from the doorstep is Holker Hall and Gardens, the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish who welcome visitors of all ages to one of the best-loved stately homes in Britain.

A wonderful, romantic Cark in Cartmel holiday cottage, ideal whatever the time of year.


Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove, leading to spacious balcony.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove available to purchase (honesty box)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and toys on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Spacious gardens with furniture and viewing platform
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Use of the viewing platform is entirely at guests' own risk.

About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 16 miles.

Cark in Cartmel is a small Lakeland village just two miles from Cartmel, one of the prettiest villages in the Lake District. Cark is well served by the Furness line railway, and features pretty streamside strolls, lovely walks to the local coastline overlooking Morecambe Bay, two fine traditional old pubs and a scattering of small shops. It is a very short stroll from here to Holker Hall, the stately home of Lord Cavendish, whose house, gardens and deer park are open to the public and also now home to a licensed brasserie The Ilex. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful unspoilt countryside or visit The National Hunt Racecourse, the Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition and the Lakeland Motor Museum, all close by. Nearby Cartmel offers quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, charming gift shops, welcoming traditional pubs serving real ales, and the nationally acclaimed Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings, mountain backdrop, fabulous sea views, promenade and two golf courses is four miles away. Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a fifteen minute drive. A superb holiday destination at any time of year.

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