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Cartmel 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 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. Nearby Cartmel offers quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ales, and the nationally acclaimed Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant. 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. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings, mountain backdrop, and fabulous sea views, is 2 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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An immaculately presented former mill worker’s cottage in the small village of Cark in Cartmel, close to the beautiful Lake District National Park. Providing tasteful and comfortable accommodation, this terraced Cark in Cartmel cottage is ideal for a couple or small family wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Set in a tranquil location, your Cark in Cartmel cottage is next to a river and offers views of the river and fields beyond. This Cark in Cartmel cottage has two stylish bedrooms, a large bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen/diner with door that leads out onto an open courtyard, plus the lovely sitting room has a warming woodburning stove in a feature fireplace, and is the perfect place for cosy evenings in. To the front of this Lake District cottage is a patio area, which is separated from the river by iron railings and is a real gem of a sun trap, where you’re able to relax with a good book and watch the ducks go by on the river. The village of Cark in Cartmel offers two pubs, shops and the Furness line railway, plus Cartmel is only two miles away and has specialist food shops, a racecourse and an ancient Priory. A pleasant walk to Holker Hall and Gardens, the home of the Cavendish family, is well worth the effort if only to sample the delicious breakfasts served in the Courtyard Café or to pick up a picnic hamper from their Food Hall. Catch the train to Grange-over-Sands and spend a day in this elegant Edwardian town, plus walkers will be spoilt for choice with a rich variety of landscapes to explore ranging from coastal walks along Morecambe Bay to the breathtaking Lake District National Park. With excellent village amenities on the doorstep, this Cark in Cartmel cottage is a delightful base at any time of year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Roadside parking opposite cottage. Front patio with furniture, rear courtyard area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: The stairs at this property are steep and narrow. Note: This property is alongside a river, therefore children and pets should be supervised at all times.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Herdwick Cottage:
Cosy cottage, peaceful setting, and good food at 'Engine Inn' (which also allows dogs) and very friendly. Good walks and lovely surroundings. Five minutes away from Cartmel and just a little longer to Grange over Sands.
Mr Clark, Newcastle upon Tyne, March 2013
A cosy, warm, clean cottage. It was close to the village pub and shop, well situated for lots of walks and a variety of days out.
Ms Furneaux, Warrington, March 2013
Great location and a very dog friendly village. Both village pubs were happy for the dog to sit in too.
Mr Knopwood, Oakham, February 2013
Herdwick Cottage is in a great location and has been thoughtfully provided with everything needed for a comfortable and cosy stay. Really impressed with the quality and care taken to make sure this is an easy and effortless cottage to enjoy, many thanks to all involved!
Mrs Cripps, Coventry, October 2012