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Outerthwaite Cottage

(Ref. 916187)

Flookburgh near Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable and relaxing stay at Outerthwaite cottage."

    Very welcoming host, John who was always available if needed without being intrusive. Good access to the southern lakes and plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. You are staying on a working farm so expect to hear the sound of cows in the morning which we didn't mind at all. Grange over sands is a very pretty village with a fabulous promenade and there are plenty of places to eat in the village.

    Reviewed by Neale4.7May 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage, very friendly and helpful owner, thoroughly enjoyed our second stay."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "A warm welcome by John & his family."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the farm and seeing the animals. An ideal location for exploring the lakes. Cottage very comfortable and had everything we needed, our only criticisms would be the shower & some areas not as clean as we would normally expect for a four star Sykes rating.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4Jun 2022

  • "John and his daughter's were just lovely down to earth folk who made myself and my two girls feel very welcome."

    The whole experience was more than we could have expected and the reality of the cottage, its location and the surrounding areas are better than the marketing.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Outerthwaite cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed as well as being in a great location to explore the Lake District. All of the rooms are very big and spacious and it is beautifully decorated with lovely furniture and comfortable beds. Although the cottage is located on a working farm it was always very quiet and it was lovely to hear the cows and sheep in the fields. Mr Moore (the owner) is a very nice man and gave us a warm welcome, he was not intrusive in any way but we knew how to contact him if we needed him. We would not hesitate to book again to stay in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2021

  • "Host and accommodation excellent, Enjoyed the dawn chorus of calf's and sheep."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is extremely spacious and clean, is within 20 -40 minutes of Windermere (depending on traffic) but about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half from the other lakes."

    Everything you need is provided within the cottage (plates, spoons, towels, etc) so don't need to worry too much about taking loads of things with you. There is a Tesco extra about 15 minutes away in case you need something. The Wi-Fi isn't the greatest but works well in the kitchen but this is no bad thing as it allows you to take a break from your phone. The owner is friendly and welcoming. If you love driving or have a sports car, you will love the drive to the lakes especially to Ullswater.

    Reviewed by Sheikh5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house clean spaciod and modern but still with period charm in great location, farmer and his fanily very helpful and friendly but not overbearing."

    would highly recomend and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, huge rooms excellent facilties."

    Beds very comfortable with crisp clean linen. Quiet, relaxing farm house. Easy drive to Coniston and Windermere. John the owner and his daughter gave us a warm friendly welcolme.....

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage lacked an airer ,washing line."

    also a indoor brush and dustpan as there wasn't anything to sweep hallway and kitchen floor. We also was unable to get the central heating to work and as the weather was cold and rainy we could have done with the extra heating. Hope this information is of use to other visitors. Mrs Diane Fairley

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    It was our first time in the Lake District. My son and I who is 9 years old absolutely loved the cottage. The location was brilliant and the cottage had a very comfy warm feel about it. The bedrooms where lovely and the beds so comfy I had the best sleep I have had in a long time. Coming from London it was so great to be able to enjoy amazing views and lots of open lush green space. John is a great host who made us feel very welcome. We were fortunate enough to be able to get fresh eggs from him which was great. The location of the cottage was great we were able to access lake Windermere, the steam train and cruise and also Go Ape. We had an amazing staycation definitely will be doing it again and highly recommend staying at his cottage.

    Reviewed by Cicely5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is such a lovely cottage."

    Clean and tidy and very welcoming. Close to all the sight seeing you want to do and a little drive away from the town where the butchers is amazing. Mr Moore is lovely and friendly. And got on very well with my dad. He showed my dad around the farm and all his land a cattle. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved staying at this beautiful location, John the host was excellent, the free fresh farm eggs were delicious."

    We took our 17 month year old daughter with us & she enjoyed looking at the cows, sheep and lambs. Very peaceful at night, bedding soft and luxurious. Fitted wardrobes with ample space his & hers. Very large chest drawers. Superb bathroom. ( very modern) Kitchen with ample space, long dining table good for sitting & enjoying meals with family ( tv in kitchen) Separate sitting room, great for letting little one roam around play. Excellent location for visiting the lake districts many beautiful walks. You are close buy to Grange Overs Sands and many of the beautiful surrounding villages and restaurants, takeaways, cafes, shops. Many good national trust properties nearby and view points. Lots of private houses and halls to see, Levens Hall with fantastic topiary gardens Holker Hall Motor museum Boat cruises Steam trains Great train links for exploring coast line Morecambe easy to get to. So many things to do that we will have to come back many times to explore.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0May 2019

  • "If you like quiet and rural, with farm animals about it is great, as is talking with your friendly farmer host."

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2018

  • "Friendly owner, very clean and spacious rooms."

    Modern facilitate in a traditional farm house. Very quiet, just a couple of miles to Grange town and Cartmel. Would have liked a clothes drying rack for our washed outdoor clothes.

    Reviewed by Andre4.4Jul 2018

  • "Yes we were booked into another cottageCase ID69292 from Friday 06 July, but as there was buuilding work i."

    E deep trenches right at the side of doorstep we informed Alice Saturday morning and she very kindly found us this cottage, which we moved to on Saturday 7th. This was the first time I have had to complain regarding Sykes cottages, and have used you for many years. So when we arrived at Outerthwait Cottage near Flookborough we were so relieved and relaxed to enjoy our last minute holiday very much. I cannot praise the cottage owner or his family enough, they were so kind and helpful, and we had a really lovely time at this very comfortable cottage.We also enjoyed watching the comings and goings of them bringing in the Silage and now appreciate how hard a job it is on a farm. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage as it had everything you could wish for and more, the views down the fields to Morecambe Bay were very good, and the cottage was immaculate and very comfortable. Hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2018

  • "We booked this property at the absolute last minute and were settled in within 2 hours of booking, so thank you to Sykes Cottages staff and the property owner Mr Moore and his family for accommodating us so quickly."

    The cottage is light and airy and the rooms are very spacious, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, there is plenty to do and see in the local area. We would have no hesitation returning to this cottage and would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2018

  • "A lovely clean, spacious and cosy cottage situated in a great location for discovering the lake district."

    Very friendly owner and lovely views. Kids loved it. We will be back for another holiday!

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was immaculate comfy and cosy the owner Mr Moore was lovely lots of ..."

    The cottage was immaculate comfy and cosy the owner Mr Moore was lovely lots of interesting things to do within easy reach we will definitely be going there again and have already recommended it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Aug 2017

  • "Good location for a touring base for the Lake District."

    Clean and comfortable cottage, friendly farmer, could fault it. Would recommend to friends and family and would book again ourselves.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2017

  • "We were very happy with accommodation, very clean and modern."

    The owner was very helpful and give us 12 eggs free ranges from his farm as a welcome.. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mohammed4.8Jul 2017

  • "Very nice house, clean and the location is very convenient."

    Amazing owner.. no problems at all.

    Reviewed by Waqas5.0May 2017

  • "Pretty and quiet place to spend holidays."

    The place was clean and luxurious with everything needed to enjoy the break. Landlord is very kind and helpful. Highly recommendable to everyone .

    Reviewed by Sharath Kumar5.0Apr 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

Flookburgh 1 mile. A splendid semi-detached cottage on a traditional livestock farm, 1.5 miles from the priory village of Cartmel, three miles from Grange-over-Sands and eight miles from the tip of Lake Windermere.

This Flookburgh cottage has superb views down across the fields to the Morecambe Bay coast and Humphrey Head – a limestone outcrop which is now largely a nature reserve.

Guests at this cottage near Cartmel will find two bedrooms, a wonderful bathroom, an excellent kitchen and a cosy sitting room, offering welcoming accommodation all year round.

Outside, there is a delightful enclosed patio area which looks out across the farmyard.

This Cark-in-Cartmel cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this beautiful corner of Cumbria, with the Lake District a short drive away, with its breathtaking lakes and imposing mountains to enjoy.

The pretty village of Cartmel has some excellent pubs and stylish shops to visit, plus of course the ancient priory.

Rail enthusiasts at this Flookburgh cottage will be delighted to join the branch line at Cark-in-Cartmel or Grange-over-Sands and travel over the aqueduct to Arnside, whilst younger visitors will enjoy the Lakeside & Havethwaite Railway and Aquarium of the Lakes at Lakeside.

Of course, after a day of exploring, you can return to your cosy Grange-over-Sands cottage to relax in comfortable surroundings and catch up with the days’ activities on the farm.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.

A superb base to explore this interesting and beautiful area, the historic village of Flookburgh is set near the shores of Morecambe Bay on the outskirts of the magnificent Lake District. It is thought that the locally-caught Fluke fish take their name after the village, and once, Flookburgh was a popular resting point for travellers crossing the sands from Lancaster and still provides a home for cockle and shrimp fishers. Facilities in the village include a pub, a grocery, a chemist, a Post Office and two food outlets. The Cumbrian Coastal Way footpath passes nearby and a short walk away from the village is delightful countryside, such as Humphrey Head, views of the bay, with its wading bird life, and Coniston's mountain range. A few minutes’ drive or a pleasant off road walk leads to historic Cartmel, with its beautiful Priory, popular race course, antique and gift shops, pubs and restaurants; including the Michelin Star-rated L’Enclume. Just over a mile away you will find the beautiful house and gardens of Holker Hall and also nearby you can try horse riding just six miles to the north at Bigland, or visit the Edwardian resort of Grange, which offers a range of hotels, restaurants, shops, a traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens and golf courses.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas