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Danes Court

(Ref. 1011174)

Cartmel Fell near Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Sorry infested with flies, windows can’t be locked or shut."

    Reviewed by Jim1.9Oct 2023

  • "We loved the old house and its authenticity."

    It’s beautifully furnished and there are some lovely touches for example the Emma Bridgewater crockery and objects of art. It is also decorated beautifully. I’m inspired to decorate my own bedrooms. Where we have marked it down for facilities we mean the shower in the en-suite as that doesn’t work (although the bath was fine) and the one in the other room where the base fills up and takes ages to drain. These wouldn’t put me off staying and I think those can be easily fixed. Whereas the lovely old place is unique. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Aug 2023

  • "If you want a secluded property, miles away from anywhere, this is the property for you."

    If you want a property with modern fixtures and fittings with other people near by, then i'd give Danes Court a miss. Whilst clean, there was an over powering, lingering smell of wood polish but a huge amount of cobwebs, especially in corners. There was also a packet of mouldy crumpets in the orange bread bin which had been left by previous guests. Theres a lack of utensils in the kitchen but loads of sideboards and mirrors! We couldnt use the wardrobes due to the fusty smell inside, probably due to lack of use. The shower in the ensuite is so tempermental and difficult to use we all ended up using the shower in the other bathroom...the one with the broken blind so anyone (we only saw 1!!) walking the lane could see in. Blackout blinds would help, especially in the blue bird bedroom. Whilst the heating worked, having the sofa blocking the radiator made the lounge cold and damp feeling. Logs to use in the lounge would have been a nice touch, even in August. It was nice to have a washing machine but other than the radiators there was no airer to dry them on. Overall the property is as described and the pictures do not give a true picture of size and how seculded it is.

    Reviewed by Sally3.4Jul 2023

  • "Danes Court is the end section of what was the former Vicarage so it is a very characterful property which has been well renovated to give an authentic lifestyle experience."

    The property is on a quiet lane and is heavily wooded around the home so there are lots of birds and we saw deer, which was lovely. The outside seating/BBQ area is small, but adequate, but it was a little overgrown and scruffy. It would also be nice to have some more comfortable outside seating, in which to relax. Because of the house's location it soon loses the late afternoon sun even in mid summer which is worth bearing in mind. There is no other outside seating area or places to relax outdoors. The property was fairly well equipped with nice crockery and cutlery although it lacked some attention to detail in presentation and some of the usual kitchen utensils were missing and the glassware is mismatched which gives a less than 5 star feel. The King bed was comfortable. Both of the showers are electric and we only used the walk-in shower, but we both had reasonably hot showers, although some of the fitments needed repair and a soap dish would have been nice. The WiFi is a bit slow, but it is fine for email and google. It struggled (and often failed) to upload photos so we gave up trying, although we managed to stream the TV without any problems. There are a couple of coat hooks in the hallway but some more would help as would some in the vestibule, and a clothes airer would be useful. The access road is small and quiet. We did a couple of lovely walks straight from the house and it was easy enough to drive to other parts of the South Lakes. Thank you to the owners for sharing their property and for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "The house is beautiful, but it shouldn’t have been rented out with the water system in the state it was in."

    There was no hot water running through the en-suite shower, and the flow of the bathroom shower was so light it was hardly worth using. A few hours into our stay, to our horror, water started pouring through the landing ceiling through both floors. Cracks started appearing in the ceiling. I called a help number and received some advice from someone who had been outsource by Sykes and we had to turn off the stop cock by going down into the cellar, we couldn’t find a ladder to get into the attic. It stopped eventually and we were told a plumber would be there in the morning. We had to get up at 7 in the morning for him. He said the lid had come off the water tank, he’d put it back on, and said it wouldn’t happen again and we were safe to stay. We were only there 3 nights and hoped we could just enjoy the stay and have baths instead of showers. But the next day it happened again. The plumber was called again but didn’t come on the Sunday. We wasted so much time and it was a huge stress. It’s not what we paid for. It was also mentioned that a plumber had been in recently, so this seems like bad workmanship. Clearly the shower system wasn’t tested nor the issue with overflowing tank adequately addressed. We have video footage and I’m waiting for a response on compensation. Sykes haven’t been responsive as I’ve chased a couple of times since they said they’d look into it.

    Reviewed by Jane2.5Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay here, very spacious and clean."

    It is furnished to a high standard, photos don’t quite do it justice! Perfectly located, rural, quiet and peaceful, yet not far from the nearest town and a couple of country pubs. This property felt very homely straight away and we really enjoyed our stay. Only downside for us is that showers were a little temperamental (getting the correct temperature) however this wouldn’t put us off staying again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing… from the moment the cottage came into view."

    The whole car was amazed, a picture perfect looking cottage with a scenario to match ( and two small local pubs just up the road was a bonus). Going inside the cottage through the red door was magical. The kids (6 and 11 years old) ran straight in to explore, with the adults close by. All the beautiful features from the the down stair toilet, beautiful staircase and the small sitting room was just so in keeping with the character. Initially cottage was a bit cold but quickly heated up. We enjoyed our walks and drinks in the pubs. We came home (to the cottage) and enjoyed our evenings playing games in a comfortable setting. Clean bedding and towels felt lovely and fresh. As a mother the main bonus of the cottage was the massive halls/space. Where I was able to bring in all our outdoor gear from walking and spread them out to dry for the next day (one thing I would add to the cottage is a clothes airer, this would of helped loads). Perfect base to explore locally (great 3 hr circle walk just behind cottage) and to drive further afield. Thank you loads for a lovely holiday home experience ❤️

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2023

  • "We were regular visitors to Danes Court around 20 years ago when it was getting a bit run down."

    Danes Court today thanks to the refurbishment is superb, without taking away any of its originality or feel. We shall return again and again.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property and very quiet and peaceful."

    The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars was that the fridge was not working, no fault of the owner they didn’t know. And no iron or ironing board. Other than that it’s a wonderful place to stay, Would definitely highly recommend booking this beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic 3 night stay, at a generously sized well equipped home, that was truly beautiful to experience, close enough to drive all around the lakes and explore!"


    Reviewed by Tom4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Dane's Court."

    The house is absolutely beautiful and there are lovely walks in the surrounding area. The Cartmel Fell church is a short walk away and definitely worth a visit. There is lots to see and do in the local area. We visited Brockhole on Windermere which has loads of great activities for the kids - the parking is shocking and gets full very quickly, so if planning to do one of the paid activities I'd recommend booking in advance as you get priority parking. We also took a steam train from Haverthwate, it takes you to waterside where there is a small but surprisingly good aquarium is and then you can get a boat to Bowness. The Beatrix Potter experience in Bowness is worth a visit and Bowness itself is lovely to walk round. Kendal is also worth a visit and has good sized supermarkets to stock up with supplies. We had a couple of days where the weather wasn't great and it was lovely to spend a bit of time at Dane's Court, playing card games with the kids and generally enjoying the lovely house.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: The property is located on the owner's land
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: The woodburning stove in the kitchen is for aesthetics only and not to be used and should be operational by end of Autumn/Winter 2022

The property

Grange-over-Sands 7.2 miles.

Nestled in the charming village of Cartmel Fell, near Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria, lies this characterful cottage, Danes Court.

Enjoying a tranquil setting, located rurally in the Cumbrian countryside, whilst featuring original fixtures from the old vicarage and a mix of contemporary interiors, the cottage welcomes four guests recommended for both families and friends.

Relish in the country-style kitchen whilst preparing and savouring home-cooked meals, with the woodburning stove alight on colder days, before venturing into the homely sitting room, also featuring a woodburning stove, perfect for a night-cap.

At dusk, be welcomed by two spacious bedrooms, completed with warm and elegant furnishings, one of which has an en-suite, and the other serviced by the main shower room.

Come morning, head outside to your private patio to enjoy a morning coffee and take in the stillness, before heading into the village.

Within proximity to Danes Court, you'll find Lakes Aquarium, a family favourite, Fell Foot, set within the Lake District, and Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, perfect to aboard and tour the boarder of Lake Windermere.

Holker Hall and Gardens is a prime attraction, set over 200-acres of woodlands and manicured grounds, along with Humphrey Head, offering cliff top views across the coastline, whilst Skydive Northwest is fitting for the thrill-seeking members of your group.

Encircling the lake, you'll also find Kendal Museum, Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve, and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, all fascinating attractions to add to your must-visit list.

Relax in Cumbria by booking Danes Court.

Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
Note: The woodburning stove in the kitchen is for aesthetics only and not to be used and should be operational by end of Autumn/Winter 2022
Please note: This property only accepts Friday or Monday check ins.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Cartmel 2 miles; Lake Windermere 8 miles; Kendal 10 miles.

The charming Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is set between the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay and offers one of the mildest climates in the north of England. Formerly a small fishing village, the introduction of the Furness Railway transformed Grange-over-Sands into a fashionable Edwardian resort. Today, the town has much to offer the visitor including a traffic-free promenade, delightful ornamental gardens, golf courses, brass band concerts and excellent bird watching. Just a short drive away are Lake Windermere (8 miles), the villages of Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead, which still retain the charm and character that has endeared them to so many, and the home of sticky toffee pudding, Cartmel, with its famous racecourse and the L’Enclume restaurant, which has been voted the 4th best restaurant in the UK. Other attractions in the area include Levens Hall, with its Elizabethan Hall and world famous topiary gardens, Holker Hall, Furness Abbey, Sizergh Castle, a National Trust medieval house and gardens, and Conishead Priory, a Gothic revival country house. There is also the 25 mile Cistercian Way which starts at Grange over Sands. Set amidst the southern lakes, the attractive town of Grange-over-Sands makes a superb base from which to enjoy the whole of this magical area.

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Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
Note: The woodburning stove in the kitchen is for aesthetics only and not to be used and should be operational by end of Autumn/Winter 2022
Please note: This property only accepts Friday or Monday check ins.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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