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Carnforth, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 975304)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    . beautiful place which had everything you could possibly need and more while on your holiday.. when you first walk in the view is breathtaking, you expect it from the pictures but it's even more amazing seeing it in person.. we had a small issue with hot water going off during our stay but the lovely owner was quick to respond and it was soon fixed.. it's safe to say we didn't want to leave this beautiful place and we will hopefully be back in the future.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and had everything there that we needed! Lovely outlook over the quarry and extremely peaceful, which is what we wanted. Would definitely book to go back again in the future. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a very quiet location which is exactly what we wanted."

    Luxury furnishings and superb layout. Owners are fantastic and very helpful. We have no doubt we will be visiting again in the future as everything we wanted was there and more. Thanks

    Reviewed by GregOct 2021

  • "What a beautiful place Boavista is and if you are interested in birds and nature it’s a great place to visit."

    Our balcony view was just spectacular over the quarry. The place was so well equipped we couldn’t quite believe it. Enjoying bbq’s to a Sunday roast with everything we needed. The hot tub just added that extra little bit of Luxury. Our host was extremely helpful and available if we had any questions. I would highly recommend this holiday home and would definitely holiday here again in the future.

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2021

  • "The property owner was responsive and helpful."

    All the details were straightforward. The property is in great condition with everything a family could need. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by KelvinOct 2020

  • "The perfect staycation!"

    Well equipped, cosy cottage with picturesque scenery. We didn’t want to come home! We couldn’t believe the beautiful view we were welcomed with the second we stepped into the cottage. The hot tub was perfect with an amazing view of the stars at night. The tv with surround sound was fab for an evening film too! Perfectly clean with some lovely personal touches too. Thank you for an incredible stay! Hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by SiobhanSep 2020

  • "Wow! The photos don’t do this property justice."

    The view of the quarry lake is wonderful and changes during the day reflecting the light. This is a lovely property with every home comfort you need and the owner respires to any queries instantly. The welcome gift was a lovely touch. Everything of good quality and the property was very clean. We enjoyed the Hot Tub which was private and the instructions for use were specific and easy to follow. So many places to visit within a 20/30 minute drive. We will definitely return

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2020

  • "Fantastic property."

    Outstanding location. Holiday with elderly mother so great that one room and bathroom on same entrance level with open plan living area. 2 bedrooms on lower floor also with bathroom. Everything you need to self cater which was excellent in the current climate.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2020

  • "Walking into Boavista my description would be wow!"

    The view over Jackdaw Quarry is breathtaking. Everything about the holiday rental was just perfect and of such high quality.The welcome gift was much appreciated. The communication with Sykes and the owner was excellent throughout. We loved the hot tub after days out. The enclosed garden at the side was perfect for our dog. Nice places to visit all close by, Silverdale, Arnside, The Lakes, Ingleton Falls and Kirkby Lonsdale. I thoroughly recommend Boavista and will definitely holiday there again. Visited August 2020 for one week

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2020

  • "Having just returned from a two week break at Boavista, what can I say other than the pictures do not do it justice."

    This is an absolutely stunning property and one of the best that we have stayed in which is high praise indeed as we have been staying in rental properties for the past 12 years and have stayed in over 20 properties. The view is excellent across the quarry and many a happy hour was spent in the hot tub on the lower balcony and sitting on the upper balcony, taking in the view. The kitchen equipment was of good quality and there was plenty of it, I would highly recommend this property for anybody wantiing a quiet area and a wind down, Morecambe Bay is within 7 miles if there was more life needed or for a walk along the seafront, there is also Hest Bank on the way to Morecombe, which is quiet and a haven for dog walkers. we hope to go back to Boavista at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2020

  • "FIRSTLY, Andy & Elaine have a lovely 2 level very clean lodge looking over the old gravel pit, the location is beautiful, totally peaceful."

    we were a family of 4 ages 86 - 33. due to the present situation with corona virus we self isolated very easily feeling very safe. going out for drives into the lake district & local supermarkets in Carnforth, Lancaster & Morecombe. the hot tub was a very relaxing alterative for relaxing, you have all the mod cons with Netflix etc, you can live there worry free, a little gem which we will return too. there is an alarm to arm up on exit this also makes you feel safe. again a very comfortable self contained living accommodation with loads of walks and self isolating to boot, what else is there in the current situation to provide a change of scenery.

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2020

  • "Boavista is a very spacious property."

    The views are amazing and in a very private setting. All mod cons and more. A great place to kick back and relax. Great dog walks next to the canal and pubs. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LincolnAug 2019

  • "We loved the whole holiday."

    The view was amazing. Everything that we could think of was provided for. The owner was very helpful when we contacted him. We would love to go back.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "Amazing accommodation in an absolutely stunning location."

    Wonderfully peaceful and all the little things thought about.

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2019

  • "We had such a lovely weekend away and will definitely be returning!"

    Location is beautiful and great for a cheeky walk to the pub - not that we wanted to leave the house!

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "I will start by saying do not hesitate, just book it, this place is an absolute gem of a find!"

    The location, the views, the lodge itself, everything is superb! Communication with Andy the owner was second to none and I cannot thank him enough, aside from information about the cottage itself to help us during our stay he provided us with a lot of useful information about the area and things to do. Upon arrival the beauty of the location will make your heart jump, as you enter the cottage your heart will jump again, it is amazing, everything is top quality, very high standard and there is everything you could possibly need throughout your stay and the welcome gift was just the icing on the cake. The owners really have taken pride in their home and in ensuring that any guests do not need to worry about a thing it is all catered for within the cottage, tv services, ps4, laundry facilities, underfloor heating, dishwasher, games, I could go on and on! As you make your way out to the balcony the views over the quarry will take your breath away, it is out of this world, we could not believe we were in the uk! Waking up to this every morning, watching the fish, ducks, swimmers and divers from the balcony was lovely. The hot tub overlooking the quarry was a fantastic way to relax after a long walk or busy day site seeing. We had an issue wth hot water on our first morning waking in the cottage, I emailed Andy and within 5 minutes Steve the lovely maintenance man was at the door and the problem was sorted within 10 minutes, outstanding customer service. Supermarkets are 5 minutes drive away and everything you need or want is never too far away. Our week here was one of the best weeks away we have had, so beautiful, so relaxing, allowed us to enjoy our family time properly. We instantly tried to book again for next year but someone has beaten us to it but we will not hesitate to revisit Boavista again in the future and would highly recommend it to anyone. Thanks Andy. From The Postlethwaites.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2019

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views."

    Very clean, modern and comfortable. Owner very helpful and good communication before we arrived. Personal touch very much appreciated. Hot tub was fantastic. Could not fault anything, highly recommend. We enjoyed a fabulous week here. Thanks

    Reviewed by PaulaApr 2019

  • "This is our second visit to boavista and will not be our last ."

    The owners own a stunning cottage which has everything and more you could need . Andy and his wife go over and above to make your stay the best it could be . Stunning views, stunning sunsets and we love everything about this cottage . Cannot recommend highly enough .

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "This holiday cottage was an absolute gem of a discovery."

    It was in such a peaceful location with the most spectacular view. It had everything you could possibly want / need. It also had a decent sized enclosed garden to let your dog run free which was brilliant. A lovely welcome gift was there waiting for us which was a thoughtful and much appreciated thought. Fantastic communication with the owner prior to the stay and also afterwards. We wanted a relaxing week and that's what we got from Boavista. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "What a wonderful place, firstly being greeted by a small looking place which once inside is huge with possibly one of the best view ever."

    The peace and quiet in a semi rural location is heavenly but also a short drive to pubs, shops and the sea. The whole experience was amazing, almost everything is provided from the kitchen to the bathroom and the extras such as board games, PS4 and all the handy leaflets with local attractions and area to visit was a welcome surprise. The whole place was amazing, waking up and seeing the beautiful blue water in the quarry and watching people diving and swimming! To relaxing under the stars in the hot tub, it has everything you could wish for. The whole site is peaceful and allows you to unwind and relax in a glorious setting with the added bonus of allowing you to take the dog to join in the relaxation on the balcony. The fact it fit our needs perfectly was joyous due to requiring dog friendly accommodation but also disabled accessible facilities and jackdaw quarry definitely delivered in all areas, I would how ever have liked a vac and extra tea towels for the kitchen but other than that the whole experience was lovely and will definitely be returning. I’m keen to see all the other properties too and see how the view changes from the different angles of the quarry. Anyone debating booking this place should definitely do it as it’s a gorgeous place for all size parties and a great place to relax and appreciate your surroundings in a comfortable and amazing home that provides everything you could wish for and exceeds expectations.

    Thank you for feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The vacuum cleaner system is built into the property but we will make this clearer in the welcome pack. We will also add some extra tea towels as suggested by yourselves though there is a fully functioning dishwasher available. We really do appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanJan 2019

  • "Excellent Stay at Boa Vista , very clean & tidy we even arrived to a welcome ..."

    Excellent Stay at Boa Vista , very clean & tidy we even arrived to a welcome gift , the views over the Quarry are spectacular also great place for the dogs with a secure pen , will be returning again

    Reviewed by JessicaDec 2018

  • "Stunning property with stunning views ."

    The owner catered for our every need beyond a standard holiday rental . A wonderful holiday in luxurious accommodation and surroundings and we are returning in April . Can’t recommend this cottage any higher , 5 star is not enough ! A definite must visit . Many thanks x

    Reviewed by JoanDec 2018

  • "The place was fabulous, there were a few things that need to be addressed like a fuse blew in the first 15 minutes of being there when we switched on the outside light and it was very difficult to find the fuse box, we couldn't find any instructions as to where it was."

    The 4 of us found it in the end but I think for people more elderly it may have been difficult. Also there was a lot of hair in the beds, I am sure they had been washed but I think maybe they need to be shaken before they are put in the washing machine so the hair is no longer there. Also there was no colander. Overall a great place though, lovely views, well equipped and done up to a very high standard. We will be going back again.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. I've added information to the welcome letter to advise on where the fuse box is, apologies for any inconvenience caused to you at the time. I've also replaced the outside lights where water from a storm had got in. . As we pride ourselves on usually excellent reviews for cleanliness, it was very disappointing to hear about your experience - our cleaner has been fully rebriefed on the standards we expect for our guests. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay, it's lovely to know that you're planning to return. You'll find we have a colander now as well, thanks for that suggestion too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2018

  • "Great facilities at the boavista."

    Everything you need for a nice relaxing break, made even better by the owners letting us know about local event's so we could maximise our experience staying there

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2018

  • "Beautiful accomodation at a beautiful location."

    Had a really nice time, everything you need was there. The view from the cottage was stunning, even though we visited during a cold time of year, just going out to the balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee and relaxing is the best way to start the day. We went 6 people and it was a really nice experience. Would definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by DursunOct 2018

  • "Nice Accommodation, quiet location, well furnished and great communication throughout."

    Reviewed by COct 2018

  • "Had an amazing week at Boa Vista."

    ...views are spectacular, whatever the weather. Beautiful accommodation, quality throughout. Gorgeous bathrooms and such comfy beds. Lovely owners, nothing too much trouble. Lots of info at the house on places to visit. We cooked at home every night and I really enjoyed the kitchen, my parents joined us for two nights and we had lovely meals around the table, drinking and talking....was such a relaxing holiday for us to get away from it all. If you need to just chill and potter with your pooch, this is the place to go. Thanks Andy and Elaine for everything. Rick, Sare and The Boys. X X

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was first class and the views both in the day time and evening was outstanding."

    I cannot recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2018

  • "Beautiful place, beautiful location, can’t recommend enough."

    Absolutely the most well equipped place we’ve ever stayed. Owner couldn’t be more helpful and welcoming!

    Reviewed by KateJul 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning accommodation and the views from the balcony were stunning."

    We had an amazing weekend and wish we booked longer. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone! Thanks for a great weekend!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x lower ground floor king-size, 1 x ground floor twin (2 x 4ft beds), 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with oversize bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with underfloor heating throughout
  • Utility room
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer and dryer, dishwasher, safe
  • 1 x 65inch TV with Netflix, Freesat and Freeview Play, Home Cinema System with DVD
  • Hi Speed WiFi (1Gb) through B4RN which is the fastest in the UK
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Balcony with hot tub and furniture
  • Lawned areas to front and side with BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: 3 person hot tub
  • Note: Mobility access. Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants
  • Note:e There is an arrangement with an excellent local Pamper company for them to attend the cottage, where requested in advance, and provide a range of relaxing treatments
  • These include, facials , head and body massages, manicures, pedicures and many other relaxing services
  • You simply pay for the amount of time you want them to supply treatments which means everyone in your party can participate if they want to
  • Feedback from guests who have availed themselves of this service have said that it has really enhanced their stay, receiving the treatments whilst overlooking the calming waters of Jackdaw Quarry
  • Further details of the options will be provided upon booking.

The property

A luxury solar powered holiday cottage located on the outskirts of Carnforth, north of the historic town of Lancaster and close to the picturesque town of Kirby Lonsdale.

The cottage is only 20 minutes by car away from the wonderful Lake District, the glorious Fylde Coast and the winding lanes of the Yorkshire Dales.

Beautifully presented with heart-warming features and underfloor heating throughout, this retreat is wrapped in breath-taking views (BoaVista) which oversee the Lakeland Fells, with spectacular sunsets over Morecambe bay to the West and the clear blue waters of Jackdaw Quarry to the East.

Wander past the patio area into the cottage, where you can take a moment to relax in the delightful lounge on the selection of sumptuous seating.

A modern electric fire is placed to the side of the room.

A fantastic 65inch Ultra HD TV with Netflix and Freeview Play lies central to the seating area which is attached to a contemporary surround sound system that can also connect to your mobile via Bluetooth to let you stream your own music through the 6 speaker system.

Simply open up the full width Bi-fold doors to be at one with the tranquil scenery, a wonderful balcony is your perfect chance to take in the one-of-a-kind landscape and observe the variety of bird life.

The address takes its name from the Jackdaws that thrive in the habitat.

The stylish kitchen, twin room and luxury shower room with toilet complete the layout of the ground floor.

The lower ground floor is equally as sumptuous, with a modern bathroom mirroring that of a hotel quality.

The bathroom has an oversize bath, and a separate large shower with seating.

After a long day, choose from a king-size and twin room with 2 x 4ft beds for a good night's sleep.

All bedrooms include a TV with Freesat and access onto the balcony.

The lower ground floor bedrooms have direct access to the balcony where the hot tub resides.

The local village of Over Kellet is a popular place for enjoying afternoon tea and light refreshments and has a local pub with a beer garden which does great quality and substantial meals along with a quiz night on Wednesdays (Over Kellet is approx. 1.1 miles away from the cottage).

The nearby Heritage Centre provides an insight into Carnforth's history.

Enjoy canal side walks into Carnforth to the West and Tewitfield to the East where a local hostelry awaits you for refreshments.

The Village of Warton is within easy walking distance from Carnforth if you want to take the ruined remains of the 14th century Warton Old Rectory, once the local manor house, and the lovely St Oswald's Church.

As well as the Diving that is available right below you there are Fishing Lakes and Golf Courses available close by.

Other local attractions are the swimming pool and leisure centre at Capernwray and Greenlands Farm Village for crafts, local produce, a play area, café and a garden centre.

A holiday experience not to be forgotten.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Capernwray 2.4 miles; Lake District 20 miles

Located just off the M6 and 20 miles south of the scenic Lake District, Carnforth is the sort of place that everyone has heard of, and many desire to discover this hidden gem. Situated at the north end of Morecambe Bay, north of the historic town of Lancaster, 15 miles from the winding lanes of the Yorkshire Dales and a hop and a skip from the Lake District, it is close to absolutely everywhere! Other local attractions include Greenlands Farm Village for crafts, local produce, a play area, café and a garden centre. The lovely area just north of Carnforth has tidal sands bordering the huge expanse of Morecambe Bay. It offers plenty of pleasant walks and opportunity to see local birds and wildlife in this fabulous area of Lancashire. Don't forget to visit the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Region Information

Note - This property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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