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Amber Cottage

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Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay, extremely comfortable beds, extremely well equipped homely cottage."

    Will certainly return for another visit.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely clean warm and comfortable cottage with all the contents you could wish ..."

    A lovely clean warm and comfortable cottage with all the contents you could wish for Also a lovely garden to sit in the sun and read our books Our second visit and hope to return in the spring

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful accomodation in a wonderful location would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location - close to Cartmel village - a favourite of ours for many years."

    The overall cleanliness and comfort lets the cottage down so too does the decor. We’ve stayed at the cottage many years ago (at least 10) and other than the sofas - nothing much has changed. The shower needs updating (more power) and the mattress in the main bedroom needs to be firmer - (we both ended up with bad backs in the morning). Sorry to sound so down but some upgrading is definitely required. A hoover would be useful too.

    We are sorry to receive your negative comments about your recent stay but just wished to respond and clarify a couple of points you have made. The property was completely redecorated last year, furniture was updated and flooring replaced throughout. The shower was newly installed last year too. We are sorry the mattress was not to your liking but many people comment at just how comfortable the beds are. A hoover is provided and can be found in the cupboard in the kitchen. We were very disappointed to read that you found the cleanliness of the cottage not up to standard. Rest assured we will be taking this matter up with the Cleaning Company we employ as we expect the highest standard for the price we pay to have the property cleaned after each stay. Sykes very happy for you to post these comments in response. Very disappointing as we were there for a couple of days the week before and everything was in order. Best wishes. Rosie Thompson (Amber Cottage) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Jul 2023

  • "The pretty garden needed weeding, I was quite happy doing this for them while my not too well husband had a few naps"

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very clean"

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage, in a superb position for the lakes."

    The owners are very helpful and this is a credit to their cottage. We will definitely return soon

    Reviewed by John4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great location, lovely cottage with great facilities and comfy beds!"

    Reviewed by Christa5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Had everything you needed . Lovely cosy and warm . Handy shop and nearby pubs . Went to Grange on the train and walked to Cartmel from the doorstep .Would go again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage with lovely garden"

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely as was garden."

    Everything was provided. Only improvement I could think of would have been maid and chef!!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our week at Amber Cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped. The kitchen in particular has everything you’d need for your stay. The living area is comfortable. If there was more space, a footstool would be great. It’s very handy to have a downstairs toilet. The king size bed was also comfortable. The cottage surroundings are lovely with pretty well kept gardens. The only negative about the property was that it was a bit dusty in places. In particular the sitting room, under the armchairs, tv unit but it didn’t spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Jul 2022

  • "This was one of the most beautiful cottages we have ever stayed in, everything you could ever need was there."

    Unfortunately our 15 year old dog could not settle outside her own home so we had to leave after 3 nights but we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jun 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage, which we found to be well equipped, and also well situated for visiting the local area and further afield."

    We noted from the Visitors book that some families had made multiple visits to Amber Cottage, and we could easily understand why they would choose to do that.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0May 2022

  • "A superb cottage in an amazing location, we could not have asked for anything more."

    One thing to note, if you are going to eat at the Engine Inn, make sure you book.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Probably the most immaculate cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Beautifully presented, immaculate and private parking. The village of Cark is not quite as expected , but the surrounding areas and gardens to visit are superb. would highly recommend a true home from home.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect holiday cottage in lovely village, well placed for visiting the Lake District and all its wonders."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean and spacious cottage."

    excellent location. Booked again for next year. can't wait to go

    Reviewed by Gabrielle5.0Aug 2021

  • "Stunning cottage, really quaint and quiet!"

    Everything we could possibly need they had it! Great location, comfy beds! Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed for our stay as we only used 1 car but there is no space for more than 1 vehicle so 2 households ie 4 adults would struggle to find parking."

    In addition parking for this cottage is not directly outside so loading/unloading could be an issue.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on our property. We are sorry to hear that you struggled to find additional parking. The property clearly notes that there is 1 space of off road parking. Had we been made aware at the time of your stay that you required additional parking, we would have recommended where to go. Thank you again for your valuable comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Jul 2021

  • "Pleasantly surprised how nice the cottage was ."

    Comfortable ,quite in a nice position with all the mod cons. It was like home from home All details Sykes gave us were correct and most helpful we shall be using them again Thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely week in Amber Cottage , first holiday since lockdown and were the first guests ."

    The cottage was well stocked of everything you need . The garden was lovely and even managed to sit out in the evening sun ! Thank you

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was the best equipped property that we have ever rented."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "Brilliant location for the lakes."

    Very comfortable cottage, clean and met description well.

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0Sep 2020

  • "An amazing time at amber cottage."

    Great location and the owners had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped."

    . Also warm and cosy feel. Would be a great stay in the summer months as the garden is a lovely spot to sit. As we stayed February this was not possible, however we got nice weather and could clearly see the sun on the garden also not overlooked as fields at the back of the property. Cark is a great little village with 2 good pubs. Cartmel not too far away. Also Grange easy to visit. The Commodore hotel serves good food. Damian on the bar there providing excellent customer service as we visited friends for an 80th birthday celebration.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with a homely feel."

    Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage close to the Engine pub nice food and the Hope and Anchor in the next village about a 10 min walk."

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Aug 2019

  • "Very clean house with everything that you could possibly need."

    Pretty garden. Was just as your photographs showed which doesn't always happen. Great weather as well in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2019

  • "The parking was a nightmare."

    The parking space was taken by others.Also there were painting contractors in tne parking area and also they were very disruptive around the cottage .I f we had been informed about their presence we would have chosen a different date.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am sorry that your stay was interrupted on one day during your week when an adjoining property was having work carried out, as I understand from a neighbour alternative parking was arranged for you. As you can see from the rest of our feedback, this has not been an issue before or since your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul Denis3.1Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    A lovely quiet setting with good dog friendly pubs and nice walks conveniently situated for Cartmel and Grange over Sands. I will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "Very comfortable well equipped cottage."

    The area is lovely and there two dog friendly pubs within 10 minutes walk which also serve good food.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very happy with the accommodation"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2018

  • "I liked the cottage but was disappointed that 3 of the lights were missing bulbs, and that there was no hand soap and only one toilet roll for two bathrooms provided."

    Thank you for your feedback, We are sorry you experienced these issues during your stay. This has all be rectified on the back of your feedback. We hope you still enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage with all facilities we needed."

    Only slight issue was that the duvet was too warm given the excessively hot weather!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2018

  • "Amber cottage was really lovely with everything you could need comfortable and homely and obviously well cared for."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "Everything about this cottage was perfect for us, spotlessly clean, great facilities and wonderful location to explore the lakes, look forward to a return next year, would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage we would highly recommend Owners were really helpful."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very cozy cottage in a splendid environment."

    We were very well informed before we started our travel. Not used to some facilities as the heater (we’re Dutch), we contacted the agency twice and were helped very quickly in a very friendly manner.

    Reviewed by Antonius5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fab cottage in great location!"

    Loved every minute of it.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2017

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2017

  • "Such a well equipped cottage, a great base for exploring."

    Highly recommend. Wouldn't think twice about booking again!

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Nov 2016

  • "Cottage was well equipped,in a good location for a relaxing holiday."

    Very pleasant neighbours.

    Reviewed by John4.6Sep 2016

  • "The cottage met expectations only because we had stayed in the cottage last year."

    What had improved was the lovely garden. I loved the very comfortable bed and cotton sheets (it is little things like that which make all the difference) I was in a twin bed because my 12 year old granddaughter wanted to sleep with her friend so that they could share IT gadgets!! The cottage is really a home from home, thank you

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, patio garden to rear with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A cosy mid-terrace cottage located in the quaint village of Cark in Cartmel, benefiting from a secluded garden and from being just two miles from the priory village of Cartmel and eight miles from Lake Windermere.

At this Cark in Cartmel cottage there is a king-size double bedroom and a twin room.

This welcoming cottage has a light and airy open plan living area with patio doors leading out to the pretty garden.

The small village of Cark in Cartmel has a general store and a pub, both just a short walk from the cottage.

There are numerous walks from the village, including a lovely river path to Holker Hall and Gardens, which also has a lovely tea room serving excellent breakfasts and lunches.

The ancient priory village of Cartmel is nearby and has a host of excellent restaurants and pubs, plus specialist shops including the Cartmel Village Shop, home of the sticky toffee pudding.

Within 45 minutes' drive are the pretty Lakeland villages of Coniston, Hawkshead and Grasmere and Lakeside, the tip of Lake Windermere, is just eight miles away and is home to the Aquarium of the Lakes and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway.

A warm and welcoming Cark in Cartmel cottage, to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas