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Bluebell Cottage

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 949575)



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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Downes

    “Beautiful cottage.”

    Very clean one of the.best.we have.stayed.in

    Very clean one of the.best.we have.stayed.in

    - Mrs Downes, October 2020

The property

This beautifully presented end-terrace cottage is situated in the attractive village of Cark in Cartmel just two miles from the historic gastro village of Cartmel, half a mile from Holker Hall and eight miles to Lake Windermere.

From entering this cottage with a large pleasant hallway through to the bright sunny open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, this lovely accommodation is sure to please.

From the dining area there are patio doors leading onto the private south-facing patio, perfect for a morning coffee or an alfresco evening meal.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms with contemporary furnishings and a generous bathroom with bath which is perfect for a soak after your day’s activities.

From the cottage there is the charming River Eea and the village amenities are less than a five minute stroll away.

There is also a local railway station which runs up the west coast making an interesting and picturesque day out, allowing you to enjoy the coast line to Barrow-In-Furness, in the opposite direction there is the elegant Grange-Over-Sands or across the viaduct and estuary is pretty Arnside.

Close by is the picturesque Cartmel village with its 12th century Priory and home to the UK’s smallest race course which holds regular fixtures throughout the summer when free shuttle buses operate from Cark train station.

Cartmel is also the home of sticky toffee pudding which you can buy from the artisan bakery as well as a number of quality pubs and cafes offering delicious meals, not forgetting the renowned L’Enclume restaurant.

Food lovers will certainly not be disappointed with Cartmel, and as it is surrounded by countryside walks you can burn off those extra calories!

At Newby Bridge you can embark on a water cruise to bustling Bowness, home to the enchanting Beatrix Potter attraction.

Alternatively, from here you can enjoy the stream train to Haverthwaite, visit the motor museum and cyclists will delight in close by Grizedale Forest with its array of cycle tracks for all abilities.

With all of the Lakes at your fingertips, you are well located to enjoy all you wish for from your holiday whilst having this welcoming cottage to return to at the end of the day.

The hardest decision will be how to fit all your plans into the time you have!

A lovely cottage in an ideal location for an all year round exploration in this wonderful area.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x double
  • 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 heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs ( one Smart) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot (please bring own bedding) and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture and barbecue
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and 2 dog friendly pubs 4 mins walk.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas