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Bluebell Cottage

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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Bluebell cottage is just lovely."

    Proper home from home with everything we needed. Would highly recommend and we’re looking forward to visiting again.

    Many thanks for your great review Kelly, it's lovely to know that you both had a good time at our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2021

  • "Excellent location lovely cottage owner very helpful told us places to go ..."

    Excellent location lovely cottage owner very helpful told us places to go Cartmel a nice walk away nice cafes 2 pubs in Cark also excellent

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2021

  • "Bluebell Cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    Clean, well-equipped and owners who went the extra mile to ensure we had an enjoyable stay in Cark.

    Reviewed by AlunMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very clean one of

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday home, really home from home."

    Lovely village. Pub and supermarket two mins walk. Can thoroughly recommend. Will most definitely return

    Reviewed by RosalieSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage great area Gorgeous walks from door Best cottage we have been to"

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2020

  • "Bluebell Cottage is lovely."

    All our needs were catered for. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The positioning of the cottage is perfect. Lovely walks from the doorstep. Cark is a small village but everything you need is within minutes from the cottage. Neil/Alison were very helpful when we spoke with them.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2020

  • "Had a great time at bluebell cottage."

    The cottage was really nice in fact one of the best we've stayed in .the location was quiet . But only a few minutes walk to the local pub which serves good food . Cark is a lovely little village nice to walk the dog around locally ,or you can jump in the car and its not to far to explore the lakes . We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from the owners of the cottage and it was exactly as described."

    Nothing was too much trouble said the owner of the property but we wanted for nothing so had a lovely stay. Unfortunately we had to cut our stay short as we had a family emergency and left after only 3 nights holiday but would love to return in the future as great night sleep, great holiday cottage and we would also recommend a trip on the local train to grange over sands which was only 7 minutes away and £3 return, a great day out, cannot recommended this cottage enough. Thank you for everything

    Reviewed by MaxineJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location ideal for the station if you fancied a day out on the train."

    Two nice pubs just a few minutes walk away and easy to get into Cartmel which is a lovely little place.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2020

  • "We absolutely loved Bluebell Cottage, it looked lovely from the pictures - and indeed it is lovely - We would recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful holiday in a lovely area."

    We did some lovely walks most of them from the doorstep in fact we hardly used the car.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Charming cottage modern clean and well equipped credit to the owners set in lovely village with plenty walks"

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2019

  • "It was great to stay in comfortable and attractive accommodation in lovely surroundings and with good facilities nearby."

    The bottle of fizz chilling in the fridge was a welcome surprise. And there was lots of information provided about things to see and do. We'd love to return and will certainly recommend Bluebell Cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2019

  • "Bluebell cottage had everything you could ask for."

    Location Comfort and Facilities. The local pub "The Engine" was a short stroll and served excellent food, and there was plenty to see and do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "The cottage was well situated for walking,trains,pubs all within easy reach,and added bonus of own parking space."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "The cottage is wonderful - clean, tastefully furnished, well equipped."

    In a small, quiet complex with a parking space for each cottage and additional parking close by, plus plentiful and comprehensive waste recycling unit. The cottage is in a charming location, with plenty of opportunity for short/ medium & long walks to explore the beautiful area. Nearby (walking or short drive) are several decent pubs, local shops, churches, train station and places of interest. The locals are very welcoming and helpful. The ideal place for a peaceful, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by KathleenJul 2019

  • "We have stayed in a few cottages in this area and this is the most comfortable and pleasant yet."

    It is very light yet private and very clean and well equipped with a modern kitchen . It is set in a lovely court yard with car parking and is very private without being too quiet. We had a very enjoyable stay .

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend at Bluebell Cottage."

    Situated in a quiet courtyard in a small village. Two pubs within walking distance. Unfortunately the Rose & Crown was shut the weekend we visited, but we went to the Engine Inn which was dog friendly and served some nice home cooked food and a friendly welcome. There is also a small Londis store nearby which sells all the basics. We had a huge bed which was very comfortable so ensured a good nights sleep. Some nice walks nearby.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2019

  • "Good position with 2 good pubs within walking distance that allow dogs."

    Both also do good food. Ideal location for driving to the south Lake District or to the coast. Nice to have allocated parking for 1 car outside the property.

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Cark is a pretty village with a shop and 2 pubs. It is well situated for exploring the Lake District. We enjoyed walking via footpaths to quaint Cartmel. It was great to have an allocated parking space. Best thing about the cottage was being able to sit in the sunny backgarden and watch the lambs playing over the fence. We appreciated that the garden was well enclosed and the cottage was dog friendly

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Perfect property in a good area ideal for visiting many places of interest."

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "As described."

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "The cottage is so comfortable and cosy."

    Beautifully furnished and decorated festively for our Christmas break. The beds and pillows were so comfy, the lounge was really welcoming with the Christmas tree and decorations around the fireplace, lovely touches also with the cava in the fridge and celebrations chocolates in the side table, the cul de sac where the cottage is situated is quiet and the small village homely and the two pubs nearby are welcoming and had a great atmosphere. A wonderful accommodation in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2018

  • "We decided to take a few days in the Lakes to celebrate my retirement We’ve stayed in the Lakes many times and I would say we are regulars there as we all love it so much, wow what a lovely cottage, you can see that the owners have set out to really make this a home from home, great quality in everything they have done in the cottage We absolutely loved the cottage as it isn’t what you’d expect for a rented cottage, it’s more like we’ve taken over someone’s beautiful home, it’s a credit to Neil and Alison."

    We really managed to properly relax for the first time for many months There was also a lovely surprise of a bottle of Prosecco left in the fridge for us, a lovely gesture by the owners Neil and Alison, We will be definitely be going back to Bluebell Cottage in the future and won’t be trying any other cottages in the Lakes for the foreseeable future Absolutely, I would highly recommend this cottage, Thank you both so much Neil and Alison

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2018

  • "Bluebell Cottage was a real home away from home."

    Everything needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in the Lakes was provided for. We have made many visits to the Lakes over the years and this is the best accommodation we’ve stayed in. Location, quality of furnishings were excellent. An easily accessible parking spot right outside the cottage was also a bonus. The owners Neil and Alison have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The cottages location in Cark is perfect. What a lovely base. Will definitely be looking to stay here again.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2018

  • "Cottage and location lovely Had a wonderful week"

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage immaculately clean and cosy quaint village comfy homely pub ..."

    Lovely cottage immaculately clean and cosy quaint village comfy homely pub engine inn at end of road shop and artisan Baker would stay again

    Reviewed by SonjaAug 2018

  • "The cottage is set in a very peaceful cul-de-sac."

    It is very modern and clean, with everything you need. They even supply a dog blanket and dog towels. The neighbours were very friendly. I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by DebraJul 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and welcoming."

    Alison and Neil had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by BrendaJul 2018

  • "Whilst Sykes cottages met expectations, it has to be said that the personal contact made by the owners far exceeded my expectations of s rented cottage."

    They were particularly helpful with helping us navigate a couple of issues which were not related to the rental itself. We had a fantastic week using the cottage as a base to explore and undertake activities, but with the firm knowledge that of an evening we could return to a place of comfort and relaxation. A true home from home - where we could also bring our four-legged member of the family. Perfect.

    Reviewed by KatherineJun 2018

  • "Well equipped very clean cottage to a very high standard."

    The owners had made it into a real home from home. We have found other holiday lets that allow pets very standard with little no no finishing touches. We would recommend this cottage to anyone requiring a base to tour the Lake District.

    Reviewed by GailJun 2018

  • "A good based for exploring the Lake District or indeed the South Lakes area, but if you don't want to do that then simply staying at the cottage and appreciating the facilities and chilling is also well worth it."

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2018

  • "Having booked Sykes was extremely efficient and helpful on all aspects The cottage was excellent in every respect"

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2018

  • "Bluebell cottage exceeded "All our expectations"."

    The bottle of Cava was so thoughtful and went down a storm after a 7 hour journey. The cottage was ever so clean and had everything that we could possibly need . We felt at home right away. Neil and Alison were ever so helpful .The scenery was absolutely beautiful, we managed a few walks as well two days at the races. We were lucky with the weather and the back garden was a little Sun trap. All in all we had a brilliant stay and can't wait for our next booking Thank you ever so much Rory,Sarah and Sandra

    Reviewed by RoryMay 2018

  • "“THE BEST HOLIDAY COTTAGE WE HAVE STAYED IN” The quiet location, beautifully appointed and looked after, with a private sun trap patio, has made Bluebell cottage the best we have stayed in."

    The peace and quiet, comfy bed, together with the sea air, have given us some of the best nights sleep for a long while. The car has felt a bit neglected. We have sat on the patio with a glass of wine, watching that many goldfinch that sit on the fence. We have enjoyed watching the parachutes from the local airfield (no it is not noisy). It is an ideal base for walks around the Leven Estuary and the Cartel Peninsula but also within easy reach of the more popular areas of the lakes by car,and nearby train and boat. The property is in the most dog friendly area, (shops /Pubs/ local residents), we have been to.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Mr & Mrs Tucker - Exeter."

    Our week 13th April 2018. Bluebell Cottage is very well equipped, the location is ideal if you are looking for peace and quiet, but with local amenities on the doorstep. The owners could not have been more helpful in ensuring that our stay was comfortable and provided some nice touches. We would thoroughly recommend Bluebell as it is ideally located for travelling around the lakes allowing us easy access to visit all the places we wanted to see. Many thanks to Neil and Alison.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2018

  • "Very welcoming and comfortable and well equipped."

    Very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2018

  • "We have used Sykes Cottages for some years now and this cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed at."

    We picked one of the coldest weeks of the year to be up in Cark and the cottage was warm and comfortable throughout. Excellent standards and comfort and thoughtful owners helped to make our stay very memorable. The owner messaged during the cold snap to ensure that we were warm enough. We highly recommend Bluebell Cottage. We will return;it's a lovely part of the world!

    Reviewed by TriciaFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great quiet village location."

    Perfect for exploring the Lakes. Very clean, and extremely comfortable. Owners have done a fantastic job with local information and making it feel like a home from home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bluebell Cottage."

    It is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and is extremely clean and cosy. We couldn't fault it. The location is ideal, with a railway station, two village pubs, a shop and artisan baker all within walking distance - plus easy access to all of the Lake District attractions by car. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarryFeb 2018

  • "An excellent cottage which is ideally situated for exploring the South Lakes."

    It is set in a very peaceful location and there are Public Footpaths close by which were great for our dog. Bluebell Cottage was very clean, well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2018

  • "Carl in Cartmel is a great location."

    The cottage was great. Couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2017

  • "A peaceful relaxing location close to local amenities."

    Cottage had everything we required for a great weekend

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2017

  • "Perfect location for lovely walks, good food and places to visit."

    A beautiful quite area so you can relax away from the crowds in the lakes. A well looked after cottage, full of just what is needed for a very comfortable holiday.

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2017

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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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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