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Cartmel Cottage

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 936625)


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  • Mrs Adshead

    “We arrived at this cottage on a cold November day but sadly the heating wasn’t already on and it took a long time to warm up, not the best welcome.”


    The overwhelming impression in the living area was how much the space was compromised by an oversized sofa and armchairs. The latter of which were not as shown in the promotional photos. The space was so small that I struggle to imagine how four people could move about in the room. Also there is a Smart TV which has clearly been an issue with previous guests, us included. It’s so annoying having to use apps and log into the various channels not all of which offer live TV. There was no washing machine in the property either although checking on the web page it doesn’t refer to there being one so I guess that was an oversight on my part and wasn’t really an issue to be fair. There was also an issue with lightbulbs, there were two boxes in a cupboard but they were not of the correct fitting so no idea why they were there in the first place? Overall we found our stay rather disappointing, with a little more imagination and a modest financial outlay Cartmel Cottage could be a very nice holiday cottage.

The property

This is a lovely terraced cottage situated opposite the River Eak, in the centre of the village of Cark in Cumbria.

An ideal location for small families or couples wishing to explore this beautiful part of the country, with Lake Windermere being only eight miles away.

From the front door you step into the sitting room with comfortable seating and a woodburner and then into the well-equipped kitchen with dining area where you can prepare delicious meals.

Upstairs there are two cosy bedrooms and a bathroom with bath and shower.

Outside, and to the front of this lovely property there is a decked patio with furniture where you can sit and overlook the river and a rear patio also with furniture.

A very tranquil setting to sit and relax with a good book.

Take an easy stroll to the village of Cark where you will find a shop and a couple of pubs.

Further afield is the village of Carmel with its pretty cobbled streets, shops, pubs and restaurants and also a visit to the famous racecourse might tempt you for a flutter on the horses.

Of course, the whole of the Lake District National Park is just waiting to be explored.

Why not take a trip on a boat on Lake Windermere?

A lovely cottage to return to after a busy day exploring all the many activities available in the surrounding area.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2' 6'' twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, George Foreman grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on other side of the river
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and rear decked garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is alongside a river, children and pets to be supervised at all times.

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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
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