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Lavender Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lavender Cottage is lovely, cosy and very comfortable."

    Everything you could possibly need and more is there. The welcome pack was very well received by us and our dog, Oscar. Thankyou for making it an extra special Christmas for us. It is in a lovely spot and even with the bad weather we had some great days out. Karen, Kevin and Oscar

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely Christmas and we wish you all the best for the New Year. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, so comfortable and well equipped. The owners have thought of everything, we couldnt fault it. A very generous welcome pack for us and our dog which was lovely, thank you. The cottage is really homely and lovely to come back to after long walks in this stunning part of the country. The sofa is so comfortable, bed & bathroom lovely and the kitchen is really well equipped. The river outside was so picturesque and relaxing to hear. The neighbours next door were so lovely and gave us some useful tips of the area. We explored the surrounding area and there are so many gorgeous places to visit nearby. Cartmel is magical. We had a really great week and would highly recommend this lovely cottage. Our dog Duncan had the best time ever. Thank you! Jan, John & Duncan the happy Cocker Spaniel.

    Thank you for your wonderful review! The cottage is in a lovely location and we love the river too. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and visiting lots of the beautiful surrounding areas - it's good to know Duncan enjoyed his welcome goodies too! Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage, everything is thought of for your comfort, it’s a lovely cottage."

    Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    We enjoyed our weekend here. The house is very comfortable with every thing you possibly need. Lovely welcome pack including goodies for the dog. Parking is on the road but it seems to sort its self out and parking for everyone. We went on some great walks straight from the cottage. In fact we did not move the car from our arrival until we actually went home. Local shop well stocked. We ate out one evening at local pub. Staff very friendly. Loads more eating places in near by villages. Lovely for a break. We would definitely re book great little cottage

    Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend at Lavender Cottage, and would love to welcome you back. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lavender Cottage was a lovely Property It was very comfortable and I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 night stay."

    As it is usually said , ‘the photographs don’t lie !! ‘, and that was the reality. It just felt like home !! I met the Owners as I was leaving and I said that I would return in the future. I think the words say it All !! Thank You Stuart

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are glad you had a lovely holiday, despite the weather being a bit Lake District! It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were thrilled with Lavendar Cottage."

    It's a really beautiful, clean and homely holiday property . We really appreciated the little extras for both 2 legs and 4 being catered for. We would 100% recommend and return .

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulously presented and immaculately clean cottage and we were greeted with a lovely welcome basket for us and treats for our dog."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well stocked and you should want for nothing. Walking routes available from the front door or if you wish a sort drive or use the railway station less than 10 minute stroll away. Friendly welcome in the pub and well stocked shop. And as promised the outside space was secure for our dog.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted that your stay in the cottage was comfortable and you enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Photo's don't do it justice. Everything I could have wished for (and more). As soon as you step through the front door you just know it's very special. Lovely lounge, well equipped kitchen. Enclosed patio at the back and seating area outside the front over looking the river. Bed so comfortable and large bathroom with shower plus the extra bedroom for a dressing area. I was very lucky with the weather and when it got too hot I could come inside to cool down. Walks from door step, pub and shop end of road but still very quiet. Just get it booked !

    Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that Lavender Cottage met your expectations and that you had a lovely holiday. Helen and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was great."

    We marked down the facilities only because of the Television. It was not possible to get BBC news, and others. This was not the owners fault, it was an aerial problem, but it would have been useful to have all the channels. We had long walks with the dog, and relaxed in front of the TV in the evenings. We just used YouTube mostly. We did explain our technological uselessness to the owners. This would not put us off recommending the cottage to others, in fact we would be happy to return to the same cottage again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. Whilst we don't have analogue TV at the moment, the TV is a smart TV and offers all of the apps. If we had been aware during your stay that there were some issues with the TV system, we would have come to see if we could help. However, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and should you decide to return to stay at Lavender Cottage again, we would love to meet you on arrival and go through the TV operations in person to make sure that there are no problems with the system. The review which you left in our guest book had some very interesting information for future guests about the walks from the cottage and in the surrounding area, thank you! John and Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped and we really enjoyed our stay."

    However, the bed was very soft so may be an issue if you’re used to a hard mattress and, due to the lack of doors downstairs we could have used baby gate to contain the dogs. Also, just for awareness, the fencing is only 3 foot high so if you have a larger dog or one prone to jumping it may not be suitable and there are farm dogs at the back that seem to bark and howl a lot of the time.

    Thank you for your review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry if the farm dogs bothered you. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2023

  • "Lavender cottage was a lovely holiday home."

    Great home comforts. Lovely welcome goodies. Even goodies for dogs too. We would highly recommend a stay in the lovely cottage. We will be back soon. Lisa and Jim.

    We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage and we would love to welcome you back soon! Thank you for your review. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful cosy comfortable cottage in a quiet hamlet very close to Cartmel."

    Lots of character, high quality furnishings and well equipped cottage. Catering for both humans and hounds. The enclosed garden making it much easier with the hounds. A lovely welcome pack awaited with fresh brownies, prosecco, biscuits and crisps and treats for the furries. A hidden gem, thank you John and Helen.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at the cottage. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It was spotlessly clean and more than spacious enough for 2 adults with your furry friends. The cottage is in a picture postcard location with the river running in front of it. Every room was beautifully furnished with everything you need to create a home from home. The living room was warm and cosy with a comfortable sofa and chair with throws for both. Lovely little additional touches everywhere. The kitchen was more than well equipped with everything you need and more. The bedroom was really cosy with king size bed which was soft but so comfortable. A lovely spacious shower room with large shower cubicle. The 2nd small bedroom is made into a delightful dressing room. There is a small cosy conservatory overlooking the backyard whch is fenced off to form a safe enclosed space for dogs. Parking is roadside just opposite the cottage but the road is very quiet and only half a minute walk over the footbridge to unload the car so no issue at all. A thoughtful welcome pack was provided upon arrival, this was much appreciated thank you (especially the most amazing chocolate brownies I've ever tasted!). The village of Cark is very quaint and quiet with one convenience store for essentials and a pub (The Engine Inn). The pub is disappointing however only 1.5miles away is the beautiful village of Cartmel with a few fabulous pubs with amazing food and also a Michelin starred restaurant. There is a lovely daytime footpath walk between the 2 villages. Cark is a lovely quiet base away from the touristy towns of the Lake District however Bowness/Windermere are 25mins drive away and Ambleside only another 10mins further on from there. I would highly recommend a stay here and will definately return.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive and detailed feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would very much like to welcome you back in the future should you decide to visit again. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful old cottage with all the features you would expect and more."

    It was even nicer than the pictures and includes lots of extra comforts like plenty of sofa blankets and everything you could need in the kitchen. The back is completely enclosed and the cottage has a conservatory that was fully heated which was a delightful surprise, the perfect place to read with your coffee.

    Thank you so much, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lavender Cottage. Thank you also for the very considerate way you left the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Very generous welcome basket on arrival Everything you could possibly need at a holiday cottage.The village is gorgeous with a very friendly pub .locals were very welcoming.Lovely walks for the pooches on the doorstep.We had a lovely break.Thank you.

    Thank you for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay, and hope you decide to visit us again. Helen and John Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Dressing room
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Conservatory
  • External outbuilding
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking a short walk away
  • Enclosed rear patio with furniture and external outbuilding, front patio with table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and River Eea 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: This is an adult-only property
  • Note: The external outbuilding houses the tumble dryer and freezer, and it's also available for plenty of lockable bike storage

The property

A delightful mid-terrace dwelling, Lavender Cottage, is located on the banks of the River Eea in the quaint village of Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria.

Closely situated near Lake Windermere and the national park, whilst adorning characterful features, an enclosed patio, and riverside views, the cottage makes the ideal base for a romantic getaway, inviting two guest and two furry companions.

Park up to the roadside before travelling by foot to the cottage, firstly reaching the homely sitting room, complete with a Smart TV, plush seating, a gas fire, and a charming window seat, perfect for enjoying the vistas of the river and the fields beyond.

Continue through to the contemporary kitchen/diner, well-equipped to rustle up delicious meals and keep on top of your holiday washing.

Discover the conservatory, the ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee or a late-night tipple, or head outdoors for an alfresco affair, benefiting from an enclosed patio with access to an external outbuilding for further appliances and lockable bike storage.

The interior is complete with a king-size bedroom with 100% cotton bedding, plush dressing gowns, an en-suite walk-in shower, and a handy dressing room, offering everything you’ll need for a self-catered stay.

Running along the front of this pretty Cumbrian cottage is the River Eea which provides a peaceful and tranquil place to enjoy the local wildlife, whilst an abundance of walking and cycling trails can be joined from the doorstep.

The small village of Cark in Cartmel has a shop and pub, both just a short walk from the cottage, and the beautiful Holker Hall and Gardens are also within walking distance, spanning across 200-acres of woodland and pretty grounds.

The village of Cartmel is nearby and is one of the prettiest villages in the area with its historic priory and a stream running through the centre opening into a square surrounded by award-winning pubs and restaurants, as well as being the home of the world-famous sticky toffee pudding.

The Lakeland villages of Coniston, Hawkshead and Grasmere are all reachable by car, and the tip of Lake Windermere is just 8 miles away and is home to Fell Foot Park where you can hire rowing boats to explore this beautiful area.

Grizedale Forest is also a must visit, worth packing your walking boots for, also welcoming of dogs, or if you’d prefer to explore the coastline, Grange-Over-Sands Beach is a short distance away, enveloped by a host of attractions.

Enjoy a romantic getaway at Lavender Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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