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Lavender Cottage

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 27327)


(67 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage,clean with everything you need."

    The welcome pack was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage it was clean and welcoming a home from home …fresh flowers and welcome basket of goodies."

    .such lovely touches and the bed was the most comfortable ever ! I have never slept so well . The setting is also really pretty and Cark a lovely village this is my second stay at Lavender cottage and I would visit again ..

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay home from home ."

    Easy reach to Lake Windermere and all the lovely surrounding area , we adored it . Hopefully be back again . Thanyou to the owners so much for the attention to details , fresh flowers , lovely welcome pack ...delicious . Christina , Roy , Aunty Nancy and our dog Casey

    Reviewed by ChristinaMay 2022

  • "Fabulous location and fabulous cottage."

    The welcome pack was beyond my expectations. In a nutshell couldn't fault it. Can't wait to go back.!!!

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at the cottage."

    Everything was catered for. It was spotlessly clean. The owners where available for any queries we had. Great place to stay we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2022

  • "A cosy clean well equipped cottage set in a beautiful location with easy access to The Lakes."

    A delightful basket of welcome goodies were very thoughtful and well received. Three lovely pubs for food within walking distance were great when you just want to park up. Lovely walk to the coastal area was easily accessible from the cottage. Nice stroll into the next village where there is a great bakery and delicious Chinese/ fish and chip shop. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay and couldn't recommend this lovely cottage enough.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2022

  • "We have just spent our second stay in this lovely comfortable cottage."

    A real home from home. You can tell that the owners take pride in keeping it so clean and welcoming. A great base to visit the Lakes and the Morecambe Bay area.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2022

  • "Lovely property everything we needed would recommend to anyone as i already have today"

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "Cottage is absolutely beautiful and clean, it has all you need for a short break."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and very comfortable and the welcome basket of goodies very much appreciated as were the treats for our dog."

    Only drawback was stairs being open off the kitchen hard to keep the dog from going up. All in all a lovely place to stay and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable everything we needed and more."

    Basket of goodies on arrival, and goodies for the dogs. Very welcoming.

    Reviewed by EdnaNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    Gentle walks from the door or a short drive to the more challenging hills and lakes. Some nice touches like milk and coffee on arrival. Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous, another fabulous stay."

    The hamper on arrival was so kind.This is a very special place to stay.Owners are really lovely keeping in touch with us before and after our stay.Can not wait to go back once again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant and comfortable stay at Lavender Cottage."

    The only thing we had difficulty with was Internet connection, but unexpectedly we found we could live without it. Whilst there isn't parking next to the cottage we were never more than one minutes walk away. We would be very happy to go back to this property.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Just got back from a lovely relaxing week at Lavender Cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Situated well for exploring the surrounding area, plenty to do. The welcome basket and fresh flowers were lovely. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RussellOct 2021

  • "It was unfortunate that the two public house’s were not serving food due to the non availability of chef’s."

    the local fish and chip shop was excellent serving Chinese food as well. There was a lack of parking available due to double yellow lines. There is minimal phone signal and no internet available at the property. However the property was excellent with a lovely welcome basket and fresh flowers a nice touch

    Reviewed by NicolSep 2021

  • "A really lovely comfortable cottage."

    Super clean, with everything you need. In a great location, and with really good communication with the owners.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Lavender cottage, very quaint, clean, well stocked and a wonderful welcome basket with treats for our dog and children in there too."

    Also fresh flowers were a delightful touch. The beds were very comfortable and had a good selection of DVDs for those rainy days indoors. The owner - Lesley, was very helpful a d friendly. The only negative I could mention is the patio at the back is not enclosed on both sides, which was bothersome at times for our dog, so unfortunately we will not be returning. Sykes really should highlight this in the listing, as it really wasn’t obvious in the pictures. This is not a negative but worth a mention, there is no WiFi at the cottage. We would definitely return if the patio was enclosed.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2021

  • "A really nice stay in a lovely cottage."

    Everything was fantastic, so I'd recommend this to anyone and would love to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "A beautiful peaceful cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Excellent walks, close to all areas of the lakes so you can explore. There is something for everyone young or old.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2021

  • "The cottage was really lovely clean,welcoming and comfortable,a home from home ."

    The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. It was also ideally placed to explore the Lake District. I would definitely visit it again .

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "It was such a unique setting and this really made the holiday."

    The history behind the cottage was so interesting.The cottage was very clean and the welcome pack was very generous. Would certainly use Lavender cottage again if we go back to the lakes

    Reviewed by TomJun 2021

  • "An amazing cottage, couldn't ask for anything more."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by LynApr 2021

  • "We were impressed by the cleanliness and the gifts that were waiting on arrival, the dog biscuits were a great touch."

    It was also nice to receive a call from the host prior to arrival to explain where to get the key and to ask if we had any questions. It allowed us to find out a little bit more about the area, which was really useful. Everything was very welcoming and homely.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage."

    It was immaculately clean, warm and cosy. The owners were so lovely leaving a lovely treat hamper we were not expecting. A very special cottage indeed. I am so pleased we found this little gem in a gorgeous little village.we loved listening to the river outside the front of the property it was just so relaxing. What a, wonderful three nights we had and can't wait to visit again, having a longer stay.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2020

  • "We echo the reviews already said the owners Leslie and Mike are so helpful and really are generous with the supplies."

    .. including a lovely bottle of Prosecco. The cottage is cosy and lovely. Don’t let the previous comments about a kennel put you off hardly heard the dogs and if they barked it was for minutes. In fact it was part of the experience the back of the cottage looks over a small field with sheep we enjoyed watching the farmer and his dogs round up the sheep each evening. You feel away from it all. The location is perfect... will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by BradleyOct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and cark is a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Been many times before. Lovely welcome pack. Felt very covid safe.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2020

  • "Everything about the cottage suited our purposes ideally."

    Location was perfect and the weather made it possible to sit outside both front and back and relax. We felt very much at home and comfortable. The cottage was extremely well equipped and exceeded our expectations. The neighbours[some permanent residents] were very friendly and welcoming and we enjoyed our visits to the Engine & the Rose & Crown.

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2020

  • "Lavender Cottage was lovely place to spend our family holiday, it really well presented for our arrival, with personal touches for us and cleaned to a very good standard throughout."

    The cottage was really well equipped and had everything we needed. The owners communication with us before our stay was helpful and they even let us know exactly when the cottage was ready for us to go in. Its set in a pretty and quiet location with short local walks available without getting into car and for traveling up to the lakes by car or bicycle didn't take too long. We would highly recommend a break here.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage."

    The owners were really accommodating and was really impressed with the lovely welcoming touches for our arrival especially the milk bread and cake. it’s in the lovely quiet village of cark literally about 100 yd’s from the nearest pub and convenience store. the next village has a lovely Chinese and another pub plus a bakery and another convenience store. village of cartmel and Ulverston town not far away in car and we really enjoyed our trip to grange over sands and Morecambe which has a lovely promenade and some decent pubs. great base for a quiet peaceful holiday not far from the lakes

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday in this very comfortable, cosy and well equipped cottage."

    We use holiday cottages regularly and this is one of the best we have ever stayed in. The welcome pack was excellent. We loved exploring the area and particularly enjoyed the Morecambe Bay coastline - very peaceful. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2020

  • "I had a lovely stay at Lavender Cottage albeit in the middle of February!"

    ! The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely warm and cosy. It had every facility you possibly need - washer, dryer, dishwasher, freezer etc. It was obvious that the owners take great pride in keeping the cottage up to an excellent standard. The owners were very helpful prior to my arrival and upon arrival they had left lots of goodies for me to enjoy. The milk and butter in the fridge was also a thoughtful touch. The bed was also extremely comfortable. I would visit again.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2020

  • "A welcoming and cosy cottage, with thoughtful extra touches provided by the owners."

    The location is excellent, with walks from the doorstep and 5 minutes walk from the railway station with links to Ulverston to the West and Arnside and Silverdale across the Kent estuary, crossing the spectacular viaduct from Grange over Sands.

    Reviewed by JanetJan 2020

  • "The hosts provided some nice little touches that were really appreciated."

    We had everything that we needed for an enjoyable holiday and we would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2019

  • "Not sure that the description of the cottage explains that you go through one bedroom to the second bedroom with the bathroom between."

    We had my 94 year old Mum with us who frequents the bathroom during the night which meant we were aware each time this happened ! However we loved the cottage and location.

    Reviewed by KathJul 2019

  • "Whilst the cottage itself we cannot fault there was an adjacent kennel or an extremely keen dog lover whose pets were absolutely manic during the day, any chance of a quiet spell in the conservatory were ruined."

    We would return to the cottage in an instant but for the dog factor. PS is a loo brush too much to ask for ?

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "Only issue was no WiFi."

    Very comfortable cottage and very nice welcome pack

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2019

  • "The location of the cottage was lovely, the cottage itself was very charming, very comfortable and clean."

    the welcome pack, everything that you need when first arrive. I will recommend this cottage to everyone. E Fowler Blackburn

    Reviewed by ElsieMay 2019

  • "This is the first time we have stayed in a holiday cottage with no Wi-fi."

    We really struggled but found public Wi-fi in nearby Grange on Sands, at the public library.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019

  • "Lovlely cottage in a very nice place"

    Reviewed by JackieApr 2019

  • "This cottage is in a very small village, stream running in front of cottage, the cottage was very clean and the welcome pack was very welcome, the only possible negative thing was you had to park on the road and cross a bridge and at 76yrs and the wife 75 yrs we found where you pack was a bit of a drag, but don't worry the double bed was super soft and I got a full nights sleep, we were sorry to come home to the Manchester airport noise with planes taking off."

    All I can say to anybody just go and enjoy your stay everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2019

  • "Perfect little cottage in a beautiful setting Super comfortable bed and a thoughtful welcome basket made our break one to Remember."

    .. would thoroughly recommend and will go back

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "Where do l start?"

    Leslie & Mike went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely holiday as they stayed to help me in with my bags as it was just me and our dog this week. The cottage is immaculately clean and they have put a great deal of thought into the 'little' touches to make it so cosy, warm and welcoming. The fresh flowers, fresh bread and wicked cakes along with other niceities where greatly appreciated. I spent many hours reading in the conservatory, the main bedroom bed is fabulously cosy and the kitchen has all the equipment you could need. Nothing was too much trouble and our initial communication was helpful and thoughtful and this continued at the start and end of my holiday. It is a 'stones' throw from Windermere in a peaceful hamlet and l will not hesitate to return. We have stayed in a great number of cottages over the years but none have come anywhere near the thoughtfullness that has gone into making visitors feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2018

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Lavender cottage it was spotless and very cosy there ..."

    We had a brilliant stay at Lavender cottage it was spotless and very cosy there was a lovely basket of goodies also milk and butter in the fridge lovely fresh flowers and treats for the dog Thank you Leslie and Mike for making it a really enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2018

  • "Lavender cottage is a wonderful cottage clean everything you need"

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "Charming cottage in the village of Cark in Cartmel."

    Fantastic hospitality from the owners providing a lovely welcome pack including dog treats even though we were only there 3 nights. Lovely walk through the woods to Cartmel close to the cottage. Dog friendly pub within 2 minutes walk. 15 minutes drive from Windermere.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed the lovely little gem lavender cottage, so clean and comfortable it was home from home and the extra touches the hamper and towels, even washing tables our dog Benny also had packets of treats ."

    The only thing we could of had was more cooking utensils other than that we can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage which we had 5 very enjoyable days in July 2018."

    Very clean and had everything you would require for a holiday. Would recommend highly

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2018

  • "This was booked at the very last minute yet Sykes went out of their way to make sure we could have the holiday in Lavender Cottage."

    They allowed us to book 6 days and when there was a problem with my online payment (I was away from home and didn't have my password, they allowed me to pay on the phone (as Ihad booked with them before. Lavender Cottage was lovely and the weather was spectacular so the two combined meant we had a great time.

    Reviewed by TeresaJul 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing, extremely clean and very well equipped."

    Exceeded our expectations and made our holiday just wonderful, I would like to thank the owners

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2018

  • "Back yesterday from our 4night stay at Lavender Cottage, it was absolutely beautiful and a lovely relaxing, comfortable stay."

    Leslie and mike ensured that everything was thought of to make our stay enjoyable and were always available should you want to ask anything, they were really helpful. We arrived to a beautiful welcome basket with tea,coffee,fresh bread from local bakery, a Victoria sponge cake, jams, there was even a doggy bowl in conservatory with treats in! The cottage was stunning, very clean, beds soooo comfortable! You literally just sink into the mattress! Kitchen was equipped with everything you need. It’s not far from everything, local train station but we just used car ,Will definitely return! Thankyou Leslie and Mike for making us so comfortable and for a lovely stay xx

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2018

  • "Lavender Cottage is one of the cleanest we have stayed in, and we use about six every year."

    Welcome pack was brilliant, the hosts know how to present a holiday let. Location in a small village with endless walking options, a very short walk to train station and bus stop. Ten out of ten. Thanks T, B & Hannah

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2018

  • "3rd time at the cottage."


    Reviewed by BrianMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village, great for exploring the Lake District, very clean and welcoming, me my husband and our wee dog had a fantastic holiday here, would definitely return and would recommend this house to others."

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2018

  • "The cottage was very welcoming and comfortable ."

    The owner had left the light on outside for us as arriving late. There was a welcoming hamper which was great even left dog bowl and treats. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the surrounding area. The is a lovely pub 2 mins walk from the cottage which served great food and was very friendly . Already organising next trip.

    Reviewed by CatherineJan 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Very clean and well looked after. Very much a home from home. Everything you need is there. A lot of thought has been put into ensuring their guests have a comfortable stay. A fabulous welcome pack awaited us with thought of the guests that were booked, chocolates for the children, treats for the dog and bucks fizz for the grown ups. Communication between guest and owner excellent.

    Reviewed by KirstyDec 2017

  • "Lesley and Mike have gone the extra mile both in the attention to detail at Lavender Cottage and the truly welcoming atmosphere they have created."

    We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2017

  • "Wonderful, cosy well equipped pretty cottage within an amazing picturesque village."

    We had a very relaxing peaceful break. Would love to go back. Thank you

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing and the location great so much to do"

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2017

  • "Excellent. My best wishes to the owners, your standards exceeded my expectations."


    Reviewed by AlanAug 2017

  • "Good location, great value for money"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2017

  • "We go a few times a year to this superb cottage."

    It is ideally situated even if you don't have a car and the welcome extended by the owners is exceptional: Fresh flowers, welcome pack and attention to little details give your holiday a really good start. Although not needed, the owners do occasionally make changes to the decor but these are done to enhance the visitor's experience. It is reassuring that this owner really does care about keeping the property in tip-top condition. We and our Yorkshire terrier love this holiday cottage!

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2017

  • "Warm, comfortable, charming, friendly, helpful."

    The only thing missing was wifi

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2017

  • "Owners very friendly and helpful,the sun room was bright,comfortable and ideal for reading."

    The cottage was very well presented and equipped and the welcome hampers were a pleasant surprise

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2017

  • "Lovly clean cottage will go again"

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2016

  • "Beautifully clean."

    Dogs are allowed to stay in this cottage, but there was no sign of this anywhere. There were two lovely vases of fresh flowers and a basket of "goodies" - teabags, coffee, a cake, a fabulous loaf of locally baked bread etc. Kitchen is well equiped. Very pleasant situation beside the little river Aea. We had a lovely holiday. many thanks to the owner.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (accessed via double room)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC - situated between both bedrooms
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Sun room
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer and tumble dryer in utility, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio to rear with furniture and small front terrace
  • 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. There is no wifi in this property

The property

A delightful mid-terrace cottage located on the banks of the River Eea in the quaint village of Cark in Cartmel, just two miles from the priory village of Cartmel and eight miles from Lake Windermere.

At this Cark in Cartmel cottage are a king-size double bedroom and a twin room, which is accessed through the double.

This cosy former weaver's cottage has a light and airy sitting room with a charming window seat to enjoy the lovely view across the river to the fields beyond, whilst the modern fitted kitchen has an adjoining sun room, which provides access to the patio.

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.

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.

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 excellent 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 within 45 minutes' drive 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.

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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