Railway Cottage

Cark in Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 15804)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • August 2014
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    “railway cottage”
    The front door opens straight out onto a busy road which could be a problem for families with small children.
    The front door opens straight out onto a busy road which could be a problem for families with small children. Car parking very tight.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A lovely semi-detached house situated on the river, on the edge of the pretty village of Cark in Cartmel, just two miles from Cartmel.

From the delightful views across the river to the lovely countryside, to the individual styling, this Cark in Cartmel cottage is just perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying first class holiday accommodation.

A fine Cark in Cartmel cottage, this three-storey home features a spacious ground floor kitchen/sitting area with an adjoining summer/dining room and balcony; a lovely place to relax and watch the river gently roll by.

The first floor boasts a spacious master bedroom and a lovely snug, a perfect setting for sitting with a good book and admiring the views.

This delightful Cark in Cartmel cottage is further enhanced by two second floor bedrooms, a well-equipped main bathroom and a peaceful patio area with furniture and a barbecue.

The village of Cark in Cartmel offers two pubs, shops and the Furness Line railway, plus the medieval village of Cartmel is only two miles away and has specialist food shops, a racecourse and an ancient priory.

A pleasant walk to Holker Hall and Gardens, the home of the Cavendish family, is well worth the visit, if only to sample the delicious breakfasts served in the Courtyard Cafe or to pick up a picnic hamper from their Food Hall.

Catch the train to Grange-over-Sands and spend a day in this elegant Edwardian town, plus walkers will be spoilt for choice with a rich variety of landscapes to explore ranging from coastal walks along Morecambe Bay to the breathtaking Lake District National Park.

With excellent village amenities on the doorstep, this Cark in Cartmel cottage is a delightful base at any time of year.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 2 x second floor twin. Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with sitting area leading to balcony. Utility. Summer room with dining area. First floor snug.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car, with additional roadside parking
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Cartmel Races weeks 2015 charged at £745.

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
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