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Dolphin Cottage

Flookburgh near Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 2171)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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17 Customer Review(s)

  • “We arrived on a very cold day but ...”
    We arrived on a very cold day but the efficient central heating system soon had our cottage cosy and warm. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable break. ...
    We arrived on a very cold day but the efficient central heating system soon had our cottage cosy and warm. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable break. The bedrooms were lovely with very comfortable beds.....it was good to have two bathrooms with two showers and a bath. We liked the upstairs lounge t.v room which was ideal for the children to play on their I-pads and watch tv in the evenings. No trouble getting online...good signal. Lovely little village with a convenience store and post office and chip shop and pub. We parked 3 cars on the side drive which was good because the road soon filled up with parked cars in the evenings. We enjoyed our short time here and wished we could have stayed longer...we spent Saturday 2/12 in Hawkshead at the Christmas craft and market event and it was beautiful.
    - Mrs Fearick, December 2017

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

An imposing, detached house, in the centre of the small fishing village of Flookburgh, at the heart of the Lake District Peninsulas, 2 miles from Cartmel.

This former fisherman's cottage has been extensively modernised and furnished to a high standard to provide a spacious holiday home with snug sitting room with woodburner, a well-appointed kitchen and a rear courtyard boasting table tennis and a lovely decked area, perfect for alfresco dining.

Unwind in Flookburgh's 18th century pub or follow the Cumbria Coastal Way to enjoy superb scenic walks.

With historic Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands and the whole of the Lake District within easy reach, this is a magical location for a relaxing break, any time of year.

Accommodation

Over three floors: Five bedrooms: 1st floor; 1 x family room with 1 king-size double & 1 single, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. 2nd floor; 1 x family room with 4 single beds, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower, basin & WC. 2nd floor bathroom with shower, basin & WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 4). Utility room. Dining room (seats 8). Sitting room with woodburner (seats 8). 2nd floor sitting room with sofa bed (seats 4).

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, library of books/games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack of fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with decked area, table tennis & furniture (seats 8 plus swing seat)
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at charge of £10 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

FLOOKBURGH

Cartmel 2 miles; Grange-over-Sands 3 miles.

A superb base to explore this interesting and beautiful area, the historic village of Flookburgh is set near the shores of Morecambe Bay on the outskirts of the magnificent Lake District. It is thought that the locally-caught Fluke fish take their name after the village, and once, Flookburgh was a popular resting point for travellers crossing the sands from Lancaster and still provides a home for cockle and shrimp fishers. Facilities in the village include two pubs, a grocery, a chemist, a Post Office and two food outlets. The Cumbrian Coastal Way footpath passes nearby and a short walk away from the village is delightful countryside, such as Humphrey Head, views of the bay, with its wading bird life, and Coniston's mountain range. A few minutes’ drive or a pleasant off road walk leads to historic Cartmel, with its beautiful Priory, popular race course, antique and gift shops, pubs and restaurants; including the Michelin Star-rated L’Enclume. Just over a mile away you will find the beautiful house and gardens of Holker Hall and also nearby you can try horse riding just six miles to the north at Bigland, or visit the Edwardian resort of Grange, which offers a range of hotels, restaurants, shops, a traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens and golf courses.

Region Information

Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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