Willow Barn

Flookburgh near Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 4534)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • NurseMel44
    September 2017
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    “Wonderful stay”
    We booked this house for a week as wanted somewhere to stay after we took our son to uni in Ambleside and this was a perfect base. ...
    We booked this house for a week as wanted somewhere to stay after we took our son to uni in Ambleside and this was a perfect base. House was very clean and had an unusual layout with hall, bathroom, utility room and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Stairs leading up to the sitting room and kitchen and then stairs to the master bedroom with ensuite shower room. The kitchen was wonderful with everything you needed for your stay and we loved the windows in there as was so bright. We didn't use the little garden to the back of the back of the house but in the early summer months I bet it would have been lovely to sit out there but did feel it was overlooked by the neighbours and their dogs which barked at us when we opened the door! But we didn't hear them other than that. We felt that stair gates would have be a good idea to have as well, as we had an 8 month old crawling baby that wanted to explore. The bed was very comfy in the master bedroom and the velux windows were great to stargaze. The village of Cark had a lovely bakers called fat flour where we tried the pizzas and they were delicious would recommend them. Nice fish and chip shop in the village too . We were about 35 mins to Windermere and 45 mins to Ambleside which are both beautiful and would recommend a visit. We visited new parts of the lakes which we had never visited before as was closer being in flookburgh. Villages such as hawkshead and coniston which are beautiful with little pubs and tearooms. Not too far was Hilltop ,Beatrix potters home in near sawrey. The lakeside aquarium was great and very cheap. The steam railway and Windermere steamers operate from here too and the car park was great £4 for 10 hours so worth parking here and getting the boat to Ambleside . We had a wonderful week away and always love coming back up to the lakes. The house is a great base for Cumbria and the lakes .


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

An outstanding, stone-built semi-detached barn conversion, in the centre of the small fishing village of Flookburgh, at the heart of the Lake District Peninsulas, 2 miles from Cartmel.

From the magnificent country surroundings and scenic coastline, to the high quality fixtures and fittings, this Flookburgh cottage is just perfect for 'getting away from it all' and enjoying first class holiday accommodation.

A fine Flookburgh cottage, this beautiful three-storey conversion features a spacious first floor living area with Juliet balcony, including a fabulous kitchen with modern fittings and oak flooring with underfloor heating.

With two lovely bedrooms on the ground floor, and the master bedroom on the second floor boasting en-suite facilities and Velux windows, plus two pretty garden areas outside, this is a luxurious holiday home of real distinction.

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 lovely Flookburgh cottage in a magical location for a relaxing break, any time of year.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single with additional pull-out stacker bed, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x 2nd floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin & WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin & WC. Ground floor utility. First floor living area with kitchen with breakfast table, dining area & sitting area with decorative fireplace.


  • Gas underfloor heating on ground & 1st floors & radiators on 2nd floor
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, books/DVDs
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, good additional roadside parking nearby (50 metres)
  • Small front & rear gardens with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This cottage sleeps a maximum of 5 adults.

About the location


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.

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