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3 Low Dog Kennel

(Ref. 1062014)

Field Broughton near Cartmel, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (15)
  • cottage (14)
  • clean (11)
  • our (10)
  • great (9)
  • bed (9)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was lovely just a few issues 1."

    Bottom oven not clean especially when opening door old crumbs still there. 2. microwave looked old and rusty 3. Some crockery had chips

    Reviewed by Rose3.1Sep 2023

  • "A great location and comfortable cottage."

    Our only gripe was that we requested that the twin room be made up into a double, through sykes who said they past this information onto the owner and it never got done. I see another review mentions this point as well, so this has happened before. Some lovely views from the property but the seating area to the rear of the cottage is compact and there is a large and noisy fan for the heating system next to the rear door and seating area.

    Reviewed by James3.8Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful house, exceptional views and countryside."

    The wildlife was fantastic. The house had everything you would need for a great holiday.Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely well presented cottage."

    Such a beautiful area and so much nature around. Especially liked the cows who visited on an evening. Kitchen has lots of equipment and was well stocked. We stayed over the bank holiday when the races were on. It was a 30 minute walk across the field and down to the racecourse which took the hassle out of the day. Would definitely recommend and looking to book again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "I recently had a long weekend at Low Dog Kennel and found the property and location to be wonderful."

    It was easy to find and located in a very tranquil setting. Despite this, it was really conveniently located to get around the southern lake district and well placed for sight-seeing. I had the most relaxing, restorative time there and it really did feel like a home from home. The peace and quiet was wonderful. The property is lovely, and decorated to a good standard. I felt the pictures didn't really do justice to how nice it was. The kitchen is fitted with very high quality appliances and there was a lovely welcome pack upon arrival. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower great - good pressure and plenty of hot water. Despite being in a very rural location the wi-fi and TV signal were all fine. It was all very clean when I arrived. There is a lovely small secure yard which is a real sun trap and I spent many happy hours out there with my dog reading and meeting the cows in the next field when they visited. I really enjoyed my time at the property. I would never again rent a property with a 9am check out time - ouch! There were two big drawbacks for me which stopped this being a perfect property. Firstly, dogs aren't allowed upstairs. I completely respect owners putting whatever restrictions they want to on their property's use, but those restrictions should be clearly advertised so you can decide whether or not you're comfortable with them before you let a property. Describing your property as dog-friendly and then not disclosing to holiday makers until they get there and it's too late to do anything about it that dogs aren't allowed in 50% of the house is unfair. The main drawback though was the heating situation. The heating is controlled remotely and is set to come on a times and to a temperature of the owner's choosing. You have no ability to turn it on if you're too cold and off if you're too hot and the only way of communicating with the owner is through Sykes so is only in office hours and Sykes were not quick at picking messages up. Whilst the owner did turn the heating up on a day I was cold when I was there, the next day was blazing sunshine and I had no way of turning it down. The owner's suggestion is that you light the fire if you're cold at times that they have decreed you should be out of the property and therefore the heating doesn't need to be on, but of course this only heats the one room. Want to enjoy a long leisurely bath in that beautiful deep tub in the afternoon? You can - but you'll catch a chill when you get out!!! I'm including that information in this review which I hope Sykes will publish, as again, I feel that this should be honestly disclosed in the listing. Had it been, knowing that I am someone who feels the cold, I would not have rented this property as I would have known that that arrangement would not have worked for me.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4May 2023

  • "Upstairs was terrific, great bathroom, superb bed."

    Downstairs sofas dated and uncomfortable and lots of dog hairs under the cushions and on the floor under the sofas. Kitchen dated and freezing cold as no heating. Do not like not being able to control room temperatures. This is controlled by the owner on his mobile app. Freezing cold on arrival as owner had forgotten to switch it on. Lounge very draughty.

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our twixmas stay."

    Cozy & comfy. Good walks from the door. Well equipped & spacious. We couldn’t clear the fire grate too well as there wasn’t a decent brush. Quiet lanes not much traffic is a bonus & we actually managed to park both a car & van off road without obstruction Thank you PS arriving no earlier than 5pm was a challenge as our elderly parents don’t drive in the dark. I think it’s too late 4pm is better. Also a 10am vacate in day of leaving is fairer (esp on New Years Day!)

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location."

    Short drive to Cartmel. Lovely and clean with a fabulous bath! Will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Sep 2022

  • "Me and my husband took our 2 children away for 3 nights in this cottage for a relax and that’s exactly what we got."

    This is such a pretty little cottage with everything you need at hand. There is a cupboard full of board games and playing cards to enjoy. Although it seems in the middle of nowhere, it’s only a 5 minute drive to the local shop and pub and Grange-over-sands is only 10 minutes drive. There is a little garden at the back with a seating area that is so lovely just to sit back and listen to the silence around you only the tweeting of the birds to be heard. Teatime was when we got the visit from the young cows in the field next door who came for a a little noisy at the humans in the house. This holiday was just perfect for us and we will definitely be booking in for next year but for longer next time, it’s a great place for a base to visit the lakes with Keswick and Windermere being only 30 minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our third visit & it’s a great base for visiting Cartmel & Windermere, a peaceful location yet a short drive away."

    The upstairs rooms are well appointed and comfy, it does say the 2nd bedroom bed can be made into a king size, we requested that in the past but our request was ignored. Now you don’t communicate with the owner so there’s no way to request. The house has everything you need for your holiday & the garden is a lovely little sun trap in the afternoon if you want to eat outside. The entry and exit times are restrictive. They were changed in the pandemic for extra cleaning, but then & now there is no sign of a particularly thorough clean. A 5pm entry time is too late & I felt like we’d lost out. Most places are 3 as this used to be.

    Reviewed by Janette4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay at this cottage."

    The main bedroom and bathroom are to a very high standard. The bed was huge and very comfortable. Bathroom very modern and clean. Living room furniture is slightly dated but nevertheless comfy. Log/coal burner lovely and warm. Kitchen well laid out with everything you need. 2 small hitches. No kindling to start the fire on our arrival (wet and windy) so had to go out straight away to find a local seller. Milk spill in the bottom of the fridge. Obviously not cleaned and smell was disgusting. Not what you want to do when you first arrive. Otherwise a pleasant stay in peaceful surroundings. Loved watching the cows wander past the back garden.

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Apr 2022

  • "We had lovely time and the cottage was just as we expected."

    My only feedback would be to ensure there are plenty of dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and to supply washing tablets, and the potato masher needs replacing, but these are very small improvements as the cottage stay overall was just lovely. Thank you Rebecca

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and we would like to stay again."

    Not shown in the photos online is a pretty courtyard garden which is a complete sun trap. The cottage suited our toddler very much and it is a comfortable place to stay. We did have an issue with the cleaning as there was a lot of dirt under the sofas and some on the bathroom walls but the rest was spotless. The beds were reasonably comfortable but probably coming towards replacement. However, we like to come back.

    Reviewed by Elinor4.4Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay good location we would stay again"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage; clean, comfortable, had everything we needed."

    Location is beautiful. We had a fantastic Christmas stay there.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2021

  • "There were a number of issues with the cleaning including lots of dust deposits in the bathroom and bedroom."

    Parking the car was not easy as it's at the side of a field that the farmer requires access. Unfortunately Storm Arwen cut short our visit as no power.

    Reviewed by Norman3.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the lake district."

    The facilities were good with a high level of cleanliness

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Wonderful country setting."

    Ideal for dog walking. Snug and cosy. Well furnished with everything you needed

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Nov 2021

  • "As usual Sykes has done us proud."

    A beautiful cottage. Cosy clean except for cobwebs but with it being an old cottage we expect this. The only problem we had was the smoke alarm was dismantled. Other than that we had a lovely break away from our busy life. Thank you again Tony Baron

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2021

  • "I was worried by the previous reviews, however I found the cottage to be perfect for our stay."

    .clean, comfortable and great position for days out.. The bed was just right, wifi strong, good electrical appliances, lovely bathroom, and fab fire

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a restful holiday in the lake district the cottage was delightful everything we needed was there lovely and clean as usual if you want some luxury Skyes cottages are for you."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in a quiet location which was great, but close enough to attractions."

    We just used as a base, mostly ate out so didnt use any cooking facilities. I found it to be very clean, bed was very comfortable. The only downside was back garden. It was very basic. Whilst I understand that it is a very small space and difficult to do any major changes, it does need updating. The cottage has been some nice finishing touches so feel this should have continued into the garden. It was just a bit meh, it would have been nice to sit out once we had returned to the cottage on the night time.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Aug 2021

  • "The property was filthy."

    I emailed to complain within hours of arriving. I was given a special customer reference and allocated one of your colleges, Alistair who was to contact me. I never heard from Alistair even following further emails. I emailed the housekeeping company and they never bothered to reply. It seems when something goes wrong, your company just hoped we will go away. The customer service was appalling. I have photographed all what was wrong with this property and am contacting head office. The kitchen was so bad that we were unable to use the facility's. Your cleaning company you use did not clean, they only made the beds and were gone. During a pandemic this property should have been spotless. The rear courtyard was a mess and not fit safe for children due to the stinging nettles. I will be following this bad experience further. The property needs a deep clean and many items replaced or repaired. We will certainly not be returning and will advise others to stay well clear.

    Reviewed by Toby1.6Jul 2021

  • "There was no internet code that we could see."

    And the log burner top vents will not close. So could not damper it down. Unless I was doing something wrong. But apart from them two little things spot on.

    Reviewed by Carl4.1Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request) with TV
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 1 x Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed courtyard patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone coverage varies depending on network.

The property

Cartmel 1.5 miles.

This delightful semi-detached character cottage is located in the Lake District National Park close to Cartmel and Newby Bridge, making it ideal for family or friends wishing to enjoy and explore this stunning area, ideally situated in open countryside with a woodburning stove, stone flagged floors, latch doors and period fireplaces.

Stylish and tastefully decorated, there are quality features, granite work surfaces and a contemporary, quality bathroom with a freestanding bath providing the perfect place to soak and relax in after your day's activities.

The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have large beds and provide panoramic views to the open countryside through the sash windows, which have plantation shutters.

Outside, there is an enclosed patio courtyard with furniture, ideal for enjoying a coffee or dining alfresco whilst enjoying the open views to the surrounding countryside.

You can walk to the nearby village of Cartmel through open countryside along the footpath next to the cottage, home to the famous sticky toffee pudding, an array of excellent gastropubs, and the renowned L'Enclume restaurant, as well as an ancient 12th century priory in Cartmel and the UK’s smallest racecourse which meets during the spring and summer months.

The village also boasts several local shops where you can stock up on essentials to keep you fed during your self-catered stay, and access to family-friendly Lakeland attractions including The National Hunt Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, and the Lakeland Motor Museum.

The southern tip of Lake Windermere at Newby Bridge is just a short minute drive away where you can enjoy a steam train ride, which meanders to Haverthwaite, you can also embark on a Lakeland steam cruise from the jetty here to popular Bowness and Ambleside, which has The World of Beatrix Potter among its many attractions.

Close by is the elegant Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, with its speciality shops including a chocolatier and railway station where you can take trips up the coastline or across the estuary viaduct to popular Arnside.

Also within easy reach are the historic houses of Holker Hall which has food festivals and Levens Hall with its world class topiary garden.

This wonderful cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the southern Lake District area.

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About the location

CARTMEL

Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.

The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit Cartmel Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty 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