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The Red Well Country Inn

(Ref. 1094726)

Carnforth, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed with 16 friends and we had a brilliant time."

    There is a great seating area if the weather is good and the hot tub is an added bonus to the outside area. The rooms are very clean and well equipped and the seating area was large enough to accommodate us all. The bistro is ideal for meals or drinks if eating out is preferred. It is easy to find and there is ample parking. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2024

  • "Amazing, well equipped accommodation, even with the small temporary oven."

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jun 2024

  • "The facilities, decor and finishing touches are impressive, except for the cooker/grill."

    We were a party of 11(3 practical accountants, 4 university graduates, 2 radiographers and an engineer). The cooker needs an oven expert and genius to operate it. No manual, we tried for 40 minutes to operate the oven. No success! We phoned the number given for help and were told to use google for the instructions. Very helpful! We eventually managed to work the oven but had no success with the grill. Sorry to go on about it but it needs sorting. We ate out more than we normally would which was extra expense. Hot tub and sauna great. Tv also great. Beds very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay but sort out that cooker. If you are paying a lot of money, everything should work with ease, no hassle required.

    Reviewed by Norman4.1May 2024

  • "The facilities were generally very good."

    However there were some shortcomings and the customer service when we asked for help was appalling. We arranged to have pizzas on the first evening only to be told there was now, no pizza oven . I was in contact on the day we left and was not told this information. We could not use the oven and there were no manuals on hand. This was a murder weekend with 10 seasoned woman who have stayed all over the UK. There were only bath towels available in each room, no hand towels and one toilet roll per bathroom. There was not a full set of glasses, no prosecco glasses. They appeared to be left over from the eatery downstairs? It appeared that this may have been the idea that we use the facilities downstairs as they were quick to try and book us in immediately on arrival. I understood this to be a self catering booking perhaps they did not. When we called the designated number Saturday evening after trying to use the Smeg oven for an hour, we were told that the designated gentleman was 'not giving his Saturday afternoon up, to come to help us, and we should try use google'. We obviously did this and eventually got the oven working. Manuals would of course have been the correct way to manage the white goods in this property. This was reported to the owner on Sunday, who apologised but we have been left with a negative view of the way it is managed.

    Reviewed by Noeleen2.5Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely 2 night stay with 18 family members we had more than enough room to accommodate us all and all the bedrooms en suite was a great bonus."

    We just wished we had booked a longer stay!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Red Well Inn."

    We were a group of 17 ladies ranging in ages from 18-76. The bedrooms with en suite were lovely with powerful showers. All having en suites was great in the morning. The large lounge/diner/kitchen area was great for socialising. We didn’t use the sauna but the jacuzzi was well used. The outside area would have been good if it had been a little warmer. I can’t recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great 3 night stay with 4 generations of my family."

    17 people in total and a dog. Facilities are great I think everything has been thought about from wireless speaker to selection of games. Outside space is great with a hot tub and sauna. Can’t think of anything negative. For the price I would definitely book again. 5 ⭐️

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Mar 2024

  • "We’ve just come back from the most amazing weekend!"

    Unreal property, fantastic facilities with beautiful views. Super clean, bright and airy rooms. Enjoyed the stories behind some of the room names. There is a lovely outdoor area we wasn’t expecting which would be perfect in the summer. We loved our stay that much we’ve already discussed coming back for a visit! Thank you so much for our stay.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely place , hot tub fab but no-one came to check it or add chemicals so went a bit cloudy and bubbly."

    Love the cooker !! Although had to work out how to work it lol. Beds very comfy, everyone slept well . Knives need sharpening in kitchen or put a sharpener in the drawer, we self catered completely so needed good sharp knives . Love the idea of all the cuddly blankets in the living room , they were well utilised in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Dec 2023

  • "Had a fantastic break here last week, for 16 adults the Red Well was perfect for a large group, well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Open kitchen, lounge and dining area was fabulous for partying, all bedrooms en suite, spacious and spotless. Private hot tub and sauna in enclosed garden area and the Saddles cafe is on site for breakfasts, lunch and private dining which we did one night and couldn’t fault it. I would highly recommend The Red Well and look forward to booking my next stay here.

    Thanks Karen -it was great having you all around the place and good to know you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hidden gem!"

    We had an amazing stay at the redwell country inn. The place was huge, the entertainment area was so spacious and the bedrooms each had their own en suite. The outdoor area was great, everyone enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. There was even a boom box so we didn’t need to take our own speaker! We had the private dining experience downstairs in the cafe area which was phenomenal, 5 stars from everyone. The owner was happy to help if we need anything, we couldn’t of asked for anything more. We will be returning, thank you!

    Thanks for your great review Olivier & we look forwards to seeing you again , thanks from Pat and all the team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic property for friends/family gathering , lovely spacious en-suite rooms , very comfortable ."

    Everywhere clean , good facilities . Lovely outdoor area

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay lovely big accommodation."

    Very clean. Nice cafe an pub downstairs. With lovely staff we Would definitely come back. Pat the owner was a great fella. With it being not long open and their first summer only One suggestion would be to get some sun loungers for the back maybe. Apart from that no other issues at all. the hot tub an sauna were used most nights

    Reviewed by Val4.7Jun 2023

  • "Patrick and his team were very welcoming and nothing was too much to ask."

    The place is lovely and the offering of having a private dining and bar to yourself is fantastic, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing time!"

    Definitely will be recommending to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Earl5.0May 2023

  • "Had an amazing Easter break with extended family to celebrate our son and daughters 18th and 21st birthdays."

    The accommodation is fabulous. The beds are comfortabke' with a good mix of twin and double rooms. Kitchen fully equipped with top of the range appliances, and a great area to socialise, eat and chat. We made full use of the hot tub and sauna area too. We also ate in the Saddle cafe downstairs one evening. The owner opened up just for our party. The food and service was superb and wevwere reslly we looked after.. Pat the owner is lovely. We were his 1st guests. I wish the Red Well every success for the future. Lovely place to stay and chill with friends and family with easy acess to lots of great places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

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  • Seven bedrooms: 4 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1x twin and full-size bunk bed with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 X triple with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with large TV, soundbar and Sonos system
  • Central heating
  • 7 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with hot tub and sauna
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Laundry available by request charges apply
  • Sauna, Public Bar, Restaurant, and café on site - available for catered private dining by arrangement
  • One small well behaved dog is welcome (additional upon request)
  • Hen and Stag parties may be accepted on request, but must be approved by the owner before booking
  • Please Note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay.

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland AONB between the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and Carnforth, is this fantastic seven bedroomed property, The Red Well Country Inn.

Thoughtfully renovated and benefiting from all en-suite bedrooms, off-road parking and enclosed private courtyard with a hot tub and sauna, The Red Well Country Inn welcomes families and large groups to relish in the ultimate getaway to the North Lancashire, Cumbria boarder.

Enter the property to discover a spacious open plan living area, the ideal spot to sit back and unwind after a long day of adventures.

The property is attached to a restaurant and café with a quiet public bar where you can enjoy hot and cold beverages with a hearty meal next to the wood burner as you reflect on your favourite memories so far or plan your itinerary for the adventures ahead. Venture outside to enjoy the views whilst indulging in a long soak in the bubbling hot tub, or relax in the sauna as the stars appear overhead; when the evening draws to a close, opt for one of the seven bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms, where you can wash away the day and clamber into bed to catch your sleep. When you’re ready to explore your surroundings, head to Leighton Hall Estate for the day, a stunning country house encase in rolling parkland where you can enjoy a picnic and a relaxing stroll, alternatively spend the day at Hest Bank or Silverdale Beach and listen to the sound of the waves crashing along the shore.

A short distance away you will find the delightful market town of Kirkby Londsdale, a bustling community full of independent shops, cafes and pubs, it is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK.

From here there are many magnificent walks from easy rambles along the River Lune and into the Dales to the more challenging 3 Peaks, Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent.

Spend the day in the bustling city of Lancaster where the magnificent Medieval Lancaster Castle, national monument and former prison, in addition to Lancaster Maritime Museum and Williamson Park resides, or travel by car to the popular seaside resort of Morecambe or Blackpool where you can ride the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, get up close with a variety of wildlife at Blackpool Zoo or amble along the famous North Shore and take in the illuminations.

However you choose to spend your days in North Lancashire, whether it be in Lancashire’s Lune Valley, Cumbria’s Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales the charming Red Well Country Inn is the ideal base to explore all 3 counties.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Capernwray 2.4 miles; Lake District 20 miles

Located just off the M6 and 20 miles south of the scenic Lake District, Carnforth is the sort of place that everyone has heard of, and many desire to discover this hidden gem. Situated at the north end of Morecambe Bay, north of the historic town of Lancaster, 15 miles from the winding lanes of the Yorkshire Dales and a hop and a skip from the Lake District, it is close to absolutely everywhere! Other local attractions include Greenlands Farm Village for crafts, local produce, a play area, café and a garden centre. The lovely area just north of Carnforth has tidal sands bordering the huge expanse of Morecambe Bay. It offers plenty of pleasant walks and opportunity to see local birds and wildlife in this fabulous area of Lancashire. Don't forget to visit the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Hen and Stag parties may be accepted on request, but must be approved by the owner before booking.
Please Note: This property has a 3 night minimum stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas