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Apartment 5 - Cark House
This super apartment offers couples relaxed modern style living set in a peaceful location at the edge of the village, by a little beck. A former gentleman’s residence and listed building, Cark House has been sympathetically restored as six fine apartments.
One of two top floor apartments, number 5 offers couples a spacious place to stay. Enter into the hall off which is the main open plan living area. The kitchen area is very well equipped with all mod cons. The sitting room area is perfect to relax with its comfy sofa and oversized chair, along with wide screen to take in the latest blockbuster.
The bedroom is modern and beautifully furnished with king sized bed, fitted wardrobes and TV.
The bathroom is down a step and is well equipped with bath, overhead shower, basin and WC.
Outside there is a shared lawn area, which leads down to the little beck.
All in all a great base for couples, offering comfort, a nearby inn and perfect to explore all of the national park.
Cark lies on the Cartmel Peninsula, about eight miles south from the foot of Lake Windermere. Very close to the coast, you have Flookburgh famous for its shrimps, and Humphrey Head, a decent bit of rock jutting out into the Morecambe Bay where you can explore the many little rock pools.
The village is very pretty, a huddle of houses and a few shops and a good pub, the Engine Inn. The most important building is Holker Hall. Here you can visit the house and its beautiful gardens along with the Food Hall and restaurant, both set in an elegant Courtyard and offering visitors fine local produce.
About a mile away lies Cartmel, one of Cumbrias finest and unique villages. With ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a sweet clear river along with the smallest National Hunt race course, this lively village is centred on a sunny square to gather and sit, or wine and dine in one of the many inns or fine restaurants. The village is a maze of narrow streets lined by lime-washed and stone architecture, with the square entered by a bridge on one side and under a monastic arch on the other. The Priory is a magnificent building and well worth a visit to see the architecture.
For shopping there is the Cartmel Village Store in the square, and in Unsworth's Yard you have Cartmel Cheeses and The Bread Shed along with The Red Pepper & Hot Wines shop. Once a month the village holds a food market with many local producers setting up their stalls. Along with the foodie outlets there is The Larch Tree selling quailty gifts and clothing and Chamberlain’s Gifts offering a range of delightful gifts and is supplier of life size sheep and animals for Cartmel-Shepy Village.
Cartmel also has four decent pubs, The Cavendish Arms, The Royal Oak, Pig & Whistle and The Kings Arms. For something a little special you must try Simon Rogan's Michelin awarded L'Enclume, one of Cumbrias finest restaurants. Another good option is Rogan's wine bar, set by the river it is very relaxed and with excellent cuisine.
Come bank holidays the village buzzes with arrival of race day. Owned by The Holker Hall Estate the course is on the edge of the village and as well as the racing there is a carnival along with many other attractions.
Grange over Sands lies about a two mile over the fell. This pretty Edwardian village overlooks the bay and you will find an excellent grocer, Higginson's famous butchers, two bakers and local stores. On the prom there are nice gardens to stroll and in summer the prom hosts an outdoor art market. Finaly Grange offers two golf clubs, both set in quite delightful countryside.
About fifteen miles to the east is Kendal, south lakes main town which offers a variety of good shopping with stores, supermarkets and farmers markets, along with dining and a good cultural scene with art galleries, theatre and cinema and makes for a good day out.
A little further afield you have the coast where you can explore the edges of the bay. For me one of the finest walks in the Lake District is to set out along the shore from Arnside, on the the south side of the bay. Ahead of you stretch miles of silver sand, and as the tide comes in the view is spectacular. It must be noted that the sands are hazardous, but providing you keep to the shoreline the walk is fine.
About eight miles north of the village, clustered at the foot of Windermere lake, lies Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Fell Foot, the National Trusts parkland. Here you will find a couple of good inns, the Swan at Newby Bridge and, a mile further on, the Lakeside Hotel. From the latter you can hop on a steamer for a trip on the lake, which winds its way for ten miles into the central fells, passing on the way Bowness, Sawrey and finishing at the Waterhead terminus near Ambleside. At Fell Foot you can moor boats and hire row and sailing craft or simply swim and picnic by the shore. From Newby Bridge you can head north, through the Furness Fells, to explore the greater national park.
Over to the west lies Coniston Water, and in between the two great lakes is the Grizedale Forest, a day out in itself for walking or mountain biking. Beyond this lies the central massif of the Langdales for some high level walking and climbing.
Dear Mr Serginson
Just a quick email to say how much we enjoyed staying in the apartment. It had everything we needed and a few more things besides. I have already recommended the apartment (and your company) to a few friends.
Best wishes - Sheila Richards
Local Areas Of InterestThe Lyth & Winster Valleys
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