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Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
Open lounge area with modern touches
Plenty of unique art pieces
Time to relax
Kitchen area with dining table
Double bedroom
Perfect for a restful nights sleep
Shower room
Exposed beams add to the character
Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
Sit back and relax
Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain
1 / 12  Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
2 / 12  Open lounge area with modern touches
3 / 12  Plenty of unique art pieces
4 / 12  Time to relax
5 / 12  Kitchen area with dining table
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Perfect for a restful nights sleep
8 / 12  Shower room
9 / 12  Exposed beams add to the character
10 / 12  Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
11 / 12  Sit back and relax
12 / 12  Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain

Ducklings Retreat

Cartmel, Lake District
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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Property code: LCC14

Part of a charming complex of properties to the north of the picturesque village of Cartmel, this delightful first-floor apartment makes a wonderful getaway for a couple exploring the southern reaches of the Lake District. Part of an imaginatively converted mill, this light and refreshing property is within easy reach of the beautiful Cartmel Peninsula. Perfect for discovering Windermere and Coniston Water, the apartment provides cosy and relaxing accommodation for two guests, making it an ideal romantic retreat.

Stairs from the shared hall lead up to this pretty first-floor apartment. The spacious, fresh and tastefully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner makes a wonderful living space, decorated with an array of ornaments and artwork. The inviting double bedroom is beautifully furnished and features low oak beams. The stylish shower room has a lovely walk-in rainfall shower and benefits from underfloor heating. Heading outside, there’s plenty of space in the shared garden and courtyard for you to unwind with a glass of wine or a BBQ and watch the comings and goings of the local wildlife at the nearby duck pond.

Part of the Aynsome Manor Park complex, the apartment is a mile north of Cartmel, one of Cumbria’s loveliest villages. With its friendly pubs and restaurants, Cartmel is a wonderful village to relax in, with a range of independent shops selling antiques, second-hand books, gourmet cheeses and the village’s own sticky toffee pudding. The village is also home to a medieval priory and heritage centre. Some of the Lake District’s best-known lakes are to the north: Windermere (6 miles), Coniston Water (15 miles) and Esthwaite Water (11.5 miles). Visitors to the region can explore local landmarks and attractions including Holker Hall and Gardens (3 miles), Hampsfell (2.5 miles), Eggerslack Wood (4 miles) and Sizergh Castle (10.5 miles).

  • Part of a complex of properties
  • 1 bedroom - double
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Amazon Video, Bang and Olufsen bluetooth and audio docking system
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Private parking for 1 car near to the property with additional parking available on site
  • Dual controllable night storage heating
  • Regret no children
  • Please note: the pond to the rear of the property is public and not fenced
  • Shops and pub within walking distance
  • Eggs available to purchase onsite from the local farmer
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rebecca Kenyon

This property is personally managed by Rebecca.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tom 21st June 2024

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Absolutely fantastic property. Located a short distance outside of Cartmel. Wonderfully furnished and felt very homely

Reviewed by Joyce 14th June 2024

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A lovely apartment, spotlessly clean and very well appointed with all you need for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Graham 7th June 2024

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Reviewed by Neil 10th May 2024

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Reviewed by Beverley 3rd May 2024

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Wonderful place to stay

Reviewed by Abbie 15th April 2024

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd March 2024

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The ducklings retreat is an amazing place to stay and will definitely be booking again in the near future

Reviewed by Steve 1st March 2024

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We had a warm feeling when we saw "Duckling Retreat" on your web page, so much so we booked it, and when we arrived, not forgetting it was our first visit. We were taken aback by the layout, quality and specification of the apartment. Duckling Retreat is a credit to the owners and their team if they use 3rd party's. It's position within the groundsRead more of the old hotel were great. We were a little spoilt with it being early in the year and very quiet. Maybe a little to far outside of Cartmel?? Hide

Reviewed by Ben 5th January 2024

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Absolutely stunning location. Such a cosy apartment that me and my partner felt so relaxed at. Thank you so much for the hospitality (including the milk, tea, coffee and sugar!). Will definitely be coming again in the future.

Reviewed by Alison 29th September 2023

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What a lovely apartment! Tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. The black out blinds in the bedroom were a game-changer for a good nights sleep! We had a wonderful week and we were so lucky that the Cartmel Medieval Fair was on during our stay. The Priory is definitely worth a visit and only a 15-20 walk away. We had a really restful time herRead moree. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 15th September 2023

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A very comfortable and cosy first floor apartment. Tastefully furnished, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A great base for exploring the South Lakes area and Cartmel in particular. Hopefully we will be back before too long.

Reviewed by Mary 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Aidan 1st September 2023

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Very comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

Reviewed by Ingrid 18th August 2023

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A lovely peaceful retreat for humans as well as Ducks! Aptly named 'Ducklings Retreat' Beautifully furnished, everything provided for our comfort. Very much hope to return. I &l Williams

Reviewed by Janny 4th August 2023

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Perfect location for walking and amazing cottage that lacks nothing

Reviewed by Christine 23rd June 2023

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Well finished comfortable apartment.

Reviewed by Ann 16th June 2023

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Excellent location so peaceful and relaxing, walking distance to Cartmel village will lots of restaurants. I would highly recommend the apartment so quiet you could hear the birds and sheep miles away just what we needed for a peaceful break.

Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 2nd June 2023

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The cottage was comfortable and well equipped, we were very happy during our stay, the location is great for walks including a leisurely stroll into Cartmel

Reviewed by Jeffrey 26th May 2023

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Very nice first floor apartment in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Kenneth 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Frederick 7th April 2023

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Excelently equipped, comfortable and immaculate apartment.

Reviewed by margaret 6th March 2023

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We really loved our stay. Cottage very clean and comfortable. Easy access to the Lake District and beyond. We discovered places we had not been before. Easy walking to Cartmel.

Reviewed by David 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Kieron 7th October 2022

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It is a really beautiful setting, very cosy, and very warm and comforting. If you want quiet luxury with cosy feel it is brill. So close to Cartmel too but enough out of it for it to be secluded. Good equipment including an excellent Bluetooth speaker.

Reviewed by Doerthe 9th September 2022

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Delightful flat in a very quiet and rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. We felt so at home there that we didn't want to leave. It certainly comes highly recommended!

Reviewed by Miranda 2nd September 2022

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Comfortable, spacious, well equipped and very tasteful. Lovely situation with so much potential for walking and places to visit. No great views from the apartment, but plenty of opportunity to wander and sit in the park with much more to see.

Reviewed by Beverley 12th August 2022

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Apartment is very homely and in a good location for the Lakes. There are plenty of attractions within 15/40 minutes of Cartmel. The bed is very FIRM which I personally found uncomfortable and the designated parking space is very limited especially if there is a large vehicle next to you so beware when reversing as this manoeuvre is very very tight.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Richard 15th July 2022

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A great base for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

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