Towards the property with the lovely garden to explore
The courtyard with feature fountain
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Lounge with pretty feature wall
Cosy dining area
Double bedroom
Shower room
Pretty twin bedroom
Perfect spot for your morning coffee
On arrival, greet the ducks at the pond
A shared enclosed courtyard to relax in
Nearby Cartmel Priory
Hampsfell summit
Lovely garden to explore
1 / 15  Towards the property with the lovely garden to explore
2 / 15  The courtyard with feature fountain
3 / 15  Open-plan lounge/dining area
4 / 15  Lounge with pretty feature wall
5 / 15  Cosy dining area
6 / 15  Kitchen
7 / 15  Double bedroom
8 / 15  Shower room
9 / 15  Pretty twin bedroom
10 / 15  Perfect spot for your morning coffee
11 / 15  On arrival, greet the ducks at the pond
12 / 15  A shared enclosed courtyard to relax in
13 / 15  Nearby Cartmel Priory
14 / 15  Hampsfell summit
15 / 15  Lovely garden to explore

Ducks Haven

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 4 stars
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
VE 4 star Gold
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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Property code: LCC15


Aynsome Manor Park lies just under a mile from the beautiful village of Cartmel. Located on the Cartmel Peninsular, surrounded by rolling hills that tumble down to the coast, the village is picture perfect, with ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a sweet, clear river all centred on the village square, along with a selection of fine pubs and restaurants

Ducks Haven is one of a group adjoining apartments and cottages that flank a small shared courtyard. The building was formerly the old mill and is separate from the main park, which offers privately owned lodges.

Living Spaces

New owner Graham has enjoyed refurbishing Ducks Haven for his guests to enjoy, relax and unwind. From the shared courtyard you enter a communal hall, then into the property.

Open plan, you have a small hall area leading through to a well-appointed kitchen, opening out to the dining area and sitting room.

Light, airy and modern here you have a big comfy sofa and armchair to relax in, put your feet up, read the latest bestseller, or maybe to take in a movie on the big wide screen TV. To one side is the dining table with delightful views of the garden and duck pond.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There are two bedrooms, one a double the second a twin, both very comfortable and well furnished.

The fully tiled shower room has a shower cubicle, basin and WC.

Garden Spaces

Delightfully the property overlooks the garden and duck pond. Each apartment tends to have its &'own bit'; of garden space and for Ducks Haven this is simply a step outside the sitting room door. Here you can sit with a drink, have a barbecue on a warm summer night and watch and delight in the coming and goings of the many resident ducks and pond life.

All in all, this is a very relaxing and romantic apartment, perfect for couples or a small family.

Out & About

Cartmel is one of Cumbria's finest and unique villages. Set on the Cartmel Peninsular and surrounded by rolling hills that tumble down to the coast it is picture perfect. With ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory, a towering arch and a sweet clear river along with the smallest National Hunt racecourse and a local brewery, this lively village is centred on a sunny square to gather and sit or wine and dine in one of the many cosy inns or fine restaurants.

There are four good pubs, along with Simon Rogan's fabulous Michelin awarded L'Enclume, rated as one of the UKs finest restaurants, along with Rogan & Company, his less formal venue set by the river. Simon has been rated in the top ten chefs in Europe and has appeared and won the BBC 2012 Great British Menu.

For shopping there is the Cartmel Village Store in the square, and in Unsworth Yard you have Cartmel Cheeses and The Bread Shed along with The Red Pepper & Hot Wines shop and the Cartmel Brewery where you can sample some fine local brewed ale. 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 quality gifts and clothing, Chamberlain's Gifts offering a range of delightful goodies and is supplier of life-size sheep and animals for 'Cartmel-Sheepy Village', and last but not least, Perfect English selling quality designer-led gifts including include exquisite ceramics, unusual jewellery, home furnishings, and luxurious toiletries.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • Part of a complex of properties
  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV, CD, DVD and iPhone dock
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Garden with furniture
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Private parking for 1 car near to the property
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating & night storage heaters
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Please note the pond to the rear of the property is public and not fenced

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 29th November 2019

What a beautiful cottage, a real home from home.

Reviewed by Gill 25th October 2019

A homely and beautiful base in delightful surroundings.

Reviewed by Charlotte 4th October 2019

Well located with fabulous outside space.

Reviewed by Ian 20th September 2019

Great property in a great location with all you need from a home from home

Reviewed by Julia 13th September 2019

Beautifully presented and very spacious. My boyfriend and I stayed at Duck's Haven with our dog Pagan for a week in September 2019. The other residents at Aynsome Manor were lovely and very informative, and the grounds were very well maintained and peaceful. Pagan loved the orchard to run around in and the garden to sit out in. The beds were comforRead moretable and there was a good amount of DVDs and board games to choose from of an evening. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 24th May 2019

A well furnished cottage that is about a mile from Cartmel village, great for getting to the racecourse. Everything you need is here, utensils, electric hob and oven and all plates and cutlery. Easy access to all main routes to the Lakes and other visitor attractions. Fantastic location in quiet area, weather was wet but if it hadnt been there is aRead more great sitting out area to enjoy a drink. More expensive when the races are on but thats life !! Hide

Reviewed by Spencer 12th October 2018

Could not fault the property, will definitely book again. 1st class.

Reviewed by Heather 21st September 2018

We had a fabulous time at Ducks Haven Beautiful location and just a short walk to Cartmel. The rest of the Lake District was also very accessible Our dogs loved a run in the orchard The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable beds particularly good We hope to be back next year

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Towards the property with the lovely garden to explore
The courtyard with feature fountain
Open-plan lounge/dining area
Lounge with pretty feature wall
Cosy dining area
Double bedroom
Shower room
Pretty twin bedroom
Perfect spot for your morning coffee
On arrival, greet the ducks at the pond
Show 3 moreA shared enclosed courtyard to relax in


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Adventure, memories and awe-inspiring natural beauty await you in the rugged, wild and unique Cumbrian Lake District where beautiful expanses of water merge with magical forests against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and fells.

This ancient land has been sculpted by time and nature and is the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first UK National Park to be awarded this outstanding accolade. Poets, writers and artists throughout the ages have been instinctively drawn here; William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin, to name a few. The attractions and the diverse landscape will not fail to charm the young and the young at heart, whether that be thrill-seeking activities you seek, pure and cathartic inspiration or simply just some relaxation, you will find it here.

Cycling, walking, canoeing, white-water rafting, flying, parachuting and ballooning are just some of the offerings for any level of adrenalin junky. Experience the glory of nature in the wild or in a setting such as the Predator Experience where you can walk with wolves and learn about the importance of conservation. For a complete day of family, enjoy treetop capers at Go-Ape in the Grizedale Forest.

Vibrant towns and villages are there to be discovered, be it by land or water. You can step back in time and enjoy a steamboat cruise on a lake or leisurely unearth the dynamic scene of contemporary art, culture and some of the best dining in the UK by foot, bus or car.

The National Park is an area of breath-taking beauty that will leave you spoilt for choice, refuelled and inspired. So much so that you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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