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.
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.
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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.
Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.