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Private walled garden with lawn and seating
Lounge/dining room
Kitchen/dining area
Contemporary feel
Lounge
Tastefully decorated
Ground floor cloakroom
Make yourself at home
Finishing touches
Master bedroom
En-suite
Single bedroom
Beautiful features
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Enjoy a meal alfresco
Relax in the tranquil walled garden
View towards the property
Gravelled entrance
1 / 19  Private walled garden with lawn and seating
2 / 19  Lounge/dining room
3 / 19  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 19  Contemporary feel
5 / 19  Lounge
6 / 19  Tastefully decorated
7 / 19  Ground floor cloakroom
8 / 19  Make yourself at home
9 / 19  Finishing touches
10 / 19  Master bedroom
11 / 19  En-suite
12 / 19  Single bedroom
13 / 19  Beautiful features
14 / 19  Double bedroom
15 / 19  Bathroom
16 / 19  Enjoy a meal alfresco
17 / 19  Relax in the tranquil walled garden
18 / 19  View towards the property
19 / 19  Gravelled entrance

Ford Barn

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England rating: 5 starsVisit England Gold Award
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
VE 5 star Gold
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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Property code: LCC16

With Windermere to the north and Morecambe Bay to the south, this delightful detached property makes a wonderful holiday home for a family or a couple exploring the idyllic southern reaches of the Lake District. Situated in the heart of the gorgeous village of Cartmel, this pretty barn conversion provides tranquil accommodation for up to five guests, and is within easy reach of some of the area’s stunning coastlines and glorious woodlands.

Beautifully furnished and imaginatively updated, this cosy and friendly stone-built former barn is set along a quiet private road just off the village square. The cottage has been decorated in stylish neutral tones and retains original exposed ceiling beams. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light to flood into the bright and spacious lounge/diner, which makes a lovely space to unwind in. The light and attractive kitchen features an additional dining area. Upstairs, there are three warm and relaxing bedrooms to choose from. Doors open out from the kitchen into the lovely walled garden, a tranquil and private space with a lawn, patio and plenty of outdoor furniture so you can sit back in the evening and dine alfresco. Off-road parking – a rarity in the village – is available for two cars.

With a history dating back some 800 years, the idyllic village of Cartmel is home to a National Hunt racecourse, a 12th-century priory and the Cartmel Priory Gatehouse which now serves as a heritage centre. Known for its marvellous sticky toffee pudding, Cartmel also has a number of charming village shops and welcoming pubs set around a market square. Nearby is the grand country house of Holker Hall and Gardens (2.5 miles), or you could head to the coastal village of Grange-over-Sands (2.5 miles) on Morecambe Bay. Both Windermere (6.5 miles) and Coniston Water (15 miles) are within easy reach inland.

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

  • Christmas 2020 booking period Monday 21st - Monday 28th December
  • Rare off road parking for two cars and fully enclosed private gardens
  • 3 bedrooms - all with TV/DVD. 1 king-size, 1 double, and 1 single
  • Bathroom - shower overbath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to the king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi with iPod dock
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

Rob Clarkson

This property is personally managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 28th May 2021

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Fantastic accommodation and enjoyed our stay. Great location in the centre of the village. Extremely helpful having parking at the cottage as limited availability through the village. Garden was great and BBQ provided which we we used a couple of times through the week.

Reviewed by Janet 21st May 2021

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Ford Barn is a wonderful holiday cottage in a great location. This was our second visit and I am in no doubt we will book it again.

Reviewed by Darren 14th May 2021

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Perfectly positioned cottage in the middle of cartmel . Plenty of places to eat and drink with out having to drive out . Village is picturesque. For dog owners there are lots of walks from the door to keep your dog happy and a fully enclosed safe garden . Well equipped Cottage with everything you could need to make it a hone from home .

Reviewed by Karen 30th April 2021

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Beautiful accommodation. Spotlessly clean. Perfect location in Cartmel village square. Beds were very comfortable. Charlotte, the Owner was very friendly, kind & helpful, even loaned us a charger for my Fitbit watch. Cant wait to revisit

Reviewed by C 23rd April 2021

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Another lovely week at Ford Barn - we'll be back again !

Reviewed by Vic 30th October 2020

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Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. Cartmel is a beautiful Lake District village that is a real escape from the rat race, and the cottage was the ideal place and a real find. Everything you need/want had been considered, and with those touches of luxury, it just made it the perfect place to have the most relaxing of weeks. Would I recommend Read morethis property to a friend? 100% YES Hide

Reviewed by Sam 9th October 2020

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Great cottage in centre of Cartmel with its own parking which is a plus. The parking is a little tricky but not impossible. Lovely secure garden perfect for dogs and sitting out. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped we wish wed been able to stay longer.

Reviewed by Lisa 25th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage with lovely safe enclosed garden in the heart of Cartmel, home of the sticky toffee pudding. Parking awkward especially with a larger car. There is also access to a parking permit for on road parking. Pubs restaurants and shops in your doorstep but the cottage has good privacy. Some lovely walks from Cartmel

Reviewed by C 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Stephanie 14th August 2020

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Fantastic stay, right in the heart of Cartmel. Ford Barn is clean and well-equipped with everything you could need for a weekend/week long stay. The property is spacious and welcoming. The walled garden to the rear is beautiful, and has a BBQ for when the weather is good; which fortunately it was for us! It's also great if you are taking your dog aRead mores they can run around, without fear of them escaping! Our party of 5 would highly recommend, and we will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Claire 17th July 2020

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We stayed here for a week following lockdown being eased. The property is in a great position right in the centre of Cartmel with the added bonus of a parking space. It is well appointed and the owners have equipped it with everything that is needed during your stay. Cartmel is a delightful village with plenty of shops and places to eat and we woulRead mored definitely recommend Ford Barn. Hide

Reviewed by Alistair 13th March 2020

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Reviewed by Jessica 21st February 2020

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This cottage is centrally located in the village. Yes - the parking is awkward to get to but is a huge plus for the location. The village itself has everything you need but yet still keeps the quaint feeling. The cottage is perfect for small families with a dog. Once the gates are shut it is fully enclosed. 2 and a 1/2 bathrooms with one en-suite aRead morere a real bonus. Charlotte and Les are great hosts and we definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Justine 7th February 2020

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Reviewed by Kevin 31st January 2020

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A fabulous property right in the heart of a wonderful village. The owners have created a home from experience and the photographs on the website just dont do it justice.

Reviewed by David 27th December 2019

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Reviewed by Sharron 20th December 2019

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An absolutely gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location. Les and Charlotte lovely and made sure we had all we needed for our Christmas celebrations. Cartmel was stupendous and a hidden gem in the lakes. Would spend every Xmas there in a heartbeat. Thank you

Reviewed by Sarah 11th October 2019

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Really lovely cottage in great location, very comfortable and well equipped, lovely and warm, with good quality everything. Very dog friendly, safe and enclosed garden, fantastic walks straight from Cartmel. Charlotte the host is really friendly and very helpful, and just next door.

Reviewed by Adam 4th October 2019

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Great place in the heart of Cartmel. Pubs, shops and restaurants literally on your doorstep. With none of the unwanted noise at night. Tricky parking initially but that can't take away from Ford Barn's allure. Dog had a great time too. Love to go back!

Reviewed by Ed 20th September 2019

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A lovely cottage right in the heart of Cartmel. Well appointed and looked after. Plenty of good dog walking in the area and the ones we used were gates rather than stiles, easier for Tilly to get through and meant no climbing for us! A lovely cheese and bread shop and local brewery just down the road. The village store is 50 yards away and does takRead moreeaway soup, very welcome at the end of a wet walk! Good restaurants and pubs. Well be back. Hide

Reviewed by Chris 2nd August 2019

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Reviewed by IAN 21st June 2019

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Delightful cottage, immaculately appointed in a most attractive and busy village with plenty of amenities. The cottage let us and our two dogs wanting for very little with places to eat, walk and visit all at hand. The only reason not to recommend Ford Barn is we don't want it so busy we cannot get to go back!

Reviewed by Wendy 7th June 2019

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Great location, we were able to park the car and not have to use it again until our journey home

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Private walled garden with lawn and seating
Lounge/dining room
Kitchen/dining area
Contemporary feel
Lounge
Tastefully decorated
Ground floor cloakroom
Make yourself at home
Finishing touches
Master bedroom
En-suite
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Location

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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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