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Ducks Haven


Key Information


Star Rating:VE 4 Star Gold Award


Pets:Pets - See Property Inventory

Other: Wi-Fi Broadband

Easy Access For Cartmel Races

Ducks Haven 



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 centered 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 arm chair to relax in, put your feet up, read the latest best seller, or maybe take in a movie on the big wide screen TV. To one side is the dining table with delightful views to 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 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 race course and a local brewery, this lively village is centered 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 jewelry, 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.

For more info on the area visit our Lake District Guide

Full Lake District Guide



Newby Bridge To Bouth 

Grange Over Sands 

Cartmel Peninsular - The Lythe and Winster Valleys - Arnside and the Morecambe Bay 


Your Say

We were totally overwhelmed when we walked into the cottage - stunning! The decor we thought was beautiful, everything is such good quality.
It feels so spacious here, even though it is actually not that big (we have two teenagers). Cartmel is perfect, we walked into the village each evening to enjoy a drink and have dinner in the pubs. The Royal Oak was fantastic, and though quite a wait for food it was worth it. We will tell our friends about Ducks Haven and will certainly come back, we are already planning our next visit. Many thanks.
Carole, Leigh, Dan & Emma

We have had a wonderful week here, such a peaceful setting, a complete contrast to where we live. Your home is absolutely beautiful and sumptuously furnished and the kitchen is really well equipped. You have very good taste. We nearly didn't want to go out to explore due to the comfortable sofa!  Thank you for a wonderful week, we would definitely recommend Ducks Haven to our friends and family.
Steve & Jackie - Bray

For our 25th wedding anniversary, my second visit here and I wanted to show my husband how lovely it is. We spent the whole week eating out and can highly recommend the following:
Hare & Hound in Levens. Cavendish Arms in Cartmel. Mad Hatters Tea Room in Ulverston. The Pig & Whistle in Cartmel. Nearly made it to Rogans but had to cancel at the last minute. Thank you as the apartment is like home from home.
Paul & Nikki 

Spent a lovely Mon-Fri break at Ducks Haven. Gorgeous apartment and great facilities. Anyone with dogs make sure you find 'The Orchard' in between lodge 15 & 17 on the park, perfect exercising area for the pooches. The sticky toffee pudding shop is a must see, not only for the pudding but also the vast amount of different chutneys. First time in the southern lakes, but will definitely be back. 
Pete, James & Jack 

Most enjoyable stay. Thank you. Excellent pub grub in the Kings Arms. For me the best high point was the steam trian to Lakeside and back!
Jackie, Sue, Stan & Poppin 

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Ducks Haven
The Details

Ducks Haven Inventory

1 Double Bedroom
• 1 Twin Bedroom
• Duvets - Full linen & towels
• 1 Shower room with shower, basin & WC
Underfloor heating & night storage heaters
• Electric cooker & hob
• Microwave
• Refrigerator
• Coffee cafetiere
• Dishwasher
• Washer - Dryer
• Iron & Ironing board
• Flat Screen TV - CD & DVD
• iPhone Dock
Wi-Fi Broadband
• Complimentary bottle of wine
• Electricity inclusive
• Garden furniture
• 1 Dog maximum (or 2 small breed dogs by arrangement) - £25 per dog. Please note guests are to be fully responsible for their pets where they must respect the property and grounds, follow specific instructions left at the property, also be aware of any farm stock nearby - see terms and conditions. On departure and to avoid a charge, guests must clean up after their pet both inside the property and the grounds.
• No smokers
• Private parking 1 car near to the property
• Nearest Pub - Pig & Whistle - 0.8 Miles
• Please note - The pond to the rear of the property is public and not fenced
• For Cartmel Racecourse fixture dates visit their website cartmel-racecourse.co.uk

Nearest Amenities
Cark in Cartmel
Grange over Sands
Levens & Sizergh
Morecambe Bay & Arnside
Newby Bridge, Lakeside and Finsthwaite
Walks, Activities and Info Links
Local Areas of Interest

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Lake District Guides


Lake District Cottage Holidays are about relaxing and reviving, leisure and pleasure. The lakes, mountains, fells and forests offer some of the best walking and climbing in the country and are a tonic for all. Along with our wonderful landscape and the National Park, the Lake District offers some of the finest dining in the country, a vibrant cultural and arts scene and, for those who want something a little out of the ordinary, we have gathered together a list of people, places and events that should satisfy the most adventurous spirited visitor.



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We want you to truly have a relaxing time and unwind during your stay. We have teamed up with My Personal Sanctuary who offer 5 star quality organic massage and treatments, carried out in the comfort of your holiday home.


To add to the relaxed mood why not order a delicious meal from Clare Boissier, a Prue Leith-trained chef with over 20 years experience and will work throughout the county, Debby Bainbridge in the North Lakes or Lucy’s of Ambleside in South Lakes.
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