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3 Low Row

Cartmel (1mls S), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage in a central riverside location in the village of Cark
  • Character features including exposed beams, stone fireplace and wood burner
  • Shop and a couple of pubs which within an easy stroll
Property code: 85430

Located only eight miles from Lake Windermere, this delightful terraced, former weaver’s cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway in a quiet corner of Cumbria.

Treat your family or friends to a special stay in Cumbria’s Cark, approximately 2 miles from both Cartmel and the fringes of the Lake District. Sleeping four guests, and also welcoming one happy hound, the two-bedroom village property presents character features, such as stonework and beams, and yet is also a comfortable retreat for anyone eager to escape to this beautiful part of the world. Plan days out to Lake Windermere, 7 miles away, or to the coast at Grange-over-Sands, 3.5 miles from the cottage. Head back afterwards to take your cup of tea out into the fresh air and gaze out over the River Eea.

Unload your luggage, usher your family and friends inside and take any delicious, local produce you have stopped for on the way over to the kitchen area. The heart of this holiday home is the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, where you can spread out and relax. Prepare hearty holiday feasts then dine together at the table; watch TV or enjoy the waterside views. When day turns to night, make your way up to the first floor. Choose between the double bedroom and the king-size, and perhaps soak in a hot bath in the family bathroom before bed. There is space to store bikes behind the cottage, while the seating area to the front of the property is ideal for morning coffee.

Venture 8 miles from the cottage to Lakeside to catch a cruise out on spectacular Lake Windermere. Disembark at Waterhead to walk 1 mile into Ambleside and find somewhere to enjoy a delicious lunch. Alternatively, take it easy with a carriage ride up to the town. From Lakeside, you can also take a steam train along the heritage Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway, another fantastic way to enjoy the picturesque landscape at your leisure.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Roadside parking outside the property (subject to availability)
  • Shop and pubs within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Beverley 15th April 2022

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A very welcoming, well equipped cottage in a beautiful position at the side of a beck. Exceptionally clean. Loved the proximity to the railway station. We took a train ride from Cark up the stunning coastline to St Bees. Great walking and cycling routes.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th March 2022

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Perfectly located cottage for an escape into a friendly little village. Wonderful walks on the doorstep aswell as Holker Estate and Cartmel within walking distance. Cottage has all home comforts as well as charm and romance. Left wanting to stay :)

Reviewed by Jan 6th February 2022

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Lovely cottage and well equiped, we enjoyed our stay. However be aware there are only 3 seats in the living room so if there are 4 adults someone has to sit on the floor. Not ideal after a days walking. The current sofa only fits 2 people comfortably plus 1 chair. We also had to buy bags of kindling and wood for the log burner which were 5 per bag Read moreand we got through 2 of each during our weeks stay. We were only left 4 sticks of kindling and 2 small logs for the fire which lasted about 2 hours. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 23rd November 2021

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Beautiful little cottage, set in Cark which is close to Cartmel (lovely walk to get there) and a short drive to Grange over sands for a coastal walk. Lovely, would recommend to anyone wanting a countryside escape.

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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.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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