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Caton Lane House

Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious family home with striking period features coupled with chic contemporary décor
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after a busy day exploring the national park or coast line
  • Just 2 miles from the charming village of Cartmel, known for its fabulous fine-dining restaurants
Property code: SZ121

Get together with your nearest and dearest in this large Grade II listed family home. The property is set on the picturesque Cartmel Peninsula, within easy reach of both the South Lakes and the Cumbrian coast.

Stay at this gorgeous Grade II-listed holiday home in the village of Cark. Make this your home for a week or two so that you can enjoy a self-catering holiday in the South Lakes in style. Modern stylings and furnishings blend tastefully with original features such as wood beam ceilings and sash windows. Accommodating up to ten people and one dog, it’s perfect for a break away with extended family or a group of friends.

Cark is a small, peaceful village with two pubs, a village shop and a handy railway station. There are lots of local footpaths to follow or spend a day exploring historic Holker Hall and its beautiful gardens. Walk along the promenade at nearby Grange-over-Sands or visit the charming village of Cartmel, just a 5-minute drive away. Enjoy some fine dining at the Michelin-starred L'Enclume restaurant. Another treat for foodies is the village's famous sticky toffee pudding, be sure to stock up whilst you're there!

Both the beautiful South Lakes and the magnificent Cumbrian Coast are within easy reach from the property, so it's ideally placed for exploring either (or both!). This part of the county is also a hit with many different species of wildlife; explore the nature reserves at Warton Crag and Gait Barrows or the RSPB nature reserve at Leighton Moss. Less than a 20-minute drive away is Ulverston, a vibrant market town with a great selection of independent shops and cafes. The birthplace of Stan Laurel, Ulverston is also home to the world's only Laurel and Hardy Museum - a must for any comedy fan. Windermere is perfect for a day's exploration: enjoy a lakeside picnic at Fell Foot lakeshore park before visiting The Lakeside Aquarium or the Stott Park Bobbin Mill to learn all about the industrial heritage of the area.

Entering the property, you’ll find a modern kitchen that’s sleek and stylish. Well equipped with an electric oven and hob, large fridge and separate freezer, coffee machine, additional wine fridge and handy microwave, it's sure to be a hit with the cooks in the group. Gather round the dining table in the separate dining room, the ideal spot for catching up on the day's events over a delicious homecooked meal.

With its traditional slate floors, wooden beams and wood burning stove, the living room is perfect for relaxing evenings in front of the fire after a day out exploring. There's a TV in both the living room and snug for entertainment. Across the hallway is the cosy snug. Complete with its own wood burning stove and inviting seating, retreat in here and catch up with a good book.

Upstairs on the first floor are four out of the five bedrooms. All are so beautifully decorated; you really are spoilt for choice! In keeping with the local area, they have been named after the Cumberland sheep counting numbers.

The first two rooms are both bright and spacious with lovely window seats. One has an original feature fireplace and king-size bed, the other has a luxurious super-king-size bed. The third bedroom is a bright and cosy double room with a calming feel to it. The final bedroom on the first floor is a king-size and has a real cottagey feel thanks to its vaulted ceiling with gorgeous original wooden beams and the quaint original window.

Also on the first floor is the fantastic family bathroom. As well as the WC and washbasin, there's a luxurious clawfoot bath, perfect whether you prefer a long soak in the tub or a refreshing shower.

Onwards and upwards to the second floor where you'll find the fifth and final bedroom. This spacious twin room is full of original features, from the wooden beams to the exposed floorboards, but is still bright and airy thanks to the Velux windows. This bedroom also has its own en-suite shower room, with WC, washbasin and shower cubicle.

There is no on-site parking, but on-street parking is available throughout the village, just a short walk from the cottage.

  • 5 bedrooms – 1 super king-size, 2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 separate WC on ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, wine fridge, microwave, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine
  • 2 wood burners ( 1st basket of logs included )
  • Smart TV in lounge and snug
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Small patio with bistro set
  • Roadside parking
  • Shop and pub less than 50 metres, restaurants 2 miles
  • Please be advised that the property had had a new water pump installed in December 2021 to remedy issues with the water temperatures and pressures
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alison 29th April 2022

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Caron lane house is a great house for a family to share. Great bedrooms & well equipped with everything you need! In a great location for walking & pubs!

Reviewed by Nicky 11th March 2022

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Lovely house, very comfortable and well equipped (I've never stayed anywhere with 2 kettles and toasters before!) Had everything we needed and more. Bedrooms were lovely - very clean and comfortable. Went to the pub opposite for a meal and it was very friendly and welcoming. Walked the short distance to Holker Hall for afternoon tea on the SaturdayRead more which was very good. I would highly recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Meriel 17th February 2022

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A great home for an extended family gathering or holiday. We enjoyed it's location in the heart of the village and proximity to the railway station which was useful for different members of our party arriving at different times. The kitchen was well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. Lovely characterful property.

Reviewed by Jo 13th February 2022

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Cottage was spotless, the hosts had left wine and jams for our stay. The fires were very welcome with fully stocked wood baskets . The cottage was very homely but also had everything you could need. We had a great stay. Only thing I would say is that the hand shower in the bathroom has no pressure at all - other than that everything was perfect thaRead morenk you Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 4th February 2022

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No Parking at property village street parking difficult

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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.

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