Private walled garden with lawn and seating
Lounge/dining room
Kitchen/dining area
Contemporary feel
Tastefully decorated
Ground floor cloakroom
Make yourself at home
Finishing touches
Master bedroom
Single bedroom
Beautiful features
Double bedroom
Enjoy a meal alfresco
Relax in the tranquil walled garden
View towards the property
Gravelled entrance
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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
VB Awards - GoldVisit Britain rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful barn conversion property sleeping five guests
  • Finished to a high standard throughout with attractive personal touches
  • A stylish mix of original features and contemporary creature comforts
  • Private walled garden with lawn and a patio seating, a wonderfully sunny spot to relax
  • Located in the attractive medieval village of Cartmel, within walking distance of the shops, pubs, and restaurants (ideal for foodies!)
  • Situated 6.5 miles from the shore of Lake Windermere and 2.5 miles from the coast at Grange-over-Sands
  • A superb holiday retreat which has been recognised by Visit England with a 5 star gold rating
Property code: LCC16

Stunning detached barn conversion sleeping five guests, located in the beautiful medieval village of Cartmel, and only 6.5 miles from Lakeside on the southern shore of Lake Windermere.

This property is close to the centre of the medieval village of Cartmel, one of the region’s best-loved villages. The village is a well-known destination for keen foodies thanks to the fantastic choice of highly-regarded restaurants and pubs, as well as specialist food shops. The village’s Norman priory is well worth a visit, especially for those with an interest in architecture. The village is also home to a racecourse, which hold meets on bank holidays and hosts other events throughout the year. Of course, the region’s main attraction is the lakes, and the village lies just 6.5 miles south of Lake Windermere. Head to Lakeside, from where visitors can take a steamer trip around the lake, a relaxing way to enjoy the picturesque scenery.

Guests approach this property directly from the village square, tucked away it is a peaceful location near the stream with private parking and a garden. Once inside guests will find themselves in a hallway, off from which they will discover the stylish lounge/diner where huge floor-to-ceiling windows flood the room with light and look out onto the courtyard. A large inviting sofa and armchairs provide guests with a relaxing place to sit, whilst the entertainment is provided by a TV/DVD and hi-fi with iPod dock. The dining table sits in the window across the room from the lounge area and has ample space for five diners. The kitchen can be found just across the hallway, a sleek space with a contemporary feel, which is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, and tumble dryer. There is also a second dining space in the kitchen and a patio door which leads out to the walled garden. Guests pass the ground-floor cloakroom with WC on their way up the stairs which lead to the bedrooms on the first floor, all of which have been finished to a high standard to create comfortable sanctuary-like spaces, each with its own TV/DVD. The first of these is the master king-size room which benefits from an en-suite shower room with shower and WC. The second bedroom is a double room, whilst the third is a restful single. The bathroom can also be found on the first floor, and offers a shower-over-bath and WC.

Doors from the kitchen lead out to the walled garden, a tranquil private space where guests can relax over alfresco meals whilst children play on the lawn. There is garden furniture and a BBQ provided. There is off-road parking for one car, whilst a permit is provided to allow a second vehicle to park in the nearby village car park.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, plus 1 additional parking permit for the village car park
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance
  • £150 refundable security deposit payable prior to arrival

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by IAN, 21st June 2019

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

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

Reviewed by Janet, 17th May 2019

Lovely cottage. Very private and in a good location for all amenities in village. Garden is fantastic. Perfect for families and dogs. Quality fixtures and fittings.

Reviewed by Andrea, 12th April 2019

Fantastic cottage and Charlotte was so accommodating in anything we needed!! Good star well deserved!!

Reviewed by Paul, 25th January 2019

This property couldn't be in a better location. Nestled between two pubs and within easy walking distance of a couple of shops. Dog walks from the house were brilliant with off lead options available. The house is clean and very well appointed!

Reviewed by Madalina, 21st December 2018

Wonderful place, we had a great time and had everything we needed. Would certainly consider spending Christmas in this location again !!!

Reviewed by Elaine, 28th September 2018

Excellent location in the heart of Cartmel, lovely private enclosed back garden

Reviewed by Alison, 24th September 2018

We had a great time. Property was in an excellent position for the village and exploring further afield

Reviewed by Laura, 10th August 2018

We had a lovely stay at the cottage! The village is cute and has everything you need in short walking distances. The cottage is homely and peaceful right in the middle of the village, but feeling very removed and tranquil. The owners were also super helpful and friendly, wonderful hosts. Only small downside was that when we arrived nothing was set Read moreup for our toddler, but this was quickly rectified. Also, the carpets had lots of dog hair which the cleaners hadn't properly cleaned before our stay. Hide

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