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
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
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 fees are charged per dog at £20 for up to 7 nights, £40 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20 for every week or part week thereafter.

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 Holly.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by The Logan Family - Alloway, Ayr, July 2018

Had a lovely week at Ford Barn. Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful village. Especially good for our 4 legged friend, Millie the laboradoodle! We had some delicious food in the Cavendish Ams, The Royal Oak, Cartmel Coffee and especially Rogan & Co. Also enjoyed lovely walks from the racecourse through the countryside. Bakers and Butchers in Grange-oveRead morer-Sands highly recommended. Will definately be back! Hide

Reviewed by Ian, Kay and Nick Spearing, Bucks, July 2018

Thank you so much - we have had a fabulous stay in your lovely house. It is not only perfectly situated but full of character and so comfortable. We have had a lovely time travelling around the Lake District. Thank you again for your great hospitality.

Reviewed by Anoy and Sophia (Zoe and Lexi the dogs), July 2018

What a wonderful house! We have been blessed with the weather - the garden is brilliant for late evening sun!! Two weeks of wall to wall sunshine - but the house remained cool for the dogs. A great location to explore the very best of the lakes. Given the weather, we have swam in Coniston water, Grasmere, Windermere and Derwnt Water and have dippeRead mored our toes in the sea!! Loads to choose from in terms of food, our pick was the Cavenish Arms - really good. We have also eaten at Rogans, Kings Arms, Pheasant Inn and Royal Oak. All good nights out. Thank you for the welcome basket and letting us stay in your fab cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Kellie, Ant and Ellen, July 2018

Our first visit to the Lake District and we shall be returning. The cottage is just perfect and we loved the welcome hamper, Charlotte you have thought of everything. We have enjoyed fabulous weather, great food and beautiful scenery. It has been lovely to have Ford Barn as our base. Thank you for a wonderful stay. xx

Reviewed by Jessica and David McCraw (and Echo the Cocker Spaniel), June 2018

This was our second visit to Cartmel. Once again staying in this beautiful house. We have had an amazing week of weather and have enjoyed many walks and the local eateries. Thank you, once again for everything.

Reviewed by Liz, Niall, Oscar, Reuben, Sashia and Hetty the Bearded Collie, June 2018

What a beautiful house, we had had the most amazing weekend; sunshine, walking, playing in the gardenwhile listening to the music of Cartmel Rocks! Thank you so much, we will definately be back :)

Reviewed by Sue, Dave, Jack, Caroline and Alfie and Dexter (our two cavs), June 2018

We've had a wonderful week in this beautuful cottage. Discovering the wonders of the lakes and the yorkshire dales. Ford Barn is just lovely and we loved sitting in the gardenwatching the dogs get teased by George the cat! Thank you for the lovely gifts!

Reviewed by Brain Camb and Helen Peters, May 2018

Thank you for the loan of your lovely house - again. This was our fifth visit over the years - we can't wait to come back.

Reviewed by Anna, Ian and Iris, Hong Kong, May 2018

We have never had a full week of continuous sunshine on holiday ever before this week. Wow! What a way to enjoy your wonderful home from home. We just loved it here. We will be back. Thank you!

Reviewed by Simon Prout and family and friends, May 2018

A wonderful base from which to enjoy this wonderful village. You even fixed the weather! Thank you.

Reviewed by Stephen and Eileen Gough, May 2018

Wonderful, well-equipped barn. Well done to you both for your hospitality.

Reviewed by The Breese Family, April 2018

Wonderful holiday, so relaxing and so many happy memories. Thank you Charlotte for making for making Ford Barn the perfect place to stay. x

Reviewed by Mark and Johannah Ashworth, January 2018

Lovely Barn, enjoyed the rest and can't fault anything. We will be back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Ernie Stirzaker, June 2017

Hi, we had a great time at Ford Barn, very comfortable and homely.We would certainly book cottage again. Charlotte very helpful if needed.

Reviewed by Mrs Woodyer, March 2017

We had a fantastic stay at Ford Barn - there was everything that youcould possibly need in a self catering cottage and more and the added bonus of 2 dog friendly pubs on the doorstep! The enclosed garden was great so we were able to sit outside without worrying about our border terrier escaping and walks around the race course were always fun - lotRead mores of other dogs to meet and greet.Squeezing a car through the gates of the barn was a challenge but, with practice, it wasn't a problem!Some lovely walks in the area and a train trip from Kent's Bank to Arnside was a lovely way to cross Morecambe Bay. Hide

Reviewed by Brian Camb, Helen Peters & Bingo

Fantastic!! What a charming house. You have thought of everything. Great holiday place. We will be back. The welcome pack was lovely too. xx

Reviewed by The Poxon family

We've had a fantastic week here exploring the sights of the Lake District. Lovely cottage, had everything we needed. In Cartmel we enjoyed the beer garden next door, sticky toffee pudding and pork pies from the village shop! A boat trip on Windermere, Fell Foot Park and the gardens at Holker Hall were all great with our toddler. It's been a lovely Read morebreak from life in London. We hope to come back! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Neil & Karen, December 2014

What a lovely cottage! Having a great time, we have been to Cartmel many times, this has to be the best place we have stayed.

Reviewed by Dave, Tracey, Brian & Jaqueline, November 2014

Fantastic stay, truly magnificent, lovely property, perfect location. Thanks for the extra touches, welcome pack, chocolates, bubbly & Christmas tree all appreciated. As for the parking we got our Range Rover in and out without any fuss at all. Cartmel is the perfect gastronomy experience, highly recommended!

Reviewed by Ben, Rochelle & Archie, November 2014

We couldn't have asked for anything else with Ford Barn - exceptionally well thought out and equipped - in fact, with many unexpected luxuries - so, thank you! Home-made fudge and marmalade disappeared very quickly after arrival. Cartmel exceeded our expectations - beautiful village in ideal surroundings. Many varied and interesting walks from the Read morerace course - saw a Barn Owl and a Red Squirrel on our wanderings. Regarding the restaurants and pubs...well it's a gastronomic dream, L'Enclume was excellent, but we also had two wonderful meals at Rogan & Company and in The Pig and Whistle too. A truly wonderful week - many thanks 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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