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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Carnforth and the South Lakes your home away from home

Carnforth is a small town just north of historic Lancaster and is a great base for exploring the nearby southern Lake District. The town has an industrial history rooted in the railway and ironworks. Local iron production ceased in the 1920s and Carnforth has since became a popular tourist destination. Set between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, two of England's best known National Parks, a holiday home in Carnforth and the south Lakes is ideal to make the most of this scenic area.

Things to Do in Carnforth and South Lakes Walking and Cycling

This area has an abundance of well-maintained public footpaths and bridleways providing traffic free walking and mountain biking. It is ideal for those who enjoy less strenuous walks with great views.

Eating Out

Each small village has its own historic inn or pub which offers ploughman's lunches, drinks and home-cooked food in an authentic atmosphere. It is a great way to chat to the locals and find the best walks and beauty spots in the area.

Crafts

This beautiful area has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries. There are many small shops in the area which sell arts and crafts included hand knitted sweaters, watercolor paintings, pottery and gifts.

Places to Visit Near Carnforth and South Lakes

Blackpool

Blackpool is just 37 miles ( 59km) southwest of your Carnforth holiday cottage. It is Britain's most popular holiday destination with a flat sandy beach, three piers, a long promenade and the iconic Blackpool Tower. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has some white-knuckle roller coaster rides and a giant Ferris wheel on the pier.

Lancaster

Lancaster is dominated by its historic castle on top of the steep hill. It is still used as the local court and prison but tours can be taken around this fascinating building. The magnificent Ashton Memorial is the local landmark which dominates the skyline. There is also a priory, city museum, parks and plenty of Georgian architecture.

Kirkby Lonsdale

This charming town has winding streets lined with family businesses from butchers and bakers to tea shops and traditional craft shops. The viewpoint behind the church is said to be "the fairest in all England" across the river valley and farms. Park on the small bridge and take the scenic one mile walk along the river to bring you into the heart of the village.

Weather in Carnforth and South Lakes

Carnforth and the South Lakes generally have cool winters with average daily highs around 44°F (7°C) and some snow. Summers reach 68°F (20°C) in August and may be cloudy with showers. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons to visit this beautiful area.

Travel to Carnforth and South Lakes

The nearest airport to your holiday home in Carnforth is Newcastle Airport (NCL) which is 104 miles (166km) away or the Leeds/Bradford International Airport (LBA) which is 66 miles (105 km) away.

North Lancashire and the Southern Lake District is also very accessible by train from London’s Euston Station or Manchester to Oxenholm (Kendal). You can pick up a hire car from the station, making the journey very pleasant and hassle free.

There is an excellent road network connecting Carnforth with the rest of the UK via the M6 motorway.

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                Recent Reviews

                Stunning property

                5 of 5
                We began searching early 2016 to find a short break so we could all be together as a family at Christmas. We needed 3 bedrooms and for the property to be wheelchair accessible as mum is a wheelchair user with special needs. We also wanted to take our dog with us. We came across Jackdaw quarry lodge and it seemed to tick our requirements so we booked it. As always whenever we book anything involving mum it was in the back of my mind all the time that maybe this wouldn’t be right or that wouldn’t be right etc. How wrong I was to worry about anything. This place is amazing. The location is far away from towns and cities etc. with lovely views of the Cumbrian hills one side and the lodge directly outside the rear of the property. The water is blue and is a diving school so on the 27th we did see divers in the water which were fascinating to watch. As you step into the hallway there’s a large storage cupboard a large bathroom and a bedroom all accessible for a disabled person (but equally perfect for able bodied) then the property opens out to a huge area of lounge and dining space (all beautifully decorated for Christmas with a huge tree etc) then an ample sized fully equipped kitchen. When I say fully equipped I mean it. We have been to holiday homes before and you always need to take pots, pans, extra cutlery, washing up stuff etc. Please do not pack anything there’s nothing missing in this kitchen from the scourer sponges through to knife block through to serving dishes. Down a flight of stairs there are 2 more beautiful bedrooms, an amazing bathroom with a large rain shower and a huge deep bath and a utility room containing a washer (soap powder provided) a dryer, ironing facilities and even a dog cage, dog toys, towels and blankets for the pooch etc. We had brought our dogs stuff and took him out when we went out so didn’t need the cage etc but a nice touch for owners who do use them. The balcony covers both bedrooms and there is a hot tub there for you to enjoy. We had a wonderful relaxed time here and wanted to rebook however its already full booked for next Christmas and I’m not surprised. Thank you to the owners for a beautiful, relaxing few days.
                • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                Beautiful, well kept lodge in an ideal location.

                5 of 5
                We had a wonderful, comfortable stay in this beautiful lodge. The owners have thought of everything to make it like a home from home. Even our two tear old was catered for with a high chair, travel cot and plates and bowls. Much appreciated. The lodge is perfect for exploring the beautiful surrounding area. Although, our little girl was happy having a wonderful day out at greenlands farm just 2 mins away! The swimming pool on site is also lovely and great for children. Hopefully we will be able to return soon.
                • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2016
                • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                One Clearwater

                5 of 5
                The house was immaculate with a great view over the quarry. High standard of comfort and a warm homely feel. Had everything you would need for a fabulous stay. The weather was rotten so we didn't really explore the area but the local shops for supplies are only a five minute drive away. Carol and David were wonderful hosts.
                • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2016
                • Date of Stay: Mar 2016