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Rural idyll, upside-down, spectacular coastal views, pet-friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cartmel Manse is situated in South Lakeland, a mile from medieval Cartmel with its 12th century Priory and famous racecourse, and a mile-and-a-half from popular Victorian seaside resort Grange-over-Sands. England’s longest lake, Lake Windermere, lies six miles north, about 10 minute's drive. One well-behaved pet is welcome by request (minimum 12 months old).

The property has breathtaking, uninterrupted views over fields to Humphrey Head and the sea of Morecambe Bay. The view changes constantly as each day progresses, and was designed as an ‘upside-down’ house to take advantage of the view.Indoors, the cottage is new and contemporary with a bright, airy, open-plan living space on the first floor. The ground floor comprises two bedrooms and shower room. There's also a cloakroom with a second wc. The master bedroom takes advantage of the view and has French doors opening onto the garden patio. The house is south-facing so the patio is perfect for watching the sun set. The location is quiet and peaceful.

The property sleeps up to four in a double bedded room and the larger, ‘garden bedroom’ sleeps two either in twin beds or a superking bed configuration. Children of seven years and older are very welcome. One pet by request.

All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels are included. There is a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Free Wi-fi available (but please be aware that I cannot guarantee a permanent connection in this rural location). Post office/shop and pub are within a few minute’s walk here in Allithwaite.

Outside there's a large, enclosed garden with patio furniture and charcoal BBQ provided. Off road parking for one car with further roadside parking available.

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible being just under one mile away. A thoroughly charming village with its winding streets, pretty cottages, whitewashed houses and medieval buildings leading to the village square. The village offers visitors many modern surprises in the form of fine quality attractions, shops, cafes and eateries. Cartmel proudly houses no less than four pubs, all serving food seven days per week. Around the village square the assortment of 16th - 18th century buildings includes two of the four friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings.

Two Michelin-starred, award-winning gastronomic restaurant 'L'Enclume', plus Simon Rogan's sister restaurant 'Rogan's' are situated in Cartmel's picturesque heart.

Occupying one of the most attractive spots in the area, Grange-over-Sands looks out across the expansive sands of Morecambe Bay, a rich feeding ground for many species of birds which take advantage of the gentle climate in the area. Grange is unique in this area as it’s a town built by the Victorians for their holidays when the railway came. There is a wonderful Promenade to stroll along and admire places across Morecambe Bay such as Arnside and Silverdale. Heavenly cafes abound, including The Hazelmere Cafe and Bakery, trading as a cafe since 1897 and winners of The Tea Guild's Top Tea Place every year since 2006.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Clare

Hi, I'm a hotelier with over thirty year's experience. A great many of the years have been spent in the beautiful Lake District, where I currently co-own a 16th century Inn. I think that I have a good idea of what people are looking for in a holiday, and I'm good at ensuring their expectations are met. I gain much satisfaction from making sure that my guests are happy with their home-from-home accommodation.

Clare purchased this house in 2006

Why Clare chose Allithwaite

The Lake District is only a few minutes' drive away, in all its majesty. Personally, however, I revel in the contrast between spending days amongst the magnificent fells and valleys there, then returning to the sense of space, big skies and open views of the coast here at Cartmel Manse.

What makes this house unique

Nature, history, fabulous views and peaceful quietness are just a few of the qualities that make the Cartmel and Grange area a delight to spend time exploring. The area is milder and drier than further north amongst the Lakeland Fells.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Allithwaite in Grange-over-Sands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, no bath. Second w.c. in cloakroom. Both situated on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Larger bedroom has zip-and-link bed so can be set up as either one superking bed or twin single beds. Second bedroom has one double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Rural idyll, upside-down, spectacular coastal views, pet-friendly
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peaceful, quiet location, wonderful sea views, contemporary yet homely accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This property is a little gem, comfortable contemporary accomodation in quiet, peaceful location, yet close to quaint Cartmel village, and pleasant promenade walk at Grange over sands and not far to lake Windemere, well recommended, would repeat visit without hesitation !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything you need for a super dog friendly break in the South Lakes

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well equipped, clean, comfortable and beautiful cottage. Claire made us feel very welcome and was the perfect host. Lovely walks from the door and beautiful far reaching views from the house and garden. We had a lovely relaxing weeks holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise, Stephen & Eddie Thank you very much indeed for finding the time to write a review, and being so complimentary. Greatly appreciated! Hope this finds you all well, and best wishes to you, Clare & Megan
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spot, excellent house, all you need on hand

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you for a lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

Clare made us very welcome along with our dog. The house is lovely, with great views too. Garden very well kept and it is well placed for visiting the coast and inland lake areas. Local people friendly and the nearby children's playground was a bonus for our son. Beautifully furnished house. The local pub (The Pheasant) has lovely friendly staff and does really good meals.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh THANK YOU, Caroline, for finding time to write your kind review, much appreciated! It was lovely to have your family, including Ferno, to stay. Enjoy the rest of the school holidays :-).
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Fantastic House - a real home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 2 week stay at Cartmel Manse and cannot speak highly enough about it. The house is excellent with great facilities and the "upside down" layout is great - the view from the upstairs lounge over the garden and fields to the sea and distant opposite shore is amazing. The lounge and kitchen upstairs are great and the 2 bedrooms downstairs and the bathroom are very smart and comfortable and very well kitted out.

The house is a great base to explore the beauty of the lake district which is stunning. We were out everyday and did something and went somewhere different every day. There are many local pubs within walking distance and everywhere we went was very dog friendly.

Clare, the owner has done a great job with this property and she is a wonderful host - very conscientious and attentive without being the least bit intrusive - she was very happy for us and our dog barney to use and share her garden with her and her lovely dog, Megan.

We will be recommending Cartmel Manse to all of our friends and relatives planning a trip to the Lake District and we cannot wait to go back again ourselves - we really did have the most wonderful, relaxing holiday.

Many,many thanks Clare & Megan.

Kind regards

Tony, Elaine & Barney Lewis

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thanks a million, Elaine & Tony, for such a positive and kind Review, and for finding the time to write. I greatly appreciate it, and am so pleased that you enjoyed your fortnight's holiday - a first visit to The Lakes! You are Dream Guests, being so considerate and caring of the property, easy going and your four-legged companion, Barney, is a darling, All together, you were a joy to host, and I very much hope that you'll choose to return sometime so that I can see you again! Thank YOU, and best wishes, Clare.
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Lovely Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Cartmel Manse for a couple of nights in March and I would recommend it without hesitation. The house is extremely comfortable, well-equipped and immaculately clean. The upside-down layout makes the most of the incredible view; you can relax in the lounge looking out over the countryside with the sea in the distance. We were even lucky enough to have the most adorable little lambs running around in the field behind the house! Clare, the owner, is extremely welcoming and helpful without ever being intrusive. And as for location, it is within easy distance of the Lake District National Park where the scenery is so completely stunning that I can safely say we plan to return and we certainly plan to stay at Cartmel Manse again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Pheasant Inn
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Bowness to Sawrey, Lake Windermere
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Grange Fell Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Kent's Bank
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rogan's, Cartmel
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Allithwaite, Lakes Peninsula

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Aug bank hol
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Summer hols
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
2nd wk Sep
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
3rd 4th wk Sep
15 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Payment of damage deposit (refundable) is best in the form of a cheque on arrival. After departure, once I have cleaned and checked that no damage has occurred I shred the deposit cheque. However, this arrangement is flexible to suit both parties. Please note that you are required to leave the property in a similar state of cleanliness as found eg. bins emptied into outside bins, everything properly cleaned and put away in the kitchen. If extra cleaning is required eg. dirty grill pan, baking trays, pans, the additional time required to clean will be deducted from the damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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