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The Cart House

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The Cart House is part of Ashlack Cottages, located near Ashlack Hall in the heart of the Lake District inside the National Park. Guests are welcome to walk from the doorstep across the woods, farmland and fells, of the 3,000 acre estate.

Coniston water is 10 mins by car. Windermere is 20 mins by car. The nearest village Broughton is about a 10 - 15 minute drive away with some lovely independent shops and good pubs . The nearest town is the market town of Ulverston about 6 miles away with markets on Thursday and Saturday. There are many cultural excursions locally such as Beatrix Potter, Ruskin's house, Blackwell, Lakeland Motor Museum, Lakeside and Havderthwaite Railway , South Lakes Wild Animal Park, The Steamboat Museum.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Ulverston 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a Beautifully elegant wood burning stove

Great artwork and Trompe l'œil paint work on walls

Further details outdoors

Access to over 2000 acres

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District offers dramatic scenery, adventure and activities, breath taking views wish give you an overwhelming sense of freedom.

Fantastic views and some of England's finest scenery provide a backdrop to the wide choice of attractions and things to do in the Lake District. Take a trip to Cumbria and enjoy yourself in quality food and drink from cosy Lake District pubs and inns to traditional restaurants.


Neolithic village on the fell - 20 minute walk from the Cart house. Beacon tarn for fresh water swimming and is about an hours walk away. Consiton is 10 minutes by car.

Ulverston a beautiful market town is 10 mins by car. Broughton in Furness also 10 minutes away has lots of nice pubs, an amazing butcher, baker and grocer, as well as an outdoor shop called the mountain centre - bicycles can be hired from here.

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Review 1-8 of 8

9 Aug 2013


"Perfect family getaway"

Lovely and comfortable house set in the most stunning location. Perfect for kids to roam free... they loved the outdoors (streams, trees etc.) dog and tennis courts. Everything you could possibly need… More

26 Apr 2013



didn't stop at the cart house but stayed at keepers cottage on the same estate.even though the lakes had the worst snow for years in march,still enjoyed every minute of our stay.mark was really h… More

30 Apr 2012


"A wonderfully relaxing place and an ideal break from routine."

We have stayed at Ashlack Cottages 3 times now and would return at the drop of a hat for another holiday. We stayed once in the Keepers Cottage and twice in the Cart House and would easily recommend e… More

26 Apr 2012


"A peaceful retreat"

The Cart House was a quirky conversion, charming and perfectly situated for touring the area. It was clean, well equipped and in a beautiful, tranquil location on a working farm that you feel compelled to go exploring on.

The village of Broughton nearby was great for a meal and had a nice butchers/deli.
We would definately return.

25 Apr 2012


"Fantastic location, a complete home-from-home"

My fiance and I stayed in The Cart House for a weekend short break and can't recommend it highly enough. We were hoping for an idyllic retreat, that was dog friendly and in a perfect spot for walking - it certainly ticked all the boxes. The cottage is very comfortable, with a lovely cosy, homely feel - our cocker spaniel felt immediately at home! It is in a fantastic location for walking, surrounded by acres and acres of fields and fells, of which you are welcome to stroll for hours through at your leisure. We did not visit any of the surrounding pubs or shops in the area, as we had the dog in tow, but all seemed within easy driving distance. We are already making plans to return with other members of the family!

2 Mar 2012


"Cosy and Warm"

The Cart House has eveything we could want in a holiday cottage. It's warm and cosy. You can have the heating on anytime, if you want - no restrictions, although we much preferred using the Wood burner! The only extra are logs (if you use them) but they are right outside the door, chopped and stacked in a little log shed. No trailing round looking for somewhere that sells dry logs like some cottages! It's also perfect for people with dogs because there is superb walking, literally from the door. Perfect! There are 2 toilets which is good, especially if there are two couples/families staying. There isn't anything negative I could say about it. The situation for visiting the South Lakes is ideal with so many places to visit - so much to see and do. It's in a very pretty setting - you can see the hills and the sea from the cottage. How many places can boast that? We've stayed several times in another cottage on the estate, and that's just as good. You're not in a complex and the cottages are quite separate and individual, with plenty of room. The Cart House has a pretty little garden which would be lovely in summer for BBQ's. We will definitely go back.

27 Feb 2012


"Please don't stay there !"

Please don't stay there !..........

OK only joking :-)

this is one of those places that you want to keep secret so that it is all ways available!!!!

Quiet , out of the way place, with walks right out the door.

Quality pub down the private drive (about two thirds of a mile) if you don't want to cook

Local shops 3 miles away with one of the best butchers/deli in the Lake District!

At the time of visit there was no internet/wifi , ( there was in the nearby barn / office) but they said they where looking to extend it.

People with disabilities - this may be a yes , but not for wheel chairs due to 3/4 steps to the toilet / first bedroom.

Quiet side garden for younger children , with acres of fields for older ones

Good access to the southern and western lakes...

This building is part of a set of buildings of different sizes from small to very large spread out over several acres.

If you like being in the centre of things then may be this is not for you ! but as a quality retreat then I defy you to find better ! ;-)

We have been three times now AND we will be back

Make sure you call into the most decorative offices in the country!

4 Feb 2012


"in the depths of the country."

we all enjoyed our stay here, accomodation was clean and comfortable with ample room, could maybe do with a second bathroom or shower.
dont stay here if you need to shop regularly it is a peace and quiet place.
you also need to be fit to climb the fell beside the property for a wonderful veiw.

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