A charming cosy cottage at Greenbank, Cartmel, Cumbria with beautiful valley, fell and sea views, set on its own in farm land on a very quiet route in restful countryside. Easily accessible from outside the Lake District with the sea 3 miles away. Shops and other facilities are available a mile away in Cartmel. Refurbished, fully equipped and very comfortable, centrally heated accommodation with open fireplace and an extensive walled garden, an ideal location all the year round as the area benefits from the mild climate generated by the Gulf Stream. Woodland Cottage sleeps 4 - one double and one twin bedded room - and has a fully-fitted kitchen and bathroom with shower over a full-sized bath. There's a utility room with natural drying facilities along with a washer-drier. A cot and highchair are available on request. WiFi. Silver Award for Green Tourism. The cottage is 400 yards from the owners' home. There are lots of walks nearby with all sorts of profiles, from very active to relaxed. A riding school, quad bike rental, motor museum, aquarium, historic churches and stately home are all nearby, and it's a great base for easy access to the Lakes and west coast, with so many and varied things to do. Situated a mile north of Cartmel in the South Lakes Peninsulas of the Lake District in the Northwest of England, it is about 2 hours' drive from Manchester. 15 miles from the M6 motorway junction 36. The nearest railway stations are at Cark and Cartmel and Grange-over-Sands.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Walney Island|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Blackpool, Manchester, Nearest railway: Grange-over-Sands, Oxenholme|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or (particularly as an adjective) Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes, forests and mountains (or fells), but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets.
Historically shared by the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, the Lake District now lies entirely within the modern county of Cumbria. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the National Park, including Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. It also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere, respectively. (Thanks to Wikipedia)
Walks to Cartmel village (1 mile) and Holker Hall (3 miles), well known for its gardens, are set in lakeland scenery. Walking further up the valley one finds grandstand views of the Lakeland Fells. Cartmel, known for its old world appeal, is built around an ancient Priory. Although quite small, it boasts race course, pubs and restaurants including L'Enclume with its 2 Michelin stars, and many shops including the famous Sticky Toffee Pudding shop. There's even a speciality cheese shop and a bakery. The many attractions of this lovely area are within an easy drive. Golf and riding locally, as well as the well-known Motor Museum which now on the old Blue factory site at Backbarrow. Grange-over-Sands, a Victorian resort 3 miles to the south-east, has more facilities. To the North are the main Lakes within easy driving distance, with the Windermere Steamers leaving from Lakeside, which itself can be reached from nearby Haverthwaite using the Haverthwaite steam railway.