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Rural idyll, newly refurbished, upside-down, spectacular views, pet-friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Allithwaite House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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. Pets 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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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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 England

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.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Rural idyll, newly refurbished, upside-down, spectacular views, pet-friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great place, lovely host, fantastic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Cartmel Manse is the ideal base for a stay in the Lake District. It's a short distance south of Lake Windermere, the largest lake. Clare is a lovely, welcoming host who made our stay at her house very comfortable. The house is very nicely presented with good sized rooms. It's well decorated with a contemporary, fresh feel and a nice comfy bed. The living-room has amazing views from the French doors.

We couldn't have wanted any more from our stay. The place is clean, tidy, fresh, well presented, well equipped and within a short distance from anywhere you'd want to visit at a reasonable price. We would definitely stay here again.

Diolch yn fawr, Clare!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren and Jonathan had the attitude of 'leaving the place as we found it'. And they did! Such a treat to find that level of personal pride in a young couple. They were respectful of the house and altogether a pleasure to have as guests. I very much hope that they'll return :-). It's extremely important to me to keep the cottage clean and smart. I always clean it with the aim of making it look like the next guests feel they're the first ever occupants. So I especially appreciate guests who look after the place during their stay. Big 'thank you' to Lauren and Jonathan!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cartmel Manse. It was very comfortable and clean, and the views are beautiful! Cartmel Manse has everything you need for a stay in the South Lakes. It's a great base to go exploring! Will definitely stay again. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, Clare.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed, ladies! Looking forward to seeing you all again :-).
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Fabulous, warm welcome, wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best equipped properties we have stayed in. Fantastic location, easily walkable into Cartmel and a fabulous welcome in the local pub in Allithwaite. The owner was not intrusive but went above and beyond with hot water bottles in the bed and Maltesers hidden under the boys' pillows! Such a clean, modern property, we felt very welcome and will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie, thank you so much for finding the time to write your review, and such a generous one, too! Hope the boys have received lots more chocolate this Easter morning ;-)! It would be terrific to welcome you all back to Cartmel Manse on another occasion! Best wishes, Clare.
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Lovely, relaxing stay.

  • 5 of 5

What a delight as first time visitors to the area to have chosen Cartmel Manse. We had a very warm and friendly welcome from Clare and a very thoughtful touch to start our stay was the freshly sliced and buttered malt loaf and fresh milk awaiting us in the kitchen, quickly consumed with a cup of tea courtesy of the tea bags also provided. The property is spotlessly clean and all rooms are furnished and dressed to a very high and comfortable standard. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and very well provided with all crockery, glasses and utensils that might be needed. Looking from the upstairs living room covers a delightful and expansive view over Morecambe Bay. The area is very peaceful and other villages are only a short distance away meaning we were easily able to visit a number of the surrounding places in this lovely part of the Lake District. Closer at hand the Pheasant Inn is an easy walk away from Cartmel Manse and is an excellent haven to relax for a drink and something to eat. On leaving a pair of earrings was left behind which Clare quickly notified us to and speedily posted these back. Many thanks. Our party of two couples enjoyed a very welcoming, warm and comfortable stay and we have shall certainly be planning a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, Susan! I very much appreciate the time you've taken writing it, and the thoroughness of its content! Hope to see you again, best wishes in the meantime.
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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

Rates & Availability

Allithwaite House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 6 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Early 2016
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Feb half term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Early March
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Gd Fri week
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $126

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

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Allithwaite House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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