About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Super location:2 bedrooms, 2 loos.Courtyard garden. Glorious accom.Free parking
This apartment is the converted servant's quarters of a gentleman's residence in the heart of one of Lakeland's prettiest villages. It offers a chance to forget the car, or use as a base to discover all the Lake District has to offer - Lake Windermere is a 15min drive away. The flat is not overlooked, and the main bedroom overlooks Cavendish St, just along from the famous arch, yet offering peace and quiet as we're at the top of the house, and above street noise. You can sit on the windowseat and just watch the world go by! Our living room has fab views, over to the smallest National Hunt racecourse in Britain.
Eat at the dining table inside, and observe the world around you as you gaze over the rooftops, and down onto our courtyard. This stone walled yard is for your exclusive use, and has a garden sofa and chairs for al fresco dining, a bench seat, and there are cushions and more chairs in our stone store - again for your exclusive use. So if you fancy soaking up the sunshine after a day's walking; a read with a glass of wine, then this is the perfect spot. The en suite master bedroom with kingsize bed looks out towards the Priory. Just off the village square, and adjoining the famous arch, the apartment is seconds away from great pubs, just along the lane from the UK's top restaurant, two Michelin starred L'Enclume, and an array of village shops. You can BBQ in the courtyard - the property's enclosed English Garden patio is your's alone to enjoy. Yards away is the racecourse and footpaths over the Fell are just beyond. The apartment retains bags of character, with beamed ceilings (and walls and floors!),. It's beautifully kept, and has had new kitchen and bathrooms as of Jan 2017, and Bed2 was refurbed in Dec '17. There's free, unlimited WiFi; flat screen TVs, integral DVD player in Bed1; washer/dryer; etc. Outside in the yard, as mentioned, is our store house to accommodate your bikes/outdoor paraphernalia. Well behaved dogs welcome by arrangement.
Parking permit available for your use, giving free parking. This was introduced in Nov 2017. Alison can give you further details. throughout Cartmel. There is also a large race course car park (chargeable) about a thirty second walk away.
Other bits you'd like to know: We've had lovely feedback about our place, and lots of repeat bookings. It's our second home, and kept in beautiful condition. Some of guests have come for lots of long weekends, others have had the place for six weeks at a time - we're really flexible on what we offer.
It's warmed by storage heaters. Full instructions will be left for you on how to control the temperature. There's also a log stove effect fire in the living room, and heaters in the bathrooms.
Full instructions on how to work everything, and where to find things, will be waiting for you. DVDs for Bed1; board games, cards, books, guide books and OSmaps are all left for your perusal.
And you'll find extra touches throughout the flat, to make your time at our place go smoothly and leave you wanting to come back again - hopefully !
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Owned by a carpenter and a journalist - so brilliantly maintained, and very close to pubs!!! Alan and Alison grew up on the Fylde Coast, moved toward Manchester owing to work commitments, but have forever loved the Lake District. Travelled the world extensively, including abseiling in Oz's Blue Mountains; road tripping across various bits of the USA; visiting various bits of Asia; cruising the Caribbean... and boating on the Thames. But both still vote the Lakes as their favourite place on the planet!
Alison purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Alison chose Grange-over-Sands
Unique property in an unrivalled position - right in the centre of the village but not overlooked, and with a private courtyard to enjoy peace and quiet in the sunshine if the pubs and paths ever get too much! Since the purchase in 2006, the entire property has been reroofed - an enormous project overseen by Alan, who continues to keep the place in tip top condition, with regular refurbishment and upgrades. the kitchen and both bathrooms have been refurbished in Jan 2017, and Bed2 in Dec 2017.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location, Location, Location!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
this property was wonderful. It was very clean and modern with all mod cons. It is central and therefore convenient for everything. We would definately go here again.
It's great to get reviews posted on the website, unprompted, which echo all those in our visitor book at the flat. Our thanks go out to our guests who've helped keep our property in such lovely condition. It's our second home, not just an investment, is our pride and joy, and lovely to get such great feedback. Cheers!
Cartmel break and 5 the Tower
Nice flat in wonderful location for sightseeing and excellent places to eat without getting into the car. What more could one ask?
Well located cottage flat in Cartmel
Our family of two adults and two older children had a great time here. It is located in the heart of Cartmel, mere steps from L'Enclume, Cartmel's renowned Michelin eatery, and yards away from the entrance to Cartmel's one-of-a-kind racecourse. The second floor flat is extremely well equipped with everything that you would need for a self catered holiday but we tended to take advantage of local (and further afield) restaurants during our stay. Beds are comfortable and kitchen is well stocked.
The flat itself is cosy, as most Lake District cottages are, and it is also very bright and modern. Watch your heads if you are taller than average, as there are some beams that you could come into contact with. However you will quickly get used to maneuvering yourself around the floor plan.
Cartmel is part of the Lake District but also is apart from the Lake District so that some hikes that we did involved quite long drives through some scarily narrow roads. The benefit was that we generally avoided the summer crowds that you experience in Windermere, Grasmere etc. On the other hand one could easily spend several days just enjoying Cartmel and Grange over Sands.
Alison was a charming host and made sure that everything was perfect for us. She communicated well and was very personable. We would have loved to have met her to thank her for her generous hospitality.
That's so lovely, and means so much. Glad you had a good time in the place we love. Sorry to have missed you! Would love to say we'll see you again, but appreciate the few thousand miles it took to get here. Thankyou for staying with us, for being such great guests (leaving the place so clean and tidy and stripping the beds!) and for such a fab review. Alison.
A very homely and well looked-after flat / apartment. It felt welcoming as soon as we arrived!
The flat proved to be a very good base for our holiday; indeed, we enjoyed it so much that we spent a lot of time in it. Alison had obviously put a lot of thought into furnishing it; the facilities were first-rate, the kitchen was well equipped and there was a lovely smallish patio area outside where we could sit and soak up the sunshine (when the sun shone, of course!). All in all, we would recommend it wholeheartedly, and would hopefully return there ourselves at some point.
Great apartment in the centre of Cartmel
The apartment was well equiped and comfortable. It was a great base for exploring the south lakes and having a lazy afternoon in Cartmel eating cheese and wine at unsworth yard.
Well presented, comfortable and fun space
Loved the big window, even though it rained all weekend it felt light and spacious. Thanks for having us. I would definitely say at the flat again
We're right in the village centre, not stuck out in one of the neighbouring hamlets. Forget your car: walk the Fells, reach the coast or potter through the cobbled streets straight from the flat. Holker Hall, with its stunning grounds, is walkable too. Windermere's shore and all the Lakes have to offer is a 15min drive away. We offer the perfect base to explore. In 2018 Cartmel will offer nine days racing, with our living room window offering views over the rooftops, onto the course. Local attractions include Grizedale forest, the homes of Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth, and Ruskin. Spectacular scenery is yours for the walking, or just enjoy looking at it from our windows. You can't fail to enjoy staying in one of England's prettiest villages. The genteel seaside town of Grange is 3miles away. And the three race meetings in Cartmel each year offer the opportunity to see the village at its daftest - book early as the entire place gets busy during these great festivals. But rest assured, that while in the hub of the village, you'll get peace and quiet, with your own private courtyard to sit in too. Here you can BBQ, eat al fresco at the table, or pull out a deck chair from our shed and enjoy the sunshine. Our flat is not overlooked, as we're at the top of the house. It offers great views from the living room. Sit and eat at the table - forget the TV, and watch the world go by. Or enjoy the beautiful air, and sit in our courtyard - it's our's exclusively, as is the store/shed which is perfect for storing all your outdoor paraphenalia ... muddy boots, bikes, whatever!
Other Activities: Cartmel Races; Segway; Archery etc (Cartmel segway appears at the top of TripAdvisors Things to Do in the area); Holker Hall. Everything the Lake District has to offer. Fellfoot park, with sailing and boat hire; Lakeside - acquarium, steamers up the Lake; steam railway; Lakeland motor museum.
Parking: a new parking scheme was introduced in Nov '17. We have a visitors' permit which will give you free parking. This will be available in the flat on arrival, and will be available as part of your returnable good housekeeping bind - which will be payable off-site, direct to us. You will have to ensure the permit is left as found, for the bond to be returned. Further info from Alison on booking.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We work on a 10am departure, 3pm arrival. We're very flexible over what you book, but please don't be offended when we add a PREMIUM to short breaks in peak season, for RACE WEEKENDS, or for LAST MINUTE bookings. If a peak holiday period includes a race weekend, and the race period is already booked, but you fancy the rest of the week, please do inquire, as the cost could be significantly lower. Please note, if you book for 2 people, then want to increase that to 3 or 4, please inform us, as this necessitates the extra bed being made up; which will incur a charge.