House in Cartmel, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Central Village Location - Walking Distance To Restaurants, Pubs And Shops
About Judy Staples
Judy Staples We are a family of 5 with 3 daughters. We have always holidayed in the Lakes and Cornwall introducing our girls to the sea, surfing, lakes and Beatrix Potter!
Judy Staples purchased this House in 2014
Why Judy Staples chose Cartmel
We have recently been lucky enough to buy Ford House after it came back unexpectedly on the market. It was already perfectly set up as a luxury holiday home catering for large groups with unique charm and features. As a family we often visit the Lake District and both my husband and I were brought up holidaying here as children.I particularly spent a lot of time in Grange over Sands with a day trip to Cartmel as an annual treat. The Lakes have a magical quality for me and I always feel I've escaped when there. Cartmel has so much more to offer these days and is a stepping stone to the many lakes and fells.
What makes this House unique
Ford House is right in the heart of the village, in The Square. We have immediate access to many eateries or a variety of artisan shops for a meal at home. To be so close to the racecourse is exciting on those meet days and you can take picturesque walks without getting in the car. All the bedrooms are attractive and spacious and no one feels they have second best. The garden is a lovely sun trap and the sitting room a cosy haven.
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Fantastic weekend in a superb well equipped property, location could not have been better and although in main square it was extremely peaceful. Highly recommend the property and nothing was too much for Judy. Really felt like In Own home
Family gathering 2019
The property was impressive and ideal for us. Each couple and Dad had a bedroom and having a family bathroom on each floor also meant no queues and privacy. The water pressure was excellent as so often happens with large groups the showers become a dribble, not in this case. The garden was a little hotspot and was used a lot during our time. I believe between us all every pub and restauraunt got used. No disappointment with the food and enjoyed by all. When we catered in the house the cooker was up to the job. I was also able to walk the dogs with a variety of places and met lots of people who were welcoming. Overall a successful family week away.
Carol and family. We’re glad you had such a good week. You were fantastic guests and look forward to your return.
Great location, lovely property
Excellent accommodation, Judy, the owner, has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. Top notch kitchen equipment and accessories, beautiful bed linen and soft fluffy towels. It was wonderful to sit around the large dining table as a family as we all live busy lives and don’t get too catch up as a group very often. We had fantastic weather and so made good use of the garden facilities, drinking g and ts and chilled wine in the sun. Bliss. Having three parking permits for the racecourse is a real plus. All in all, a superb experience.
What fantastic thoughtful guests you were to have.
We hope you’ll return soon.
Many, many thanks
An amazing property
This is a gorgeous house in the centre of the village. It has every amenity you can think of and I cannot recommend it enough.
Thank you for such kind words.
We always enjoy seeing guests loving the house as much as we do.
We constantly add amenities and update the property as we visit regularly ourselves and it’s good to know they are needed and appreciated.
We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests and look forward to your return.
Wonderful house in perfect village location
This was our third holiday in Ford House with a family party of 8 adults and this time with two young grandsons. Unlike many larger properties where at least one bedroom is a box FH has five large double or twin bedrooms so no one in the party ends up with bedroom envy! Three bathrooms also help everyone to be ready to start the day on time. The house is well equipped throughout and the photographs are an accurate representation of the reality. The location in the village square is perfect with everything in the village including L'Enclume and the Priory just a short stroll away. For real ale lovers the two pubs on either side of the house are a bonus with two more plus Unsworth's Yard Brewery (and bar) close by.
Judy was prompt to deal with any contact and was extremely helpful throughout. As you might expect from the above we highly recommend Ford House.
Thank you for returning to Ford House.
We are glad it continues to delight and provide everything you need for a great family/group holiday.
Fabulous location, delightful property with thoughtful details.
We have had a lovely holiday and recommend it for a group of family or friends. Going to Cartmel Races added to the fun and having pubs and posh dining on the doorstep is just perfect. Ford House is a delight!