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Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
Open lounge area with modern touches
Plenty of unique art pieces
Time to relax
Kitchen area with dining table
Double bedroom
Perfect for a restful nights sleep
Shower room
Exposed beams add to the character
Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
Sit back and relax
Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain
1 / 12  Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
2 / 12  Open lounge area with modern touches
3 / 12  Plenty of unique art pieces
4 / 12  Time to relax
5 / 12  Kitchen area with dining table
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Perfect for a restful nights sleep
8 / 12  Shower room
9 / 12  Exposed beams add to the character
10 / 12  Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
11 / 12  Sit back and relax
12 / 12  Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain

Ducklings Retreat

Cartmel, Lake District

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming apartment tucked away in a beautiful Lakeland village
  • Perfect for exploring the South Lakelands
  • Just a short drive from Lake Windermere
  • The perfect tranquil retreat
Property code: LCC14

This delightful property lies just under a mile from the lovely village of Cartmel, which is located on the beautiful Cartmel Peninsula, and boasts stunning views, ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory as well as a selection of fine pubs and restaurants, complimented by local food and artisan shops. There are many wonderful local walks, notable destinations include Hampsfell and Eggerslack Wood, a limestone fell and ancient woodland offering panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Mountains, and where in spring the woodland is carpeted in bluebells. The village is only twelve miles from the foot of Lake Windermere and from here it is easy to explore wider areas of the National Park.

On entering this lovely property from the sunny shared courtyard, you enter a communal hall with stairs leading up to the first floor and the property. The entrance hall leads you into the spacious and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The cosy lounge is beautifully furnished, a perfect space to tuck up with the latest best seller or take in a movie on the Smart TV. The ambience is enhanced by a Gazco LED inset fire. You will also find a charming dining area before moving into the attractively designed kitchen which is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee cafetiere, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Exploring further, the comfy double bedroom is beautifully furnished, and the shower room features a walk-in rainfall shower and WC and benefits from underfloor heating.

Stepping outside you will find the shared area around the duck pond. Here you can sit with a glass of Prosseco on a warm summer night and watch the coming and goings of pond life. The enclosed sunny courtyard overlooking the little fountain feature also offers the opportunity to sit out and relax.

 

Read more Code: LCC14

  • Part of a complex of properties
  • 1 bedroom - double
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Amazon Video, Bang and Olufsen bluetooth and audio docking system
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Private parking for 1 car near to the property with additional parking available on site
  • Dual controllable night storage heating
  • Regret no children
  • Please note: the pond to the rear of the property is public and not fenced
  • Shops and pub within walking distance
  • Eggs available to purchase onsite from the local farmer
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
Open lounge area with modern touches
Plenty of unique art pieces
Time to relax
Kitchen area with dining table
Double bedroom
Perfect for a restful nights sleep
Shower room
Exposed beams add to the character
Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
Sit back and relax
Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain

Charlotte Scott

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben 5th January 2024

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Absolutely stunning location. Such a cosy apartment that me and my partner felt so relaxed at. Thank you so much for the hospitality (including the milk, tea, coffee and sugar!). Will definitely be coming again in the future.

Reviewed by Alison 29th September 2023

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What a lovely apartment! Tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable. The black out blinds in the bedroom were a game-changer for a good nights sleep! We had a wonderful week and we were so lucky that the Cartmel Medieval Fair was on during our stay. The Priory is definitely worth a visit and only a 15-20 walk away. We had a really restful time herRead moree. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Joyce 15th September 2023

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A very comfortable and cosy first floor apartment. Tastefully furnished, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A great base for exploring the South Lakes area and Cartmel in particular. Hopefully we will be back before too long.

Reviewed by Mary 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Aidan 1st September 2023

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Very comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

Reviewed by Ingrid 18th August 2023

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A lovely peaceful retreat for humans as well as Ducks! Aptly named 'Ducklings Retreat' Beautifully furnished, everything provided for our comfort. Very much hope to return. I &l Williams

Reviewed by Janny 4th August 2023

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Perfect location for walking and amazing cottage that lacks nothing

Reviewed by Christine 23rd June 2023

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Well finished comfortable apartment.

Reviewed by Ann 16th June 2023

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Excellent location so peaceful and relaxing, walking distance to Cartmel village will lots of restaurants. I would highly recommend the apartment so quiet you could hear the birds and sheep miles away just what we needed for a peaceful break.

Reviewed by John 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 2nd June 2023

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The cottage was comfortable and well equipped, we were very happy during our stay, the location is great for walks including a leisurely stroll into Cartmel

Reviewed by Jeffrey 26th May 2023

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Very nice first floor apartment in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Kenneth 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Frederick 7th April 2023

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Excelently equipped, comfortable and immaculate apartment.

Reviewed by margaret 6th March 2023

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We really loved our stay. Cottage very clean and comfortable. Easy access to the Lake District and beyond. We discovered places we had not been before. Easy walking to Cartmel.

Reviewed by David 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by Kieron 7th October 2022

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It is a really beautiful setting, very cosy, and very warm and comforting. If you want quiet luxury with cosy feel it is brill. So close to Cartmel too but enough out of it for it to be secluded. Good equipment including an excellent Bluetooth speaker.

Reviewed by Doerthe 9th September 2022

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Delightful flat in a very quiet and rural setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. We felt so at home there that we didn't want to leave. It certainly comes highly recommended!

Reviewed by Miranda 2nd September 2022

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Comfortable, spacious, well equipped and very tasteful. Lovely situation with so much potential for walking and places to visit. No great views from the apartment, but plenty of opportunity to wander and sit in the park with much more to see.

Reviewed by Beverley 12th August 2022

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Apartment is very homely and in a good location for the Lakes. There are plenty of attractions within 15/40 minutes of Cartmel. The bed is very FIRM which I personally found uncomfortable and the designated parking space is very limited especially if there is a large vehicle next to you so beware when reversing as this manoeuvre is very very tight.Read more Hide

Reviewed by Richard 15th July 2022

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A great base for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Maxine 1st July 2022

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Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful setting, surrounded by countryside. The walk into the village of Cartmel is a short stroll away. The village itself is very pretty and has everything you need, including several lovely pubs. The accommodation is a great base to explore the Lake District and we would not hesitate to bookRead more again. Hide

Reviewed by Cathryn 24th June 2022

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A beautiful, very well equipped apartment, perfectly located for Cartmel village and a great base for exploring the Lake District.

Reviewed by Paul 17th June 2022

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This apartment is amazing, so cosy and quiet and such a lovely walk across the field's to Cartmel. Can't fault this little gem at all. We will definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Patricia 27th May 2022

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Excellent cottage, extremely clean and comfortable with all the amenities you need. Very close to the wonderful Cartmel.

Reviewed by George 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Marilyn 29th April 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped apartment in a quiet rural setting. The bottle of prosecco was much appreciated and a nice touch.

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