As the A590 winds its way across the South Lakes, it passes by the quiet village of Staveley-in-Cartmel. Those lucky enough to find accommodation in Staveley-in-Cartmel can enjoy a unique taste of life one of the Lake Districts most tranquil places, at the foot of Lake Windermere and within touching distance of some of the most spectacular Lakeland walks.
Stavely-in-Cartmel can be reached easily by road, while the Cark and Cartmel railway station is just seven miles away. As well as the beautiful church and churchyard of St Mary's in Stavely-in-Cartmel itself, visitors to the village can enjoy a plethora of activities locally, including the National Trust-owned Fell Foot Park. You can take a cruise, hire boats or row a dinghy on Lake Windermere, and even try your hand at water skiing if you feel adventurous. The Lake Aquarium is also open all year round, giving visitors the chance to experience the sights of life beneath Lake Windermere.
Other nearby attractions include Grizedale Forest, which is hugely popular amongst cyclists and amongst energetic folk clambering around the woodland network of ropes, bridges and nets at Go Ape. For a more sedate day out, the Blackwell Arts and Crafts House just south of Bowness is easily reachable from Stavely-in-Cartmell.