Cockle Cottage ref: UK1197

Flookburgh, near Cartmel, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

4 Stars



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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 


Enjoying a quiet residential location, Cockle Cottage is a bright and comfortable home from home, and there is plenty of space in which to relax. On the ground floor of this semi-detached property there is a small but well equipped kitchen, and a spacious living/dining room with French doors which lead onto a private, enclosed garden. On the first floor, there is a bright and airy double bedroom, a separate dressing room and family bathroom. Thoughtful extras such as bath robes, slippers and toiletries are provided to make your stay even more memorable. Cockle Cottage is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the fishing village of Flookburgh, where you will find a pub, fish and chip shop, post office/general store, sandwich shop and hairdressers. Being within driving distance of Morecambe Bay, fishing is very much still part of the local village life and you can often see the fishermen collecting cockles and shrimps. The end weekend in July has the Flookbrugh Steam Gathering which is a big attraction.

Located on the Cartmel Peninsula, Flookburgh has the advantage of being close to both coast and country, and thanks to its great road access, it makes a great touring base. Just ½ mile away (or a 15-minute walk) is the old mill village of Cark-in-Cartmel, which has a railway station providing services to Grange-over-Sands, Ulverston, Barrow and Lancaster. The station also services nearby Holker Hall, which has been owned by the Cavendish family since the 17th century. In addition to the hall’s collection of fine wood carvings, furniture and paintings, it also has lovely gardens, a café and grounds which are home to deer. The hall also holds many events within the grounds, which include an outdoor theatre and food markets.

The larger and very popular village of Cartmel is just over 2 miles away and is famous for its sticky toffee pudding and its restaurant L’Enclume, a 2 star Michelin restaurant which has been voted many times as the Best Restaurant in the UK, and which also has a sister restaurant in the village, the more relaxed Rogan & Co. The town also draws visitors to its racecourse, where the Cartmel Race meetings take place on eight occasions during May, July and August. The cottage is well placed for anyone who loves food and drink, with plenty of restaurants, artisan bakeries, award-winning butchers’, cheese makers and local breweries. A wider range of amenities can be found in the popular seaside town of Grange-over-Sands.

Other Lakeland towns worth visiting within easy reach include Ulverston, 12 miles, Kendal, 17 miles, Windermere, 19 miles, and Ambleside, 21 miles. Outside of the Lake District National Park, why not visit Silverdale and Arnside, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 20 miles, or Lancaster, 32 miles. You can also get to the Yorkshire Dales National Park within a 45-minutes drive. Beach 3¼ miles. Shop and pub 500 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room: With gas fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and French doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed.
Dressing room.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Small enclosed garden with patio. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: No children.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    3½ miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    1.0 mile
  • Lake
    3¼ miles (beach)

About the local area

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside, Cartmel is easily accessible, 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, and eateries.

Around the village square you will discover a delightful assortment of genuine 16th - 18th century buildings providing, as they have for centuries, friendly inns, well stocked shops and private dwellings. It is also home to Britain's smallest National Hunt racecourse and the National Trust attraction of Cartmel Priory Gatehouse, a historically important building situated in the heart of the village.

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 that take advantage of the great climate in the area. It is easily accessible from the Lake District (Lake Windermere is only seven miles away) and towns such as Kendal are also just a short drive from here.

There is much to do and see on the Peninsular from golf , horse riding and fishing to hot air ballooning and parachuting! There also a good number of great walks, plus many places of historical interest.

Things to do nearby

Lakeland Motor Museum at Backbarrow

Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400

Holker Hall and Gardens

Holker Hall is the home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This beautiful historic house is set amongst stunning formal gardens, woodland and deer park. Holker hosts an inspirational programme of special events. The cafe and food hall offer the finest local and speciality produce. Tel: 01539 558328

Ulverston Golf Club

One of many great golf courses set on the Cumbrian coast with views over Morecambe Bay, Lakeland and the Irish Sea. Designed by HS Colt in 1924 the course offers visitors an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf. Tel: 01229 582824

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Cartmel Priory

Cartmel Priory is one of the most beautiful churches in the north east. Built more than 800 years ago the church serves as a centre for the local community.

Grange over Sands Golf Club

Set on the coast in Grange-over-Sands this 19 hole golf course has sensational views of the surrounding woodlands, open countryside and the famous mountains of Cumbria. Tel: 01539 533180

Bigland Hall Equestrian

Aiming to provide the best quality horse riding in the Lake District Bigland Hall Equestrian Centre offers a wide variety of rides suitable for all ages and abilities. Tel: 01539 530333

Silverdale Golf Club

Set in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous views of Morecambe Bay and the Leighton Moss reserve this 18 hole course gives golfers a real chance to challenge themselves. Tel: 01524 701300

Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.

Conishead Priory and Buddhist Temple

An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029

Lakeland Quads
Lakeland Quads

Lakeland Quads is the only dedicated quad bike trekking company in the Cumbria. There are three treks to choose from - the farm trek, the peak trek and the fell trek, all with breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and fell. Tel:07881 919940

Furness Abbey

Nestled in a peaceful valley in Barrow-in-Furness are the majestic remains of Furness Abbey, an English Heritage site that was formerly one of the richest and most powerful Cistercian Monasteries of its time.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

Cartmel Racecourse

Situated in the picturesque village of Cartmel the racecourse has been in operation since the 1850's. It offers traditional National Hunt Racing to seasoned visitors and novices alike. Tickets can be booked online and events are held throughout the year.

Ascent Training

Outdoor adventure for all abilities in the Lake District specialising in all outdoor activities. Staff are very experienced and highly qualified in all sorts of activities including rock climbing, caving and mountaineering. Tel: 01539 551375

Lakeland Miniature Village

A fascinating insight into the buildings of Lakelands yesteryear. Buildings made from local Coniston slate which depict Cumbrian house and farms all hand made by Edward Robinson. All surrounded by an Oriental garden. Tel: 01539 558500

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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