Dolphin Cottage ref: UK11397

Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

3 Stars

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Max sleeps
12
Sleeps
Bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changeover day
FRI
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 

Description

Dolphin Cottage is a spacious family home for up to 12 guests, thought to date back to the 18th century when it was formerly a coaching inn. Located in the centre of Flookburgh, a little Cumbrian fishing village in the centre of the Lake District Peninsula, the cottage is only 2 miles from Cartmel, famous for its popular racecourse and ‘sticky toffee pudding’ shop.
This charming cottage provides holiday accommodation of a very good standard whilst retaining character features, including the original blue slate floors and lovely wood burner in the living room. The cottage is set over three floors with five bedrooms. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a large family bathroom accommodating a bath and separate shower. On the second floor there is a large family room with four single beds and a separate single room sharing a second bathroom with shower. There is an enclosed, spacious rear courtyard with decking area.
Flookburgh is a traditional Cumbrian village and it hosts an abundance of local shops, including an artisan bakery and two local pubs, all within walking distance from the cottage. Many of the village’s buildings date back to the 1600’s. Flookburgh is just 6 miles from Lakeside which sits at the southern tip of England’s largest lake, Lake Windermere. Lakeside is home to Haverthwaite Railway, the Aquarium of the Lakes and Windermere Lake Cruises.
The Edwardian resort of Grange-over-Sands is just 2 miles away, where you will find quality shops and restaurants, a golf course and a beautiful promenade. The fabulous house and gardens of Holker Hall are just down the road in Cark. There are also an abundance of walks and cycling routes that can be enjoyed right from the doorstep of Dolphin Cottage, including a 10km off road coastal route to Cartmel offering stunning scenery along the way.
Other local attractions include: Lakeland Miniature Village just around the corner, Humphrey Head, a popular viewpoint with fantastic views across to Morecambe Bay, Wraysholme Tower and the historic market town of Ulverston. A little further afield you have Windermere, Kendal, Coniston and Hawkshead, all providing an abundance of outdoor activites, shopping, places to eat and attractions. There are shoreline coastal walks to enjoy within a mile. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room 1: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV with Chromecast, DVD player and slate floor.
Dining room: With slate floor.
Kitchen: With gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and single bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Living room 2: With TV and Chromecast.
Bedroom 4: With 4 single beds.
Bedroom 5: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Grange-over-Sands
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    150 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Cark
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.8 miles
  • Lake
    8.0 miles

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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