Dunmail House ref: UK10173
Allithwaite, near Grange-over-Sands, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria
Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile
Pets – no charge
Coastal within 1 mile
Coastal within 3 miles
Coastal within 5 miles
Parking - On Site
Station within 1 mile
This recently renovated family home has been refurbished in 2018 to a very good standard while keeping some of the existing features such as original wooden flooring. There is an open fire in the cosy dining room, where you get the feel of being in a traditional Cumbrian cottage, or you can relax in the sitting room in front of the wood burner. The three double bedrooms have fantastic views, and the beds are of a good standard to ensure you get a great nights’ sleep. Unlimited Wi-Fi and a selection of maps, books and games are provided for guests to enjoy. Sit back and relax in the beautiful tiered garden whilst watching the sunset with a glass of your favourite tipple. Make use of the outside pizza oven if you fancy a bit of fun cooking, or retreat to the pub, literally across the road, where a warm welcome and good food will await you.
The property is set in the sleepy village of Allithwaite, just under 2 miles from Grange-over-Sands. The neighbouring village of Cartmel, with its 12th-century priory and racecourse, is also just under 2 miles away.
Dunmail House is the ideal holiday home for visiting the Lake District National Park, as you are not far from any of the main routes to take you around the Lakes, and Lake Windermere is only 9 miles away. Other nearby places include Holker Hall, Sizergh Castle, Grizedale Forest and the Lakeland Motor Museum. Kendal, Bowness and Windermere are 30 minutes away.
The limestone outcrop of Humphrey Head and its nature reserve, where the last wolf in England was allegedly seen in 1390, is just under 2 miles away. It offers a tranquil circular walk taking in the stunning views and returning through a picturesque wood where wildlife is abundant. Skydiving Northwest is in Flookburgh, 2½ miles away, and Grange-over-Sands offers golfing. Cycle trails such as the Cartmel Cycle Loop are popular. Train links provide services to Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands, Arnside, Silverdale (for RSPB Leighton Moss), Ulverston, for its market town with cobbled streets and appealing shops, and Lancaster, for its busy, student vibe. There is a village shop ¼ mile away and Grange-over-Sands has a wide range of amenities, along with the promenade and ornamental gardens. Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, water sports or shopping, or simply taking in the magnificent scenery of mountains and lakes, Dunmail House is an ideal location to achieve all of this. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
Dining room: With open fire and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Nearest railway stationKents Bank
Railway station distance1.0 mile
Lake0.5 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
Discover over 100 years of motoring history including the Campbell Bluebird Exhibition. Plus motorist gift shop and riverside cafe. Tel: 01539 530400
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway was originally used to carry passengers from Lakeside to Ulverston and Barrow and then on into Lancashire.
An intriguing Buddhist Temple and Romantic Gothic Manson with cafe and gardens. Enjoy a woodland walk to Morecambe Bay. Tel: 01229 584029
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
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.
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.
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
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
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