Ellerside ref: UK1149

Cark, near Cartmel, Cartmel and Peninsula in Cumbria

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Set in beautiful gardens and enjoying an elevated position, Ellerside is a truly delightful home from home. Incredibly spacious and well-equipped, this detached cottage is perfect for families or friends who like to have plenty of space. Whether you are looking for somewhere to host a formal get together, or simply just wanting a relaxing family break, Ellerside has everything you could possibly need.
At the heart of the cottage is a farmhouse-style kitchen, or for more formal dining, there is a central dining room with a feature fireplace and wooden parquet floor. For relaxation there is a large living room with a gas fire and Sky TV, with sports and movies, or if you prefer peace and quiet there is a delightful sitting room with a wood burner. A useful shower room with toilet completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs are four nicely presented and comfortable double bedrooms, three of which have kingsize beds. The family bathroom has a beautiful period-style slipper bath and a separate shower cubicle. Guests also have access to the detached double garage which can be used for bicycle storage.
Located at the end of a sweeping driveway, with electric gates and backing onto private woodland, Ellerside is surrounded by a landscaped garden with a patio, which look out over the Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve. Just 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6, Ellerside is very accessible. The property is located just 2 miles from the unspoilt south Lakeland village of Cark in Cartmel, which has two traditional pubs, an artisan bakery, convenience store, garden centre and a small children’s playground. There are excellent walking opportunities in the area plenty of which can be found on the doorstep, with the ancient Cistercian Way and Cumbrian Coastal Way passing through nearby Cark and Cartmel, linking to all major walking routes in the Lake District. Cark also offers pretty riverside strolls and lovely walks to the local coastline, overlooking Morecambe Bay. Cark itself is served by the Furness line railway, where you can catch the train to Grange-over-Sands, an elegant Edwardian seaside town offering a good selection of local stores, gift shops and cafés. Along the promenade, there are pleasant gardens with a children’s playground and mini golf. Grange also has two golf clubs.
Famous for its sticky toffee pudding, the medieval village of Cartmel, with its quaint cobbled streets, welcoming traditional pubs, antique and gift shops and a nationally acclaimed Michelin starred restaurant, is 4 miles away. Cartmel is a short distance from Cark, through the woods to the race course which, in May, July and August, is the setting for Cartmel Races, a fabulous event for all the family with a funfair and a variety of stalls. On race days there are regular shuttle buses that run from Cark. The popular visitor attraction Holker Hall is just down the road, where you can walk around the extensive parklands stocked with herds of deer and rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Why not visit the stately house and gardens, enjoy afternoon tea in the courtyard café, or visit the food hall to take away some of the best produce from the Holker Estate and local suppliers?
Accessible for some of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, the cottage is just a 10 minute drive to the Haverthwaite Lakeside Steam Railway, which connects you to the Windermere steamers and cruise boats. Grab an explorer ticket for Ambleside or Bowness-on-Windermere or simply chug along to the Lakes Aquarium or Motor Museum. Beach 2½ miles. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With gas fire, 32" Smart TV with Now TV and wooden floor.
Sitting room: With wood burner.
Dining room: With wooden parquet floor.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with breakfast bar, electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer leading to.
Breakfast room.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bathroom: With slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.


Enclosed lawned garden with patio and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.8 miles
  • Lake
    2½ 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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