A Cumbrian landscape view of open countryside in summertime with the houses of the small village of Cark-in-Cartmel half-hidden by trees. Poto credit: Bridgelands Cottage, Cark-in-Cartmel

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A holiday cottage in Cark-in-Cartmel is ideally located for exploring both the Lake District and the Cumbria coast. This peaceful village is surrounded by unspoiled countryside, a stone’s throw from Morecambe Bay. This traditional Lakeland community comprises two cosy pubs, a village shop, a post office, and rows of attractive stone houses. Once a prosperous mill village, Cark-in-Cartmel – or simply ‘Cark’ – is home to several impressive historical sites. One of them is Holker Hall, a magnificent building that houses a selection of wood carvings, furniture, and paintings. The hall is set in extensive gardens, frequented by deer, and opposite the award-winning Lakeland Motor Museum. If you fancy a bite to eat or a pint of local ale before a roaring fire before returning to your holiday cottage in Cark-in-Cartmel, try the Rose in Crown or the Engine Inn – both cosy pubs in the village centre.

Stone built Cumbrian holiday cottage with a front garden behind a low stone wall.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

This waterside Lake District holiday cottage sits on a peaceful riverbank in the Cumbria village of Cark-in-Cartmel, close to cosy pubs and independent shops. Riverside View is a coastal cottage that sleeps 7, with stunning countryside views within the Lake District National Park. Pets welcome.

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A white-rendered cottage with a small porch overlooks a village street.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This lovely, pet-friendly holiday home in Cark-in-Cartmel sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It lies within easy reach of the Lake District and beaches on the Cumbrian Coast.

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Exterior of a stone built cottage overlooking a courtyard.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

This semi-detached Cumbrian holiday cottage is located near Cark-in-Cartmel and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a large and charming 18th-century rural holiday cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with beautiful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Located next to a stream in the village of Cark in Cartmel, 14 Low Row is a charming holiday cottage in the Lake District. This pet-friendly accommodation in Cumbria provides easy access to all the local attractions and offers modern amenities, several outdoor relaxation areas, exposed wooden beams, and a comfortable wood burner for a cosy stay.

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Exterior of a holiday cottage in Cark-in-Cartmell overlooking a small patio and lawn.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Lovely 18th-century holiday home near Cartmel village in the South Lakes. Off-road location, log fire, free Wi-Fi. Short breaks from £240.

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Craggy hilltops, glittering lakes and misty mountain tarns await discovery in the enchanting Lake District National Park. Tranquil footpaths, water sports, lake cruises and wildlife-watching will all be easily accessible from your accommodation. Nearby, the Cumbria coast’s sandy beaches, salt marshes and pretty seaside villages await discovery. The countryside surrounding Cark-in-Cartmel is scattered with some of the region’s prettiest villages and market towns. With its imposing Medieval gatehouse and lovely square, nearby Cartmel is well worth a stop. A short distance eastwards is Grange-over-Sands, an elegant Edwardian resort nestled between the sea and mountains. While the area is a joy to drive through, it’s also well served by local trains, which can be caught at Cark and Cartmel Station, one of the Lake District’s most picturesque stations. Self-catering holidays in Cark-in-Cartmel provide visitors with easy access to Morecambe Bay, a sweeping estuary with secluded coves, rare birds and some of the UK’s best walking and cycling routes.