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Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
Open lounge area with modern touches
Plenty of unique art pieces
Time to relax
Kitchen area with dining table
Double bedroom
Perfect for a restful nights sleep
Shower room
Exposed beams add to the character
Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
Sit back and relax
Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain
1 / 12  Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary fire
2 / 12  Open lounge area with modern touches
3 / 12  Plenty of unique art pieces
4 / 12  Time to relax
5 / 12  Kitchen area with dining table
6 / 12  Double bedroom
7 / 12  Perfect for a restful nights sleep
8 / 12  Shower room
9 / 12  Exposed beams add to the character
10 / 12  Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
11 / 12  Sit back and relax
12 / 12  Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain

Ducklings Retreat

Cartmel, Lake District
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A charming apartment tucked away in a beautiful Lakeland village
  • Perfect for exploring the South Lakelands
  • Just a short drive from Lake Windermere
  • The perfect tranquil retreat
Property code: LCC14

Nestling in the heart of a picturesque and welcoming park, this cosy and chic Lakeland retreat is a perfect destination for summer holidays or all year round romantic weekend breaks.

This delightful property lies just under a mile from the lovely village of Cartmel, which is located on the beautiful Cartmel Peninsula, and boasts stunning views, ancient buildings, an impressive medieval priory as well as a selection of fine pubs and restaurants, complimented by local food and artisan shops. There are many wonderful local walks, notable destinations include Hampsfell and Eggerslack Wood, a limestone fell and ancient woodland offering panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District Mountains, and where in spring the woodland is carpeted in bluebells. The village is only twelve miles from the foot of Lake Windermere and from here it is easy to explore wider areas of the National Park.

On entering this lovely property from the sunny shared courtyard, you enter a communal hall with stairs leading up to the first floor and the property. The entrance hall leads you into the spacious and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The cosy lounge is beautifully furnished, a perfect space to tuck up with the latest best seller or take in a movie on the Smart TV. The ambience is enhanced by a Gazco LED inset fire. You will also find a charming dining area before moving into the attractively designed kitchen which is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee cafetiere, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Exploring further, the comfy double bedroom is beautifully furnished, and the shower room features a walk-in rainfall shower and WC and benefits from underfloor heating.

Stepping outside you will find the shared area around the duck pond. Here you can sit with a glass of Prosseco on a warm summer night and watch the coming and goings of pond life. The enclosed sunny courtyard overlooking the little fountain feature also offers the opportunity to sit out and relax.

 

  • Part of a complex of properties
  • 1 bedroom - double
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Amazon Video, Bang and Olufsen bluetooth and audio docking system
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Private parking for 1 car near to the property with additional parking available on site
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Dual controllable night storage heating
  • Regret no pets or children
  • Please note: the pond to the rear of the property is public and not fenced
  • Shops and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Annie Harrison

This property is personally managed by Annie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 15th July 2022

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A great base for exploring this beautiful part of the country. The apartment was spotlessly clean and comfortable.

Reviewed by Maxine 1st July 2022

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Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation in a very peaceful setting, surrounded by countryside. The walk into the village of Cartmel is a short stroll away. The village itself is very pretty and has everything you need, including several lovely pubs. The accommodation is a great base to explore the Lake District and we would not hesitate to bookRead more again. Hide

Reviewed by Cathryn 24th June 2022

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A beautiful, very well equipped apartment, perfectly located for Cartmel village and a great base for exploring the Lake District.

Reviewed by Paul 17th June 2022

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This apartment is amazing, so cosy and quiet and such a lovely walk across the field's to Cartmel. Can't fault this little gem at all. We will definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Patricia 27th May 2022

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Excellent cottage, extremely clean and comfortable with all the amenities you need. Very close to the wonderful Cartmel.

Reviewed by George 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Marilyn 29th April 2022

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A very comfortable and well equipped apartment in a quiet rural setting. The bottle of prosecco was much appreciated and a nice touch.

Reviewed by Sue 4th February 2022

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A cosy cottage in the perfect location with just a 15 minute walk into Cartmel. Lovely touches were the dressing gowns and slippers. It had a well equipped kitchen with a washer/drier which was very useful during our stay. Tea, coffee, and milk were also provided. The bed was perfect for me and the bathroom had a lovely shower. Thank you for the boRead morettle of Prosecco which was the perfect start to our stay. I would highly recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 7th January 2022

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Reviewed by Heather 22nd December 2021

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Fabulous place to stay, we didnt want to leave after spending Christmas and New Year here it has everything and is only a 15 minute walk from centre.

Reviewed by Zoe 19th November 2021

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We stayed at no.7 ducklings retreat. The apartment was spotless. Beautiful place, it was equipped with everything we needed. Home from home, just perfect. We loved our stay there. We had some lovely days out in the Lake District too

Reviewed by Louise 15th October 2021

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A lovely, comfortable, peaceful location to act as a base to explore surrounding countryside. Good pubs in local village (about 1 mile walk if you fancy it) and the not to be missed Cartmel Village shop for supply of sticky toffee pudding!

Reviewed by Dean 24th September 2021

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Great location all good for places to visit.

Reviewed by Sally 17th September 2021

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Lovely comfortable place with everything you could want

Reviewed by Joshua 10th September 2021

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We absolutely loved our stay at Ducklings Retreat! The small things like dressing gowns and all of the helpful books/maps were an absolute winner; on top of such a beautiful cottage in an idyllic area. The bluetooth speaker added some home comforts, the bed was amazing and the rain shower even more so. Would highly recommend this to other visitors.Read more The owner even provided some high-vis jackets to ensure our return walk from the local village was as safe as could be down the lanes! Perfect!! Hide

Reviewed by Ros 6th August 2021

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This is a fantastically cosy, modern and well equipped one bed upstairs apartment, surrounded by beautiful views of the countryside. It is about a mile away from Cartmel Village, which has a mini supermarket, tea shops, pubs, the Priory and two Michelin star restaurants, which we can recommend. The lakes are stunning; particular favourites UllswateRead morer and Wastwater at the base of Scafell Pike. The train from Grange-over-Sands to Monmouth is also worth a trip. This cottage is a real gem! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 23rd July 2021

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Ducklings Retreat was a fabulous get away situated just outside the lovely village of Cartmel. The place was so clean and every care had been taken to include all home comforts. Would definitely recommend and aim to be back again.

Reviewed by Katie 16th July 2021

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We had a glorious week at Ducklings Retreat. We used it as our base for exploring everywhere in the Lakes inc. Cat Bells, Scafell Pike, Ullswater, Ambleside, and more. Everywhere we went was only 30 mins to 1 hour away and all of the drives were picturesque. The apartment is the perfect home to come back to every night, and we were really warmly weRead morelcomed by everyone we met throughout our stay. Highly recommended both for an active holiday exploring, or just for staying local and relaxing! Hide

Reviewed by Alan 25th June 2021

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Perfect apartment great position for lakes and Cartmel is a beautiful village, local brewery well worth visit to sample a great pint.

Reviewed by Gill 17th May 2021

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Clean and comfortable accommodation.

Reviewed by Toby 30th October 2020

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Beautiful, clean and comfortable property! The perfect base to explore the Lakes from. Would 100% recommend and rebook in a heartbeat!

Reviewed by David 16th October 2020

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This cottage is top notch and finished to a very high standard would definitely go back

Reviewed by Sally 18th September 2020

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This cottage didnt disappoint in any way. It delivered more than expected. The high quality finish and well thought out touches (ducks everywhere and the fantastic soap) made it a home away from home. And the shower was to die for.

Reviewed by Mark 7th August 2020

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