Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
Open lounge area with modern touches
Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary LED fire
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
Sit back and relax
Relax in the small sunny courtyard with the welcome addition of a feature fountain
1 / 12  Be greeted by the duck pond upon arrival
2 / 12  Open lounge area with modern touches
3 / 12  Sit back and relax in front of the contemporary LED fire
4 / 12  Plenty of unique art pieces
5 / 12  Time to relax
6 / 12  Kitchen area with dining table
7 / 12  Double bedroom
8 / 12  Perfect for a restful nights sleep
9 / 12  Shower room
10 / 12  Exposed beams add to the character
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
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 charming apartment is situated in a Lakeland village in the heart of a picturesque and welcoming park, making it the perfect romantic hideaway. There are some fantastic walks on the doorstep and bustling Cartmel is just under a mile, with its many shops, pubs and restaurants. Major attractions such as Lake Windermere are a short drive away, making this an excellent base for explorers and lovers of the great outdoors.

Offering cosy and chic accommodation for two, this characterful property features a careful blend of traditional and contemporary. A shared hall leads up to the first-floor apartment where you’ll discover a spacious and welcoming open-plan living space. If the mood takes you, rustle up something delicious in the well-equipped and attractive kitchen, before lighting some candles and enjoying a romantic meal at the dining table. The inviting lounge is enhanced by a Gazco LED inset fire and comfortable sofas, which offer a snuggly spot to curl up on together as you enjoy a film. The beautifully furnished double bedroom will be a welcome sight at the end of a busy day as you sink down under the covers and drift off to sleep. A walk-in rainfall shower and underfloor heating are some nice additions in the bathroom. Take in your tranquil surroundings with a glass of something tasty in the shared outdoor area which looks over a duck pond. There’s also an enclosed sunny courtyard to enjoy.

Don’t miss the chance to try Cartmel’s famous sticky toffee pudding before stopping off at one of the great local pubs. Don your hiking boots at Eggerslack Woods (2 miles) which is great for a lighter walk. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lake Windermere by hopping on a pleasure cruise or taking a stroll around its shores, 12 miles away.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Miles 18th October 2019

After a hellish day of our car breaking down on the A1 on the way to a holiday in Cockermouth, just to find out there had been a misunderstanding and we lost our home to another couple. We booked ducklings retreat on the side of the road waiting for AA. The price, the place and location were perfect. Its a short walk along the road to get to a locaRead morel shop and pub. It has all essentials including a very nice touch with a bottle of bubbly. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. Will be back Hide

Reviewed by David 13th September 2019

The apartment was nicely furnished and very comfortable/cosy. All of the information provided was easy to follow when using the facilities. Unfortunately the reception on the TV was somewhat problematic from time to time. It was also apparent from the accompanying literature that the view from the apartment was overlooking the duck pond which was nRead moreot the case. Hide

Reviewed by John 6th September 2019

Pleasant, clean and comfortable cottage in a quiet location with excellent access to southern Cumbria. Very nice bathroom and comfortable bed. Helpful caretaker quickly responded to a faulty tap.

Reviewed by Jackie 26th July 2019

We really enjoyed our stay. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. It is located in a lovely peaceful setting. The allocated car parking and the seating area in the courtyard was great. The walk into the village along the road was a fairly brisk 20 minute walk.

Reviewed by Aidan 7th June 2019

One of the best self catering facilities we've stayed in, everything we needed, very peaceful, friendly staff, very clean.

Reviewed by Andrew 27th May 2019

A lovely cottage in a lovely location. It is a little further than the advertised walk to the village & pubs & restaurants. There is a footpath across the fields that would be no good in bad weather otherwise you have to walk along a rather busy road with no footpath.

Reviewed by William 17th May 2019

Ducklings Retreat- Lovely place to stay... bit out of way if you are not mobile as walk to village is along a road with no pavements or you can go by fields... really though it is a lovely cottage and very peaceful location

Reviewed by David 16th November 2018

Beautifully apartment, well appointed and kitted out, in secluded countryside but not far from local town, restaurants, shops etc. Ideal location.

Reviewed by Sean 14th September 2018

Very quiet location just what we were looking for .Cartmel is a lovely village great pubs and selection of shops would definitely stay in this area again.Very comfortable cottage and well equipped.

Reviewed by David and Denise; North Yorkshire August 2018

What a wonderful little cottage out in the countryside. Very pleasant accomodation with all you could need for a quiet holiday. Nice touch upon arrival 'Prosecco'

Reviewed by James 6th August 2018

Lovely location, really well decorated and perfect for a week away for a couple. All amenities are within a 10min walk and there is plenty to see and do all within a 15 min drive. Couldnt recommend it more!

Reviewed by Gordon and Kathleen; Scotland July 2018

Lovely apartment, Cartmel quaint and also beautiful. We have enjoyed our week here and will no doubt return at some point - Love the Lake District.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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