Private walled garden with lawn and seating
Lounge/dining room
Kitchen/dining area
Contemporary feel
Tastefully decorated
Ground floor cloakroom
Make yourself at home
Finishing touches
Master bedroom
Single bedroom
Beautiful features
Double bedroom
Enjoy a meal alfresco
Relax in the tranquil walled garden
View towards the property
Gravelled entrance
1 / 19  Private walled garden with lawn and seating
2 / 19  Lounge/dining room
3 / 19  Kitchen/dining area
4 / 19  Contemporary feel
5 / 19  Lounge
6 / 19  Tastefully decorated
7 / 19  Ground floor cloakroom
8 / 19  Make yourself at home
9 / 19  Finishing touches
10 / 19  Master bedroom
11 / 19  En-suite
12 / 19  Single bedroom
13 / 19  Beautiful features
14 / 19  Double bedroom
15 / 19  Bathroom
16 / 19  Enjoy a meal alfresco
17 / 19  Relax in the tranquil walled garden
18 / 19  View towards the property
19 / 19  Gravelled entrance

Ford Barn

Cartmel, Lake District
Visit England Gold AwardVisit England rating: 5 stars
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance


  • Rare off street parking for 2 cars
  • Private, fully enclosed walled garden with lawn and patio seating, a wonderfully sunny spot to relax
  • Located in the attractive medieval village of Cartmel, within walking distance of the shops, pubs, and restaurants (ideal for foodies!)
Property code: LCC16

Stunning detached barn conversion sleeping five guests, located in the beautiful medieval village of Cartmel, and only 6.5 miles from Lakeside on the southern shore of Lake Windermere.

Located in the hugely popular village of Cartmel, this beautiful three-bedroom barn conversion is perfect for a break with family and friends. Sleeping up to five people and two hounds, it enjoys easy access to some the Lake District’s hot spots, making it a great choice for those looking to explore the great outdoors. Foodies will be in their element as it’s within walking distance of some popular pubs and restaurants too.


This gorgeous detached home has been finished to a high standard throughout and combines a tasteful mix of original features with contemporary creature comforts. The stylish lounge/diner has a traditional feel with floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the area with light. A comfortable sofa and armchairs provide a relaxing place to sit after a day trekking in walking boots. The chic, modern kitchen is a super space for those who can’t resist doing a spot of cooking during their break, while guests can enjoy a relaxed meal at the kitchen table, or at the more formal one in the dining area. Upstairs, each of the three bedrooms has been individually designed to create a sanctuary-like space for you and your guests. Patio doors lead from the kitchen out into a fully enclosed pretty walled garden, where the children and canines can roam safely while you enjoy a BBQ and some al fresco drinks on the lawn.


Explore the beautiful and famous 12th-century Norman priory in Cartmel village. Pull on your walking boots and grab the dog leads for a day of gentle strolls at Eggerslack Woods (2 miles) or simply wander out of your front door and join a nearby trail. Beach lovers won’t want to miss Grange-over-Sands (2.5 miles) while Lake Windermere (6.5 miles) is great for a day packed with water sports, boat trips and swimming.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Christmas 2020 booking period Monday 21st - Monday 28th December
  • Rare off road parking for two cars and fully enclosed private gardens
  • 3 bedrooms - all with TV/DVD. 1 king-size, 1 double, and 1 single
  • Bathroom - shower overbath and WC
  • En-suite shower room with shower and WC to the king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi with iPod dock
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 by arrangement
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Anthony.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jessica 21st February 2020

This cottage is centrally located in the village. Yes - the parking is awkward to get to but is a huge plus for the location. The village itself has everything you need but yet still keeps the quaint feeling. The cottage is perfect for small families with a dog. Once the gates are shut it is fully enclosed. 2 and a 1/2 bathrooms with one en-suite aRead morere a real bonus. Charlotte and Les are great hosts and we definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 31st January 2020

A fabulous property right in the heart of a wonderful village. The owners have created a home from experience and the photographs on the website just dont do it justice.

Reviewed by Sharron 20th December 2019

An absolutely gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location. Les and Charlotte lovely and made sure we had all we needed for our Christmas celebrations. Cartmel was stupendous and a hidden gem in the lakes. Would spend every Xmas there in a heartbeat. Thank you

Reviewed by Sarah 11th October 2019

Really lovely cottage in great location, very comfortable and well equipped, lovely and warm, with good quality everything. Very dog friendly, safe and enclosed garden, fantastic walks straight from Cartmel. Charlotte the host is really friendly and very helpful, and just next door.

Reviewed by Adam 4th October 2019

Great place in the heart of Cartmel. Pubs, shops and restaurants literally on your doorstep. With none of the unwanted noise at night. Tricky parking initially but that can't take away from Ford Barn's allure. Dog had a great time too. Love to go back!

Reviewed by Ed 20th September 2019

A lovely cottage right in the heart of Cartmel. Well appointed and looked after. Plenty of good dog walking in the area and the ones we used were gates rather than stiles, easier for Tilly to get through and meant no climbing for us! A lovely cheese and bread shop and local brewery just down the road. The village store is 50 yards away and does takRead moreeaway soup, very welcome at the end of a wet walk! Good restaurants and pubs. Well be back. Hide

Reviewed by IAN 21st June 2019

Delightful cottage, immaculately appointed in a most attractive and busy village with plenty of amenities. The cottage let us and our two dogs wanting for very little with places to eat, walk and visit all at hand. The only reason not to recommend Ford Barn is we don't want it so busy we cannot get to go back!

Reviewed by Wendy 7th June 2019

Great location, we were able to park the car and not have to use it again until our journey home

Reviewed by Janet 17th May 2019

Lovely cottage. Very private and in a good location for all amenities in village. Garden is fantastic. Perfect for families and dogs. Quality fixtures and fittings.

Reviewed by Andrea 12th April 2019

Fantastic cottage and Charlotte was so accommodating in anything we needed!! Good star well deserved!!

Reviewed by Paul 25th January 2019

This property couldn't be in a better location. Nestled between two pubs and within easy walking distance of a couple of shops. Dog walks from the house were brilliant with off lead options available. The house is clean and very well appointed!

Reviewed by Madalina 21st December 2018

Wonderful place, we had a great time and had everything we needed. Would certainly consider spending Christmas in this location again !!!

Reviewed by Elaine 28th September 2018

Excellent location in the heart of Cartmel, lovely private enclosed back garden

Reviewed by Alison 24th September 2018

We had a great time. Property was in an excellent position for the village and exploring further afield

Reviewed by Laura 10th August 2018

We had a lovely stay at the cottage! The village is cute and has everything you need in short walking distances. The cottage is homely and peaceful right in the middle of the village, but feeling very removed and tranquil. The owners were also super helpful and friendly, wonderful hosts. Only small downside was that when we arrived nothing was set Read moreup for our toddler, but this was quickly rectified. Also, the carpets had lots of dog hair which the cleaners hadn't properly cleaned before our stay. Hide

Reviewed by The Logan Family - Alloway, Ayr July 2018

Had a lovely week at Ford Barn. Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful village. Especially good for our 4 legged friend, Millie the laboradoodle! We had some delicious food in the Cavendish Ams, The Royal Oak, Cartmel Coffee and especially Rogan & Co. Also enjoyed lovely walks from the racecourse through the countryside. Bakers and Butchers in Grange-oveRead morer-Sands highly recommended. Will definately be back! Hide

Reviewed by Ian, Kay and Nick Spearing, Bucks July 2018

Thank you so much - we have had a fabulous stay in your lovely house. It is not only perfectly situated but full of character and so comfortable. We have had a lovely time travelling around the Lake District. Thank you again for your great hospitality.

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Private walled garden with lawn and seating
Lounge/dining room
Kitchen/dining area
Contemporary feel
Tastefully decorated
Ground floor cloakroom
Make yourself at home
Finishing touches
Master bedroom
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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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