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Luxury Historic House In The Heart Of Cartmel

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-May-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Cartmel, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Central Village Location - Walking Distance To Restaurants, Pubs And Shops

Recently refurbished, luxury five star accommodation in a Grade II listed house in the centre of the historic village of Cartmel in the South Lake District. Five comfortable bedrooms; three bathrooms; period features; garden. The house is within walking distance of Simon Rogan's L'enclume restaurant with its two Michelin stars.

3 night weekend and 4 night midweek breaks are available outside of main holiday periods. Please call or email for rates as we are unable to display them on this site. Alternatively, please look on our own website - www.fordhousecartmel.co.uk

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Judy Staples
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Judy Staples

Judy Staples

We are a family of 5 with 3 daughters. We have always holidayed in the Lakes and Cornwall introducing our girls to the sea, surfing, lakes and Beatrix Potter!

Judy Staples purchased this house in 2014

Why Judy Staples chose Lakes Peninsula

We have recently been lucky enough to buy Ford House after it came back unexpectedly on the market. It was already perfectly set up as a luxury holiday home catering for large groups with unique charm and features.

As a family we often visit the Lake District and both my husband and I were brought up holidaying here as children.I particularly spent a lot of time in Grange over Sands with a day trip to Cartmel as an annual treat. The Lakes have a magical quality for me and I always feel I've escaped when there.

Cartmel has so much more to offer these days and is a stepping stone to the many lakes and fells.

What makes this house unique

Ford House is right in the heart of the village, in The Square. We have immediate access to many eateries or a variety of artisan shops for a meal at home. To be so close to the racecourse is exciting on those meet days and you can take picturesque walks without getting in the car. All the bedrooms are attractive and spacious and no one feels they have second best. The garden is a lovely sun trap and the sitting room a cosy haven.

16 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

5

Return Visit

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our 2nd visit to ford house and our experience was just as wonderful as last year. Judy is so efficient & prompt at replying to any queries and the booking process is so so easy. What do we say about the house....it is wonderful. My daughter said she felt her whole body relax as she came through the door! There is plenty of space, the kitchen has everything you need with no expense spared. There is a spacious, enclosed garden perfect for our dogs and a lovely seating area. All of the bedrooms & bathrooms are luxurious with plenty of space. Its the personal touches that have gone into the house that make it very special & it so feels like like a 'home from home' relaxing & cosy. Perfect for family gatherings or celebrations and we hope to return very soonx

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to welcome you all back. You always take such pleasure from your stay and look after Ford House so well. We hope for more return visits. Many thanks.
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5

Ideal.

  • 5 of 5

Ford House is an ideal place to stay with friends and family. The house offers everything and a bit more of what you would have at home.

Eight of us stayed for a long weekend of walking and eating and drinking all available around and in Cartmel, beautiful place. Judy was very informative when booking Ford House. I would definitely recommend Ford House as a lovely place to stay.

We ate out in the Kings Arms on the Saturday night, which was extremely busy and therefore the food unfortunately wasn't that good, it was served not very hot and rushed, but it did not spoil our time in Cartmel.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It is always great to hear that people enjoy the many features and amenities we keep adding. We always aim to reply quickly to any communication and help with anything which will make your stay go well. We hope to welcome you back soon.
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5

Amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us came to stay for my husbands 40th weekend as we were off to L'enclume... we couldn't have asked for a better house. Right in the middle of beautiful Cartmel (like a village out of a Richard Curtis film) stands the house - situated between 2 old country pubs (both with log fires) and almost opposite the Cartmel Village Shop (home to the sticky toffee pudding no less).

Organising the rental with Judy was super easy and she sent us everything we needed to know well in advance.

Directions to the cottage were great - parking a slight issue right in the center but again (as Judy's notes say) we found spots just outside - plus a lovely walk to and from.

The house had everything we could need - it was super cosy, especially when we had the log fire on in the evening sat round with a glass of wine & eating cheese (excellent cheese shop just round the corner).

All bedrooms as advertised - VERY comfy beds and good quality white linen. The whole house was very clean.

Kitchen was fantastic with very nice appliances.

Would very much recommend L'enclume (just round the corner) for a real TREAT of a meal / experience - but also Rogan & Co - was fantastic too!

Buy your provisions from the spar shop on the outskirts of the village (inc stocking up on plenty of fire wood) - then for more yummy bits - the Cartmel Village Shop in the square (I bought 5 different puddings as presents too).

All in all - perfect weekend. Really hope we manage to get up to Cartmel again.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a perfect birthday weekend. You sampled all the delights which Cartmel has to offer and we are so glad that you found Ford House to be just what you wanted
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5

Forrdhouse#amazing

  • 5 of 5

I will never tire of telling people what an amazing time we had in this house, everything was fantastic, the owner replied to emails straight away, the house is so comfortable with everything you need, superb property in a lovely village.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very happy client - Perfect! We always like to be available to answer any questions or help with arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Wonderful family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to be invited to celebrate the in-laws Ruby wedding with rest of our family including two grandchildren and two dogs . The location was superb and the house delightful catering for 10 adults with ample space for us all . We loved to be able to walk around the village so easily having babies and yet the surrounding area meant we could explore further too.

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're glad you had such a happy family celebration. We hope you'll come back and see us in the future.
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The perfect venue for a get together

  • 5 of 5

Having decided to have a girls weekend away to celebrate my 50th birthday the search was on for the perfect venue and we found it. Although I know the Lakes quite well I didn't know Cartmel and what a fab place it is. Lovely shops to wander in, particularly the wine shop where we spent some time tasting and buying having been offered great advice on all manner of beverages. There are lots of places to eat in the village but we had decided to eat in at Ford House. The house is very welcoming with a lovely open fire and is very well equipped, all the ladies were very impressed to find Emma Bridgewater mugs in the kitchen. There is nothing else to say other than the house had everything and exceeded expectations. I imagine that we will be back at some stage and I hope I don't have to wait until my 60th!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was on my 50th birthday trip that I managed to get my husband to appreciate Cartmel, my childhood holiday destination and fall in love with Ford House. Cartmel has developed so much and lacks nothing. Hot Wines not only offer a fantastic service in the shop but will do wine tastings in the house, a great evening in It is great to hear of clients enjoying their special celebrations. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the mugs and all our facilities. We have tried to make it home from home with lovely surroundings and equipment like the Kitchen Aid coffee machine. Our next project which is underway is the sitting room! We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Location

From the Owner

We have recently been lucky enough to buy Ford House after it came back unexpectedly on the market. It was already perfectly set up as a luxury holiday home catering for large groups with unique charm and features. As a family we often visit the Lake District and both my husband and I were brought up holidaying here as children.I particularly spent a lot of time in Grange over Sands with a day trip to Cartmel as an annual treat. The Lakes have a magical quality for me and I always feel I've escaped when there. Cartmel has so much more to offer these days and is a stepping stone to the many lakes and fells.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May Races
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,275
 
 
Early Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,675
 
 
Summer 1
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
for 7 nights
£1,975
 
 
July Races
21 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,050
 
 
Peak Summer
28 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
for 7 nights
£1,975
 
 
August Races
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,225
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
14 night minimum stay
£1,975
 
 
Early Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,775
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
8 night minimum stay
£2,975
 
 
Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
14 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,550
 
 
May Races
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,275
 
 
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,675
 
 
July Races
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,050
for 7 nights
£2,050
 
 
High Summer
20 Jul 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
for 7 nights
£1,975
 
 
August Races
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£2,275
for 7 nights
£2,275
 
 
Autumn
31 Aug 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£939
for 3 nights
From
£313
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
 
 
Half Term
19 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,975
for 7 nights
£1,975
 
 
Early Winter
2 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£789
for 3 nights
From
£263
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
8 night minimum stay
£2,775
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,975
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£789
for 3 nights
From
£263
From
£374
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,350
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are for 7 nights but we also offer weekend breaks (Friday to Monday) and midweek breaks (Monday to Friday). These breaks are available all year apart from the main holiday periods. Please email or call for prices, availabilty and to book Ford House.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time is 4pm, although we will try and accommodate early arrivals by arrangement. Departure time is 10 am. Booking is for one week and weekend and midweek breaks are also available. Please email or call for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Ford House is right in the heart of the village, in The Square. We have immediate access to many eateries or a variety of artisan shops for a meal at home. To be so close to the racecourse is exciting on those meet days and you can take picturesque walks without getting in the car. All the bedrooms are attractive and spacious and no one feels they have second best. The garden is a lovely sun trap and the sitting room a cosy haven.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Location Type

  • lake
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 Luxury bathroom for bedrooms 2 and 3 with bath and separate shower Luxury bathroom for bedrooms 4 and 5 with bath and separte shower

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 king size bed, original fireplace and views over the village square, Priory and Hampsfell beyond. En-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: king size bed, fireplace, views over the square. Bedroom 3: twin beds Bedroom 4: king size bed Bedroom 5: twin

Outside

  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Outside: Private walled garden to rear with patio table and chairs. Barbecue supplied. Utility Room: Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Separate cloakroom with toilet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen supplied for all beds. One Bath, hand towel and Bathrobe per person supplied. House cleaned and linen changed weekly.

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