Nestled among the rooftops, with views over Cartmel racecourse, this apartment enjoys the perfect location, in the heart of one of South Lakeland’s prettiest villages.
Situated next to the village’s famous arch, Tower House was originally built in 1850 as a gentleman’s residence. The property has since been converted into apartments and The Loft holds prime position at the very top of the building in what used to be the servant’s quarters. Whilst the apartment offers all the modern amenities and comforts that one looks for in a holiday home, it still maintains much of its original charm with its timber beams and quirky layout. On entering the apartment there is space to leave your coats and boots, then a further six steps lead up to the main accommodation. On this level there is a shower room, cupboard with washer/dryer and two well-presented bedrooms, the master of which has kingsize bed, window seat which looks out towards the Priory, wall-mounted TV with built-in DVD player and a useful en-suite toilet for comfort and convenience. The contemporary kitchen has everything you need for your self-catering holiday with electric hob, oven, microwave and under counter fridge with ice-box. An additional three steps take you up through the beams into the light and airy living area which has plenty of comfy seating, 32" Smart TV, electric stove-effect fire and a dining area which looks out over the roof tops towards the racecourse. The apartment also benefits from its own private patio, a real rarity for such a centrally located property. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a glass of wine and a good book after a day’s walking or sightseeing. There is an outhouse which houses a freezer and where bikes can be stored.
Famous for its sticky toffee pudding, the vibrant medieval village of Cartmel hosts a multitude of events throughout the year including race meetings, live music and a monthly farmer’s market, making it popular with locals and tourists alike. With all of the village’s amenities quite literally on the doorstep, it is the perfect location for families and couples who enjoy their food and drink. But don’t think you’ll be inconvenienced by any noise. The apartment is located on Cavendish Street just across from one of the village’s most popular pubs, and closing time is generally a very quiet affair at this genteel pub. At the end of the lane, less than 100 yards away, is the famous two Michelin starred restaurant L’Enclume, an absolute must for anyone with something special to celebrate. Passing through the archway you’ll enter the village square where you will find an array of cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants. Set against the backdrop of the Lakeland fells, another popular village attraction is the racecourse, whose history dates back to the 12th century. The 12th-century Priory is also worth a visit.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the area is popular with walkers and cyclists. Other activities available locally include Segway, golf and horse riding. Whilst there is enough in and around the village to keep one busy, Cartmel also makes a great touring base with easy access into the Lake District National Park. Within a 15-minute drive you can reach Newby Bridge where you will find the aquarium, Lakeland Motor Museum and the nearby Lakeside and Haverthwaite steam railway. Windermere and Bowness are within a 30-minute drive, Ambleside and Grizedale Forest 40 minutes and Keswick and Ullswater just over an hour. Beach 3 miles. Shop and restaurant 10 yards, pub 5 yards.
External open-tread steps to entrance. All on the second floor. Sloping ceilings in most rooms.
Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With electric stove-effect fire and 32" Smart TV.
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Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Utility cupboard: With washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, TV, DVD player and en-suite with toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Outbuilding with freezer. Patio with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking, permit for 1 car included. No smoking. Please note: No children under 7 years old. There are 6 steps to the patio. This property has a security deposit of £150.
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