Holiday home 2 West View is a delightful terraced cottage situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Allithwaite, near Cartmel, on the stunning Cartmel Peninsula and can sleep five people. The cottage is set over three floors and has a first floor king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a second floor twin bedroom, a first floor single bedroom, a first floor bathroom, a kitchen/diner, a utility area and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside there is roadside parking beside the cottage, storage for bikes etc. and an enclosed courtyard with patio, furniture and a small front garden. 2 West View is an ideal base for a wonderful holiday.
Area Idyllically located on the western edge of the Cartmel Peninsula is the pretty village of Allithwaite, set at the edge of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. This traditional village provides a shop, post office and two local pubs which serving food whilst the historic town of Cartmel is close by for any further amenities. Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest town in the Lake District and boasts excellent walks along the local stream. Cartmel is composed of numerous cobbled streets, lined with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed, Michelin Starred L'Enclume restaurant. The Edwardian seaside resort of Grange-over-Sands is also within two miles of Allithwaite and features a traffic-free promenade, ornamental gardens, a choice of golf courses and excellent bird watching opportunities.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs, maps and walking guides. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot with cot sheets and highchair. Roadside parking by the cottage. Lockable storage for bikes, small boats etc. Enclosed courtyard with patio, furniture and small front garden. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 5 mins walk, uphill on the way back, shop 1 mile away
The cottage was lovely and homely and had great views from the back of the house.. We felt very at home there and had a great break.
Ms Wood, September 2020
Like most families we needed this holiday very much! So having a clean, comfortable, cosy cottage to relax in, make meals in, drink wine in (thanks for the wine!) and just be in a different place was super. A lovely glazed kitchen extension for meals and the patio got abit of sun. We had everything we needed. Lots of books and walk suggestions. Excellent beds, slept well and both showers good too. We couldn't work out the central heating or the recycling arrangements (sorry!) but probably just us! Once we needed to dry clothes as we were drenched on a walk (which didn't bother us, all par for the course in the Lakes!). Lots to do in the area especially if you like walking, great shops in Flookburgh and Cartmel. Went to Morecambe, Arnside and Coniston, all well within an hour s drive. Obviously corona not gone, but the cottage was clean, well organised safety measures from Sykes and we felt completely safe at all times.
Miss Thornton, August 2020
Really lovely home.. Everything as expected. Perfect base for exploring the South Lakes.
Last minute booking as our other accommodation fell through. Jo the owner was really helpful and phoned and emailed all the info we needed as we were unfamiliar with the area.
The house is fantastic. It's an extended red sandstone mid terrace at the top of the hill in allithwaite. It has open views to the rear and is in really attractive surroundings.
Bedrooms are excellent, 1 double, 1 twin and a single. Cracking big ensuite off the double with a walk in shower. The living room has a log burning stove and would be really cosy in winter. The kitchen diner is modern and well equipped. Nothing you will need is missing.
Allithwaite is a beautiful village in its own right. It has a small shop and the Pheasant Inn is a lovely family friendly pub with excellent food.
Grange over Sands is only a couple of miles away with the stunning village of Cartmel only a mile the other direction.
All in all its a cracking house in a really great location. Highly recommended!
Very comfortable house with all facilities for all family.. We stayed for 2 nights and I couldn't imagine better place to stay. Very good location - 30-60min far away from all beautiful Lake District places. Friendly and kind owners made sure that our stay would be more comfortable and unforgettable. Didn't have any issues with free car parking on the road. Highly recommended to everyone!!!
House was perfect for us and our dog Millie.. Great for walks and visits to the Lakes.
House very clean with lovely views from the back.
We would definitely stay here again.
Owner very pleasant and helpful.. Lots of local walks with maps and books in the house. Enjoyed the log fire and lovely view from the kitchen. Good food and atmosphere at The Pheasant. Would go again, thank you.
Lovely property with good communications from the owner
Previous clients have been abusing the heating system,ie altering times and not reseting thermostat when they leave.. The property is in reasonable condition,the facilities are very good.Easy reach of the coast and lakes.The local pub is very clean,the food is good as is the beer,but sadly well overpriced.
We had a fantastic week.. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It was well equipped with everything you might need and more. The location was central for exploring all areas of the lakes.
Loved this cottage.. Cosy and comfortable. Such a good position to explore the lakes or Morecambe Bay Area. Bonus was that we could bring our little dog.
The property is lovely and the ower was delightful and so helpful.. We enjoyed our short stay in the Lake District and will be back some day.
Cottage was fabulous.. The only downside for where we were was the lack of outside areas for dogs to have a run. The two green areas were no dogs allowed and pavements were narrow or you were walking on the road.
Generally there was little to complain of.. only minor issue.....we didnt stop to watch the tv..... but the handset let us down. however the house was more than ample, the dogs had plenty of room .... so did we ; the kitchen was genouinasly stocked with all utensils and pots and pans for our breakfast needs. great views and ideal location for the southern lakes and surrounding towns and villages.
We had a great time, beautiful views, extremely clean and well equipped, if I .... We had a great time, beautiful views, extremely clean and well equipped, if I had to say something I would point out that it had no grass, or dogs wouldn't wee haha we had to walk to a field but really not a hardship
Perfect break many thanks
The cottage has been beautifully refurbished and is well equipped and very clean.. Wonderful views and a great location. We had a very comfortable and restful week away. Thank you!
We all enjoyed our stay at 2 West View although the weather was mixed.. Facilities within the cottage were as advertised. There was a slight issue with cleanliness with a used razor that was left in the soap tray of the shower in the en-suite but that apart everything was satisfactory. It was a delight to look out from the breakfast table onto the hills with sheep grazing and all manner of birds flying by. We were unfortunately unable to connect to the wifi even though we worked to the instructions that were left for us. The cottage was ideally placed for touring and we certainly made the most of it. Our 2 grandchildren aged 4 and 9 really enjoyed the local park which was only a short walk from the cottage. We were also impressed by the friendliness of the local people particularly at the Pheasant Inn where we had a very good Sunday Lunch top off by a generous portion of sticky toffee pudding and custard. Carmel is a delightful village and viewing the historic Abbey is a must see. Grange over Sands has a lovely park and a stroll along the promenade looking out over Morecombe Bay was breath-taking. Yes, we would definitely return but maybe next time it would be in late spring or early summer.
We all enjoyed our stay in this very well appointed property.. We loved watching the wildlife from the kitchen window. The photos don't show how spacious the accommodation is, we would love to return.
The cottage was absolutely perfect! We could have stayed much longer than a week. It is well equipped and has everything and more you can think of. The cottage is very spacious and has a lovely flow. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Just returned from a weeks stay at this excellent house. We were 2 adults and 3 children and there was plenty of room for us all. Very comfy and clean. Only thing I would suggest is a flask and plastic crockery would be a great addition for taking out on picnics
Im writing this review as I forgot to sign the guest book.
Allithwaite is handy for Cartmel, Ulverston, Kendal, Barrow and Lancaster.
There are fell walks, Lakes, bay walks and rides all within easy reach.
The cottage is clean, up to date, well maintained and easy to live in and use.
I liked using the train at Kents Bank and Cark for journeys round to Lancaster, Morecambe, Ulverston and Barrow.
Today I took the train to Ulversyton and walked up Hoad Hill to the Barrow monument. It looks like a lighthouse. Panoramic views over the hills, bay and town.
Fat Flour bakery down the hill in Cark, 8 am to 1pm, and Friday and Saturday evenings for pizzas, is good for interesting bread. I especially enjoyed the honey and walnut loaf this time.
Exceedingly nice cottage style terrace only 2 miles from Cartmel, very well equipped with everything you could need. Can't fault the place, will return with friends in the future.
Beautiful cottage felt like home from home. Very well equipped, and super clean. The views from the back of the cottage are superb. Good location for surrounding attractions. Would definitely revisit.
We found the cottage to be lovely and homely. There was a beautiful view and it was situated in a great location. The property was also child friendly with a travel cot, high chair and DVDs available. We would definitely recommend 2 West View to anyone who would like to have a quiet and relaxing countryside holiday.
A lovely house, well-equipped and beautifully presented. The bedrooms are lovely and the twin-bedded loft conversion particularly charming. Havins a separate lounge was a bonus and the beautifully extended kitchen/diner with its views over the countryside is a delightful living space,
Parking outside was never a problem, though Allithwaite's lack of footpaths and plenty of throug traffic makes exploring on foot a little alarming. No real shop so need to go to Grange for provisions, But a great base to explore the southern lake lands and the Cartmel and Furness peninsulas,
Pheasant Innn deserves its reputation for good food,
10 out of 10! A fantastic holiday cottage in a beautiful location. It was within walking distance of Grange over sands and Cartmel and had good local shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, etc. Easy access to the Lake District and Yorkshire dales.
Stayed here with our family; a 7 and 5 year old and a dog. The children loved the attic room, and we loved the kitchen (which had everything we needed) with the gorgeous views across the fields over breakfast, and the utility room was fab for use after walks, drying and storing shoes etc. We found Allithwaite not great for dog walks, as very few public open spaces to let the dog off the lead, found a nice park along the railway line on the way into Grange however. The beds were comfortable, linen very clean and fresh, bathrooms nicely laid out. We always drove into the Lakes to get a decent walk, Orrest Head in Windermere perfect for the children, and Muncaster castle great for taking the dog and entertaining the children. We had such a bad week weather wise, storm weather warnings, hail, snow and rain, but we don't feel like we missed out in any way as we found plenty to do in the Lakes and nearby to have a great time. Our only personal downside was that we left ALL the children's Easter eggs hidden on top of a wardrobe on Easter Saturday before actually giving them to them! Ooooops! Will triple check before leaving a rental next time!
The cottage was fantastic. The village was quiet and peaceful, the views were stunning and everything was near to hand so didn't have to drive too far to find something to do. Would definitely recommend this for families and couples of all ages, can't wait to go back.
Really good for a car free holiday, within cycling distance of the train station, secure bike storage. Really well equipped cottage, nothing lacking. Very well presented too, the photos on the website don't do it justice.
Stayed for a week with family and pet dog, I was very impressed with this home from home. It had everything you could need with the owner taking a lot of trouble with attention to detail. Amazing kitchen with fantastic view, comfy beds and lovely master bedroom with en-suite and log burner in the lounge. Having wifi was the icing on the cake, I could happily move in! Will definitely use this property again when visiting the area.
The cottage was so close to beautiful areas and we did not have to go far. It felt like going home every evening and everywhere we went the people were friendly. We did not want to come home.
We had a wonderful holiday in the Lake District. The cottage was comfortable, clean and well stocked with towels, cutlery and crockery. The kitchen was of a particularly high standard and the views from the dining room were truly spectacular. The owner contacted us before our visit and gave us a number of contact numbers and details which we could use if we had any problems. We had no reason to use these numbers but it was re-assuring to know that help was at hand if we needed it. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
Really good base to explore the lakes ! Fantastic kitchen diner with great views , really clean and had everything you need and more !
The houise is in a beautiful setting and the surrounding area is really nice.
Just a lovely welcoming house and the views from the back were stunning
The views from the property were lovely and it was an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area.
The location was superb and the house was perfect. It was clean, welcoming and fully equipped. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Would definitely go back! Thanks.
Great location for exploring the Southern Lakes. House has been finished to a very high standard. The kitchen is well equipped and has lovely views over the surrounding countryside through the large patio doors. Sitting area is comfortable and the wood burner was a treat. Beds are very comfortable providing a great nights sleep after a days exploring.
The facilities are top class the knowledge that yourselves and the owners are on hand if needed is very reassuring.
This cottage is great. We stayed with our 3 children and there was everything we needed. The cottage itself is really clean and modern inside but in character with the age of the building. Both Cartmel and Grange are nearby and easy to get to. You will need a car.
A lovely cottage, full of light and lovely views from the kitchen table.
The cottage was recently renovated to a high standard, it had everything you could possibly need, whilst retaining the character of the property.
The cottage was beautiful, well cared for and very comfy. We could not have asked for anything more.
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