About the Area

Ford House is located in the heart of the village square in the quaint and olde worlde south Lakeland village of Cartmel, famous for its sticky toffee pudding and the Cartmel Races.

Cartmel village is built around the 12 Century Priory which welcomes over 60,000 visitors a year.

Cartmel accommodation Lake DistrictThe local village shop is to the other side of the square and offers a range of sumptuous delights in the form of a deli counter, local cheeses and beers, yummy puddings and, of course, home made sticky toffee pudding. The speciality cheese and artisan bread shops add to the culinary delights.

Ford House is perfect for family gatherings, wedding parties and celebrations and walking parties. Being located just 150 yards from Cartmel Racecourse, it is also perfect for racegoers. Food lovers will be spoilt for choice with Simon Rogan’s L’enclume Restaurant with its two Michelin stars just 200 yards away. His bistro is even closer and the great local pubs the Kings Head, Royal Oak and Cavendish Arms closer still!

Grange over Sands is only five minutes drive away and has a supermarket and is home of specialist Higginsons butchers and two excellent bakeries. Grange-over-Sands also offers  two golf courses; a 9 hole and an 18 hole, which both welcome visitors.

Nearby there is Holker Hall and Gardens which is home to Lord and Lady Cavendish – a stately home worth a visit. Haverthwaite Railway, Levens Hall, Lake Windermere and Coniston Water are all close by.

Lake Windermere is five miles away, giving access to the high fells.The Lake District National Park is one of the most beautiful areas of England. There are many National Cycle Network routes and road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice.

There are walks for every ability from ambles around the lakes to high ridge walks and scrambling. There are numerous trails in the local woods and the surrounding fells which command magnificent views either of the Lake District hills or the sands reaching out across Morecambe Bay.

There are many areas looked after by the National Trust. The Lakes are home to Beatrix Potter and there are gardens, castles, houses, waterfalls and many places to visit.

Activities & Facilities On-Site or Locally

Abseiling, Boating, Canoeing, Climbing, Fishing – Sea, Golf Courses, Health Suite, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Pony Trekking, Quad Biking, Sailing, Sauna, Swimming, Team Building, Tennis Court, Walking, Water Skiing, Windsurfing