Luxury Grade II listed self-catering accommodation in the centre of historic Cartmel village on the edge of the Lake District national park

Ford House sleeps 10 and has been refurbished to a superior 5 star standard. The accommodation has been thoughtfully designed, offering luxury and comfort along with many original features – character beams, log burner and farmhouse flagstone floors with the added benefit of underfloor heating. There are five large bedrooms and three well appointed bathrooms, one of which is en-suite.


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This double fronted period property with private walled garden is located in the centre of Cartmel in the village square. The village is famous for its sticky toffee pudding and the Cartmel races. It is also home to L’Enclume, Simon Rogan’s two Michelin star restaurant, and Rogan & Co with its one Michelin star, There are four great pubs, a micro-brewery, high-class shops and well-stocked delis. The Lake District national park with its stunning fells and beautiful lakes is just on your doorstep.


Cartmel village is built around the 12th century Priory which welcomes over 60,000 visitors a year. Ford House is perfect for family gatherings, wedding parties and celebrations and walking parties. Just 150 yards from Cartmel Racecourse, it is also perfect for racegoers. Food lovers are 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 Arms, Royal Oak and Cavendish Arms closer still! As if that isn't enough, you can try Unsworth's Yard with its micro-brewery, the Cartmel Wine Shop, Cartmel Cheeses and artisan bakery.

L Laughlan

February 2020

We spent a lovely week at Ford House with family to celebrate our son's first birthday. The house is excellent with all the facilities you need for a large group: the kitchen is especially well equipped. The house is perfectly situated in the central square of Cartmel so you don’t need to walk too far for a refreshment - in fact the house is adjacent to both the Kings Arms and Royal Oak pubs, and the Cavendish is just round the corner. A real gem!

J Hilton

March 2019

Stayed for 3 nights at Ford House celebrating a few friends' 50th birthdays. Fantastic location, spotlessly clean, very well equipped with high spec fittings. We will definitely return.

J Waldock

June 2018

We had a fantastic 3 night break in Ford House with our friends and dogs. The house is so well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The location is perfect, right in the centre of Cartmel surrounded by pubs and restaurants and a few minutes walk from the lovely race course.

N Binns

December 2018

We had a fabulous Christmas at Ford House. It's comfortable, warm with all mod cons in a characterful setting and it has an amazingly well equipped kitchen with loads of mugs, glasses, plates etc so with a big group you don't keep running out! Cartmel is a lovely, friendly village with several pubs and restaurants and some great shops and there are super country walks straight from the house. Our host Judy could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended

A Shearer

March 2018

Fabulous accommodation, superb location, love it!