about the Area..

Croc Cottage overlooks the Square of the thriving working village of Flookburgh. Situated on the Cartmel Peninsula, it is a short distance away from Grange-over-Sands and Cartmel village, home to the racecourse, the beautiful Priory, a number of pubs and restaurants and of course the Village Shop famous for its Sticky Toffee Pudding.

The cottage has access to many local amenities as well as footpaths, bridleways and country lanes. This is an ideal base from which to explore South Lakeland’s lesser known beauty. Flookburgh has two pubs, a village shop, chemist, post office, fish and chip shop and church. There are two more pubs within ten minutes walking distance at the next village of Cark-in-Cartmel, one of which has a WiFi internet hotspot (if you need to work).

Local attractions include Holker Hall and Gardens which are just one mile away, horse racing at Cartmel, riding at Bigland, parachuting from Cark airfield. There is the children’s open farm just down the road as well as a miniature village. Flookburgh is also the scene of the annual Cumbria Steam Gathering in July. Beyond the village is the wonderful expanse of Morecambe Bay and the Cumbria Coastal Path is right on your doorstep.

Cark railway station is but a five minute walk from our front door, very handy for a night out in Ulverston, Arnside or even Lancaster, without having to drive home!

Flookburgh is 'out of the way' but easy to get to by car or train.

The Lakes are readily accessible with Lake Windermere and Coniston Water only 20 minutes away by car. Coniston is quieter, a good place for just messing about by the lake, but with all the facilities for boat hire, tea shops, restaurants  and pubs. Bowness-on-Windermere is much larger and livelier and has cruise boats and a greater number of restaurants and shops.

Kendal is a major shopping centre and place of interest with supermarkets, many nice restaurants, arts centre, cinema and leisure centre with swimming pool.  It is only a 25 minute drive away. Ulverston is 15/20 minutes away by car and has Market days Thursday and Saturday. Here you will find a theatre (Coronation Hall) and many welcoming pubs, cafes and restaurants.

There are many other places to visit… Dalton Wild Animal Park, Aquarium of the Lakes (Windermere), Laurel and Hardy Museum (Ulverston), Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Coniston and Windermere Lake Cruises, 13th Century Furness Abbey, Dock Museum (both in Barrow), Holker Hall and Gardens (including Donald Campbell Bluebird Exhibition), Beatrix Potter Museum (Ambleside), Cartmel Priory and many many more….