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“The biggest slice of heaven we’ve experienced in the Lakes – ever! Even tho’ it rained, there was joy at Jammy Patch & a sence of serenity and peace at all times. Rarely have we visited a place we want to come back to time & again. Thank you for the most memorable & hospitable stay” Emma and Justin, 26.4.13

“Just a quick one from both of us to say how much we enjoyed our stay (and your hospitality). You’ve done a fine job of the stable, we would happily live in there!” Nick and Carolyn 9.2.13

“What an awesome little cozy place. We’ve had a fabulous time” Kim and Alan 3.2.13

“Had an amazing stop-over in Jammy Patch! Wonderful hospitality, accommodation and an incredible breakfast! Wish we could have stayed longer, will definitely come back as soon as possible” John, Ben, Laurence, Mark & Becky 4.1.13

“Brilliant! The stables were lovely and we had the most comfy bed! Woke up in the morning to great views and an even better breakfast. See you again soon!” Rob, Sarah, Adam & Louise 16.12.12

“The perfect cosy retreat – beautiful log fire, gorgeous soft blankets and the comfiest bed in the world! Thank you so much…we will hopefully be back soon” R&M Payne, 9.12.12

“We had a fantastic stay – the stables were brilliant – very relaxing and we will be definitely recommending Jammy Patch and coming back again!” L&J Gilmore, 18.11.12

“Thank you for a very comfortable, cosy and relaxing stay. I have enjoyed it all. Loved the open fire. I was very much ‘at home’ ” Susan Fountain 25.11.12

“Fantastic welcome, we are the 1st to stay in Beckside Stables – so cosy and relaxing. I love the open fire. Fantastic cooking and brilliant location. Even our dog found a friend in Noodle” Nicky and John, 4 Nov ’12


“Thank you – the cottage is truly lovely. I felt at home after about 20 minutes of being here and we have truly enjoyed our stay. I will definitely recommend the cottage to others” Amanda, Sept ’13

“Thank you very much for our lovely and relaxing stay at Cark Manor Stables. The cottage is perfect and a great location! Thank you for all the information and leaflets to hand, as this was our first time in the Lake District it was useful to us to plan where to go and what to do. Although it rained a few times, we still had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Will definitely recommend your cottage to anyone visiting here” Sarah and Craig, Sept ’13

“Our second visit. Just as good as last time! We all adore the place, and will be back soon” Mark and Clare 14 June ’13

“Fantastic home! We have loved every minute, thank you” Leanne & Dougal 12.4.13

“Wow! This cottage far exceeded our expections! Such a beautiful place to relax and get immersed in Lake District splendour. Loved all the old (and new) maps, loved the DVD library, loved the sunny balcony. We will be back” Jane & Toby Willis 15.03.13

“Thankyou for a wonderful stay…a really lovely time was had by all – including a lovely meal at Rogans…we’ve loved it here!” Jill, Sophie & Martha, Nov ’12

“…thank you so much for a wonderful week. Your cottage is amazing and your attention to detail is fantastic. We have had so much fun in the garden and a chill on the balcony when the sun shone!…everything was perfect!…We will be back…Gooden family, Aug 12

“Your cottage and gardens are beautiful. We have all had a lovely relaxing time and will highly recommend Cark Manor Stables to all our family and friends. We would very much like to come back…Thankyou for the toys, I enjoyed playing with them…I liked the maps all around the house. I saw an owl” Sarah, Richard, Luca & Leo

“We really enjoyed our stay at Cark Manor Stables, it is well equipped and very homely. Loved the maps, really good touch! There is nothing to change in our eyes, it was a perfect first time stay in the Lakes. We will be back….” Clare, Mark & Morgan

“..a big thank you for leaving all the toys for the boys, not to mention the massive DVD and book collection, they were in their element! Thanks for a brilliant holiday” Toland family 22.6.12

“Thanks very much for a lovely stay. The cottage is beautiful (and the garden)” Pooley family

“..We had a fantastic week in your lovely cottage – just what we were looking for. We were sorry we could only book one week – would have been great to stay a bit longer. We’ll need to book earlier next time:-) We’ll definitely be back…” Richard and Michelle 6.7.12

‘Very impressed with the whole cottage and surrounding areas” Pontone family, 18.08.12

“Amazing cottage, beautiful gardens & balcony, a real retreat, absolute tonic!!” Jez, Karen & Red 10.08.12

“We had a fantastic week. House has everything you need. Top marks” Stephen & Kathryne 18.02.12


“Superb hospitality, warm welcome, friendly atmosphere. We both thoroughly enjoyed our evening in L’Enclume which was rounded off by a lovely night’s sleep and wonderful breakfast. Highly recommended and will certainly come back to sample more of Cartmel’s delights” Andy and Chris 28.10.12

“We came looking for B&B, we found a beautiful spot and a real home from home for the weekend…We enjoyed the gastronomic delights of Cartmel and Ali’s kitchen – we’ll be back!” Anderson family 21.10.12

“The Jammy Patch: truly sweet, delicious and a real treat!…It is rare in this life that people find the ‘right thing’ to live a happy life. When it happens, its like the clouds parting on a sunny day – a ray of light that everyone can enjoy!! Thats how it feels at Jammy Patch – your happiness and contentment are infectious, and I’m reckoning, for many many years to come, all who visit you here will leave with a feeling of having been nourished by a family who’ve definitely found ‘the right thing’” Gemma Jerome 2.10.12

‘I was looking for a special place to stay on my pilgrimage (with Gemma) along the Cistercian Way. Dear Ali, your hospitality, cooking, and attention to detail is perfect. Thank you for opening up your family home in such a loving way” Sarah Horton 2.10.12

“Wonderful Hosts and a beautiful home – enjoyed every minute and look forward to visiting again. Epic breakfast. Missing Noodle already” Bob and Hollie 23.8.12

“Wish I could have stayed longer!” Charles Minoprio 8.9.12

“Thanks Ali for a really great weekend. Love the house and will definitely come again! Food was yummy too!” Ilona and Jamie 1.9.12

“yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yum” Jack 18.8.12 “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…thankyou..zzzz” Gwen 18.8.12

“Superb B&B, very welcoming. Will recommend, P.S. breakfast is spot on!” Daz and Meg 16.8.12

“A fab relaxing break – thank you. We will spread the word but cautiously – a well kept secret!” The Simpson family 11.8.12

What a find! Everything lovely, will be spreading the word! Thank you” Becky and Chris 4.8.12

“Quite superb and the meals…Wow! Really recommended” Chris Vere 1.8.12

“Thanks for a fab break, we had a great time, will see you again” Nick and Vicky 21.7.12

“Thankyou…you are fantastic hosts, great place, lovely views, top nosh, see ya soon” Rob & Laura 21.7.12

“Great decor, comfy bed!! Recommending to our friends. Great breakfast x” Linda & Kevin Taylor 9.6.12


“…thank you both for an amazing weekend at ‘Jammy Patch’. What a lovely place you have there, so cute and quirky. You really have thought of everything to make a camping experience a real joy, so chilling. From the hammocks to the washing up area, not forgetting the Victorian loo’s (a first for me) but quite enjoyed getting back to basics. The toilet and showers were so lovely I actually enjoyed using them, not often you can say that when camping. The little relaxing, communal area is brilliant and has all the facilities you need. You really have thought of everything” Victoria Stead, May Bank Holiday weekend 2016

“The location of Jammy Patch is perfect. A nice walking distance into Cartmel and – as we all found out – an agreeable distance back after a few pints! It is, however, remote enough to feel really peaceful and secluded…you can tell that Ali and James have put a great deal of thought and love into designing this site too. There was loads of free space while we were there but, instead of cramming as many tents as possible in, everyone had their own little pitch. And, I must say, the patches of wild flowers in bloom had me smiling every time I saw them….the fire pit is a fantastic idea and gave us a chance to meet a couple of the other jammy campers. The highlight of my stay, personally, was Noodle the labradoodle – a friendly visitor who always mysteriously appeared when the barbeque was on…!” Helen Gradwell, Aug bank hol weekend ’12

“Camped for 2 nights…great views, lovely campsite, fire pit a real winner. Nice to have space on a site. Thanks!” McGarny Family, 22.7.12

“Great weekend, lovely people, views to die for, 5*. Thankyou x” Fairfael family 22.7.12

“Wonderful, beautiful, lovely! Thanks so much for looking after us so well” The Random-Love family

“Thanks for making Thor’s first camping trip such a pleasure. Amazing!” Emma, Ian, Astrid & Thor

‘Fantastic campsite, amazing views. We all had a great stay – despite the very wet weather! Thanks for the food Ali, and the toys for Samuel. We’ll be back for next year for sure!” Tim, Angela, Jacob, Thomas & Samuel