One Zero Nine

Carnforth, Lancashire

Smartness and style in an old labourer's cottage just south of the Lake District and minutes from RSPB Leighton Moss


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


An unassuming country cottage set back from the village road. Step inside to find a joyful show of style and colour, open a bottle and gather in the kitchen for convivial cooking, slide open the glass doors to a little paved area, retire to the lounge with the wood burner’s glow filling the room.A few minutes’ drive up the road brings you to Leighton Moss RSPB, a huge wetland with a viewing platform for watching the diverse bird life and maybe spotting otters and red deer. To the east lies the Dales and to the north the Lakes, but there are great hiking routes closer to home, like the short but scenic two-mile loop up Warton Crag with magnificent views from the top.Find your own private countryside back at the cottage too, with the terraced garden and patio carefully planted and designed with no less flair and style than the rooms of the house. 

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We think you'll love

  • Claire's eye for design and colour
  • Walking up to Leighton Moss RSPB
  • Day trips into the Dales
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Home truths

  • There’s not much space in the bedrooms
  • You may hear traffic in house and garden
  • You’ll need to drive to decent shops and pubs


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
1st Feb - 19th Mar.
Pubs/restaurants 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £89
Weekly price
from £559
1 Cottage for 4
From £892 beds2 bedrooms


This beautiful property leapt out of my laptop and delivered more than any review or critique ever could. John and Claire just know what they are doing and are more than happy to share their talents for clever interior design ideas or out in the stunning garden, practical support (important when your car needs urgent attention on a Bank Holiday!) and provide fantastic food with genuine friendship and care. We changed plans to extend our stay and could have stayed even longer in this haven of peace and tranquility in a wonderful part of the country. Prepare to be inspired while you relax.

Raymond, Watchet

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The neighbourhood

The standout feature is the proximity of Leighton Moss RSPB, but the Dales are nearby and there are some good local walks to Warton Crag and other villages, plus a five-mile route to Jenny Brown's point on the coast, where the trees grow flattened by the wind. Warton is ancient and parts of the church date back to the 14th century, with records of its occupancy going even further, to 1190. A link to George Washington, one of whose ancestors are believed to have built the church, is commemorated in the village pub that bears his name.

Local points of interest from John & Claire Spendlove

  • Take a circular 1 hour walk from the cottage to Warton Crag AONB for butterflies, orchids and birds. Enjoy fabulous views to the Cumbria, Yorkshire & Lancashire hills. RSPB Leighton Moss, home to the Booming Bittern is just 3 miles away
  • Warton is the perfect location to explore The Trough of Bowland (Estates of The Duchy and The Duke of Westminster), The Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District. Country Inns abound, serving locally sourced ingredients. Award winning Gastropub just 1.5 miles
  • The peaceful village of Warton is the birthplace of the medieval ancestors of George Washington. A cluster of ancient cottages surround the C13th Old Rectory. The Old School Brewery, where regular events are held, is just a stones throw from One Zero Nine
  • Carnforth Station, just 1 mile away, is famed for its connection with the filming, in 1945, of "Brief Encounter" & has a Heritage Centre & Iron Works Tour. The small town of Carnforth, is well served by supermarkets & independent shops eg Antiquarian Books
  • Gardeners will love Levens Hall, Sizergh Castle and Holker Hall 15-30 mins. drive away. We have created a peaceful garden just for our guests, behind the cottage, for al fresco dining! We are happy to show our garden, featured on TV. Aug 17, to guests
  • Silverdale & Arnside provide scenic walks & views across Morecambe Bay. Lancaster has many places of interest including the Castle. Atkinson's Tea & Coffee Roasters is not to be missed! In Morecambe, pose by Eric's statue for that iconic selfie!


John & Claire Spendlove

Claire has run a number of businesses, including a B&B in Somerset which was her first chance to indulge a love of interior design. She has created a sophisticated ambience lightened with bright splashes of colour. After moving north to Lancaster she settled in the cottage next door to One Zero Nine and met her partner John when he came to install the wood-burner!