One Zero Nine

Warton, 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 can hear traffic in house and garden
  • You’ll need to drive to decent shops and pubs


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Check in
Check out
10:30 am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
1st Feb - 19th Mar.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £129
Weekly price
from £799
1 Cottage for 4
From £1292 beds2 bedrooms


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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

  • Circular 1 hour walk from the cottage to Warton Crag AONB for butterflies, orchids and birds. Enjoy fabulous views to the Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire hills.
  • RSPB Leighton Moss, home to the Booming Bittern and featured on BBC's Autumn Watch is just 3 miles away and easily accessible on foot, by bike or car
  • Warton is the birthplace of the medieval ancestors of George Washington with a coat of arms to the family in St Oswald's Church. The ruins of The Old Rectory (English Heritage,) built around 1267, is the oldest surviving architecture in the village.
  • Nearby Carnforth Station is famed for its connection with the filming, in 1945, of "Brief Encounter" and has a Heritage Centre and Cafe
  • Garden Lovers will enjoy visiting the world famous topiary garden of Levens Hall, Cumbria which is just 15 minutes drive away. National Trust, Sizergh Castle and Gardens and Holker Hall Estate are also a short drive away.
  • The coastline of Silverdale and Arnside provide scenic walks and views across Morecambe Bay


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!