Martin Frickel – Private Fine Dining Chef and Food Entrepreneur.

Martin has an exemplary reputation, established during his 16-year career. His interest in food started from a young age, developing his knowledge and food style over the years.His food takes influences from his native Cumbria, as well as Scandinavia and Asia, and delivers inspired dishes, each carefully conceived and crafted utilising the finest Cumbrian produce. Ingredients which he sources directly from among the artisan stewards of the county’s rich and bountiful larder.Martin on completing his formal training, has worked in some of the most renowned Michelin starred kitchens in the North of England, winning notable professional accolades along the way, including an Acorn award, a hospitality industry Oscar, propelling him into seriously illustrious company, alongside the likes of other former winners, such as Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay.Private dining by Martin Frickel delivers truly memorable experiences, without the inconvenience of having to leave the house. From celebration feasts to firepit cookouts Martin is guaranteed to deliver beautifully presented food that will leave you wanting more.

At Cark Manor we have set the bar very high, and every aspect of your stay will be in the capable hands of our on-site house manager, who can either be at your beck and call or stay discreetly in the background, whichever you prefer.

Enquiries are invited by speaking directly with us on 015395 59520.


No, it’s available on an exclusive basis only.

Yes, you can bring your own, and make use of our state of the art kitchen’s and dining areas. If you would prefer, we can introduce one of our exclusive partners to attend to all your catering needs or provide cleaning and laundry services.

Cark Manor has an amazing bar with large open log fire and there are three basic bar packages available. Alternatively, we can provide a bespoke offering to suit your particular needs or tastes. We also have a magnificent wine cellar featuring some of the finest wines from around the world. Wines can be purchased as you require throughout your stay or you can pre-order your favourites in advance.


The minimum stay at The Manor is three days and prices start from £4,860.

The Manor is provided as is and ready to go. For three or four night stays, one set of fresh towels is provided and for seven night stays or longer, we change the bedlinen once a week – usually mid stay. Other than this, anything can be provided at a cost, and we are happy to try and accommodate all your wishes.