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Self Contained South Facing Annex, of an Arts & Crafts house with Splendid View

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Annex in Kendal, Cumbria, England - Peaceful Location, Short Walk to Town Centre

South-facing and with splendid views, the Hylands holiday apartment is accessed through its own front door set in a porch with stained glass door and windows. Completely private within the main property with its own area for parking. Downstairs the kitchen/dining room is fitted with electric cooker, toaster, kettle and a coffee filter machine, microwave, washing machine, table and four chairs, large fridge freezer and a walk-in larder. The living room, south-facing and offering splendid views over the old grass tennis court area, has seating for four, a TV with Freeview and DVD player. The bathroom, also downstairs, is well equipped with a bath and shower over it. There is a large cupboard downstairs for coats and outdoor gear and a porch area with space for boots, walking equipment etc. The main double-bedded bedroom, which is south facing, offers one of the best views in the property, having an aspect over the gardens. The second double-bedded bedroom overlooks lilac & fir trees. You might even hear the little owl who hoots during the day as their nest is in the largest fir tree.

Property Manager
Alex Julian
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Alex Julian

Visitors to Hylands are assured of a warm welcome by the on-site owners, who offer a wide range and variety of benefits intended to make your stay both special and rewarding.

Alex Julian purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Alex Julian chose Kendal

This property was built in 1910 by Abraham Pattinson (my great grandmothers nephew), in true Arts & Crafts style and is on the outskirts of Kendal town, hidden up a secluded drive. Set in extensive grounds with a paddock for our two donkeys. There are breeding owls in the garden as well as hedgehogs and woodpeckers.

What makes this apartment unique

Come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the wonderful Lake District.

You are screened by well established trees which gives the property seclusion up a private drive. Even some locals didn't know we existed.

It was featured in The Sunday Times as 'one of the most desirable properties around'.

Our property provides you with easy access to town with Lake Windermere twenty minutes away.

Use of our grounds with seating area with barbecue.

You will be greeted personally upon arrival. Also there's homemade bread, cakes, jam & marmalade as well as butter, tea & coffee and choice of milk type & either red or white wine.

Some guests have ordered bread & favourite cake to take home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a wonderful three days with my grandchild.

Amazing, peaceful & a very warm welcome from hosts Alex & Marten. Thank you!

Will tell all.
Oct 2014
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Kendal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The bathroom, which is downstairs, is well equipped with a bath and shower over it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The main double bedroom, which is south facing, offers one of the best views in the property, having an aspect over the gardens. The second double bedroom overlooks the back garden and the paddocks beyond (with two donkeys). There's a travel cot available as well as a deluxe single put up bed suitable for a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Internet access. Centrally Bedlinen. Towels. Welcome basket includes homemade bread, cake, jam & marmalade. Choice of either red/white wine or fruit juice. Type of milk preferred, butter, local tea & coffee. Can get dairy free if required as well as gluten free alternatives to my normal baking. Hairdryer. TV with free view. DVD player. Free Wi-Fi. Bath with over head shower. Iron. Washing machine. Microwave. Fridge freezer. Parking. Nursery equipment available on request (travel cot, baby bath and highchair).


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Self Contained South Facing Annex, of an Arts & Crafts house with Splendid View
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 20 reviews

Lovely welcoming property

  • 5 of 5

Second stay at the annex and another very enjoyable and comfy break. Lots of off road parking which is a difficulty in Kendal. A particular treat was the yummy cakes, delicious sticky toffee pudding and tasty bread and conserves awaiting our arrival which the whole family loved. Thanks Alex.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to see you all again. So glad you enjoyed my home baking, jam from fruit in the garden & marmalade. I hope that we will meet again. Warmest regards Alex
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Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay over Christmas. Cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable. Alex and Martin were the perfect hosts.,

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Overall experience was excellent. Alex was very accommodating

and made our stay very pleasant

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim for your lovely review. Maybe we'll see you again. Warmest regards Alex
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Lovely, characterful, friendly, mildly bohemian :)

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking at this because a main stream hotel would be a total turn off, read on. Alex has a wonderful house and the annex is a coherent, pleasant, comfortable space which is fine for four (and there is plenty of useful storage space + parking). Not uber posh but feels like home, not a cheap 'rental income' conversion, the location is convenient yet out of the centre (gorgeous part of town, quiet, don't no need to worry about locking your door it's so safe territory, elevated position with cracking views and relaxing, mature grounds), and Alex a welcoming, characterful host, not an invisible rent collector! Her homemade cakes far exceeded expectations and when we had a minor issue, she was quick and super pragmatic in offering help! Out only regret is that we never got to meet the donkeys, but I'm hoping to stay here again so that might be rectified.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay during your visit to the Mountain Festival. We look forward to your return visit & you'll have your cake platter waiting again for you, as well as my bread with homemade jam & marmalade. Not forgetting your bottle of wine.
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Comfortable & quaint with well-appointed kitchen

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was small but perfectly adequate for our family of 4. The kitchen and bathroom are modern, it was lovely and warm and the arrival bread and cakes were very welcome. The view of the garden was lovely and the children loved exploring the interesting pathways in the garden (and visiting the donkeys).

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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everything you need for a stay in Cumbria

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than we expected and we were given a warm welcome on arrival. The property was very clean, well maintained with a very well equiped kitchen should you want to cook your own food. We liked the welcome touches e.g. the home made bread, butter, milk, preserves, tea and coffee and a glass of wine to relax after the journey and unpacking.I have already recommended the property to friends. You can walk into Kendal but remember it is all uphill on the way back. We will be back for another holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Riflemans Arms
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Kendal golf course & restaurant
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
New Moon or Brewery Arts Centre
Nearest Ski
1.4 Miles
Dry ski slope
Nearest Beach
27.4 Miles
Bardsea, Ulverston
Car: recommended

We are well based for dry weather & wet weather activities. Kendal is known as 'the gateway to the lakes'.

Many festivals held in town from Food to music and Christmas fairs.

There's racing held at picturesque Cartmel with its own micro brewery and priory.

Lake Windermere is nine miles away.

We can arrange a special cake for any occasion.

Should you wish to pre-book a 1-1 session in wired sugar flowers, classes can be taken in my bespoke cake room.

On arrival you will be personally greeted.

There's a welcome basket with homemade bread & cake, butter, choice of red or white wine, local tea & coffee, homemade jam & marmalade & choice of milk.

At Easter time there will be simnel cake in the welcome basket.

At Christmas time there will be a Christmas cake & mince pies in your welcome basket.

Sometimes the Northern Lights can be seen.

There's the Go Ape experience held in the Grizedale forest.

Holker hall.

Brockhole Visitors Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere has great activities for children.

Abbott Hall Art Gallery hosts some guest exhibitions.

There's the theatre by the Lake with open air performances.

The Haverthwaite steam railway, which takes you to Lakeside where you can then catch a boat across the lake. They hold Santa specials at Christmas time, as well as other special attractions eg Thomas the Tank Engine. Take a ferry from Bowness to Lakeside to catch a steam train or eat in the cafe.

Close to all amenities within easy walking distance to town or walk to the bus station where you can take an open air tourist attraction tour.

There’s a wonderful Comic Festival when the Batman flag flies from the Town Hall.

There’s a Festival of Food, torchlight Procession, too many to list.

There’s a general market on Wednesdays and saturdays as well as a Farmers Market on the last Friday of the month.

We are on sight to help you with any queries.

There’s garden table and chairs kept in the old ‘boot cupboard’ for your use in the garden, as well as a barbecue available upon request.

The Maze Maize at Sedgwick is a wonderful attraction with plenty to do with children. My two donkeys now live there & can be petted. They love pears, carrots and apples.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.85
Damage Deposit $138.49

Booking Notes: We try to be flexible where possible on dates. Please email your queries and we will respond as quickly as possible.
For a special break away, we can supply a bespoke cake baked in house with top quality ingredients, for that all important occasion.
Please enquire. All guests will find on arrival homemade bread, cake, marmalade and jam. There's tea & coffee, butter, choice of milk & either red or white wine.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices: Deposits are non refundable, if we are unable to relet the property due to your cancellation up to eight weeks prior to dates booked.
Prices are in UK pounds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.