This is a spacious home refitted so national park visitors can live in comfort, privacy and warmth during their stay in this lovely part of the world. A perfect quiet central location with views to the lakeland fells in the attractive historic market town of kendal at the entrance to the lake district national park. This split level newly furnished terraced holiday cottage is in a conservation area with scenic walks from its doorstep and an even shorter stroll to the delights of kendal life. Kendal offers a different place to eat and drink each day and a good choice of shopping including the world class regional supermarket booths renowned for its quality locally source food. Museums, an art gallery on the river, the thriving brewery arts centre & cinema, and street festivals are part of kendal's varied cultural offering to residents and visitors. Free residents parking permit provided. Free wifi broadband .
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, - Cottage With Garden In Perfect Quiet Central Location With Views To Kendal Castle And Fells
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- Jun 14, 2018
About Simon Spurling
I have been visiting Cumbria for years as I love the walking. Decided to buy this house in Kendal in 2007 as it ticked all the boxes for me as a quiet base for many visits and a possible place to retire to. Still living a busy family life down south (running a brewery!) I decided to fully modernise the house for holiday rental in 2011. I still love using it myself and hope that it will be the chance for many new people to discover the joys of the surrounding Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. I'm very fond of Kendal and will happily pass the day here if I want to give my legs a rest. Kendal's probably best known for its mint cake so there are free samples awaiting my guests! Kendal is home to the National Park and I hope it will be your holiday home too!
Simon Spurling purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Simon Spurling chose Kendal
Kendal is only 10mins from J36 M6. Its also easily accesible by train. Every day you will see somewhere different in Lakes or even Dales as its much easier to get from Kendal to all parts of the National Parks. The people in Kendal are truly friendly and live a much better quality of life than where I come from - I feel better within 10 mins of arriving! They welcome tourism but unlike other places are not entirely dependent on it. It has a year round life and my favourite time to visit is winter when the views are crystal clear and the town is warm and inviting. Also Kendal is way cheaper for a stay with choice and competition and need to keep the locals happy too! Also only 2 min walk from a beautiful locally sourced food hall which I love browsing. I just love Kendal!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is perfectly situated for a quiet stay in the Lakes and Dales with direct links to all parts of the National Park . Its ideal for those that want to visit all the different Lakes and Dales. I provide a free visitor parking permit which entitles you to park either at the front or back of the house in the resident parking bays. Once at the house you can see all of Kendal on foot with ease so perfect for popping out for drink shops meals etc. The garden is a bonus particularly in summer when the patio is perfect for breakfast and coffee time. I want people to be comfortable here so advertise it for 5 people although it has 3 bedrooms. So no sofa beds here! The house is in a quiet conservation area even though its only a short stroll to the year round cultural centre of the Lakes.
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Lovely house with beutiful views, larger than we expected with two bathrooms and a separate wc.
Really enjoyed staying in this house in kendal. It is so close to the town we didn't move the car for the first couple of days as everything is on the doorstep.
The house is split over four levels each separated by a small staircase as it is situated on a steep hill, this gives beutiful views but can be difficult to navigate if you have trouble walking.
The facilities in the house are very good with everything you would expect in a normal house. The garden is pretty but a little overgrown, with no washing line (which was a shame) and not enclosed so the dog needed to stay on the lead if he wanted a wee.
So glad you enjoyed it and as many comment they are surprised by how roomy the house is.
We used to have a rotary washing line outside but it was so little used it became rather grimy so we removed it. I'll look at getting another one as maybe some other guests would like it too.
The garden I like to keep pretty but it does grow so fast it needs more trimming so I will see what can be arranged. Very much appreciate you keeping an eye on your pet whilst in the garden but will see what can be done to improve the enclosing.
Clean, comfortable and convenient
We were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and how well equipped it was. The cottage is very convenient for the town and yet with a quiet location. Would thoroughly recommend.
Excellent value for money. A perfect base to explore.
Lovely clean, spacious property for 5 people, with a well equipped kitchen and the added bonus of 2 bathrooms.
We had a fantastic stay and I would definitely go back if I was with a group again. Would suit a family or group of friends. Supermarket within 2 minute walk for all the essentials and plenty of nice bars etc in Kendal for meals out if you don't fancy cooking.
Comfy, clean well equipped property
Comfy house, very clean and spacious. Good location for walking into Kendal, and easy access to Lake District.
The house was well equipped, however there is no outside washing line, which would have been useful.
Short Break June 2017
Very well located cottage close to High Street which was easily accessed on foot. Parking available but not specifically designated for the cottage so we tended to leave the car parked using the very helpful resident's parking permit provided and walked, not a bad thing. Excellent standard of cleanliness, the cottage was well equipped with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Simon was brilliant very helpful and easy to contact. Kendal itself is a great place to visit with lots of helpful information provided by the Civic Society and tourist office. We particularly enjoyed the suggested town walks and the Quaker Tapestry Museum, not to be missed. Dining out, with a dog, in the evening was tricky but during the day not so much of a problem, we found Finkles and The Master's Tearoom both very welcoming. We would definitely recommend this cottage, it is very comfortable but with three flights of stairs it might be a challenge for anyone with mobility issues.
What a perfect holiday!!
I'm not sure where to start. We had an absolutely wonderful holiday! This cottage had everything. The location is PERFECT!! Anything and everything was accessible ... Booth's, M&S, pubs, shopping, bus stop, taxi service, etc. . As to the accommodations, one couldn't ask for more. There is so much space!! If you add the views and the beautiful garden, you've reached the peak of any expectations. Mr. Spurling answered all questions quickly and professionally, though we didn't have many as everything was organized prior to our arrival. We had everything we needed and much more. This was not our first time in Kendal, but was a first at this cottage ... but hopefully, won't be the last. Thank you ever so much for making your cottage available. We made so many wonderful memories and we have you to thank, in large measure, for sharing your hospitality with us. Cheers and hope to return soon!
Many thanks to Cherri for your kind words. You stayed at the cottage for nearly 3 weeks so its good to know that its more than comfortable for a long stay like that. Its really pleasing that you enjoyed it and Kendal so much , particularly as you made the trip from the USA to get there! In fact the cottage is increasingly popular with overseas guests as its very easy to reach by air and rail. Like you, I think the central location but with a view of the fells and its own garden, makes everything so easy and accessible throughout your stay.
Very much look forward to having you back with us soon!
Morecambe Bay is 20 min drive from Kendal. Coastal walks at Arnside, Silverdale, Grange and Cartmel.
10min walk to Kendal rail station with connecting services to, Oxenholme Lake District Virgin WestCoast mainline (5min), Windermere (15min) and Manchester Airport (80min).
Ambleside (25min),Windermere (15min),Grasmere (35min),Hawkshead (35min) ,Sedbergh (25min), Ullswater (35min), Langdales (30mins), Howgills (30mins),
Kirkby Lonsdale (25mins) Leighton Moss RSPB reserve (20mins)
2 minute walk to Booth's world class locally sourced food hall (visited by Prince Charles) open 8am-8pm and Sundays. Wetherspoons pub/eating for good value
3 min walk M&S, Costa, regional market Weds & Sats. Covered market all week
5min walk lots coffeebars tearooms,bistros,restaurants,takeaways & good pubs
7 min walk Abbot Hall art gallery, Brewery arts centre&cinema, Kendal museum
8 min walk to River Kent and riverside walking and cross up hill to Kendal Castle
10min walk (its a hill!) to woodland trail leading to felltop
Kendal has everything you need for banks phones etc. Its only a small town but important to Lakes and Dales folk who come far to it for their shopping.