The Old Shop can be found on Wildman Street, opposite one of the oldest buildings in Kendal, The Castle Dairy. Just a stones throw from the River Kent and plenty of green space to enjoy, including Kendal Castle. Just a minutes walk from Kendal train station and a two minute walk into the town centre with shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Ideally located to enjoy the bustling market town of Kendal!
The property is full of charm and character. Special attention had been paid to equip it with all the things necessary to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There is a lovely kitchen, with electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Tea, coffee and sugar will be available to make that all important cup of tea or coffee after your journey! The living room and separate dining room allow you the room to relax and eat with ease. The living room has a television and a DVD player. There is a shower room upstairs and a downstairs cloakroom toilet. The bedrooms consist of two double rooms and a twin bedroom. Bedding and towels are provided for your convenience. Guests have full access to the whole house and its contents. The house is perfectly situated in the town centre.
Kendal has a great deal to offer its visitors. We have the amazing Brewery Arts Centre for a variety of entertainment, from catching a film at the cinema to watching a comedian or dance performance. All listings of up and coming events can be found on their website. We also have the Lakeland Climbing Centre, Kendal Castle, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre, Kendal Leisure Centre and Kendal Museum among others to keep you entertained during your stay in this vibrant, historic market town. If you want to indulge in a little rest and relaxation the Riverside Hotel, just a minutes walk away, offer 'swim and gym' day passes for £8 per person, £4 for a child. For this you can use all the gym facilities and spa facilities including small pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. There is a market in the town centre on a Wednesday and Saturday. There is also a local Farmer's Market on the last Friday of every month. It goes without saying that you must pick up some Kendal Mint Cake on your travels around the town- probably Kendal's most famous export!
The Old Shop, Kendal is ideally situated to explore the amazingly beautiful Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. There are good rail links to Windermere from Kendal and Oxenholme train stations. Kendal station is a minutes walk from the property. The bus station in Kendal, also just a few minutes walk from the property, allows access to the Lakes and beyond. We are just 6 miles from junction 36 of the M6 motorway.
A popular route from Kendal - Jump on the train to Windermere, via Staveley - a very cool village with fabulous traditional pub The Eagle and Child and the very popular Hawkshead Brewery & Wilfs Cafe. Staveley is also popular for road and mountain bikers who like to browse the very well respected bike shop Wheelbase. Once in Windermere you are surrounded by cool cafes & restaurants, the Famous Lakeland outlet right next to Windermere train station and lots of art & gift shops. A short walk down to Bowness, cafe culture meets lakeside cruising here. You can get a bus and boat ticket to take you to all the hot spots up and down the lake stopping at Wray Castle, Brockhole (adventure playground for young and old alike) & Waterhead (Ambleside) at the top of the Lake to name but a few. Row boats, steam boats and cruisers allow you to explore the 12 miles of Lake Windermere with ease. From here you could hop on the open top bus to Keswick through some of the most beautiful scenery and dramatic landscapes, past Grasmere (worth a stop to visit the famous gingerbread shop!) and Thirlmere reservoir, to the heart of the Lake District. Home of Beatrix Potter, Wordsworth and the famous 'Bluebird' there is so much to do and see, seeped in history and surrounded by beauty. Whether it's sightseeing, fell walking, cycling or mountain climbing there really is something for everyone.
Parking: The Old Shop, Kendal does not have allocated parking. However, due to its town centre location parking is not an issue. There are two small pay and display car parks approx 100 yards from the house, with parking available at £5 for 24 hours.
The first of these is at Kendal Museum, just opposite Kendal train station. The address is Station Road, Kendal,
Cumbria, LA9 6BT.
The second is just off Wildman Street. The address is Beezon Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6FS. Travel along Wildman Street and take a right just past the The Old Shop. Then take an immediate right again to access the small pay and display car park.
Additionally there are free parking spaces to be found in Kendal, not far from the property. There are some on street spaces to the right hand side of St. George's Walk, (by Gooseholme and the River Kent). To locate these go past The Old Shop and take an immediate left just before the bridge. You will see the spaces to the right just beyond the Riverside Kiosk Cafe.
The town is fed by the A65 from North Yorkshire to the South, the A591 from Barrow and Ulverston to the North, the A684 from Sedbergh to the East, the A685 from Appleby to the North East, and the M6 motorway some 6 miles away to the South providing easy access to Penrith and Carlisle and then onto Scotland.
Railway passengers can arrive in Kendal from the Kendal to Windermere service, and can travel from further a field by the West Coast main line from London Euston to Glasgow, getting off at Oxenholme, about two miles outside of the town.