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Spacious, Stylish Self Catering Property With Stunning Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bracken Hill is a large home on the outskirts of Kendal; Southern gateway.

Bracken Hill is a large house located on the outskirts of Kendal, a vibrant market town and gate way to the South Lakes. The house offers stylish accommodation over 2 floors with plenty of space in which to relax inside and out. Bracken Hill sleeps 10 people, with 5 bedroom, 3 of which are ensuite and a ground floor WC and shower room. The elevated position offers fantastic views over the town, Kentmere Fells and to the mountains beyond. The house is situated within walking distance of a dining pub and a short drive into Kendal and the facilities of a busy market town.


The double height kitchen is finished with a modern breakfast bar and conservatory dining area. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped for cooking for a large group with place settings for 12 guests. There is a utility room off the kitchen space which has an additional American style fridge/freezer, sink and prep space, washer , dryer, ironing board and iron. Patio doors from this area allows access to the front and back of the house where there is a charcoal BBQ and outdoor seating areas.

The hall is lined with original artwork form local and upcoming artists. Here you will find a ground floor twin bedroom which opens straight onto the back patio; this is perfect for older guests. Opposite is a WC, with basin and shower.

There are two conjoined living spaces; the snug offers a cosy night in with an open fire and comfy sofas. The adjacent lounge is beautifully decorated with amply seating areas of a large gather. Both rooms come with wide screen TV’s and BT Vision.

At the front of the house is the Boot Room which allows you to kick off your muddy boots and hang up outside gear.


Upstairs there are three master bedrooms; two with Super King Size beds both with en suites and views to the fells and mountains beyond the third has a Kings Size bed and en suite.

There is a small double bedroom and also a very cosy bunk room.

All bedroom are carpeted with ample wardrobe provision.

Each room has thick fluffy white and fresh white linen.


During your stay at Bracken Hill find time to relax in the large gardens, the front patio is the perfect spot to catch the sunset over the mountains of the Lake District with the chimaera to keep you warm.

Bracken Hill is perfectly situated to explore the vibrant market town of Kendal and its picture perfect surroundings.

Brush off your walking boots and have an adventure. You’ll find a range of walks for all ages and abilities on your doorstep. There are plenty of walking guides to consult in the library for you to find a walk for your needs.

Hungry? The very best in Lakeland cuisine is just down the road. Dive into an array of award winning dining experiences, independent coffee shops, farmers markets and micro-breweries.

And when you are full, there’s so much more to do and explore. The areas surrounding Bracekn Hill boast two castles, two museums, art galleries and listed buildings as well as theatres, cinemas and a host of quirky, local shops.

For more information check out our Instagram page and Facebook. You will also find lots of info leaflets and personal recommendations in the Boot Room.

More Details

Tina Kypriadis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Tina Kypriadis


Bracken Hill has been my home since I was a child and although I currently live and work in Manchester it is still my bolt hole, somewhere to escape to, where I can rest, relax and unwind. Come and enjoy the Lakes and all it has to offer and I hope you enjoy the view.


Why Tina Kypriadis chose Kendal

Bracken Hill offers stylish and homely comfort with glorious views of the fells and market town of Kendal. At Bracken Hill, characterful charm meets seclusion and privacy. Like having your very own home in the Lakes. You'll find a great Kitchen and dinning area as well as sprawling gardens with BBQ facilities and outdoor seating.

What makes this house unique

Bracken Hill offers a home from home in the Lake Districts southern gateway. The house offers great accommodation for a larger family gathering of friends get away for the weekend.


Kendal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Bathroom accommodation; Bedroom 1. En-suite - wc, basin, bath and shower. Bedroom 2. En-suite - wc, basin, shower. Bedroom 3. En-suite - wc, basin, bath/shower over. First Floor. Separate wc, basin Ground Floor. Separate wc, basin, shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms + 1 Bunkroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms at Bracken Hill comprise; Bedroom 1. Super kingsize bed. TV/DVD. Bedroom 2. Super Kingsize bed. TV/DVD. Bedroom 3. Kingsize bed. Bedroom 4. Double. Bedroom 5. Bunkroom. Bedroom 6. Twin (ground floor)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Entering the house via the 'Boot Room' allows you to kick off the muddy boots and provides plenty of cloak space for outdoor gear. From here you can access the utility room and the double height kitchen space. Off the kitchen is a lovely light dining room that leads to patio space at the rear of the house. The kitchen has patio doors that lead directly to the patio at the front of the house. There is a downstairs WC, basin and shower. From the hallway there is a ground floor twin bedroom. The snug has open fire, sofas and large TV/DVD, BT vision. This space has interconnecting doors to other large reception rooms, also with TV/DVD. Bedrooms are located on the first floor all with great view of the surrounding countryside. Bracken Hill has all the facilities to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible with internet access, Wi-Fi, large screen TVs and Dr Beat docking station. Outside: Bracken Hill enjoys an elevated location with great views to the mountains of the Lakes to the north and to the coast to the west. Set in a large garden with open lawn space, patio areas and BBQ. Utility Room: Utility space directly off the kitchen with washer and dryer. Iron and ironing board. Additional cupboard storage. American style fridge/freezer. Microwave. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide white linen and thick fluffy towels. Other: Internet access and Wi-Fi. Large garden with patio space and BBQ. Garage for bike storage and ample parking.


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Spacious, Stylish Self Catering Property With Stunning Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay here for new year. The house is much larger than it appears in the pictures. The gardens are also beautiful. We had everything we needed while we were here.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic spacious house, very well equiped with lovely decor. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Much more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Braken hill to celebrate our 50th wedding annniversary and my Wife's 70th birthday. We had 3 generations of the family staying.

Everything was superb, every one thought it was great.

Very well equipped house in a fantactic setting, and great grounds.

Tina was a lovely person to deal with and was easily contacted if any queries.

We met her on the last day and she was great.

We would recommend her lovely house to any one

Edwin & Elspeth

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A 5 star rental with a picture perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Over 4 nights we had a total of 12 people stay for my husbands 50th birthday celebration. My two young girls were barely seen as they had a ball running around the massive gardens, bouncing on the trampoline and playing hide and seek in the vast rooms in the house.

The house is very well maintained to a very high standard, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A total of four bathrooms (3 of them ensuite) meant no delays in waiting for a shower to be free. My only complaint (v teeny complaint) would be there was no hanging space in the wardrobe in the master bedroom, instead a coat stand which we made do with. My girls loved the cosy bunk room, which is perfect to tuck two little ones up in at night so the rest of us could light a fire outside in the outdoor fireplace provided and enjoy the fresh air!

The facilities are out of this world, everything you need is in that house and I mean everything, the provision of the nespresso pods made our friends day when he discovered them and the bottle of wine too! Washer/Dryer/Dishwasher/3 fridges/Double oven, TV, barbecue, big butchers block to sit around and have breakfast, large seating area to have dinner, the list goes on! The bedrooms were super comfy and spacious and like I said earlier the teensiest complaint for me was our bedroom didn't have wardrobe space to use. Loved looking out and seeing sheep and cows and the beautifully kept gardens of the property. Tina, the owner was very helpful and I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for a quality holiday with nearby links to all the major attractions the Lake District has to offer. Kendal town centre is a 5 minute drive and we all enjoyed a mini trek up to Kendal castle!

We will definitely look to book this house again in the future! 5* and some! :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Brackenhill was the most perfect house in a superb location and setting for a special birthday gathering of family and friends. The information given prior to the booking is excellent and all the pictures seen on the web site are a true reflection of the house gardens and grounds etc . Whilst this is let- it feels like home too. It is so well appointed and there was everything the group of 12 could need. Friends from all over the country met up here for the weekend and everyone wanted to come back for another stay. I cant recommend it enough, it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Yorkshire


  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic holiday home. Nine of us spent a week here and we cannot fault it. ( Knowing the members of my party, this is unprecedented).

The first thing to impress was the view(s). They were extensive and quite breathtaking.

The house itself was immaculately clean, recently decorated and the beds were comfy with good quality bedding. It was equipped with everything you would ever need, and more. Some owners, quite understandably, fit their holiday homes out as cheaply as possible. This cannot be said of this home. We were very impressed with the kitchen equipment, furnishings, artwork, lamps, vases etc that made this a home from home ( only larger and better in our case).

There was so much space that everyone could find a quiet spot if required and the kids could run themselves into the ground. (They slept very well).

The large gardens were, you've guessed it, immaculately manicured and, what with the views, a lovely place to be.

The cleaners, decorators and gardeners all deserve high praise for the way that they present this property.

The owner was a pleasure to deal with. We regularly rent holiday homes and in my experience other owners could learn a lot from her. She was friendly, efficient and a good communicator. I liked the fact that, unlike many others, she did not demand a large security deposit up front with the final payment, a cheque on arrival was enough. It was nice to be treated like trusted, responsible adults instead of a mere source of maximum income. Very refreshing.

I cannot recommend this property enough. It in an ideal location for touring the South Lakes. My advice..... Book it.

Note....The most observant may notice a nearby railway line on the maps....Don't worry, this causes no noise issues and you will hardly know it's there.


  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Not only does Bracken Hill make a great place form which to explore the Lake District and the Dales but the town is very close to Arnside, Grange-over-Sands and Silverdale, which are pretty seaside towns approximately 10 miles

south-west of Kendal.

The stunning west coast of Cumbria can be accessed through Ulverston, Barrow and Cockermouth.


Bracken Hill is easily accessed by road and rail.

There are excellent train links to Oxenholme which is on the main west coast train line from London to Edinburgh. Oxenholme is a 5 minute taxi drive from Bracken Hill.

Car hire is available from Enterprise in Kendal.


Manchester - 78 miles

Liverpool - 80 miles

Newcastle - 100 miles


M6 Junction 36 - 7 miles

M6 Junction 37 - 5 miles

Kendal town centre - 3 miles

Windermere - 9 miles

Kirby Lonsdale - 7 miles

Sedbergh - 8 miles

Hawes - 26 miles

Keswick - 30 miles

Penrith - 29 miles

Carlise - 46 miles

London - 263 miles (train 2h. 50mins

Edinburgh - 145 miles (train 2h 10 mins)

Further Details:

Kendal is a vibrant, historic market town with lots on offer. The Brewery Arts Centre is unique cultural hub with its cinema, theatre and restaurant. The town offers great facilities with Kendal Leisure Centre, town centre shopping and supermarkets. A museum and Abbot Hall Art Gallery.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.7
Refundable damage deposit $415.46

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking can be held for 3 days. Confirmation will be made via email on receipt of £150.00. Bank transfers and cheques are accepted and full balance should be paid 6 weeks prior to your stay.
Unfortunately we do not have credit or debit card payment facilities.
If you book less than 4 weeks prior to your stay we ask for the total balance.
A refundable damages deposit of £300 is required just prior to arrival.
We would ask that if you use the BBQ at Bracken Hill it is cleaned after use otherwise a £25.00 charge will deducted from your security deposit for the additional cleaning cost.

Changeover Day:
We offer Friday (4pm) to Friday (10am) as our main letting period, however we can flexible to match your holiday requirements and can offer Friday (4pm) to Monday (10am) or Monday (4pm) to Friday (10am) where possible. We can accommodate 2 night stay, price on request.

A deposit of £150.00 would be due at the time of booking and the balance due 6 weeks prior to date of arrival.
The security deposit of £300.00 should be paid just prior to your arrival at Bracken Hill.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.