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Cottage In Underbarrow, Cumbria, Lake District

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage in Underbarrow, Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, England - Quiet Location, 10 Minutes From Kendal

This cosy three-bedroom cottage has recently been refurbished and offers comfortable accommodation for six people. The oldest parts of Orphan Crag are believed to date from the 17th century, with the property retaining many original features, such as oak beams. The cottage has been sympathetically refurbished, incorporating a wood burning stove, fully equipped kitchen and cosy dining and living rooms.

Situated in the small village of Underbarrow within the Lake District National Park, Orphan Crag provides an excellent base for exploring the local area, by foot or car. Tucked away at the head of the beautiful Lyth Valley, the property is in an ideal location in which to enjoy the stunning local scenery, as well as providing easy access to the heart of the Lakes.

The village boasts a pub serving excellent food whilst the bustling market town of Kendal, with its many shops, is just a short drive away. There are several other local eateries in the surrounding villages and Staveley, ten minutes drive away, is home to the Hawkshead Brewery. Just a little further and you reach the town of Bowness and Lake Windermere.

More Details

Heather Grover
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Heather Grover

We live in Nottinghamshire and have three grown up children. We both work and spent most of our spare time in 2014 completely refurbishing the cottage with the help of friends and family. We love walking, and enjoy a good meal out in a local pub or restaurant, and the cottage is perfect for both of these.

Heather Grover purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Heather Grover chose Kendal & South Lakes

We wanted to buy a cottage in the Lakes and Orphan Crag ticked all the boxes, being close to the central Lakes area but slightly off the beaten track.

What makes this cottage unique

Orphan Crag is just a few minutes drive from Kendal and a short stroll from an excellent local pub selling good beer and serving excellent food at reasonable prices.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had an absolutely fantastic time ... the cottage was beautifully and tastefully decorated and had everything we could have wished for. The views were stunning and the location was perfect, close to all amenities but really peaceful and secluded." Laura
Dec 2014
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Underbarrow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and washbasin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 has a king sized bed, bedroom 2 has twin beds and bedroom 3 has a king sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
Notes on accommodation: Unfortunately we do not accept dogs or other pets. No smoking. Outside: The property has an enclosed rear garden with patio and views across fields and a small front garden. Roadside parking is available outside the cottage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned on a weekly basis. Towels and bed linen are provided. Other: There is a large picnic table in the rear garden for alfresco dining.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Cottage In Underbarrow, Cumbria, Lake District
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

An absolute gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this cottage have thought of everything to make your stay here about as perfect as it could possibly get. The accommodation was exactly as described, spotlessly clean, well maintained and in a superb location for exploring the Lakes. The kitchen was well equipped for the nights we dined in and everything was easy to use. Beds were comfortable and immaculate with white linen. There was even a bottle of complimentary wine and a box of shortbread biscuits on arrival which was a lovely touch. We enjoyed every second of our stay here and would highly recommend it to others. We will definitely be back. At the bottom of the lane is a pub called The Punchbowl which was an added bonus and serves the most amazing food, so this is well worth a visit. Suggest that you book though as it does get busy.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our cottage - we love it so it's lovely when our guests really appreciate it too. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we will be able to welcome you back sometime.
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well appointed cottage. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we'd love to welcome you back.
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Easy access from the M6, a car is essential.


Kendal - 4 miles

Bowness on Windermere - 8 miles

Further Details:

Apart from the village pub and restaurant nearby Crosthwaite and Brigsteer both have pubs serving excellent food. Nearby attractions include local walks overlooking the Lyth Valley along Scout Scar, and places to visit close by include Sizergh Castle.


Rates & Availability

Underbarrow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early spring
Feb 19 2017 - Apr 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late May BH
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are for full weeks - please Enquire about prices for short breaks.

Your reservation will be confirmed on receipt of your deposit. Final information will be provided once full payment has been received.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Friday (Monday for midweek short breaks). Christmas and New Year weeks will be let Monday to Monday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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