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Cottage In Underbarrow, Cumbria, Lake District

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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:
December 11, 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 Underbarrow

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
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
  • Games
  • 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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Cottage In Underbarrow, Cumbria, Lake District
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful cottage in the Lake district

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage and very well equipped. Thoroughly recommended

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect Cottage for the Lakes

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay here, with everything we could need in the house, thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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A beautiful cottage that was perfect for our family of 5

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this clean and modern country cottage. Would be very happy to visit again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a cottage in a quiet location. Tastefully renovated, spotlessly clean and everything as advertised. Comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. Perfect for access to the tourist spots (without the crowds) and for evening walks along Scout Scar. When the sun shines, it's difficult to fault the lovely Lyth valley. Excellent pubs within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great location, lovely size cottage for our group

  • 5 of 5

Very clean cottage, local pub does good food, perfect location, loved the complimentary wine on arrival. Will recommend to others :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Excellent and well maintained property in a very charming and quiet village surrounded by meadows

  • 5 of 5

The stay was excellent. The owner was very professional and provided all the required information to have a pleasant stay at the cottage.

It is an excellent location and only about 8 miles to Lake Windermere.

The accommodation has a well equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, dish washer, induction hob and oven with extractor, washing machine, toaster, microwave, etc. Everything that you would need on a holiday. The kitchen also had some tea, sugar, and washing up and cleaning products too.

A wonderful living area and dining area with very good furniture all over.

The beds were very comfortable and had 3 lovely bedrooms and each one with large beds to sleep 2 adults. All towels and linen were provided so we didn't have to worry about carrying anything while on Holiday!

The only downside is that there is only one toilet/bathroom but not impossible to manage!

There is a very nice pub just at 2 minute walk and many other restaurants and takeaways in Kendal which is only about a 10 minute drive away.

Also, the owners had left us a bottle of wine and some nice shortbread upon arrival which was great!

Definitely recommended for a nice break with your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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. Also enquire about SPECIAL OFFERS for remaining full weeks in JULY and AUGUST

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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