Where to stay around Kendal?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 936 holiday lettings near Kendal. From 551 cottages to 284 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kendal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kendal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kendal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kendal Castle: 2,216 holiday lettings
  • Kendal Oxenholme Station: 2,174 holiday lettings
  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery: 2,225 holiday lettings
  • Kendal Station: 2,226 holiday lettings
  • Brewery Arts Centre: 2,236 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kendal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Kendal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 551 cottages in Kendal. Our other popular types of Kendal holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 284 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kendal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 69 holiday homes with pool available in Kendal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage in Kendal your home away from home

    The town of Kendal, which sits on the beautiful banks of the River Kent, is one of the main tourist centres in the South Lake District of Cumbria. The town has an extremely rich trade history, with industries producing snuff, tobacco, coffee and Kendal Mint Cake still in existence. The main lure of Kendal holiday cottages, however, is certainly the surrounding Lake District countryside: it provides holidaymakers with a multitude of opportunities to hike, bike and explore. If hoping to get back to nature while away, then a Kendal holiday cottage is surely the perfect solution. That said, the town itself provides travellers with everything from cultural attractions to great historical sites, and they’re all on the doorstep of Kendal holiday homes. With well-appointed accommodation in both the town and countryside, HomeAway will have the ideal holiday home.

    Things to do

    -Outdoor Pursuits: Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Lake District, and the area around Kendal is certainly no exception, with a magnitude of different walking trails on offer. Amateur trekkers may enjoy the four-kilometre Sizergh Castle walk or the Scout Scar trail. Seasoned hikers may prefer to test their mettle on the 11.4-kilometre Whitbarrow Fell track, which begins roughly 16 kilometres from Kendal and summits on Whitbarrow Hill.

    -Historical Attractions: The Sizergh Castle and Garden, located approximately seven kilometres south of Kendal, comprises a stunning old medieval castle and a beautifully tended allotment, complete with a limestone rock garden and lake. The castle is the perfect place for a day out in close proximity to Kendal holiday cottages, as visitors can spend hours marvelling at the amazing art on display, or wandering around the 647-hectare estate.

    -Churches: The Kendal Parish Church, which dates back to the early 13th century, is a breathtaking listed building. The structure’s amazing stained-glass windows, interesting 17th-century organs, and intricate interior all combine to make the church a must-see.

    -Museums: The various museums and galleries that dot the region are both abundant and of a very high quality, with establishments such as the Kendal Museum, Museum of Lakeland Life and Abbot Hall Art Gallery to visit. If looking for a great family location, however, consider the Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere or the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes: they offer superb hands-on exhibits for children.

    -Entertainment: The Kendal Mountain Film Festival, which takes place in the third week of November, is a real must for winter holiday makers, with a magnitude of amazing mountain based films on display. If interested in spelunking (see for yourself!), mountaineering, climbing or extreme sports, guests may like to organise a Kendal holiday home for the November and settle in to watch all of the action on the big screen.

    Weather in Kendal

    Kendal generally experiences warm summers and very chilly winters, which makes the town a great year-round holiday destination for those who love the changing of the seasons. The summer months are certainly better suited to outdoor pursuits, of course, but renting a cosy holiday cottage in Kendal during winter is magical, too.

    Travel to Kendal

    Kendal is extremely easy to reach as the town is frequented by regular rail and bus services from most major centres. The other option of course is to utilise a hire car or personal vehicle, also giving visitors ease of transportation for the duration of the holiday.

    Activities and attractions in and around Kendal

    Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Kendal a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lakeland Maze Farm Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Windermere Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
    • Lakes Aqaurium (9 mi / 14.5 km)
    • Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
    • Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
    • Go Ape Grizedale (11.2 mi / 17.9 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Kendal

    Travellers enjoy Kendal for its lakeside setting and riverfront. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kendal is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lyth Valley (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
    • Winster Valley (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
    • Fell Foot Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
    • Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
    • Wansfell Pike (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
    • Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)