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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    Cottage #8088447
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      Cottage #6724173
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #420956
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              House #6814450
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                Cottage #6717323
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                    Cottage #8342562
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                      Apartment #6873417
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                        Cottage #6717303
                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Apartment #1966155
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                              Cottage #8271974
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                                    Cottage #1932021
                                      • 3 BR
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                                      Cottage #6835015
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                                        Cottage #1860670
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                                          Cottage #6908019
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                                            Cottage #1865270
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                                              Cottage #1865269
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                                                Cottage #6938501
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                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Cottage #1859628
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cottage #1866323
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                                                      • 4 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6717338
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Cottage #6717292
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                                                          Cottage #6717302
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #6717178
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                                                                Cottage #1965653
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                                                                    Apartment #1968541
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                                                                          Cottage #1964314
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                            Cottage #8158830
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              Bungalow #1905885
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                House #1747932
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  Cottage #1933633
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                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    Cottage #1123064
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                                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      House #8151978
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                        Cottage #6492026
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                                                                                        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          House #8159153
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                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Bungalow #8146970
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                                                                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (33 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1933735
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                                                                                              Kendal Holiday Cottages & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Delightful cottage!!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Our week at Joseph's Cottage has come to an end but we wish we are still there! It's location is excellent for touring the beautiful lake district and in centre of Kendal village. The cottage layout is very modern, kitchen equipped with everything you might need, a wonderful bathroom, and the beds are so comfortable after a day exploring the lakes. But the most important thing is that everything is so clean and perfectly maintained! It truly felt like a home away from home. Truly hope to be back for another stay.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                              Spacious Comfortable House

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              We chose this house for our family celebration. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable. We had our grandson with us and the highchair and cot were very useful. The furniture was tasteful and the master bedroom had a beautiful view. The rooftop terrace was the cherry on the cake. We spent many hours there admiring the view of the Lake. The house is situated in a quiet, peaceful cul de sac but the position of the house is very handy for all amenities in Bowness. The garden is secluded with lovely trees and plants. If towels had been provided it would have been useful because of the number of us staying there.The use of the local hotel swimming pool was expensive, especially as pur 5 month old grandson wouldn't have stayed in for long. I think that details about this amenity should have been stated much more clearly in the house description.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2017