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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Excellent! 4.5/5
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            Cottage #8088447
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                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  Barn #1880940
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                            Cottage #6717323
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                                Cottage #6840276
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                                  Cottage #6835015
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                                    Apartment #6873417
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                                      • 4 BA
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                                      Cottage #6717338
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
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                                        Cottage #6717302
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Cottage #6717292
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                                            • 4 BA
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                                            Cottage #6717303
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #1865270
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Cottage #1865269
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                  Cottage #6717414
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                    Cottage #1933735
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                      Cottage #1887603
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                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #1887600
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
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                                                          Cottage #1876740
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                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            Cottage #6577167
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                                                              Cottage #1807655
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                                                                Cottage #6721315
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                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  Cottage #6559538
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                    Chateau / Country House #1887602
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                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                      Cottage #1883269
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                                                                        Cottage #1858540
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Mobile Home #8138519
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Mobile Home #8138519
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #720989
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                                                                                    Cottage #6725950
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #6834075
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        Bungalow #8134605
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                                                                                          Cottage #1966469
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Apartment #8156922
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
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                                                                                              Bungalow #1905885
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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              The perfect stay!

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              This cottage had everything we needed and in such a beautiful location. We arrived late Thursday evening and to walk into a warm welcoming cottage like this one felt instantly like a home away from home. Just a 10 minute drive from Windermere, Staveley had everything we needed. Great walk on your doorstep, beautiful view from both bedrooms and tucked away enough that you feel you had privacy but aren't a million miles from anywhere! The property has been kitted out so well and had everything we needed. The photos don't do it justice so you'all just need to stay there to enjoy it all! The only thing we would have changed would be to stay longer than three nights! We'll be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us. It really is charming!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                              Beautiful House and Land

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Truly wonderful experience during our stay in Kendal. The apartment is clean and well equipped and beautifully designed. Our hosts were very helpful and accommodating. The listing is exactly as described with all the amenities one would want on a vacation stay. Highly recommend this rental and it is worth more than the price tag in my opinion.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                              Wonderfully comfortable holiday home.

                                                                                              4 of 5
                                                                                              Lovely, comfortable property, exactly as described. Situated up a narrow lane on a hillside with fantastic views. The owners (who live in the adjoining house) made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. Very well equipped and extremely spacious, warm and within easy reach of Lake Windermere. Wonderful walks nearby for all abilities and plenty of places to eat out but check opening times as many are only open at weekends in low season (same goes for National Trust)
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Nov 2016