Cottage in Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, - Cottage With Garden In Perfect Quiet Central Location With Views To Kendal Castle And Fells
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About Simon Spurling
I have been visiting Cumbria for years as I love the walking. Decided to buy this house in Kendal in 2007 as it ticked all the boxes for me as a quiet base for many visits and a possible place to retire to. Still living a busy family life down south (running a brewery!) I decided to fully modernise the house for holiday rental in 2011. I still love using it myself and hope that it will be the chance for many new people to discover the joys of the surrounding Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. I'm very fond of Kendal and will happily pass the day here if I want to give my legs a rest. Kendal's probably best known for its mint cake so there are free samples awaiting my guests! Kendal is home to the National Park and I hope it will be your holiday home too!
Simon Spurling purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Simon Spurling chose Kendal
Kendal is only 10mins from J36 M6. Its also easily accesible by train. Every day you will see somewhere different in Lakes or even Dales as its much easier to get from Kendal to all parts of the National Parks. The people in Kendal are truly friendly and live a much better quality of life than where I come from - I feel better within 10 mins of arriving! They welcome tourism but unlike other places are not entirely dependent on it. It has a year round life and my favourite time to visit is winter when the views are crystal clear and the town is warm and inviting. Also Kendal is way cheaper for a stay with choice and competition and need to keep the locals happy too! Also only 2 min walk from a beautiful locally sourced food hall which I love browsing. I just love Kendal!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is perfectly situated for a quiet stay in the Lakes and Dales with direct links to all parts of the National Park . Its ideal for those that want to visit all the different Lakes and Dales. I provide a free visitor parking permit which entitles you to park either at the front or back of the house in the resident parking bays. Once at the house you can see all of Kendal on foot with ease so perfect for popping out for drink shops meals etc. The garden is a bonus particularly in summer when the patio is perfect for breakfast and coffee time. I want people to be comfortable here so advertise it for 5 people although it has 3 bedrooms. So no sofa beds here! The house is in a quiet conservation area even though its only a short stroll to the year round cultural centre of the Lakes.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great view from back bedrooms .
The furniture was rather old, cheap wardrobe in twin room broken inside, very hard mattress in twin room, knob on chest of drawers needed attention. sofas in living room uncomfortable. No number on front door! Key safe in awkward position in cupboard, had to get on my knees to open. Kitchen fine, well stocked, bathrooms good, downstairs toilet rather grotty with pipe leaking occasionally onto floor.
Perfect location. Comfy clean cottage
Really enjoyed our stay in Kendal. Cottage was comfy, clean and in a perfect location. Warm and cosy. Love the Lakes too will definitely revisit.
Central and lots of space
Enjoyed our stay here- very convenient for the town and right next to Booths! Plenty of space as well. Parking occasionally a bit tricky during busy times- glad we had a small car! Some of the kitchen equipment could do with an overhaul but there was plenty of things available if you wanted to cook. Overall a really great find for a stay in Kendal and we would happily recommend!
Very central, comfortable and well-appointed.
This October was the second time we have stayed here because we enjoyed it so much the first time.
Clean, comfortable and convenient
We were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and how well equipped it was. The cottage is very convenient for the town and yet with a quiet location. Would thoroughly recommend.
Excellent value for money. A perfect base to explore.
Lovely clean, spacious property for 5 people, with a well equipped kitchen and the added bonus of 2 bathrooms.
We had a fantastic stay and I would definitely go back if I was with a group again. Would suit a family or group of friends. Supermarket within 2 minute walk for all the essentials and plenty of nice bars etc in Kendal for meals out if you don't fancy cooking.
Morecambe Bay is 20 min drive from Kendal. Coastal walks at Arnside, Silverdale, Grange and Cartmel.
10min walk to Kendal rail station with connecting services to, Oxenholme Lake District Virgin WestCoast mainline (5min), Windermere (15min) and Manchester Airport (80min).
Ambleside (25min),Windermere (15min),Grasmere (35min),Hawkshead (35min) ,Sedbergh (25min), Ullswater (35min), Langdales (30mins), Howgills (30mins),
Kirkby Lonsdale (25mins) Leighton Moss RSPB reserve (20mins)
2 minute walk to Booth's world class locally sourced food hall (visited by Prince Charles) open 8am-8pm and Sundays. Wetherspoons pub/eating for good value
3 min walk M&S, Costa, regional market Weds & Sats. Covered market all week
5min walk lots coffeebars tearooms,bistros,restaurants,takeaways & good pubs
7 min walk Abbot Hall art gallery, Brewery arts centre&cinema, Kendal museum
8 min walk to River Kent and riverside walking and cross up hill to Kendal Castle
10min walk (its a hill!) to woodland trail leading to felltop
Kendal has everything you need for banks phones etc. Its only a small town but important to Lakes and Dales folk who come far to it for their shopping.