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Spacious, Peaceful, Central,Great View, Garden, Free Parking, Easy walk to town

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria, - Cottage With Garden In Perfect Quiet Central Location With Views To Kendal Castle And Fells

This is a spacious home refitted so national park visitors can live in comfort, privacy and warmth during their stay in this lovely part of the world. A perfect quiet central location with views to the lakeland fells in the attractive historic market town of kendal at the entrance to the lake district national park. This split level newly furnished terraced holiday cottage is in a conservation area with scenic walks from its doorstep and an even shorter stroll to the delights of kendal life. Kendal offers a different place to eat and drink each day and a good choice of shopping including the world class regional supermarket booths renowned for its quality locally source food. Museums, an art gallery on the river, the thriving brewery arts centre & cinema, and street festivals are part of kendal's varied cultural offering to residents and visitors. Free residents parking permit provided. Free wifi broadband .

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Simon Spurling
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
26 June, 2017

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 I decided to, with help of my design grad daughter and partner, 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 & South Lakes

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Such a lovely weekend, the house is delightful. You must have thought such a lot about the layout. I will recommend to all my friends. I will also rebook as well.."

Karen P and family London March 2013



"Lovely clean house and fantastic location"

Kirk Lorna & family Cheshire Oct2011



"Your cottage is so lovely we all felt very at home here. The views are lovely

and the walks are great."

Murray family York August 2011
Jan 2012
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Such a lovely weekend, the house is delightful. You must have thought such a lot about the layout. I will recommend to all my friends. I will also rebook as well.."

Karen P and family London March 2013



"Lovely clean house and fantastic location"

Kirk Lorna & family Cheshire Oct2011



"Your cottage is so lovely we all felt very at home here. The views are lovely

and the walks are great."

Murray family York August 2011
Jan 2012
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15 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

What a perfect holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure where to start. We had an absolutely wonderful holiday! This cottage had everything. The location is PERFECT!! Anything and everything was accessible ... Booth's, M&S, pubs, shopping, bus stop, taxi service, etc. . As to the accommodations, one couldn't ask for more. There is so much space!! If you add the views and the beautiful garden, you've reached the peak of any expectations. Mr. Spurling answered all questions quickly and professionally, though we didn't have many as everything was organized prior to our arrival. We had everything we needed and much more. This was not our first time in Kendal, but was a first at this cottage ... but hopefully, won't be the last. Thank you ever so much for making your cottage available. We made so many wonderful memories and we have you to thank, in large measure, for sharing your hospitality with us. Cheers and hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Cherri for your kind words. You stayed at the cottage for nearly 3 weeks so its good to know that its more than comfortable for a long stay like that. Its really pleasing that you enjoyed it and Kendal so much , particularly as you made the trip from the USA to get there! In fact the cottage is increasingly popular with overseas guests as its very easy to reach by air and rail. Like you, I think the central location but with a view of the fells and its own garden, makes everything so easy and accessible throughout your stay. Very much look forward to having you back with us soon!
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5

Perfect location for our first ever holiday in Lake District

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, spacious, good location. Friendly neighbours. Booth's is only 2 minutes away and is excellent supermarket and not too expensive if you watch for reductions/offers. Walk from station with our luggage bit slow but we are 71, had all our luggage for 5 weeks with us, and I can't handle luggage. Thanks Simon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good stay. Kendal is a great Lake District town often overlooked by people who charge by it on their way to Windermere. And the fact that you can get there quickly by train is a great bonus. One tip if you got lots of luggage though - get off at the mainline Oxenholme station where there's a taxi rank. 10mins later you're at the cottage. Come back soon!
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5

Enjoyable stay in a clean and tidy house situated in the centre of Kendal

  • 5 of 5

The property was well suited for a family of 5 spending a long weekend break in Kendal. The property was centrally situated in Kendal just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The house itself while having some dated decor was very clean and tidy. The 3 bathrooms was a bonus and makes life easier with 5 people. The arrival instructions were very clear and wifi was also fine.

The car parking was awkward at times but this was known prior to our visit and parking in Booth's car park was no major hassle.

I would recommend the house to another family of 5 looking for a base to explore Kendal and the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

In a great convenient location, fabulous stay!

  • 4 of 5

I couldn't really fault this property, we had a wonderful stay, everything was thought through to make it easy for us. The location is conveniently minutes away from a supermarket and lovely town. It's also a good location to have a bit of peace, but also to be able to easily get to Windermere and Lakeside. The only very small issue we had was that the parking always got very full and there were always cars parked in front of the property in the evening.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kendal's a great town and a free parking permit is quite something to have so centrally so sometimes parking right outside the property can be taken by other residents but the permit can be used in other areas close by although all the many times I stay there thats only been necessary once or twice. I will aim to provide more advice in future on this.
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4

Well Equipped comfortable cottage central to Kendal town centre

  • 4 of 5

Lovely holiday in Kendall. Cottage had everything we wanted plus more, ie dishwasher.

Great views and really close to all the amenities

Tricky parking but always managed to find somewhere close by.

Lovely supermarket just round the corner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent house, great for families

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from two weeks at this property and cannot fault it at all. Was very clean and had all the space and equipment we needed. Having a dishwasher and washing machine is a massive plus as left us able to enjoy our evenings after, marching all around the lakes. Kendal is great for wandering with some good local shops too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Wetherspoons at 150 Metres Nearest Ferry : Heysham at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Kendal at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Kendal at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M6 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pizza Express at 150 Metres Nearest Ski : High Raise at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Grange over Sands at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Morecambe Bay is 20 min drive from Kendal. Coastal walks at Arnside, Silverdale, Grange and Cartmel.

Travel:

10min walk to Kendal rail station with connecting services to, Oxenholme Lake District Virgin WestCoast mainline (5min), Windermere (15min) and Manchester Airport (80min).

Distances:

Ambleside (25min),Windermere (15min),Grasmere (35min),Hawkshead (35min) ,Sedbergh (25min), Ullswater (35min), Langdales (30mins), Howgills (30mins),

Kirkby Lonsdale (25mins) Leighton Moss RSPB reserve (20mins)

Further Details:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£50
From
£70
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Peak
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£405
for 4 nights
From
£75
£581
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£45
From
£60
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Autumn Holiday
21 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£375
for 4 nights
From
£65
From
£75
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Standard
30 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£35
From
£40
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£70
£560
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£55
 

Additional pricing information

Changeover £105
Refundable Damage Deposit £70
Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Please enquire about 2017 rates as I currently cannot accept direct website bookings for stays after Jan29th 2017


Booking confirmed by 25% non-refundable deposit
Balance to be paid 2 months before arrival.
Cancellation refunds as follows: 70% of balance for more than 1 month before arrival , 50% for more than than 2 weeks, 10% for more than 1 week.

£70 security deposit to be paid before arrival and refunded within 7 days

Changeover Day:
I have not specified a mandatory changeover day as I try to be flexible. However for short breaks Friday - Monday (weekend) or Monday-Friday (mid week) are the better options. Friday is preferred changeover day for weekly bookings but other days possible subject to agreement.
Arrival from 3pm , departure by 10am.


Notes on prices:
One pet dog £30 by arrangement.


£70 security deposit to be paid before arrival and refunded within 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms comprising : 1 Family bathroom with wc, bath, power shower over with screen . 1 Ensuite shower wc for double bedroom . 1 Wc adjacent to front lobby.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) + 1 travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms: 1 with double bed and wc shower room ensuite , 1 with twin divan beds, 1 with single pine bed. All rooms fully carpeted with lined curtains.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: I travel cot and 1 highchair available. Freeview HD box for recording satellite TV. Wifi broadband throughout the house Outside: Garden with patio area . It is east and south facing with views over Kendal castle, the old town and surrounding fells. Wooden table and chairs plus additional table and parasol available for summer months. Rotary dryer also available. Garden fenced and suitable for dog. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property is fully serviced prior to each visit Other: Entrance lobby ideal for coats ,sticks and rack for walking shoes.