With the Lake District and ocean within easy reach to the west and the Pennines to the east, Kendal is the ideal holiday destination for families who want a bit of everything in their holiday. The home of Kendal Mint Cake, the town is located on the south side of the Lake District. It is bursting with cafés and shops, a small town perhaps, but with a lot to give being so accessible for Lake Windemere and the southern lakes.
Book a luxury rural retreat for two at Hollins Farm Barn in New Hutton, near the idyllic town of Kendal, Gateway to the Lake District. Gothic-style bedrooms whose crook beams and exposed stonework await the lucky couple coming for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend/week-long holiday.
Riven Oak is situated amidst the beautiful Lake District near the village of Levens, Cumbria, a two-storey pet-friendly cottage with beamed ceilings, master king with en-suite shower among four ground-floor bedrooms, and open-plan living space with wood-burning stove and Freesat TV.
Riddings Barn is a delightful stone-built rural cottage in the charming hamlet of Howgill near Sedbergh. The stone-built conversion blends tradition with contemporary style and boasts wonderful views over Cumbria and The Lake District, as well as open-plan design and an abundance of natural light.
- Cark in Cartmel
- Irton Holiday Cottages
- Kirkby Lonsdale
- Kirkby Stephen
- Newby Bridge
- Santon Bridge
- Spark Bridge
Kendal is home to two museums, several listed buildings as well as stately homes open to the public and simply stunning to wonder around. Kendal Castle – now a complete ruin or Holy Trinity – the nation’s largest parish church – with five aisles and a majestic, ancient tower are both worth taking time to explore. Kendal also boasts a wide array of shopping treats with no less than five shopping arcades filled with large brand names and independent local stores providing a wonderful blend of up-to-date facilities and products.
Stroll through the myriad of footpaths and nature trails in the idyllic Serpentine Woods on Kendal Fell Kendal, or take in a show or film at the bustling Brewery Arts Centre pay homage to Alfred Wainwright, author of the Lakeland guidebooks and one-time Borough Treasurer by visiting his recreated office in the Kendal Museum. .