Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District
A magnificent semi-detached Georgian townhouse, close to the river in the heart of Kendal. Kentside House, set over three floors, has been extensively modernised to offer spacious accommodation, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Many original features have been carefully retained, including the original open grate fireplace, recessed alcove cupboards, sash windows with shutters, and delightful covings and arches, which combine to provide a holiday home of real character and charm. There is an enclosed courtyard to the rear with a sheltered 'grotto', ideal for sitting out, while Kendal’s cobbled lanes, with their pavement cafes and great restaurants, are just a stone’s throw from the property. The Brewery Arts Centre and Lakeland Life Museum are close by, as are pleasant walks along the River Kent.
Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite (shower, basin, WC), 1 x double with dressing area & en-suite (bath, shower over, basin, WC), 1 x family room with twin & mezzanine double (accessed by steep steps, suitable for 10 - 18 yr olds), 1 x family room with twin (can be made up as a king-size double by prior arrangement) & mezzanine double (accessed by steep steps, suitable for 10 - 18 yr olds). Bathroom with corner bath, basin, WC. Fitted kitchen with utility area & breakfast room. Dining room. Large sitting room with open fire in feature fireplace.
Gas central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, library of books/games. Fuel, power & initial supply for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture & BBQ. Small front garden. Roadside parking. 1 well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops & pubs 2 mins walk. Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 8 adults & 2 children/teenagers.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Windermere 8 miles.
An historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th Century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.