The Old Vicarage
Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District
An outstanding ground floor wing of a 19th century former vicarage, superbly located within walking distance of the centre of the historic Lakeland town of Kendal, adjacent to the ancient grounds and remains of Kendal Castle. This spacious holiday home combines modern amenities with original character features, including an impressive sitting room which features a large bay window, a high ceiling, moulded cornices and a ceiling rose, giving the room a certain elegance. The lovely kitchen has French doors to the pretty garden area, while the delightful bedroom benefits from both a stylish bathroom and an en-suite. The centre of Kendal, with its marvellous shopping facilities and cobbled lanes with pavement cafes and great restaurants, is just a stone's throw from the property. The Brewery Arts Centre and Abbot Hall, and the Lakeland Life Museum are close by, as are pleasant walks into the beautiful countryside surrounding this old town. An ideal location for a romantic break whatever the time of year.
All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom with en-suite (shower, basin and WC). Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC. Modern, fitted kitchen with dining area. Lovely sitting room with dining area and electric woodburner-effect stove.
Gas central heating with electric stove in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, CD player/radio, library of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Secluded gravelled garden area with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 mins walk. Note: This property does not accept children.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- 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.