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Kendal 5 miles; Windermere 16 miles.
Levens is a small traditional Cumbrian village set on a high promontory in beautiful countryside and ideally placed for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The village has a lovely old church, general store, Post Office/newsagent and a pub that serves good food. With excellent views of the southern fells across the Lythe Valley and the River Kent which flows below the village, Levens consists of a huddle of fine, stone-built traditional houses, cottages and barn conversions surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with varied flora and fauna and a nature reserve providing beautiful walking country. 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. Nearby Kendal 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, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Levens provides a superb base for a relaxing break.
|Sleeps||4||Grid Reference||SD 486 863||Off Road Parking||Yes|
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A pretty, stone-built, 300-year old, semi-detached cottage, located in a quiet backwater of the Lakeland village of Levens, just five miles from Kendal. Boasting lovely views across the Lyth Valley and Whitbarrow Scar, this Levens cottage provides ideal Lakeland accommodation. Warm and welcoming, it features a comfortable sitting room with cosy woodburner and old beams, an adjoining dining area, a well-equipped kitchen and two lovely bedrooms which all combine to provide perfect Lake District accommodation. Outside, this Levens cottage offers a spacious, raised garden area ideal for dining alfresco and watching the sun go down over the southern Lakeland Fells. This Levens cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Lake District Peninsula. The lovely old market town of Kendal is a short drive away, while Cartmel, with its famous annual horse race meetings, and the pretty coastal resorts of Arnside and Grange-over-Sands are all worth a visit. In the other direction, Kirkby Lonsdale has numerous eating places and individual shops. Lake Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere and Hawkshead are within easy reach, making, this attractive village and lovely Levens cottage make an inspiring choice from which to enjoy the whole of a magical area.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, CD, iPod dock. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Additional wood for woodburner available to purchase from the owners. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Spacious mature garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: The garden of the owners’ property next door is open by appointment through the National Garden Scheme.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about The Orchard:
Good position from which to explore the southern and central Lakes to enjoy lots of walking.
Mrs Cable, Wellingborough, February 2013
Good location easy to get to from the motorway and main roads. Love the log fire. Kitchen very well equipped.
Mr Wood, Coventry, October 2012
Excellent venue for proximity to the Lakes and surrounding area.
Mr Lynch, Bingley, September 2012
The property is in a lovely position. It was good to have the owners next door to go to with any queries.
Mr Steer, King's Lynn, June 2012