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Moresdale Bank Cottage

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Lambrigg near Sedbergh and Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely setting, lovely cottage, lovely hosts!"

    Tons to do in the Lakes so you'll never be bored!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay at the cottage very much, even though the weather was not too good."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location of the property was very unclear on the description and it was exceptionally remote, quite scary to access down a single-lane road with zero visibility - obviously not an issue if you're a local but if you're new to the area it's a very tricky drive and should have been made clearer on the property details."

    We were trapped in the property at night in effect as there were no lights on the track to the cottages or on the road so a real death-trap if you're unfamiliar with the area! We were disappointed with the interior of the cottage as the photos on your site were quite deceiving and had obviously been taken a while ago. From walking into the front door, the smell of damp was obvious and from the peeling wallpaper in one of the downstairs bedrooms to the chill in the two downstairs bedrooms, there was obviously a problem with the damp. On going up the stairs, there were scratch marks and dirty marks all up the stair walls which was very off-putting. The kitchen area was badly designed as there was nowhere to pile up dirty dishes and the sink was tiny. We ended up using the dishwasher more than we would normally as it was the only practical place to put dirty pots and crockery! It's a personal preference but we thought the decor was extremely outdated and ugly - the curtains especially were horrible and overall the upstairs was desperately in need of a makeover. The two red sofas in the living area looked really dirty and the design was strange as it looks there are dark, dirty marks on it but perhaps that was just the material? We didn't feel comfortable sitting on them and the cushions were full of dust when we moved them - really disappointing. The carpets and soft furnishings really need replacing, we thought that it wasn't of a standard to rent out to the public, only very tolerant members of the family! The double-bed upstairs was a small one - definitely not a kingsize - so my husband and I had to sleep in the twin beds downstairs so couldn't enjoy the view from the upstairs room. The outdoor area was deceptive too - on the photos there's no sign of an adjoining property and we like our privacy but felt like we couldn't enjoy the outside space as there were always neighbours in their adjacent garden. If you're looking for a place to sleep then this cottage is fine but for a living area for a 4 person family to enjoy for a week it is absolutely below any standard we've experienced before with Sykes Cottages.

    Hi There, We are not sure what someone booking a rural cottage in the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales should expect, but it is far from ‘exceptionally remote’ being 2 miles from the M6 Motorway and ten minutes drive to the local town of Kendal. In common with many properties in the area it is served by single track lanes but with many passing places – we have yet to see such lanes having street lighting. The private access drive passes through woodland and it is certainly not desirable to have lighting along it. The drive terminates in our courtyard which does have security lighting. The photographs on the web site are up to date and representative of the interior of the cottage. . We would dispute there is a chill or damp smell in the downstairs rooms. All rooms in the cottage have recently installed thermostatically controlled smart electric heaters (Dimplex Quantum) which comply with EPC ratings. The kitchen area is perfectly adequate for a cottage environment. The sink is a standard size (not tiny) and there is plenty of room for dishes alongside. The dishwasher is new and tablets are provided. A look at the web site photos should confirm these points. The double bed in the en-suite room is a standard size. If personal circumstances or requirements demand a king-size it would be easy to check before booking by looking at the photographs or asking. We are sorry that the décor is not to everyone’s liking and we take exception to the comments regarding cleanliness of the sitting room. The cottage is cleaned professionally every change over. The garden area which is supplied with sofas and dining table and chairs is for the sole use of the cottage residents and is visually fenced-off from the neighbours (who happen to be our son and family who are well aware of the privacy wishes of guests). Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard1.9Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect couldn’t fault anything with this beautiful cottage."

    We stayed for 7 days as a family with 3 young children. Everything we needed like a home from home. Nice quiet area with plenty to do only a few miles out. Had a lovely time. We would definitely stay here again should we return to the Lake District. Thank you

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect hosts, everything we needed & a big thank you for the Grandchildren's easter eggs, a lovely thought and much appreciated gesture."

    See you again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gwilym5.0Apr 2023

  • "Super friendly and helpful owners who were quick to respond when we had a couple of small issues and rectified things straight away."

    Beautiful area and property, we would love to return. Property spacious and quietly situated - a peaceful break was just what we needed. Inventory could do with an update/top up, we ran out of crockery and cutlery fairly quickly, more spares would be good so as not to be constantly running water or using dishwasher. All in all a great week (saw a deer on the long drive way to the house on our last day). Thanks, Holland family, Kesgrave.

    Reviewed by Laura3.8Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Moresdale Bank Cottage with our two young children."

    The house was excellent and worked well for us as a family. It's been really well converted and tastefully matches the look of the other properties. To get to the property, there is about 10-15 driving on single track roads so be prepared for that if it's not something you're used to. The interior layout of the house is also a little odd, you enter on the ground floor where there are two twin bedrooms and a shared bathroom and the upper floor is where the living room, kitchen, dinning space and master bedroom is. If you have kids who don't sleep well and get out of bed, this could be an issue (especially since there was no stair gate at the bottom of the stairs - there's nothing to stop kids climbing in the night!) The house was nicely situated and was a short drive from much of the rest of the Lake District and allowed us to explore the area while still easily heading back to the cottage when the kids got tired. The beds and furnishings were comfortable, although the two couches in the living room were too soft and unsupportive for our liking and we found them to a bit uncomfortable after a day or two. The owners are there if you need them, but not intrusive and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "This was a lovely holiday cottage,the owners had put a lot of thought in to equipping the cottage,and we literally had everything we needed."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy,we only used upstairs as there was only 2 of us.The views from upstairs were spectacular. I would definitely recommend to friends, and would love to go back one day. The owners were lovely,they were very helpful and in hand if needed.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location and the owners were very welcoming."

    We were extremely disappointed to find that the property was unclean, with cobwebs in every room (including spiders!), dusty throughout and the carpets/flooring looked like they haven’t been hoovered, as found hair, bits of food and hair clip under the rugs in the bedroom downstairs. We only found the property comfortable once we had done a thorough clean, which we have never done in all the years we have booked through Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Aug 2022

  • "Had a wonderful holiday with a family of 5."

    Plenty of room to move around in, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and the children enjoyed the inside and the outside space. The occasional walkers using the walkways weren't a problem at all. Had everything we needed in the way of kitchen equipment and there was those little extra such as dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, cloths, soap etc. which was so welcome. Hosts were very helpful and on hand to advise and support with any issues. Ideal if you prefer to be in a secluded countryside area. A little far away from shops, pubs and entertainment of an evening. We would have booked again had been closer to Windermere. Viv

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful home in the most beautiful of settings."

    A real treat!

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, but not as described!"

    This is a lovely cottage, beautifully maintained and equipped, and spotlessly clean. The owners are charming - available to help if you need them, but unobtrusive. We particularly appreciated the welcome gifts of fresh flowers, Kendal mintcake and biscuits! We did, however, encounter a few unexpected things. The cottage is described as detached, and from the photographs looks like it stands alone. It is detached, but it is one of three properties surrounding a small courtyard. The lawned garden is completely overlooked, although the owners have attempted to provide some privacy with a short screening fence. The details state that the Dalesway public footpath runs through the grounds, but there is no mention of it running directly next to the cottage, just a couple of feet from the master bedroom window, the dining area window and the living room window! The one thing we found extremely inconvenient was the position of the freezer. It is not inside the cottage, but in an outbuilding across the courtyard, and is shared with the owners. Not the best when you have to go out in the pouring rain to collect items for your evening meal!

    Sykes description is accurate - the cottage is detached and the lawn and garden sofas are for the exclusive use of the guests. Whilst the Dalesway passes the property we have found for many years that walkers invariably respect the fact they are on private property. There is a small freezer in the kitchen and an overflow freezer is available in a nearby outbuilding if required. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.1Sep 2021

  • "Will be going back , absolutely stunning views And lovely owners ."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "If your not a confident driver don't go there as its 2 mile of single track with ."

    National speed limits and all bends in road. The cottage was lovely and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings with great views."

    Very well equipped. A great place to relax and explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by Juliet4.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage has high levels of equipment and everything you need for cleaning/dishwasher etc."

    The furniture in the garden makes for super alfresco dining or curling up with a book after a long day. The owners are lovely - nothing too much trouble. We had a wonderful holiday here - perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed."

    We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and outdoor space. We enjoyed lots of walks in the local area and the holiday was just what we needed. The excellent weather was an added bonus!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "This is a lovely barn conversion in a a tranquil setting."

    We had a a fantastic week with glorious weather.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage with good location."

    Good instructions to get to the cottage and get in at the arrival time. Nice to meet the people who rent it and arrange arrival and departure. Easy parking, access to power to charge an electric car from the mains Bedrooms comfortable and plenty of power points for chargers etc. Nice bathrooms and plenty of hot water Good kitchen with all the expected facilities and plenty of room Nice sitting room, warm and cosy

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "The setting is tranquil but within easy reach of tourist attractions."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2020

  • "A comfy and cosy cottage with everything you'd need for a great break away."

    A pleasure to come "home" to after a busy day sightseeing in the Lakes. Set down a long wooded track with the sound of trickling water there is no better place that offers peace and quiet. Plenty of room, furniture and equipment for six people, lovely comfortable beds, plenty of hot water and heating. Cannot recommend this property highly enough, one of the best we have stayed in. Lovely and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2019

  • "This was a get together of the generations - grandparents from Salisbury, Mum and Dad from Brussels and daughter and husband from Dubai."

    So we were a mixed bag with different experiences of life and we found the cottage just perfect for us to re-connect and enjoy each others’ company whilst also enjoying the Lakes experience. The cottage contributed to this meeting of hearts and minds with its lay-out, setting and wonderfully English views. And, of course, we had the Lakes to enjoy together and to help to forge a shared experience. Only one complaint - no milk/cream jug!!!

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property proved an excellent location for a Christmas break."

    The owners live in an adjacent property and were extremely welcoming and supportive without being in any way intrusive. Set in a quiet valley on the Dalesway, there is a feeling of remoteness and yet J37 of the M6 is only 10 or so mins away, giving easy access to the eastern and southern Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owners very welcoming."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean,the approach to the cottage down narrow country lanes then trough a dense wood/forest only added to the enjoyment of the cottage."

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Aug 2018

  • "Superb roomy cottage, ideal for families with 3 bedrooms, spacious open plan kitchen / dining room and lounge."

    Hosts were very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed for a short stay. Good location, about 10 mins to Kendal and the motorways. Worth mentioning that the cottage is 2 miles down a single track road. Road is in good condition and there are passing places but something to be aware of.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2018

  • "The accommodation was comfortable but needed some updating."

    There were cobwebs in some of the bedrooms and on internal windows. The vehicular access roads to the property are extremely narrow and single track only necessitating reverse manoeuvres over quite long distances if there was an oncoming car. We were also troubled by the amount of flies in the property making it difficult to relax. Despite this, the owners were very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Jun 2018

  • "Property is on split levels not suitable for people with mobility issues."

    Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Jun 2018

  • "A very pleasant helpful couple"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Feb 2018

  • "Super characterful cottage, much better than the pictures, wonderful gardens and great views"

    Reviewed by Rohan4.6Feb 2017

  • "A fantastic piece of heaven in the lakes."

    This holiday was exactly want we wanted and needed. This place sits perfectly in the lakes not far from the main towns of Kendal, windermere and ambleside. It has beautiful picture perfect views. The cottage was immaculate with a fully stocked kitchen. The owners Bob and Helen are warm and friendly and live just across the courtyard. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone interested in a relaxing walking holiday in the Lakes.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.8Sep 2016

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a peaceful location, although only 5 miles away from Kendal"

    Reviewed by Karen4.6Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Table top freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Shared use of owners' grounds
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 miles
  • Note: The water supply is from a private, regularly-tested deep borehole
  • Note: This property sleeps 6 people including infants
  • Note: The property rests down a single track

The property

Kendal 5 miles.

A delightful detached, stone-built cottage located on the Lakeland Fells, in the tiny hamlet of Lambrigg, just five miles from Kendal.

Nestling within the original home farm of Moresdale Hall Estate, this Kendal cottage was once a farmworker's cottage and stable buildings and sits within eight acres of the owners' grounds.

This Kendal cottage has an upside down accommodation layout, with the living area on the first floor featuring a sitting room with a warm and cosy woodburning stove, a farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, and an adjoining main bedroom with en-suite and patio doors, which provide access to the lawned garden and views of the Howgill Fells.

The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

Full of character and charm throughout, the comfy accommodation, exposed stone walls and original roof beams all go together to provide guests with an ideal holiday home.

The woodland area surrounding this Kendal cottage supports a wide variety of birds, animals and plants, including deer and badgers.

There are many walks in the area and a favourite is the ascent of Lambrigg Fell via Moresdale Tarn to a height of just over 1000 feet above sea level, which offers panoramic views of the Lake District Mountains, the Pennines and Morecambe Bay.

The Dalesway long distance footpath runs through the grounds and this can be followed in either direction to the Lune Valley or towards the terminus at Windermere.

For those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy a true Lakeland holiday, then this Kendal cottage is the one for you.

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About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market 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.

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