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Moresdale Bank Cottage

Lambrigg near Sedbergh and Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 14694)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

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

    A real treat!

    Reviewed by IngridJun 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 RosemarySep 2021

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

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RobertSep 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 CarolSep 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by JulietJul 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 NicolaJul 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 SharonMay 2021

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

    We had a a fantastic week with glorious weather.

    Reviewed by GordonApr 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 MarkSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by LindaAug 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 RobertSep 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 JoanJul 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 WilliamDec 2018

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

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 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 TomAug 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 GrahamJul 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 ChristineJun 2018

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

    Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2018

  • "A very pleasant helpful couple"

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2018

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

    Reviewed by RohanFeb 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 MichelleSep 2016

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

    Reviewed by KarenAug 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

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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