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10 Castle Crescent

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1001463)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved this quirky cottage So handy for town centre and walks ."

    Gets sun for most of day at the front so it was great for sitting out and watching the world go by ! Enjoyed good wholesome meals at Riverside Hotel which is so handy from property too As we didn’t get to do all that we had planned we will be back in Kendal and would definitely choose to stay at No 10 again

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage. I’m glad you had a great stay, I absolutely adore it too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2022

  • "Filthy on arrival , areas not cleaned for weeks , Toilet seat loose and faeces around fittings , skirting boards thick of dust , AGA dirty , loose wires hanging from ceiling led lights , shower mat filthy , Parking was a lottery ,if you were lucky you could get near the cottage but most of the time had to drive around the one way system looking for a place ."

    Town restrictions also apply so also had to get up early each day to move car before 8 am and incur a fine . We left early as totally disappointed in what could have been a lovely stay..

    Your review is in complete contrast to other people’s experience - hopefully potential guests will be able to see that. Not everyone in this world is genuine. Some people have hidden agendas. Good luck in your life. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LillianApr 2022

  • "This charming little cottage was a lovely place to spend the week."

    It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. The only difficulty I had was with using the AGA, which I could not get to work and found the directions a little unhelpful. However, there was an oven hob in the kitchen and a microwave so I could still cook perfectly well! The house is located in a wonderful spot with plenty of things to do in the local area and it's close to many of the lakes. Getting a parking spot was relatively easy and I had no problem finding the key. I would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by AaronMar 2022

  • "Was a beautiful cottage all amenities were there."

    I took my kids with me, they were not familiar to a DVD player as everything is on Netflix now lol! But they enjoyed choosing from the collection of films!! Very lovely to come back to a warm house with the aga on after a full day out in the cold. Would recommend and would stay again. Communication was very prompt from the owners and made us aware where everything was prior to our stay!

    Reviewed by SunitaOct 2021

  • "A beautiful, quirky cottage in a good location, the Aga was a delight!"

    Close to the river and only a few minutes walk from the town centre, bus and rail stations, yet still very quiet and peaceful. An excellent base to explore the Lakes. The only downside is that finding a parking spot can be difficult, but the bus service is so good that we didn't have to use the car after arrival. We will definitely be coming back to Castle Crescent.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "While the cottage was lovely and in a great location for both the town centre and the nearby lakes, there were no outdoor bins (they were also not in the nearby community centre either as stated) and no clear instructions for the aga, which would have helped given how warm it was in the summer."

    The welcome instructions were behind a radiator and were only found when moving the sofa which wasn't ideal. The house also needed a deep clean throughout, so much so that we chose not to cook in the house for any of the 4 nights we were staying.

    Please note that the Aga instructions are in three places:- first on the top left Aga door, secondly on page one of the Welcome pack and lastly in the book to the left of the Aga titled "The Aga Cookery Book". Agas are just like ovens that are always on. You don't need to adjust the heat, just put the food in either the roasting oven (around 180 ) or simmering oven (around 150). There are labels on the oven doors telling you which one is which. Regarding the bins, there is a lime green bin in the back yard for your rubbish. The cleaner will then dispose of it. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2021

  • "This was a comfortable and well situated stay."

    The house is well equipped and satisfied all our wishes as a family. There was only one difficulty in the Aga being on the whole time. This makes the house very hot and when the temperature was above 20 degrees outdoors this was uncomfortable. We would recommend this as a great place to launch a family Lakelands visit. Thanks

    Reviewed by DannyAug 2021

  • "It really wasn't made clear that the Aga was the only option for cooking."

    We have a 2 Yr old (which one of your booking agents was aware of) so this really wasn't suitable for our needs. It was impossible to prepare meals for our son (as well as for myself and my husband) with having no prior knowledge or experience using an Aga. We also felt let down by the fact that when any shower water went outside of the tray it would leak through to the lounge! The water dripped over our belongings and was an inconvenience to tidy up. The shower needs to be fully enclosed if the floor tiles are not sealed. We also had no hot water for the first 24hrs. We tried calling Sykes numerous times but kept being cut off. My husband emailed but know one came back to us. When we called again in the morning the matter could have been dealt with better. The plumber that came out to us was great and arrived quickly, but the issue could have been dealt with by myself had the maintenance team given me the correct advice. Having to put our son to bed with no way of washing him was not how we wanted to start our break. The property really wasn't clean enough either, there were lots of cobwebs and dead flies, moths, wasps etc, we would have expected better. I appreciate that there's nothing you can do about a heat wave, but the top bedroom was incredibly hot. If the velux doesn't open, a fan should be provided in the summer months. Finally, the twin bedroom door would not stay closed, and due to the huge slant on the whole property, his door would swing open and bang through out the night, it woke us all up. We were really disappointed, which isn't something I would say lightly, I have never given so such damming feedback. Considering the cost, our stay did not represent value for money.

    Dear Mr Lever, First of all let me say how sorry I was to receive your feedback and realise that the holiday didn't go well for you. Every year lots of people visit the cottage and enjoy its quirky character, superb views, convenient location. As a 200 year old Weaver's cottage it is a far cry from a modern square box! It has been lovingly renovated and restored to include many original features. Firstly, it says in the description that there is an Aga and also lists all features at the property. It is very clear on the Sykes website. There was a microwave. If you struggled with the Aga, despite the instructions given and various booklets, you could have prepared food using the microwave and the selection of microwavable dishes. I do apologise that there was no hot water the night you arrived. This is highly unusual and has not been an issue previously. I understand from the Plumber that you tweaked the boiler and tried to fix it yourself. Please don' do that for Health & Safety reasons (unless you are a qualified plumber! )The boiler is inspected annually and up to date with all its checks. I'm sorry you felt there was (no way of washing your two year old). A kettle is provided so you could have heated up some water to wash. Regarding the heat in the top room, usually the 12 inch thick stone walls stop the house from getting too hot. I find opening the front and back sash windows allows for a lovely through draft. Keeping curtains closed in hot water helps keep the sun out and heat down. The Velux window is not allowed to be opened as guests have in the past left it open during the day and rain has come in whilst they were out for the day. It rains a lot in the Lakes! The twin bedroom does have a latch on it and can be closed. Believe you me, my teenage daughter would have something to say if it couldn't be closed! Sykes website have a "Child Friendly" icon of a Teddy bear that makes choosing a suitable property super simple. Our property doesn't have this icon for obvious reasons. May I humbly suggest you choose "Child Friendly" properties in the future to ensure the property meets your expectations & needs. All the very best for the future. The owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2021

  • "What an absolutely lovely cottage."

    From the minute you step inside you feel like you have stepped into your own little paradise. It is situated close to the centre and there are local amenities around. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location next to the river, we had a lovely stay"

    Reviewed by DanielleJun 2021

  • "The cottage is warm, cosy and clean and it is in a good location for the town centre, local transport links, also the walk along the river is very nice and there is a canal path which is 5mins walk from the cottage."

    On arrival it was better than photo's showed on the website, on the top floor the view was lovely across the river, will definately be back. The only downside to this beatifull cottage is the black rubbish bin and recycle box was at the end of the lane back of the cottage, also the previous people that was staying at this cottage had left the yellow bin outside the back door full with rubbish.

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2020

  • "My partner and I booked this house for my birthday week and we were amazed when we stepped through the door."

    We knew it would be beautiful from what we saw in the photographs but it absolutely exceeded expectations. The house had a cosy, warm feeling which was made perfect by the AGA. There were clear instructions and information about everything we needed to know which made things easier. We spend a very lovely week there (and became engaged there too!) and we can't wait to come back for our honeymoon!

    Reviewed by BillieOct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a very convenient location for walking into Kendal."

    We were extremely comfortable during our week at Castle Crescent and would definitely like to return one day. It was a bit of a challenge cooking on an Aga but that's all part of the holiday experience and it certainly made a change for us. We wouldn't change anything about our stay. We trust the Sykes star rating system and they have never failed us yet.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2020

  • "Beautifully presented cottage with loads of home comforts perfectly positioned for anywhere in the Lakes."

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely had everything we needed."

    How ever the living room was not very big and in it was a very big AGA which was very hot and heated the whole house in the summer we were sweating so much far to hot to have in the summer we couldn`t sleep. and we were told we couldn`t turn it of. So we wouldn`t recommend this cottage in the summer months

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you struggled with the heat during your stay, had we of been aware at the time we would have been more than happy to attend the property to assist you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "I called on Saturday 2nd August and spoke to Sykes about the lack of cleanliness of the property when we arrived."

    This was not clean at the best of times and during a global pandemic this was certainly not an acceptable level of cleanliness. I emailed over pictures within the hour and have heard nothing back from you which I am really disappointed about. Sykes was very helpful, polite and professional on the phone, she asked if I wanted a re-clean which I declined but I would have expected an update and some communication or apology from the owner seeing as I had to spend nearly an hour at the beginning of my holiday cleaning their home to a vaguely acceptable level. Other than this the cottage was a great base for our holiday.

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2020

  • "My 2nd stay at this cottage , I book for a 3 night stay a bit of rest bite as I live and care fir my mother I basically stay in I enjoy the peace and comfort of the house ."

    It’s a five minute wall into Kendal town centre we’re there are lots of shops to look around . It’s only an hour and half from we’re I live also . I would highly recommend this lovely cottage

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2020

  • "10 Castle Crescent is such a lovely, comfortable and cosy property."

    We all felt at home straight away and it was very close to Kendal centre. Everything we needed was there and although the weather was horrendous (Storm Ciara) we felt warm and safe at all times. I have already looked to see when it is available again and have recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by CarolFeb 2020

  • "The house was very homely & comfortable, there were some great unexpected features such as the sound system & lighting through the whole house."

    Kitchen utensils & pans etc were short in supply & it would be difficult to cook meals but this was not a issue for us! Would Recommend the house!

    Reviewed by MandyDec 2019

  • "Perfect location within walking distance of town."

    Very cosy and warm . Loved cooking on the aga. Would highly recommend this cottage and stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2019

  • "The cottage is clean warm and very comfortable."

    It’s really well located and in a pleasant quiet part of Kendal. The sitting room and kitchen are really easy to be in and having the aga makes cooking very easy. I really enjoyed my stay and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by NickDec 2019

  • "I was looking for a peaceful 3 night break ,the cottage was beautiful, clean ,comfortable & cosy I hardly left the whole time I was there ."

    Very close to the shops . Would book here again , it was ideal for me .

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Very central in Kendal, and very close to all the facilities in Kendal. Easy to take bus and train close to cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "One word ‘Fantastic’"

    Reviewed by TSep 2019

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first-floor super-king-size (zip/link), 1 x second-floor king-size
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric log effect fire.
  • Gas central heating, electric log effect fire
  • Gas AGA cooker, microwave, electric hot plate, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV's, DVD players, sound system and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Note: No children under the age of 12

The property

Nestled in the heart of the bustling market town of Kendal, surrounded by the picturesque rolling countryside of the Lake District National Park, is this superb cottage, this is an old weavers cottage from the 1820s and still retains the washing lines used historically for drying fabric and that the cottage has Lovely views over the River Kent and of St George's Church and Gooseholme Park, conveniently located for the centre of town and 2 mins walk to the station.

Internally, the property has been renovated into a stylish and contemporary holiday home for friends and families looking to explore this wonderful base.

Discover a spacious open-plan living room with plenty of seating to relax and unwind into the evening with the warming electric fire to keep you warm during the chillier months.

Gather at the dining table to enjoy a lovingly prepared home-cooked meal with your loved ones.

The kitchen is amply-equipped for cooking up a delicious evening meal, or simply a hearty breakfast before planning the day's events using the lovely aga cooker.

Resting on the first floor is a spacious super-king-size bedroom with zip and link features, able to accommodate all types of guests wishing to stay here, whilst the second floor has a further king-size master bedroom, boasting delightful views.

Delight in the family shower room with its deluxe fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

You'll also been able to enjoy the sunset from the front garden in the evening.

Kendal is a bustling market town which offers a selection of eateries serving fine food and real ale, as well as a choice of independent shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities, you are also located a 2 minute walk from Kendal station which makes this idea for leaving the car at home.

Visit the wonderful Kendal Golf Club, where even the amateurs and seasoned professionals can enjoy themselves on this picturesque course, available all-year-round.

You are situated just outside of one of the most beautiful regions in the whole of England, the Lake District National Park.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery dates back to the 18th century and holds 300 years worth of beautiful landscape paintings, well-worth a visit.

For a spot of history, visit the medieval ruins of Kendal Castle, once owned by the Parr family in the 15th century.

Discover the nearby nature reserve of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, with plenty of country trails for exploring and a plethora of wildlife to spot along the way, something both adults and children will delight in.

Further afield discover the wonderful Lake Windermere for some watersporting activities and the famous Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum to discover how the famous poet William Wordsworth once lived.

Return to 10 Castle Crescent for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in front of the warming electric fire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KENDAL

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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Region Information

Note: No children under the age of 12

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas