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Grizedale

(Ref. 1099183)

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map

4.6

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Grizedale was a very cosy and comfy place to visit over the cold period."

    It was very conveniently located in the town so it was near a lot of pubs, restaurants and shops which worked well for us as we were there for Christmas. It was very clean and had all the great amenities needed, including blankets and huge beds. The owner was very lovely and messaged back quickly whenever I had a question or issue, she was also very helpful with providing great information such as parking and what to do around Kendal. Overall, a great stay , very relaxing and comfy.

    Reviewed by Karisma5.0Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful apartment very conveniently located for all the amenities and attractions in Kendal."

    We would definitely like to return in future when we are next over from Australia .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment on first floor."

    Very comfortable beds with large walk in showers.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully presented property in the heart of Kendal."

    Perfect as a base to explore the surrounding Lake District with all the local shops, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. The car park behind the property is very convenient and the one way system around the town is easy to navigate. Would highly recommend

    Thank you Rachel for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Aug 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here at Grizedale."

    Very modern, comfortable and spacious - perfect for a girls weekend away, especially with a one year old and dog in tow too! A bit difficult to navigate the one way system and found the maps provided didn’t help much, but once we sussed it out it was easy to get to, and the multi-storey car park easily accessed too.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property was great!"

    But finding it was awful. The listed address we had been given was terrible. We asked police men / taxis drivers / and locals ….. no one had heard of it. The address should simply say Kendal loft apartments Yard 7 entrance by Barclays Bank. Please put the map that’s in the information pack in the property in the directions.

    Hi Edward Thanks for the feedback, I'm not sure what has happened here as the map you refer to should have been sent as part of your pre-arrival information. I will look into it and can only apologise that you had difficulty finding it - the one way system in Kendal doesn't help! Apologies again Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward3.4Jul 2023

  • "Grizedale is a spacious apartment with a handy entrance lobby for storing suitcases, shoes etc."

    which leads to a large living/dining room. On one side of the living room is the ‘master’ bedroom with a very comfortable super-king bed and a small but well fitted ensuite shower room. The velux window in the roof had been fixed when we were there. When it is closed and the blind down it makes the room very dark – we ended up leaving the blind open a little bit so that there was a bit of light for those midnight trips to the loo. On the other side of the living room is a large kitchen which is very well provided with everything you need and good cupboard space for your breakfast cereals and other essentials. It’s probably big enough to take a kitchen table which would make the living room even more spacious. Next to that is the main bathroom which is also large with one of the biggest walk-in showers I’ve seen. The second bedroom is next door is bigger than the master but not ensuite. The furnishings are ‘retro 60s’ with hints of ‘industrial’ which probably echoes the original commercial purpose of the building and is fashionable at the moment, though we found the settees a bit low (we are in our late 60s). The decor is in shades of grey with colourful cushions as highlights, and the overall effect is minimalistic. Again, fashionable but we felt a bit anonymous – there was very little which said: “you’re in the Lake District”. We could have been anywhere; there weren’t even any leaflets about places to visit or take away menus left around which would have been helpful. Jayne, the owner, is excellent. There was a problem with bedding and towels (due to the usual cleaner being on holiday and the temp cleaner making a mistake). This was sorted out very quickly and Jayne kept in touch to make sure everything was OK, including that we didn’t have problems with the velux. Because we stayed for 2 weeks, we also met the regular cleaner, Meg, who did a mid-stay change of linen/towels and bathroom/kitchen clean for us and was very helpful. The apartment is more or less in the centre of Kendal so very close to pubs, shops, restaurants etc. and is only a few minutes from the river for those early morning/last thing at night comfort walks with the dog. However, as it overlooks one of the many alleys or ‘yards’ in Kendal, there is no view. The description of the apartment says that there is unallocated parking close by which we found slightly misleading. Parking is in the pay-and-display car park behind the building and as another guest has said, it is very easy to miss – we suggest a very close study of the map before setting out. There are two left turns into the car park from Lowther Street but they are very sharp and the sign for the car park is hidden behind overgrown shrubs. Also, satnav gets lost, so we also drove around Kendal’s weird and wonderful one-way system a couple of times. The charges for parking are not cheap but we downloaded the ‘paybyphone’ app and got a 7-day pass which allows you to park in a number of other car parks in the South Lakes including Bowness, Ambleside and Grange over Sands as well as in Kendal. Two things that the owner has no control over but are worth mentioning. 1. A previous guest mentioned the convenience of the ev-chargers in the car park – these were all out of order when we were there and clearly had been for some time. The nearest charge points are at Booths which is a few minutes drive away and these are fast chargers. You have to pay for parking as well but you can redeem the cost if you spend £10 in Booths which isn’t difficult. Apart from one Sunday we didn’t have a problem accessing a charger. 2. Although our dog is small and elderly, he normally doesn’t have a problem with stairs and happily climbed up to the apartment. However, he was terrified of going down and we had to carry him every time we went out. We think this is because the stairs are enclosed and painted a dark grey which makes them quite gloomy even though they are well lit. From our dog’s point of view, they must have they looked like a big black void. But I have to emphasise this was our dog – a much younger dog in a neighbouring flat didn’t have a problem at all.

    Hi Judith Thank you for taking the time and for your very detailed feedback. We are a new property and it is always very useful for us to hear about useful suggestions and experience. I will take on board your comment about leaflets - we try to cover everything in the guest pack left in each apartment but I appreciate a few take away leaflets might be helpful. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again some time. Best wishes Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Jun 2023

  • "Property generally very nice, well equipped, although the sofas are a little uncomfortable for more than one person sitting on at a time."

    We couldn’t get our fire stick to work in the tv , but I’m not sure if that was due to settings or not. Daughter couldn’t get wifi in the twin room. The instructions for arrival that we received from the owner were more detailed than the ones from Sykes, unfortunately we still went round the one way system a couple of times! Didn’t help that it was pouring with rain. Idiot proof instructions would be helpful! The velux blind in the main bedroom didn’t appear to be working, so we were unfortunately woken early in the morning, the owner tried her best to sort this, the temporary cover was only minimally more helpful, and the engineer couldn’t come til the day before we left. It turned out there was a switch which was turned off, which was frustrating, as the blind was very effective and saved an early awakening on our last day. We were refunded £50 for the inconvenience. The front door had a lot of bird poo and rubbish next to it, not the owners fault, it is a public street, but it did attract a lot of flies which wasn’t pleasant to have to go to through on entering and leaving. This was actually cleaned up later in the week which improved matters. The information book was useful regarding local restaurants and walks. All in all a nice property and helpful owner

    Hi Elaine, thanks as always for the feedback which we will take on board. We are a new property so are always looking for ways to improve and will certainly look at trying to improve the access map further. Apologies again about the velux which is now sorted. As you say, we have also had the entrance way cleaned up and are speaking to the Council about what else can be done about this on a permanent basis. We hope you enjoyed your stay overall best wishes Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Grizedale."

    It was so handy for all the restaurants and shops in Kendal. The only thing for me was there was no shampoo in shower but it was easy enough to nip in to a local shop. Loved the decor and was so comfy . Would definitely come back

    Thanks for your feedback Janice. We are a new operation so all suggestions for improvement are always really welcome. Best wishes and we hope to see you again. Kind regards Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "Grizedale was an excellent apartment and we had a fantastic week in Kendal."

    The accommodation was perfect for us, and the decor was luxurious as the photos show (accurate pictures). We heard no noise from the very busy street at all. We know Kendal well, and so with everything on the doorstep we knew what to expect. The bathrooms were superb and underfloor heating a real bonus. Well stocked kitchen, and useful laundry area with washer dryer was a bonus. Plenty of space for three adults and our small dog. Parking was very close by, down the yard. We have an EV and parked on the roof level of SLDC car park which had three EV charging points, Superb! It took 40 seconds to walk to the car down yard 7 ( the yard for our apartment) so EV drivers are very lucky! Easy for packing and unpacking the car too.. Tesco 10 seconds over the road for stocking up and Booths 5 minute walk. Would definitely recommend Grizedale. We also took train twice from Kendal to Windermere for hiking into the fells, and once took the 555 bus to Grasmere which was easy too (even though we had the car, to just try the public transport system). My only criticism was the crockery in the kitchen. The plates and bowls had a gold rim around the edges and couldn’t be used to microwave (arc and spark) which was really difficult when warming up food. They were also a bit flimsy as were the glasses, very thin glass which we worried would break. It definitely needs some nice rustic plates and bowls and some more mugs/thicker glasses. Apart from that, and as long as you know you are in a very busy street when you step out, the apartment was like a five star hotel and we loved it. Thank you.

    Hi Elizabeth I’ve just seen your comments above about the crockery and I’m so sorry and will get it replaced. It’s a very beautiful set given by mother in law but clearly not suitable for modern living! Huge apologies but I’m glad you enjoyed your stay best wishes Jayne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

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Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king-size on request)
  • Large House bathroom with large walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Communal first-floor laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart electric heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 50" Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unallocated parking available a short walk away
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There is an extra charge of £10 per pet, per stay
  • Note: This property can be booked with Refs
  • 1098649, 1099180 and 1099182, together sleeping up to 14 guests

The property

Forming part of an impressive architect-designed building, Grizedale is a fabulous, contemporary first-floor apartment resting in Kendal, Cumbria.

Boasting what The Times dubbed one of the best postcodes in the UK, the apartment is perfect for couples or a family and is ideally located for exploring the stunning surroundings of the Lake District National Park. Tastefully renovated and decorated in a contemporary yet inviting style, Grizedale is a fantastic, spacious, pet-friendly option and benefits from a wealth of features including original beams, window seats and high vaulted ceilings as well as eco-features such as solar panels which powers the smart electric heating.

Step into your new home-from-home, where you will find an extensive, fully-equipped kitchen, a great spot to conjure up delicious feasts ready to savour at the dining table with your loved ones.

After dinner, kick-back and relax in the inviting living/dining room with your favourite tipple as you watch a much-loved show on the 50" Smart TV.

Make your way through to the large well-appointed shower room where you can wash away the day’s adventures, before retreating to one of two beautifully decorated bedrooms, a super-king-size with an impressive, vaulted ceiling, traditional ceiling beams and en-suite shower room, and a twin which has a delightful window seat.

Whisk your loved ones away to the Lakes with a stay at Grizedale.

Kendal Loft Apartments

The Kendal Loft Apartments consists of four fantastic apartments set over the first and second floor of a building in the heart of Kendal, Cumbria. This collection offers high-quality and pet-friendly accommodation, with well-equipped kitchens, access to a communal laundry room off the first-floor lobby, inviting and adaptable sitting areas, access to either an en-suite or private shower room, and tastefully decorated bedrooms, making them ideal for couples, friends and families looking to experience the ultimate getaway in Cumbria. Kendal Loft Apartments also provide an idyllic base for special occasions, where large groups may book this lovely collection of properties in conjunction with one another to celebrate major milestones, birthdays, anniversaries and many more! Right on your doorstep, you will find all you need to enjoy a memorable self-catered stay in Cumbria, including well-stocked convenience stores, the welcoming eateries of Comida, Jintana Thai, Farmhouse Kitchen and Fell Bar, along with the attractions of the Quaker Tapestry Museum, Kendal Museum, Kendal Castle, Kendal Snowsports Club, the excellent Kendal Golf Club and KendalWall. Continue onto Windermere, where you can enjoy a wide variety of watersports on the famous lake, spectacular views from atop Queen Adelaide’s Hill and Orrest Head, the attractions of Windermere Jetty Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter, fresh seafood at Hooked, and hearty pub fare at The Lamplighter Dining Rooms. Foodies can venture to nearby Bowness-on-Windermere for Michelin Star dining at the popular restaurants of Henrock, Gilpin Spice and HRiSHi. Further afield, you can visit Ambleside, home to the stunning Stock Ghyll Force and a 2nd-century Roman Fort or continue onto Grasmere to tour the former home of William Wordsworth. Exploring the Lakes with loved ones has never been easier than with a stay at The Kendal Loft Apartments.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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