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The Black Swan Manor

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 986137)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "My family and I have just returned from our stay at the Black Swan Manor and we had a fantastic time."

    The property is decorated to a high standard and very spacious which is ideal for a few families sharing or a group of friends. Our children especially loved the basement area which had a cinema room and a pool table. Location is excellent, it is right in the centre of Kendal and only a few minutes drive to Lake Windermere. Owner of the property (Gerry) was very friendly and accommodating and we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. We would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a luxurious property in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by AnnelieseSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week in The Black Swan."

    It’s in a great location - well situated for local shops and restaurants. The owner was brilliant and did everything he could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. The house is very comfortable and very well equipped with loads of space for a big group. It was spotlessly clean and a very welcome basket of goodies awaited us on our arrival. The hot tub was amazing and well used after a day on the golf course or out walking in the hills. Couple of minor issues - you would struggle to get five cars in the parking area - we struggled getting three in - so you may want to revise the information on that. Also there is very little hanging space in the bedrooms for clothes - no wardrobes - so if you’re there for a week with a lot of clothes, keep that in mind. We will definitely go back and recommend the house to other big groups looking for a place to stay in Kendal.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "We had a great stay at the Black Swan and would recommend it to other large groups who are looking to enjoy visiting the Lake District."

    As a group of 14 adults and 1 baby, we found the cottage to be extremely comfortable and with adequate facilities. There are 2 full en-suite rooms, and one room has a toilet but no shower. The rooms are set up in a way that there is a shared bathroom on each floor, making it easy to share those facilities. If you are travelling with a baby then they also provide a cot and high chair, making it easy for families with young ones. The cottage is really well set up and great for friends/ family to enjoy in the evenings. There is an excellent bbq area outside, which also includes a rotisserie. There is a large patio, with a great view of Kendal and a hot tub out on the patio as well. Inside, you have a large dining table and a large seating area, so we had a lot of space to enjoy the bbq and a dinner. If you are planning to cook, there is a large kitchen, with lots of pots & pans so you can make use of this as well. The basement of the cottage is where the fun really begins, there is a games room with a large pool table, a cave bar where we put on our speakers and enjoyed a real ‘club’ feel. There is also a cinema room which was perfect for comfortable late night chats and for hanging out overall. We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is really well done up and modern. All the bathrooms and bedrooms are clean, comfortable and well decorated. The host (Jerry) was very responsive, no question was too big or small and he replied with a lot of detail allowing us to be prepared and to have a comfortable stay. The cottage is a short 15 min drive to Windermere, and it is really conveniently located in the centre of town. You’re close to coffee shops, Tesco, and the high street itself. I would recommend this cottage for friends who want a fun weekend away and large family groups as well.

    Reviewed by ZahidJul 2020

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  • Over four floors
  • Seven bedrooms over first and second floors
  • 1 x four poster bedroom, 1 x king-size, 4 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x family room with two king-size beds
  • Five bathrooms with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC, three of which are en-suite
  • Ground-floor his 'n' hers WCs
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Basement cinema room
  • Basement games room with snooker table, WC and cave bar
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric range oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs and 2 x travel cots
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Boutique garden area with seating, outdoor kitchen and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

In the very heart of Kendal’s ancient centre and yet resting within an idyllic location, the Black Swan Manor is the latest iteration of one of Kendal’s most famous pubs.

With many luxurious features and a quirky accommodation to look forward to returning to after each day of adventure, this impressive four-storey property makes the perfect place to retreat to for family get-togethers or for a celebratory escape with a group of friends.

Begin your fun-filled retreat on the ground floor, a huge space created from the various bar areas of the pub, it now incorporates the latest in contemporary design; enjoy time relaxing within the stylish open-plan living space, with plenty of space for the whole group to gather and toast to your celebrations.

Kick back in front of the impressive television taking centre stage in the room, boasting a built in Sonos sound system so you can listen to all your favourite songs while preparing a delicious homemade meal within the kitchen area, hosting all the essentials for a week-long stay, its wooden worktops offering plenty of preparation space for the assistance of little helpers too.

Gather around the dining table to enjoy your meals together, the perfect spot to discuss your favourite moments from the holiday so far, or carry your conversations out into the private garden where you can sit amidst the countryside breeze and create everlasting memories with your loved ones, a hot tub resting here letting you soak up the scenery with the beautiful sunset as your backdrop each evening.

Moving down to the basement level of the property the wonder only continues; with a state-of-the-art cinema room where you can unwind in the evenings with a family-favourite film, a snooker room and the wonderful cave bar, this property offers unique excitement around every corner!

Resting on the first and second floors you will find the seven beautiful bedrooms, each individually designed and themed with elegant decor and rustic wooden beams adding character to the property, you can take your pick from all of an impressive four poster bedroom, five king-size rooms, four of which benefit from zip/link functions and can be twin on request, and a final family room with two king-size beds, with five immaculate bathrooms between them, three being en-suites, offering you ample space to prepare for your days of adventure in style.

For days out, The Black Swan Manor is within walking distance of all that the bustling market town of Kendal has to offer, with great pubs, restaurants and shops to while away the hours in, along with an unbeatable Arts Centre, often featuring some of the country’s biggest names in entertainment, there’s plenty here to keep all of the family amused.

Explore the rich history of the area in both of the Kendal Museum and the Quaker Tapestry Museum, with Kendal Castle being a particular marvel to be seen too, or venture into the depths of the Lake District National Park, starting your adventure from the scenic point of the Serpentine Woods sitting atop the Beast Banks where you can enjoy a picnic whilst overlooking the beauty of Kendal, before exploring the fantastic amenities and attractions within the National Park such as ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, watersports and much more for the avid adventurer, or simply choose to soak up its splendour via a scenic walk or cycle, with routes for all abilities each leading to its own remarkable sights.

Ample watersporting opportunities can also be found in the quaint town of Windermere amongst its stunning lake, with plenty of accompanying eateries to take your pick from with waterside views, or venture out to the vibrant city of Lancaster for a day of shopping, historic delights and much more awaiting to be discovered.

In reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Penrith and plenty more, The Black Swan Manor is the unbeatable gateway to this Lake District destination at any time of the year.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas