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Wood Cottage

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 3640)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Although the Sykes rates and administrative service was good, the description of the cottage on the Sykes website gave a much better description of Wood Cottage than was actually true in reality."

    The entire downstairs smelled mouldy (coming from the shower room, which also had a mirror stabilised with blu tack), the walls and woodwork were grubby upstairs and down, the bedroom and kitchen furnishings were functional but worn, 'tired' and stale (including the bedding) and the painting and decorating of poor standard. It's a shame to be reporting this, as the building itself is interestingly designed and the owners of the property seemed warm and helpful when giving us directions over the phone. Kendal and its surrounds are lovely though!

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2021

  • "This holiday cottage was advertised as 4 Ticks/Stars, we do not know how often you inspect properties to see if they still meet expectations but this one fell way below the mark."

    The bedroom smelt fusty and the bedding not up too standard at all, there were mismatched towels etc , it was not somewhere you want to come back to after a day out. The kitchen was old, ancient fridge and microwave. Overall the cottage was tired and could do with a revamp and if not be advertised as 2 Ticks/Stars unless bought up to standard. We have never had a problem with Sykes cottages before.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2021

  • "No WiFi in property, so also could have table other side of bed, but otherwise fine stay"

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Wood Cottage helped by the excellent weather."

    A few things would have helped:- Needed a large pyrex dish to cook porridge in the microwave. Only 1 medium pan and it did not have a lid so made cooking of veg and potatoes difficult. The freezer comparment of the fridge was not powerful enough to keep the ice-cream frozen or refreeze the ice blocks. The cupboards had too many items in them and need a good sort out. Looks as though previous guests had left the half used shampoo and other toiletries behind. Need clearing out. Much appreciated the welcome items of bread, milk, biscuits, wine and flowers. Please inform the owners (Mr and Mrs Lister) before publishing our comments.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Kendal itself is well placed for the lakes and dales."

    The cottage was difficult to find. Once parked at the suggested wall the directions should say continue on foot around the corner to the right and immediately left walk under a building to a car park then proceed to right far corner to lane. The cottage is third on left. The temperature in the shower was Luke warm - the only complaint.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "The cottage was well positioned and everything that the owner stated was how it was."

    Very surprised to receive a little welcome pack of goodies which was extremely welcomed.My wife and I would stop there again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "It would be better to have a washing machine."

    Reviewed by YixiangFeb 2019

  • "An delightful cosy cottage base in an ideal location from which to explore Kendal."

    Extremely pleasant and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by KathyFeb 2018

  • "An ideal place for a couple."

    Very quiet although in the centre of town with many pubs and eateries. Great country walks and fishing only minutes away.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2017

  • "Located in a very convenient position in town for all amenities, with easy access to The Lake District, Howgill Fells and The Dales."

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2016

  • "The cottage was refurbished to a high standard and was very close to the town and amenities."

    The location was excellent as it was quiet and you felt like you were in the countryside. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by SaraJun 2015

  • "We loved every part of the holiday - from the little added extras in the cottage, to the fantastic location."

    A perfect romantic get away in a cosy, snug cottage.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2014

  • "The cottage was lovely and there were flowers and wine from the owners waiting to greet us on our arrival, along with the essentials of bread and milk etc."

    There was plenty of information on what to do and where to go in the area available at the cottage and overall it was a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2014

  • "Wood Cottage was an excellent place to stay; there was all we needed in the cottage and it was in a great location too."

    Reviewed by WendySep 2014

  • "A lovely, comfortable, well furnished and well stocked home."

    Everything we wanted and needed was provided for. A great place to come back to after a days walking around the lakes.

    Reviewed by JamieJun 2014

  • "The property was excellently positioned to allow for access to Kendal and surrounding areas."

    It had all amenities required and we would strongly recommend it to any one else.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2014

  • "Perfect little retreat for two in the heart of Kendal."

    We really enjoyed our break and can't fault either the cottage or the location. Kendal is a lovely town.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2014

  • "The owner gave very helpful directions over the phone."

    The property was absolutely lovely, very warm, comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by VenetiaNov 2013

  • "Everything about Wood Cottage was fantastic, a gorgeous little place in a great location."

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2013

  • "There were flowers, bread, milk, wine and all manner of goodies which got us over our arrival and allowed us to settle in in a leisurely fashion without dashing out for supplies."

    The setting of the cottage was perfect, accessible to the town but hidden away. The area was good for walking and we did a lot of that!

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely with an extremely comfy bed and the extra touches."

    The owners made it extremely welcoming. In spite of the weather, we had a very enjoyable time and would return.

    Mrs RobinsonAug 2012

  • "The cottage was clean and inviting and the owners had put a lot of thought into the layout and added extras ie flowers, bread and milk, books games."

    Ideally situated for visiting the Lake District and very close to shops.

    Reviewed by RomildaAug 2012

  • "Lovely and cosy - clean, quiet and very inviting."

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2012

  • "The cottage was right in the centre of Kendal but down a little lane so was very quiet."

    The extras that the owner left for us were exceptional. Not only tea, coffee, milk and bread, but also bacon, eggs and a bottle of wine. Brilliant!

    Mrs DentonJul 2012

  • "The property provided easy access to town."

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2012

  • "The location was great, very friendly locals that were happy to point out places to go."

    The few extras supplied by the cottage owner was really helpful. A very nice cottage, thanks again!

    Reviewed by AdamDec 2011

  • "Convenient location of property for town."

    Well equipped and tastefully decorated. Appreciated extras such as bread, milk, wine and flowers.

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2011

  • "Location in Kendal and the parking."

    The personal touches left at the house were very nice e.g. flowers, milk, bread, tea and coffee. Lovely and kind.

    Reviewed by LeslieAug 2011

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Wood Cottage - it was an ideal base for exploring the Lakes and North Yorkshire."

    The cottage was a good size for two people and quiet, whilst still being close to all the necessary amenities in Kendal town.

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2011

  • "Excellent location and a lovely cottage - ideal for our purposes."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2011

  • "The cottage was lovely, very welcoming and homely."

    The extras in the cottage were very much appreciated - butter, bread, milk, tea. Some sauces, spices and rice were also left in the cupboards from the previous tenants which was brilliant as it made it easier to cook meals without buying (and wasting) brand new items. The information on various local walks left in the cottage was also great - we had things to do every day and got to see lots of the beautiful Lake District scenery.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2011

  • "Strange but quaint and cosy accommodation."

    Lots to do in Kendal itself.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2011

  • "Wood Cottage is a beautiful, quaint cottage in a good location tucked away from the high street but within minutes of the town."

    The standard of cleanliness was very high and the owners of the cottage left us lovely little touches, fresh milk and bread, tea, coffee, biscuits, flowers and wine.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2010

  • "The scenery and the location of the cottage."

    It was easy to get out to the surrounding area but also possible to stay in Kendal when the weather was bad. The Abbot Hall art gallery was superb, as were the local restaurants and amenities. The people were very friendly and we had a great evening at a LeRoc venue dancing the night away!

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2010

  • "Everything was there and ready with no hassle at all - cottage is nicely located just off the High Street."

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2010

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a fantastic location."

    We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2010

  • "A very comfortable well set up cottage."

    Handy to shops and close to the Lake District. Owner very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by RossJun 2010

  • "Apartment is cosy and romantic for young couples."

    Mrs DhuparFeb 2010

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The property

A delightful, architect-designed terraced cottage, just a few minutes' walk from the centre of the charming town of Kendal.

Tucked away in one of the narrow alleyways by one of Kendal's 'yards' this Lake District cottage has been imaginatively renovated with an upside down layout, with a stylish open-plan living area on the first floor, and the bedroom and wet room on the ground floor.

An ideal romantic retreat, complete with its own Juliet balcony, the cottage is also a great base for exploring the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and is within walking distance of the town centre shops, restaurants and pubs.

The Brewery Arts Centre, and Abbot Hall and Museum are just 300 yards away, whilst pleasant walks along the River Kent, which flows through the town to the castle offering panoramic views of the town and Lakeland hills, are not to be missed.

With magnificent lakes and beautiful countryside to explore, this great property has plenty to offer, at any time of year.


  • One ground floor double bedroom
  • Ground floor wet room with step-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor and gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, books/games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One parking space in nearby yard (1 min walk) with free 24 hour parking permit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pub 2 mins walk.

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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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