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3 Strickland Court

(Ref. 1071085)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is home from home, exceptionally clean and very well presented."

    Parking is adjacent to the property and ease of walking in to town is a big plus for us. Communication with the owner is great and the welcome treats are always fantastic. This was our 4th visit and we are going to book for 2024.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at 3 Strickland Court and would highly recommend it."

    It is extremely comfortable and clean with everything you need. A proper home from home and more! Lara, the owner is very friendly and obviously cares about her guests comfort and enjoyment. She has thought of everything including a welcome pack with essentials to get you started. She also contacted us to make sure the beds were set up as we needed and again to let us know that the house was ready for us. The position is fantastic. 5 min walk into the main shops, restaurants and cafes. We did not have a car and access to public transport was simple and plentiful, taxis, buses and trains all in easy reach. Definitely recommend the area for exploring the Lake District and definitely would return to this property. Thank you Lara.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very nice cottage in a central location, very comfortable and every utensil available."

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely property ."

    The owners have got everything right . We have stayed in a few Sykes properties and there is always a suggestion to make but we cannot think of any for this cottage. The kitchen has everything you require with a good range of utensils . The lounge is very comfortable . Both bedrooms gave us a good night's sleep with the area being very quiet . Being able to sit in front or back garden is an advantage , you can chase the sun. We throughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stephen G5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Super clean and well equipped. Nice little touches like the welcome basket. Milk in the fridge, tea and coffee and condiments. Excellent Wifi reception and TV has facility to use your own Disney +, Prime, Netflix etc. Location is good with buses and train to Windermere. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Most enjoyable stay, always use Sykes cottages, never had any complaints."

    . Well done, but could do without all the emails… Regards Sonia Pearson

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property was exceptional, the owner had thought of everything you might need during your stay ,over and above ,it was so well equipped, maps walking maps cycling etc basics tea coffee sugar ,cleaning ,toiletries etc etc, we were impressed and had a very happy week, would highly recommend to other travellers, Kendal town is five minute walk away,with large selection of shops pubs and restaurants."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is even lovelier than it looks from the pictures."

    Although it is only a few minutes walk into town the area is so quiet. Very good off road private parking. The cottage is decorated to make it feel like home from home rather than a holiday let. It has so many thoughtful touches such as a welcome basket, sensor lights, a light up mirror in the beautiful shower room and tissues in the bedrooms. It is a very comfortable place to spend evenings in front of the large smart TV. It is just a short walk to pubs and restaurants. We highly recommend this cottage and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well situated for touring the lakes and Yorkshire, great bus links if visitors don’t want to drive."

    A great extremely well equipped house, to accommodate visitors wanting to cook their evening meal. Nice toiletries and welcome pack! It’s one of the cleanest places we have ever stayed in. Loved the informative notice boards drawing you in to try local walks, which we did and other attractions. Nice veggie/vegan riverside cafe, salads looked really nice and tasty, worth a visit. Owner very friendly and accommodating, they adjusted twin beds to double to suit us using the second bedroom. Bedrooms are not large though certainly big enough and cosy. My only criticism was the double mattress, I believe it was a good one and very comfortable though now has body shaped dips to roll into, it could do with replacing. We loved our stay at Tarn Howse, Strickland Court and if in the area would revisit.

    Hi Liz. Thanks so much for your detailed and positive review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your week and found the spare glass to replace the one that got broken. Thanks for drawing our attention to the mattress on the king sized bed in the main bedroom. I can confirm that the main mattress was replaced last year and is still in excellent condition, however the mattress protector has lost its shape in laundering so I've replaced it today for the comfort of future guests. We hope we can welcome you to Tarn Howse again in the future. All the best, Lara and Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.7May 2023

  • "This is a lovely property situated in a quiet and peaceful area."

    This home from home has everything you need and more - very well equipped and everything of a good quality. I was delighted with just how clean the property was- a much higher standard than some other places we’ve stayed in! The house was comfortable enough for us and it was a pleasure to spend time there. We would definitely consider staying here again if we were to visit Kendal again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this delightful home to friends and family. Thank you to the owner who also checked in with us to make sure all was okay- much appreciated! The welcome pack also a lovely touch - we enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "The cottage lived up to our expectations and had everything we needed for a lovely stay in Kendal."

    The Owners provided a thoughtful welcome pack and a few provisions to get us on our way. The property was very clean throughout and provided a very comfortable stay. Lots of information was provided about the area through leaflets and books which made for some interesting walks around Kendal and further afield. Parking was very convenient to the property and enabled us to have a short walk into Kendal to enjoy the local restaurants and shops. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and will definitely consider it again for the future when we visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice, people we met were very friendly and helpful."

    For a winter break the cottage was a little cold, but otherwise well equipped.

    Thanks Lesley. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay over Christmas and the friendliness of our neighbours and local people. However we are concerned that the heating instructions on the pin board and information folder weren't visible enough so will make sure we put a note above the thermostat for future guests. We stay at the house over the winter and it warms up quickly if you increase the temperature when you're in the house as it's small and well insulated. We would be happy to offer you a discount on a future booking to make up for any chilliness over Christmas. All the best, Lara Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful home from home in a lovely, quiet, tucked away corner of Kendal."

    But only 5 mins walk from the town centre. Such a beautifully furnished holiday home with lots of thoughtful extras that helped us settle in quickly and set us up for a relaxing, enjoyable week. We will definitely be coming back to 3 Strickland Court!

    Thanks very much for your lovely review and leaving the house so clean and tidy! We are very proud of Tarn Howse and enjoy creating a cosy, relaxing home for our guests to enjoy. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is the second year in a row we have stayed at Tarn Howse and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of staying in Kendal."

    Thanks very much Paula. We were so pleased that you stayed for the second time and enjoyed your bottle of fizz as a thank you for your repeat booking! We hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was ideally located and immaculate."

    The owner texted us to check everything was OK on our arrival which was most appreciated. We have stayed in many properties but this excelled in attention to detail, with all the items we needed (and more) and really comfortable beds. We will certainly return.

    Thanks very much for your fantastic review of your stay at Tarn Howse. We work hard to try and think of everything our visitors will need for their stay and it makes us very proud when this is appreciated, as well as the great location of the property. We are also very happy that we can welcome you again for your second visit in December! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had such a fabulous stay."

    It was the first family holiday for us and taking a 7 month old was a bit daunting. However, the accommodation was outstanding. We had all the facilities we needed to ensure we had an amazing stay, including cot and highchair. Lots of places to visit nearby. I would highly recommend.

    Thanks very much for the fantastic review of your stay at Tarn Howse. We are thrilled that you appreciated the extra facilities and equipment we provide for our younger guests and that we were able to contribute to making your first family holiday together a relaxing and enjoyable time. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    There was everything we needed for our stay. Nice and peaceful location but still close to the amenities. Good communications with Lara ( the owner). Fantastic stay.

    Thanks very much Paul. It always gives us great pleasure when our guests appreciate the comfort and convenience of Tarn Howse Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "The instructions for access were clear and unloading was easy since there was a parking bay about 20 paces away on the same level as the property and adjacent to neighbouring property."

    There was one step into house from the walkway to the car so all in all loading and unloading was very easy. The property was located in a quiet neighbourhood and the neighbours we met (on the way to the car parking bay) were friendly. It was about a 20 minute walk into town (downhill) with lots of shops and places to eat including an M&S. Access to the surrounding area was easy. There was a great shower with one step up access and some very nice large towels. The bed was comfortable with our own toppers and the kitchen was well equipped. There was a nice sized Smart TV with lots of apps for streaming services but you do need your own account to make use of them. We received a welcome text from owner with telephone numbers if we had problems. There was an excellent information folder about the house, for example where the water stop tap was located. There was also lots of information on local facilities, important telephone numbers, instruction manuals and local walks and places to visit. We would highly recommend the property for visiting the area.

    Thanks very much for your comprehensive and detailed review of Tarn Howse. We take great pleasure in trying to think of everything our guests will need for a relaxing, comfortable and practical stay and it makes us very proud when our attention to detail is appreciated. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray3.8Jul 2022

  • "A lovely clean house perfecy for a small family or couple"

    Thanks very much for your positive review Trevor. We hope you are able to return again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything we expected and more in this lovely ‘home from home’."

    A welcome pack waiting for us on entering which was very thoughtful, even fresh milk in the fridge. Gin and tonic and a beer - lovely surprise which we really enjoyed ! Central area from which we were able to walk around Kendal and catch the bus from the station to venture further afield rather than driving. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "This is a fantastic property in a great location with lovely hosts."

    It really has everything you’ll ever need and more amenity wise, is extra clean and very comfortable. Highly recommend!

    Thanks very much for your lovely review! We work hard to make our guests feel comfortable, relaxed and at home so it makes us very happy when we receive such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Apr 2022

  • "Immaculately clean, warm and tidy and well presented property with all modern amenities you could ever need for a weeks stay."

    The owners have thought of everything to make ones stay very comfortable and homely; it really has a ‘Home from home’ feel. If you’re used to living in a quiet area and getting a good nights sleep then this is the place to stay! With a parking space provided there is no need to worry about where to park your car! There was even an outside tap with a hose to clean off our muddy walking boots! The owners left a welcome pack too, which was a very nice touch. The property itself is only 5 min walk into the town centre which is great for a bit of shopping and a coffee or an evening out in Kendal. Will definitely be booking next year. Thank you.

    Thanks so much Paula for your wonderful review. It is such a pleasure to us when our guests feel relaxed and at home and appreciate the little touches of luxury we like to offer. We are very happy that you have booked again in October and look forward to welcoming you again; with an extra treat for your second booking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2021

  • "Such wonderful accommodation."

    Very clean and beautifully decorated with all the facilities that you could ask for and more. The property was ideally situated with a short walk in the town and easy access to all the places of interest. I would certainly book this property again whenever I return to the Lake District.

    Thankyou Dale for your lovely review! It gives us great pleasure when our guests feel so at home and also appreciate the convenient location of the house for walking into Kendal or travelling further into the Lake District. We hope to welcome you again in the future ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house, beautifully decorated and everything included that you could possibly need."

    Thank you Alison for your positive feedback. We are very proud of Tarn Howse and enjoy preparing it for our guests. Knowing that we provide everything our guests' need gives us a great deal of pleasure! We hope to welcome you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Strickland Court."

    The communication with the owners before the stay was excellent before, during and after. When we arrived the home was beautifully cleaned and had everything you’d need for your stay. There was even a little welcome hamper which was lovely. The home was cosy and felt like a home from home. We had our baby with us and they had provided a high chair and put a stair gate up for us which was a great touch. Would stay again if we visited the area in the future.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Spotless and very well equipped house."

    Easy walking distance in to Kendal. Ideal base for a Lake District holiday.

    Reviewed by Nia5.0Sep 2021

  • "House was great with all we needed."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented property, clean, modern and everything you need is available."

    Good location for a walk in to the centre of Kendal or out in to the countryside.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage within 5 minutes walk of Kendal town center, and close links for days out to the lakes or seaside, bus stop at the end of the street which you can catch to go to Windermere or the train station 10 mins walk."

    Family of four with two children 1 & 5 who both enjoyed the house, plenty of room and very well equipped, immaculately clean. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "The most perfect house in the best location."

    Modern with everything we needed. A very short walk into Kendal town. The host couldn’t have been more accommodating. The house is clean, well equip and had everything a family of 4 needed. A fab smart TV, very comfy sofa, a super modern bathroom with a very spatial shower. Lovely enclosed back garden and parking for one car. We will be booking again. We enjoyed exploring all the local areas.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2021

  • "This property is a real gem."

    It's a lovely house, small yet spacious, with everything that we needed and more. It's close to amenities and in a lovely quiet road. It's a very comfortable and practical house to be in and is a very easy location to venture out and explore the Lake District from, either on foot or by car. The space is well designed and tastefully decorated, the garden is a quiet retreat. The welcome basket was a very thoughtful and delicious touch and the house had condiments and washing-up liquid etc and felt far more like staying in a generous friend's beautiful holiday home than staying in a rental. The owners have really thought of everything that you might need, from multiple small chopping boards for a family to cook together to blankets to snuggle under on the sofa. Even somewhere to put your wet and muddy gear! We could walk out to dinner or stay in and enjoy the house. The super fun large TV allowed us to watch the Olympics whilst in the kitchen cooking supper, and we found ourselves picking films that would make good use of the large screen - Jaws! We truly couldn't recommend holidaying in this house more!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2021

  • "3 Strickland Court delivered everything we (Husband & wife) needed for a weeks break in the Lake District."

    The house is immaculate and everything has been thought of. My initial concerns about noise from neighbours were totally unfounded, this must be one of the quietest streets in the country. Kendal is a great base for exploring the area, it has everything you need but is nowhere near as busy as Windermere, Grasmere etc Recommend a walk up the River Kent to Staveley about 6 miles, the stretch between Burneside and Staveley is stunning and we hardly saw a sole, lunch at the fantastic Hawkshead Brewery in Staveley and then the train back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a very relaxed and wonderful week at Strickland Court, Kendal."

    The cottage was sparkling clean, very comfortable and had everythig we needed and more. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a lovely welcome package, milk in the fridge, tea and coffee

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing , everything you expected & more !"

    Great position for strolling into Kendle centre , which is a. Lovely town with nice walks around & about. A short drive to Windermere a good base to explore the Lakes. If we went to Cumbria again we would definitely stay at “ Strictland Court Tarn How’s ,we highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed, 1 x twin with TV and DVD player (zip/link can be king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, slow cooker, Tassimo Coffee Maker,cafetiere and coffee grinder, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, TV with DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Front garden
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with gas barbecue
  • Secure storage for up to four bikes
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

Resting in the bustling market town of Kendal in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria is this delightful mid-terrace property, 3 Strickland Court.

Sleeping up to four guests, this lovely dwelling has been beautifully decorated in a boutique hotel style, where furniture, pictures and ornaments have been carefully chosen to give a feeling of the local natural landscape as well as offer a high degree of comfort at this great base for a couple or family's adventures into the Lake District.

Enter into the contemporary kitchen area fitted with sleek white units and all the essentials for a self-catered stay, with a dining table to gather around with bench seating, leading into the homely sitting area complete with a large corner sofa and a Smart TV.

Socialise in here following a busy day, or make use of the pretty enclosed rear garden for some fresh air on a sunny day with seating here.

Head upstairs to find the shared shower room where you can freshen up before settling down in your chosen bedroom, with a twin room overlooking the rear garden, and a lovely double room.

The amenities of Kendal are just a short stroll away, with the town offering something for all tastes by way of pubs, restaurants and shops, and a charming park, Kendal Green, resting near to the property.

Head to the Kendal Museum, Lakeland Museum and Kendal Castle to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area, while further afield is Lakeland Maze Farm Park, great for a family day out.

Venture down to the amazing Sizergh Castle to explore the vast grounds and walk through the grand halls of the Medieval fortress, or visit the beautiful Levens Hall with topiary gardens.

The Lake District National Park is brimming with fun things to see and do like a scenic train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, allowing you to soak up the stunning scenery without moving a muscle, or a trip to the Lakes Aquarium, home to some spectacular sea creatures including sharks!

Lake Windermere is a haven for watersports like paddle-boarding, kayaking and canoeing, while boat cruises and boat hire is easily available.

Explore the towns of Ambleside, Windermere and Bowness-on-Windermere, and why not challenge yourself and your group to an epic hike up one of the Lake District's many impressive peaks or fells?

Discover a wonderful array of activities in the Lakes and the surrounding area from your Kendal base, 3 Strickland Court.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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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