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Horncop Nook

(Ref. 1063101)

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "WOW what can we say , this is definitely one of the nicest accommodations we have had the pleasure to stay in"

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2024

  • "The property was lovely, bright and airy and very clean."

    Well equipped and great location for the town and south lakes.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2024

  • "A well designed, well equipped, well located cottage."

    A short walk from great bars and restaurants with great access to the lakes, it is calling us back already!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a great place to base yourself in the lakes."

    The horncop nook was super cosy and pleasant to stay in. It's definitely a place me and my wife will return to. Thanks again to Dawn and Simon for being friendly and accommodating us with questions we asked.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2024

  • "Horncop Nook was absolutely perfect for our stay."

    Better than described, clean, comfortable, well equipped - a real home from home. Dawn the owner was really helpful and accommodating and we would have no hesitation in staying again and recommending to others. Only a short walk into Kendal and just over the road you are on open land for lovely walks with stunning views. Really well placed for daily trips into the Lake District. It was so lovely to come back to the property each afternoon, parking on the drive and relaxing. Never slept so well on holiday - the bed was super comfy!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0May 2024

  • "Wow"

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Mar 2024

  • "Beautifully kitted out and very restful with the decor."

    Very handy for town centre and good transport links into the lakes.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2023

  • "I had a great time staying in this comfortable and well equipped apartment."

    Very convenient for visiting the Lake District and northern Lancashire. Close to excellent bus route north to Keswick and south to Lancaster.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved every bit of our stay."

    The property was beautiful and had everything you needed. Perfect space for two. All the little touches by the owner made it even more special. The biscuit's and Kendal mint cake welcome gift and the little soaps and chocolate were so special. Also providing the tea coffee and chocolate made it feel like a hotel stay. The only thing that stopped it getting top marks for comfort was the mattress on the bed it was a bit uncomfortable but even that didn’t spoil our stay. It was perfect and the owners were helpful and friendly. Especially as we forgot some keys and they phoned us immediately so we could go back and get them. We will definitely book to stay again on our next visit to the lakes. Thank you Dawn and Simon, hopefully see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2023

  • "In general we had a pleasant enough stay and the holiday accommodation was fit for purpose, although it was a bit smaller than I had realised from photo."

    It could benefit from having a full length wardrobe. The sink in the toilet was rather small so a little challenging when washing a brushing your teeth although I realise space is limited with the door but possibly moving the cupboard onto the other wall would help? Possibly regrouting in the shower but this probably happens at the end of the season. The weather was not great the week we stayed so probably spent more time in the accommodation than we would normally when we visit the Lake District. The owners were very kind and left Kendal mint cake, biscuits, tea/coffee and fruit and this was appreciated. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback this is always helpful. We would like to reassure you that the grouting and tiles are cleaned carefully at every changeover; the grouting is grey as this colour goes well with the grey bathroom tiling. We are sorry about the weather and appreciate that sunshine and blue sky would be ideal for everyone! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom3.8Sep 2023

  • "Horncop Nook was clean and had all the necessities required for a relaxing break within easy reach of the town centre of Kendall and is ideally situated as a base to visit the Lake District."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.7Sep 2023

  • "Horncop Nook is a lovely little property."

    It has everything you need for a nice relaxing stay. The location is perfect, only about 10mins away from the centre of Kendal and some great little eateries. The property is clean, comfy and has loads of great quirky storage areas. This was our second visit to Horncop Nook and we enjoyed every minute. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could need."

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jul 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean comfortable studio cottage with a very well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely personal touches too. Having on site parking was a bonus.Ten minutes walk into Kendal town centre. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Everything spotless clean and very well maintained. Couldn't have been any better. Owners are very nice people too.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very nice property."

    Well fitted out. Very comfortable. My wife and I enjoyed our holiday there. Would go again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice ..."

    clean....idea holiday property to stay

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Horncop Nook is such a warm and welcoming property."

    Beautifully furnished and really well laid out - the owners make great use of the space that they have and the kitchen is very well equipped. A great location for exploring the Southern area of the Lake District. Thank you for a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Could not fault the premises or facilities."

    Enjoyed our stay of a week.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, good use made of the relatively small space."

    Shame no wardrobe but otherwise all fine and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the Horncop Nook."

    It was a great location to walk into Kendal and to drive to other areas in the Lake District (most of the main places to see were a max. 45 minute drive). The nook was very clean & felt very homely. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Hornkop Nook has everything you need for a brilliant stay."

    Everything was spotlessly clean, and there were lovely little touches, like the fresh eggs from the owners' chickens, biscuits, and even eco-friendly loo paper! It was conveniently placed for Kendal centre and close to many walks. We had to contact owner with a minor query and they were very helpful. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Property was perfect, just what we needed."

    The little touches like the nice teas and coffees, eggs, soaps, chocolate, Kendal mint cake and biscuits made us feel welcome and at home. Property is situated in an excellent location for exploring the Lakes. Only tiny issue was that the velux blinds were really hard to close.

    Reviewed by Ash5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous place to stay and a great base to explore the Lakes from."

    It was cosy, warm and everything was well thought out, with a comfy bed, lovely shower room, great kitchen with everything you could need to self cater. The local town was literally a 10 minute walk away with coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. There was even a McDonalds if that’s your thing. The cottage Wi-Fi was perfectly good and TV/Radio as well as some books about the area. Not forgetting the nice little personal touches on arrival Kendal Mint Cake, Cookies, Fresh eggs, plenty of tea and coffee as well as some great quality toiletries and a chocolate added to the overall feel good factor. Would we stay here again-most definitely yes and we would have no hesitation on recommending this cottage to our friends and family. Thank you Dawn for your attention to detail and warm welcome on arrival.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Excellent location for exploring the Lakes and the surrounding area. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owners were friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed a great stay at Horncop Nook over new year."

    Its a great property with parking, just a short walk from the centre of Kendal. Highly recommended and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "So very welcoming and warm and was looked after so well Amazing property and ..."

    So very welcoming and warm and was looked after so well Amazing property and everything you need for a getaway Excellent standards and would highly recommend and would definitely re-book

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage would stay there again dawn and Simon where very helpful thanks to them both"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Everything you need in horncop nook."

    Very comfortable and extremely clean. We have visited for 3 times now as we love the cottage and location. Unfortunately we cannot stay anymore as we have a dog now and pets not allowed. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Oct 2022

  • "Superb accommodation."

    Great location. Lots of useful information to make the most of the area during our stay. Owners have done a fabulous job. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was lovely."

    It was easy to find and get parked up. We would definitely stay again, Horncop Nook had everything we needed to relax for a week and it was about a 10minute walk to the main eating/shopping area of Kendal. The property was clean, organised and we really appreciated the open plan design. Thought has been put into the decor and storage options where great for us.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property with all modern comforts, very comfortable and close to the centre of Kendal, ideal for exploring the Lakes."

    Our host was very friendly and available if needed (but didn't). We enjoyed our stayed very much and wish it had been longer!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wow! We loved Horncop Nook from the minute we opened the door."

    Beautifully decorated and superbly equipped with so many thoughtful little extras. It was the perfect base for exploring the Lake District. Thank you Dawn & Simon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "Horncop Nook was a first class place to stay."

    Only a 5 minute walk to the bustling centre of Kendal the property is fitted out to a high standard. We could not fault the property in any way as it satisfied all our needs, was spotlessly clean and had superb facilities. We have no hesitation whatsoever in giving a ‘5 star’ recommendation.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delightful little hideaway just 10 minutes from the centre of Kendal."

    The owner explained the easiest walking route which avoided hills. Best equipped kitchen we have ever found in a holiday let. Lovely hosts. Comfortable bed . Couldn’t be better.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Just perfect for us met the owners had a chat but we just needed a break and ..."

    Just perfect for us met the owners had a chat but we just needed a break and rest which we got thanks to everyone ☺️

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Top notch cottage, A lot of thought has gone into making this a perfect holiday stay."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "The ' little space' was perfect for my needs."

    I was very happy and comfortable there.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "We liked the holiday accommodation very much,."

    It suited our time in Kendal.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Apr 2022

  • "The horncop nook was such a lovely place to stay, very clean and cosy with great amenities, everything you need and close to great places to visit, would definitely recommend this place, will hope to be back in the summer."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Horncop."

    Very well equipped and so comfy and cozy. Lots of nice homely touches too. The property is well placed to get into the National Park as well as walk into town for the evening. Many thanks for a wonderful 60th Birthday weekend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thank you so much for such a wonderful place to stay."

    Dawn and her husband both helped sort out the water temperature issue so quickly and I would love to return (and work less whilst I am there!) Take care and best wishes

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2021

  • "The nook was absolutely fantastic, had everything you could need!"

    The weather didn’t hold out for us but it didn’t matter because we were so comfortable being in the cottage. Will definitely be recommending this lovely space

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2021

  • "Horncop Nook is a lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and very central to visit the Lake District and the Dales."

    Looking forward to visiting again. Mr & Mrs E Rogers Denbighshire North Wales

    Reviewed by Mair5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation, well cared for with excellent attention to detail."

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Horncop Nook is a delightful holiday cottage and is appointed to a very high standard."

    The kitchen equipment was the best we have ever experienced in a self-catering home. The location is within easy walking distance to Kendal and the nearby Kendal Green. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a very clever modernisation of an outbuilding."

    The place was brilliantly decorated, with excellent facilities, an impressive kitchen and shower, and one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in. Most impressed. The little touches of locally produced soaps, coffee, eggs etc were most welcome Kendal is well placed to stay, as most of the popular towns are very busy, but only a short drive (or excellent bus) away. The town itself is an interesting place to visit in its own right. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Horncop Nook was perfect for our requirements as a couple."

    Superb facilities and so convenient. We very much hope to stay there again. A very happy experience!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "The perfect little place to make your base for exploring the Lake District."

    Horncop Nook has everything you need plus lots of extra little thoughtful touches. For a clean, comfortable, homely stay definitely choose Horncop Nook, you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom in a studio-style layout with an open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Situated just a few streets away from the hustle and bustle of Kendal town centre is this quaint single-storey annexe.

Horncop Nook provides a romantic escape for a couple looking to enjoy a memorable trip to the Lake District National Park.

You are welcomed by a front gravelled area with off-road parking spaces, complemented by a tranquil outdoor bench to the front of the property where you can enjoy your morning coffee before a day of adventure.

Be charmed by the stylish open-plan accommodation, retaining character through original oak beams, accompanied by contemporary fixtures in a studio-style layout.

Here you can whip together your best home-cooking in the amply-equipped kitchen and enjoy an intimate date night meal together on the dining table before getting cosy on the sofa and finishing with a movie on the Smart TV.

Resting behind is a sumptuous king-size bed where you can rest and rejuvenate, served by a sleek shower room with a gleaming walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Take a stroll into the town centre of Kendal and happen upon a wealth of amenities to keep you busy, featuring a generous choice of shops, supermarkets and boutiques for all your needs, as well as culinary delights throughout an extensive amount of dining options and pubs.

Take a gentle stroll alongside the River Kent at dusk, or explore the market town's cultural attractions including the historic Kendal Castle, The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life, Brewery Arts Centre, and the Quaker Tapestry Museum.

Embark on a day of adventure as you head into the National Park itself, boasting an impressive range of scenic walking trails, challenging cycling routes, high peaks, and outdoor adventure, taking you on an unforgettable experience towards a sea of Lakeland towns and attractions.

Watersports enthusiasts will delight in a day out to the glistening waters of Lake Windermere, offering a chance to enjoy canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, diving and boat trips, whilst the popular hotspots of Ambleside and Grasmere are just a short drive away.

Escape reality during a relaxing retreat to Horncop Nook.

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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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