“Lovely apartment in a great area”
We really enjoyed our stay at "Secret Retreat". The accommodation was spacious, clean and very well specified; there is loads to do in the area and we had a wonderful holiday. ...
We really enjoyed our stay at "Secret Retreat". The accommodation was spacious, clean and very well specified; there is loads to do in the area and we had a wonderful holiday. You also get the benefit of being on the golf course. While we don't play, the clubhouse has a pleasant restaurant that did a nice breakfast and a surprisingly enjoyable dinner. All within 50 metres of the aparment door. The reception at the clubhouse are also able to help with any minor issues during your stay - it's nice to have help on hand. When we stayed, there were a couple of very minor maintenance issues (carpet could do with a shampoo, wires hanging out from the back of the TV etc.) and the clean up before we arrived had missed a couple of things (including emptying the kitchen bin). Nothing that should put you off staying here, but the reason I gave 4 rather than 5 stars. Some things that might help anyone staying here in future: "Secret Retreat" is not the name on the outside of the apartment (you're looking for "Golf Apartment"). Also the directions tell you to look in the key box - this was empty, and in fact the right answer was to go to reception or the restaurant in the clubhouse.
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This luxurious ground floor apartment is located adjacent to the Carus Green Golf Course just outside Kendal. Secret Retreat is a two bedroom apartment that offers the ultimate in home comforts for a luxury couples' break on the edge of the Lake District. Entering this ground floor apartment, opulence abounds, with the sitting area balancing a romantic feel with all the modern gadgetry imaginable.
Choose between the PS3 and Wii for a game, blast your sounds from the iPod dock, or watch a 3D movie on the massive 50inch wall-mounted Smart TV, with its soundtrack powering through its Bose sound bar.
If peace is more your style, throw open the patio doors or take in the golfers teeing off on the opening hole outside.
Grab a glass of wine from the luxury kitchen's wine cooler before heading to one of the two incredible bedrooms, both king size with their own 3DTVs and iPod docks. Despite the chance that you won't want to leave the apartment, there is a private garden with patio furniture, so you can still soak up some sunshine before the day is done. Kendal itself is just a few minute's drive away, but just yards from your apartment are a bar and restaurant, and there is the golf club's clubhouse and discounted golf to enjoy.
If you can tear yourself away from such luxuries, all the charm of the Lake District awaits.
Sample some mint cake in nearby Kendal, take in some walking and cycling activities through the lavish countryside, or perhaps head to Windermere for a gentle cruise on the lake. With its proximity to the golf club and local restaurant, this apartment is a stunning opportunity for luxury living on a Lake District getaway.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles, can be set to twins on request, both with 3DTV and iPod docks, one with en-suite shower room, basin and WC. Bathroom with shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area.
- Gas central heating and under floor heating in bathrooms
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, wine cooler, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 50inch Smart TV, Bose sound system, PS3 and Blu-ray, Wii, WiFi, iPod docking station, Smart clock radios
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- No cot and highchair option as no children under 5 permitted, sorry
- Garaged parking with additional parking for 2 cars
- Private garden with patio furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Restaurant and bar less than a minute's walk
- Shops 1 mile
- Note: Max 4 adults.
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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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