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The Bolt Hole

(Ref. 1013986)

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We were really impressed with The Bolt Hole."

    It was cosy, comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing place to base ourselves for a few days in the South Lake District. We received a warm welcome from the owner on arrival and a check-in to make sure everything was OK for us during our stay.

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2023

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Such a cosy place to come back to after our days out exploring the lovely countryside. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2023

  • "Our recent stay at this charming apartment in the heart of the Lake District was an absolute dream."

    Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of the area, the apartment provided the perfect blend of both elegance and modern comfort. The breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the tranquil atmosphere made for a truly rejuvenating experience. The apartment itself was impeccably maintained, with a cozy fireplace, comfortable beds, and a well-equipped kitchen that made it feel like a home away from home. The thoughtful touches, such as a welcome basket filled with lovely treats added an extra layer of warmth and hospitality. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and accommodating, making sure every aspect of our stay was seamless. I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the unparalleled beauty of the Lake District. Thank you to both Philip and Hilary.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in The Bolt Hole. A very special thank you for leaving it so beautifully Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeidiOct 2023

  • "Just like home from home."


    Glad you enjoyed your week. Did you get your tablet back safely? Hilary Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2023

  • "We were extremely happy with our stay at the bolt hole, the welcome pack was nice, and the information book was extensive."

    The property had every thing you could wish for .It was a pleasure to come back to this property after our days out. Yes we would recommend a visit and we would definitely return ourselves to the Bolt Hole again.

    Thank you so much, first for your lovely feed back and secondly for leaving The Bolt Hole so clean and tidy, it was a treat to go into Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2023

  • "Hilary and Philip, the owners, really put themselves out to make The Bolt Hole as comfortable and inviting as possible."

    It was clean, very well equipped and a home from home. They were always on hand if there were any problems, whilst respecting our privacy. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday home to other people.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2023

  • "The Bolt Hole is a lovely clean, well maintained, and pleasantly decorated apartment with high quality fixtures and fittings."

    The patio garden is a delightful place to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. Lots of information regarding the local area, places to visit, and things to do. Thoroughly recommend staying there.

    We were so pleased you got the weather to enjoy the patio. A lovely place to sit with a glass at the end of a busy day walking. We loved that you left everything neat and tidy. Thanks to for the great feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2023

  • "Our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable."

    The Bolt Hole had everything to make your stay perfect, modern, clean, all equipment and information and close to town centre for restaurants, shops and walks. Definitely would return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable very clean"

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2023

  • "The Bolt Hole is a wonderful escape and so peaceful, we enjoyed our stay tremendously."

    Thank you Phil and Hilary

    Thank you Christine we were delighted to enjoyed your stay. And thank you so much for leaving the Bolt Hole so spotless. It was a treat to come into it after you left Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2023

  • "Excellent accomodation, everything thought about."

    Good location,easy access to lakes.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2023

  • "We have stayed in many holiday lets over the years."

    The " Bolt Hole" was quite far and away the best we have ever known. From the very thoughtful welcome basket and short introductory visit from the owner, all was just perfect. Spotlessly clean , well equipped and maintained , warm , comfortable seating and bed , we could not have hoped for anything better . We will definitely be returning one day . Many thanks.

    Thank you for your lovely feed back, it’s very much appreciated. We hope we see you again in the future. Happy New Year to you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2022

  • "Really comfortable with everything you might need and of the highest quality - a treat!"

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2022

  • "An excellent property, extremely well equipped and sumptuously cosy."

    Reviewed by PhilippaOct 2022

  • "We had an amazing week at The Bolt Hole."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful with local tips. The accommodation was great and had everything you would need for a comfortable stay. The welcome basket was a lovely touch too. Location was perfect for exploring the Lake District. I would happily recommend The Bolt Hole and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MartynAug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation with some lovely touches"

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2022

  • "Cottage was fantastic,very clean and modern"

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2022

  • "Fabulous little place to stay."

    Lovely welcome goodie basket a nice touch. Very clean and comfortable. Ideal base for visiting the many attractions of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at the bolt hole,plenty of space,facilities are mostly high end and the host couple are lovely and welcoming and the welcome basket is a lovely touch!"

    Location is perfect,short walk into the town and easily commutable to Windermere/Ambleside etc. Highly recommend and we will be going back again!

    Reviewed by AdamMay 2022

  • "Extremely happy with the property and the welcome we received, Would definitely ..."

    Extremely happy with the property and the welcome we received, Would definitely stay there again and would also recommend to friends,

    Reviewed by JonathonApr 2022

  • "Everything first class, including the welcome."

    Ideal for a visit to Kendal and south lakes. Car park almost on the door step and at the same level. Smart TV has Netflix so a bonus for foul weather. Self catering facilities and utensils .good

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Another gorgeous stay in the Bolt Hole, thank you"

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2022

  • "The Bolt Hole is a lovely comfortable apartment."

    It was extremely clean and well equipped. The welcome hamper was a nice touch too and the Owners are on hand to help with any queries should you need them. Another plus is the off road parking so close to the entrance gate. Lovely walks close by and very convenient for Kendal town centre. We enjoyed our stay and will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2022

  • "We had an extremely comfortable & relaxing stay at The Bolt Hole."

    A lot of thought has gone into the furnishings & facilities in the property. The owners are very welcoming and gave us some information about the area. The walk into town is very short ( just over 5 mins down the hill which is quite steep but only a short walk) We would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2021

  • "Hi quality fixtures and fittings and a nice comfortable area to relax in."

    Parking close to a secure entrance and within a short walk from Kendal Center although the return is a steep climb. Fully recommend this place for a walking holiday and would gladly have rebooked for next year but the price has gone up £60 within a week of our visit. Shame really.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Owners friendly and informative."

    welcome pack amazing!

    Reviewed by SheenaAug 2021

  • "Fabulous apartment, fabulous hosts."


    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "A Superb bolt hole!"

    Very comfortable with good facilities. Very comfortable bed. Excellent position away from town centre but near enough to easily walk to. Excellent golf course with fabulous views very near.

    Reviewed by DoreenJul 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation which was perfect for our stay."

    Good quality fittings and soft furnishings, cookware etc. Lovely terrace which gets the sun. Parking right outside. Flowers, wine and snacks supplied and a nice surprise even a pint of milk in the fridge. Owners were friendly and helpful and local information pack provided. Lovely spot ….10mins walk to Kendal but be aware if on foot you need to walk up a hill to get home. Really enjoyed our stay, very central for visiting lakes.

    Reviewed by HazelJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation in attractive town."

    Hosts very helpful and welcome pack outstanding. You can always catch the bus back up the hill !

    Reviewed by MelJun 2021

  • "Great location, would recommend this property."

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Very spacious and well-equipped one-bed apartment with its own entrance, patio and private parking."

    Conveniently situated close to the centre of Kendal, itself convenient to explore both the Lakes and the North Yorks Dales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with TV and en-suite shower and separate en-suite basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating and gas fire
  • Combi microwave/oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV, DVD player and Bluetooth speaker
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Settled in the desirable market town of Kendal, in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, is this enchanting apartment property; The Bolt Hole.

Boasting contemporary luxury and an abundance of amenities within walking distance, there’s no better base for your romantic retreat to Cumbria.

Step inside to discover the exquisite open-plan living space, oozing style and charm in its neutral hues and high-end appliances, you’re sure to marvel at the wonder of this abode.

Begin your day lounging on the plush corner sofa snuggled up into the plush pillows with a cup of tea in hand.

In the winter months, be sure to take advantage of the impressive gas fire taking centre stage in the room, creating a welcoming warmth and a comforting aura in the chillier months.

Also in the open-plan space you will find a wonderful kitchen area where you can rustle up a romantic meal for you and your partner using the fabulous range of appliances provided within the property; sit together at the breakfast bar amongst the sleek white units of the island, or take your treats out to your private patio where you can soak in the sun in the summer months.

When the evening draws to a close retreat to the king-size bedrooms, home to an equally stylish interior and its own television, so you can enjoy a film night before drifting off to sleep ahead of your next day of adventure.

Additionally, to the gleaming bathroom, the property benefits from an en-suite cloakroom holding a basin and a WC, as well as a separate shower, perfect for those with limited mobility so everyone can enjoy the delights of the Lake District.

For a day out full of adventure, the local surroundings of Kendal provide excitement for any age, from the simplicities of eateries and quaint shops to rich cultural and historical wonders in its museum, art gallery, historic landmarks and more, there’s plenty here to discover, and with the property being within easy reach of the town’s golf course too, the dwelling is perfect for the avid sports lover.

Head further into the National Park to be greeted by an array of natural delights, where you can climb various peaks to soak in your glorious scenery and appreciate the true wonder of your location.

Spend a day at Lake Windermere, providing various watersporting opportunities and attractions for all ages including the famous Beatrix Potter Attraction, suitable for the little ones and big kids alike, it makes for a marvellous day trip.

The Bolt Hole is an extremely attractive property, perfect for your romantic escape to the countryside of Cumbria.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas