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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "I booked this for my family to be together for my 60th birthday every thing was ..."

    I booked this for my family to be together for my 60th birthday every thing was great hot tub fantastic everybody really enjoyed it would definitely book again The two things I would say is could do with more serving dishes and utilities And spot light over hot tub we all tripped over steps may my age now

    Reviewed by Rogerson4.7Nov 2023

  • "What a fantastic setting and perfect for family or large group get togethers."

    Everything was as described in the listing and any minor queries we had were quickly responded to by the owner using the contact details provided. Dargonsfell is the ideal place for a getaway; idyllic rural hillside setting with Kendal and the Lake District within easy reach.

    Thank you. So good to have so much positive feedback as we’ve worked hard to make the place live up to its promise. We’d love to welcome you back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing home away from home."

    Everything we needed for a break with family. Ideally located away from crowds but close enough to enjoy all that The Lake District has to offer. Need to be mindful of neighbours. Area is so quiet noise travels so need to stick to 10pm curfew.

    Thank you for the positive feedback. It is indeed very quiet and secluded yet not remote, which is one of the reasons I chose it. We do ask for noise levels to be kept down after 10 pm outdoors - easy to forget that in the hot tub! Thank you for your very positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Dragonsfell cottage was beautiful and such a great place for our family getaway - all of the bedrooms were fabulous but the best upstairs is the en-suite room - the bed was huge!"

    and also the bedroom on the ground floor was amazing to get all cozy at the end of the evening with a vast array of books to chose from - the living room was a lovely big open space with a huge dining table to accomodate us all - the climbing enthusiast that was just doing the finishing touches when we arrived was lovely - my only issue is that the hot tub wasnt heated for our arrival so we couldn't make use of it for our first night and we only booked 3 nights and the younger ones was disappointed

    Thank you Dawn, glad you enjoyed the place so much. Unfortunately with the hot tub we have to change the water between guests and it does take a little time to heat up and on short visits this can sometimes happen, though are looking into further ways to minimise this. Come back and see…..! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a great stay over New Year."

    The cottage was perfect for our group's needs and was very spacious with lots of social space and comfy bedrooms. Great hot tub. Location was very convenient and close to Kendal. We would definitely come back.

    Thank you Ben, glad of course that you loved the place, as we do! We look forward to seeing you and your party again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a very secluded group of houses."

    Parking for 3-4 cars, hot tub, spacious living room and quality kitchen appliances / equipment. Still some work to do such as adding a utility room and downstairs toilet, but otherwise a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Thank you very much for your very positive feedback Matthew. Everyone loves the hot tub and the spacious, peaceful nature of the place. The additions you suggest are already on our list, and we hope you will visit again next year or whenever to check them out. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.1Sep 2022

  • "Had a really wonderful stay at Dragonsfell, you feel away from the busy crowds with beautiful surrounding views, that includes the Yorkshire Dales as well as the the Lake District."

    Yet only a short drive from Kendal and Windermere not far away. Only 2 miles from M6, Junction 37. Exactly as it looks in the photos, characterful and spacious cottage, yet cosy, with most items we needed. The hot-tub was a great addition and the front garden very secure for our small dog. The owner was easy to communicate with and very helpful. Appreciate the very quick turnaround preparations, given we moved from another cottage at very short notice. Dragonsfell is at the time of writing a work in progress, with a few areas to finish, which the owner is planning to implement. However, this did not detract from our enjoyment, we came home feeling really refreshed after staying here. We would definitely recommend a choosing this cottage and would book here again.

    Thank you so much Michelle, your enjoyment of Dragonsfell and your whole holiday is very important to us. We chose Dragonsfell originally precisely because of its location in the South Lakes with easy access to both the central Lakes area and the Yorkshire Dales, and the easy access a few miles from the M6 but no sight or sound of it. We have worked hard to raise this lovely, solid 3-floor barn conversion to its present level with the revamped kitchen, bathroom, lower ground floor bedroom, new woodburner and of course that genuine 7-seater Jacuzzi. It took a big crane to get it here, but everyone loves the Jacuzzi! The spacious kitchen-diner and the huge lounge we have nicknamed ‘the ballroom’ are big enough for guests to congregate in the one or spread out into the other - children can watch TV while adults chat over coffee in the kitchen. So glad you enjoyed and appreciated the place, as your satisfaction is part of the reward of owning a place like this. Now that we have completed all the major upgrades, we continue with the minor ones and any other improvements you and our other guests suggest. We do indeed hope you’ll come back and see us next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great family holiday."

    Venue terrific. Dragonsfell is a new let undergoing improvements. The kitchen was spacious and well equipped, the lounge spacious and the bedrooms comfortable. When the improvements are complete and the owners plans put into place Dragonsfell will be the perfect holiday home.

    Thank you so much Martin, your feedback is invaluable to us. Very glad that you had a lovely holiday. We shall of course be acting immediately on the refinements you so kindly suggested, in our quest for perfection. That is, as soon as we can get in - the property was booked out again at short notice the day after you left. We would be delighted to host you and your family again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Aug 2022

  • "We stayed for 2 nights along with another family."

    Pros: Kitchen appliances are great, huge living/dining room. Great location for hikes or going to other attractions. Cons: After arriving to the property we notice the ensuite was locked up and messages the owner. Then we were notified the ensuite had a leak and we can no longer use it. This leaves the 10 of us with one shower, and two separate toilet. This was a big let down. Then one of the room down stairs was very dusty and the sheets had yellow marks, the pillow cases also had black marks. We had to put towels over it to sleep. However other rooms was perfectly fine. The next day owner did give us the access to other clean sheets. The Jacuzzi took a whole day to heat up so we only used it for one day. Another let down was the flooring squeaks so bad the whole cottage can hear it. Also if you want to throw party avoid here as neighbours will. complain very badly.

    Owner’s Response: THE FEEDBACK ABOVE NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN THE CONTEXT THAT IN VIEW OF THEIR GROSS OVER-OCCUPANCY AND DISREGARD FOR OUR NEIGHBOURS THEY HAD TO BE ASKED TO LEAVE. We agree completely with the party comment: this is a beautiful large house in a small community in with people that live in it full time and we call neighbours - it is manifestly not the place to indulge in gross over-occupancy. So if, having read the very detailed website description - or even your contract - instead of the maximum occupancy of 10 you brought 20 and instead of the maximum 3 cars brought 11, you might have realized it was perfectly predictable that the neighbours might notice and might object. You might be lucky enough for the owner only to insist that the excess cars and guests left immediately and allow the bona fide guests to stay until the next morning, rather than insisting you all left immediately as so grossly ignoring your contractual responsibilities would easily justify. With regard to the other points, the en-suite did have a terminally serious leak and was indeed out of action for safety reasons, waiting for a plumber, and that information had been passed to the agent. The situation has since been fully rectified, with a whole new en-suite bathroom installed. The guest comment also forgot to mention the bath. We do not know how the smudge on the bedding came about, and was not notified to us for us to deal with as we would have done, but the yellow piping was the service company’s colour code for king size. We were, for multiple reasons, in the process of considering switching to a new cleaning and changeover company anyway. With regard to the hot tub, the problem was self-inflicted. When we sent out our professional hot tub service guy - who had set up the tub earlier that day - he found that the guests had themselves interfered with the controls and stopped the normal warm-up sequence…..which he promptly reinstated. In summary, we set up this property to be a haven for families sharing and reasonably well behaved groups looking for a quiet place conveniently located in tranquil countryside yet well placed for the central and southern Lakes as well as the Yorkshire Dales, be they family groups, walkers, cyclists or other lovers of the countryside. So if all you want is a beautiful holiday come to Dragonsfell…. Property Owner

    Reviewed by En2.5Aug 2022

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  • Very spacious accommodation over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super-king-size with en-suite with incuding walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x ground-floor king-size
  • Family bathroom comprising bath with integral shower, separate shower closet, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Large family living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • French doors off lounge to Jacuzzi seven-seater hot tub Note: One small well behaved dog welcome
  • Note: This property only accepts 7 night bookings during July and August
  • Oil central heating with additional Megaflo pressurized hot water/immersion system
  • Large kitchen-diner with breakfast bar and table, with new Bosch 5-plate induction hob and fridge- freezer, Bosch oven and microwave
  • Washer / Dryer available located in the garage
  • Extremely spacious lounge with ample seating, new high-capacity wood-burning stove, large oak dining table, and 55-inch Smart TV
  • Google voice activated sound system, WiFi (1 Gb fibre broadband)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels, fuel and power, all included in the rent
  • Designated parking for 3 cars only
  • Secure private garden patio, outdoor dining table, seating and Weber charcoal barbeque
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 3.4 miles, Kendal 5 miles
  • Please Note: No stag, hen or similar parties accepted

The property

Dragonsfell nestles in a picturesque hamlet in the rolling hills of South Lakeland, with the scenic delights of the Lakes to the west and the Yorkshire Dales National Park less than 5 miles to the east.

The historic market town of Kendal – ‘gateway to the Lakes’ - with its shops, bars, restaurants and intriguing passageways is just a ten-minute drive away.

Dragonsfell is easily identified by the dragon woodcarving at its garden entrance, its substantial construction oozes rustic character, now updated for the digital age with 1 Gb fibre broadband, a 55-inch smart TV, and Google Nest house management and music facilities, Naturally a genuine Jacuzzi 7-seater hot tub awaits you right outside the back door, alongside the outdoor sitting, dining and play area.

Set over three floors, Dragonsfell’s spacious accommodation is a well-equipped retreat for families and friends.

After a day of exploring the delights of the Lakes or venturing to the Dales, guests can look forward to unwinding in the large lounge nicknamed ‘the ballroom’, complete with a beamed ceiling, new woodburning stove and a large Smart TV, or perhaps in the large Jacuzzi hot tub just outside its doors.

Maybe head to the Bosch-equipped kitchen-diner and dust off the cooking books to whip up a delicious feast using the new 5-plate induction hob, before serving up at the beautiful oak dining table with a bottle of fizz.

Dragonsfell has four bedrooms on the second floor, and a fifth with level access on the ground floor, the very spacious master features a 2000-spring super-king bed, the generously proportioned guest room has a standard double with space for an optional single bed or cot, while the other two bedrooms house twin singles and another double.

The family bathroom with shower, tub and basin is also on this floor, on the lower ground floor, the large bedroom has a king-size bed and offers the easiest access for disabled or elderly guests, and a washroom.

All bedrooms are presented with fresh white bed linen and most have large built-in wardrobes offering masses of storage for your personal belongings.

Move outside and enjoy a morning coffee or an evening tipple on the garden patio, the attractive low-maintenance shrub garden offers comfortable outside dining in spring and summer and has enough space for garden games and for young children to play, the refurbished garden gate has an been fitted with an exterior latch for their safety.

Or pop on your walking boots and exploring the local the area, be that five minutes down the valley into a beautiful bluebell wood, or in the opposite direction to reach a scenic skyline.

Adventurous souls can venture further afield deep into the National Park, tackling the heights of Scafell Pike or the Langdale Pikes, but the lakeside tranquility of Buttermere or boat hire and trips on the heritage steamers at Ullswater too have their gentler charm.

For families with children, the Brockhole leisure park is a must, and keen cyclists can pick up the Sustrans 70 route linking the Lakes and the Dales less than half a mile away from Dragonfell or get over to the renowned Whinlater Forest mountain bike trails.

The market town of Kendal is home to your closest amenities, boasting a variety of shopping arcades and plenty of places to eat and drink, including the supermarkets of M&S or Booths (aka ‘the Waitrose of the north’) for grabbing those essentials, visit Kendal Museum and see unique collections of natural history and archaeology, or for a more hands-on experience, explore the ruins of Kendal Castle and see how Kendal life was during the 12th-century.

With the natural splendour of the Lake District at your disposal, a holiday at Dragonsfell promises to a memorable one, so come to Dragonsfell and feel the Dragon’s spell, either in the centre of things or far from the madding crowd, as takes your fancy…..

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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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Note: No Stags / Hens or similar groups are permitted at this property

Note: This property only accepts 7 night bookings during July and August

This property offers the following short breaks:

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