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Wilson's Cottage

Sedgwick near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 941262)

4.6

(51 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent holiday, superb cottage, superb location."

    Friendly, helpful owner. Just wish we could of stayed longer.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "The only area that slightly let this property down was the bathroom which is in need of upgrading otherwise is was a great cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Wilson's cottage was beautiful dont be put off by the on street parking we took 2 cars and were able to park close by every night."

    Only small complaint was the shower only seemed to have one setting which was too hot but easily fixed I'm sure. Overall we had a fantastic stay and would recommend Strickland arms every day of the week for food

    Reviewed by TeresaMar 2022

  • "A perfect cottage in a lovely setting with many attractions only a good walk away, and fells, lakes a drive away."

    A good place to return to after a strenuous time spent reaching a peak or two.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2022

  • "My wife and I loved the property."

    We were warm, the beds were comfortable and we were pleased to find the cottage very clean. The towels and bed linen provided were clean and plentiful and in excellent condition. The only downside and the reason we marked the cottage a little lower was the shower which could really do with changing and updating having said that we found the cottage a really good central point for our visit to Cumbria. We would book to stay at Wilson’s cottage again and hopefully it will have an updated shower then we could award it ten stars.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage and perfect location for me visiting family, as well as exploring the Southern Lakes."

    The cottage had everything I needed and was very clean on arrival. The double bed was very comfy. It was perfect for me.

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely everything as I expected couldn’t fault anything."

    The only thing I didn’t like is you constantly sending me adverts but other than that you did a great service, Thank you

    Reviewed by LindaJan 2022

  • "Wilson's Cottage is ideally situated, being just a couple of miles from the M6 but giving access to the rest of the Lakes."

    Although there are no shops in the village the local supermarket was a short drive away. The cottage itself was lovely to stay in. We were there over the New Year and the owners had put up a Christmas tree which was a lovely touch, as was the welcome pack of milk, biscuits etc. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by CarolynDec 2021

  • "Location location Location!"

    Wilson's Cottage is a very handy location, just off the M6/Barrow/Windermere junction, only a short drive from Kendal and has walks for the dog along the old canal from the front door. The cottage is homely and well equipped rather than smart, which suited us fine.

    Reviewed by NormanNov 2021

  • "Well located for visiting the South Lakes and West Yorkshire Dale's."

    It was a lovely and cosy cottage to come back to after a day in the rain! The heating was excellent (although the thermostat didn't turn on one evening, but that was easily fixed with some new batteries). This is an old cottage, but well equipped. We were just a little concerned about treading on the 3rs step up as it felt like it could give way at any moment! And also, our daughter struggled with the taps in the bathroom as they were very stiff (and she couldn't quite reach the light pull in bathroom, despite being a tall 6 year old). Otherwise, everything was great. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2021

  • "Characterful cottage - could perhaps do with some discrete updating."

    Attractive village with pleasant walks and easy (by car) access to the Southern Lakes and the Western Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Sedgwick lovely village."

    Great walk along canal path on doorstep. Cottage nice, very clean and, although small kitchen, had all you need,even baking trays!!! Really appreciated cleaning box. Bed comfy and again very clean. The bathroom was a let down. Although towels whiter than white the rest was very poor. Bath needs a bit of attention possibly re-enamled (if there is such a thing) or new bath. Shower curtain awful. I brought my own shower mat. Shower curtains only few pounds. Blind on window needed to be pulled down when going to loo as faces front. Blind either splashed with paint or toothpaste. You can get stuff to stick on Windows so you can't see in. Bathroom just let cottage down. We loved staying in Wisons Cottage and the area is beautiful. Wee hand brush and customs would be handy.

    Reviewed by PhyllisSep 2021

  • "Lovely quaint cottage just 5 mikes from Kendal."

    Had a couple of fantastic walks from the cottage, including a walk along the old canal path to Kendal. Only 40 minutes from Windermere where we had the best weather to walk Ali g the western shire to Wray castle. Excellent few days with a lovely homely cottage to come back to at the end of the day with some excellent pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2021

  • "The cottage is very quirky and has a good feeling about it."

    Because it was built in the 1800s the walls are very thick which means it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The beds were very clean and comfortable and there was a welcoming pack of milk, coffee, biscuits, plus a small box that contained washing up liquid, a sponge and a dishcloth. The small front garden is south facing, so it has the sun all day long. Sedgwick is a very picturesque village and is in a beautiful area. There are many easy flat walks for people who can not manage hill walking and Levens Hall deer park which is just so lovely, with oak trees that must be hundreds of years old.

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage and location for relaxing and staying away from the crowds."

    Quiet friendly village with so many local walks and great places to swim in the river. Loved every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by JonAug 2021

  • "A characterful cottage, made a great location for exploring the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales."

    The owner was helpful and the welcome tea and biscuits were a nice touch. We had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed returning to the cottage at the end of each day.

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    We would definitely recommend and stay there again.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was really nice."

    Shame there wasn't any local shop or pub/resturant. The cottage was not as small as we expected. We were 3 adults and a teenager and found it fine. Would of been nice to have had a lock on the bathroom door and an umbrella for the front patio for when sitting out in the sun. All the little extra were lovely- little kitchen wash pack with sponge, washing up liquid etc, the milk & biscuits and way toilet rolls were made decrotive. All in all was a lovely cottage- quirky and central base to so much stuff around. Snug and homely. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "The perfect cottage in a sleepy village."

    The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We also met the owner Who was very friendly i would definitely recommend this cottage for the perfect base to explore the Lake District.

    Reviewed by AngieMay 2021

  • "Plenty of walks from the cottage without using the car."

    Parking outside of the property can be a problem, it seems like people park up to go walking. Owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by GailMay 2021

  • "Such a quaint cottage ."

    And the owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable right down to everything for a cuppa and biscuits after our journey . Would stay again .

    Reviewed by CynthiaApr 2021

  • "We especially appreciated the clear travel instructions."

    When you turn up looking for a cottage in a small village, Sat Navs can let you down. So, clear instructions make that last little bit of the journey so much less stressful! This is a little cottage with many traditional features, which does mean that the stairs are rather steep which could be a disadvantage to anyone with mobility issues. Also the lock in front door can be fiddly to open until you get the knack of how far to insert the key. But - it was well heated and had everything we needed. Excellent location to explore the south Lakes area.

    Reviewed by NinaDec 2020

  • "The WiFi was high speed - totally unexpected from a little quaint cottage."

    I know I should be "switching off" on holiday but for us, this was a working holiday. In these extraordinary times, we are now working from home full time, so decided to visit the Lakes and work remotely from here a couple of days of the week, and not use up a full week of annual leave to do so. It was a gamble as we'd need a good internet connection to be able to work and take video call meetings etc.. and were most pleasantly surprised by the WiFi being such good quality. Very pleased! The cottage itself is compact and very sweet - perfect for 2, a bit tight for any more but do-able. Well equipped and lots of thoughtful touches which we really appreciated. A perfect break for a few days! Thanks!

    Reviewed by NamrataOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean, was disappointed with the TV, only had BBC channels and was not able to get on wi fi at all, tried with the password several times but no luck."

    Other than that we had a good time, we was lucky with the weather but had that not been the case and had to stay in would not have been pleased with the TV, I think we should have been able to get the basic channels. Mrs Atkins.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, small but perfectly formed."

    Well equipped with everything we needed. Ideal central village location with several lovely walks from the doorstep. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2020

  • "Wilson's cottage is a delightful traditional cottage, not a remodelled 'boutique' nightmare ."

    .. The pictures represent it perfectly. Heating, beds, kitchen, furniture and shower are more than adequate, and it is equipped with everything you'll need for your stay... Even two types of coffee maker! If you're holidaying in the Lakes you must expect rain! Please bring appropriate clothing and go out! There are plenty of walks on your doorstep, including Levens Deer Park, full of deer! ... There are games and cards etc supplied, and a small play area behind the cottage. The nearest shop is in Natland, as stated, a 4 minute car trip. Kendal is 15 mins by car. We will be returning, hopefully in the Autumn, all in all a lovely week...

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2020

  • "I felt that the owners interfered where I would just like to have got on with my holiday choosing to have a gas engineer in during our stay who then forgot his notes so owner had to pop in again."

    Owners rang pretty much everyday which was annoying. Other things to note; the gas fire was difficult to light. The cottage in general was ok, it felt very old, dated and neglected with mid- matched furniture. The property also stated that it had ‘free view’ TV but this did not work, the owner rang mid-way through our stay, again, to ask if it worked. The details also said that there was a ‘selection of dvd’s’ - there were actually 2 inappropriate for children, books dated from the 1970’s - surely it would only cost a few pounds and trip to charity shop to rectify this - because the weather was bad there was not enough to do in the immediate area. It would also be a good idea for details such as postcodes to nearest shops and pubs, these were too far to walk to with children. Taps in the bathroom were also very stiff, my 7yr old daughter couldn’t turn them on at all. The door from the living room to the stairs was difficult to open and close. All in all it was an ok visit, the bad weather we experienced put a stop or spoiled our overall plans, however, the cottage itself did not make it any more enjoyable. I would describe it as an unloved, badly dated cottage in need of some TLC to really make any difference to people truly being able to enjoy their stay. The biscuits and 1pint of milk were a nice touch though!

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2020

  • "We had a nice stay and would use it again in the future if we came back this way"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean, quiet and comfortable with everything you need."

    Including a good powerful hairdryer and board games for the kids to play of an evening. Would love to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2019

  • "It is a very small kitchen,but we managed."

    Very close to lovely countryside and walks right outside yr door.

    Reviewed by SophiaJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and location with easy access to all routes."

    Thoroughly enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2019

  • "We weren't told that the buses only ran 3 times a day and finished at 5pm."

    It would have cost a lot of money to come back from town in a taxi in the evening. Once we realised most of our holiday money would go on taxis we cut the holiday short and left on the second day. The cottage was not how it looked on the picture. The red settee was replaced by a two-seater and two old chairs. We couldn't lock the back door properly and couldn't get the internet to work. There were no nearby shops or pubs. Again we would have needed a taxi. On the plus side the cottage was clean and the beds comfortable and the surrounding area stunning. But I definitely would not go back.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you were not aware of bus schedules, this is a country location and if you have any queries of this nature this should be looked into before booking. I appreciate your comments on the furniture this has been replaced with a new settee and new chairs. The back door is something that does need attention but it certainly does lock. With regards to the internet we have never had a problem with this before and if you had contacted us maybe we could have helped you. We have a couple of village pubs which are within half an hour walk from the property. I am really disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay, we are very proud of our property and as you can see from all our other feedback our guests normally have a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "Classic stone cottage, set in a lovely rural, and quiet setting, the main A roads just a few minutes away."

    Owners, Janet and Alan are very pleasant, as were the local residents of the village. Cottage cosy and comfortable. Highly recommended. Usual high standard that we have always enjoyed from Sykes Holidays, highly recommended too. Jeremy and Carole Keen

    Reviewed by Jeremy SimonMay 2019

  • "Nothing bad to say."

    Everything what we needed. Would book again. Quiet location 20 mins from windermere. Friendly neighbours can't argue.

    Reviewed by ShaunFeb 2019

  • "A cosy, clean abs comfortable cottage X perfect as a base for a family with two teens to explore the area around Windermere and Coniston."

    Reviewed by GillOct 2018

  • "It was a lovely cottage, the cookies and milk were very much appreciated."

    The neighbours were friendly and helpful in giving us ideas for local walks and activities

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2018

  • "Excellent and quiet location, ideal to explore Lake District."

    Good value for money

    Reviewed by OrhanJul 2018

  • "2nd visit to this lovely cottage."

    Nice location in lovely village of Sedgwick. Great play park behind cottage. Busy through road so extra care with young children!

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2018

  • "The Wilson cottage was spotless, beds extremely comfortable, clean fresh linen and towels."

    The extra touches like tea,coffee, sugar, condiments and milk in fridge showed the care and thought the owners had put into making guests feel very we come. I would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and stress free break and we will definitely use this cottage again. Thank you to owners for making our break extra special and we had absolutely no complaints regarding cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "We stayed at this cottage last week for a week and really had a nice time."

    The cottage is not too far when you come out of the M6 and very convenient to travel around in the Lake District. The owner did come to say hello which was really nice. She event bought a brand new cot for our little daughter. Everything you need are in the cottage. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MadhawaMar 2018

  • "Wilson’s cottage was quite old fashioned but charming."

    It was very comfortable and had everything I needed for my weeks stay. I would definitely book it again. The only downside was that because of its age, it wasn’t terribly efficient heating wise. The radiators worked well but downstairs I needed the extra help of the gas fire which didn’t work. Otherwise lovely!

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2018

  • "Great cottage in a lovely area."

    Within easy travel distance of many popular locations in the Lakes and some good dog walks on the doorstep. We will book again

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2017

  • "Great location."

    Walks from the doorstep. Take time to visit the Strikland Arms, which is 5mins drive. Great food & beers. The cottage was pure comfort, warm, comfortable bed, clean & quirky. Well done to the owners. We will visit again.

    Reviewed by EdwardNov 2017

  • "The cottage was within easy distance to the Lake district via car."

    The cottage was well equipped and was a good size for 4 adults. Although the kitchen is small, I was able to cook some of our evening meals there.

    Reviewed by TheresaSep 2017

  • "Stayed at this cottage in April and returned again in October."

    Does that say it all.

    Reviewed by DaveSep 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, beautiful village, gym equipment in play park behind cotttages."

    making return visit!

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2017

  • "Great central location for all the lakes, walking routes, sight seeing, eeasy access for shopping and rambling."

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2017

  • "We had a lovely holiday, were delighted with the cottage, it was very comfortable and well located for our needs."

    We chose the cottage from approximately 6 others and it was just as described. We felt 'at home' immediately on arrival.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2017

  • "The cottage is well positioned for visiting the southern lakes and Yorkshire dales."

    There is a very nice farm shop and café 5 minutes drive away. Bob the dog loved the local walks.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2017

  • "We appreciated the welcome Christmas decorations including a beautiful natural Christmas tree."

    The owner was also kind to leave us with fresh milk and biscuits

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2016

  • "The cottage is gorgeous with lovely features."

    We rented it for two but the cosy rooms would easily fit a family four. The location is absolutely fantastic. As it is tucked away, you get all the quiet and seclusion you want on a holiday, but are only a few minutes from the nearest pub and only a short drive to a number of beautiful villages. The only complaint we had was that the kitchen was not as well stocked as we hoped. It did not have any cutting boards for which to prepare meat and vegetables on which was a disappointment as we chose a cottage with a kitchen so we could cook on some days. Other than this small flaw, it is absolutely idyllic and I highly recommend it. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by AnnalieseSep 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Tassimo Coffee Machine - which take any pod, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There is a turn in the cottage stairs so this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Due to the direct access to the canal footpath next to the empty section of the canal, children should be supervised due to drops.

The property

This characterful, end-terrace stone cottage is situated in the peaceful and attractive village of Sedgwick, surrounded by countryside and near to the historic town of Kendal.

The cottage was formally a worker’s home, for those who were employed at the village’s manor house, and it still retains many period features, such as wooden panelling on the cosy sitting room walls and original latch doors.

Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms, a double and a twin, with pleasant views to the village beyond.

There’s also a family bathroom on the first floor, ideal for a long soak in the evening.

Downstairs you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen for preparing those all-important picnics, as well as a cosy sitting room with a dining area and a warming gas fire.

You can also sit outside for a morning coffee at the front of the property, or dine alfresco after your day of exploration.

The location of this attractive cottage enables walking from the door and the Lancaster Canal towpath is just yards away next to the now empty section of the canal.

Sedgwick also has the benefit of a good playing field which is cared for by the village as a whole, which will delight both young and old members of your party.

Close by is the majestic Sizergh Castle, with its fantastic interior, small lake and beautiful gardens, set in rolling parkland and well worth a visit, as is the nearby Levens Hall, known for its world-class topiary.

Kendal is a short drive away, and is often hosting festivals such as Lakes Alive, as well as a weekly market with artisan food stalls.

This town is also surrounded by hills, so why not climb to Kendal Castle’s ruins and take in the views of the Lakeland Fells?

The fabulous and quintessential Lake District town of Windermere is half an hour away, where you can explore the bustling centre with its many cafes and pubs, or enjoy a boat trip to Newby Bridge or Ambleside.

No matter where you decide to discover, return at the end of your day’s activities to the peace and tranquillity of Wilson’s Cottage, the perfect touring base for a family adventure.

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About the location

SEDGWICK

Kendal 4.5 miles;

Sedgwick is a small, quiet village approx 4.5 miles south of Kendal. A historic Lakeland 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.

Region Information

To allow for additional cleaning check in time is 5pm and check out is 10am, thank you .

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas