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Dinny's Retreat

Selside near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20804)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Johnson

    “There were a few things; the under cupboard lights in the kitchen don’t seem to work, we couldn’t get the plug out of the plug hole (turning the dial didn’t do anything), and the bottom freezer drawer door is broken.”

    Otherwise the property was lovely and had everything we needed. It’s in a lovely peaceful location but within a good distance of shops and pubs.

    - Mrs Johnson, December 2019

Roe Deer Cottages

Kendal 4 miles. These two holiday cottages are situated on a family-run livestock farm, surrounded by rolling countryside in the hamlet of Selside, close to Kendal and the Lake District National Park. These two spacious and comfortable Lake District cottages have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each are furnished and decorated to a very high standard, whilst retaining character features such as exposed beams. Each of these Cumbria cottages overlooks a tarn and has a private decked area, along with a private lawned garden, so no matter what time of day you can unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, or you may wish to relax and observe the local wildlife, consisting of pheasant, woodpeckers and the two resident deer. There is so much to do in the area with a number of walking and cycling routes on the doorstep plus the Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley, Lake District, Windermere and Ullswater are all close by. The town of Kendal is a 10-minute drive away offering charming alleyways, many lovely restaurants and individual shops, plus Sizergh Castle with its beautiful parkland and gardens are well worth exploring. Heading into Yorkshire, you will find the White Scar Caves at Ingleton, which give an insight into the underground world formed over thousands of years. These two Lake District cottages are a perfect retreat for a couple, at any time of the year.

The property

This superb holiday cottage offers accommodation for two people.

Boasting countryside views and views over the tarn, this Lake District cottage has one king-size double bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor, whilst on the first floor there is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

A wonderful cottage near the Lake District for a couple on a romantic break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 17331, together they sleep 4.


  • One ground floor king-size double bedroom with TV and door to patio
  • Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden to side
  • Rear, private decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: This property is set on the edge of a small complex of privately-owned lakeside holiday lodges
  • Note: Property not suitable for children - max. 2 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas