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Longwell Cottage

Selside near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 30676)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Broadley

    “A very warm welcome awaited us at this absolutely beautiful cottage.”

    Christine and Andrew were exceptional hosts and could not have done any thing else to make our stay any more perfect. ...

    Christine and Andrew were exceptional hosts and could not have done any thing else to make our stay any more perfect. The bedrooms are all tastefully decorated, bright and extremely comfortable and the views from our bed, through the window, as the sun rose above the fields and fells were stunning; I am so missing that view! The large farmhouse style kitchen with the lovely Aga and large kitchen table was perfect, and included everything you could possibly need for cooking and enjoying delicious meals; we were 3 couples who decided to play 'Come dine with me' and while one couple cooked, the other 2 couples relaxed in the comfort of the spacious lounge, warmed by the delightful wood burner, playing games, discussing that day's walk and planning the next. We know how busy farmers are but we were so impressed when Andrew took the time out, from weighing and sorting lambs ready for market, to answer our questions and explain what the farm was all about whilst Christine was always concerned about our comfort and whether we had everything we needed. I can honestly say that this was the best cottage I have ever stayed in during my 30 or so years of cottage holidays here in the UK (and I have stayed in some amazing cottages) and hands down the most perfect hosts.

    - Mrs Broadley, October 2020

The property

Selside 1.6 miles.

Longwell Cottage is a stunning semi-detached character property built from local stone and located on a working farm within easy reach of Kendal in the Lake District.

With gorgeous views towards the Howgills, this superb farmhouse retains a wealth of original features from the 17th century.

Longwell Cottage is the perfect base for families and friends wishing to explore the beauty of the Lake District.

On entering Longwell Cottage, you'll find the original court cupboard dating from the 17th century in the hallway, before you enter the extremely spacious farmhouse kitchen.

This superb room really is the heart of the home with its wooden dining table and Aga, just perfect for kitchen suppers using the finest local ingredients.

Through the kitchen one way is the sitting room with log burner, and from here you climb an oak staircase to a smaller mezzanine sitting area that makes the most of those breathtaking views.

There's also a door out to a lovely, secluded terrace: just perfect for settling down with a good book or watching the sunset over the Howgills.

Back through the sitting room, there's a ground floor bedroom with twin beds and a separate shower room with separate basin and WC.

Up a second 17th century staircase, you'll find two further double king-size bedrooms one with zip/link beds which can be arranged as a twin room on request, and the spacious family bathroom with corner bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC.

The property has been sympathetically modernised to a very high standard but still retains a lovely characterful feel with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

In addition to the beautiful flagstone patio at the front of Longwell Cottage, there's the secluded and private second terrace and garden which is the perfect spot for some 'me time' with a glass of wine or a family meal alfresco.

There's generous off road parking and the rural setting, on a working farm, makes this the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Longwell Cottage is close to the vibrant market town of Kendal, famed for its mint cake, and there's a fine selection of shopping arcades, museums, historic buildings and excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants.

Further afield lie all the treasures of the Lake District, an area of stunning natural beauty.

From Kendal, it's just 9 miles to Lake Windermere.

The Howgill Fells are superb walking territory with views over Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales and don't miss England's highest waterfall at Cautley Spout.

The Lake District is world famous for its breathtaking scenery and magnificent views, attracting poets and writers from Beatrix Potter to Arthur Ransome.

A perfect blend of the rural and the contemporary, the Lake District offers a paradise for walkers and a culinary destination for foodies.

Ideally located at the Southern gateway to the Lake District, Longwell Cottage is the perfect holiday home for a family break or a larger celebration when booked with Longwell House.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 30671, together they sleep 10.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with TV ( zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double with TV, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Second mezzanine sitting area
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • AGA cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed front and rear lawned gardens with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 4 miles
  • Note: Working farm location.

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About the location


Kendal 6 miles; Windermere 14 miles; Penrith 24 miles.

Situated 6 miles north of the nearby market town of Kendal, Selside is an area in the rolling foothills of the Shap fells with its own church and village hall. Used as a holiday base, Selside is within easy driving distance to the breathtaking Lake District via Windermere for the South Lakes or Penrith for the North Lakes. The Western Yorkshire Dales are also just a short, lovely drive away via the town of Sedburgh. The nearby town of Kendal (sometimes known as the Gateway to the Lakes), offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants with the Brewery Arts Centre offering live entertainment and cinema, as well as excellent dining experiences. Selside also offers beautiful and peaceful countryside walks with inspiring views especially towards the Howgill Fells, known locally as the "sleeping elephants". An excellent location for a holiday.

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