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Longwell Cottage

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

4.9

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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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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Going back to my wife’s home were she was born in 1945 was a real eye opener seeing what a wonderful job the present owners have done."

    Reviewed by TomNov 2021

  • "A wonderful week at this lovely cottage."

    Everything provided is to the highest standard. The welcome hamper was so thoughtful and a real surprise. Christine and Andrew are first class hosts. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2021

  • "Everything, the family, the place, the farm, the sheep just all of it It was a great holiday and the family and just the best going above and beyond what is expected."

    Superb

    Reviewed by & Mrs PaulSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic ‘home’ our fourth year and certainly would like many more!"

    Such lovely and welcoming people couldn’t ask for anything more

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Longwell Cottage with our family."

    We had everything we needed and more and the surroundings were amazing. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2021

  • "Longwell Cottage is a wonderful place for a holiday; beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable, and well equipped with everything you could need."

    The hosts are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. The setting is just gorgeous with lovely views over the Howgills. Our young grandsons loved the experience of being on a working farm whilst having lots of space to play in the cottage grounds. A gem!

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    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation very clean,well equipped and lovely decor."

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage, in fact the best I've ever stayed in."

    I cannot fault anything. The cottage is spotlessly clean, & the beds extremely comfortable. Christine & Andrew are lovely hosts, nothing being too much trouble. They have thought of everything, with little 'bits & pieces' in the property & a welcome hamper. The views are spectacular. There are 2 outdoor seating areas, & the property & grounds were bigger than I expected. Grandchildren loved playing with their dog, Mac. I have no hesitation in recommending this property & will definitely be looking to book again when returning to the Lake District. Thanks for making this a perfect 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "We loved where the house was situated, very near Kendal and useful shops, pubs, restaurants, but it felt like being in the middle of the countryside."

    Our hosts were friendly and helpful and the welcome hamper was a very nice surprise.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a great location."

    Easy driving to the lakes or hills. Owners were very friendly and helpful. We’ll be back.

    Reviewed by GrantMay 2021

  • "Beautiful setting, cottage."

    Views. Owners Andrew and Christine were welcoming , very generous and most helpful. Real gem.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2021

  • "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. 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.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage and house great family been to house and cottage plenty of times"

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Everything you needed all high standard. Super welcome basket. Great to be able to make a cup of tea straight away. Everything we hoped for. Very clean

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "This was our first staycation as we usually go abroad to stay with my husbands family."

    We have two daughters (3&6) and also travelled with my mum who has been shielding since March. The quality of the accommodation surpassed all expectation. The cleanliness was exceptional and the house was equipped with absolutely everything we required. There were beautiful little touches everywhere where the owners had really put thought into making the house both aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable. The hosts were absolutely brilliant - friendly, accommodating, and informative. Our children adored being on a working farm and made firm friends with the chickens and sheep. The surrounding area was stunning, and gave easy access to Windermere, Coniston, and Rydal. We had the most amazing holiday, and are already looking to book our next stay at Longwell. Thank you!

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the hosts, and a lovely welcome pack."

    The cottage is very thoughtfully laid out - the mezzanine with the picture window was a lovely surprise. The cosy farmhouse kitchen was very well equipped and large enough for us to gather together comfortably for meals. There was plenty of room inside and out for our family of 5 adults to spend time together and have quiet time apart. The beds were so comfortable, and it was great to have two bathrooms and there was always plenty of hot water. The location of the cottage is really good. The views are gorgeous. It is a short trip to a choice of supermarkets, shops and restaurants in Kendal, with local walks and cycle rides near to the cottage, as well as the Lakes, the Kent estuary and the Dales being within easy reach. We would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by CathrynJul 2020

  • "The accommodation at Longwell Cottage was absolutely superb."

    We stayed with our son and his wife and our 3 year old grandson for 5 nights over the New Year period. The standard of the fixtures and fittings was excellent and the cottage was full of period characteristics mixed with contemporary luxury. The owners Christine and Andrew are on site and very pleasant and helpful, providing us with everything we needed together with a lovely welcome pack. The property is on a working chicken and sheep farm which our grandson found fascinating! The farm is immaculate and the surrounding views are stunning. We loved the log burner in the lounge which made the winter evenings lovely and cosy. Would thoroughly recommend Longwell to anyone and we would certainly love to go back and experience it in summer when it would be lovely to sit outside on the terrace and admire the views.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "We were given a lovely welcome despite arriving quite late at Longwell Cottage, Andrew and Christine had thoughtfully put up Christmas decorations for us, and provided a lovely hamper."

    The cottage is beautiful and everything is provided for a comfortable and enjoyable stay.The kitchen is amazing , full of high quality equipment, we used the Aga every day . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , and hope to stay here again.

    Reviewed by GrahamDec 2019

  • "Great cottages Great people this is our fifth visit to Longwell Will be back again & again"

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2019

  • "The write up and photos of this wonderful property don’t really do it justice and the owners are very welcoming."

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "Christine and Andrew very good hosts"

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and far exceeded our expectations."

    Christine and Andrew were wonderful hosts. We would love to return and will be recommending Longwell to our friends.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2019

  • "Have stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage before, but there were more of us this time, so the 3 bedroom was was ideal for us."

    Everything you could possibly need is provided, along with a lovely welcome pack of goodies. Very peaceful and relaxing place to come back to after a busy day of sightseeing, Andrew and Christine are very friendly and helpful and they are easily contactable. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend!

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2019

  • "The cottage very much exceeded our expectations and seemed to be undersold on the website."

    It was lovely to have interaction with our landlords who were lovely.

    Reviewed by EllenSep 2019

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Longwell Cottage which is surrounded by beautiful scenery."

    Despite having bad weather for August,the cottage is a welcoming place to return to with all you need for a relaxing holiday.It's excellent location ensures you are in a peaceful and rural spot yet with in driving distance of beauty spots,walks and interesting places to visit in both the Lakes and the edge of Yorkshire.Thank you to Andrew and Christine for being such warm and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "The owners Christine and Andrew were very welcoming and helpful."

    The cottage very well kitted out with very good quality of everything you can think of and spotlessly clean. It was situated on a farm with wonderful views of the countryside. We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by DelphineAug 2019

  • "Idyllic setting for our family holiday in Cumbria."

    Christine and Andrew could not have done more for us, so welcoming and helpful. The cottage needs for nothing, well stocked and spotlessly clean. We had a very generous starter pack await us too. Being on a working farm meant that we were able to have a glimpse of real life on the farm and this was much to our little granddaughter’s delight. The view across the fields is so peaceful and many walks short/long are on the doorstep. Travel to and from the more tourist destinations are within easy reach by car. We had a most memorable holiday and we will hopefully return in the near future.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2019

  • "Very relaxing holiday, wonderful, friendly hosts."

    Out first holiday with son, daughter-in-law & 16 month old grand-daughter. Hosts Andrew & Christine were very helpful & supportive. wish we could have stayed longer but we will return.

    Reviewed by NormanJun 2019

  • "The cottage was outstanding with regard to the quality of the furniture, beds, kitchen appliances and equipment."

    All were clearly of the standard that the owners would expect for themselves. Andrew and Christine were very welcoming and friendly and we appreciated the "welcome" pack we were left on arrival. As for the layout of the cottage, the view from the mezzanine floor was lovely and the two patios led themselves perfectly for a glass of wine in the afternoon. There was a walk from the cottage around the surrounding fields. Overall, a great holiday for four adults and two children.

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2019

  • "When we arrived we were met by Christine one of the owners who gave us a wonderful friendly welcome and we were shown round the cottage and its facilities."

    It was a welcome that made us feel wanted as guests. As soon as we walked in the door any concerns we had soon disappeared, the décor and furnishings had been well thought out and there was everything you could need in various drawers. The use of the AGA was a bonus in a great kitchen along with a Hob, Microwave and an additional oven. What a joy to have a spacious well equipped kitchen to cook in ( That is of course if you like cooking) whilst looking over the rolling hills with lambs jumping around. It is a working farm and it was a pleasure to have stayed there. We and our family want to stay there again in the future. We came back totally relaxed after a very enjoyable stay. Thanks to the owners Christine and Andrew, we had a 5 star stay.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2019

  • "The best cottage i have stayed in ( there have been many over the years)."

    Lovely hosts with just the right balance between helpfulness and being too friendly. we did not need to call on them as there was absolutely nothing wrong in the cottage. the mezzzanine level was a dream, to come home and sit, read and look out on the wonderful view with a glass of wine. or on warm April evenings to go out onto the hidden patio and sit in the sunshine - just marvellous. we will be back Mary and Keith

    Reviewed by Alice MaryApr 2019

  • "The owners of the cottage were really friendly and helpful."

    We will definitely be coming back. Stunning countryside and lots of snow too. Very cosy cottage with log burner and comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2019

  • "Perfect location, cosy cottage, friendly hosts."

    We all loved our stay in Cumbria.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2018

  • "Best cottage we've stayed in, and we've rented with sykes for years, Christine and Andrew are a delight, friendly and helpful, magnificent scenery, peaceful, will visit Longwell cottage again without a doubt."

    Regards two very happy holiday makers Gary and Sue.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "Very well appointed property and owners are very friendly and helpful."

    .wonderful welcome box on arrival . Property very comfortable and the mezzanine floor is an absolute haven to enjoy views with a cuppa!!..a great addition.. Fantastic location away from the hustle and bustle of the lakes.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, the pictures don't do it justice."

    The owners were wonderful, really friendly and helpful. We had an amazing week and would return tomorrow.

    Reviewed by AnitaAug 2018

  • "We have just returned after having a wonderful time at the cottage with American friends."

    Hosts are very friendly and welcoming. They have spent a lot of family effort creating a beautiful place with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Ideal stay for anyone looking for a farm based quiet cottage , lovely views and short drive into southern end of the Lakes/ Windermere. Thanks to Andrew and Christine.

    Reviewed by BryanAug 2018

  • "We’ve stayed in a lot of cottages, and this is the best ever."

    Warm and comfortable was very important to us and that scored ten out of ten. Beds were very comfy too, and we were glad to find light quilts (with an extra cover if needed) rather than the heavy winter quilts in so many cottages. Showers brilliant! Lovely kitchen. Great location, away from it all with fantastic views. Plentiful supply of eggs and logs. Best thing though were our lovely hosts. Christine and Andrew couldn’t do enough for us. We have stayed in cottages where everything is too much trouble. Not here. Generous supplies of everything from tissues to washing up liquid. We felt really well looked after, like guests rather than nuisances. Do hope we can go back soon. Please pass on our gratitude to the Gibson’s they were great.

    Reviewed by JudyApr 2018

  • "What a beautiful cottage and surrounding hills!"

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. The children loved the surrounding walks.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Upon Arrival we received a really warm and friendly welcome, we were shown around an immaculately presented beautiful cottage, the attention to detail by Andrew and Christine was fantastic, they made it feel Christmassy for the kids, even provided stockings for the kids, which we forgot, but most importantly we were made to feel at home and welcome."

    They were on hand if needed, and always eager to help. Really glad we chose Longwell Cottage, it made our Christmas, and we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by LeeDec 2017

  • "The owners were fantastic- they made it a priority that our stay was excellent."

    They even brought over champagne once they heard of our engagement. The home was fantastic - Exceptionally clean and even fresh flowers throughout the house! The farm is located off the main road and it was very quiet and secluded, which is exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much for exceeding our expectations and making our holiday more memorable!

    Reviewed by KatlynOct 2017

  • "The cottage is beautiful in stunning surroundings."

    The property owners live on site and couldn't be more lovely. We didn't want for anything. I couldn't speak highly enough. A beautiful place.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2017

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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.

Summary

  • 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

SELSIDE NEAR KENDAL

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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