Welcoming Lake District Home

House - Private room · Kendal, England LA9, United Kingdom

The Space

We are located in Oxenholme village, close to another village called Natland and two and half miles from the centre of the market town of Kendal. Both villages have a well stocked shop/Post Office. We are close to petrol stations, main line railway station (west coast), supermarket, artisan bread shop and an ice cream farm!! Kendal has a historical castle, quaint yards, art galleries & centre, individually owned shops & bars. For a town of its size there is an eclectic variety of quality eating venues including The Brewery Art Centre. The nearby Leisure Centre has many facilities including a 25m pool.
There are heaps of long & short walks literally on our doorstep, ”The Helm” a favourite walk with locals gives outstanding views of Kendal, the Lake District and Morecambe Bay, with Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall both within walking distance. The Lake District National Park is 5 miles to the North, the beautiful Morecambe Bay estuary 9 miles to the South and the Yorkshire Dales National Park approx. 10 miles to the East. The M6 (main North/South motorway) is 6 miles away with trains to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, London or Windermere just a 12 minutes walk through the village.
All these areas are full of attractions within their own right, ie. hiking, museums, heritage properties, fishing, boating to name but a few. Any advice on walks or places of interest can be forthcoming if required, just let us know your interests!!

Our detached home, built in the traditional style in the 30’s, originally as a bungalow, is centrally heated and double glazed with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The garden is large with ample seating areas, an ideal place to sit with a cup of tea after a long (or short) days walk.
Accommodation comprises of a spacious, light, well equipped room with heaps of storage space. Whilst not ensuite, there is a bath/shower room for your exclusive use. Also available is your own sitting room with TV, again for your exclusive use if required, or you can just sit and chat with us. Towels, spare duvet, hairdryer, etc. can be provided together with off road parking. Internet is available but just for checking your important email messages and local research for days out. You will see we have also put a check in time of 4pm, however, this is flexible according to other work commitments, so please let us know if you wish to arrive sooner and we'll see what we can arrange.
Continental breakfast is a help yourself affair, with plenty of choice available dependent on seasonality. Normally full cooking facilities are not available, but you are very welcome to bring back any takeaways, etc. We are more than happy to provide anything you need – cutlery, glasses, crockery, flasks, etc. There is a plentiful supply of tea/coffee plus hot chocolate should the weather determine!!
Come and see us rain or shine!

Guest Access

Private twin bedroom with private (non ensuite) bathroom. Use of private lounge with TV (free view only available) plus old fashioned stereo system. Internet access purely for checking emails and research on our local area (open times, how to get there, etc.) Anywhere in the garden.

Interaction with Guests

Neither of us have conventional 9 to 5 jobs anymore, but we are more than happy to chat with you, maybe give you ideas of where to visit, however sometimes one of us may need to dash out to other work.

The Neighborhood

On the edge of a small village about 2 miles from the town of Kendal. Therefore we are out in the countryside and it is relatively quiet.

Getting around

The main West Coast railway is 12 mins walk, 2 mins by car. Edinburgh & Glasgow are then 2 hours away with Manchester 90 mins away in the other direction. You can also get to Windermere by train and that takes approx 20 mins. You can also get a train direct from Manchester airport to Oxenholme, The Lake District. Buses run into Kendal every half hour and is a 3 mins walk to the nearest stop. If you have you own car, there is ample parking at our property. You can then get to Lake Windermere in 20/25 mins, Ambleside 35/40 mins and Keswick 60 mins. If you want to go farther afield, Scotland takes approx 75 mins, Manchester the same and Liverpool a little bit longer.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Jill and graham were very welcoming, helpful and interesting hosts. Their place was a 5-10 minute drive from Kendal and the room was big and clean. We would definately recommend them as hosts and I'm sure will be using them again.!
    Azra and Saied Choonara

    August 2013
  • Jill and Graham were wonderful, welcoming, extremely helpful hosts. The room was very comfortable, clean and fresh, and you have a modern bathroom all to yourself and your own lounge room with TV. Excellent location to access the Lake District sights and very quiet and peaceful if that's what you're looking for. I would certainly stay here again, definitely for longer.

    August 2013
  • Only a one night stay but it worked well for us. Nice accommodation and welcoming hosts.

    July 2013
  • It was a fantastic experience staying with Jill and Graham. They are such lovely people and made us feel at home! Jill and Graham are very thoughtful hosts and were great for offering us tips around the region, gave us a lift to the station and even provided us with a map when we went hiking! We came away with such great memories of the Lake Districts - thank you Jill and Graham!

    May 2013
  • Great welcoming hosts, thanks Jill and Graham for the lovely stay in your home. Beautiful view overlooking the rolling hills in the area, close to train stations and a short drive to lake Windermere. Breakfast is provided and plentiful.

    May 2013
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I'm married, in my late 40's, and I enjoy walking, my garden, travel and music. Have visited many countries, including USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, India, and others, but would probably have to say that New Zealand is my favourite place. Favourite band, like most folks is from my youth days, and is Santana. Whilst I appreciated modern technology, sorry, not one of my strong points. However, at the end of the day, I'm much more interested in helping you have a great time whilst you're here rather than you hearing all about me.
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