About this listing
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 west coast railway station (Oxenholme, Lake District), 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!
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.
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.
The main West Coast railway (Oxenholme, Lake District) 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.
Other Things to Note
The property has 2 smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide alarm.