Large private suite on top floor of Georgian Grade II listed house in Kendal town centre quietly tucked away at the head of an historic cobbled yard. 1 double bedroom plus huge living room (with kitchenette and double sofa bed) and modern bathroom. Use of pretty walled garden. Free parking.
We are offering a private suite on the top floor of our house, which has it's own access so you can come and go as you please. It can comfortably accommodate 4 people with 1 double bedroom, a very large living room (28ft x 21ft - 8.5m x 6.5m) with kitchenette and double sofa bed and a modern private bathroom. All rooms have double height ceilings with exposed beams, great views across Kendal's rooftops to the hills beyond and plenty of character.
The living room has ample seating, a comfortable double sofa bed, connected HD TV and DVD player. There is a kitchenette with fridge, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and Aeroccino milk frother, toaster, crockery and cutlery. The bedroom has a double bed, flat screen TV and digital radio. The bathroom has a large free-standing bath with hand held shower, twin sinks, underfloor heating and glass towel warmer. Towels, bed linen, hair dryer, universal travel adaptor and hot water bottles are provided. Wi-fi throughout.
Help-yourself-breakfast is provided for each day of your stay at no extra cost (bread, butter and preserves, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, local yoghurts, fruit juices, black and herbal teas and a selection of Nespresso coffees). There are ice cubes in the freezer compartment of the fridge.
You'll find a large selection of DVDs under the coffee table and an array of local interest books, leaflets and maps which you are welcome to use during your stay.
You are welcome to share our pretty walled garden with decked seating area, table and chairs under a big umbrella for when it's raining, patio heater and fire pit/barbecue.
I run my graphic design business, Dada Design, from home so I'm around much of the time if you need anything. While I love to chat with guests and get to know them better, I'm also sensitive if guests prefer their privacy. We've found texting is the perfect way to communicate with guests during their stay so a verified mobile number is very useful.
We have a Cocker Spaniel called Pookie who is mad but very friendly. She is only allowed in the suite if you invite her!
There is a superb supermarket 2 minutes walk away that stocks a wide variety of local and specialist produce and has an excellent cheese counter, deli section and off licence. Kendal's bustling high street is one minute's walk away where you'll find plenty of shops, a library, the post office and several banks. There's a Costa on the main high street and Caffe Nero is in the marketplace. It's worth exploring Kendal's historic yards where you'll find many of our more individual retailers and businesses.
The market town of Kendal lies just outside the spectacular Lake District National Park, has plenty of pubs, cafés, takeaways and restaurants, 2 museums, a leisure centre with swimming pool, golf course, the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Brewery Arts Centre with a theatre, cinemas, art galleries, bars and a regular live music programme (visit the breweryarts website). There are plenty of places to explore with lovely parks (Kendal Castle, Serpentine Woods and Noble's Rest) and pleasant walks along the river Kent right on our doorstep. There is a street market every Wednesday and Saturday and a farmer's market once a month.
FESTIVAL DATES FOR 2014:
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 August
Kendal’s annual International Festival of Street Arts with the very best performance artists from around the world. (see lakesalive website)
COMIC ART FESTIVAL
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 October
Celebrating great comic art from around the world. (see comicartfestival website)
KENDAL MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 November
The biggest event of its type in the world and the main social gathering for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK. With hundreds of film screenings including high-profile premières plus plenty of speakers and special guests this a must-do long weekend in the Lake District (see mountainfest website).
The Lake District has a lot to offer any time of year - beautiful walks, adventure activities, water sports, grand houses and historic sites such as Hadrian's Wall.
Kendal is on the West Coast mainline (Oxenholme, the Lake District: London Euston 2.5hrs), easily accessed from the M6 motorway (J.36) and has regular trains and buses to Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick and many more pretty Lakeland towns and villages.
We are close to the border with Scotland - Edinburgh and Glasgow are approx 2 hours away by train or car - an ideal stop off point to or from the COMMONWEALTH GAMES in Glasgow Wednesday 23 July - Sunday 3 August this year.
A perfect, relaxing stay from start to finish. We booked last minute for one night and received confirmation within the hour, in fact all communication before and during our stay was very good. The suite is just fabulous and the extra touches such as the handmade soap make it even more special. The decor is quirky and adds to an enjoyable stay, Caryns creative flair is visible throughout the accommodation. Both Caryn and Merv are very welcoming and definitely go the extra mile to make it a "home from home" experience. We were lucky enough to visiting Kendal when the sun was out in its full glory and they welcomed us into their garden for a coffee before we went. If you want well furnished accommodation that is centrally located with free parking, a luxurious bathroom and a great breakfast selection, along with great Hosts, the Colour House is for you!
Wow - thanks for the fabulous review Sarah! Let us know when you've got your place on Airbnb - I have a brother down your way and we might just come knocking on your door for a night or two. It was good to meet a fellow graphic designer Alex - can't wait to see what you do with your place, Caryn & Merv.
We spent a perfect night at the Colour House during the Easter Holidays. My mum and I wanted to take the children away for the night and the Colour House offered us that home from home feeling. Caryn and Merv were incredibly welcoming and made us feel completely at ease, the breakfast and little extras that they had provided really made it special, thank you so much. Steph.
We had the most amazing stay at the Colour House. First of all, Caryn and Marv were the perfect hosts who made us feel so welcomed and provided more than we could ask for. The room itself shows the artistic flair from both Caryn and Marv, it felt and looked like a Dreamhouse. We knew the house was gonna be beautiful (from the photos) but it was the little details such as all the soaps, the hug variety of tea and the snacks provided that made our stay so wonderful. Also, the location is really central with many food choices nearby and also not too far a drive from Windermere.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to stay here and would love to visit again sometime in the future. Thanks for everything Caryn & Marv x
I could not imagine a more wonderful place to stay in the Lake District. A real home from home, Colour House was the perfect refuge from the (predictable) wet British Weather. Caryn and Marv made us very welcome. Design enthusiasts will appreciate the beautiful attention to detail, those who enjoy their home comforts will feel very spoiled indeed. Particularly loved the heated bathroom flooring and xtreme TV screen. Will definitely be coming back!
Just came back from a 4 day getaway in the Lake districts. I don't usually leave reviews but because my stay at the Colour House has been wonderful, I thought I'd share. Caryn and Merv, were great hosts and extremely attentive, giving us lots of privacy and also offering help when needed. The suite is beautiful and cosy and has everything you could possibly want, situated very close to the town centre for easy access to all amenities. Colour House is a great place to relax and also a very convenient place to tour the lakes.
I would highly recommend anyone to stay.
P.S Thank you Caryn and Merv for the afternoon tea, we enjoyed the chat!
The place was fantastic and Caryn and Merv could not have done more - nothing was too much trouble. Think I'm missing being at Colour House now I'm home:( We will be back xxx
Wow it was a great place. We were impressed by house - so little town and so high quality place. Many thanks to Caryn and Merv as the were always ready to help and we felled good in the house. So we had more than expected. If we ll go to the Lakes again - only Color house!
Our stay at Colour House was just perfect! Everything from the friendly communication prior to our arrival, the warm welcome, the beautiful apartment and helpful recommendations during our stay was first class. You can obviously tell from the photos that the place is going to be nice, but it's the little touches and attention to detail that really make this apartment stand out - luxurious toiletries, top notch breakfast supplies, lots of candles, chilled water in the fridge and even ice cubes.The location is great being very central with lots of nice restaurants and cafes nearby. I warmly recommend Caryn's place and hope to return in the future.
The Colour House is fantastic! and Caryn and Merv brilliant warm welcoming hosts. I had a perfect stay in a truly stunning apartment, unusual to find such a liberating, confident and joyful environment full of creative imagination.. this is a special place.
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