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, DVD player and music system. 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).
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. I love to chat with guests and get to know them better but I am 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:
KENDAL FESTIVAL OF FOOD
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 March
A two day celebration of all things food and drink in Kendal's town centre. (kendalfestivaloffood)
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 picturesque 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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$26 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$617 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2229 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
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.
The Colour House is a really nice place to stay. It is relatively easy to find, but parking is tricky - thankfully Merv was able to assist. The suite is self contained and has everything you need for a short stay. Caryn and Merv were very friendly and helpful and I would stay there again. Recommended.
Fantastic place to stay and excellent value for money. The hosts, Caryn and Merv are wonderful people and they helped me out a lot by not only giving me two lifts (to Oxenholme station and also the leisure center!) but also posting a phone charger I'd left behind the next day. Brilliant location, facilities and I found breakfast first class too. The decor as well is modern, quirky and memorable. I think I've run out of superlatives for this place! Stay there if you can...
Wonderful hosts, and what a beautiful apartment! So lovely and warm, incredible view and you are in the centre of town within a minute. Love the huge bath and Caryn and Merv left us some delicious breakfast bits. Would def go back. Thank you!
Caryn and merv were the perfect hosts and made sure that our weekend was perfect. The Colour house was absolutely stunning and lovely and toasty for a winter weekend. Fabulous and we would definitely go back again!
Fabulous stay at the Colour House which was fantastic value for money. Caryn and Merv were excellent hosts - giving us all the support and space we needed over the weekend. Very cold weekend but suite was perfectly warm (despite beautiful high ceilings). Also really appreciated the info on the area and spots to visit. Thoroughly recommend!
Just wanted to leave a review about Colour House. Caryn and Merv, were great hosts and extremely attentive, we didn't want for anything. The suite is simply stunning and has everything you could possibly want, situated very close to the town centre for easy access to all amenities. I would highly recommend anyone to stay, I will be definitely be staying again. 5 stars
We spent one night in the house on our way to Scotland. It is a great place, very nicely decorated with modern facilities and small touches which made our stay very comfortable (like hot water bottles!). Breakfast was perfect with all the essentials you need. Caryn and her husband were absolutely lovely and we would happily stay again.