2 km from the historic market town of Kendal and 10-15 minutes by car to Windermere. Situated on the edge of the Lythe Valley near Underbarrow village, guests can enjoy doorstep access to Cunswick Fell and Scout Scar.
A quiet location where you will be woken by birdsong, our house is a haven of tranquility yet only a 2 minute drive from the bustle of Kendal town.
This week we are having a fantastic cold snap! The fells and the roads are quiet. I had a fabulous day out in Langdale today where the scenery was breathtaking. I popped into the Three Shires at Little Langdale for hot chocolate by the fire and then headed back to Skelwith Bridge where I indulged in a coffee and fabulous cake by the river at Chesters.
This time of year in the Lakes is a must! Quiet, good weather, light until 5pm and lots of fab places to eat and drink without crowds of people to contend with.
Back home to the comfort of the 2 log burners and sleepy cats. A hot soak, a tasty supper and music/ books/ something good on iplayer/ or down to the local pub 2 miles away at Underbarrow to enjoy their log fire instead! Tempting as they provide a free ride home for patrons who live within a 4 mile radius. Perfect!
Well what are you waiting for.... Book now!
Oh... I also have a beauty and massage business at home so can provide a spa experience as well.
Use of the spacious lounge, use of the kitchen to make snacks/drinks, use of the garden which has several private seating areas. Please note: guests are not allowed to cook elaborate meals but are welcome to bring take aways or heat food in the Aga/ microwave.
I sometimes provide a hot evening meal for a small donation. Prior notice is generally needed.
I provide a breakfast of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, artesan bread/ croissants and a selection of teas. Also coffee and fruit juice.
Interaction with Guests
I am often home but may be in another part of the house. I love meeting people and I'm happy to chat and answer questions about the area. I provide maps, books, walking guides and visitor guides for the numerous activities and sight seeing opportunities in the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales National parks.
Beautiful countryside with lovely views of the national park yet close to many cultural amenities such as theatre, cinema, street festivals, Kendal Mountain Festival, country fairs and plenty of restaurants and bars. Kendal, Ambleside, Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale all have interesting small shops.
We are not on a bus route so it is essential that guests have a car. The public transport in The Lake District is expensive and a car is necessary to get to and from Kendal and necessary if you want to visit the quieter, more remote and less touristy areas.
There is a small train line from Kendal station to Windermere. The Mountain Goat bus company based in Windermere is also a good service.
Mountain Bikes can be hired in Stavely and Windermere.
Other Things to Note
We have two friendly cats who live in the house.
We also have a couple of hens.
We are sure that our guests will respect our home by ensuring that they behave considerately.
I thought that the welcome received from Susan was the best thing about the stay. She was lovely, we arrived late at night to tea and toast. yummy. Lovely place, bed fantastic, and breakfast so yummy. I'm going to have the same at home now.
The actual area where Susan's house is was just gorgeous. Our room was delightful, so convenient and the bed was just great. Lovely bedding and towels left for us. Nothing was too much trouble, we were just delighted with the whole thing.
We had wonderful stay in Susan's house! Susan is a wonderful host, she made tea for us when we just arrived, and gave us very useful information about the lakes. Beside those, she was really kind and friendly, when our car was locked in the car park, she came to pick up us, and sent us to the car park next morning! She even brought us to a local pub and had some drink with us, it was lovely. The house itself was so beautiful and cozy, with two cats and fireplaces, it was like a heaven to us. And the location was great, just few minutes drive to Kendal, and behind the house is a small hill, you can have a walk and view all the town from the there. By the way, we love those two cats so much, they were so cute and so close to people, we couldn't help but kept lying on the living room floor and playing with them, they made our nights there more wonderful.
Susan was a most gracious host; she made me feel completely welcome and at home, yet not smothering. Her home is immaculate and cosy, I felt more like I was at a spa than a bnb! Comfy double bed with crisp white linens, huge hot bubble baths, great power shower and a big fluffy towel, spacious living room with toasty fire - I felt thoroughly spoilt by the end of my three night stay!
I had a great relaxing stay here. Very peaceful area. Comfy room and Susan made me feel welcome. Thanks
Susan was fantastic from the time we came up the driveway! She had the kettle on, the fire burninb to warm the house and we chatted about what Kendal had to offer us during the visit. She then showed us in a great walk about 10 metres from her house which takes in the surrounding Fells and the most amazing views! Susan made our stay feel like we were visiting old friends. It was very enjoyable, extremely relaxed and Susan went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She is a great person whom I know I'll stay in touch with and will most definitely return to stay in the most beautiful part if the world with an amazing hostess.
Many thanks Susan for the chats, the walk, the fantastic breakfast and the great ideas for our onward journey and the DVD. Best wishes for the future, I'll be in touch shortly.
PS the turkish baths were amazing as was the tea at Bettys.
Very nice and clean room. Susan is a very friendly host. The room is outside of town center, if you drive, Susan's place is very good for you to visit the Lake District.
Susan was a very considerate and welcoming host. She provided hot drinks on arrival and gave us a lift into the town centre (if you want to get to the centre you can get there with a short £5 taxi ride - walking's not really advisable). The house itself is large, light, and airy, with a lovely back garden and attractive views of the countryside. Our room was quiet, tastefully decorated, and the bed was very comfortable. Susan was open, friendly, and approachable, but not intrusive - she had just the right manner. We had a super break - thank you, Susan.
I enjoy travelling and meeting new people from all over the world. Having travelled extensively I would like to reciprocate the warm hospitality I have received and share my extensive knowledge of the beautiful Lake District.