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The Shippon - Kendal

Kendal, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful stone-built cottage with pretty shared gardens
  • Fresh and bright contemporary decor
  • Stunning Lake District views from all around the property
Property code: SZ517

This charming cottage is perfect for families that want a stylish base to return to after a day out exploring Kendal and the other wonderful towns and villages in the Lake District.

A converted barn on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Kendal, this property is a wonderful retreat for up to five people and one dog. The accommodation on offer is both spacious and charming: a real home-from-home. With stunning views over the surrounding open countryside yet with a wealth of amenities a short walk away, you really have got the best of both worlds here.

The bustling market town of Kendal is a short walk away. There’s a great choice of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants on offer here. A trip to the Brewery Arts Centre is a must for culture vultures and the ruins of Kendal Castle will intrigue history buffs. Windermere and Bowness are a short drive away. Children of all ages will enjoy The World of Beatrix Potter and the new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is certainly worth a visit before you pack a picnic and take a cruise round Windermere on one of the wonderful lake steamers. Nearby Ambleside, at the head of lake Windermere, is right in the heart of the Lake District and has plenty to keep both old and young occupied, or take a scenic drive to Grasmere, home of William Wordsworth and the famous Grasmere Gingerbread.

Why not head south to beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale, a market town that’s a gateway to the Yorkshire Dales? Take in Ruskin's view over the River Lune; to him, there was no place 'more naturally divine' - see what you think! The 14th-century Devil's Bridge is another popular viewing spot just outside the town centre and is an ideal pitstop with a flask of tea.

On the ground floor is a fantastic dining kitchen. Perfect for sociable mealtimes. In 2021 the kitchen was been tastefully refurbished and is well equipped with plenty of conveniences on offer for your stay; there’s a great variety of pots and pans, an electric oven and hob and integrated dishwasher. You will also find an integrated washing machine. The living room is a really “wow” room. Beautifully elegant, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax and renew.

Head up the stairs to check out the sleeping accommodation. The super master bedroom is lovely and light, yet still wonderfully calming and relaxing. The king-size bed is a real treat and there’s a chest of drawers for storage. An en-suite shower room completes the master suite, perfect for reviving tired muscles after a day out exploring. Along the corridor you’ll find the delightful double bedroom and charming single room. Up here you’ll also find the family bathroom; with a shower over the bath all tastes are catered for. Be sure to keep glancing out of the windows on the first floor to take in those countryside views.

Outside you'll find parking for 2 cars and a separate small store room, perfect for hanging up wet walking gear or for storing a bike or two. There's access to a wonderful shared garden as well as your own private patio next to the cottage. Throw open the French doors from the living room and enjoy an al fresco lunch on the patio area whilst dreaming of your next adventure – the lovely view is sure to inspire!

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Wood burner-effect gas fire
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shared garden with private patio area with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome - dogs must be supervised in the garden as this is shared with 4 other properties
  • Small storage room for up to 2 bikes
  • Pub, restaurants and shops 2 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ben Davidson

This property is personally managed by Ben.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Angela 13th May 2022

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Comfortable cottage with all the facilities. Good location and very peaceful.

Reviewed by Rosemary 25th March 2022

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Comfy, clean, warm and well equipped. A home from home. A helpful owner. New bathroom not shown on the website, very good.

Reviewed by Jeanette 25th February 2022

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A lovely cosy cottage in a great spot. Easy access to south lakes and beyond. Very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. This was our 2nd time at this lovely cottage and will definately return again. Thankyou

Reviewed by Ann 12th November 2021

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The Shippon is beautiful. A great base for all areas. We will see you again in March

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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