A converted barn on the outskirts of the bustling market town of Kendal, The Shippon is a wonderful retreat for up to 5 people and 1 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. Winderemere 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 Gasmere Gingerbread - yum.
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.