Sedbergh Road, Kendal

Large semi-detached Edwardian villa on 3 floors, with an Arts & Crafts feel. Gardens front & rear. Comfortably furnished family home, with lots of books, games, 2 TVs, Netflix & wi-fi. We`re 10 mins walk to historic Kendal town centre, (crossing the 17th century Stramongate Bridge over the Kent, England`s fastest rising river. Along with the usual water birds its common to see Goosanders and Cormorants and even the ocassional Otter as you cross).
The house has central heating and double glazing throughout. Lounge with wood burner, french doors to garden, and views over the fells. Kitchen with Range Cooker, double doors to dining room. Utility and boot room. Washer, Dishwasher, Tumble Drier, Microwave, Freezer. On the first floor, double bedroom with KS bed, looking out over fells, with views towards Kentmere, twin room, sitting room/study with sofa bed, shower room with WC, separate WC. Top floor, double with KS and views to castle, 2nd double, bathroom with roll-top bath, shower & WC. Garden with sunny shelter and afternoon sitting area. Private parking for 2/3 cars at rear. Sleeps 10 with sofa bed
Children welcome, but no dogs or smokers please.

About the location

Kendal sits just outside the Lake District National Park, (30 minutes drive from Windermere), and close to the West Pennines and Yorkshire Dales National Park, (Malham, Goredale, The 3 Peaks,) and Morecambe Bay (30 mins). Kendal is a charming historic working town astride the River Kent, formerly the last staging post on the way to Scotland before the arduous climb over Shap Fell. Its well worth exploring on foot, with attractive buildings, bridges and historic churches, and a maze of "Yards" formerly used for textile and shoe manufacture running off the high street. It offers easy access to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District without itself being a tourist honey-pot.
We are 10 minutes drive from the M6, (J36/37), and 5 minutes drive from Oxenholme Lake District railway station on the West Coast Main Line, with regular trains to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and the Midlands. Booths, Sainsburies, Asda & Aldi supermarkets are within a few minutes drive, plus artisan bakers, a twice weekly veg market, good fresh fish merchants and traditional butchers.
Kendal abounds with cafes and coffee shops, interesting pubs, a thriving arts centre with multi-screen cinema, a leisure centre with pool, award winning climbing wall, and several bike and outdoor equipment shops, and two ruined castles, one the ancestral home of Henry VIII`s wife Catherine Parr.
The area offers unparallelled opportunities for walking, climbing, fell running, open water swimming, cycling and mountain biking, and inland watersports at all levels with equipent hire, tuition and guides readily available, and the very bold might fancy the Honister Via Ferrata and Mine Tour. For those of a more leisurely disposition there are Lake cruises on Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston and Dewentwater, visits to the homes of Wordsworth, Ruskin & Beatrix Potter, historic houses: Blackwell, Levens Hall, Brantholme, and the Brockhole Lake Disrict Activity Centre. The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick is delightful, and there are open air theatre productions in various locations during summer.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Kendal Lake District (HE40005)

Cumbria,   England

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 10) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Cornwall
Cornwall, Devon, Welsh Coast

Dates available

August 2022 - September 2022

Swap duration: 1 - 2 weeks

Meet the member

Membership expiry date: 30 Jun 2021