Enjoy the wonderful year-round hospitality of this recently refurbished self-catering apartment in Selside, close to both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's dog-friendly, with a spacious bedroom that accommodates couples or individuals. Walking, mountain biking and potholing are just three of the many ways to explore the incredible landscape, with local attractions including Sizergh Castle, Lowther Castle, Ullswater and the Ullswater Steamers, while Bowness on Windermere is only 25-minutes away. Kendal is a short drive from the apartment, with an excellent variety of places to eat, drink and shop.
Being protected within both a conservation area and a national park means that the Lake District village of Staveley is delightfully unspoiled. Avondale is a welcoming two-bedroom holiday cottage within walking distance of the train station and the village pub, the Eagle and Child. There is room for four people making it perfect for couples and families, and there is secure storage for bikes and other sporting equipment. Staveley is just a few miles from Kendal and Windermere and ideally located for exploring the beautiful Lake District National Park.
The Lake District is gorgeous. Dairy Cottage is two miles from Kendal in a quiet village with little passing traffic and no light pollution. The two-bedroom holiday home is ideal for couples, friends or families with older children (over ten years). Walking and cycling are always popular, and being close to Windermere means you can fish, sail, kayak, SUP, and swim. Kendal has supermarkets, tea rooms, shops, restaurants and other amenities, and you're close to favourite attractions that include Sizergh Castle, Beatrix Potter World, and Wray Castle.
This smartly presented holiday cottage is convenient for shops, cafes and a fantastic pub in the market town of Milnthorpe, just 20 minutes from Windermere and Kirkby Lonsdale. With two national parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all within easy reach, it's no wonder The Printers Mews is a favourite with walkers, who can use the regular bus system to get from place to place if they don't want to drive to the start of their walk. The charming cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms and has an open plan living area. It suits families, friends, or couples who like the extra space.
Sitting in a peaceful hamlet within easy reach of Windermere and under a mile from an excellent pub, this traditional pet-friendly Lakeland holiday cottage is perfect for walkers and those wanting to relax and explore the Lake District National Park. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A lovely couple's retreat in the peaceful Cumbrian hamlet of Leasgill, within easy reach of the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The pet-friendly holiday home has fantastic walks from the front door - including one to a nearby pub - and less than a 20-minute drive from both Kendal and Windermere. It is available for short breaks (3 night minimum or 4 over the festive season) or longer stays all year round, providing a welcoming place where couples or solo travellers can escape and unwind in beautiful surroundings. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
The serene location of Bridge House Cottage is the perfect antidote to a busy, stressful life. The charming cottage, which sleeps two people in one bedroom and is dog-friendly, is in the quiet hamlet of Garnett Bridge, in the Lake District National Park and very close to the Dales National Park. There are stunning walks and bike rides from the door, with a trail for everyone in every season. Good road links mean that Kendal is only 10-15 minutes away, and you're within easy reach of Penrith, Carlisle, the Solway Coast, Gretna Green, and Hadrian's Wall.
Dating back to 1863, Capplebarrow Coach House is a cosy stone holiday cottage for two with many original features and idyllic views over the beautiful Longsleddale Valley in the Lake District National Park. Perfect for couples looking to tour this beautiful part of Cumbria, climb, walk or just relax amongst stunning scenery. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
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