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The Bolthole

Kendal, Cumbria
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hidden Gem in the heart of Kendal
  • Perfect for exploring the Lake district and Yorkshire Dales
  • Shops and eateries right on your doorstep
Property code: 78624

Tucked away in the historic town of Kendal this property is ideal for exploring the Lake district and has everything you need on your doorstep.

Set in the historic town of Kendal this cottage offers everything you need for your break. Kendal itself has a rich heritage along with plenty of shops and eateries to choose from right on your doorstep. The vibrant town of Windermere is only a short drive or train ride away and is a great place to enjoy the many cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. From there you can head down to Bowness, Ambleside or Lake Windermere and take a tour of the lake via the steamboats, or for the more adventurous hire your own kayaks. The Lyth Valley with its natural tranquillity and great walking, you will be spoiled by the choice of gastro pubs and restaurants in the immediate area and is only a few miles away.

Through the front door we find ourselves in the spacious kitchen/diner. The kitchen has everything you require to cook up a storm with an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The lounge is to your right which still retains many of the property’s original beams, lovely exposed brick work and is enhanced by a glass sloping roof at the back, which creates a warm and bright atmosphere. There is a leather sofa and two armchairs, surrounding the flame effect gas fire and Smart TV, which is perfect to kick back and watch a movie. Up to the first floor, on your right, is the first bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower and WC. To the left are the single and double bedrooms plus the bathroom with shower over bath and WC.

Outside you will find a patio area with seating and gas BBQ. There is a parking permit for one car, which covers numerous Lake District car parks. A second permit can be purchased locally for a week.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 Bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 single
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Parking permit for 1 car, in nearby public car park
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Patio with seating and gas BBQ
  • Smart TV in the lounge area
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request

Rob Clarkson

This property joined our collection in 2020 and is managed by Rob.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stevie, 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Nick, 13th August 2021

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We all loved staying at The Bolthole, such a fantastic location in a busy town but so quiet you dont really believe that so much is right on your doorstep. The cottage was so well equipped, nice touches like having dish washer and washing machine tablets supplied, a full spice rack, fresh milk in the fridge and so on. Excellent location for WindermRead moreere and beyond too. Would love to go back sometime. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 6th August 2021

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Its a 10/10 from us. The Bolthole is amazing. Very clean , comfy beds and a great kitchen very well equipped. We will also be recommending The Bolthole to all our friends and family back in Norfolk. .We all had a fantastic holiday. Loved the Lakes. Getting booking now dont miss out.

Reviewed by Samantha, 30th July 2021

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Amazing cottage in the heart of Kendal ! Everything you could need is thought of would highly recommend to anyone x

Reviewed by Chris, 23rd July 2021

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Lovely house in central Kendal

Reviewed by Andrew, 19th July 2021

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Our second visit and we loved it. Well equipped, perfect location, comfortable and a hidden gem.

Reviewed by Kay, 16th July 2021

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Perfect cottage, location amazing as right in the centre of Kendal. The cottage has everything you need. Ive never stayed somewhere where the kitchen is so well equipped. Highly recommend and we will be visiting again

Reviewed by Alek, 25th June 2021

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The cottage is hidden away in a very central location in Kendal. It is very comfortable and all of the furniture, fixtures and fittings are high quality. I was concerned about parking but had no problem at all in the parking area over the road. Communication was excellent. I would recommend the cottage.

Reviewed by Richard, 18th June 2021

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This is a pretty cottage hidden up one of the yards of Kendal in an enviable location on Highgate. The kitchen is well equipped with modern white goods and the lounge is comfortable with streaming TV for those wet afternoons. Three bedrooms, two well equipped bathrooms and the only thing we missed was a garden. There is access to small patio in theRead more rear. Hide

Reviewed by Paul, 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Julia, 28th May 2021

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Excellent cottage. A quirky location revealed a delightful place. So well equipped to a very high standard. This is obviously the owners second home not just a holiday let. Car Parking never an issue on evenings for us and our guest's car. We will be back and will recommend this place. Away from mega busy Ambleside but once through the traffic we cRead moreould get up to quiet countryside. Hide

Reviewed by Doreen, 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Sophie, 14th May 2021

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Perfect cottage for the weekend, with Kendal and the lakes right on our doorstep. The house itself is lovely - very nicely decorated, cosy and well-equipped. We also brought our dogs and there are plenty of green spaces nearby for walks. We'll definitely be back!

Reviewed by Andrew, 30th April 2021

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A well-located property in the centre of Kendal. The provision of a car parking pass was not only useful there but also in local towns. Very clean and well equipped. Comfortable for 5 of us. I would recommend it to others seeking a base to explore the Lake District for a few days. A little overlooked but not thing that worried us unduly.

Reviewed by Denise, 26th April 2021

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Beautifully equipped cottage which was lovely and clean. A really lovely home which was a pleased to stay in. Everything you needed was in the cottage and more besides. Had a great stay

Reviewed by Maria, 16th April 2021

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Brilliant, great place to stay and lives up to its name Bolthole. Convenient to all amenities and shops. It was a real treat. Will stay there again.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 11th September 2020

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Lovely cottage, very well-equipped and spotlessly clean. The only piece of constructive criticism would be, as others have suggested, that blinds are needed on the big window in the lounge for privacy, as well as the two external doors in the kitchen, although the glass is frosted on those. The car park is very close and we had no issues with findiRead moreng a space or security. All in all, a lovely break, thank you. Hide

Reviewed by David, 4th September 2020

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The cottage was Ideal & had everything we have at home. Every appliance was of a high standard and fairly new. The property was within easy walking distance of all shops, bars & restaurants in Kendal.

Reviewed by Sarah, 17th August 2020

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Lovely well equipped property within close walking distance of all the amenities of Kendal.

Reviewed by Alastair, 14th August 2020

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Three of us, school friends in our 40s, had a wonderful long weekend. It is very well equipped, from kitchenware to Wainwright's to maps to herbs. It's location is excellent if you want to be close to central Kendal. Beds etc very comfortable. Owners have thought about all the small things. We really enjoyed our stay and although normally prefer toRead more be more central to the Lakes (eg Grasmere) will definitely prioritise this place whenever we want Kendal or not to be central lakes. Thanks! Hide

Reviewed by Andrew, 7th August 2020

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Very well presented and equipped cottage in a fantastic location. Exceeded our expectations.

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