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Serpentine Rest ref: 129281

Kendal, Kendal and Area
3 Stars
  • Sleeps 44
ParkingBy permitGardenPatio
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Set in a slightly elevated position above the Auld Grey Town of Kendal, Serpentine Rest is on the ground floor and enjoys roof top views over this medieval market town and across to the Kentmere fells beyond. A gentle stroll will bring you to ancient cobbled streets lined with an eclectic mix of interesting high street and specialist shops and tea rooms, riverside walks and Kendal Castle, the former home of Katherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII. Just 15 minutes by car to Windermere and Bowness, Serpentine Rest is also a great base for exploring not only the Lakes but the Dales too as Kirkby Lonsdale is easily accessible, just six miles from Kendal.
Deceptively spacious, Serpentine Rest is a home from home, with comfortable furnishings, strategically placed to take in the pleasant outlook from the living areas. The small but well cared for garden is just the spot for taking in some fresh air when our weather will allow but also offers some great views of the Kentmere Valley, the owner having provided a wide range of walking books for you to ensure you get the very best out of your holiday here at Serpentine Rest.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level, has gas central heating and comprises:
Sun room: With well placed seating to take in the view of the garden and fells in the distance.
Lounge/dining area: With feature fireplace, digital TV and DVD.
Breakfast kitchen: With electric double oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave. Door to patio.
Five steps up to the...
Shower room: With cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds. 


All gas, electric and bed linen included. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi available.


Outside: parking by way of residents permit.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960.

Nearest townKendalShops0.25 Mile
Distance0.25 MileRestaurant0.25 Mile
Nearest railway stationOxenholmePub0.25 Mile
Distance2 MilesLake9 miles

About the local area

Situated to the South of the Lake District, and only a short drive from the sea, Kendal is especially well placed to cater for everyone’s holiday needs. Kendal is often seen as the Southern gateway to the Lake District, being only around nine miles from Windermere and around 30 miles from Keswick.

The other lakes are all within an hour or two's travelling by car from the town, as are locations for walks and rambles, both gentle and demanding. The town is home to a fine selection of shopping arcades, can boast two castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, fine restaurants, a multitude of public houses, and views that would please the most demanding photographer including the nearby ruin of Kendal Castle.

The pleasant Lakeland village of Underbarrow lies to the west of the town of Kendal and sits at the foot of Helsington Barrow, a limestone ridge rising to around 700 feet. Underbarrow stands at the centre of a network of roads linking Kendal to Crosthwaite in the Lyth Valley, Newby Bridge and Ulverston and the village of Crook to Levens making it idea to explore all the surrounding areas with ease.

Further west is the small village of Crosthwaite which is an ideal point from which to explore the Windermere and South Lakes area and, with walks right from the door, it will please keen walkers and hikers.  

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Serpentine Rest

Johanna & John Monhemius -

Our second visit to this comfortable, attractive, well equipped, and homely.

The Baldings -

Very comfortable here and convenient for the town centre.

Fiona, Daman &  Ollie Coe And Tilly, Border Terrier -

The house is a perfect base and has everything we could have wished for. Loved dog walking in Serpentine Woods.

Graham, Angela, Freya, George And Sam  Kirby -

Lovely apartment we really enjoyed our stay.

Eric Rojahn & Ken Watt -

Really enjoyed your flat. Plenty of light and nice garden.

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Kendal Museum

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

Johanna & John Monhemius - December 2013

Our second visit to this comfortable, attractive, well equipped, and homely.

The Baldings - September 2013

Very comfortable here and convenient for the town centre.

Fiona, Daman &  Ollie Coe And Tilly, Border Terrier - August 2013

The house is a perfect base and has everything we could have wished for. Loved dog walking in Serpentine Woods.

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Cumbrian Cottages is a trading name of Wyndham Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number 00965389. VAT Registration Number GB 598 2299 77. Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire BB94 0AA.