Serpentine Rest ref: CC129281

Kendal, Kendal and Area

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Cot Available 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 


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. 

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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 town
  • Shops
    0.25 Mile
  • Distance
    0.25 Mile
  • Restaurant
    0.25 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.25 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    2 Miles
  • Lake
    9 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

Museum of Lakeland Life

Blackwell is an award winning Museum taking you back in time to learn all about the Lake District's past.

Kendal Golf Club

Easily reached from either The Lakes or The Yorkshire Dales this 18 hole golf course has breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and fells.

Lakes Leisure
Lakes Leisure

Sports and leisure centre in the town of Kendal providing everything from tennis and swimming to kayaking and windsurfing at Windermere! Tel: 01539 729777

Low Sizergh Barn Farm Shop and Tea Room

Set in a 17th Century stone barn with a huge selection of food from the farm. Watch the cows being milked from the tea room gallery or enjoy a walk on the farm trail around the fields, ponds and woods.

Climb 365

Rock climbing to suit all abilities based in the heart of the Lake District. Classes include beginners climbing, guided climbing and classes for woman or the over 50's. Tel: 01539 739186

The Lyth Valley

Famous for its damson orchards the Lyth Valley is the perfect place for a relaxing bike ride.

K Village

Fantastic shopping outlet with discounts of up to 60% all year round. Set alongside the river where you can enjoy lunch on the terraces.

Kendal Museum

This 200 year old museum hosts a fascinating collection of local archaeology, history and geology from all around the world. Exhibition, displays, activities and talks are all available with great activities for children.

David Barrett Photography
David Barrett Photography

David Barrett offers five types of workshops suitable for new and existing digital SLR owners from beginners right up to the experienced photographer.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

This is an 18th Century Grade I listed villa set on two floors where you can view art in a relaxed atmosphere. Coffee shop and book shop also on site. Tel: 01539 722464

Westmorland Shopping Centre

This large centre has over 25 shops including some of the leading high street chains. The centre also hosts a wealth of free events throughout the year. Tel: 01539 740060

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition

This internationally created exhibition reveals a wealth of fascinating stories within 77 colourful panels. Cafe also on site. Tel: 01539 722975

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Elephant Yard Shopping

This mall in the centre of Kendal has a great range of high street fashion outlets as well as some great places to relax. Tel: 01539 720170

Lakeland Shooting Sports
Lakeland Shooting Sports

A premier shooting club where you can enjoy Clay Pigeon Shooting in the open. Qualified instructors will guide you through the basics with lessons and courses on offer throughout the season. Tel: 07917205177

Sizergh Castle and Garden

This imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden, which includes a pond, lake and national collections.

Lakeland Climbing Centre

This is the largest indoor climbing wall in Cumbria. There are leading walls up to 20m high, top roping and dedicated bouldering wall. Indoor and outdoor instructions are available. Refreshments, gear and guidebooks are all on sale on site. Tel: 01539 721766

Great Asby Scar
Great Asby Scar

Great Asby Scar is a National Nature Reserve situated to the south of Appleby by the village of Great Asby. For anyone interested in rock formations, it is a good example of a limestone pavement leaving the rough open land with upwards rock blocks caused by the erosion of the limestone.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

Chocolate House

This unique restaurant and shop serves over 15 chocolate drinks and 14 handmade cakes and savouries. The shop has 100's of handpicked chocolates and gifts to choose from and you can also learn about how the chocolate was made. Tel: 01539 740702

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Plumgarth's Farm Shop

Just outside Kendal this farm shop sells beef and lamb from its own farm as well as other locally sourced produce. Tel: 01539 736300

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