Bretherdale Hall ref: CC129194

Bretherdale, Kendal & Area in Cumbria

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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Steam Room 
  • Celebration Houses 


Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in a friendly, farming environment sits Bretherdale Hall, a fine example of a traditional Lakeland farmhouse. Surrounded by open countryside, spectacular views can be enjoyed from all rooms, from summer sunsets to spring green fields dotted with lambs and foals. Only 10 miles north of Kendal, Bretherdale is within easy reach of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales and is close to Junction 38 of the M6 which boasts the best UK services with its award winning food shop, providing local, quality organic produce.
Sensitively renovated, Bretherdale Hall has great character with a delightful contemporary feel.  The fittings throughout are of excellent quality and have been successfully complemented by carefully chosen furnishings and accessories to create a truly individual look.  All season goose feather and duvets combined with Egyptian cotton linens and towels will ensure a comfortable end to a day on the fells and restful sleep ready for tomorrow’s adventure.
The fully renovated, adjacent barn now completes the holiday accommodation and the separate spa, drying and games building with under floor heating, create a warm and comfortable environment. The property is designed to enable large groups of family and friends of up to 18, or for two smaller parties to use without any loss of privacy, including the 2 separate private garden areas.
The shared facility of drying cupboards, laundry, spa and games room provides guests with the opportunity to wash clothes and dry coats and boots after a long walk! Separate spa towels are provided for guests to relax in the sauna or steam room for relieving those aches and pains, and use the showers to refresh for an evenings relaxation. The games room is a place away from the house to play pool, soft darts, garden jenga, your own music (ipod docking station supplied in each property), enjoy a DVD (all age DVD library of films) with cinema surround sound, or use the Wii and Xbox games for a bit of family fun.
To complete the courtyard setting is a barn style open bay garage with undercover parking for 4 cars plus an all weather championship sized table tennis table. There is also ample parking for another 6 cars.
The house property also benefits from a wireless Broadband service for those guests who need to keep in touch with their own laptops.
This property can be booked together with Bretherdale Hall Barn (CC129284) to accommodate up to 18 people.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

With oil fired underfloor central heating Bretherdale Hall briefly comprises:
Lounge:  Entered from the front porch into a spacious lounge with large sofas, multi fuel burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace (Initial basket of fuel provided), TV with full Sky HD package, DVD and CD hi-fi surround sound.
Breakfast Kitchen:  With fridge/freezer, microwave, Rayburn Cooker, plus built in conventional electric oven and hob and dishwasher and separate fridge and freezers.
Dining/Garden Room:  With dining table and comfy seating and patio doors leading to the garden. with further seating and table for al fresco eating, a charcoal BBQ is provided.
Utility Room:  With washing machine and tumble drier and down stairs toilet facilities.

First floor

Bedroom 1:  Master bedroom with kingsize bed with stairs leading to a separate dressing area and spacious ensuite with shower over bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
A split landing leads left to:
House Bathroom:  With shower over bath, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2:  (Accessed down a couple of steps) leading to a delightful king size bedroom with high ceiling and chandelier.
To the right of the staircase:
Bedroom 3:  With twin beds which can be made as one king size on request and views over the Howgill fells.
Bedroom 4:  Double bedroom with double bed and stunning views over the Bretherdale valley.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All oil, electric, bed linen and  2 towels per person are provided.   Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. A basket of coal and logs are provided.
The Spa with Sauna and steam room has a set of towels and a secure drying cupboard for each property.Please note these facilities are shared between the House and Barn on an equal basis, a board is kept in the Spa for guests to book morning, afternoon or evening sessions for private use. 


Courtyard setting, undercover parking for 4 cars and an all weather championship sized table tennis table. Ample parking for an another 6 cars. Bretherdale Hall has a private bore hole water supply. A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable one week prior to arrival
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    15 miles

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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

Russell Colman Photography

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

Carus Green Golf Club

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

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.

Museum of Lakeland Life

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

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

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

The Lyth Valley

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Quaker Tapestry Exhibition

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

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 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

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