Selside Hall - Selsed ref: CC129316

near Kendal, Kendal & Area in Cumbria

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 


Nestling in the shadow of historic Selside Hall, built in the 13th/14th century, transformation of redundant Victorian farm buildings has been a true labour of love for the owner and his small team of craftsmen. Painstakingly and sympathetically converted with as much compassion for the environment as possible, this high quality barn conversion offers a peaceful retreat, just a short drive from the medieval market town of Kendal. A short walk to the delightful Longsleddale and Dales Way, Thomasin makes a super base for exploring the South Lakes with the Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales easily accessible.

Selsed has its own garden area with views across Tarns and the fields dotted with livestock to the Howgills beyond. A shared enclosed BBQ area available to enjoy when our Lake District weather will allow .For those nature lovers among you, Selside Hall has an adjacent fresh water tarn stocked with fish and a haven for birds within the grounds – guests are welcome to enjoy a section of this area, ideal for quiet reading and picnics. Attention to detail and great styling have resulted in a charming retreat with much use of solid oak and other natural materials throughout. The open plan living space with woodburner and bespoke handcrafted kitchen offers all you will need to fully self-cater whilst the hotel quality bedrooms with luxurious en-suite on the lower ground floor offers quality beds dressed with sumptuous linens to ensure a good night’s rest.

Selsed can be booked in conjunction with its adjoining property Thomasin ref:129313

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Ground floor

The upside down accommodation at Selsed has electric instant heating and woodburner and comprises:
Rear level entrance via steps into
Open Plan Living Space: with deep cushioned sofas, colour Freeview TV/DVD and dining area.
Fitted handmade kitchen: with range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
Lower Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: King size bed with colour TV and en-suite luxury shower room with under floor heating, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, mirror and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Super King bed adaptable to two singles with colour TV.
Bedroom 3: single bedroom. House bathroom: with shower over bath, handbasin, WC, under floor heating and heated towel rail.

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All electric, woodburner, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.


Off road parking for two cars.
Garden with seating available and shared BBQ area available.
Access to Tarn. Shared laundry area with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer and secure bike storage and washing facilities if required.
One set of logs for woodburner.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3.5 Miles
  • Distance
    3.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.5 miles
  • Lake
    On site

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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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