Self Catering Cottage in Sedwick, Cumbria
The cottage is split over three floors, with four bedrooms. When you enter the property there is an open hallway, with stairs leading up to the first & second floors and three small steps leading down to the ground floor, where you will find the sitting room, which opens into the dining room. Followed by the kitchen and a utility room, with washing machine, w.c. & hand basin plus an understairs cupboard to hang your coats. On the first floor you will find the main bathroom and three bedrooms, two doubles & a twin room. On the second floor you will find the large bedroom with double bed, plus an additional single together with en-suite shower, basin and w.c.
Sedgwick is a small, quiet village approx 4.5 miles south of Kendal. A historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal nestles on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. Its old cobbled lanes and byways branch off the attractive main street, and the stone ruins of 12th Century Kendal Castle sit perched on a hill with views over the town. Visit The Abbot Hall Art Gallery, its regular collection holding portraits by Kendal born George Romney and works by Turner and Ruskin, with other exhibitions through its links with the Tate. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, as are limestone escarpments for easy walking, offering thrilling views of the Lakeland Mountains, the Howgills and Morecambe Bay. Kendal itself is ideally placed for exploring South Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. With other attractions such as Kendal Museum and the Museum of Lakeland Life, the fascinating Quaker Tapestry, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.
The barn conversion is spacious and filled with light and modern touches, such as a Juliet balcony and French doors from the lounge, yet still retaining its character and charm with beams, oak doors and sloping ceilings. The barn is set out over three floors, the third of which has a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom with views from the window. The lounge can either be open plan with the dining room, or closed off to create a cosy space when the woodburner-style gas fire is on, and comes with a three-seater and two-seater sofa, along with two armchairs. Step through the French doors onto the terraced front garden, which has a patio and a built-in seating area. The small lawn is very private and next to open countryside, making it the perfect place for the kids to play while you sit with a relaxing drink in the sunshine.
Sizergh Castle, with its fantastic interior and beautiful gardens set in rolling parkland. Low Sizergh Barn and Farm Shop is also within easy reach, as is the Strickland Arms pub. Also nearby is Levens Hall and its world-class topiary and gardens, said to be haunted by the infamous grey lady.
Kendal is a short drive away, with stunning views across to the Lakeland hills from its castle ruins. The town also boasts a selection of bars and restaurants, the Brewery Arts Centre and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum. For a truly memorable walk, Scout Scar is situated above Kendal’s golf course, with stunning views over the Lyth Valley to the Lakeland hills in the north, the Yorkshire wind farms in the east and south to the estuary of Morecambe Bay. Windermere is just 30 minutes away where you can explore the town or enjoy a boat trip on the lake. This superb holiday home is in an ideal location for exploring all that The Lake District has to offer, all year round.
“We felt that the property was extremely comfortable and we felt very much at home. Unusually for us we found ourselves reluctant to leave! We hope to return next year. We also liked the fact that the booking days were flexible, allowing us to stay for the days we wanted.” Mrs Murray, Wallasey, November 2015
“The cottage is superb. It's beautifully designed, with high quality furnishings. The space was exactly what we needed for our party of five. We particularly appreciated the cosy lounge area, the well-appointed kitchen, and the warm cupboard for drying wet clothes.” Dr Sharples, Milton Keynes, November 2015