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Richmond

Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041492)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Kevin

    “The house was beautiful and quiet.”

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    The main room was stunning and the bedrooms were all a good size. Good range of kitchen utensils and the sound system was a nice touch. We enjoyed staying at the house but as feedback and what would have improved our experience and make us want to return - It would have been really helpful to have a tumble dryer or in the very least a proper airer. The white spindly one provided was of no use at all. The Lakes obviously get very wet and muddy and we don’t want to take home cases of messy clothes. The iron was huge and the ironing board the smallest I have ever seen making it an awful combination to use! The main bathroom needs to be cleaned properly. The sealant on the outside bottom of the shower tray was filthy as was the grouting of the tiles on the floor by the toilet which was very off putting! The carpets and rug all need cleaning as they were quite dirty with patches of things spilt on them, particularly the main bedroom. I appreciate they are a difficult colour to keep clean but dirty carpets do not put the property in a luxury category. Lakelovers need to make it clear in the description that the ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom opens on to the kitchen as this was quite a surprise! For anyone in the main bedroom who needs to get up in the night it is quite a journey and wouldn’t suit everyone’s needs so maybe needs to be made clearer. There is a large rat that is either living in the broken drain at the side of the house or is coming to feed from things spilt from the upstairs neighbours bird feeder which we saw each morning. I appreciate this is the countryside but as someone with a phobia of rats this along with the supply of mouse traps and mouse poison in the store cupboard made me worry that they would also be in the house. I have never stayed in a property before which has had mouse traps. Maybe they would be best stored elsewhere?

    - Kevin, June 2022

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The property

Located on the south east corner of the Lake District national park, just a ten minute drive from Windermere, five minutes from the market town of Kendal and less than half an hour from the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond is the eastern wing of the magnificent Bannel Head House, a stunning Victorian country residence built in 1900. The duplex apartment is made up of the largest part of this well-proportioned and luxurious property and includes the original drawing room with fine oak panelling and doors, deep skirtings, ornate mouldings and cornices, a beautiful feature fire place, Arts and Crafts finishes and a spectacular oak staircase. Richmond is a fantastic property for friends and family to gather and to celebrate in spectacular surrounding or to simply relax and unwind all within easy reach of beautiful villages, popular traditional country pubs, fantastic walks for all and a wealth of Lakeland attractions all awaiting to be discovered. The market town of Kendal offers great shopping, a great choice of restaurants and bistros and the popular Brewery Art Centre with a packed programme offering something for everyone. Crossing the valley to the east of the River Kent and the scenery starts to change and you will find yourself quickly in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales all waiting to be explored. == Accommodation In Detail Entering through the original front door to Bannel Head House at the rear of the property, you will already be in awe of this spectacular property but step inside and you will immediate see what makes this property special. The lounge is simply breath-taking with so many original features to draw the eye and a great feeling of space with light flooding into the room through the large leaded windows overlooking the garden, exquisite panelling, original feature fireplace and stunning oaks staircase. The lounge is furnished with comfortable sofas and a large family dining table, ideal for a celebration dinner. In contrast to the lounge, the kitchen is cool and contemporary with integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and complemented by an electric hob and double oven. Also included is handy breakfast table for slightly less formal dining! Richmond offers three bedrooms. The luxurious master bedroom is on the ground floor and overlooks the garden. Finished in white with antique French furniture, this room is bright and airy and is certainly spacious and offers a beautiful haven at the end of the day. Also on the ground floor is a second kingsize bedroom, again with garden view. Both bedrooms are served by a luxurious family bathroom, with feature bath, shower cubicle with massage shower, basin and wc. This bathroom is “Jack and Jill” style and has two doors, one to the second bedroom and one to access the rest of the ground floor. Climbing the imposing staircase to the first floor, there is a third bedroom; a king size with beautiful views across the surrounding countryside, a walk in wardrobe and luxurious ensuite shower room. Accessed from the driveway, Richmond, offers a small garden/sun room; the idea spot to enjoy a good book or the morning paper. The property is set in four acres of shared, mature formal gardens and includes a patio area adjacent to the sun room with patio furniture overlooking the gardens. Richmond offers quality accommodation, beautiful surrounding and is simply a stunning Victorian property with all the features to offer a memorable holiday, whatever the occasion. Location For a truly relaxing holiday in the Lake District, this self-catering property on the edge of the Lyth Valley is ideal. Only 10 minutes from Windermere and Bowness, 5 minutes from Kendal and twenty minutes from the Yorkshire Dales you'll find something for everyone. The Gateway Inn and the Plumgarths food centre with farm shop, bakery and popular café are an easy five-minute walk away. The Lyth Valley is located to the east of Lake Windermere, overlooked by the famous Lake District walks on Scout Scar and Whitbarrow Scar. The sheltered valley is famous for its damson orchards, which give rise to gorgeous white blossom in spring. The landscapes are scattered with country homes and rural Lake District cottages, as well as a choice of several acclaimed Lake District country pubs, such as The Punch Bowl at Crosthwaite and the Mason's Arms at Strawberry Bank. A romantic walk nearby is the ascent of Gummers How, which offers simply wonderful views of Lake Windermere from the top. The Cartmel Fell tarns walk is also a lovely afternoon's worth, starting at Bowland Bridge's historic church. The popular foodie villages of Cartmel and Kirkby Lonsdale are both within easy reach offering fine local artisan foods and award winning restaurants. Cross the valley and you are into the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines with beautiful villages, rolling moors and cascading waterfalls.

Summary

  • Over 2 floors, 3 x bedrooms; 2 x king size, 1 x king size with en suite, family bathroom, large lounge / dining room, modern kitchen, garden / sun room, gardens, furnished patio and private parking.
  • The east wing of a stunning Lakeland residence, Beautiful countryside views, Large Sofas, Feature working fireplace, Large flat screen TV, Large antique oak dining table, Feature oak staircase, Beautiful traditional oak panelling, Contemporary kitchen, Electric hob, Electric double oven, Microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer, Washing machine, Breakfast table, Garden room, Gas central heating, Garden with patio area, Outdoor furniture, Parking for 2/3 cars, Sorry no pets, Wifi, Sonos stereo system, Bed linen and towels provided.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

KENDAL

Windermere 8 miles.

A historic market 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.

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