Holly Rigg is a wonderful, detached property built into a hillside, just outside the centre of Kendal, offering six guests a fantastic base for a Lake District adventure. Ideal for three couples seeking the excitement of the bustling streets of Kendal, alongside the peaceful and breath-taking landscapes of the Lake District, Holly Rigg offers style and comfort. After taking the external steps up to the front door, be welcomed into the hallway before finding the beautiful sitting room. Be struck by the large full-length window, with a rocking chair placed perfectly before the stunning views, illuminating the room with natural light, before admiring the traditional woodburning stove set within the fireplace, sure to keep your warm snuggled on one of the sofas. A piano rests in here too so you can be soothed to the sounds of gentle music from a loved one, before coming together in the large kitchen/diner for an evening of festivities. The shaker style fitted kitchen houses everything you need to whip up delicious meals, whilst the utility houses the washing machine and tumble dryer. Retire to one of the property's three bedrooms, two of which can be found on the ground floor, each enjoying tasteful furnishings, king-size beds, and one boasting a Juliet balcony, served by the bathroom on this floor too. Head downstairs to the lower-ground-floor to discover the third and final bedroom, featuring a double bed and served by the contemporary shower room, decorated with Victorian and subway style tiling. Enjoy a sunny evening out in the private garden with two patio areas and plenty of furniture to relax on, with a summerhouse too and footpaths leading from the garden gate. Local walks are on your doorstep in the form of the Lake District National Park, with a host of peaks and fells just a short, scenic drive away, including Whitbarrow, Cunswick Scar, Gummer's How and Bran Fell, all providing incredible views from the top, well-worth the hike for the breath-taking scenery. Lake Windermere is also just ten miles away, offering everything from watersports like paddle-boarding and kayaking, to relaxing cruises, to Windermere ferries providing efficient travel between the popular town of Ambleside, Lakeside, Bowness and Windermere. One of the UK's most beloved children's author and illustrator is the focus of two popular Lakes' attractions; The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness, and National Trust's Hill Top in Far Sawrey, perfect for any fan of her work. The town of Kendal itself has plenty to offer in the form of restaurants, pubs and shops, along with the ruins of Kendal Castle and the Quaker Tapestry Museum. Delight in a holiday full of adventures at Holly Rigg in Kendal.
About the location
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.