Resting on a tranquil housing estate just outside of Kendal and a short walk from Carus Green Golf Club, Hawthorn Gardens is a beautifully finished semi-detached holiday home for four guests. This wonderful Lakeland base is the perfect pick for a golfing getaway and walkers retreat combined, benefitting from a beautiful enclosed garden and off-road parking. Spend your evenings relaxing in the attractive sitting room where a 50" flat screen Smart TV with Sky TV will entertain the group with a favourite film or show as you settle on the sofa. Cook up delicious home-cooked meals in the modern and stylish kitchen/diner, with ample appliances to assist the chef of the group and a dining table to come together around at mealtimes. The stunning garden has been uniquely landscaped to reflect the Lake District with a rock garden representing the Lakeland mountains, a dry-stone wall complete with a wooden style, and a stream trickling down through the wildflower garden to the pond and jetty, imitating the world famous lakes in the area; admire all this from the patio furniture as you tuck into meals alfresco or evening drinks in summer. Head off to sleep in one of the two elegant bedrooms, with a twin room home to zip/link beds which can be made into a super-king-size on request, and a master king-size bedroom featuring an en-suite shower room. The main shower room is spacious and stylish, completely tiled with a walk-in shower and heated towel rail. For a day on the glorious greens, simply head out the front door and walk up to Carus Green Golf Club, offering discounted fees to guests of Hawthorn Gardens throughout the year, perfect for golfing enthusiasts. Kendal is a pretty town with cobbled streets and a host of amenities, with well-established restaurants to visit on nights off from cooking, traditional pubs serving refreshing pints post-ramble, and shops and supermarkets for all you need. Walk up to the ruins of Kendal Castle, a 12th century fortress overlooking the town, and learn of the Lakes' history at Lakeland Museum, while The Abbot Hall Art Gallery is perfect for any culture vultures. Head into the Lake District to the quaint town of Windermere, enjoying joyous views from Queen Adelaide's Hill, before heading down to the popular World of Beatrix Potter Attraction in Bowness-on-Windermere. Enjoy a Lakes Cruise or hire a boat to explore the many islands on Lake Windermere and the bays for yourself, going at your own pace in this idyllic setting. Nearby peaks and fells to walk include Cunswick Scar, Whitbarrow, Gummer's How and Orrest Head, while rainy days can be spent at KendalWall Lakeland Climbing Centre, home to climbing and bouldering walls. Explore the grounds of Sizergh Castle, visit The Lakeland Maze Farm Park and discover many more fun-filled attractions in the area. Enjoy a memorable trip to the Lakes at Hawthorn Gardens.
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.