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    Wilson's Cottage

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    Property ref: S69671

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    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

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    About this property

    This characterful, end-terrace stone cottage is situated in the peaceful and attractive village of Sedgwick, surrounded by countryside and near to the historic town of Kendal. The cottage was formally a worker’s home, for those who were employed at the village’s manor house, and it still retains many period features, such as wooden panelling on the cosy sitting room walls and original latch doors. Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms, a double and a twin, with pleasant views to the village beyond. There’s also a family bathroom on the first floor, ideal for a long soak in the evening. Downstairs you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen for preparing those all-important picnics, as well as a cosy sitting room with a dining area and a warming gas fire. You can also sit outside for a morning coffee at the front of the property, or dine alfresco after your day of exploration. The location of this attractive cottage enables walking from the door and the Lancaster Canal towpath is just yards away next to the now empty section of the canal. Sedgwick also has the benefit of a good playing field which is cared for by the village as a whole, which will delight both young and old members of your party. Close by is the majestic Sizergh Castle, with its fantastic interior, small lake and beautiful gardens, set in rolling parkland and well worth a visit, as is the nearby Levens Hall, known for its world-class topiary. Kendal is a short drive away, and is often hosting festivals such as Lakes Alive, as well as a weekly market with artisan food stalls. This town is also surrounded by hills, so why not climb to Kendal Castle’s ruins and take in the views of the Lakeland Fells? The fabulous and quintessential Lake District town of Windermere is half an hour away, where you can explore the bustling centre with its many cafes and pubs, or enjoy a boat trip to Newby Bridge or Ambleside. No matter where you decide to discover, return at the end of your day’s activities to the peace and tranquillity of Wilson’s Cottage, the perfect touring base for a family adventure.

    An historic Lakeland town with a fine reputation for shopping, Kendal sits 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. The Abbot Hall Art Gallery's regular collection exhibits 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, Lake Windermere and the wider National Park within easy reach, Kendal provides a superb base for a relaxing break.

    Accommodation

    Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin.

    Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

    Kitchen.

    Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.

    Gas central heating with gas fire.

    Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Tassimo Coffee Machine - which take any pod, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs.

    Fuel and power included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis.

    Enclosed front patio with furniture.

    Lockable bike storage.

    Two well-behaved pet welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

    Note: There is a turn in the cottage stairs so this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

    Note: Due to the direct access to the canal footpath next to the empty section of the canal, children should be supervised due to drops.

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    Nearby points of interest

    • Lakes Aquarium
    • Lakeland Motor Museum
    • Hayes Garden World Ambleside
    • Laurel and Hardy Museum
    • Lake District National Park

    Local amenities

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    • Low Sizergh Barn
      0.5 miles
    • The Strickland Arms
      1 mile
    • Sizergh Castle & Garden
      1 mile
    • Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum
      3 miles
    • The Brewery Arts Centre
      3.5 miles
    • Kendal Castle
      3.5 miles
    • Brew Brothers
      3.5 miles
    • The Miles Thompson (Wetherspoon)
      3.5 miles
    • Farrer's
      3.5 miles
    • The Vault
      3.5 miles

    Reviews (63)

    Emma ‐ 1 Oct 2021
    " It was a lovely and cosy cottage to come back to after a day in the rain! The heating was excellent (although the thermostat didn't turn on one evening, but that was easily fixed with some new batteries). This is an old cottage, but well equipped. We were just a little concerned about treading on the 3rs step up as it felt like it could give way at any moment! And also, our daughter struggled with the taps in the bathroom as they were very stiff (and she couldn't quite reach the light pull in bathroom, despite being a tall 6 year old). Otherwise, everything was great. Would definitely recommend. "
    John ‐ 1 Oct 2021
    " Attractive village with pleasant walks and easy (by car) access to the Southern Lakes and the Western Yorkshire Dales. "
    Ruth ‐ 1 Sep 2021
    " Because it was built in the 1800s the walls are very thick which means it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The beds were very clean and comfortable and there was a welcoming pack of milk, coffee, biscuits, plus a small box that contained washing up liquid, a sponge and a dishcloth. The small front garden is south facing, so it has the sun all day long. Sedgwick is a very picturesque village and is in a beautiful area. There are many easy flat walks for people who can not manage hill walking and Levens Hall deer park which is just so lovely, with oak trees that must be hundreds of years old. "
    Phyllis ‐ 1 Sep 2021
    " Great walk along canal path on doorstep. Cottage nice, very clean and, although small kitchen, had all you need,even baking trays!!! Really appreciated cleaning box. Bed comfy and again very clean. The bathroom was a let down. Although towels whiter than white the rest was very poor. Bath needs a bit of attention possibly re-enamled (if there is such a thing) or new bath. Shower curtain awful. I brought my own shower mat. Shower curtains only few pounds. Blind on window needed to be pulled down when going to loo as faces front. Blind either splashed with paint or toothpaste. You can get stuff to stick on Windows so you can't see in. Bathroom just let cottage down. We loved staying in Wisons Cottage and the area is beautiful. Wee hand brush and customs would be handy. "
    Mr Ryerson ‐ 1 Aug 2021
    " The owner was helpful and the welcome tea and biscuits were a nice touch. We had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed returning to the cottage at the end of each day. "
    Mrs Downes ‐ 1 Jul 2021
    "We would definitely recommend and stay there again."
    Mr Hallett ‐ 1 Jul 2021
    " Shame there wasn't any local shop or pub/resturant. The cottage was not as small as we expected. We were 3 adults and a teenager and found it fine. Would of been nice to have had a lock on the bathroom door and an umbrella for the front patio for when sitting out in the sun. All the little extra were lovely- little kitchen wash pack with sponge, washing up liquid etc, the milk & biscuits and way toilet rolls were made decrotive. All in all was a lovely cottage- quirky and central base to so much stuff around. Snug and homely. Really enjoyed our stay. "
    Mrs Roome ‐ 1 May 2021
    "Parking outside of the property can be a problem, it seems like people park up to go walking. Owner was friendly and helpful."
    Angie ‐ 1 May 2021
    " The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. We also met the owner Who was very friendly i would definitely recommend this cottage for the perfect base to explore the Lake District. "
    Mrs Miller ‐ 1 Apr 2021
    "And the owners thought of everything to make our stay comfortable right down to everything for a cuppa and biscuits after our journey . Would stay again ."
    Mrs Tweddle
    "When you turn up looking for a cottage in a small village, Sat Navs can let you down. So, clear instructions make that last little bit of the journey so much less stressful! ..."
    Mrs Tweddle
    " When you turn up looking for a cottage in a small village, Sat Navs can let you down. So, clear instructions make that last little bit of the journey so much less stressful! This is a little cottage with many traditional features, which does mean that the stairs are rather steep which could be a disadvantage to anyone with mobility issues. Also the lock in front door can be fiddly to open until you get the knack of how far to insert the key. But - it was well heated and had everything we needed. Excellent location to explore the south Lakes area. "
    Mrs Tidy
    " I know I should be "switching off" on holiday but for us, this was a working holiday. In these extraordinary times, we are now working from home full time, so decided to visit the Lakes and work remotely from here a couple of days of the week, and not use up a full week of annual leave to do so. It was a gamble as we'd need a good internet connection to be able to work and take video call meetings etc.. and were most pleasantly surprised by the WiFi being such good quality. Very pleased! The cottage itself is compact and very sweet - perfect for 2, a bit tight for any more but do-able. Well equipped and lots of thoughtful touches which we really appreciated. A perfect break for a few days! Thanks! "
    Mrs Chapman
    "Well equipped with everything we needed. Ideal central village location with several lovely walks from the doorstep. Highly recommended."
    Mrs Atkins
    "Other than that we had a good time, we was lucky with the weather but had that not been the case and had to stay in would not have been pleased with the TV, I think we should have been able to get the basic channels. Mrs Atkins."
    Mr Connell
    ".. The pictures represent it perfectly. Heating, beds, kitchen, furniture and shower are more than adequate, and it is equipped with everything you'll need for your stay... Even two types of coffee maker! ..."
    Mr Connell
    " .. The pictures represent it perfectly. Heating, beds, kitchen, furniture and shower are more than adequate, and it is equipped with everything you'll need for your stay... Even two types of coffee maker! If you're holidaying in the Lakes you must expect rain! Please bring appropriate clothing and go out! There are plenty of walks on your doorstep, including Levens Deer Park, full of deer! ... There are games and cards etc supplied, and a small play area behind the cottage. The nearest shop is in Natland, as stated, a 4 minute car trip. Kendal is 15 mins by car. We will be returning, hopefully in the Autumn, all in all a lovely week... "
    Ms Lewis
    "Owners rang pretty much everyday which was annoying. Other things to note; the gas fire was difficult to light. The cottage in general was ok, it felt very old, dated and neglected with mid- matched furniture. The property also stated that it had ‘free view’ TV but this did not work, the owner rang mid-way through our stay, again, to ask if it worked. ..."
    Ms Lewis
    " Owners rang pretty much everyday which was annoying. Other things to note; the gas fire was difficult to light. The cottage in general was ok, it felt very old, dated and neglected with mid- matched furniture. The property also stated that it had ‘free view’ TV but this did not work, the owner rang mid-way through our stay, again, to ask if it worked. The details also said that there was a ‘selection of dvd’s’ - there were actually 2 inappropriate for children, books dated from the 1970’s - surely it would only cost a few pounds and trip to charity shop to rectify this - because the weather was bad there was not enough to do in the immediate area. It would also be a good idea for details such as postcodes to nearest shops and pubs, these were too far to walk to with children. Taps in the bathroom were also very stiff, my 7yr old daughter couldn’t turn them on at all. The door from the living room to the stairs was difficult to open and close. All in all it was an ok visit, the bad weather we experienced put a stop or spoiled our overall plans, however, the cottage itself did not make it any more enjoyable. I would describe it as an unloved, badly dated cottage in need of some TLC to really make any difference to people truly being able to enjoy their stay. The biscuits and 1pint of milk were a nice touch though! "
    Ms Lewis
    " Owners rang pretty much everyday which was annoying. Other things to note; the gas fire was difficult to light. The cottage in general was ok, it felt very old, dated and neglected with mid- matched furniture. The property also stated that it had ‘free view’ TV but this did not work, the owner rang mid-way through our stay, again, to ask if it worked. The details also said that there was a ‘selection of dvd’s’ - there were actually 2 inappropriate for children, books dated from the 1970’s - surely it would only cost a few pounds and trip to charity shop to rectify this - because the weather was bad there was not enough to do in the immediate area. It would also be a good idea for details such as postcodes to nearest shops and pubs, these were too far to walk to with children. Taps in the bathroom were also very stiff, my 7yr old daughter couldn’t turn them on at all. The door from the living room to the stairs was difficult to open and close. All in all it was an ok visit, the bad weather we experienced put a stop or spoiled our overall plans, however, the cottage itself did not make it any more enjoyable. I would describe it as an unloved, badly dated cottage in need of some TLC to really make any difference to people truly being able to enjoy their stay. The biscuits and 1pint of milk were a nice touch though! "
    Mrs Roberts, August 2019
    " Including a good powerful hairdryer and board games for the kids to play of an evening. Would love to visit again in the near future. "
    Mrs Aveyard, July 2019
    " Very close to lovely countryside and walks right outside yr door. "
    Mrs Long, July 2019
    " Thoroughly enjoyable week. "
    Miss Grierson
    " It would have cost a lot of money to come back from town in a taxi in the evening. Once we realised most of our holiday money would go on taxis we cut the holiday short and left on the second day. The cottage was not how it looked on the picture. The red settee was replaced by a two-seater and two old chairs. We couldn't lock the back door properly and couldn't get the internet to work. There were no nearby shops or pubs. Again we would have needed a taxi. On the plus side the cottage was clean and the beds comfortable and the surrounding area stunning. But I definitely would not go back. "
    Mr Keen
    " Owners, Janet and Alan are very pleasant, as were the local residents of the village. Cottage cosy and comfortable. Highly recommended. Usual high standard that we have always enjoyed from Holidays, highly recommended too. Jeremy and Carole Keen "
    Mr Larkin, February 2019
    " Everything what we needed. Would book again. Quiet location 20 mins from windermere. Friendly neighbours can't argue. "
    Mr Eskici
    "Good value for money"
    Mrs Barry
    " It was very comfortable and had everything I needed for my weeks stay. I would definitely book it again. The only downside was that because of its age, it wasn’t terribly efficient heating wise. The radiators worked well but downstairs I needed the extra help of the gas fire which didn’t work. Otherwise lovely! "
    - Mr Eskici, July 2018
    "Excellent and quiet location, ideal to explore Lake District."
    - Mrs Wilson, July 2018
    "2nd visit to this lovely cottage. Nice location in lovely village of Sedgwick. Great play park behind cottage. Busy through road so extra care with young children!"
    - Ms Bennett, September 2016
    "We rented it for two but the cosy rooms would easily fit a family four. The location is absolutely fantastic. As it is tucked away, you get all the quiet and seclusion you want on a holiday, but are only a few minutes from the nearest pub and only a short drive to a number of beautiful villages. The only complaint we had was that the kitchen was not as well stocked as we hoped. It did not have any cutting boards for which to prepare meat and vegetables on which was a disappointment as we chose a cottage with a kitchen so we could cook on some days. Other than this small flaw, it is absolutely idyllic and I highly recommend it. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday."
    - Mr Brennan, December 2016
    "The owner was also kind to leave us with fresh milk and biscuits"
    - Mr Roome, February 2017
    "There is a very nice farm shop and café 5 minutes drive away. Bob the dog loved the local walks."
    - Mrs Boniface, March 2017
    "We chose the cottage from approximately 6 others and it was just as described. We felt 'at home' immediately on arrival."
    - Mrs Wilson, July 2017
    "making return visit!"
    - Miss Leach, September 2017
    "The cottage was well equipped and was a good size for 4 adults. Although the kitchen is small, I was able to cook some of our evening meals there."
    - Mr Sedgwick, September 2017
    "Does that say it all."
    - Mr Foston, November 2017
    "Walks from the doorstep. Take time to visit the Strikland Arms, which is 5mins drive. Great food & beers. The cottage was pure comfort, warm, comfortable bed, clean & quirky. Well done to the owners. We will visit again."
    - Mrs Hockey, December 2017
    "Within easy travel distance of many popular locations in the Lakes and some good dog walks on the doorstep. We will book again"
    - Mrs Barry, February 2018
    "It was very comfortable and had everything I needed for my weeks stay. I would definitely book it again. The only downside was that because of its age, it wasn’t terribly efficient heating wise. The radiators worked well but downstairs I needed the extra help of the gas fire which didn’t work. Otherwise lovely!"
    - Mr Tennekoon, March 2018
    "The cottage is not too far when you come out of the M6 and very convenient to travel around in the Lake District. The owner did come to say hello which was really nice. She event bought a brand new cot for our little daughter. Everything you need are in the cottage. We will definitely visit again."
    - Mr Mccormick, May 2018
    "The extra touches like tea,coffee, sugar, condiments and milk in fridge showed the care and thought the owners had put into making guests feel very we come. I would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and stress free break and we will definitely use this cottage again. Thank you to owners for making our break extra special and we had absolutely no complaints regarding cottage."
    - Mrs Richard, July 2018
    "The neighbours were friendly and helpful in giving us ideas for local walks and activities"
    - Mrs Wilson, July 2018
    "Nice location in lovely village of Sedgwick. Great play park behind cottage. Busy through road so extra care with young children!"
    - Mrs Wilson, July 2017
    "lovely comfortable cottage, beautiful village, gym equipment in play park behind cotttages. making return visit!"
    - Miss Leach, September 2017
    "The cottage was within easy distance to the Lake district via car. The cottage was well equipped and was a good size for 4 adults. Although the kitchen is small, I was able to cook some of our evening meals there."
    - Mr Sedgwick, September 2017
    "Stayed at this cottage in April and returned again in October. Does that say it all."
    - Mr Foston, November 2017
    "Great location. Walks from the doorstep. Take time to visit the Strikland Arms, which is 5mins drive. Great food & beers. The cottage was pure comfort, warm, comfortable bed, clean & quirky. Well done to the owners. We will visit again."
    - Mrs Hockey, December 2017
    "Great cottage in a lovely area. Within easy travel distance of many popular locations in the Lakes and some good dog walks on the doorstep. We will book again"
    - Mrs Barry, February 2018
    "Wilson’s cottage was quite old fashioned but charming. It was very comfortable and had everything I needed for my weeks stay. I would definitely book it again. The only downside was that because of its age, it wasn’t terribly efficient heating wise. The radiators worked well but downstairs I needed the extra help of the gas fire which didn’t work. Otherwise lovely!"
    - Mr Tennekoon, March 2018
    "We stayed at this cottage last week for a week and really had a nice time. The cottage is not too far when you come out of the M6 and very convenient to travel around in the Lake District. The owner did come to say hello which was really nice. She event bought a brand new cot for our little daughter. Everything you need are in the cottage. We will definitely visit again."
    - Mr Mccormick, May 2018
    "The Wilson cottage was spotless, beds extremely comfortable, clean fresh linen and towels. The extra touches like tea,coffee, sugar, condiments and milk in fridge showed the care and thought the owners had put into making guests feel very we come. I would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing and stress free break and we will definitely use this cottage again. Thank you to owners for making our break extra special and we had absolutely no complaints regarding cottage."
    - Mrs Richard, July 2018
    "It was a lovely cottage, the cookies and milk were very much appreciated. The neighbours were friendly and helpful in giving us ideas for local walks and activities"
    - Mrs Tidy, October 2020
    "I know I should be "switching off" on holiday but for us, this was a working holiday. In these extraordinary times, we are now working from home full time, so decided to visit the Lakes and work remotely from here a couple of days of the week, and not use up a full week of annual leave to do so. It was a gamble as we'd need a good internet connection to be able to work and take video call meetings etc.. and were most pleasantly surprised by the WiFi being such good quality. Very pleased! ..."
    - Mr Funnell, August 2021
    "Quiet friendly village with so many local walks and great places to swim in the river. Loved every minute of our stay."
    - Samantha, September 2021
    "Had a couple of fantastic walks from the cottage, including a walk along the old canal path to Kendal. Only 40 minutes from Windermere where we had the best weather to walk Ali g the western shire to Wray castle. Excellent few days with a lovely homely cottage to come back to at the end of the day with some excellent pubs nearby."
    - Norman, November 2021
    "Wilson's Cottage is a very handy location, just off the M6/Barrow/Windermere junction, only a short drive from Kendal and has walks for the dog along the old canal from the front door. The cottage is homely and well equipped rather than smart, which suited us fine."
    - Ms Bennett, September 2016
    "The cottage is gorgeous with lovely features. We rented it for two but the cosy rooms would easily fit a family four. The location is absolutely fantastic. As it is tucked away, you get all the quiet and seclusion you want on a holiday, but are only a few minutes from the nearest pub and only a short drive to a number of beautiful villages. The only complaint we had was that the kitchen was not as well stocked as we hoped. It did not have any cutting boards for which to prepare meat and vegetables on which was a disappointment as we chose a cottage with a kitchen so we could cook on some days. Other than this small flaw, it is absolutely idyllic and I highly recommend it. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful holiday."
    - Mr Brennan, December 2016
    "We appreciated the welcome Christmas decorations including a beautiful natural Christmas tree. The owner was also kind to leave us with fresh milk and biscuits"
    - Mr Roome, February 2017
    "The cottage is well positioned for visiting the southern lakes and Yorkshire dales. There is a very nice farm shop and café 5 minutes drive away. Bob the dog loved the local walks."
    - Mrs Boniface, March 2017
    "We had a lovely holiday, were delighted with the cottage, it was very comfortable and well located for our needs. We chose the cottage from approximately 6 others and it was just as described. We felt 'at home' immediately on arrival."
    - Mr Lovett, April 2017
    "Great central location for all the lakes, walking routes, sight seeing, eeasy access for shopping and rambling."
    Mr Roome
    " There is a very nice farm shop and café 5 minutes drive away. Bob the dog loved the local walks. "

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