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The Hen House – Home 6361784 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Hen House – Home 6361784

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Very Good Very Good – based on 46 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A warm welcome and freshly laid eggs await you at The Hen House! A character conversion of a farm outbuilding, the Hen House is now a cosy little cottage located in the picturesque South Lakeland village of Old Hutton. With great outdoor space and ample off road parking, the cottage is perfectly placed for exploring both the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales. Old Hutton is situated midway between the lovely old market towns of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale.

The cottage is surrounded by open countryside and farm land, with views from every vista and great walks on your doorstep. There are grazing sheep in the nearby fields and hens in the adjoining paddock who will kindly provide fresh eggs for you. You are welcome to use the paddock during your stay for exercising your dog, your children, or just yourself!

The owners will provide as much local knowledge & advice as you need, and there is an information pack supplied containing maps, leaflets, walking books and a huge array of tourist information.

The local pub is 2 miles up the road and is family and dog friendly. There's a great outdoor play area, beer garden and you can say hello to their Alpacas! If you fancy doing something a little different, there is an activity centre just a mile up the road from the cottage where you can have a go at clay-pigeon shooting, horse-riding, quad-bike riding, archery and even tank driving! Paint-balling and off-road driving are also available.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is recommended for making the most of your visit to the area. The local train station is only a minute drive and you can get trains to Windermere and The Lakes from here, but to take full advantage of the locality we suggest you need a car. There are scenic bus routes available from Kendal bus station (about a 10 minute drive away) and you can take an open top bus right through the Lakes if the weather allows! We are situated between the Lakes and Dales and the views as you travel around are simply stunning.


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Pets welcome, please advise owner


About the owner

Lesley W.
Average reply time:
2 hours 6 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
19 Jan 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Apr 2015. Located in Kendal, it has 46 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is £516.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Jan 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 46 reviews Very Good
46 reviews

Very Good

“Very cute”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2019

We stayed here over the New years, where we adventured into Kirkby Lonsdale on new years eve, and onto windermere Lake and Ingleton falls on the following days. Great little get away, defo need a car. Bolo (puppy) loved it Greats veiws!

Owner's reply: Thank you for the great review and delighted you all enjoyed your break, including Bolo. Hope to see you again sometime Lesley

“Nice location convenient for Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale and near enough to good footpaths to walk the dog”

Reviewed 28 Sep 2018

Small premises but well-thought-out, fine for the two of us and a dog. Very rural. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Owner's reply: Delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future Lesley

“Cozy and practical”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2017

Sweet little place, perfect for a short break. Lesley was very friendly and helpful and the cottage worked well for two adults and two teenagers.

Owner's reply: thanks for the 5* review and delighted you all enjoyed your break Lesley

“Cosy Cottage”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2017

All essentials provided, with nice touches, especially the little bottle of milk. Very comfortable cottage. Good shower with plenty of hot water. Good base for walking or touring the area. Parking right outside the door. Good pub food 2 minutes away. Lesley was very welcoming, sorry to hear that the foxes had got the hens again.

Owner's reply: Hi Sue - thanks for the lovely review. We've added 2 rescue hens to the coop and they are settling in nicely. Lesley

“Great little cottage”

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was in an ideal location, being only a short drive from Kendal and surrounding villages. There was also a paddock on site and woods nearby where we could take our dog before or after trips out. We would definitely stay here again if we have another trip to the Lakes.

Owner's reply: Hi Katie, thanks for the review, you were great guests. cheers Lesley

“warm, welcoming and wonderful location”

Reviewed 29 Dec 2016

We have enjoyed our few days here and have been made very welcome. Within easy reach of Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale, the wider Lake District and Yorkshire Dales - Lovely walks and stunning winter scenery. Snug and cosy accommodation - most comfortable. Thank you.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again sometime. Lesley

“Wonderful family break”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2016

This is a fantastic, comfortable and homely base to visit areas in the lakes. We were made to feel so welcome and I'm sure my son would have rather stayed with the owners than come home........ it had everything we needed and lots of interesting places to visit nearby.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the wonderful review. You were ideal guests and we really wanted to keep your son! :-)

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Lesley (the owner) a message.

If Lesley (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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