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The Hen House – Home 6361784 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

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

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.

Location description from owner

The England region

An ever popular holiday destination, the Lake District is famous for its breath-taking scenery of lakes, forests, fells and mountains and is the most visited National Park in the UK. All the land in England higher than three thousand feet above sea level lies within the Lake District National Park - it is home to the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, and contains the deepest and longest lakes in England, Wastwater and Windermere.

A haven for wildlife, The Lake District is home to a wide range of birds and the RSPB maintain a reserve in Haweswater. Conservationists believe the Lake District is home to the only resident golden eagle in England. Following recolonisation attempts, a pair of ospreys nested in the Lake District for the first time in over 150 years near Bassenthwaite Lake during 2001. Ospreys now frequently migrate north from Africa in the spring to nest in the Lake District, and over 50 chicks have fledged in The Lakes since 2001.

The Lake District's natural beauty and abundant wildlife has inspired many poets and authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge and Beatrix Potter to name but a few! Beatrix Potter lived at Hill Top Farm in the Lakes and the area was the setting for many of her famous Peter Rabbit books. The World of Beatrix Potter attraction is situated in Bowness-on-Windermere, a scenic and bustling town on the banks of Lake Windermere. With panoramic views of the lake and mountains it is a popular destination all year round with visitors to the Lake District.

Regarded as one of the best places to eat in Britain, the region has two Michelin Star restaurants: L'Enclume in Cartmel and The Samling in Ambleside. In addition, Cumbria has more microbreweries than any other county in Britain!

Old Hutton

KENDAL - Kendal is the bustling and charming southern gateway to the Lake District and home to the famous Kendal Mintcake, much beloved of climbers and walkers. It is an attractive town built largely of grey stone, which has given rise to its nickname of "the auld grey town". It has great shopping, good restaurants, and plenty to keep you occupied if the weather is not great - visit the museums, art galleries, craft shops, leisure centre and Brewery Arts Centre. From the end of July through to the end of August you can enjoy Summer Sundays - free outdoor live music in the Brewery Arts Centre Gardens.

Many of the streets are pedestrianised and in the better weather many of the tea shops and cafes have outdoor seating. As you wander around exploring the town you will find many quaint and attractive alleyways and passages known as yards and ginnels, leading off the more ordered main streets. These alleys give some clue as to the look of the town in older times.

You can sit on the banks of the River Kent and enjoy the peace and tranquility to be found in the shade of the trees outside the Abbot Hall Museum, or take a picnic up to Kendal Castle on the hill overlooking the town. Henry VIII after disposing of five wives in various ways married Katherine Parr, from Kendal, the only wife to outlive him!

KIRKBY LONSDALE - The picturesque market town of Kirkby Lonsdale sits on the banks of the River Lune and is ideally located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and within easy reach of the Lake District. The centre is a mix of elegant eighteenth-century buildings and stone cottages huddled around cobbled courtyards and narrow alleyways with evocative names such as Salt Pie Lane and Jingling Lane. Traditional butchers, bakers and winner of 'the best independent cheese shop in the UK' jostle alongside designer jewellery, fashion and home décor outlets.

You can enjoy walks to Devils Bridge and Ruskin's View (named after the poet John Ruskin who loved a painting of this view of the Lune by Turner, the famous artist) and in good weather you'll see children paddling and people enjoying BBQs and picnics on the pebbley banks of the river. During the first weekend in September, the town hosts its Victorian Fair, now a major event in the North of England. A lively Victorian street atmosphere is achieved with entertainment, demonstrations and street vendors.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Lesley W
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100%
Calendar updated::
25 Mar 2017
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 20 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £425 to £535.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Mar 2017.

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“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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