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Dinny's Retreat Countryside Cottage in Kendal, Cumbria

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Dinny's Retreat Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Dinny's Retreat is a wonderful cottage set one mile from the hamlet of Selside, five miles from Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District National Park. This cottage sleeps two people in one king-size double bedroom. The cottage also has a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Outside there is a rear decked area with furniture and a side garden. Dinny's Retreat is a lovely romantic base in an area that has many attractions to suit all tastes.

The town of Kendal is situated on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. The town offers old cobbled lanes, an attractive main street, stone ruins of 12th Century Kendal Castle and The Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, plus the Lake District National Park is within driving distance.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Lawned garden to side. Rear, private decked area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. Note: This property is set on the edge of a small complex of privately-owned lakeside holiday lodges. Note: Property not suitable for children - max. 2 adults.


  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Miss Hill
November 2015
This is the 5th time my partner and I have stayed at Dinny's Retreat, we absolutely love it. A big thank you to the owner for keeping such a lovely holiday property. We'll be back!
Miss Sides
October 2015
The kitchen was lovely, it had everything we needed and the bed was amazing!
Miss Whitehall
June 2016
Our holiday at Dinny's Retreat was very enjoyable the area has lots of things to do, the view from the cottage windows are beautiful as well.
Ms Meikle
August 2015
Liked everything! Particularly the quality and cleanliness of the cottage. Its location was excellent for visiting the lakes and other things we wanted to do. A very peaceful and tranquil place to unwind.
Mr Burton
April 2015
An amazing place! Will definitely be back soon!
Mrs Jones
May 2015
What a gem of a cottage. It was perfect for a romantic getaway and in a great position for some walking. There was everything we needed in the cottage and we would certainly stay again. Loved the wood burner and very comfy bed.
Mr Bell
April 2015
Dinny's retreat was excellent throughout. Warm when needed and light and airy when the sun came out. The views are tremendous and the whole area serene and quiet. The fixtures and fittings, from the jacuzzi bath to the dishwasher were all of the highest standard. We had an awesome stay at Dinny's retreat and won't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a quiet couples retreat in the South Lakes!
Ms Wang
January 2015
The flat was decorated to a high standard, but with a real homely feel. The welcome pack of information and treats was also a lovely touch.
Mr Foxon
January 2015
The accommodation was excellent and the attention to detail was second to none, first class.
Mr Fellgett
November 2014
The cottage was finished to a very very high standard.
Mr Wadham
August 2014
Fantastic location, very clean and all the mod cons you required.
Mr Collinson
May 2014
This place was done to a very high standard. We loved the decor, the furniture was great and the kitchen was lovely. The views were lovely to wake up to and there was so much info for places to go. The best place we have ever stayed.
Miss Rayson
April 2014
The comfort of the cottage and the well thought out extras such as board games and leaving milk for when we arrived. The jacuzzi bath was an absolute luxury and the huge shower was amazing. Having a TV and DVD in the bedroom was great too and the WiFi came in handy due to the lack of signal in the area.
Miss Hodson
July 2014
The cottage was furnished to a high standard and the decor was lovely - very cosy and I liked the open plan of the upstairs. The cottage was well equipped - oil, washing up liquid and sponge, dishwasher tablets etc. and came with lovely touches such as AA guides to walks, Kendal mint cake, flowers. We really felt at home.
Mr Armstrong
September 2014
A fantastic holiday in a wonderful apartment in a beautiful area and among very charming people. What more could anyone want.
Ms Lamontagne
January 2014
A really great holiday in a beautiful cottage. Plenty of space with lovely furnishings and it all made an overall brilliant time.
Mr Place
January 2014
The cottage was absolutely beautiful, really well maintained. Could not recommend highly enough, I almost don't want to tell friends and family because I don't want it to be booked up the next time we want to go! The owners had thought of so many great little ideas, from having tea and coffee to logs for the fire and not to mention the supplies of Kendal mint cake! Couldn't be more pleased with our stay.
Mr Atkinson
November 2013
The location is a fantastic base for exploring the Lake District. Could not fault the accommodation.
Miss Mccoll
December 2013
The cottage is decorated to a high standard. The facilities in the cottage are excellent, and it is very well equipped.
Mrs Ward Able
October 2013
The furnishings were comfortable, and the cottage was very well presented. The suggestion book was great, and so were all the books, and maps about the area that were available in the cottage.
Miss Carr
January 2014
A super cottage in a great location.
Mrs Low
July 2013
The cottage was done up to a very high standard and provided all that we needed for a short break.
Miss Stanger
September 2013
The accommodation was lovely, peace and quiet. 5 out of 5 for me. Would return and will recommend to friends and family.
Mrs Foxon
June 2013
Superb property, very clean, high quality fixtures and fittings. Lovely setting. Faultless!
Mr Chriss
September 2013
The recent renovation of this barn, is of excellent quality and standard. The quality of fittings and furnishings are top class. Overall the cottage is very comfortable and alongside its quiet location, makes this a very good holiday destination.
Mr Smallwood
January 2013
Everything, we couldn't fault this accommodation at all. The owners were very helpful if we needed any advice and the location was superb!! 5 stars.
Ms Higgins
March 2013
The cottage was excellent, the owners have thought of everything. Lovely cosy cottage which is ideally located for exploring the lakes.
December 2013
Very well appointed conversion, with excellence standard of finish. All in all a very comfortable property.
March 2015
My boyfriend and I hav just returned from a 4 day break and we hav had a wonderful time. The cottage is beautiful and everything u wud need for a lovely, relaxing break away. The surroundings were beautiful and not far from the town itself. We will definitely be returning
September 2013
We rented this property for 1 week in July. This was our first visit to the Lake District and also our first experience of rental so didn't know what to expect. Dinny's retreat is absolutely superb and situated on the edge of a working farm in a peaceful and tranquil location. The owners supplied milk, tea & coffee sachets for our arrival which was helpful. I have recommending this property to friends and would definitely return here if we decide to visit the area again.
December 2013
Lovely accommodation which is well equipped and finished to a very high standard. The cottage is in an excellent location, quiet and peaceful yet close to Kendal and in an excellent location for traveling around the lakes. Would certainly recommend and hope to visit again!
July 2013
This was our first visit to the Lake District & also the first time we had booked a cottage, and we're so glad we did. Dinny's is in a very peaceful location with lots of wildlife and even though it's on the edge of a working farm, there's no disturbance from machinery or anything. It's been renovated to a very high standard and is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners even provide complimentary toiletries and milk, coffee etc., for your arrival. If we ever decide to holiday in the area again we would definitely return to Dinny's.
June 2013
Excellent place to relax and unwind. Very well appointed Good parking Peaceful
June 2013
Well appointed and equipped and very comfortable, no expense spared. Very quiet location but only 4 miles from Kendal. Well worth booking.Will hopefully return and will be recommending to friends.
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