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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Kendal

The Orchard in Kendal, Cumbria

From: €306 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

The Orchard Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Orchard is a stone-built, 300-year old, semi-detached cottage, located in a quiet backwater of the Lakeland village of Levens, just five miles from Kendal. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, a double and a twin, and also has a family bathroom. Downstairs is a kitchen and a sitting room with open fire and dining area. Outside is off road parking for one car and a lovely, mature lawned garden. The Orchard is a very welcoming holiday base for the Lakes, Dales and the Cumbrian coast.

Area
Levens is a small village in Cumbria, home to Levens Hall with its famous topiary garden. Levens has amenities including a pub, post office, newsagents and general store. Perfectly placed for enjoying the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbrian coast.

Region
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.

Amenities
Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Additional wood for woodburner available to purchase from the owners. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Spacious mature garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: There are several steps up to the garden accessed from the rear of the parking space. Visitors with young children should be aware that the garden is not completely enclosed. Note: The garden of the owners' property next door is open by appointment.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Wootton
August 2020
A great little holiday cottage in a fabulous location.. The cottage is very well equipped and the added bonus of a log burner and garden make it extremely versatile. Even better was having a village shop and amazing playground within walking distance. The Orchard is convenient to get to and perfectly located for visits to Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall. We had a lovely holiday, thank you!
Mrs Wootton, August 2020
August 2020
Great little cottage with lovely garden and everything we needed- wasn't lacking anything.. Good location with village amenities and nice neighbours (the owners!)
Mrs Condon, August 2020
October 2019
Our second visit to The Orchard Cottage at Levens so we knew what to expect.. As ever the accommodation was spotless, very clean. The owners ensure that you have a small supply of coffee, tea and a pint of milk in the fridge. There is also a supply of wood for the wood burning fire in the lounge. We will definitely be going back.
Mr Shaw, October 2019
September 2019
4th visit to The Orchard, absolutely love it.. Lovely quiet location with lots of places to visit close by.
Mrs Myatt, September 2019
September 2019
The cottage was extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean, warm welcome by the owners who couldn't do enough for us.. Thoroughly recommend the cottage.
Mr Orams, September 2019
September 2019
THE LOCATION WAS VERY GOOD ALL ROUND PLACES OF INTEREST WAS EASILY TO FIND THE OWNERS MADE US VERY WELCOME THE LOCAL SHOP WAS 10 MIN AWAY AND ALSO THE PUB WAS 10 MIN WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE LOCATION..
Mr Fortune, September 2019
August 2019
Warm welcome from owners.. Neighbourhood friendly, good village shop. Directions to cottage were good. Good location.
Mrs Egerton, August 2019
July 2019
Super cottage, great, quiet village location
Mr Simpson
March 2019
Lovely location, lots of scenic walks, very friendly owners.. Had a very enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage.
Mr Mickelborough
March 2019
Cottage was very thoughtfully equipped, better than most cottages.. Also cosier than expected from photos, photos of new lounge sofas would be a good idea. Would have been helpful to know the garden was not fenced off from the road - we booked a cottage with garden specifically because of our very energetic little boy but were unable to use it because of the set up which wasn't clear in the description.
Mr Brennan
December 2018
This is our third or fourth visit to the cottage for Christmas.. The hosts who live next door are very warm and friendly and take a genuine pride in the cottage which is very well equipped, as well as being comfortable and cozy. Strongly recommend this cottage.
Mr Hill
November 2018
Great cosy little cottage in really good location, very comfy, clean and well presented.. Information packs on local area, attractions and equipment were very comprehensive. Would stay here again with no hesitation.
Mrs Pidcock
October 2018
The Orchard was a great cottage.. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The owners were more than welcoming and helpful.
Mrs Cowland
October 2018
Great accommodation, was totally fantastic..
Mr Roddis
October 2018
Easy to make a late booking.. Plenty of information. The cottage itself was ideally placed, warm, cosy & comfortable. The whole experience was ideal and good value.
Mr Allan
September 2018
The owner met us on arrival and had baked a cake specially for us felt that was .... The owner met us on arrival and had baked a cake specially for us felt that was really nice of her loved the wee cottage and all the mod cons, excellent wee break
Mr Lang
August 2018
Quaint cottage in a beautiful location on the southern outskirts of the lake district.. A lot of attention went into facilities available, and our only criticism was the poor TV signal. The welcome tray with a chocolate cake, tea bags and milk was very welcome.
Mrs Ballard
July 2018
We had a great welcome from the owners who showed us around the cottage on arrival and provided us with a welcome tray that included a delicious chocolate cake.. The modern kitchen was well equipt and the bed was really comfortable. It must have the best view out of a wardrobe window ever! We were also lucky to have a guided tour of the owners garden which they open for the national garden scheme. It gave us a great base in a beautiful setting to explore the lakes. We didn't want to come home!
Mr Middleton
July 2018
The cottage was everything a Lakeland cottage should be.. Quirky, quaint, peaceful, clean and with a location that couldn't be beaten, if you want a quiet time. The views from the lane and all around are stunning. The owners are very nice and helpful.
Mrs Lovatt
June 2018
Very enjoyable holiday lovely cottage lovely area .. No complaints at all.
Mrs Myatt
May 2018
Lovely cottage set in beautiful surroundings.. Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. A local pub and little store which has pretty much everything you need is close by and very well used. The owners next door are very welcoming and a treat of a cake and welcome tray is an added bonus after a journey. This is our 3rd visit and will no doubt be going back again.
Mr Harry
February 2018
Very good location, kitchen cubboards well stocked and the owner made you fill very welcome nice to be greeted with a welcome tray and a lovely chocolate cake so you could have a drink and relax before having to go to the shops Or unpack.. .the cottage is very cosy it also nice to see that the owner. Has taken note of her feed backs and has acted on them .the owner has also got some games there for your use I think a lot of thought has gone in to this cottage rental by the owners I would certainly book this cottage again if available
Mrs Rigg
July 2017
Because of my arthritis I found the stairs a little steep but couldn't fault it otherwise.. A very pleasant stay.
Mrs Harrison
March 2017
Superbly equipped.. Everything was thought of.
Mrs Harrison, March 2017
October 2016
The Orchard and the owners were all lovely.. There was a freshly baked cake awaiting us on arrival as well as a tour and brief but thorough explanation of the cottage and its facilities by the owner, We mentioned in passing that our visit was for our wedding anniversary and the next day a card had been posted for us. Very pleased with our stay and would definitely look at booking again in the future.
Mr Douglas, October 2016
September 2016
My husband and I have absolutely nothing negative to convey relating to this perfect weeks holiday in the Lake District (including fine weather).. The warm welcome at "The Orchard" by Mrs Shirley Band was much appreciated, showing us over the property and answering our many questions. Our first impressions of the accommodation was that it would suit us admirably, and so it proved to be. Quiet, all-round comfort, including lovely beds (good night's sleep assured). Obviously much thought had been given to the accommodation including all necessary appliances. The location, in order to explore the stunning Lake District area, could not have been better. On most occasions, we drove the short distance to Windermere, where we parked for free all day in a convenient side street, using our Concessionary Travel Bus Passes to explore its many attractive locations - particularly great for the car driver who would have normally missed so much of the areas outstanding panorama. In closing, mustn't forget to mention the Welcome Tray presented at the time of our arrival, including a large scrumptious chocolate cake, a slice a day for each of us, lasting for quite a while. Overall, a memorable holiday in every respect. Should we ever return to the Lake District, if available, "The Orchard" would be our preferred accommodation. If not, Sykes would be our choice to select a comfortable holiday cottage.
Mrs Sherren, September 2016
September 2016
A superb cottage the next door owners were delightful will definitely the book next year maybe twice
Mr Selby, September 2016
September 2016
Not informed of "trip point" in sitting/dining area.. Maybe because floor appears flat, covered in same coloured carpet, but in fact there is a step of approx 2 inches. Could be a serious problem for the visually impaired customer. Otherwise a well presented, comfortable, well equipped property
Mrs Lintin, September 2016
August 2016
The best prepared holiday let we've been too.. It was the little things such as having plenty of cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses, Tupperware, cooking and cleaning equipment which made a big difference. We have small children who rose with the sun, so could have done with blackout blinds/curtains in the bedrooms. The fresh baked cake, tea and milk on arrival were a nice touch and visiting the owners garden was also lovely. The village shop was good, small but had some options for people with dietary needs such as Gluten Free bread or diabetic treats. A decent holiday cottage and location for our first visit to the lake district.
Mr Kirby, August 2016
August 2016
Very cosy well appointed cottage , clean , attention to detail throughout the cottage excellent ,ideally placed in between the lakes and the Yorkshire dales.. Very friendly and unobtrusive owner , had a very nice holiday and would thoroughly recommend the orchard.....
Deane
July 2016
The cottage was peaceful, clean and well equipped. The owners, although living next door, were helpful but not intrusive. The cottage is well placed for all the local attractions, and the pub serves excellent food at all hours, and is family friendly. Should the occasion arise, we would have no hesitation in staying at The Orchard again.
Mr Field, August 2016
July 2016
The cottage was peaceful, clean and well equipped.. The owners, although living next door, were helpful but not intrusive. The cottage is well placed for all the local attractions, and the pub serves excellent food at all hours, and is family friendly. Should the occasion arise, we would have no hesitation in staying at The Orchard again.
Mrs Chesney
April 2015
A lovely cosy cottage in quiet location. Had a very well equipped kitchen and was clean throughout.
Deane, July 2016rt
April 2015
A lovely cosy cottage in quiet location.. Had a very well equipped kitchen and was clean throughout.
Mrs Jolliffe
November 2014
A lovely cosy cottage very warm and comfortable.
Mr Finch
November 2014
The cottage was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed.
Mrs Chesney, April 2015
November 2014
The cottage was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed..
Mr Miskelly
October 2014
What a great little cottage in a quiet peaceful location which is just what we were looking for after a very hectic few months at home. So relaxing and peaceful that we wished we had booked to stay longer . The welcoming gift of a cake and materials to make drinks was most appreciated. I think we will most certainly consider the cottage again next year sometime.
Mr Finch, November 2014
October 2014
A lovely cosy cottage very warm and comfortable..
Mrs Jolliffe, October 2014
September 2014
What a great little cottage in a quiet peaceful location which is just what we were looking for after a very hectic few months at home.. So relaxing and peaceful that we wished we had booked to stay longer . The welcoming gift of a cake and materials to make drinks was most appreciated. I think we will most certainly consider the cottage again next year sometime.
Mrs Goodey
July 2014
Beautiful cottage with a very warm welcome from the owners. Left us milk and a wonderful chocolate cake to get us started. View was spectacular.
Mr Miskelly, September 2014
July 2014
Beautiful cottage with a very warm welcome from the owners.. Left us milk and a wonderful chocolate cake to get us started. View was spectacular.
Mr Bradburn
June 2014
It was made very relaxing by virtue of having well kept, clean accommodation.
Mrs O'brien
June 2014
A lovely comfortable cottage and a great base for exploring The Lake District. This property also has a lovely garden with sun all day. Owners very friendly and helpful. We would recommend.
Mrs Goodey, July 2014
June 2014
A lovely comfortable cottage and a great base for exploring The Lake District.. This property also has a lovely garden with sun all day. Owners very friendly and helpful. We would recommend.
Mr Wright
April 2014
A charming cottage with a very nice and helpful owner.
greenreflex
April 2014
This lovely little cottage was a real find in a small village. Location just off the M6, but far enough away not to be bothered by it. Allowed access to all areas of the Lake District, a wonderful location. The locals were very friendly, as were the owners who made us very welcome, nothing was to much trouble for them. We found that the BT hub didn't work but they were in communications with BT for a resolution. We also felt that having to leave at 10am, was a little early but otherwise no other complaints, a truly lovely little place. We would definitely visit again.
Mrs O'brien, June 2014
April 2014
A charming cottage with a very nice and helpful owner..
Mrs Stephens
March 2014
The cottage was lovely, cosy and warm. The log burner was a great feature. The owner has added some thoughtful touches. We had a wonderful week and will hopefully book again.
Mr Wright, April 2014
February 2014
The cottage was lovely, cosy and warm.. The log burner was a great feature. The owner has added some thoughtful touches. We had a wonderful week and will hopefully book again.
Mrs Stephens, February 2014
February 2014
It was made very relaxing by virtue of having well kept, clean accommodation..
Guest
January 2014
Very convenient for all the south and western Lake District. A well stocked shop in the village with friendly pub and really excellent shopping in nearby Milnthorpe - - a superb butchers there!!
Guest
January 2014
The cottage went above and beyond our expectations.. A lovely village, and easy access to the lakes.
Mrs Lawton
December 2013
The cottage went above and beyond our expectations. A lovely village, and easy access to the lakes.
Murray L
December 2013
What a delightful little cottage, with absolutely all the amenities one could wish for, plus a host and hostess who couldn't do enough for us. The welcome cake and drinks were the icing on the cake. Location was fantastic, with so many activities and attractions within minutes of the cottage. Even the trip up to Beatrix Potter's home was not a long drive. Very happy to recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice little bolt hole".
Mrs Barber
October 2013
Difficult to improve on perfection. The owners attention to detail was excellent.
Mrs Bethell
October 2013
We really enjoyed everything we experienced. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The holiday matched everything described about the site.
Mrs Lawton, December 2013
October 2013
Difficult to improve on perfection.. The owners attention to detail was excellent.
Mrs Barber, October 2013
October 2013
We really enjoyed everything we experienced.. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The holiday matched everything described about the site.
Mr Lennox
September 2013
Wonderful accommodation all round.
Mr Lennox
September 2013
Just everything we could wish for!
Mrs Bethell, October 2013
September 2013
Wonderful accommodation all round..
Mrs Cable
February 2013
Good position from which to explore the southern and central Lakes to enjoy lots of walking.
Mr Lennox, September 2013
February 2013
Good position from which to explore the southern and central Lakes to enjoy lots of walking..
Guest
December 2012
We had a lovely week's stay in this cottage which was ideal for my wife and I. The cottage was ideally situated for the area around Windermere and nearby Kendal. Furthermore it was clean and tidy and in a quiet area of the village-would certainly recommend if you wanted to visit this part of the Lake Distrct
Guest
December 2012
Good location easy to get to from the motorway and main roads.. Love the log fire. Kitchen very well equipped.
Mr Wood
October 2012
Good location easy to get to from the motorway and main roads. Love the log fire. Kitchen very well equipped.
Mr Lynch
September 2012
Excellent venue for proximity to the Lakes and surrounding area.
Mr Wood, October 2012
September 2012
Excellent venue for proximity to the Lakes and surrounding area..
Mr Steer
July 2012
The property is in a lovely position. It was good to have the owners next door to go to with any queries.
Miss Woodbridge
July 2012
We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and being able to watch the beautiful sunsets from the property. We will definitely be returning.
Mr Lynch, September 2012
June 2012
The property is in a lovely position.. It was good to have the owners next door to go to with any queries.
Mr Steer, June 2012
May 2012
We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and being able to watch the beautiful sunsets from the property.. We will definitely be returning.
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