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Boutique luxury farmhouse in the Lake District

Entire cottage hosted by Vanessa
12 guests6 bedrooms7 beds5.5 bathrooms

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One Long Houses, Kentmere is a boutique luxury farmhouse in the Lake District in England sleeping up to 12 (max 8 adults). Stunning views across the Kentmere valley to the mountains beyond. Very well equipped. This is a six bedroom family holiday cottage with plenty of separate living space across the giant barn living room, hall/snug, kitchen, gallery-library and sun/dining room - warmed with two wood-burners and an open fire. There are numerous walks straight from the front door.

The space
In our guest book you'll see "great house to chill out", "so cozy", "the house has everything", fabulous house in a splendidly serene location", "beautiful comfortable house, amazing setting", "so well refurbished", "The house exceeded our expectations" and many more similar comments.

We poured much effort and love into the restoration of One Long Houses and were delighted to be awarded Period Living magazine's 'Best Project 2018' award. One day we'll make it our permanent home but in the mean time we love sharing it with guests.

Central to the house is the giant double-height living space with a gallery, with the sturdy roof beams illuminated with spot lights. The room forms part for what was once the barn of the farmhouse. It is heated with a large glass fronted woodturner and underfloor heating, and was restored using traditional lime mortar and plastering techniques. The living room has a large curved-flat screen TV with the usual apps (iPlayer, ITVHub etc - and if you subscribe to pay TV such as Netflix or Disney you can use these apps too). There is also a CD-player quad-speaker hi-fi system which you can plug into your phone or use Google Chromecast to wirelessly play music. We have a CD and DVD collection too. There is also an upright Yamaha piano which guests are free to use. We do try to keep it tuned.

The old farmhouse has a snug hall area with open fire and an additional TV for if the kids have hogged the main one. This is our favourite place to dry out after a long walk.

Next to this is a large very well equipped kitchen with American fridge freezer, three ovens, microwave, induction hob, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee maker.

At the back of the house we tore down a very ugly 1980's extension and replaced it with a light glass 'cube' where our main dining table resides, with spectacular views across the valley and a small woodturner for winter nights.

In the main house are 5 bedrooms (1 super-king ensuite, 1 super-king, 1 king ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin single) and a couple of steps outside the back door is the 'workshop' super king ensuite bedroom with Juliet balcony overlooking the valley.

There is a separate utility room with washer and drier, iron and ironing board.

3 of the 6 bedrooms are ensuite, plus there are two other family bathrooms (one shower + bath, one shower only) and there is a downstairs WC.

The house is heated throughout by our renewable energy bio-mass boiler, with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs. We have broadband fibre-to-the-home internet and wifi throughout the house.

There is ample parking for up to four cars on the driveway and separate parking area.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole house with the exception of certain cupboards used for cleaning materials and spare bed linen.

Other things to note
We list the house for total of 12 guests but please note this is a maximum of 8 adults.

Arrival/Departure is on Fridays. Due to Covid cleaning guests are asked not to arrive before 5pm, and to leave at 9am sharp. While our cleaning team is doing their utmost to protect you, we ask that you think about them too. Please empty the kitchen bin on departure and clear away all dishes/cutlery into the dishwasher which should be left switched on.
One Long Houses, Kentmere is a boutique luxury farmhouse in the Lake District in England sleeping up to 12 (max 8 adults). Stunning views across the Kentmere valley to the mountains beyond. Very well equipped. This is a six bedroom family holiday cottage with plenty of separate living space across the giant barn living room, hall/snug, kitchen, gallery-library and sun/dining room - warmed with two wood-burners and an… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Dedicated workspace
Washing machine
TV
Heating
Hair dryer

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Location

Kentmere, England, United Kingdom

One Long Houses in in the valley of Kentmere. The road up the valley ends half a mile beyond the house and as a result there is no through traffic, and is 'splendidly serene' as a result (according to our guest book!). You can walk up the valley to the north on an ever narrowing path to Kentmere Reservoir, and then on up to High Street (the old Roman Road atop the fells), part of the famous Kentmere Horseshoe walk. Kentmere is extremely popular with walkers, cyclists and climbers and there are walks from the door in every direction.

Despite the serenity, Kentmere is deceptively well connected to the Lake District. Kentmere is halfway between Kendal and Windermere in the south of the Lake District, about 30 minutes drive from junction 36 of the M6.

Staveley is the nearest village, 3 miles south down the valley on the main Kendal-Windermere road. It has a small convenience store and post office, chemist, butcher an excellent pub, the hawkshead brewery (another bar), several coffee and snack shops and a fish and chip shop.

For provisions, our favourite supermarket is Booths in nearby Windermere, and you also have Booths, Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons in Kendal. There are numerous pubs and restaurants within 10-30 minutes drive of the house. You can book online food delivery to the house from Sainsbury's and Tesco.

More details on the 'your stay' page of our house website.
One Long Houses in in the valley of Kentmere. The road up the valley ends half a mile beyond the house and as a result there is no through traffic, and is 'splendidly serene' as a result (according to our guest…

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Joined in October 2020
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Check out: 9:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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