This is a special low-occupancy 40% discount offer on selected off-peak dates at the luxury boutique property One Long Houses, Kentmere in the Lake District. Maximum 4 guests using 2 beds/baths. Stunning views across the Kentmere valley to the mountains beyond. Very well equipped. 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 door.
房源空間 In the words of our previous guests left in the visitors book: "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".
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 woodburner 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 keep it tuned.
The old farmhouse side 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 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 an 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 woodburner for winter nights.
In the main house are 5 bedrooms of which 2 are available in this offer (1 super-king ensuite, 1 super-king with bathroom opposite).
There is a separate utility room with washer and drier, iron and ironing board.
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.
A large fenced garden surrounds the house. There is ample parking for up to four cars on the driveway and separate parking area.
One Long Houses is located in the valley of Kentmere. The road past the house ends further up the valley 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 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.