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Kendal, Cumbria

Holeslack Cottage

The exterior of Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The exterior of Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria | © National Trust / Mike Henton
The sitting room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The view towards Sizergh Castle from Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria

Holeslack Cottage

A rustic, light-filled farm cottage on the Sizergh estate

The sitting room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The view towards Sizergh Castle from Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The exterior of Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The kitchen and dining room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The kitchen and dining room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The sitting room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The hallway at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The first single bedroom at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The double bedroom at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The second single bedroom at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The shower room at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The bathroom at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The area surrounding Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The area surrounding Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The outdoor seating at Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The area surrounding Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The area surrounding Holeslack Cottage, Cumbria
The exterior of Holeslack Farmhouse and Cottage, Cumbria

© National Trust / Mike Henton

A rustic, light-filled farm cottage on the Sizergh estate

At a glance

Guests
4
Bedrooms
3
Number of dogs welcome
2
Reference
009030
Acorn rating

About Holeslack Cottage

Holeslack Cottage is a semi-detached cottage with walking trails and cycle routes on the doorstep, as well as views of Sizergh’s medieval castle which is just a 15-minute walk away. It was originally part of the farmhouse next door, thought to have been the dower house for Sizergh.

Downstairs, the sitting room has exposed beams, a wooden floor and cosy rugs and comfortable sofas by a wood-burner. The kitchen and dining room has everything you need to cook and eat together, and there’s a shower room down here too.

Upstairs, the king-size bedroom and one of the single bedrooms have views across the fields to the Pele Tower at Sizergh Castle and the second double bedroom overlooks the rear of the cottage. The family bathroom, with a freestanding bath, is fresh and simple.

Outside, you'll have your own enclosed garden and an outhouse with space for storing bikes.

A ten-minute cycle takes you onto various cycling routes including the Lakes and Dales loop and the Morecambe Bay route. Sizergh Castle estate stands at the gateway to the Lake District, with the southern shores of Lake Windermere less than a 30-minute drive from here. For the nearest shops and cafés, drive just ten minutes into the historic market town of Kendal.

Holeslack Cottage is next door to Holeslack Farmhouse which sleeps 8 people, larger groups can book both cottages.

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair, available
  • Fridge, available
  • Dishwasher, available
  • Tumble dryer, not available
  • Television, available
  • WiFi, available
  • Garden, available
  • Microwave, available
  • Freezer, available
  • Washing machine, available
  • Telephone, not available
  • DVD, available
  • Open fire / wood burner, available
  • BBQ, not available

Location

Accessibility

Daylight arrival advised. Steep track. Parking adjacent to cottage. Enclosed garden. We are waiting for an accessibility garden and photos for this cottage. They will be available shortly. Accessibility questions? Email holiday.enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or call us on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 

Layout

Ground floor layout

Hallway, sitting room with wood-burner, dining kitchen and shower room.

First floor layout

King-size bedroom, two single bedrooms and family bathroom with bath.

More information

Heating: Oil central heating included. 

Parking: There is parking for up to two cars adjacent to the cottage 

Access: The final approach track is quite steep so arrival in daylight is recommended. 

Garden: A private, enclosed garden with outdoor seating.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.