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Dairy Cottage is located in a small village called Skelsmergh, tucked away up a quiet country lane, yet only a few minutes drive from the bustling market town of Kendal and 15 minutes drive from Windermere. 

Skelsmergh is in a rural area with a church, several farms and a scattering of houses, but its close proximity to Kendal means it is far from isolated.

The cottage is situated on the popular Dales-Way walk which offers a scenically attractive route form Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-On-Windermere in Cumbria.

From the cottage it is a:

  • 2 minute drive to Kendal
  • 15 minute drive to Lake Windermere
  • 20 minute drive to the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Dairy Cottage is an ideal base for touring the Lakes and Dales

St John the Baptist Church, Dales Way and Skelsmergh Tarn

has a wide range of attractions which appeal to visitors of all ages. 

The layout of the town is characterised by the narrow cobbled yards and lanes branching from the main street, which are strewn with antique and speciality shops. There are also a number of well known high street shops in the main pedestrianised shopping area.

The ancient ruins of Kendal Castle overlook the town and the river Kent.  Kendal also boasts the largest parish church in Cumbria.

Kendal has much to offer in the way of shopping, entertainment, historic buildings, galleries and museums which means there is always plenty to do (even on a rainy day!).

Dr Manning's Yard, Kendal Parish Church, Market Place, Stramongate Bridge

Cumbria and the Lake District
Cumbria - The Lake District with its spectacular lakes and mountains offers anything you could want in a holiday, be it relaxation, outdoor activities or entertainment.

There is so much to see and do in Cumbria that you will find there just aren't enough hours in the day or days in the week. You can potter around charming Lakeland towns and villages, explore the history of the area at its castles and historical houses, enjoy the great variety of attractions or have some family fun at the many events taking place all year round. Whatever the weather, there is something for everyone.

Dairy Cottage, C/o Tarnbank House, Skelsmergh, Nr Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 9AS
 Tel: 01539 823186