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3 Courtyard Cottage


Kendal, Cumbria

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3 Courtyard Cottage is situated at the heart of the vibrant working estate and backs onto the famous Sizergh Gardens. It is part of a courtyard which was the castle stables. Sizergh castle provides the backdrop to this cosy cottage which has been renovated to a high standard. Once the castle closes, you can enjoy peace and tranquility on the estate.

Sizergh Castle estate stands at the gateway to the Lake District and is set in 1600 acres of limestone countryside. You can explore the numerous walks across the estate, many with panoramic views across Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. On your ‘to do list’ should be the popular local walk along Scout Scar, a spectacular limestone pavement.

This is an excellent location, very easily accessible from the M6, 10 minutes from the market town of Kendal, when in need of cafes, restaurants and shops. 3 Courtyard is ideally placed to explore both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales and offers easy access to the Winster and Lyth valleys, beautiful areas for walking and cycling.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance through kitchen, hallway, wet room with electric shower, sitting/dining room with solid fuel wood burner.
First floor
3 bedrooms (2 x double with 5' bed, 1 x twin), bathroom with shower over the bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating.

Parking: 2 spaces in front of the cottage.

Garden: Main garden located at the front of the cottage. This is a small grassed area, enclosed by a fence and gate. Outdoor table and chairs are in the outhouse.

Television: FreeSat is provided at this cottage.

Logs: A starter pack is included, additional logs can be purchased on Sizergh estate during your stay.

Offers: Free admission to Sizergh Estate and out of hours access to some parts of the garden and grounds for guests.

Please note: Sizergh Castle is a working estate and tourist attraction and due to the location of the cottage, during opening hours it can be busy.

Cottage details
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Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Garden Appeal
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Doublebed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

The Lake District, Cumbria
Derwentwater, The Lake District, Cumbria  © Joe Cornish

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Spectacular scenery and a feast of local produce to try provides a wonderful way to enjoy a summer holiday, romantic break or family gathering. This is an area to seek out active enjoyment; to walk, climb on the mountains, to sail and fish on the lakes and tarns, cycle or challenge yourself to a high rope walk. For the less energetic who, nevertheless want to enjoy the spectacular scenery, there are some fantastic pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy local, seasonal produce, such as Herdwick meat, Morecambe Bay shrimps, locally made cheese, Cumberland sausage, sticky toffee pudding or a local beer - there are 13 micro breweries in Cumbria. The National Trust cares for a quarter of the Lake District, including the central fell area, the major valley heads and six of the main lakes and much of their shoreline. All of our cottages, campsites and bunkhouses are set in beautiful Lake District countryside.

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  • Visit
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Pony Trekking
  • Walking and visit
National Trust places to visit
Sizergh Castle and Garden
Sizergh Beautiful medieval house, extended in Elizabethan times, surrounded by rich gardens and estate in Cumbria's special limestone country
Fell Foot Park
Fell Foot Park Country park beside Lake Windermere
Windermere and Troutbeck
Fine walking country around the shores of Windermere, including Bridge House and the Footprint Building
Cartmel Priory Gatehouse
14th-century gatehouse of medieval priory
Hill Top
Hill Top Delightful small 17th-century farmhouse where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous children's stories
Townend 17th-century Lake District stone and slate house, former home of a wealthy farming family


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • March 2017
    • Unknown
    Excellent accommodation

    The weather was bad but the accommodation was excellent!

  • Anonymous
    • August 2016
    • Unknown
    Comfortable, clean cottage

    Attractive , comfortable, clean cottage with lovely views and set in beautiful gardens which we could enjoy at any time.

  • Mrs Valerie Allen
    • July 2016
    • West Midlands
    Good location

    We stayed at 3 Courtyard Cottage on the Sizergh Castle estate. It was a good location. We were able to go round the castle, walk round the beautiful gardens & walk to the local pub for meals. We were not too far from Kendal, Winderemere & Beatrix Potter's cottage which was of particular interest to us.

  • Mrs N Wolfenden
    • October 2015
    • Gloucestershire
    Exceeded our expectations

    As this was a newly refurbished property in an area that we used to live that we booked at very short notice it exceeded our expectations and we would love to return and to spend more time there. The cottage was more than adequate for our requirements on this occasion. We did have to spend time working out heating etc as there was no welcome folder and no matches to light the log burner although logs & kindling were provided. Just small details in an otherwise very enjoyable but short stay.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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