Dinny's Retreat

Selside near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 20804)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Roe Deer Cottages

Kendal 4 miles. These two holiday cottages are situated on a family-run livestock farm, surrounded by rolling countryside in the hamlet of Selside, close to Kendal and the Lake District National Park. These two spacious and comfortable Lake District cottages have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each are furnished and decorated to a very high standard, whilst retaining character features such as exposed beams. Each of these Cumbria cottages overlooks a tarn and has a private decked area, along with a private lawned garden, so no matter what time of day you can unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, or you may wish to relax and observe the local wildlife, consisting of pheasant, woodpeckers and the two resident deer. There is so much to do in the area with a number of walking and cycling routes on the doorstep plus the Yorkshire Dales, Eden Valley, Lake District, Windermere and Ullswater are all close by. The town of Kendal is a 10-minute drive away offering charming alleyways, many lovely restaurants and individual shops, plus Sizergh Castle with its beautiful parkland and gardens are well worth exploring. Heading into Yorkshire, you will find the White Scar Caves at Ingleton, which give an insight into the underground world formed over thousands of years. These two Lake District cottages are a perfect retreat for a couple, at any time of the year.

The property

Dinny's Retreat is a wonderful cottage set one mile from the hamlet of Selside, five miles from Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

This cottage sleeps two people in one king-size double bedroom.

The cottage also has a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.

Outside there is a rear decked area with furniture and a side garden.

Dinny's Retreat is a lovely romantic base in an area that has many attractions to suit all tastes.


One ground floor king-size double bedroom with TV and door to patio. Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden to side
  • Rear, private decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: This property is set on the edge of a small complex of privately-owned lakeside holiday lodges
  • Note: Property not suitable for children - max. 2 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Windermere 8 miles.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

The town of Kendal is situated on the banks of the River Kent and is known as the Southern Gateway to the Lakes. The town offers old cobbled lanes, an attractive main street, stone ruins of 12th Century Kendal Castle and The Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Both Sizergh Castle and Levens Hall with its superb Topiary Garden are nearby, plus the Lake District National Park is within driving distance.