|The Glen, The Guesthouse Under "the Helm" Kendal The Glen, The Guesthouse Under "the Helm", Oxenholme, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7RF|
"The Helm is a family concern with an excellent reputation for friendly service and large freshly cooked breakfasts. It is situated in its own grounds in a quiet location on the outskirts of Kendal."
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|We are 2 miles from the centre of Kendal in South Cumbria, 8 miles from Lake Windermere, central for touring the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and are within a short walking distance of the main line Oxenholme station and within easy reach of the M6. There is ample parking.|
The Glen was built in 1887 (for the Station Master of Oxenholme Railway Station) and has been extended to provide exceptionally spacious en-suite bathrooms to all rooms, which are individually decorated.
The Glen offers easy chairs and colour TV and DVD/Video in each room (DVD and videos available on free loan, over 100 titles to choose from). All of which are centrally heated throughout with thermostats. Tea & coffee facilities are supplied in each room.
All rooms are non-smoking.
Breakfast is served in the dining room and consists of fruit, cereals and juice then the freshly cooked full English Breakfast of your choice which includes locally produced sausage and free range eggs (vegetarians can be catered for) as much tea, coffee and toast as you wish.
Being within easy reach of the M6 Motorway gives access to the Yorkshire Dales. Carlisle 50 miles, then into Scotland Blackpool and the Fylde Coast approximately 45 miles.
We are a non-smoking establishment.
Ground Floor Suite Bedroom
Ground Floor Suite
Luxury Suite Bathroom
A short history of Kendal
The largest town in Cumbria and the adminstrative centre of the county, Kendal and its people have a rich and varied history. The earliest records show the records of Kentdale being granted to Ivo de Taillebois by William Rufus in 1007. In 1189 The Barony of Kendal was granted to Gilbert Fitz-Reinfred and the town was granted a Saturday market day by King Richard I.
Around this time, many English border towns were subject to attack by the Scots and Kendal was no exception. These raids led to the building of Kendal castle. King John visited the castle in 1206 as a guest of Gilbert Fitz-Reinford, but some nine years later Gilbert rose with other Barons against the King and forced the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215.
Probably the most famous resident of Kendal Castle was Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII's six wives, who was born in the castle in 1512. A year later the famous Kendal bowmen fought in the Battle of Flodden Field.
The skills of the Kendal archers have also been documented at other battles, notably Crecy and Agincourt. In 1553, the castle was partially destroyed on Royal orders, but later Queen Elizabeth I reinstated the natural heir, the Marquis of Northampton. After his death, the Barony returned to the Crown and since 1784 the title has been connected with the Earl of Lonsdale.
Although the cloth trade has died out since medieval times, Kendal is still well known for K shoes, snuff, carpet making and the famous Kendal Mint Cake. This is particularly popular with mountaineers as a convenient energy source in severe weather conditions.
In spite of modern developments, Kendal has remained true to its character of a working town, with a lively weekly market and a broad range of shops, inns, restaurants and hotels that are mostly late Georgian.Among the many attractions are the ruins of the castle, to which the public has free access and Abbot Hall at the south end of town. It was built in 1756 and in June 1962 was opened by Princess Margaret as an art gallery.Also worth a visit is Kendal Parish Church. It is the largest in England and is somewhat unusual as it has five aisles.
"Thank you for a wonderful weekend stay, the weekend was near perfect (pity the weather was awful), but the room and breakfast was outstanding!"
"We are back in Texas now, but a part of us is still in Scotland and in the lovely lake country of England. Your hospitality at Glen Guest House played a huge part in our happy memories. From the lovely room to the scrumptious breakfast we were treated like royalty." B and J, Texas
"We had stayed at many B and B and realised that your B and B is the one of the most comfortable and loveliest B and B in UK. When we go to Lake District again, please let us stay at your B and B." Y.P, Japan
"Just a tiny note to say "Thanks for a wonderful time" ... even though we spent only one night at The Glen, we were very impressed with the warmth of the hospitality. [My son says to add that the home-cured sausages were the best he's ever had till date!] Hope our paths cross again sometime in the future..." A.K, India
"Such a lovely time spent at The Glen. So comfortable and very relaxing. You have thought of everything for your visitors and the bonus was the wildlife from our bedroom window." Betty and Frank, Shropshire
|TARIFF for 1 night|
|Single rooms||from £40 per night|
|Double rooms||from £60 per night|
|Price includes breakfast.Discounts are available for longer stays|
|Directions from Junction 36 of M6|
Take A65 towards Crooklands/Endmooe then onto Oxenholme. Turn right after the Texaco Filling Station towards Oxenholme Railway Station. Through village to "T" junction, turn right and we are 300 metres up the hill on the right hand side.
Directions from Junction 37 of M6
Exactly four miles from junc 37 you will come to a small crossroads at the top of a hill, turn left (hayclose lane), then after another mile you will come to a T junction and the Station Inn, turn right and we are the second drive on the left.