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Hillside Bed & Breakfast

4 Beast Banks, Kendal LA9 4JW England
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A warm welcome awaits you at Hillside, a small family run Bed & Breakfast in the historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria. Set in an elevated position within Kendal’s conservation area, Hillside B&B is just a couple of minutes walk (200 Meters) up hill from the town centre. Hillside offers six en-suite guest bedrooms where we hope you will enjoy a restful night. You will find Hillside an ideal place for exploring the ‘auld grey town’ and both of the beautiful Lake District and Dales National Parks or as a base for business stays.
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Free parking
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Special diet menus
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Grade: 96 out of 100
71Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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John Penkman wrote a review Mar 2022
Liverpool3 contributions2 helpful votes
Had a great stay at Hillside, Made to feel very welcome and given advice on local things to see and transport links. Rooms spotlessly clean and warm. Very nice breakfast on offer and would only stay at Hillside if I come back to Kendal
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Vanessa T-G wrote a review Sept 2021
Baughurst, United Kingdom190 contributions127 helpful votes
Hillside B&B KENDAL 4 nights b&b 8th September 2021 ROOM 3 Greeted by Richard who owns the place, he told us all about it and gave us some helpful information about the area. Free parking permit was given to us for on road parking. Not always easy to get a space close by though so beware if you can't walk far. Nice room at the front of the house, though very hot, there is a tower fan, which was on all night the first very hot night. Ensuite is sparkly clean, with an amazing shower and fluffy towels. TV has prime and iplayer which was great, we do our out and about during day/early evening so like to watch TV in evening. Good selection of tea/coffee stuff. Good selection of breakfast choices 😋 Hillside is as the name suggests on a hill, literally 5 mins walk from the town centre, great going down, harder coming back up the Beast 🙄😉 Lots of restaurants in the town. We tried, Indian, Mexican and Thai all were amazing 😋 A good stay and we would recommend this B&B ✅ This was our 4th stop on our honeymoon tour of the North.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Go to the Silver Thimble Antique shop just down the hill before the town on left. Amazing stuff...
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Ashley C wrote a review Aug 2021
Loanhead, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Wendy & Richard thank you much so much for a super time room was amazing beautiful view Nothing was to much to ask (not that we asked a lot ) We have recommended to our friends Thanks again guys hope to see you both soon From ash & billy 😁😁
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Lauren S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Wonderful stay at the Hillside Bed and Breakfast. The room was comfortable and clean and came with great amenities. The hosts were absolutely fabulous - we received so many useful recommendations of where to visit and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. Free parking provided outside although you may have to park a short distance away - we were never more than 50m and it is really conveniently located for central Kendal with restaurants and shops etc. Perfect for exploring the Lake District.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Tony A wrote a review Aug 2021
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
I have to say Wendy and Richard are amazing. Very accommodating, welcoming and make sure your stay is as fab as they can make it. The rooms are impeccably clean, the breakfast is fantastic and they accommodate you very well. The rooms are serviced to perfection. Superb stay. HIGHLY recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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John L wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions
Richard and Wendy are friendly, helpful hosts; the B&B is well presented and comfortable; cracking breakfast. This came on a recommendation, and I wasn't disappointed. You know a place is good when it becomes part of the experience. You couldn't get much closer to the centre of town, in the middle of a conservation area and about 100 yards from where Postman Pat was conceived. Across the road is Castle Howe which affords you a brilliant view over Kendal. It's not too far to scout scar, where the you can see the southern and central fells laid out in their full glory. Richard and Wendy are also happy to suggest walks or drives you might otherwise have missed. One point. Just like it says, Hillside is on a hill. No big surprise there. Parking wasnt a problem.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
copcake wrote a review Jun 2021
Redhill, United Kingdom41 contributions11 helpful votes
Great communication from the start, welcoming hosts and a very convenient location for exploring without the car. Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit at breakfast particularly yummy. Practical advice given from our hosts about dining and the advise email to book dinner reservations ahead of arrival very useful.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Rebecca M wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
I would recommend this bed and breakfast to any couple! Myself and my partner stayed here for two nights on a weekend break in Kendal. I was greeted by Wendy who was accommodating from the get go, let me know the Covid guidelines in the hotel and provided the parking permit and room key. Our room was cozy and very clean - the mini Kendal mint cakes were a nice touch too. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious, filter coffee which is always a bonus and the full English was cooked to perfection. Served by Richard who is very friendly and knows the Lake District well; he even helped us plan our day. Be prepared to park away from the bed and breakfast, however. The permit provided allows you to park in a number of different streets, some of which are right outside but others are around a five minute walk away. This was fine for us and didn’t cause any issues. Overall a very pleasant stay and I wouldn’t hesitate to book this bed and breakfast again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
Richard E wrote a review Sept 2020
Hilton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Brilliant!! Richard and Wendy very welcoming and knowledge of the area unsurpassed. They were helpful in the advice they gave of things to do, how to get there and carports etc. The guesthouse was spotlessly clean with sanitising units everywhere. My room was so comfortable and the bed very comfortable leading to a great nights sleep. Breakfast was spot on with a full cooked breakfast of bacon sausage egg tomato mushroom and baked beans wonderfully cooked. Excellent value Go on book it and you will not be disappointed, I promise you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
mustardguy wrote a review Sept 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean, friendly, welcoming and homely. All the things you're after during a small getaway. Richard and Wendy were not only warmq hearted people, but extremely knowledgeable of the surrounding areas. A couple that are known to dabble in wonderful aqua-based exercise were recommended a vast scenic pond with local aquatic animals. The brekkie exceeded expectations, with an added bonus of some delicious homemade marmalade (our favourite!). As a whole, we would love to stay here again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$115 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hillside Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Brewery Arts (0.1 miles), Factory Tap (0.3 miles), and Bootleggers Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Olive Kendal, Yard 46 Cafe, and The Joshua Tree.
Is Hillside Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Kendal.
Are there any historical sites close to Hillside Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Levens Hall (4.6 miles), Lakeland Museum (0.3 miles), and Kendal Parish Church (0.3 miles).
Does Hillside Bed & Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.