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The Glen Guest House
Ranked #4 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights on our way to the south of England and one on the way back. We had a really friendly welcome from both Alan and Chris. The rooms we had on each occasion were spacious with a great range of toiletries. The breakfasts were well cooked and tasty with plenty of choice of cereals, fruit etc. The hot tub in the garden was very welcome as we were there during the heatwave. We took a walk on the Helm, a hill at the back of the Glen. It was a lovely day and the views across the Lake District and Morecombe Bay were spectacular. We ate at the Station Inn, which is a very short walk away and enjoyed our meal.
We will certainly return if we are in this area again and will recommend it to friends

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

'We stopped at The Glen whilst on a cycling holiday going from coast to coast. It was raining when we arrived and our wet clothes were taken to be dried. My hubby had had an accident and needed to go to the hospital and the owner very kindly drove him there whilst I had a complementary sherry. The breakfast the next day was lovely with lots of choice and also home baked bread. Warm clean room and house with friendly owners.'

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

'When we arrived we were greeted with a very warm welcome from Alan the owner.The room we had was very clean,modern and comfortable with a large jacuzzi en-suite bathroom.Breakfast was included and was not only cooked to your liking but also to perfection.In addition there was a huge range of cereals,yoghurt and fruits.The Glen is situated approx 2 miles from Kendal and 9 miles from Windermere easily accessible by a short walk down the hill to the train station and the bus stop.We hope to return to the Glen when we next visit the area.The owners go that extra mile to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.Thanks a million Alan and Chris for your fantastic hospitality

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank SAR72
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We booked to stay here very last minute for one night on a beautiful weekend during the 'sunny season'. We were met by the lovely couple who run it and they could not have been more welcoming.

The location is fab, it is very quiet yet only a few hundred yards from the train station and a pub with a fantastic children’s play area (the station inn). The helm, which is a huge hilly area to let the dogs run free is literally across the road from the pub a very short walk on a lead to get to it.

The family room we had was very spacious and clean, with lovely hand/body wash and creams. The bathroom was also spacious and the bath/shower were very good. There is a TV/DVD player in the room which is handy especially with children and they have an extensive DVD library. The beds were fresh and comfortable and the views from the room - stunning!

I was annoyed with myself for not reading other reviews before we went as I would have found out about the hot tub, which looked very inviting, but sadly we didn't take our costumes!! We will certainly make the most of that next time we go.

The Breakfast is pre-ordered to your own specification and served between 08:30 – 09:00 am they use very tasty high quality ingredients and there’s plenty of it!! They also bake their own bread which is delicious and warm.

A nice touch (although we did not partake) is the complimentary sherry on offer!

We went to the Station Inn for tea and although very impressed with the play area, the food was not to our taste. It was very much pub grub rather than restaurant standard, with a lot of the food deep fried. We did go on to The Punch Bowl which is a couple of miles the opposite direction and although we didn’t eat there (we were only there one night) the pub looked to have been recently modernised and was that bit more upmarket. Reading the menu, it was more suited to our personal tastes and we will probably try that out next time.
We took the train to Windermere (20 min journey £15 return for a family of 4) which was great to experience entertain the children (boating on the lake etc)
Overall, a fantastic place, highly recommended. In the words of Arnie “I’LL BE BACK”
Many Thanks
Anita and Keith

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We stayed for two nights in this very comfortable guest house with our two collie dogs. The room was spacious, very clean,comfortable,and well equipped. The breakfast was of excellent quality cooked by Chris and served by Alan. Very welcoming and friendly people who not only looked after us but our two dogs as well. This guest house is also in walking distance of a pub that sells good food and a lovely walk on the helm, particularly good if you have a dog. Would recommend this guest house.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Stayed at the Glen on a work related visit to Cautley. This was an excellent place to relax the night before. The room had everything you could ever need and more. The location is gorgeous with a decent walk available just a few metres away, The Helm, with beautiful views and of course the trig point (yes I did know what one of those is, to Alan's surprise). Excellent breakfast with freshly baked bread, yummy! The sun was shining and it was just bliss!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Amanda E
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed at The Glen Guest House on my way down to Surrey from Fort William, and did the same on my return 2 days later, I was on my motorbike and very wet and Alan had the garage door open for me to put my bike in when I arrived. The room was comfortable and warm just what I needed to relax after 250 miles in the rain. Breakfast was lovely and there was plenty of choice.
Would definitely recommend this lovely Guest House. Thanks Alan and Chris

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank sueade11
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Additional Information about The Glen Guest House

Address: Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range: £78 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Glen Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Glen is a family concern with an excellent reputation for friendly service and large freshly cooked breakfasts using local produce. It is situated on the outskirts of Kendal, in a quiet location in its own grounds under "The Helm" (local walk and view point of Kendal, the Lake District Mountains and Morecambe Bay), but within a 200 metres of country Inn and restaurant. All rooms are en suite, with most having bath and shower. For that special occasion we have, our Luxury suite with en suite Bathroom with shower and a double room with large en suite bathroom with Double Bath and separate walk-in shower. We have a large family/twin room with view of 'The Helm' plus a large ground floor suite with king size bed. All rooms have freeview TV with DVD. Outside, relax on our patio before taking an evening walk on 'The Helm' to watch the sunset over the Lakeland Mountains, then a drink or meal in our local Inn. ... more   less 
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