Stonecross Manor is situated in Kendal, a town which is often seen as the Southern gateway to the Lake District, being only around 9 miles from Windermere and around 30 miles from Keswick. The other lakes are all within an hour or two’s travelling by car from the town, as are locations for walks and rambles, both gentle and demanding.
Kendal is home to a multitude of historically exciting buildings, including the parish church on the river side in Kirkland, a number of houses and office buildings designed and built by renowned local architects, the 14th century Castle Dairy, Kendal Castle and Castle Howe, Abbot Hall Museum, Kendal Museum, a host of churches and chapels and rows of houses built from the 1600’s right through to the present day.
The Stonecross Manor has its own history too, it was originally an orphanage for young girls who were to go into service, bequeathed to Kendal in 1857 by the Squiress of Levens, Mrs Mary Howard. The house has been extensively modernised and converted to the fine building you see today. It is now an independently owned, family run AA 3 Star Graded hotel.