Answered on: August 13, 2018
Hello. We will be visiting the Lake District in October. Would we be able to rent a car in Kendal for one day starting Oct tenth?
There are no longer any rental car companies based at Oxenholme railway station. It is a very small but popular station serving the Lake District. To locate the nearest rental car location it is best to search on a laptop/PC/tablet rather than a mobile device. Enter “Oxenholme” and choose "Oxenholme Kendal” together with your dates and times and press search. At STEP2 you will see an interactive map, which you can zoom in and out and drag left and right. Icons will appear when there is availability nearby. If you are travelling by rail North to Oxenholme, you can leave the train at Lancaster (for example) and collect your rental car there. Lancaster is 20 miles away (30 minutes) to Oxenholme on the motorway. Alternatively KENDAL which is 2 miles north of Oxenholme sometimes has cars.
Thank you. I did that and saw that nothing was available in Kendal. I'll see about Lancaster. We are traveling by rail and I can easily adjust our itinerary. I'll get back to you if I can't find anything. Thanks for your help.
Please use the website, you can obtain a quotation there and make a reservation. Enter your search criteria ( dates,times,location) and click on SEARCH. At the top of STEP2 (above the individual car photos) is a scrolling left to right car type filter, where you can filter the results by car size, for example 7,8 or 9 seaters or convertibles where they are available. A credit card is required. If no car photos are displayed, then adjust your date/time as not all locations are open weekends or out of normal business hours. If possible use a laptop,tablet or PC rather than a mobile to conduct your search. I am here to help you to use the site if you have any questions.