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Wharf Cottage

Burton-in-Kendal near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 2200)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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115 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Farrell

    “Perfect setting, very peaceful and lots of wildlife to watch The cottage was well equipped and comfortable”

    - Mrs Farrell, May 2021

The property

A 200-year old detached canalside cottage on the outskirts of Burton-in-Kendal, 7 miles from Kirkby Lonsdale, 12 miles from Kendal, in a secluded, rural and peaceful setting with wonderful views.

Located at historic Burton Wharf almost midway along a 5-mile closed and secluded section of the Lancaster to Kendal Canal, this comfortable and thoughtfully modernised cottage is full of charm and character.

The cottage has a delightful beamed sitting room, a woodburning stove and outstanding views of the surrounding countryside to the Lakeland Fells beyond.

Diverse wildlife can be seen around the canal, and swans and other wildfowl nest beside the wharf, while curlews can often be heard.

The canal towpath on the opposite bank is popular for walking, cycling and exercising dogs.

There is a good dog-friendly pub/restaurant in Burton village a short walk from the property, or guests can enjoy an evening meal on the canalside patio, from which lovely sunsets can frequently be seen.

Lancaster, Morecambe Bay, Silverdale and Arnside are within easy reach, as are Settle, Clapham and Ingleton, Lancaster is 9 miles and Blackpool is just 44 miles away.

A superbly-located property, perfectly placed for visiting the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Lune Valley.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • First floor WC & basin
  • Spacious well-equipped kitchen with dining area & panoramic views
  • Large comfortable sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Night storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, flat screen TVs/DVD players, radio/CD, selection of books/games
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Logs provided
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed canalside patio with garden furniture. Fishing in this section of the canal is possible: see the Kendal & District Angling Club web pages Well-behaved dogs aged 2 yrs & over welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, Post Office & pub 12 mins walk.

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About the location


Kirkby Lonsdale 7 miles; Kendal 12 miles.

A small, traditional Cumbrian village set in beautiful countryside and ideally placed for exploring Southern Lakeland, the Yorkshire Dales and the peaceful Forest of Bowland. The village has a Post Office/general store, a butcher and a pub that serves good food. It lies 7 miles from the lovely old market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, and 12 miles from Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District. There is easy access to many areas of interest, with the historic city of Lancaster and the seaside resorts of Morecambe and Blackpool all within easy reach. The acclaimed RSPB wildfowl reserve of Leighton Moss is only 4 miles away, while Morecambe Bay is also famous for birdwatching. Other locations well worth a visit are the villages of Silverdale and Arnside (overlooking the beautiful Kent Estuary), Ingleton, Settle and Clapham. Levens Hall (famous topiary) and medieval Sizergh Castle with a beautiful garden are nearby. Good pubs and restaurants are also abound in the area. There is plenty of good walking nearby, and golf, fishing and riding are all available locally.

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