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Wharf Cottage

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



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109 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    We took lots of bird food and soon had a large number and variety of birds visiting and it was lovely to sit watching them from the kitchen window. We also saw 3 otters swimming in the canal outside (but only on one occasion, even though we watched and hoped for them to return). Lots of rabbits. The garden was safe for our dogs to wander and the drive is nice and long with two gates, so you are quite a way from the road at the end which is fairly quiet. There is a builders’ yard opposite the cottage but we only saw someone there once and they weren’t noisy. The M6 is quite close but it wasn’t intrusive, even when we were wandering outside. There is a train track over the canal and you hear the trains but they are not intrusive and it is interesting to watch them. I hadn’t realised previously that Tesco use very long trains to move stock. There is a kennels up the road and we heard one or two dogs but again, nothing that bothered us. Once we had been there a day or two the cottage warmed up but I have to admit it felt cold at first and never got hot in the lounge. We had packed lots of jumpers though so wore those and it also made us realise we probably have too much heating on at home. Lovely walks locally and Leighton Moss RSPB site just along the road (top marks for their cafe). We are hoping to return to the cottage in the future as we really enjoyed our time there.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback which expresses all the things I love about the cottage myself! If you were to come in the summer you'd notice that the lush growth in the trees and hedges enclose the space - you would barely notice the motorway, which in winter you can see, if you stand at the sink. From the front you get the canal and the view of the lake district. Taking extra jumpers to an old, stone-built cottage is always a good idea! The log fire tops up the heat in the older part of the cottage, and we have multi season quilts on the beds. Would love to welcome you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2021

  • "Master bedroom has no heating, was freezing, even the 2 quilts the owner put in the duvet cover didn't help, also no wardrobe, nowhere to hang clothing."

    You only get notified of the work yard in the garden in your final email a week prior to travelling once you have paid up, we were lucky and only had one day of grinding/banging. Listing states DVD players (plural) there is one built in the small TV in the kitchen, fantastic if you enjoy sitting round the kitchen table on an evening to watch a movie, also the remote to this only controlled the volume, no rewind, play, fast forward etc.. The TV in the living room had about 6 watchable channels. Listing also states a washer dryer, there isn't, it's just a washer. Also a nice view of the M6 from the kitchen window whilst listening to the dogs in the kennels next door competing with the traffic noise. All in all a lovely cottage to look at but very misleading in some of the listings and certainly some things left out until a week prior to your stay, which in my case I would not have booked had I known... very dubious now to see only 5 reviews!!!!!!

    Thank you for your feedback. It is a real shame that you did not contact the owner during your stay as you will see from the many glowing reviews, that the owner prides herself on giving every guest the best holiday experience. There is a free standing heater in the main bedroom and if had you had called the owner she would have been more than happy to assist you with the issues that you have since raised in your feedback. The proximity of the property to the M6 is clearly shown on the map below. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful location but only 10 minutes walk to the village."

    Would certainly stay again

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "A nice cottage in a central area for getting about, not the best cottage we have stayed in but we had a good weeks break."

    I am not a lover of storage heaters or log burners but we knew when booking that it was part of the package. If it’s nice walks your after I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by FrankOct 2021

  • "It may be a good idea to make your guests aware of the continuous traffic noise from the M6 which is about 100yards away."

    You do get used to it, but it did take the edge off the peaceful setting portrayed on the photo.

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2021



    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Brilliant Enjoy the peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2021

  • "The cottage was nice and clean and in a lovely location."

    The trains could be heard but it wasn't loud and didn't bother us. Unlimited logs for the fire was a bonus and needed as the heating system in the lounge is not very good at all so we had the fire on every night. Property needs a bit of tlc. Communicwtions from owner prior to arrival was detailed and helpful. BUT overall very happy with our stay and we wish we was still there!!! We would love to return

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very nice and comfortable but would of liked to of been made aware that it was quite close to a busy train line."

    Some of the items in the cottage could do with replacing ie broken table in the lounge.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Had a fantastic break at Wharf Cottage."

    Gorgeous views and so peaceful. Really was a lovely quiet break which is what we all needed. We will definitely be booking Wharf Cottage again. We felt so comfortable and relaxed - even our Golden Retrievers loved it. They have sulked since we came home!!

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Having the canal right next to the cottage was amazing as the kids were able to do a lot of fishing."

    Reviewed by NicoleJul 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Fabulous location! Absolutely loved our time here, and will definitely return to do it all again. The dogs had a wonderful time too. The only problem was having to come home.

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2020

  • "Loved it and sarah the owner was also great."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by StaceyDec 2019

  • "Had a good week in this really nice cottage very close to motorway not a problem,but a little road noise."

    Very good for wildlife swans rabbits ducks and birds,free logs a bonus. Maybe a half pint of milk in the fridge would be welcome after a long trip

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fab location"

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week at Wharf Cottage ."

    Cozy remote cottage but within driving distance of all the main attractions in the Lake District .

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "The location was amazing."

    A home from home, felt comfortable from the moment we got there. Everything was great. Our own private oasis from the world.

    Reviewed by TerriJul 2019

  • "Great scenery ."

    Spacious holiday home. Plenty to do and see. Loads of wild life . Very peaceful a place to relax.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "As usual a wonderful place to relax and unwind, whilst being a great base to explore the region."

    I cannot recommend Wharf Cottage enough.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage fantastic place we must be in double figures now when visiting this place."


    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "The location could not be better."

    Their was something to see all day long. Ducks,swan,cotes,moorhens with their young on the canal. Rabbits, sheep and Bussards and in the distance the fells. All this could be seen from the windows including 2 steam trains and good weather what more can I say.

    Reviewed by Henrietta MarieApr 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with nobody around just what we wanted, pub within walking distance and lovely swans on the canal every day."

    Beautiful scenery and enjoyed having the fire. The only thing that we didn’t like was the lack of toilet roll, there were no spares anywhere and we had to go out and buy some, we wouldn’t have minded if we were told in advance about this but we weren’t.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "Wow !!!"

    beautiful cottage , fantastic setting , stunning scenery/walks ... information received from owners prior to holiday was outstanding !! arrived home on the Saturday and booked again for next year the very next day !!!!! thanks for everything.. Suzi and Barry and “Desmond” the dane !

    Reviewed by SuzanneMar 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Wharf Cottage, we really love the cottage and the beautiful views of the canal and surrounding countryside."

    The cottage has everything you could need and the log burner is a fabulous addition on chilly evenings. Lots of walks along the canal, both ways and if you need the shops, Carnforth has a number of supermarkets. Our two labs enjoy the walks from the cottage and we will certainly return. We highly recommend Wharf Cottage.

    Reviewed by JOHNMar 2019

  • "We had a great Christmas at this lovely cottage as did our dogs."

    A real Christmas tree was supplied which made it all the better with it's wonderful smell, thanks for that. The local wildlife gave us some great displays every day especially the swans. It's in a great position to explore the Lake District and northern Lancashire. The King's Arms in the village is great with freshly made food and a good variety of real ales and gins. The locals were very friendly too, we even got asked back. The local shop seems to stock everything you'd need and is open late. Can definitely recommend this property and we'd love to go back some time

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2018

  • "This was a lovely quiet cottage, very comfortable and just what we needed."

    I'd recommend it as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "This is a superb cottage!"

    This is the third time that we have visited and we've had an enjoyable break every time. Even our dog loves it - the rabbits, of course, were placed there specially for her entertainment!

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Wharf Cottage is a fantastic cottage."

    Lovely and spacious, and quiet, even though the M6 is within sight you can only just hear it. My son loved the fact there was a train line so he could watch the trains. Whether you sit in the kitchen or lounge the views were beautiful, I could have stayed in all day. Loved seeing the swans and ducks along with all the other birds too everyday. Comfy beds and sofas, which always make the stay better. Good location to get about and various eateries around, Lakeland Hotel was my favourite, and the local pubs provided good food also.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2018

  • "Wharf Cottage was everything we hoped it would be it’s set in a beautiful location, the cottage was immaculate inside and very comfortable."

    Would highly recommend wharf cottage

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Totally peaceful and stress-free stay. Lots of wild life around. Best location ever.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at this cottage."

    Location is perfect for exploring the lakes but plenty right on your doorstep. Canal towpath perfect for walking our dog and walks along to Smithy Pub - (Holme) were a joy as were the refreshments and the walk back. Village itself perfect great pub(dog friendly) and butchers excellent for supplies. Overall we were a couple with a dog and loved the week/relaxing great walks and plenty to keep us active in the area. Would return in a heartbeat and plan to do so... Thanks again Wharf Cottage....... DP/JP and Harley the Labradoodle.(Apologies to all the chased-but not caught Rabbits She had the time of her life.)

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "We had a relaxed week in a most beautiful cottage ."

    with almost everything you could wish for. The swans and the ducks came past to show us their babies. The cottage was easily accessible from the M6 and within easy driving distance for a lot of the lake district. We hope to come back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by FranMay 2018

  • "It is the most wonderfully relaxed place I have ever been."

    The setting is beautiful, the cottage is inviting and comfortable and it is perfectly sited to visit pretty ,much everything!

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "The location was lovely."

    Great for walking the dogs and Relaxing

    Reviewed by CarlApr 2018

  • "Second visit to Wharf Cottage."

    Perfect holiday cottage in a great location with lovely views. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "Fabulous location, love the cottage it was spotlessly clean on arrival and it’s great to be able to wind down without having the technology of WiFi to distract you, being able to sit relax and enjoy what’s around you is amazing."

    Loved walking the dogs along the canal path.

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2018

  • "Came to this cottage in November and likes it so much booked again for Christmas."

    I loved the solitude but everything was so near that you had the best of both worlds. Visited Leighton Moss bird reserve and surrounding areas. Ate out in local pubs The Smithy being the most friendly and welcoming it is on the way to Holm about 10 minutes away. They really made a fuss of our 2 little dogs. I found the Kings Arms in the Village very unfriendly towards dogs and the staff quit miserable considering it was Christmas. ( This is my only complaint ) Visited Morecambe beach several times and enjoyed the walk along the promenade. The beach café at the end served delicious food and coffee and is very dog friendly. A lovely cottage would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by JuneDec 2017

  • "The location was amazing very peaceful with lots of wildlife around if you just sit and watch."

    A weasel was having great fun on the lawn in front of the house. Saw the kingfisher cormorants, swans, a variety of ducks which I have yet to name. Well equipped cottage and plenty of space. Have booked again for Christmas which says it all really.

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2017

  • "It was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the lovely countryside."

    Close to many vacilities,a trip to the lakes is a must,also the ingleton falls was beautiful,hard work but well worth it.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2017

  • "Nothing"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2017

  • "See Trip Advisor for our review"

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2017

  • "Great stay at this cottage ."

    Lovely views .lovely cottage. Great location. This is my second visit to this cottage .full fills all my expectation..would recommend this cottage if you like your privacy and marvellous views.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2016

  • "Just a lovely property in a wonderful location, teeming with wildlife ( not the locals )."

    Don`t forget the bread, many swans, signets and ducks need feeding.

    Reviewed by AliAug 2016

  • "Loved everything about our holiday at Wharf Cottage."

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2016

  • "This cottage is a real gem!"

    Beautifully situated next to a disused canal and not another soul nearby. It was quiet, clean, splendidly appointed and well equipped. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone - in or out of season. Our dog loved it there!

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2015

  • "The cottage was excellent, it made our holiday all the more enjoyable."

    We will be staying there again.

    Reviewed by MarieMay 2015

  • "Delightful cottage in a wonderful place."

    Excellently situated for visiting the Lake District, Lancaster and Morecambe. A perfect place just to relax.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2015

  • "This was a lovely, comfortable cottage with a nice mix of a rural feel and an easy accessible location."

    We felt very much at home at once. The canal side location and wonderful views were a treat every morning. There are lots of good things to see and do with young children. We would definitely rent the cottage again.

    Reviewed by GarethNov 2014

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage in the most idyllic setting."

    Fantastic views and loved the wildlife on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2014

  • "Wharf cottage provided all the comforts of home in a serene setting."

    At the same time, Its proximity to major highways made it easy to explore and experience the many delights of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2014

  • "All of it was much better than could have been ever imagined."

    The cottage was beautiful, the surroundings were amazing, you couldn't fault the cottage at all. Will definitely be going back, was out of this world. More than happy.

    Reviewed by CharmaineFeb 2014

  • "The cottage was lovely and well kept."

    It was a lovely setting. We, as a group, really liked the cottage and would go again. Given that we were coming from different areas to meet up, the parking for 4-5 cars came in very useful.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2013

  • "Although close to major road links it still felt as though we had escaped to the countryside."

    Everything about the cottage felt friendly and warm, and we made it our home from home.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2013

  • "Beautiful place for a relaxing holiday."

    Mrs PritchardSep 2013

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent location, well equipped, nothing to fault."

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2013

  • "The cottage was in a perfect position, no neighbours to worry about if the dogs barked or the children playing was a little loud."

    Lovely weather, lovely view and a perfect base for visiting the lakes, Lancashire and North Yorkshire. Nice walking along the tow path and other local walks.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2013

  • "We loved everything about the cottage, the fact it was private and secluded was everything we wanted."

    We loved the wildlife around the cottage and canal was a bonus.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2013

  • "We all loved the setting of the cottage and the location suited all of us."

    So much so we have booked it for next year!

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2013

  • "This was our 2nd visit and we enjoyed it as much as the first."

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2013

  • "This was our second stay at Wharf Cottage and we would recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2013

  • "The cottage had history and character and a great location which made our stay the peaceful retreat we wished for with the added bonus of the opportunity to enjoy wonderful free range eggs."

    Reviewed by MagaliDec 2012

  • "The location was simply stunning and the cottage beautiful, very well equipped, comfortable and very clean."

    The communication was top rate and the information within the cottage was very good too.

    Reviewed by PatSep 2012

  • "Loved the secluded location, peace and quiet."

    Along with the stunning views. Easy access from motorway and to all the sight seeing spots.

    Reviewed by ZbigSep 2012

  • "Total relaxation and very quiet, the perfect holiday to chill."

    Central to a lot of places to go to even Blackpool. Good local pub that accepts pets, very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2012

  • "The cottage location was very relaxing and peaceful with the outside space being perfect for my dog who loved having the freedom to run around."

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2012

  • "The cottage was everything we wanted for our holiday."

    The wildlife along the canal was superb as was the antics of the young wild rabbits in the yard. Secluded but not isolated, an ideal location for visiting the whole of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by PhilJun 2012

  • "We loved everything about the cottage, we felt very at home there and we thought it was brilliant that two dogs were allowed."

    The owner sent us a lot of information before we went and it was very helpful, we appreciated it a lot. We can't really express quite how much we loved it.

    Reviewed by KeriMay 2012

  • "Great location for both the Lakes and the Dales."

    Lovely cottage with panoramic views.

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2012

  • "Lovely views and very peaceful."

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2011

  • "The location was idyllic and the views were fantastic."

    We loved the well equipped kitchen/ diner and the log burner was very cosy.

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2011

  • "This was our second stay at 'Wharf Cottage'."

    It is a superb cottage in a perfect location. We will try to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by TedOct 2011

  • "Well it was that good we have booked for 2012!"

    So peaceful, with everything we needed. On the whole, what a cottage. The children loved helping with the chickens and duck and they were rewarded with eggs! The cottage is in a great place to reach everywhere, just a short drive to other places. The views were amazing and the dog was free in the grounds.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2011

  • "Peace, quiet and lovely views - a wonderful cottage!"

    Great food at the Smithy Inn and Hulme is only five minutes away.

    Reviewed by TrevorJul 2011

  • "The position of the cottage was lovely."

    The views and general area were beautiful. Easy access to the tow-path for dog walking. Proximity of motorway made access to other areas easy, but in no way affected the tranquility of the setting as it is not visible and bearly audible. As soon as we got home we looked to see if it was available again later this year, but unfortunately it wasn't. Will no doubt try for it again next year.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2011

  • "We all enjoyed our holiday from the minute we arrived until the minute we left."

    There was everything you needed in the cottage and the games helped to occupy the young ones in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Barbara JeanApr 2011

  • "Excellent location, a very nice cottage."

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2011

  • "The location was excellent for the lakes and of course the canal views were superb."

    The cosy wood burner was really nice in the lounge, and we loved the light and airy feel to the cottage.

    Reviewed by LyndaNov 2010

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped, good location."

    Mrs RichardsonOct 2010

  • "We all liked the position of the property (being next to the canal) and being central for both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District."

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2010

  • "We liked the views the most and the position of the cottage."

    The animals around us was something we will never forget. Thanks a lot.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2010

  • "A very quiet secluded spot making for a very relaxed holiday."

    Striking distance of Lakes and Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2010

  • "I really enjoyed our time at Wharf Cottage, it was very relaxing and would go back."

    My son who is 2 loved feeding the ducks and swans and Mick who looks after the geese etc was very friendly, I would also recommend buying the eggs he sells. Everything we needed was to hand and having the real fire was great. On the whole a great experience and would come back.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2010

  • "The peace and seclusion, the view, the isolation!"

    Reviewed by KenJun 2010

  • "The cottage was immaculate and the location could not be better."

    Reviewed by TedMay 2010

  • "The property was clearly furnished with a view to comfort."

    It was refreshing to stay somewhere where the property feels loved and cared for rather than just a means to generate income. The location was peaceful yet central for travelling about and the area had a great deal to offer. A wonderful holiday which we hope to repeat next year.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2010

  • "Cottage spacious and homely, owner has kept it traditional."

    Wood burning stove a god send! Location was good for canoeing/walking.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2010

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, in an extremely beautiful setting."

    Offered all the facilities we required. People very friendly.

    Reviewed by LouiseJan 2010

  • "The views were lovely."

    It was very peaceful, quiet & relaxing. Swans came to be fed every day which our son loved & we also had great fun feedings the chickens attached to the yard by the cottage.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJan 2010

  • "The cottage & area are very beautiful."

    It is very understandable why people book to go back again.

    Reviewed by MoDec 2009

  • "Peaceful and quiet setting."

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2009

  • "The views were great, cottage very peaceful (daily alarm call by the local cockerel!"

    !) The dogs loved the wildlife, the ducks, swans, geese, and rabbits. My daughter loved the wood burner fire. All in all a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2009

  • "We had a very pleasant stay the scenery from the cottage was outstanding."

    The kitchen was better equipped than our own at home! The cleanliness was very good and we would not hesitate in recommending this property to anyone else.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2009

  • "Excellent location, the lakes, dales and coast all on the doorstep."

    The Old Smithy, Holme and Kings Arms in Burton were friendly and served good food.

    Reviewed by DorothyMay 2009

  • "The location was excellent."

    The cottage was charming and very private. There was plenty to do and see in the area. Very rural and lots of quaint little villages.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2009

  • "The cottage and surrounding areas were fabulous."

    The owners have thought of everything, even providing hot water bottles for the colder weather!

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2009

  • "Lovely location."

    Very relaxing with lots to do very close by. A excellent week. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. Very happy.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2008

  • "The standard of the property is excellent and the location well sited for touring and walking in Lakeland or the Dales."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2008

  • "The location was beautiful, and the cottage couldn't have been situated in a nicer place."

    Lovely walks close by, and the wildlife and scenery was delightful.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2008

  • "Well restored property in lovely surroundings."

    Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2008

  • "The location and scenery were great."

    The cottage was great, well-equipped, comfortable and very relaxing. We would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2008

  • "The holiday was excellent and we can't wait to go back."

    Reviewed by BobbyJul 2008

  • "Location was ideal for Lakes and Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage was peaceful and remote. The canal in front was lovely.

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2008

  • "Had a wonderful relaxing time and would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by BridgetJun 2008

  • "Cottage beautiful with outstanding views."

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2008

  • "Excellent location - especially the view from the cottage."

    Access to all amenities and tourist areas was good.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2008

  • "Great location, great cottage and love the canal side location."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2008

  • "The location was perfect."

    Brilliant for walks together as a family. The cottage was really nice. The wood burner was fantastic and wonderfully warm. The kitchen was excellent and very well-equipped. A really great place and we will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2008

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous sunsets along the canal."

    You could sit and watch the swans all day.

    Reviewed by JuliaFeb 2008

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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, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, digital radio, 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. Note: This property does not offer WiFi, however there is 4G signal available

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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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