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4 Greencross Cottages

Burton-in-Kendal near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 987673)


(28 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Games Room
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at this cottage"

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2022

  • "A truly lovely cottage and in the main well equipped for everything that we needed."

    The welcome pack was a real treat, as was the secure garden area and having a washing machine and dryer. The village is friendly (especially the village shop and pub) and makes exploring the Lakes plus surrounding areas very easy.

    Reviewed by KaterinaJun 2022

  • "We stayed here for several weeks while waiting to move into a house."

    It has everything you need and we were very comfortable. We didn’t meet the owners but they were quick and responsive when we had a maintenance issue. Yes would recommend.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2022

  • "This was a really lovely and comfortable cottage to stay in, in a beautiful location."

    Everything that you need in the cottage to enjoy your stay with lots of lovely walks on your doorstep. Burton in Kendal is a very friendly village.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage and we very much enjoyed our stay."

    The welcome pack was especially kind.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage it is the second time at this cottage and it was as fabulous then as now."

    So clean the people in the village are so friendly and make you eel so welcome.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2021

  • "This cottage has everything you need."

    It is clean, well equipped, lovely gift on arrival. Located in a great place to explore the Lakes and Lancaster area. I felt really at home and my dog, who is very nervous, loved it too. Thank you for a great stay.

    Thank you, come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2021

  • "Yes, we felt the 9am checkout time was too early."

    We have moved this back to 11am. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2021

  • "Accommodation, was a lovely cottage, the details for parking given seemed quite outdated, there was no grass verge for advised parking."

    There is a marked area near the property, but its not clear who the parking is for, or if its parking. As soon as I arrived a neighbour pounced on me about where I was going to park and he was quite interdating, I had driven over 5 hours and it wasn't really the arrival I had expected. I got the feeling the local residents were not that welcoming of the property being a holiday let, different people coming and going, which made me feel unwelcome at the start of my holiday, especially after deciding to leave our dog at home with my partner who was working, it was already a change of plans and to feel quite unwelcomed, as soon as you arrived was not great for a female traveller alone with 2 children. Quite unsettling and my children viewed the on arrival pouncing!!! We pulled into the drive to unload and I got some very unwelcome looks, we were just unloading. I even asked if it was ok to park and unload then move my car. Once in the cottage the welcome pack was really lovely. Rooms were all made up nice, the second bedroom was rather small with both beds up but my 2 girls managed as we were out most days so a good base. Beds were comfortable. We kept the bathroom window open all the time as there was a damp smell if the window was kept shut. The shower vent really needs a clean as it was pretty dirty. Having the washing machine and dryer is a great bonus with children. The cottage could do with a lick of fresh paint as its starting to look tired and if wanting to keep the 'luxury' status this needs to be kept on top of. Outside seating area was nice, but with the road traffic was a bit noisy for relaxing in, with us not really being around was not an issue. Installing a hot tub out there would really make as difference as its a secluded area, some nice lights would definitely encourage more people to sit outside and use the area, would have been a great evening relax when heading back after a days walking. Kitchen - The saucepans in the kitchen need updating, I'm not sure if they are conductor pans which with the hob they need to be. Oven and extractor were great. Coffee and cafetiere was wonderful as I always take my own. Some larger mugs for tea and coffee would be welcomed. I always take my own. The ones were nice and fancy, just not big enough. Teapot was lovely to have. Fridge/Freezer great, dishwasher was great to, however I did need to give it a clean inside and put on a cleaning wash as there was a build up on the door and filter. Details regarding how the bins work would have been useful. Living room and dining area, lovely space, TV and DVD all good and good selection for all ages. My children loved the puzzle they completed through the holiday. The hoover needs to be cleaned or the filter cleaning when hoovering it smelt quite doggie like. Sofas all comfortable. We turned the heating on once and worked very well and quickly so we could dry some clothes. We had a lovely stay once we got over our arrival hurdle, but chose to leave a night early as the 0900 leave policy is very early compared to other places we have stayed as especially as I like to leave somewhere how it was found on arrival, felt we lost a days holiday due to this. Usually 11am exit works better then you can enjoy your holiday and squeeze the holiday feeling before heading back to home and work. Thank you for letting us stay. We loved the Lakes and explored lots.

    Thanks for the feedback Suzanne, since your stay we have; Moved the checkout time back to 11am, painted the property throughout, replaced the fire ignition and spare bed and matress'. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Nothing but positive things to say

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "We are two friends over 60 and one of us has been recovering from illness."

    The cottage was delightful and we really enjoyed staying there. The info provided by Sykes was that we should leave the cottage in a pristine state -,which we did, but to strip beds, gather laundry together, etc not to mention shower, packing and have breakfast makes a 9am departure very difficult indeed. Getting up soon after 7am, we managed to leave by 9.15am but had to return a few minutes later as, in the rush, medication had inadvertently been left behind. The lovely cleaner I met on my return said her instructions were to be there from 10am. Wouldn’t it be sensible to give your visitors a little leeway, especially as we helped with the cleaning in this time of coronavirus?

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "Although the weather was not very good during our stay, the comfort and facilities made it feel like home from home."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed, plus little surprises that were left for us. On the whole it was an enjoyable holiday and we would definitely love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by AudreyMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely with a few welcome gifts left."

    It was clean and well equipped with good location to the local amenities as well as for travelling to other areas. The stove fire in the living room did not work but besides this everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by KimberleyOct 2020

  • "Great cottage and excellent facilities in a beautiful location."

    The coffee, milk and delicious biscuits were very much appreciated. In general, the cleanliness was good. However, the shower area was let down by a rubber safety mat which obviously hadn’t been moved or cleaned in a long time...it had black mould underneath. I think it would be more hygienic to remove this bath mat.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic time in the cozy cottage!"

    The property is in a great location to enjoy both the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2020

  • "It is an absolutely beautiful cottage, cosy and warm with all the amenities needed."

    A really lovely place and so central to good roads to the Lakes area. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage close to village shop and pub."

    Welcome pack on arrival included New Years Eve tickets to the local village party and bottle prosecco. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2019

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The cottage is lovely, with all the mod cons you would need, and the owners extremely helpful when I thought I'd lost the key. The only thing that didn't work for me is the close proximity to the M6 & another dual carriageway. It's not quiet! I woke up every morning early with the rush hour traffic. Having said that if you come from a busy place you probably would be fine, & we really did enjoy our stay. It's a warm, cosy cottage 20 mins drive from Kendal, & 30 mins from Windermere so easy access to wonderful hiking.

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and very comfortable ..."

    The cottage was excellent and very comfortable The owners were also very friendly and helpful Main road is a bit noisy but this is clearly highlighted in the description

    Reviewed by JosephJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage very well kept by the owner"

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2019

  • "There was a few wood lice coming into the lounge from the patio area it did not ..."

    There was a few wood lice coming into the lounge from the patio area it did not present a problem , but you should be aware of this in general we much enjoyed our stay the cottage is lovely and appointed to a high standard we felt at home on the first day and is ideally situated for exploring the lake district

    Reviewed by DJun 2019

  • "We had an extremely lovely time."

    The cottage was gorgeous, so so cosy and perfect for what we were looking for. Pub and shop within 5 minutes walk and just down the road from a great nature walk. Really loved it here

    Reviewed by SiobhanMar 2019

  • "The cottage is very homely had everything you needed plus more would love to go there again thanks"

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2019

  • "Lovely area to exolore, great cottage with a really comfy huge bed and all the things needed so it was like home from home."

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2018

  • "Unfortunately we could only spend 3 days in the cottage because our dog was poorly so we had to take her home."

    The cottage was lovely, homely and had all the things we needed. The villagers were very friendly and helpful. It was the first time we had booked through Sykes Cottages, and we would definitely do it again.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2018

  • "A wonderful, comfortable cottage- really well equipped for a lovely family holiday."

    Well located to visit Lakes, villages and Lancashire- would def recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2018

  • "Great base for either The Dales or Lakes."

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2018

  • "Central location for the lakes."

    Weather very good. Would certainly recommend the cottage and would certainly return in future.

    Reviewed by BridgetJul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with gas fire and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with gas stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD/CD player, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking available
  • Patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: This property is close to the A6070, and as such, some road noise may be audible at busy times.

The property

A delightful, stone-built, terraced cottage dating back to 1637, on a quiet lane just a stone's throw from the centre of the pretty Lakeland village of Burton-in-Kendal.

Fully refurbished, decorated and furnished to an excellent standard throughout, this cosy cottage provides warm and welcoming accommodation, with a sitting room with old beams, a gas-fired stove and two delightful bedrooms; an inviting retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy this lovely area.

This is a first class cottage ideal for a romantic break and with many pretty walks and cycle routes available from the doorstep, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks are easy to reach, as is the Arnside and Silverdale AONB and Morecambe Bay.

Close by is the Lune Valley, a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and the medieval Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale, which is well worth a visit.

Morecambe Bay, Silverdale and Arnside are within easy reach, as are Settle, Clapham and Ingleton.

A welcoming cottage, ideal whatever the time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas