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The Potting Shed

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Burton-in-Kendal near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was spot on ."

    High standard in all areas. Lovely watching birds on feeder and also had squirrel and pheasant appear. Steve was there for any query and made us feel welcome. Will certainly be back as The Potting Shed is possibly the best self catering property we have stayed at

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2023

  • "This is our 2nd visit this year and would highly recommend it nice quiet restful ..."

    This is our 2nd visit this year and would highly recommend it nice quiet restful peaceful spot ideally for placed for the lakes and Yorkshire dales we look forward to another visit

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable & private little cottage."

    Steve is on hand if you need him & was very helpfull. Everything inside has been given so much thought & is of great quality. Super comfy bed. Take bird food fill up the feeders.I saw so many birds & by the end of second week a nut hatch had appeared!! If everyone that stays fills the feeders there will be constant birds visiting. 10 out of 10 for the Potting Shed.

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2023

  • "The Potting Shed is a lovely comfortable and quiet place to stay."

    It is very clean and well equipped. The information we received from Steve beforehand was very useful. A convenient location for visiting the Silverdale area. Many thanks for the cake and providing such excellent accommodation.

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 2023

  • "The Potting Shed is a really comfortable and well furnished cottage ideally positioned for exploring the Lakes and the Morecambe Bay area."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Inside was gorgeous. Everything so clean. The only issue I had was outside of the cottage could have been tidied up a little ie the outside plants could have been tidied up We spoke to Steve and Alison a lovely couple. The cottage was so lovely. No issues whatsoever. Gorgeous bedding and a lovely sleep. Enjoyed every minute

    Reviewed by BettyJun 2023

  • "What a beautiful comfortable accommodation."

    It is light and airy and everything has been thought through. It has a lovely feel to it. The kitchen is very well stocked with good quality items. The outdoor sitting area so quiet and sheltered. The Potting Shed is in a good location for visiting the Lakes/Morecambe Bay etc. plus walking from the door. The owner sent information about the cottage on an email a couple of days before arrival which we found very useful. Thank you Steve and Allison, you have a gem of a place and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2023

  • "2nd stay here fab cottage and very comfortable."

    Steve the owner very helpful if needed. Good location for visiting the lakes and around Silverdale.

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2023

  • "The cottage was great."

    Clean tidy with everything you needed We were just annoyed that it was only after booking we were informed that it was a sykes cotrage.we keep away from sykes as during covid we lost a lot of money when they wouldnt refund even though the rules said they should when they had cancelled. The fact cottage bookings are by sykes shoul be made clearer

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2023

  • "We throughly enjoyed our holiday at the Potting Shed, it’s a lovely cottage very well maintained."

    Reviewed by BarrieApr 2023

  • "An excellent property one of the best of your cottages we have been to a highly ..."

    An excellent property one of the best of your cottages we have been to a highly recommended cottage that was so peaceful

    Reviewed by GeoffApr 2023

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2023

  • "Excellent stay at the Potting Shed even though me and my husband were unwell for a couple of days but that didnt stop us having a good mooch around the area, everything you need is in the cottage, they have thought of everything, tucked away at the bottom of the owners garden but also very private, GEM of a place, will deffo be going back in the near future."

    Reviewed by MishelleFeb 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in the Potting Shed and would thoroughly rec it."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2022

  • "Lovely property, clean and well maintained."

    Everything you need for your holiday. Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by HildaSep 2022

  • "The Potting Shed is a lovely cottage set in a quiet area."

    The photos of the property are completely accurate. We had a fabulous week. Everything was top notch. Nothing had been overlooked. The owner called to ensure we were comfortable and knew how everything worked. Totally brilliant relaxing holiday. 5 stars all round.

    Reviewed by MarionJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in The Potting Shed and were very impressed with how beautifully presented, comfortable and thoughtfully appointed it is."

    This was our first visit to the area and we found the location to be an excellent base to explore the Lancashire coast, the Lake District the Yorkshire Dales. Many thanks for hosting a beautiful holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2022

  • "Very spacious and comfortable cottage with all amenities."

    Set in a good location to visit the lakes and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "Really great place, well furnished and lovely decor throughout, couldn’t think of anything we needed that wasn’t there!"

    Lovely secluded location, we were lucky with the weather and the outside patio was well used. Will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by IreneMay 2022

  • "The potting shed is a lovely ground floor apartment tucked away, completely private, behind a flowering hedge at the bottom of the owners garden in the village of Burton in Kendal."

    The surrounding countryside is beautiful. We enjoyed several walks from the doorstep while we were there including a walk along the Lancaster canal not far away. We love this part of the world and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    We loved the privacy particularly the private patio where we enjoyed much wine! The cleanliness was spot on and the equipment provided was more than adequate. We would have preferred a firmer mattress. Parking arrangements were great. The location was superb for exploring the Lakes and the Dales.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2022

  • "We found the bed too soft for our liking, but appreciate this is a very personal thing and you cannot provide a bed to suit all people :) Well furnished and great place for a break away."

    Really enjoyed our week thank you :)

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "House is lovely and well equipped with everything you need while there."

    Personally we felt bed was too soft but that’s a personal thing

    Reviewed by AMar 2022

  • "This was an exceptional property on all levels and we had a very relaxing comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by Carol DianeMar 2022

  • "Great little cottage very clean , comfortable and stylish everything you needed is in the cottage with added extras too They have really thought of everything ."

    An ideal location for surrounding areas for days out . Very peaceful and quiet .Would Highly recommend The Potting Shed and already done so to friends and family . Just wish we had booked for a full week and not just 3 nights .. Would we stay again ....Its a YES from us 10/10 .

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "Superb cottage, excellent location and very nice owners."

    Could not wish for better Xmas break.

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2021

  • "A great place to stay - well positioned for the lakes and Yorkshire."

    Comfortable, clean and warm with everything you would need for a week away from home. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2021

  • "The cottage was exceptional in terms of location, privacy, facilities & comfort."

    It wanted for nothing! The owner was easy to deal with & he has exceptional customer empathy. Excellent all round!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Privacy is the standout feature of the potting shed."

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Only one word : Fabulous!"

    Reviewed by JanJun 2021

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Everything was thought out in terms of what was provided at the accommodation. Great location touring.

    Reviewed by Beverley ClareOct 2020

  • "Both Alison and Steve were really friendly and approachable."

    We were left to our own devices but they made it clear that if we did need anything they would be there to help. Steve even text me on the day I was arriving to let me know about the local roadworks and told me the best way to get to the cottage to avoid any hassle. The cottage is in an ideal location for access to both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. It was very peaceful and quiet, would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "The owners, Steve and Allison were both lovely and made us feel very welcome on our arrival."

    The cottage was beautiful, very spacious, clean and had everything you could possible need during your stay.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in great situation for golf."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "We received a lovely email prior to arrival with all the instructions on how to access the cottage."

    Upon arrival the cottage was clean, warm and exactly as advertised. we enjoyed a lovely stay over Christmas and the cottage was 0wrfect for our needs and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the area. We bought a bird feeder along with us (as we had seen a previous comment about lack of a feeder and we are avid bird lovers ) and it was over run with bird life, so maybe this is something the owner could add but apart from that it was faultless. thank you Steve and Allison.

    Reviewed by KatyDec 2019

  • "A fantastic little cottage which is very well equipped."

    Warm, cosy and inviting, we looked forward to returning each evening.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2019

  • "Our stay at the potting shed was excellent, lovely cottage and area, an added bonus that a very good bus service only 5 minutes walk away."

    The pub in the village serving very good food.. Shame there wasn't any bird feeders outside patio doors as there was an abundance of birds In the garden.Enjoyed our stay, just a shame about the awful weather, but did not keep us in. Would and have recommended the potting shed.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely in a really quiet spot."

    I would definitely recommend this cottage We did eat at the local pub but we weren't very impressed. The staff were very nice but the food wasn't really up to standard. However there are some lovely places to eat in Kirkby Lonsdale which is only 20 minutes away by car.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage in a quiet location."

    The best cottage we have stayed in .

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2019

  • "The Potting Shed is even better than the description."

    It certainly deserves a 5 star rating. The owners deserve 5 stars also. My husband took unwell midweek and the owners went out of their way to take him to the nearest doctor and waited and brought him back. Even managed a visit to a pharmacy. Kindness itself. No problem in recommending this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2019

  • "Great holiday Potting Shed is a great place to stay it has everything you need."

    Reviewed by John KeithJun 2019

  • "Could not fault the accommodation."

    The cottage is in the ideal location for touring both the wonderful Lake District and the stunning North Yorkshire Dales by car.

    Reviewed by AnonymousMay 2019

  • "It was just perfect, exactly what we needed."

    Reviewed by RobynApr 2019

  • "Well equipped and presented cottage."

    Excellent for 2 people.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "The 'Potting Shed' is the most wonderful well equipped cottage for spending a very relaxing holiday."

    Superbly furnished throughout with every thing you could wish for. Perfectly situated for both the Lake District and West Yorkshire. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2018

  • "The Potting Shed is based in an ideal position for visiting the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales."

    The accommodation is excellent and caters for every need which is why we have just had our third visit.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay and perfectly located to explore both the Lakes and the Dales."

    Very clean and well maintained with all the facilities (and more) you could want. Can't recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by MamakAug 2018

  • "This was a fantastic property to stay in."

    Comfortable, peaceful and relaxing. Very well equipped throughout.

    Reviewed by JeffreyAug 2018

  • "Absolutely heaven so quiet ."

    We loved every second will be going again a perfect location.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2018

  • "We had a really exciting and enjoyable stay at the Potting Shed."

    The cottage was attractive and very comfortable with everything we needed to enjoy a lovely stay in the area.The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate in recommending this holiday and Sykes Cottages to our friends based on our experiences at the Potting Shed. Thank you! Wilf Renton

    Reviewed by WilfredJun 2018

  • "The owners of The Potting Shed have provided excellent accommodation."

    Extremely comfortable bed, the cottage is spotlessly clean, very well equipped and ideal for exploring the Lake District. Would recommend this cottage and would definitely book again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "We like to eat in and thought there was not enough crockery and cutlery with out putting the dishwasher on twice a day."

    Please note this is not a complaint ,just an observation

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2018

  • "Peaceful area, exceptionally helpful and friendly owner with recommendations of restaurants/pubs, beautifully decorated, everything you could think of has been considered in this holiday cottage."

    . and a fabulous bed - possibly the most comfortable I've ever had!

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2018

  • "Great location and very comfortable property."

    The pictures do not do it justice. Everything you could want in a small perfect package. We loved it.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2017

  • "Had a wonderful stay at the potting shed have been there twice"

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2017

  • "Excellent accommodation ideally situated for the lakes and Yorkshire dales"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "No mention of the washing machine in the listing."

    Reviewed by KeithFeb 2017

  • "Beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Nice lititle village with a pub that does reasonable food

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2016

  • "Shame it was a Friday to Friday booking, as due to nature of our jobs we will always have to forfeit a night ."

    .. this is common for a lot of Sykes cottages. We would prefer Saturday to Saturday rentals. Overall lovely cottage, very comfortable, modern and clean. Great to come back to after a busy day out walking. Location good for a range of activities including Lakes.

    Reviewed by DanielOct 2016

  • "The Potting Shed was home from home and well equipped."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, Blu-ray, DAB radio with Bluetooth, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and local pub 2 miles away.

The property

This outstanding, stone-built detached cottage is located within the grounds of the owners' home, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Burton-in-Kendal, just seven miles from Kirkby Lonsdale.

This elegant, lovingly-decorated holiday home boasts luxury furnishings and is set in an ideal location for discovering both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

The cottage boasts a contemporary finish throughout and includes high quality features, such as a beautiful designer kitchen and a superb bathroom - you're sure to have a break to remember.

This romantic retreat is set solely on the ground floor and has a beautiful open plan living space with original beams, a fabulous kitchen and a cosy, stylish sitting area with patio doors leading to a lovely patio.

This cottage is a real delight, retaining much of the character of the original building, enhanced by the modern and well-thought out styling employed by the current owners.

Settle outside on the spacious patio on sunny afternoons, enjoy a barbecue together, or simply relax and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple before taking a short walk around the village.

An abundance of pretty walks and cycle routes are available right from the doorstep, whilst the nearby medieval Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale and the Lune Valley, a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, are well worth a visit.

Lancaster and Kendal are also easily accessed and there are fantastic fishing and riding opportunities nearby, together with a choice of golf courses.

Windermere and Ambleside are a short drive away and the pretty villages of Arnside, Sedbergh and Settle provide excellent days out.

This quality cottage is an ideal getaway for exploring this beautiful area, at any time of year.


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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.


This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas