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Woodbine Cottage

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Burrow near Tunstall, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We feel the cottage would benefit having an en suite shower/toilet in the front bedroom as this had lots of wasted space."

    I wouldn't stay again as having to go down the steep stairs in the night to use the toilet was tricky Too many wardrobes for a short stay. Also there's room for a super king bed or at least a kingsize bed in the front bedroom. Back bedroom was ok. Kitchen was fine (apart from the tin opener which really didn't work). Lounge was ok. Garden was nice but totally wasted on us as we had to go outside every time we let the dogs out but I understand there's not alot can be done about that. It was pretty clean but loads of cobwebs hanging in the bathroom from the ceiling.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.4Aug 2023

  • "Not enough cupboard space, no where to store food, has to be left on worktop."

    . comfortable beds, lounge spacious and comfy. Not comfy sitting in the garden, could do with comfy garden chairs. good garden for dogs, but cant be let out alone, as drive separates the garden and cottage. Pub fabulous, area great for exploring.

    thanks for your review, and we're glad you found the cottage comfortable. in regards to cupboard space there are two cupboards either side of the cooker, which in a 2 bed cottage we believe are reasonably sized. glad you enjoyed the local area and the pub, and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine Elizabeth3.8Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was adequate for a short break, the bedrooms and bathroom(although very small) were clean and well presented, the kitchen did not have any form of extraction which set off the smoke alarm every time we cooked(not ideal with two small dogs)."

    We didn't really use the living room much as it smelled musty and there was no way of getting rid of it as the only window in the room didn't open (feature of a cottage I guess). The biggest disappointment was the outside space which was overgrown and not well maintained. This had a big impact on our stay as we booked it based on the views from the garden. The pictures on the website suggest a clear view over country fields when in fact the actual views are obscured by overgrown shrubs and trees. The bottom of the garden overlooks a cow shed which is piled 30foot high with dung. Unfortunately due to the overgrown trees the majority of the garden is kept in shade most of the day. Summer house was bady mantained and faced towards the house which is peculiar. Outside furniture needed a deep clean from winter months which we did in order to be able to use. No local walks for the dogs as the cottage is on main road and is quite busy. The pub opposite was OK to have a drink in but forget it if you intend to eat here each night because it is an award winning restaurant with award winning prices.

    Thanks for your review and we are sorry you were disappointed in the outside space. in regards to your issues with the garden, the trees and hedges have grown since the photos were taken in winter, and due to the abundance of birds and wildlife, they cannot be cut back until the autumn to ensure nothing is disturbed. the cow shed in the neighbouring field provides the milk for the famous ice cream in kirkby lonsdale, and is part of the local countryside community. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne2.8May 2023

  • "This was a very nicely appointed cottage which we found was actually more spacious than the description implied."

    Three of us and a dog were very comfortable downstairs for a 4 night stay. The major benenfit for us was the proximity of The Highwayman Pub, which, unlike many in remote areas was open all day every day and we were very well lookked after. There were two downsides. The heating and hot water was pre-set via a smart system, the timing did not really suit us as we tend to be in the cottage during the day and out in the evenings. The hot water also did not come on and we had cold showers until we managed to work out how to override the system. I think heating should be down to guests and I would always have an electric shower in a holiday let. The guide folder did not really help and was confusing in so much as it described room thermostats that did dot seem to exist. The back garden was lovely, but is not actually enclosed, and we could not let the dog off the lead when we were in there

    Hello thanks for your feedback,and we hope you enjoyed your stay. in regards to the garden, we've updated the description as although the garden does have boundaries, these are hedges, so small dogs especially would need to be supervised. in reference to the heating and water, although they are both pre set to come on in the morning and evening, it is possible to override them. there is a hot water button and a heating thermostat which can be used, and we will try and make the instructions for both of these clearer in the welcome pack. thanks for staying with us and hopefully we will see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, on arrival no welcome pack, as per all other Sykes properties, we've stayed at, cupboard under microwave, saucepans full of dust, other than that, stay was amazing, we loved the fire, all in all, a very relaxing break, and a lovely cottage, thank you M."


    Hello, thanks for your feedback, as the booking was last minute on the day, we couldn't get a welcome pack in time, and we did ask sykes to inform you of this. we're glad you had a relaxing break and look forward to you hopefully staying at woodbine again. thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandy Rees4.7Mar 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • The garden access point does not have a gate
  • otherwise enclosed rear garden with lawn
  • Some areas of the boundry are hedge and this could allow small dogs to escape if left unattended
  • furniture and summer house
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Tunstall 1.1 miles.

Tucked away in the hamlet of Burrow near Tunstall in Lancashire is Woodbine Cottage, an 18th century, stone-fronted dwelling.

Closely located near the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland, and the Lake District National Park, whilst complete with an enclosed garden, a homely interior, and a well-equipped kitchen/diner, this lovely abode welcomes families and couples to enjoy a rural escape; four guests are accommodated.

Park up to the rear before entering the home, where you'll find plenty of character throughout, such as original feature windows, exposed beams, and a rustic open fire in the sitting room; sink into the sofas with a good book or a film on the TV!

The farmhouse-style kitchen/diner with beautiful, tiled flooring has seating for four guests to share a meal together, which can be prepared with ease thanks to the electric oven, induction hob, microwave, and fridge with ice box.

After the day's adventures, keep on top of your washing with the helping hand of the washing machine, before refreshing in the ground-floor bathroom, housing both a bath and shower over.

Catch some rest in one of two spacious bedrooms, including a double and a twin.

Awaken to explore the rear garden, complete with plenty of lawn space for games, picnics, and enjoying a cold beverage in the summer house, plus a shed to store your bikes and outdoor gear!

Beyond Woodbine Cottage, visit the hamlet of Burrow, home to the popular Highwayman pub serving classic British meals when you fancy a break from the kitchen, but for more amenities, Kirkby Lonsdale is a short drive away with a supermarket, Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery, and lovely walks along the River Lune.

Here you can start your Yorkshire Dales adventure with guided tours of Ingleborough Cave, picturesque waterfalls, walking trails, and hikes up Whernside, the highest of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, all nearby!

The Forest of Bowland AONB lies south of the cottage, a popular choice for walking and cycling through unspoilt landscapes, recommended to pack your walking boots for.

Head to the nearby market towns of Carnforth and Milnthorpe for a variety of shops and eateries, just outside the Arnside & Silverdale AONB, sure to please wildlife lovers and birdwatchers, whilst the little ones will love meeting the animals at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis!

You could also spend the day in Lancaster, Settle and Overton, or explore Ingleton and its breath-taking waterfalls trails and caves.

An unforgettable holiday in the great outdoors awaits at Woodbine Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kirkby Lonsdale 3 miles.

Tunstall is a small village in the Lune Valley, just three miles from Kirkby Lonsdale and the ‘famous’ Devils Bridge, made up of traditional stone built dwellings, a Grade I listed Church and the Lunesdale Arms, a renowned bar and fine restaurant. Located just a mile away, The Highwayman Inn is one of a group of fine dining pubs owned by the renowned chef Nigel Haworth. Nearby Kirkby Lonsdale is situated in the heart of the Lune Valley, mid-way between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Thursday is market day, a perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the variety of distinctive shops in the town, or the many 17th and 18th century buildings which still stand. This part of the Lune Valley was a favourite haunt of the artist Turner, and was made famous by Ruskin - his "view" of the valley is still spectacular. The quiet country lanes are ideal for exploring by car, bike, or even horse. There are three golf courses nearby, as well as tennis, riding, fishing and a variety of riverside and country walks, making the area an ideal location for a break, whatever time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas