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The Hayloft

(Ref. 929085)

Burneside near Kendal, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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66 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottages was absolutely beautiful, could not fault it."

    The bed was comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and bathroom was brilliant. Great views and lots wild life, owls, deers. Leaving us a bottle of wine and chocolates was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2024

  • "This a very well equipped comfortable clean property."

    I would highly recommend. I would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2024

  • "The Hayloft was a great little bolt hole for a week in the South Lakes."

    We loved the lack of road noise and the lovely views from the back of the property. It was also brilliant to be able to do walks straight from the door. We did 2 longish (6-7 miles) circular ones, which afforded great views and shorter ones along the River Kent and through woods full of bluebells and wild garlic. The accommodation was very comfortable and the bathrooms were as good (if not better!) than any 5 star hotel. Tonia was around with help and advice when needed and left us some locally brewed beer and delicious biscuits as a welcome gift. I would not hesitate to recommend The Hayloft for anyone wanting a peaceful base from which to explore the South Lakes.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Spent seven nights at the Hayloft and felt compelled to share our experience, hoping it might help others looking for that perfect Lake District getaway."

    The cottage itself is so inviting, with a spacious living room that includes a kitchen and an open fire, plus splendid views over the valley. There are a few beautiful footpaths around; we walked upstream along the River Kent to Staveley for a pub dinner, which was so nice. If you're up for a 10 mile adventure, I recommend walking to Potter Fell and back. Using AllTrails to plan a circular route worked out great. Oh, last but not least, the 'Handsome' lager is just as good, many thanks Tonia!!!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything provided and beds lovely and comfortable."

    Bathrooms fantastic except for the fact the mirror in the bathroom with the bath was too high and too far away for me. A little mirror for ladies to do makeup would be very useful as would a full length mirror in the bedrooms. My main problem was the two sofas - both were really uncomfortable and made my back ache. I managed by sitting on an extra cushion and had one behind me. I found the dining chairs rather uncomfortable too and needed to move my cushion from the sofa.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Mar 2024

  • "The Hayloft is an excellent holiday accommodation."

    We were made very welcome by the owner Tonia and we definitely be returning again. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2023

  • "One word AMAZING."

    This place was so cosy and homely from the moment we stepped in my wife and daughter felt at home especially after a 5 hour journey because of the weather and stoppages. We loved every detail of the cottage how it was layed out and decorated. The en-suite were a treat for the eyes spacious and a great deep bath to indulge in. Tonia was very attentive and helpful from the moment go helped wiv leaflets which helped a lot and we visited them which we all enjoyed as a family. Tonia also visited us to see how we were getting on and spent her time playing with my daughter which was really nice to see she was truly great to help us with any issue and was really sweet. I will definitely be visiting again. My wife and daughter didn’t want to leave lol

    Reviewed by Omear5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Hayloft is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything is supplied to provide a very comfortable stay whether your using it as a base for hiking or you stay in front of the fire and chill on the cosy sofas and relax. The bathrooms are stunning with the added bonus of locally sourced toiletries. The photos from the website do not do The Hayloft justice, we had a wonderful weeks stay and wished we were their longer. Tonia was a wonderful host, she popped in briefly to check all was OK and was kind enough to give us some location tips.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Hayloft."

    Tonia was very welcoming. It was a lot more spacious than it looked on the photos and very clean, we particularly liked the bathrooms. It’s also in a really beautiful area. We would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Would highly recommend the hayloft it is situated in the ideal place with easy ..."

    Would highly recommend the hayloft it is situated in the ideal place with easy access to Kendall and Windamere and a lot more attractions, the hayloft has a well equipped kitchen, large bedrooms & and large en -suite bathrooms , the owner lives next door and knocked the door on our second day and asked if all was satisfactory , we had no complaints whatsoever

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at the hayloft, spacious, clean and great views."

    Tonia was very helpful! Lovely area for walks and not too far from Kendal, Windermere and other smaller villages. Could do with a bigger tv as it looks so small in a spacious room. Would go back as it’s so peaceful

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful, well-equipped property."

    Comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms! Was perfectly placed for us to explore everywhere we wanted to. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic Property, exactly what we were looking for."

    A set of kitchen tongues and a new frying pan would be useful. After 30 minutes the TVs sound started going up and down which became very irritating. We would definitely recommend this property again and will be booking it in the future

    Reviewed by Nicholas John Uttley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property, great location with lovely walks from the front door."

    Very clean throughout and extremely comfortable, loved the pillows!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage which was spotlessly clean and tidy when we checked in."

    Immaculate ensuite bathrooms. Thermostat in living area so radiators could be clicked on quickly and cottage soon toasty warm throughout. Beautiful views over open fields with lambs skipping about. Difficult to find fault with anything. Maybe a drainer for the washing up would be useful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "Delightful cottage."

    Lovely conversion of old farm building tastefully modernised to provide excellent facilities, including the best bathrooms of any rental we have used. Beautiful quiet location but still very convenient for southern Lakes and access to the Howgills. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home in rural Cumbria."

    Miss the morning sunrises across the fields already. The home is wonderfully maintained and our stay was effortless with the host checking in with us and resolving any small issues quickly.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2023

  • "Relaxing week which is what we needed Unfortunately rained every day but just have to accept"

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    We have stayed in quite a few holiday lets and this one was one of the best. Large rooms, wonderful bathrooms. Had everything we needed. We were a family with young children. The owner was also on hand to answer any questions. Great location as has the feel of being in the countryside but only 10 minutes to Kendal and 15 minutes to Windermere. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2022

  • "If you want peace and comfort this is the place to stay."

    away from the frenetic tourist spots of the lakes but within easy and quick access to the southern lakes and mountains. local walks abound, for all levels of walkers and there are good food,pub, brewery experiences nearby. the hayloft is a well maintained property, with high end bathroom fixtures and fittings. the underfloor heating in the bathrooms is excellent especially if you stay in winter like i did. the wifi is excellent and ran my firestick with no issues, the tv has both USB and HDMI connections. the kitchen has everything you would need, again with quality new looking appliances. the rear garden has a decked seating area and i can imagine it would be the perfect place to sit during summer evenings, with an outlook onto fields and hills. the 2 bedrooms have plenty of storage space enough for a week or two week stay and extremely comfortable beds. the central heating system throughout the property is excellent with controls downstairs and in the bedrooms and heats the property right through in no time at all. we received a very warm welcome from the owner and offers a good local knowledge of the surrounding area and throughout the lake district and are always willing to help in anyway they can with any problems you may have during your stay. overall an excellent 7 night stay through the christmas period at the hayloft and would definitely return to stay again.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The property was as beautiful as the photos, if not better, and everything we needed was there. The beds were so comfortable, the bathrooms gorgeous and the sofas comfortable too - which often isn’t the case for someone short with a bad back

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Nov 2022

  • "This was our second stay at the Hayloft, we had a fantastic time."

    We have no complaints at all. This is the perfect base to explore the lakes.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved staying at The Hayloft."

    We had everything we needed, and enjoyed the luxury bathrooms. It is decorated in a fresh and simple way, which we like, and could imagine the downside being very cosy in bad weather. We asked the host about a washing machine and we were able to use hers, which was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage that was perfectly positioned to visit Windermere, Grasmere and Ullswater (to name a few)."

    We had a lovely week here and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Hayloft.

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect cottage, beautifully located and very well equipped."

    Bathrooms exceptional, beds very comfortable. Quiet location with superb river walks on the door step.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location affording easy access to the South Lakes."

    The bathrooms in this property are superb. The other rooms in the property are more basic, but comfortable.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4May 2022

  • "Very good holiday with very good cottage and very good owner many thanks."

    Reviewed by Michael William5.0May 2022

  • "The welcome was great."

    Location suited us it was very clean and the beds and bedding were clean and comfortable. Settees took a bit of getting used to in the lounge.for myself but the others found them okay. The only criticism was the showers were lovely but the floors were quite slippery. On the hole very clean and comfortable and in a beautiful location

    Reviewed by David R5.0May 2022

  • "Tonia was very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage was well equipped and has very comfortable beds. The bathrooms are really beautiful. It is well positioned for visiting the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The local walks were lovely.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, spacious cottage, in a beautiful rural setting."

    We were a party of three, and were very pleased with the way the property was equipped and designed, particularly the two stunning ensuites. The location was really convenient for exploring the Lakes and surrounding areas. Thank you to Tonia for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage great bathrooms perfect location & very helpful owner ."

    Danny & Marie Glover

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Beautiful location. Has all the facilities that you would need for a fantastic stay. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. There were lots of books, puzzles and walking maps and guides to use. I would definitely return. The bathrooms are just beautiful and the views from every side stunning.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft over the last weekend."

    The weather was great for the time of the year and we got some good walks in. The house itself is brilliant for two couples sharing and is very well equipped. We had also stayed in the same property nine weeks earlier and we hope to return in 2022.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Conveniently located."

    A larger screen tv would have been beneficial. The WiFi on mobile Iphone was very intermittent. Never the less we had a good time despite the typical Lake District weather. Can recommend the Brewery and Chip Shop in Staveley and Carus Green Golf Club for dining.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay, a well laid out cottage, lots of space to stretch out and relax."

    The bathrooms are modern and spacious. The beds were comfortable. Tonia (the owner) was lovely and helpful. This is a perfect base for exploring the Lakes, there is so much to explore, a week is definitely not long enough! All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we will try and come back

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing cottage very clean with wonderful bathrooms."

    Lovely bird feeder to watch birds from inside as very wet unfortunately or would have enjoyed the outside area to watch them

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and furnished to a high standard throughout, particularly the en-suite rooms andTonia was a very polite and helpful host."

    We enjoyed our stay so much that we wanted to extend it, but unfortunately it wasn't available.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing location."

    Very helpful host. Beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by Deklyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and location, near all big roads to sight see the lake district with ease."

    Lovely cottage owner, made us feel very welcome. Views from cottage amazing and refreshing . Will definitely go back one day

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2020

  • "The only thing the cottage lacked was some decent kitchen knifes for self catering."

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic cottage."

    Very clean. Comfortable beds and bathrooms to die for. Central location. The owner Tonia, was very helpful. Would definitely recommend this property, it was so peaceful with views across the fields.

    Reviewed by Drinda5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean."

    We had a lot of extras that I wasn’t expecting. Hairdryer, washing accessories etc and a little gift of local beer on arrival. Very comfortable and a great location for exploring the Lakes

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had a lovely winter break Everything you could wish for Already booked again for later inthe year"

    Reviewed by S5.0Jan 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage with everything you need supplied."

    Good quality bed linen and towels. Set in stunning scenery. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful peaceful farm cottage in lovely rural position but close to Kendal and the Lakes."

    All fittings of good quality and well maintained. Comfy bed with excellent cotton bedding. Welcome gift of local beer and biscuits much appreciated. Best instructions for finding it and getting there that we have ever had. Even the weather was very kind. A thoroughly enjoyable week's stay.

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Hayloft was brilliant."

    Extremely comfortable and clean and spacious. It is in a rural setting with lovely views and walks on your doorstep. It is in between Kendal and Windermere so if you turn right or left at the end of the road you are sure to have an enjoyable time. Sue and Les

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Peaceful location, nice walks from cottage and nearby."

    Cottage was well appointed and the two ensuite bedrooms are of high quality and worked well for two couples sharing.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable, it was well equipped with everything we needed and in particular the bathrooms were lovely."

    The cottage is located in a peaceful and quiet place with some nice views. It was easy to access many of the lakes from this cottage. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2019

  • "Accommodation superb."

    Location very peaceful out of the way but not too far away.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Superb cottage with fantastic bathrooms we would highly recommend the Hayloft"

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2019

  • "The Hayloft is a beautifully presented stone cottage situated in a quiet picturesque setting just outside of Kendal."

    It has everything you could possibly need and has the most amazing bathrooms. We would highly recommend staying at the Hayloft and would love to return very soon.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jan 2019

  • "This is a very nice cottage situated just away from Windermere with easy access across the lakes."

    Beautifully comfortable beds and fabulous bathrooms with both bedrooms. We would be more than willing and happy to stay again for our regular visit to the lakes.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2018

  • "Very comfortable beds and clean bathrooms in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Cottage was great and in an idea spot, and the booking process was straightforward."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, great facilities in a fantastic location!"

    Couldn't have asked for more, thank you!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent holiday let in glorious location away from the Lake District crowds."

    Excellent decor and facilities and views. Owner very pleasant and welcoming. Will have no hestitation in booking this property again.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2018

  • "Hayloft is a great base for exploring The Lake District."

    The owners were on hand if we had any queries and the cottage was situated in beautiful countryside. It was lovely watching the birds feeding in the garden and not hearing buses going pass at all hours. So peaceful. The ensuite bathrooms were fabulous and walk in showers great. The only observation here is that a grab rail and shower mat would have been useful but no complaints about the standard of the bathrooms. We wouldn't hesitate to book this lovely cottage again and this is also backed up by other comments in the visitors book.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very lovely cottage in a great location!"

    Very comfortable indeed, the en suite bathrooms are great! This cottage can only be improved by adding wifi.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Hayloft in the Lake District was absolutely amazing!"

    I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The cottage itself was immaculate and suited every need and had plenty of character. The surrounding area was beautiful, and not being too far from the lakes was ideal. I am very happy after returning from this holiday and would highly recommended using Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by George4.7Apr 2018

  • "The house was extremely comfortable, large rooms, very clean and there was even a train set for our little one to play with."

    Underfloor heating in the bathrooms was an added plus. The host was really nice as well and very helpful. One suggestion we would like to make is to provide WiFi.

    Reviewed by Romina5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage, very comfortable and well equipped."

    The bathrooms were gorgeous, especially with the heated flooring! The owner was great, she was very helpful and kind. She dropped by after we had arrived to check everything was ok and we asked if there was an iron. She said no, but that she could pick one up. A few hours later - an iron had appeared! Fantastic!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location for visiting the Lakes."

    Reviewed by Victoria4.6Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was excellent quality and the website is very easy to use and very informative."

    I have the app and have just booked another holiday using it and it worked well. We have used other companies for our holiday cottages and have found Sykes to be the best especially when it comes to information and photographs supplied.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Dec 2017

  • "Very nice cottage, everything spotless, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Jayne4.8Nov 2017

  • "Only thing to mention if we were to be completely nit picky is that it would have been nice to have a decent chef's knife in the kitchen for cooking."

    Other than that, everything was great!

    Reviewed by Lee4.4Oct 2017

  • "This cottage is one of the best that we have ever stayed in."

    The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the bathrooms were amazing. It also had lots of room for our small daughter to run around in. All in all a wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Geraint5.0Aug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with single adult folding bed and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, use of a washing machine on request
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Single adult folding bed
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed front decked garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles.

The property

Burneside 1.4 miles.

This beautiful barn conversion is situated between Burneside and Staveley on the edge of the Lake District National Park, providing an ideal base for a family holiday in luxurious surroundings.

From the front door there is an open plan living area with a well-equipped, bespoke farmhouse kitchen, lovely dining area and a sitting area with comfortable seating and a woodburning stove if the weather becomes a little cold.

There are also external doors into the lovely, south-facing garden overlooking open fields.

Upstairs there are two king-size double bedrooms, both with generous and luxurious en-suite bathrooms containing underfloor heating.

One bedroom has a feature bath with shower over and a walk-in shower and the other with a walk-in dual head shower.

From all the upstairs rooms there are super views across fields.

Outside, there is a front enclosed garden with decking, patio and furniture where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your activities for the day’s ahead.

You can walk along the River Kent on the Dales Way footpath to Staveley (1.8 miles) where you will find a brewery, country pubs and cafes.

There is a larger shopping area with restaurants and pubs in nearby Kendal, including the Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Brewery Arts Centre.

Further afield, you can explore the neighbouring regions such as Sedbergh in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Appleby, a historic town in the beautiful Eden Valle.

Why not visit the ever-popular towns of Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside in the centre of Lakeland?

A wonderful Lake District holiday home.

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About the location


Kendal 3 miles; Windermere 7 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Burneside is situated just three miles from Kendal, and seven miles from Windermere, in a quiet and peaceful valley. Its near neighbour, Kendal, is known as the southern Gateway to the Lakes. Visit the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, or explore Levens Hall, with its world famous topiary gardens. The stone ruins of Kendal Castle are also a must for any visitor. Further north are the famous towns of Windermere and Ambleside, boasting attractions such as Lake Windermere, Lakeside Aquarium, Grizedale Forest Park and the Windermere Steamboat Museum. Children will enjoy the World of Beatrix Potter, in Bowness, where technology brings her well-loved characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Burneside is ideally situated for exploring everything that the region has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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