The exterior of Kirkstone, Lake District
Location Icon Burneside, Lake District
From £321 per night


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Sleeps 4
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2 Bedrooms
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2 Bathrooms
A characterful cottage that’s perfect for a family to retreat to after a day out exploring the Lake District with access to luxury facilities including a spa and a private chef.

Kirkstone is situated in a beautiful, secluded part of the Lake District, yet also within a short drive of Kendal and Windermere. Set on a five-star cottage complex (there are just four other boutique-style properties) with three acres of tranquil gardens, Kirkstone is an excellent choice for a relaxing luxury cottage holiday in the UK. Enjoy lovely country walks and bike rides from your door, the sounds of birdsong and sheep on neighbouring farmland, and a supreme level of comfort. With an on-site spa and swimming pool available for your exclusive use, as well as the option to book a private chef who will cook dinner in your cottage in time for your return ‘home’, Kirkstone is ideal for pure indulgence.

Why we love this

  • Rural, peaceful Lake District location
  • One of just five boutique-style properties on a luxury cottage complex
  • Spa and swimming pool access and a personal chef are available

Key Features

Dog-friendly Dog-friendly
Heated indoor pool Heated indoor pool
Parking Parking
Sauna Sauna
Luxury spa complex Luxury spa complex
Spa Spa
Gym Gym
BBQ - charcoal BBQ - charcoal
Children welcome Children welcome
Extensive gardens Extensive gardens
Luxury toiletries Luxury toiletries
Sustainable Sustainable
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Why Book with Us

Book with Confidence

Our properties are handpicked and inspected in person before listing, and we regularly review them for quality control and your peace of mind.

Best Price Guarantee

We only work with the best owners, so in the rare event you find one of our properties listed elsewhere for less, we’ll refund you the difference. *

Exceptional Service

Our award-winning Guest Services team will not only help you find your dream holiday but will support you through every step of your stay.

Kirkstone is a spacious Lakeland cottage decorated in a contemporary Cumbrian style. Inside, there are beautiful, exposed stone walls that add a characterful backdrop to the neutral décor, slate grey flooring and wooden ceiling beams.

The cottage layout is set out mainly over the ground floor, with just a few steps here and there, so can be a good choice if you’ve got lively little ones in tow, or find climbing stairs difficult. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen area is a sociable space where you can be cooking, yet still be involved with conversations going on in the lounge area. There are two comfy sofas, a Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix built-in, and a log-burner to make those winter evenings even more cosy. The cottage also features music control pads and Bluetooth technology so that you can play songs from your own collection, or stream music.

The bespoke kitchen has plenty of prep space, including a stylish island with a built-in wine rack, as well as everything you could need to prepare delicious meals including a double oven, instant convection hob and fridge/freezer, plus pots and pans. A dining table with space to seat four in comfort is right next to the two large windows and French doors, which flood the space with natural light.

If the weather is being kind, open up the French doors and dine outside on your private, part-shaded patio where there are views that extend across the meadow. There is also a BBQ if you’d like to cook up some local Cumberland sausages on a summer’s evening.

There are two bedrooms: the first has a super-king bed and an en-suite shower and bath, whilst the second bedroom has a super-king bed (but can be arranged into a twin room on request) and an en-suite wet room with shower. Both bedrooms also have their own TV which is handy for times when you feel like sloping off to bed early and snuggling up with a film.

For nature-lovers, there’s a ‘nature spotter diary’ in the cottage for noting sightings of wildlife, drawing pictures, adding photos or pressings. You’ll also find bird and nature guides to help you identify species. If you’d like to study the dark night skies more closely, stargazing equipment can be dropped off at the cottage on request and on a clear night there is lots to see.

If you arrive before 7pm you will be met by a member of staff who will show you to your cottage and how everything works. For later arrivals, there is self-check-in, but a member of staff will welcome you the following morning. The cottage also has a dedicated parking area.

The complex on which Kirkstone is situated is committed to minimising its environmental impact and caring for the surrounding countryside. It has a private water supply, while renewable biomass and solar power is generated on site. Recycling facilities include guest composting bins for food waste, while bark chippings are created in the grounds and used in the garden borders. There’s also a tree-planting programme, whilst nature is encouraged to thrive through measures like adding plants and wildflowers that attract pollinators including bees and butterflies. Meanwhile, eco-friendly cleaning products are used where possible and items included in welcome hampers are sourced locally.

We plant a tree for every booking we make to help offset some of the carbon emissions generated by our stays.

Check-in: from 15:00
Check-out: by 10:00

Deposit: Bookings are subject to a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the booking value plus applicable booking fees with the balance payable 60 days before the date of travel.

Accidental Damage Deposit: To maintain the highest standards in our properties, guests will need to pay a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 prior to their stay. An advance payment as detailed in the booking summary can be made to waive the requirement.

  • Strictly no smoking on all the premises or grounds
  • No parties or events
  • Please keep noise to a minimum
  • You will be asked to pre-book a time slot for your exclusive use of the spa facilities, including the swimming pool
  • Spa treatments can be arranged on Tuesday and Sundays only and are subject to availability
  • Children welcome
  • Two well-behaved dogs permitted by prior arrangement at an additional fee of £30 per dog
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead in the gardens and also on the walking routes that enter farmland. However, dogs can run free in a field opposite the cottage complex

Bespoke your stay

Stay your way with our bespoke travel service. Our Guest Services team are available to tailor-make your holiday matching you with the perfect property and provide personalised recommendations on anything from local restaurants to unforgettable experiences.

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Kirkstone is set in a quiet corner of the Lake District, on a small, luxury cottage complex with an on-site gym and a spa area with Jacuzzi, sauna and a heated 16-metre swimming pool. The pool and spa facilities are made available to one cottage at a time, so that you can experience having them all to yourself for the ultimate pampering treat (you will be asked to pre-book time slots). For an extra cost, spa treatments including aromatherapy and sports massages can be booked.

There are also three acres of gardens and an arboretum for nature-lovers to explore. Birdwatchers in particular will enjoy looking for the many garden species, as well as trying to spot woodpeckers and owls. The pond attracts frogs, newts and ducks, while bats are frequently seen, and on occasion so are wild deer.
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We are always happy to help and go out of our way to tailor your perfect UK holiday.

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Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm
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Luxury Cottages, C/o WeWork, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AA