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Prizet services

Location:

A591 between Kendal and Sizergh
(also accessible to traffic on the A6)

Signposted from the road? Southbound only

Postcode:

LA8 8AA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.



A pair of forecourts in the Lake District.

Facilities

Hotel: northbound only: Travelodgebook Forecourt: on both sides: Shell, Londis, Costa Express, f'real Milkshakes, Rollover, AdBlue Containers, Jet Wash
and southbound only: Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Prizet Filling Station
Helsington
Kendal
Cumbria
LA8 8AA

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

Travelodge Kendal.
The buildings are all cladded in mock-local stone.

There was a building called Prizet View to the west of the A6 (now A591), built after the road was straightened out in the 1930s. This gained a petrol station in the 1960s.

In the 1970s the road was upgraded to a dual carriageway and a new southbound petrol station opened. The two have operated as a pair of BP filling stations since.

The old alignment of the A6 still forms part of the northbound petrol station.

In 1998 a Little Chef opened next to the southbound petrol station, and a northbound Travelodge hotel was added in 2005. The Little Chef closed in the same year and became The Energy Centre, now a flooring company.

In 2015, the filling stations were rebranded to Shell where they also each gained a Mace store.

In March 2020, AUK Ltd. submitted plans to build a Costa Drive Thru with 8 electric vehicle charging bays on the northbound side. These plans were refused in August 2020 on the basis that the development was not needed in such a rural location. The plans were then re-submitted in August 2020 and once again rejected in January 2021.

In December 2020, the filling stations were acquired by MFG following the purchase of six sites (including these two) from AUK Investments Limited. As part of this, MFG rebranded the shops from Mace to Londis.

In February 2021, MFG submitted planning permission to extend the southbound filling station to introduce a 'sandwich bar' offering which is likely to be branded Greggs or Subway. A decision is set to be made in Spring 2021.

Alternatives

Previous:Next:
Greystones (A590, 7 miles)
Burton-in-Kendal (M6 northbound, 9 miles)
Lancaster (M6 south, 25 miles)
Services on the A591Ings (8 miles)