Raceside Cottage

Kirksanton near Millom, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 8849)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
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The property

A delightful, stone-built wing of a converted barn situated in a quiet location within the small hamlet of Kirksanton. This all ground floor Kirksanton cottage provides warm and cosy accommodation in an unspoilt and largely undiscovered corner of the Lake District. Furnished and styled in a contemporary style throughout, this Kirksanton cottage features a lovely open plan living area, two excellent bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside this Kirksanton cottage there is a small private patio area, which is ideal for dining alfresco, or relax in the owner's beautiful mature gardens. Just a stone's throw away from this Kirksanton cottage is the local pub, where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and bar meal, whilst the delightful beach is a fifteen minute walk away, plus there are walking opportunities available from the doorstep, including Black Combe, a challenging ascent well worth the effort for the breathtaking views on offer. There are many idyllic coastal walks available and for the more energetic, the magnificent fells at Wasdale Head, including Scafell, are nearby. This Kirksanton cottage is a great base for visiting local attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. A wonderful Kirksanton cottage perfect for couples, families and friends at any time of year.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with additional pull-out stacker bed suitable for children aged 12 and under only. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.


  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage available
  • Private patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared lawned area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2.5 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Peace and tranquility so close to the Lake District national park”
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    • “My son and his fiancée who live in Singapore were visiting the UK in July to attend a friends' wedding in Hawkshead. As a Christmas present, they booked a week long stay at Raceside cottage to enable us to share the week with them and to take our two dogs. We have been frequent visitors to the Lake District but have never been to the South West corner where the village of Kirksanton is located. The village of Kirksanton is just that ! a tiny village with no mote than 20 properties including Raceside Cottage where we stayed. The accommodation is in a barn conversion and occupies the whole of the ground floor. We were delighted by the quality of the cottage and impressed by the amount of space in all the rooms, including bathroom. The property was very clean and well maintained and it was a delight to discover that the owners had provided us with home baked bread, fresh cream muffins, milk and eggs. Very welcoming after a busy drive. The beds were very comfortable and provided perfect rest and relaxation. The beach is a pleasant 20 minute walk away but can be accessed by car form either of the two neighbouring villages of Silecroft or Haverigg. There was plenty of dog walking opportunity in the area which was great and everybody who we met, either local people or others on holiday were incredible friendly. Our one regret that due to the social aspect of the wedding which went on for the whole week, we didn't get to try the highly recommended food at the King Billy pub in the village literally two minutes from the cottage. Good excuse to go back at a later date ! Be prepared to have a techno free week as there is no Wi-Fi in the cottage and mobile phone coverage is patchy, the cottage walls are incredibly thick. ! No bad thing as a stress reliever. If you are desperate there is free Wi-Fi in the coffee shop in Millom - a 10 minute drive away and there is a Tesco there for supplies. All in all this is a great place, a lovely area and really nice people. I can thoroughly recommend it.”

    Alan S, August 2015

    • “Beautiful Location, Beautiful accomodation, Kitchen short of nothing!”
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    • “Myself and my husband and children and grandchildren and dogs...... stayed in Raceside cottage in July for one week. I have never stayed in such well equipped cottage accommodation. I had taken pots and pans and ... almost everything that is usually missing from rented accommodation, only for my husband to say, we could have saved a fortune in fuel if you hadn't brought all the equipment that is already here! We cooked for 5 people most nights and it was a joy to stay in and cook (not something that can usually be said for a rental cottage). The garden is beautiful, the bathroom is spacious and shower constantly hot! The master bedroom is lovely and the lounge dining room is very comfortable, spacious and just SO practical. We took our 2 dogs and they settled immediately. Viv and her husband are really lovely people - and whoever baked the cakes that were left for us on our arrival! 10 out of 10! I suppose it depends on what your expectations are, but we just wanted somewhere comfortable, clean, and quiet. And this cottage has it all! A very short drive, or 20 minute walk to the beach - which in itself is so clean and unspoilt! We were there every evening until 10pm - both grandchildren and dogs thought they had died and gone to heaven! Kirksanton is a really quiet place to stay, nothing there really only King Billy pub and pretty village square with nice area/park for little ones. Haverigg and Millom are just 5 minutes away by car, and the café in Millom, just over the bridge, serves great snacks, very reasonably priced, with a beautiful garden to sit in. We ate out in the Bear on the Square on Sunday Lunch, and it was a really good meal, and again very reasonably priced, and the staff and locals were so friendly. My only quibble was that in the small bedroom you can hear noises of the owners above you from quite early in the morning, but hey, take ear plugs! We are booked back in to the cottage in August 2015 and the only additional item I will be taking this time is a pack of ear plugs! Bear in mind that we are British and have to moan about something! Don't even think about booking this accommodation - JUST DO IT before it is booked up! We had a lovely time and a wonderful stay in this cottage in Kirksanton! Thanks Viv and hubby - I promise to return your bedsheet in August!”

    NikkNorthWestEngland, North West England, August 2015

    • “Charming Cottage”
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    • “Arrived at the cottage it was beautiful. Went in to find that the owner had left us cakes and fresh bread - very delicious. We had everything we needed in the cottage, it was a charming cottage and the owner made us feel very welcome. It was well situated for the beach and there was plenty of the things to do and see without having to go to far, it was a great base to visit all the lakes. We really enjoyed our holiday as did the dogs.”

    MickandJulieW, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Wonderful”
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    • “Kirkanston is a lovely little hamlet, outstanding for those people that want to use it as a base for visiting elsewhere or stay local and walk, or cycle or horseride!!! or just chillax. The cottage has been converted to a high level and has everything that you need, it is suitable for couples with or without children, I went with my partner and because there was an extra room my Mum was able to stay for a couple of nights also. We have 3 small dogs that were welcomed. The garden is shared but you still get plenty of privacy and the owners of the cottage are really lovely anyway so it doesn't matter. We went walking everyday there's walks from the front door to the beach or you can get in the car and go further afield. Lovely pub at the end of the road so you can stagger back after a few beers!!! :o) Overall perfect location, we will be returning, oh and nice touch of homemade cakes and bread which were both delicious upon arrival :o). You can get access to the internet but you have to put your phone against the window and wait for a bit...it is the countryside only to be expected!!!”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Fantastic cottage in a great location”
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    • “Beautifully appointed and maintained, this cottage is in lovely quiet location only 20 minutes walk from an unspoilt beach. Raceside Cottage definitely warrants its 4-star rating. The furnishings are very tasteful, the settees and beds extremely comfortable and the overall feel is very homely. The owners provide a welcome loaf of bread and home-made butterfly cakes which were really lovely. The cottage has everything you need including TV and DVD player (with a good library of DVDs), books, games, etc. There are several good circular walks from the cottage and our dogs had a wonderful time - especially on the beach! Highly recommended - we would definitely go back again!”

    Andy G, York, United Kingdom, June 2014

    • “Lovely warm cosy cottage, very dog friendly!”
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    • “Lovely cottage, dog friendly, very clean, cosy and warm what more could you want for a January break! Local pub in walking distance allows dogs and the food especially steak is great. The accommodation is below the owners but it still felt private enough. Is a bit of a drive to the main attractions in the lakes.”

    Holly B, Stockport, United Kingdom, January 2014

    • “Absolutely delightful!”
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    • “Raceside Cottage is an absolute jewel of the Lakes! From the scrummy cakes and bread as a welcome gift, to the well thought out books and visitor leaflets for planning days out, Raceside Cottage had it all! We had a relaxing week in august including the dog - the accommodation was of the highest standard and had every utensil you could have needed. The bedrooms were cosy with plenty of storage, lovely bathroom and a great open plan kitchen/lounge. It was just a 15minute walk from the beach and the King William pub 2 mins away, does a fab steak! Although on the West coast, most visitor attractions were within easy driving.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Shropshire, October 2013

    • “Beautiful well equipped accommodation.”
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    • “Race side cottage was lovely and it had absolutely everything you could possibly need. Beds were fantastically comfy a real home from home. Lovely walks for our 2 dogs and lots of nice towns and villages to visit and explore. Extra nice touch were the 6 delicious cupcakes the owner had made for our arrival and 6 fresh eggs and milk in the fridge, all in all highly recommend this accommodation.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Arbroath, July 2013

    • “relaxing in amazing accomodation and surroundings”
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    • “The cottage was amazing with every home comfort you could ask for. The original features of the house merged with the gorgeous modern design and gave a fantastic finish to this beautiful cottage. Location was remote and relaxing and just perfect. The owners made us feel so welcome, even leaving ussome home made cakes to enjoy after our long journey. Such a great holiday!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Motherwell, May 2013

    • “Friendly, welcoming and excellent”
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    • “Good place to stay when visiting c Cumbria and the Lakes”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Harrogate, November 2012

    • “Stunning location And Property”
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    • “Arrived and welcomed by the owner, Freshly baked Cakes on arrival, photos dont do this property justice, its immaculate. short walk to beach, easy access, Try the King George Pub for Lovely Food serving 1.5kg Steaks and great food drop into the lakes everything you need for that relaxed break”

    Roy S, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, April 2012

    • “nice cottage - remote location”
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    • “the cottage was clean and the living area / kitchen was well equipt. the bedroom and the bathrooms were functional but lacking in luxury. its at least a 30 minute drive to most places - whether that be a town, a decent hill or a tourist attraction.”

    Holgate79, Sheffield, February 2013

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    • “This cottage was excellent. The kitchen was better equipped than my own, it had everything and plenty of it. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of information on places to visit as well as board games/books/puzzles in case the weather prevented going outside. The garden was pretty, but more importantly, secure so that we did not have to watch the dog constantly. The location was great for both lakes and beach as well as towns. One of the best places we have stayed in.”

    Mrs Milligan, Gillingham, September 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a very nice part of the country.”

    Mr Birch, Flint, September 2015

    • “A beautiful tranquil, clean, and homely Cottage. The owners really care and this shows in the decor and facilities in the Cottage. We had a lovely time.”

    Dr Quinton, North Shields, June 2015

    • “Raceside Cottage was very welcoming and like a home from home, in a quiet area with a lovely pub just a minutes walk away, serving delicious steaks!”

    Mrs Keys, Dorchester, May 2015

    • “A well thought out and designed cottage in a part of the lakes which offered good commuter links to the south west area. Special mention to our hosts who made our stay very enjoyable and to the folk in Kirksanton who were always friendly and welcoming.”

    Mr Heath, Bridlington, April 2015

    • “Very relaxing, just what we wanted.”

    Mr Wragg, Lytham St. Annes, January 2015

    • “The owners were very friendly and everything you would need was available; a well stocked kitchen, iron and hair dryer. A very spacious Cottage which was lovely & warm. There was a pub at end of lane which was dog friendly and a country lane walk to beach.”

    Mrs Stewart, Saltcoats, October 2014

    • “It was a lovely quiet and very relaxing holiday Our hosts were very nice and the gift of bread and cakes also milk was a very nice touch and much appreciated. The coastal walks were great and we enjoyed every minute of our holiday and would definitely return.”

    Mr Sparling, Birmingham, September 2014

    • “We liked the proximity of the property, the freedom to come and go where we pleased with no problems and the home from home feel of the accommodation. The owners were very helpful with advice on days out and supplying some fresh goodies on our arrival. The BBQ was an absolute bonus.”

    Mr Matkin, Derby, July 2014

    • “The area was very beautiful, the cottage was in an idyllic quaint little village; very peaceful and a great base for touring the Lake District. The cottage was better than expected and the owner was very welcoming and helpful with a good knowledge of areas to visit. We would definitely visit in the future.”

    Mr Wildin, Stoke-on-Trent, May 2014

    • “Although the cottage is attached to the owners cottage and there is a shared garden there is a lovely private area to sit in and the owners are friendly and answer any questions that you have but have. A really excellent and well appointed cottage with lovely owners and fabulous scenery and walks all around. We would recommend to others and would like to return some day.”

    Ms Mas, Chorley, April 2014

    • “Very peaceful and comfortable with nice beach walks with our 2 pet dogs who were also very happy. Hosts left some yummy strawberry cream tea cakes and fresh home baked bread when we arrived which was very nice touch. Lots of literature on the surrounding area left in the flat was very helpful. Lots of crockery, cutlery and towels. We would definitely recommend this place for those wishing to leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind.”

    Mr Fernandes, Banstead, March 2014

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About the location


Millom 2 miles; Coniston 17 miles.

The small hamlet of Kirksanton is situated on the West Coast of Cumbria, within the Lake District National Park. The hamlet comprises of a scattering of cottages, farm dwellings and a traditional village pub, and enjoys an enviable position amidst some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, as well as being situated close to local beaches, coastal walks and many of the nearby conservation areas. The local skyline is dominated by the towering peaks of Scafell, Great Gable, Hard Knott, Harter Fell and Muncaster Fell and nearby the stunning valleys of Eskdale and Dunnerdale provide breathtaking and ever-changing scenery to be enjoyed throughout the year. Local attractions include Muncaster Castle, a World Owl Centre and the Ravenglass to Eskdale miniature railway, all of which provide wonderful and varied days out.

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