Tower Cottage

Kirksanton near Millom, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 2698)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A lovely wing of a Grade II listed building, formerly a working brewery, set within its own grounds in the tiny hamlet of Kirksanton.

Adjacent to the main tower, the property offers well-appointed contemporary accommodation including a first floor entrance hall with staircase to a spacious ground floor sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen with lovely long-distance views of the surrounding fells, a delightful main bathroom and three lovely bedrooms.

Outside, a spacious lawned garden provides guests with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the panoramic views across the ever-changing Black Combe.

There are excellent walking opportunities from the doorstep, with lovely coastal walks available, and for the more energetic, the magnificent fells at Wasdale Head, including Scafell.

A great base for visiting local attractions such as Muncaster Castle and the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, and for touring the surrounding area, this is a holiday location for family and friends to enjoy throughout the year.


Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with 2 singles and pull-out stacker bed, 1 x king-size double, 1 x single with additional pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Spacious sitting room.


Oil central heating. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player. WiFi available in some rooms. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 0.75 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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Guest Reviews


    • “Good holiday rental”
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    • “Enjoyed the Tower Cottage for a week in April. All the amenities you would expect, with large kitchen and living room.”

    Barnstones, Fleet, United Kingdom, April 2015

    • “Seeing the New Year in, in style!”
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    • “We hired Tower Cottage out for a week over the New Year. What a beautiful location, surrounded by fields and mountain views. The cottage itself was perfect and the owner made us feel very welcome. If you're looking for a base to explore the local area then look no further!!!”

    Eric B, Northampton, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Best Value around!”
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    • “Gorgeous cottage set in a fantastic area. Fully equip kitchen with washing machine and full size fridge freezer- brilliant for the large family. 2 bathrooms, again perfect for a big family. Bedrooms are good size and have amble storage. offroad parking for 2 large cars, private driveway leading to property which is great! Family are lovely and helped out lots! We will stay again, only next time for longer!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Senghenydd, December 2012

    • “Perfect Combination of Beach and Lakes”
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    • “Stayed here in aug me, my husband and children aged 9 and 13. Lovely cottage, very spacious and kitchen well equipped. Large screen TV with sky, so teenager son was kept happy! Walked to local beach, georgeous white sand and so quiet, saw sum total of 2 people walking their dogs and a dead seal! Visted Wast Water, fantastic and also Windermere, Keswick and Hawskhead. Was told I looked very relaxed when I got home - sign of a good holiday. Would definitely recommend the cottage to all.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, West Wickham, October 2011

    • “Fabulous Cottage!”
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    • “We stayed in this cottage as we were visiting in-laws for a wedding. This is a great cottage ideal for families and couples alike. Every window had a view and nearly every morning we were greeted at breakfast with lambs, sheeps, horses and a donkey looking through the kitchen door :-)! We had 2 resident cats who at first were a pain as one of the party is allergic but we soon got used to it and couldn't resist letting it in for milk in the morning. Ideal location for the sand dunes at Haverigg beach, Millom is close by to stock the cupboards and is about a 45 minute drive to the centre of the lakes. Accommodation is gorgeous but only comfortably sleeps 5, the cot bed was slightly springy and thin and footon was a little hard and probably wouldn't be able to sleep on this for a week. However we put the cushon from the footon on the cot bed and it was fine. There is a pub in Kirksanton (2 mins from cottage) called The King Billy which is amazing! Steaks are delicious, cooked perfect and are reasonably priced. Will definately be returning - just wish there was a week free in the summer!!! All sold out! Thanks Michael for a great time and your help and advice!! See you again soon no doubt.”

    Sophie_ken, Cambridge, United Kingdom, April 2011

    • “We organized a holiday in a brewery (successfully)”
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    • “A charming cottage next to the Tower of the old Banksprings Brewery which closed in the 60s. Beautiful, comfortable cottage. Very friendly owners. They left us some fresh eggs one morning which were delicious. We just had a totally wonderful time. Very good location in one of the quieter areas of the Lake District and thankfully so.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bishop's Stortford, July 2010

    • “Everything you could want”
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    • “Tower Cottage is a lovely place to stay; a warm welcome and stunnimg views from all rooms. There was nothing more that you could need within the house; it is very nicely furnished, comfortable and spacious. The surrounding area is lovely and you can travel to most tourist areas quite easily. The nearby beaches are good for picnics and Milom is handy for stocking up the cupboard. We would definately recommend a stay here.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southampton, December 2009

    • “Tower Cottage Brilliant”
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    • “This is really good family accommodation conveniently located all all attractions in the Western Lake District.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northern Ireland, December 2009

    • “very spacious place”
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    • “great welcome. fantastic views. spacious home. great for two families. ideal for entertaining as kitchen diner and lounge so big. we used it to visit friends that lived nearby. would definitely use it again”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northumberland, March 2014

    • “Definitely a place a should come back to !”
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    • “In august we stayed in Tower Cottage, Kirksanton. It's a spacious yet cosy house and we had everything we needed. We loved the views we had and the sheep and horses in the nearby pasture. We had to drive quite a while to visit most parts of the Lake District, but driving around was never dull, so we didn't see this as a downside. I also liked the fact that the sea was really nearby, we visited Hodbarrow Reserve one day. So we didn't only have lakes, mountains and fells, but also the wide open sea !”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beveren, October 2011

    • “Spacious Cottage in Previous Brewery”
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    • “Although some of the kitchen utensils and equipment were wanton for a group of six, and the cleanliness of the kitchen was not exactly to norm but after cleaning everything down we survived. The accommodation was very attractively refurbished and was perfect with plenty of space to relax. If you love the seaside this is the perfect spot to combine mountain and sea escapes.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rye, June 2010

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    • “The owner of Tower Cottage was fantastic, the space was brilliant and well kitted out, heating and hot water reliable and easy to use and perfect for a family.”

    Mrs Powell, Leeds, March 2015

    • “It was a wonderful house to come back to each evening. It was warm, spacious and set in the most wonderful surroundings. The owner was extremely helpful; nothing was too much trouble.”

    Ms Lee, London, March 2015

    • “Tower Cottage was an amazing property, my daughter said it was her dream home. It was warm, comfortable, roomy and homely feeling, we loved it. The owner is a lovely man who was so helpful & friendly. We loved Rosie the donkey and all the animals. The scenery was so beautiful, we loved our holiday.”

    Mrs Gudgion, Bedford, December 2014

    • “It was such a pleasure to see how nice and spacious the cottage was on arrival. It is beautifully designed and the bed sheets were freshly washed and smelled wonderful which was a bonus. The owner has been very kind and thoughtful in providing everything we needed, it felt like a home from home, and not a self catering. The countryside and the animals was also a bonus with donkeys, cats, sheep and cows just outside the front door. Will definitely be returning to this property. My whole family enjoyed their stay. Wonderful property for the whole family.”

    Miss Harambasic, Glasgow, December 2014

    • “A unique property with everything you could possibly want, and a very helpful and friendly owner.”

    Mrs Staplehurst, Banstead, June 2014

    • “The owner is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The house is lovely, with very nice views and is very clean. It's very well placed for visiting the south-west of the Lake District: under 1 hour's drive to the start of the walk to Scafell Pike and plenty of other beautiful hikes. There are also very nice mountain walks almost from the doorstep. Beautiful huge beaches. This is an (undeservedly) under-rated part of the Lake District.”

    Mrs Schuster, Hitchin, June 2014

    • “This is a wonderful cottage, very well equipped, spacious, comfortable and clean with lovely views. It is set in beautiful surroundings and the owner is helpful and friendly.”

    Mrs Harker, Chester Le Street, April 2014

    • “Had an absolutely excellent stay at the Tower Cottage. Would definitely go back again.”

    Mrs Davies, Llandovery, February 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. Views of Black Combe, Whicham Valley and Lacra Hill can be seen from the hamlet, 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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