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Millom, Cumbria, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1000307)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Poor first impression gate hanging off hinge, weeds in flower pots and on entry to private outside space."

    Poor layout part of property has been taken from owners house, can hear people talking. Fridge is in the understairs cupboard which is in the owners part of the property, although door is blocked off it felt uncomfortable. Dvd in lounge had no remote control. The kitchen needs new utensils especially sharpe knifes. The powder drawer in the washer was congealed with fabric conditioner and didn't work properly. There were no instructions on how to use any of the appliances. No instructions were given about which bins to use or where to put recycling. But by far the worst part of the property is the downstairs bathroom, the shower is in desperate need of replacing the lack of warm water was a huge issue. The toilet flush also needs replacing. The window blinds have seen better days and the lounge curtains look like they belong in down market student digs. The heating is part of the main house heating system so you have no say in when you have it on which isn't ideal. On the plus side the property was clean and the welcome pack was a nice touch I know this property doesn't cost a fortune and I wasn't expecting 5* accommodation but the property was disappointing and I wouldn't stay again

    We are sorry the property was not you were looking for. The property is currently closed for maintenance and is having a brand new bathroom installed Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleSep 2021

  • "We found this to be an ideal location to explore the Cumbria Coastal Way."

    The property had everything we needed for our 7 night stay. The very friendly and helpful owners live next door.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "I think that the attached cottage, Marigold, appears to be rather tired."

    It could do with a general spruce up. Some of the cooking utensils eg knives, need replacing. The shower is warm only, not hot: I think that this needs attention. On a positive note, parking is good. The location is good for visiting nearby coastal areas and the western lakes.

    Reviewed by AllanAug 2021

  • "The cottage is in a good location if you are travelling by train."

    The accommodation is homely and comfortable and the owner was easily contactable if there were any issues.The details do not show that the bathroom is on the ground floor and the back outside space is very claustrophobic. The kitchen is well equipped but would benefit from a dishwasher particularly as it was difficult to find places to eat out.

    Reviewed by JayJul 2021

  • "Marigold is a nice place."

    House owner is helpful and provided prompt response whenever we seeking help. Although the hot water supply is good, if the shower can provide steady hot water for bathing, there will be perfect and sure I will return again.

    Reviewed by Siu Man SimonJul 2021

  • "Sykes cottages are scamming people by falsely advertising."

    They advertised pictures of a hot tub and left up multiple reviews praising the hot tub even though the owners had made them aware, multiple times, that the hot tub had been removed. We were not the first people to be scammed by this advert and was the only reason why my partner and I decided to stay here; booked for 1 week in June but ended up leaving early. Thank you for finally changing the pictures that now represent the truth and for taking down the multiples reviews praising the hot tub. It is a shame that this was only done after I had complained, even though others before me had done also. I have already lost £608 for a get away that was cut short due to false advertising and have not been compensated. Offering me £100 does not cut it- you have profited £1000's due to your deception. Utterly disappointed and would not recommend Sykes.

    Reviewed by NiamhJun 2021

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "We all had a lovely stay at the Marigold!"

    We loved the hot tub and great living space for our games night.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "Lovely clean comfortable private place would defo stay again."

    Top hosts very helpful nothing to much for them. Can't wait to.go again

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Would have loved to have a bathroom on the 1st floor but the it was perfect otherwise."

    Reviewed by AngelAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owners where very polite and helpful."

    This was the 2nd time we have booked here and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "Relaxing and quiet stay"

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2020

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break at Marigold cottage, owners left welcome pack and were very friendly and happy to help if needed but didn’t intrude."

    Millom is a quiet town with a couple of good friendly pubs serving food, walkable to coast and a good train service to go further afield - then come back and relax in hot tub - was one of the most relaxing holidays I’ve had in a while, what more can you ask for?

    Reviewed by MavisAug 2019

  • "Very nice relaxing holiday, it was a pleasure to relax in the hot tub after a day walking."

    Upon arrival there was a nice welcome pack waiting for us including a bottle of wine. The local pub is just round the corner and has real ales whilst serving wonderful food, Sunday lunch was great.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage."

    The owners could not do enough to help. Friendly. Welcome gifts on arrival. Even an easter egg for my daughter. Cottage had everything we needed. Will definetley be going back. Could not recommend enough.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

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The property

Marigold is a cottage attavched to the owner's home, enjoying the southern fringes of the Lake District National Park, in the heart of Millom.

This centrally-located cottage is situated close to useful amenities, sandy beaches and many attractions for those looking for a holiday full of activity or simply wanting to relax.

The kitchen is compact, yet offers all your need to dish up a hearty meal after a walk along the coast.

Unwind on one of the sofas in the lounge and warm your toes on a cool winter's night in front of the fire.

The wall-mounted TV can provide some entertainment, or simply sit with your loved ones and catch up on the day's adventures.

The dining table is set for four and upstairs the bedrooms are pleasantly arranged as a double and a twin.

You have ample storage space to stow away your belongings and a bright shower room assisting you each morning and evening.

Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine on the front patio and even a spot of alfresco dining on a warm summer's evening.

A short stroll away is the train station at Millom, which connects to all major destinations, so leave the car behind and journey on an adventure through the Lake District.

Muncaster Castle offers a lovely family day out just 15 miles away.

From here, you can take the miniature railway from Ravenglass, known locally as the La'al Ratty, and travel 7 miles to the village of Boot, near the The Wrynose Pass.

Barrow, Whitehaven and Workington are all within a 40-minute drive, boasting shops, restaurants, dock museums and attractions.

Haverigg and its beach is one mile away, with various activities such as water skiing and banana boating, and you can stop off for refreshments and light bites at the ski bar or the locally appraised Herdwicks restaurant/cafe.

Also within Haverigg, located by the beach is a park, tennis court, cafe and swimming pool.

Further afield, you can discover mountain biking at Grizedale, boat trips of lake Windermere and even climb Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

This delightful getaway offers just the break you need.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden at front with patio and furniture
  • Enclosed garden at rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles
  • Train station 0.3 miles

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About the location


Broughton-in-Furness 7.4 miles; Ambleside 23.8 miles

This small coastal town on the southern edges of the Lake District National Park frames the northern shores of the estuary leading to the River Duddon. Millom Museum offers an insight to its past, with a reconstruction of a drift mine lending a nod to its iron and steel works. There is also a statue in the town centre, commemorating the iron industry, depicting 'The Scutcher' who stopped the iron ore tubs with and iron bar and his own strength. This town was also home to writer Norman Nicholson, who has a stained glass window in St. George's Church dedicated to his memory, while the strange 'fish' window in the Holy Trinity Church is also worth a visit. Discover the remains of Millom Castle and travel to nearby Haverigg, with its Blue Flag beach, a restored lighthouse and children's adventure play areas, for the ideal family day out. Also find the 7 tonne sculpture ‘Escape to Light’ positioned near to the Haverigg Inshore Rescue station, constructed by Josefina de Vasconcellos to pay tribute to the Inshore Rescue Teams in the UK. Other attractions in the region include the South Lakes Safari Zoo, Black Combe for walks with stunning views and Sandscale Haws, a National Nature Reserve with an outstanding dune habitat supporting a plethora of wildlife. Further afield are the delightful towns and villages of the Lakes District such as Grizedale, Ambleside and Windermere, not forgetting the abundant walking and cycling opportunities in the area. Enjoy an adventurous break in Cumbria.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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